Active Big Brother 8: Friends and Enemies - Hosted by NinjaPenguin

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  1. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Head of Household
    As the season progresses, the game may start to feel a bit crazy, taking you through sharp twists and turns as you try to avoid obstacles to your victory. And for this competition, we'll test you at exactly that. This week's Head of Household competition is...
    Crazy Taxi!
    This is the third time Crazy Taxi has appeared in a competition. In both BB2's Week 2 Power of Veto competition and BB7's Week 1 Head of Household competition, it was won by Mirdo, with scores of 67,308 and 72,214 respectively.

    You have until March 26th at 6:00PM EST to submit for this competition! This gives you 47.75 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.
    A reminder that you must include two forms of documentation (e.g. your name, a Pokebeach tab, etc.) to prove the score was yours in your submission! As long as it's visible on-screen, drawn on or in something like a Notepad app, etc. that's perfectly fine. All submissions must be made to the host in PokeBeach PMs, or in Discord DMs, and you will be notified if your submission is valid, or invalid.
    Discussion in any alliance chats is allowed for this competition! This competition is Full Throwing Available, and the top three scores will be revealed for it.
    As outgoing Head of Household, Mirdo is ineligible to play in this competition.​
     


  2. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Head of Household Results
    1st Place: @Nature Girl Mae with 70,786 points
    2nd Place: @Brave Vesperia with 67,883 points
    3rd Place: @Lord o da rings with 64,139 points

    Congratulations to Mae on becoming Head of Household!
    Mae, you have 24 hours, or until March 27th at 6:00PM EST, to post your two nominations in thread.​
     
  3. Nature Girl Mae Aspiring Trainer
    Nature Girl Mae

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    Okay, I have spent a long time considering what to do and I think I have made the right choice. This was a hard choice to make and I didn't really think I would win HoH this week, so please understand my nominations and feel free to talk to me about them.

    Okay, here are my nominations:

    the first person I am nominating is...
    Lily

    the second person I am nominating is...
    Brave

    Thank you and good luck in the veto competition...
     
  4. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Power of Veto
    One of the most important skills in Big Brother is accurately viewing your own skills, strengths, and weaknesses. And for this competition, estimating your capabilities will be crucial. This week's Power of Veto competition is...
    Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better!

    For this competition, you will all be given 30 minutes to play a flash game which you have never played before. This game is a chaotic infinite runner and requires a computer (and preferably a mouse) to play it. The trick? You'll have to predict a score you'll be able to beat in advance. Here are some examples of typical scores after 30 minutes in this game:
    Ephemera scored 1,041,760 points
    Celever scored 1,002,015 points
    Hermes scored 238,395 points

    For the first stage of this competition, you will all bet your scores. After this is done, you will then be given the chance to play the game. If you manage to beat the score you bet, your score in this competition will be the score you bet. However, if you fail to beat the score you bet, your score for this competition will be 0. The winner of this competition will thus be the player with the highest bet who managed to beat that bet (if everyone fails to beat their bet, the player who bet the lowest score will win the Power of Veto).
    If you are confused about how this works, please don't hesitate to ask me.

    Participants:
    Head of Household: @Nature Girl Mae
    Nominee: @Fiery_Lugia
    Nominee: @Brave Vesperia
    Random Draw: @EurekaTingz
    Random Draw: @mirdo
    Random Draw: @MCGRaven

    You have until March 27th at 6:00PM EST to submit a bet for your score for the first phase of this competition! This gives you 6.5 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/extensions in time limits will be based on the house's opinions of a fair length.
    Discussion in any alliance chats is allowed for this competition, but you may not talk about this competition in any way! Do not talk about the scores you are betting until the first phase of the competition is over, and until everyone has played, do not talk about the flash game itself, do not talk about how hard this was, do not talk about if you beat your score or not. This competition is Score Throwing Available, though all that will be revealed is everyone's bets after the first phase of the competition and who succeeded/failed at meeting the score they bet.​
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 8:47 AM
  5. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Power of Veto Part 2
    Bets:

    Brave: 1,250,000 points
    Mirdo: 1,111,111 points
    Mae: 900,000 points
    Raven: 754,892 points
    Lily: 600,000 points
    Flour: 200,000 points​

    You have until March 28th at 7:00PM EST to schedule a time for you to play the game and actually play it (if you need more time due to scheduling problems, please just let me know this isn't an exact deadline)! This gives you 22.5 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/extensions in time limits will be based on the house's opinions of a fair length.
    Discussion in any alliance chats is allowed for this competition, but you may not talk about this competition in any way! You may talk about the scores you bet now that the first phase of the competition is over, but until everyone has played, do not talk about the flash game itself, do not talk about how hard this was, do not talk about if you beat your score or not. This competition is Score Throwing Available, though all that will be revealed is everyone's bets after the first phase of the competition and who succeeded/failed at meeting the score they bet.​
     
  6. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Power of Veto Results
    Mae and FL succeeded at meeting their bets, while the other four players were unsuccessful in meeting theirs. This means that the final standings for this competition are:
    1st Place: @Nature Girl Mae with 900,000 points
    2nd Place: @Fiery_Lugia with 600,000 points
    3rd Place: @Brave Vesperia, @mirdo, @MCGRaven, and @EurekaTingz with 0 points

    Congratulations to Mae for winning the Power of Veto!
    Mae, you have 24 hours, or until March 29th at 6:00PM EST, to either use the veto on a nominee or discard the veto. Then, if it is used, Mae and the winner of the Backdoor Blockade, if any, will have 16 hours or the remainder of that time, whichever one is longer, to privately name a replacement nominee and decide whether or not they want to use the Backdoor Blockade respectively.​
     
  7. Nature Girl Mae Aspiring Trainer
    Nature Girl Mae

    Member

    Okay, I have made my decision. My apologies for taking so long to make it. I will be using the veto on Lily.
     
