VOG: The Game by Bobby Blackwolf

VOG: The Game Wrapup For June 2012

VOG: The Game Wrapup For June 2012

The first month of VOG: The Game has completed, and it was a very successful beta test of what we're trying to accomplish here to bring you something more than JUST a website that has podcasts and blogs. This is a wrapup of some of the stats from our first month online as well as the final leaderboard tallies.

Some Stats


In the first month:

  • 34 Participants left 338 Comments - that's an average of 6.7 comments per Participant! The top commenter was Auspher with 44, followed by TigerClaw with 37 and act_deft with 28. TravisDonovan and PodCulture round out the top five with 13 Comments each.
  • 26 Participants had 146 Likes on their Comments - that's an average of 5.6 likes per Participant! Auspher once again led the charge with 24 total Likes across all of his Comments, followed by TigerClaw with 17 and act_deft tied with TravisDonovan with 15. Skie rounds out the top five with 10 Likes.
  • 26 Participants left those 146 Likes for others - with the same 5.6 comments liked per Participant! The top Liker was CloverNikon, who liked 21 different Comments, followed by Auspher with 17, and then myself and skie with 12. Salvalus and DarkTetsuya round out the top five with 11 and 10 Likes respectively.
  • 48 Participants checked into at least one live event, with TigerClaw and TravisDonovan checking into all 12 live scheduled events for the month of June. PodCulture and Auspher checked into 11, and DarkTetsuya rounds out the top five with 10 total checkins. The most checked in show was the OLR 10th Anniversary special, with 39 checkins, all of whom were awarded one time Loot of an old couch.
  • 51 pieces of Loot that AREN'T the First Time Visitors Chest, the OLR 10th Anniversary loot, or JimSally's "500 VOG Points" Loot (he didn't get any points) dropped for 18 different Participants , with an average of 2.8 pieces per Participant! Myself, TigerClaw, and TravisDonovan led the charge with 6, bolstered by Loot that drops on a certain condition that I personally will not divulge. Auspher received 5 pieces, and then DigitalFirefly, skie, and act_deft received 4. CloverNikon is the only person who currently owns double loot, as he has two Bullhorns of Awesomeness.
  • Also, as an overall stat, registered users have visited the main website (not the forums) an average of 7.76 days.
It's been a lot of fun for me to watch over the month to see who's participating, how close people are to getting certain pieces of Loot (and dismay when they fail at the last minute to trigger the drop condition) and, overall, seeing people enjoy this aspect of VOG.

What's Next?


In June, we added the gameplay mechanics of Review Responses and Rankings. The announcements were made in the forum, which have the complete rules for participating. In July, we will be introducing the Podcast Checkin feature for select shows. This awards the same amount of points as a Live Checkin, but is geared towards people who listen to the podcasts and are unable to participate live. And, to make things more fair - while Participants who have checked into the live shows will be able to check into the podcast as well (to show their support as well as up the counter on their user profile) - they will NOT receive the points. This eliminates the advantage that our live Participants have over everyone else on the monthly Leaderboard.

We will also be introducing to our content creators the ability for them to award specific Loot that comes attached with Points. This will be used at the discretion of the content creator. An example could possibly be that if you #discodisco on Under Sedation Live, Travis Donovan would be able to award you a #discodiscoball.

There are also other opportunities to get Points - if you design a piece of Loot that is used in a standard fashion, you'll get 2 Points each time it is awarded. "Standard fashion" means during "normal" gameplay of the site, as determined by a GM, and not something specific for a show. Remember that to get credit, you will need to provide ALL three details as outlined in the "Design Loot" thread on the forums, and it should not be an in-joke specific to a particular show on the network. You are more than welcome to send the in-joke Loot, but realize that it won't help you on the Leaderboard.

And Now, The Standings


So, who won in June? Well, it was a tie, but the way the system breaks ties is it looks at who got there first - which means that TigerClaw edged out Auspher by getting to 121 Points first by an hour and a half! TigerClaw's late run was helped by his acquisition of the "Mint Julep" Loot on June 30th, and both checked into Under Sedation Live to stay neck and neck.

