(Edited by Evil Ryu (49843), Aug 25, 2006)Re: Two New Faces Among The Top 50
Evil Ryu (49843), Aug 23, 2006
Another Brazilian to join into the All Time Top 50: yes!!! :-D
Brazilians are just a plague, you should know it Ryu...
I'd like to thank my parents for having urged me repeatedly over my childhood to get off the damned computer and stop wasting my time with those video games. Their cunning application of reverse psychology played right into a young man's rebellious streak. This must be like a dream come true for them!
(Edited by chirinea (31388), Aug 25, 2006)Re: Two New Faces Among The Top 50
chirinea (31388), Aug 25, 2006
Hell yeah! Main objective for this year accomplished. Next step, 10.000 points.
I have to say that Pseudo made me mad just the other day. I went into the top 50, but as soon as I got there, he just took my place! =D I had to contribute a little more to regain status, and now look at him: way above me. Things are nothing but easy here... Welcome to the jungle!
Come on, he only has 300 or so more points than you. Just contribute 300 Brazilian alternate titles, and you're done :)~
But I'm running low on alternate titles, Oleg! Brazilian companies have this bad habit of using international titles in their games. Still it is easier to contribute 150 screenshots to get there... =)
The Monica games need their own entries, that's a lot of points if you include screenshots.
(Edited by chirinea (31388), Aug 27, 2006)Re: Two New Faces Among The Top 50
chirinea (31388), Aug 27, 2006
Oh, I'm delaying those since God knows when. Need to stop being lazy.
as soon as I got there, he just took my place! =D I had to contribute a little more to regain status, and now look at him: way above me.
I had a lot of submsisions backed up in the queue -- all at once the logjam broke and I jumped ahead several hundred points. (I was also on a bit of a spree at that point -- painstakingly submitting credits contained in existing screenshots for games which have no credits entered -- but the spree only partially accounts for my tremendous leg up, from 50th to 42nd in no time flat.) (It also doesn't hurt that all of us at the bottom of page one are so relatively close together in score 8)
Congrats to both.
I fear I'll never hit the top 50. I'm running dangerously low on cover art to submit, and I'm still several thousand points away. I may just have to start contributing screenshots... or worse, reviews! *shudder*
Reviews won't bring you many points. Try concentrating on screenshots, that's the easiest way to gain points.
Although Corn Popper somehow managed to outrun us all without submitting screenshots... I think he's using some kind of magic :)
Glancing at Corn Popper's contribution rating, I'd say Credits are the way to go.
Yeah Gonchi, it is just like Oleg said, screenshots are the easiest way. I use to say that "screen-shooters" are just like "campers" in Counter-Strike: hated for using the easiest way of "gaining points".
When I began contributing some cover art nine months ago, I thought the same: I'll never hit the top 50. Now I'm 53rd and only a few points away.
You should start making screenshots and you will find yourself in the Top 50 soon.
I think every contributor has such doubts :) I also never imagined I would hit Top 25 back in 2001. I needed 1400 points to get there, and it seemed so much... And now look where I am ;)
I fear I'll never hit the top 50.
There are many ways to get points from a given game, and my experience is that the greatest haul is got from making complete new game submissions: coming up with descriptions and (especially) release date information can be a pain but it gives you exclusive first crack at all sorts of subsidiary point-generation -- new platforms, patch dates, cover art, screenshots, credits, hints, relevant site, tech specs... and even tangential things like company logos and developer websites. On their own they're all trifles, but like fingers together they form a fist that packs a walloping punch. Of points.
Having trouble finding new games to submit? Our coverage of foreign-language software is scantier than expensive lingerie, and there are always a dozen shareware clones of any given game demanding representation. If worst comes to worst, you can easily spend an afternoon submitting IMDB profile links to movie stars and Wikipedia links to historical figures name-checked in the Moby developers' database.