  8. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Week 5: Announcement
    Let’s get straight to the point. @Nature Girl Mae has been removed from the game for cheating. She accessed her brother Jade’s Discord account in order to view the audience chat and used knowledge gained there in her decision making, including (but not necessarily limited to) her decisions for nominations, Power of Veto usage, and performance in the Power of Veto competition. Why do we think this? Let’s talk about it:
    For various reasons, at the beginning of this week, some of us members of the audience chat began to grow suspicious that Mae had been using the audience chat to gain information. Because of this, we began to feed false information to the chat and developed a plan she should take that was clearly suboptimal for her game, in an attempt to ascertain if she was using this outside influence.
    Of course, the result was that Mae did almost every single thing we suggested in the chat that she do, despite it quite often being harmful to her game and not keeping with what her plans for the week seemingly were earlier in the week. We justified these suggested moves with apparently convincing logic in order to ensure she took the bait; she was not following us blindly, but truly believed that the privileged information that the audience had allowed us to craft great plays for her game. In her DR, she transitioned to having certain plans always directly (within a few hours) after they were discussed in the audience chat. In her alliance chats, she used the same points of discussion we had mentioned she should. This was not one mere coincidence, but a series of multiple actions taken exactly as mentioned in the audience chat. Players shifted between being allies and targets for her game seemingly inexplicably, but in the ways that the audience advised despite it being bad and unintuitive plays for her to make.
    Additionally, her score in this week’s Power of Veto competition was influenced by this cheating. Her score of 2,505,085 was a score which we believe was not achievable unless you used a certain strategy which was discussed in the audience chat (the link to the game was also there, so she may have gotten extra time to play). Oh and of course there’s the fact that when Jade looked at the computer, the screenshot of her score was from before she was sent the link to the competition by me. Screenshots of that below:
    Her score screenshot, courtesy of Jade. Notice that the score was taken at 10:47 AM EST:
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    Me sending Mae the link. Notice that I sent this at 11:53 AM EST:
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    Clearly, she had knowledge of the competition before it began.

    Even without the screenshot, the evidence at this point was far too great to be explained by mere coincidence. The multitude of plans that Mae did exactly as the audience described, immediately after the audience described them, is too large to be explained by coincidence, and too bad for her game to be explained by good play. The lack of continuity in her plans or logic tying it together makes it clear that this was not a normal thought process. Of course, her score screenshot also provides direct proof of her multifaceted cheating without a shadow of a doubt. Thus, we have made the decision to remove Mae from this game.
    This week will be treated as though Mae was evicted from the game and we will proceed with Week 6 shortly.
    As for the explicit evidence of where Mae used audience chat information to assist her social/strategic game, this will be posted after the game has ended, as it obviously includes information pertinent to the game that can’t be posted right now. This evidence has been approved as sufficient by Vom, the Forum Games moderator.

    FAQ
    How long has this cheating been happening?
    We believe that Mae’s game was likely not influenced greatly by the audience chat on Week 4, and if it was, it had little effect because she didn’t speak much that week. We believe that the explicit influence has been mostly confined to this week of play.
    It may have influenced her performance in the Fibbage competition, but since she didn’t win that, it likely won’t have a huge impact on the game.
    Will Mae be a member of the jury?
    We believe that Mae legitimately earned her spot in the jury, since she could not have gotten info from the audience chat until the jury phase began and Jade was evicted. That being said, she will only be allowed in the jury if every single player left in the game believes she should be allowed there. Otherwise, she will not. Until that decision has been made, Jade has been removed from the audience chat (he can come back if she isn’t in the jury).
    If Mae’s decisions this week were made with this outside information, shouldn’t I repeat it?
    Remember that this week we were feeding the chat false information and giving Mae suboptimal plays so it would be easier to catch her following them. You probably shouldn’t blindly follow her path.
    Was Jade involved in this?
    The answer is that I don’t know. Jade was completely cooperative and actually assisted us in catching her, but it’s certainly in the realm of possibility that Mae could have gotten info directly from him, just as it is feasible Mae could have gotten info using his computer without his knowledge. I would like to think he was not involved in this but I can’t truly be 100% sure.
    What will happen to Mae on a moderation level?
    Quite frankly, I don’t know. I’m not a mod and so all I can do is just stuff involving this game. This will be a matter handled by the mod team, not myself.

    Please feel free to ask me any questions about this and I’ll try to answer this as well as I can. It’s really tough for me to find out someone was cheating in the game I’ve worked on so much, and I’m sure it will be the same for you, but I hope you all stick with it despite this and the ones of us who play honestly can use this as a moral victory at the very least.
    Thanks for your time and thanks to every honest player here who recognizes there is no value in cheating, especially in a game with absolutely no reward for winning,
    NP
     
  9. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

    Member

    Week 6: Head of Household
    I think following this news, what we all need is for a upbeat, distracting game where you can enjoy a fun soundtrack and pulverize some enemies. And so, that's what the competition for this week will be. This week's Head of Household competition is...
    Feed the Beet Plus!

    You may play on any track you'd like.

    You have until April 1st at 6:00PM EST to submit for this competition! This gives you 44.5 hours (I know this is shorter than usual; if you want a deadline extension please ask). 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.
    A reminder that you must include two forms of documentation (e.g. your name, a Pokebeach tab, etc.) to prove the score was yours in your submission! As long as it's visible on-screen, drawn on or in something like a Notepad app, etc. that's perfectly fine. All submissions must be made to the host in PokeBeach PMs, or in Discord DMs, and you will be notified if your submission is valid, or invalid.
    Discussion in any alliance chats is allowed for this competition! This competition is Full Throwing Available, and the top three scores will be revealed for it.​
     

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