But without further ado, the top 30... (excluding VOG staff and content creators)

RankParticipantPoints
1TigerClaw121
2Auspher121
3act_deft94
4DarkTetsuya80
5I3linder60
6DigitalFirefly59
7Shimapanic56
8dcNate53
9mattcube53
10JimSally49
11Misty48
12Bahska46
13Zeether46
14OrangeRight39
15FifthDream38
16vandalous37
17ObiWanJabronE36
18William_murderface33
19Degenerate Johnny28
20ssj100matt28
21VxJasonxV28
22CloverNikon23
23masteroftheclaw23
24Binary66720
25Havok97820
26ShadowNextGen19
27PkerUNO18
28stirlock18
29techieq18
30Drewnami13

And now, the top 10 for content creators and VOG Staffers...

RankParticipantPoints
1TravisDonovan114
2Bobby Blackwolf86
3skie80
4PodCulture80
5LOKI46
6JessicaHarper44
7puppetfarmer43
8ShaneAlenko34
9giove_dea18
10GGWRob15

July is a brand new month...So get to it!
Bobby Blackwolf is the host of The Bobby Blackwolf Show on the VOG Network, lead developer of the website, and lead GM for VOG: The Game. Follow him on Twitter at @BobbyBlackwolf

VOG: The Game by - 7/1/2012 9:38 AM387 views

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skie
skie
7/1/2012 1:18 PM

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thanks to everyone that participated! thanks bobby for doing all the coding. it's even more jaw-dropping when you consider this site has only been around for a month!!
Burr
Burr
7/1/2012 5:12 PM

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Maybe I'll make the top 30 this month.
TravisDonovan
TravisDonovan
7/1/2012 1:04 PM

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This is more satisfying than winning at MarioKart.
I3linder
I3linder
7/2/2012 3:14 PM

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I love the checkin feature. I am always downloading shows to my PS3 so I can listen to them in LBP2 create mode, and The Show
TigerClaw
TigerClaw
7/1/2012 11:20 AM

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Awesome! Manage to stay in 1st. :)
DarkTetsuya
DarkTetsuya
7/1/2012 11:32 AM

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woot I'm in the High Five (ready player one reference... seriously go read it :P)

And on the #discodisco thing he should probably only award it on nights that it actually takes place (like how it didn't last night :( )

Also I might try designing some more loot, this time with a complete description and everything (and I don't think these will be in-joke related)
skie
skie
7/1/2012 1:16 PM

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i can understand travis not wanting to do the discodisco every night... it's the same reason we don't do match game and listless every week... you don't want it to get old. it's USL, there will be a hilarious new inside joke soon ;)
Bobby Blackwolf
Bobby Blackwolf
7/1/2012 4:12 PM

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It was also an example. He'll also be able to just give Donovan Fun Bucks to anyone who actually dares to call in if he wants to.
DarkTetsuya
DarkTetsuya
7/1/2012 5:17 PM

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ohhh yeah forgot about that! yeah I can tell you guys are gonna have a lot of fun with this :P
DigitalFirefly
DigitalFirefly
7/1/2012 11:53 AM

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Woo 6th place!!!
act_deft
act_deft
7/1/2012 12:57 PM

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Third place. Awesome!
Auspher
Auspher
7/1/2012 3:07 PM

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Dang...edged out after holding the lead so long. :(

Oh well, good game!
VxJasonxV
VxJasonxV
7/1/2012 5:11 PM

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I'm twenty-one! I'm twenty-one!
VxJasonxV
VxJasonxV
7/1/2012 5:12 PM

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Ugh, I wish I were still 21.

(Well, sometimes...)
vandalous
vandalous
7/1/2012 5:12 PM

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Neato!
TigerClaw
TigerClaw
7/1/2012 6:14 PM

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I'll miss 1 week this month since I'll be out of town next week, But will be able to use the podcast check in feature at some point to catch up on the shows.
Misty
Misty
7/4/2012 5:07 PM

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Wow, 11th. I'll take what I can get, heh
TravisDonovan
TravisDonovan
7/1/2012 11:15 AM

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W00t!!! Top of the On Air boards!!! In your face Rob!!!
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