Game Heroes Voting Update

Community News - Voting for round 1b ends tomorrow. P

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UPDATE: Voting for round 1b ends tomorrow. Please refer the counter and not the bracket standing.

Here is a quote from one of the staff members found in this the forums earlier today

Sherwinb wrote:

Unfortunately we did erroneously close the voting for Round 1b which is not suppose to happen until tomorrow. We apologize for this error and have reopened the polls so that voting can continue until noon tomorrow, 9/8.

We're still working on clearing up the results for Round 1b on both the official standings as well as individual user brackets but hope to have that resolved soon. We assure you though that if any of the battle results change between now and tomorrow at noon we will certainly have those updated results indicated in both areas. Again, we apologize for this mix-up.

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Hey there,

We apologize for the delays in responding. We've been doing a lot of moderation clean-up in the community over the past three days. We do want to remind everyone that we want these game heroes features to be clean of vulgar, flaming and other offensive conduct. Please continue to report abuse that does not comply with the Terms of Use agreement. The more of you who report the conduct, the faster we will be able to have it removed.

It is important to understand that we have a zero tolerance of cheating for the All-Time Greatest Game Heroes competition polls. We take this seriously and did research months prior to the competition kicking off to ensure we have a system in place to support a fair voting system. We're constantly monitoring the voting to keep things fair.

Our investigations all last week and this weekend show no indication of abuse with ballot stufing. This means that we need you all to stand up for your game heroes. Tell your friends who have not taken the time to vote. You all have a chance to continue to vote until tomorrow so get them in today!

We are dealing with a world-wide voting poll so we expect the finals to display what the entire world decides as the All-Time Greatest Game Heroes. You all can make difference. GAME ON!

We appreciate everyone's patience and enthusiasm for the competition.

Jody Robinson and Ricardo Torres

Discussion

35 comments
melisa06
melisa06

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princecaspian38
princecaspian38

i voted in round 2 of the all time hero,s tourney and i will vote in the story 16.

melisa06
melisa06

I dont know how to vote either: ) sesli sohbet sesli chat

mmm94
mmm94

can someone tell me how to vote?

Bane_v2
Bane_v2

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majoras_wrath
majoras_wrath

based on the recent "vote-rigging" of fairly major polls on sites like Time through the use of scripts, I'd say it is highly plausible that the same is happening here. don't get me wrong, I voted for B&B as well, but I really hope you guys aren't be fooled by a bunch of internet punks.

dekuskrub
dekuskrub

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ChrisSpartan117
ChrisSpartan117

I want you guys to investigate about glitching, because I heard so many complaints about people voting for MC and instead the system said they voted for B&B.

Chyaku
Chyaku

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PlzDuntBanMe
PlzDuntBanMe

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OracleXIII
OracleXIII

it's just like game of the year and stuff like that. in the end nobody's favorite wins. it's really not something to get upset about, it's just a game, we do it for fun, it's not like the result of this competition will make anything happen. relax people, if you think Master Chief is the greatest hero in the history of video games that's as valid as the outcome of this game. If it's MC for you than that's it, he is the greatest game hero. Cuz in the end it's only your opinion that matters.

Chyaku
Chyaku

So let me get this straight, you guys are upset because your hero had lost? How exactly is that rigged, the whole thing was about voting, was it not? So people decided to vote against your hero, and he / she lost, get over it. It's just the internet, seriously.

megagood
megagood

It all depends on what you consider "rigging." If we are talking about users communicating and banding together to push a certain contest/hero, that is within their right and we will not stop them. If we are talking about fraudulent script-generated voting, we are still highly confident that this is not happening on a scale large enough to impact outcomes. I'd rather Master Chief not lose, but if the Bub & Bob (or anti-Master Chief) voters were more successful at getting out the vote, they deserve to win.

Bane_v2
Bane_v2

"Our investigations all last week and this weekend show no indication of abuse with ballot stufing." You must be kidding. That statement smells of trying to save face because you don't want to admit the voting was compromised which would invalidate the competition and all the work that went into it. Well, that statement doesn't change my opinion that the remainder of this competition is now irrelevant because of this. Nice job.

Dracula68
Dracula68 moderator staff

I gotta agree with the users who know there IS vote rigging and I am NOT speaking on behalf of GS staff. I am a normal user here like the rest of you.

