Week Five - Monday: Opening Shift Good morning everyone! Before we start your opening shift, I'd like to re-evaluate your reputation based on your choices and the audience's opinions of the game thus far: REPUTATION CHANGES: Alfze: +1 (+2) Celever: +1 (-1) EurekaTingz: +1 (+4) Jadethepokemontrainer: +2 (+4) Vom: -2 (-4) REPUTATION: Alfze: +2 | Celever: -1 | Ephemera: 0 | Fiery_Lugia: 0 EurekaTingz: +4 | Jadethepokemontrainer: +4 | mirdo: -1 | Vom: -4 Some of you seem to be climbing very high or low down the ladder! Continue even further and maybe we'll get to see some... interesting things happen? Now that you know your current reputation scores, let's start your next shift! COMPETITION: Today you'll be serving... a Popularity Showdown! REGULATIONS: Every currently participating houseguest (which means everyone excluding Jade as previous HoH) will be voting on who they want to be this week's Head of Household! You've all had discussions and interactions with the rest of the house, I'm sure, so this is the opportunity to really show where your vote lies and display your thinking to your wonderful audience! In order to win this competition, you must make a case for yourself as to why you believe you (or someone else!) should be this week's winner. Make arguments, make your voice heard, sell yourself, debate and shut down your opposition and create a following! Your first forum-based competition isn't without twists, however! Your alliance chats have now been locked, and anyone sending messages between them will receive harsh punishment. Discussion in any alliance chats is NOT allowed for this competition! As well, the competition is not just about votes, it's also about creating the strongest reasoning and arguments for what you believe in. The better your arguments are deemed by the house, the more likely they are to follow you, and by extent, your popularity grows. You may have more votes, but blind votes are less valuable than being voted for due to a solid belief and reason. A submission for this competition must be a public post in this thread directly stating who you are voting for. Make sure that it's clear without a doubt who you're voting for, ex. I'm voting for Violet and you may not vote for yourself. If you are undecided or your intention is not clear, I will not take it as a submission. You will be reminded 24 hours prior to the deadline about who I have not considered a submission from. After that point, I will not check in with you and I expect to have a submission by deadline. You MUST be part of discussion at least once in this competition, meaning actual, valued discussion or opinions. Reputation penalties for not submitting will be much harsher during this competition. You must be showing active and interest in discussion in order to prevent facing reputation penalties. And yes, simply posting once with something low-effort will still result in penalties. You're in the Final 8 and have been with me for several weeks now. I expect to see your commitment to this game now that we've hit the jury phase! You have until December 5th at 2:00PM PST to submit for this competition! This gives you 72 hours. A reminder that I'm open to discussion about how long competitions should last, especially at later stages in the game where the competition gets tighter! Any reductions in time limits will be based on the house's opinions of a fair length. Your Reputation Bonus is not 5% of what I earned playing this game for each point of reputation you have, since this game does not use concrete scoring like other flash games. Instead, your reputation may add votes in your favour in the case of ties! If there is a tie, the houseguest with the highest reputation will be claimed the winner, and if their reputation is equal, well, we leave it to a duel of course! (Yes, I did want to make it an extra vote for each point, but let's be real. It'd be an unfair free HoH for Flour, and there's no way I'd do that just based off reputation.) REPUTATION: Alfze: +2 | Celever: -1 | Ephemera: 0 | Fiery_Lugia: 0 EurekaTingz: +4 | Jadethepokemontrainer: +4 | mirdo: -1 | Vom: -4 WARNINGS: A reminder to all workers that not appearing for your shift will considerably lower your reputation. Several instances of absence will result in being fired, subject to your workplace rules.