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Destiny Forum » General Discussion » Hype Meter Manipulation??

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  Wellspring

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Joined: 6/02/09
Posts: 97

 
OP  8/22/13 6:57:21 PM#1

PLEASE NOTE: Manipulation of the hype-meter will result in the reset and disabling of this game's ratings. Examples of manipulation include (but are not limited to): creating multiple accounts in order to drive up the rating, developers encouraging fans to vote the rating to a specific number, and the offering of incentives for fans to vote up the rating (such as in-game rewards).

 

Anyone else suspect this game of foul play regarding the hype meter? Over night this game has a 9.6 hype rating, and every other of the 7 games drop by a solid point. EQN was at 8.6 yesterday. Final Fantasy XIV was at about 8.2 iirc.

Anyways, this seems a little suspicious to me. A game no one has hardly heard of, gets a rating much higher than EQN ever did (and EQN had some major hype going into the reveal).

  Drakephire

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Joined: 4/02/13
Posts: 352

8/22/13 7:02:59 PM#2
Already sent a message to site admins about this. A total of 21 people have rated the hype and somehow it gains top spot?
  apocoluster

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Joined: 4/15/07
Posts: 1290

\m/,

8/22/13 7:04:17 PM#3
What is the issue if it is manipulated?   I fail to see the problem. 

No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  TheBigDRC

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Joined: 7/17/12
Posts: 160

I popped too many blood vessels to give a damn anymore.

8/22/13 7:06:49 PM#4

Bungie doing a bit of hype charging. Their game wasn't high on the list and it made them mad.

. . . I don't know, but it does seem suspect, doesn't it?

You know what's fun about chaos? I do, but I won't tell.

  sholo635

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Joined: 9/04/12
Posts: 12

8/22/13 7:11:02 PM#5
There's only 26 vote it's normal...
  zellmer

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Joined: 8/30/09
Posts: 433

8/22/13 7:13:34 PM#6

Oh, they're perfectly okay with it..

Especially when a F2P game does something like "Hey guys, vote for our game as the best at MMORPG and we'll give rewards!" during the "Vote on the best of the year" things the site does..

Sad but true..

 

  Gravarg

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Joined: 8/24/06
Posts: 3031

8/22/13 7:14:51 PM#7
I don't get how you can be so hyped about a game you know almost nothing about hehe.

Best Game Ever? Highest game rated on Metacritic!

  GrayKodiak

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Joined: 11/15/12
Posts: 576

8/22/13 7:20:37 PM#8

Yea there was probably some manipulation going on,

 

but who cares...the hype meter has never been an indication of anything.