ClayMeow
ClayMeow

Great post, Jody. I knew you guys had anti-cheating methods in place and were/are watching the voting very closely. I wish people will realize that external campaigning was not only condoned, but encouraged. Although I was not part of the recent "outbreak", there was nothing wrong with the actions of these external sites, so people just have to suck it up if their "beloved hero" is getting toasted. Ce la vie! Nevertheless, I have noticed several...shall we say...immature posts/comments/avatars, and have reported them as I come across them.

majoras_wrath
majoras_wrath

there are certain elements of the internet who have probably broken your voting system. in particular, voting macros repeat voting for bub and bob.

vix
vix

You're kidding about the ballot stuffing right? I mean I don't personally care, it just proves how people suck... But one poll alone has over 100k in votes while others only have 50k at best. Oh yeah, no ballot stuffing going on there...

Jhawk1441
Jhawk1441

I was just wondering if the staff has done anything about the voting glitches that have been happening? Such as going to vote for Earthworm Jim and then it telling you that you voted for Link. Do you know if this will be fixed for the second round?

ioriprime
ioriprime

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OracleXIII
OracleXIII

is this more exciting than the presidential election?

juliano001
juliano001

If round b is not over yet, why are these heroes in my bracket already eliminated? Master chief, Garret, Jade, Pac man, Manny Calavera, Nameless One, JC Denton and Jak & Daxter.

JodyR
JodyR moderator

@Spotty_Bug: It's still game on until tomorrow. Get your friends to vote ASAP.

hank_101
hank_101

Thanks for the update GS. I will be sure to report any misconduct to help you guys out.

Jecht
Jecht

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Jodan77
Jodan77

Thanks for the update Gamespot.

jahnerd
jahnerd

Thank you Jody & Ricardo for taking the time to investigate and post this notice. The rumour and innuendo has been flying thick and fast the last few days but this certainly does clear up some points. GAME ON INDEED!

metroidprimegmr
metroidprimegmr

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Spotty_Bug
Spotty_Bug

:cry: My heroes are loosing! But loving to see all the weird voting! Master Chief loosing to bub and blob or whoever is breaking my bracket! I put Master Chief as the top winner! It'll be fun to see the final result, I'm already surprised sofar!

RealKilla_789
RealKilla_789 moderator

thanks for the update jody & ricardo. i do believe that the system is fair.

jaykho213
jaykho213

Fair voting system, eh? I dunno.. Sounds cheesy.

JodyR
JodyR moderator

UPDATE: Voting for round 1b ends tomorrow. Please refer the counter and not the bracket standing.

Here is a quote from one of the staff members found in this the forums earlier today

[QUOTE="Sherwinb"]

Unfortunately we did erroneously close the voting for Round 1b which is not suppose to happen until tomorrow. We apologize for this error and have reopened the polls so that voting can continue until noon tomorrow, 9/8.We're still working on clearing up the results for Round 1b on both the official standings as well as individual user brackets but hope to have that resolved soon. We assure you though that if any of the battle results change between now and tomorrow at noon we will certainly have those updated results indicated in both areas. Again, we apologize for this mix-up.

[/QUOTE]

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Hey there, We apologize for the delays in responding. We've been doing a lot of moderation clean-up in the community over the past three days. We do want to remind everyone that we want these game heroes features to be clean of vulgar, flaming and other offensive conduct. Please continue to report abuse that does not comply with the Terms of Use agreement. The more of you who report the conduct, the faster we will be able to have it removed. It is important to understand that we have a zero tolerance of cheating for the All-Time Greatest Game Heroes competition polls. We take this seriously and did research months prior to the competition kicking off to ensure we have a system in place to support a fair voting system. We're constantly monitoring the voting to keep things fair. Our investigations all last week and this weekend show no indication of abuse with ballot stufing. This means that we need you all to stand up for your game heroes. Tell your friends who have not taken the time to vote. You all have a chance to continue to vote until tomorrow so get them in today! We are dealing with a world-wide voting poll so we expect the finals to display what the entire world decides as the All-Time Greatest Game Heroes. You all can make difference. GAME ON! We appreciate everyone's patience and enthusiasm for the competition.Jody Robinson and Ricardo Torres