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MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle



  • You're all welcome ;)
    Even if time is short it's always worth a quick gameplay ;)
    Maybe we can extend to 2 weeks term to play - I know it's sometimes a bit difficult to find some time. But like @IanDaemon said, the MAME RoW is cool for finding some arcade nuggets.



  • @cyperghost Yeah, Monday to Wednesday is tough when there's so much "life" happening. Well, I guess the time limit is OK since it's only for voting. We can always post screenshots at any time...in any thread. (It's not like the threads are locked, thank goodness.)



  • @IanDaemon I actually saw this like a weekly event, a season pass. :D There are some games I am interested in to play and share, maybe we should look around whats available. Especially for those who missed the older one.



  • @thelostsoul Having this being a weekly thing is cool too. I guess then people shouldn't be surprised with low involvement on a week-to-week basis throughout the year.



  • Well I've already made the collection of the MAME ROWs available.



  • @cyperghost Yeah, that list is just the "winners" though. I'm just curious to check out all the titles. I guess I could just go through the 2003 romset, but this is more fun.



  • Sorry guys, totally missed this week. Does anyone else want to take over posting these? It seems like interest in MAME ROW has died down a lot lately.



  • @obsidianspider

    Sorry guys, totally missed this week.

    That is not a problem.

    Does anyone else want to take over posting these?

    I just can speak for myself and I would try to change the rules.
    And to extend to 2 weeks. Maybe this would help to keep some more people to take part. It's not a big thing to vote for a game, but I have only some time for a quick game during the WEs. So it might help to extend this period.

    I think the choice of 1 out of 3 is okay, maybe 1 out of 5 would be better.

    It seems like interest in MAME ROW has died down a lot lately.

    Yes seems so but I don't know the reason. There are still some votes made but sadly no contribution is done. It's a bit irtating indeed.

    I think it's your turn alone to say ... "it was a fine time thanks and goodbye" or to take over again and keep this thing alive - maybe with some slight changes in rules. Use the force @obsidianspider ;)



  • @cyperghost said in MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle:

    I think the choice of 1 out of 3 is okay, maybe 1 out of 5 would be better.

    Wouldn't that lead to a lot of ties?

    Yes seems so but I don't know the reason. There are still some votes made but sadly no contribution is done. It's a bit irtating indeed.

    Maybe the downturn in activity is due to the nicer weather and outdoor activities? Why would it be irritating?



  • @IanDaemon said in MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle:

    Why would it be irritating?

    Mainly because it's a matter of "why am I doing this if no one is bothering to participate?"

    I'll try to remember for next week. Thanks guys. Let's at least get to 150. :)



  • @obsidianspider I would be a bit unhappy if this stops, I can understand you, why would you "host" this, if no one is using it. On my personal side, its only a phase. Also I look every week for the games and lately games not installed on my "system" are "chosen". I mostly participate on games I already have in my collection, with exceptions.



  • I too, check every week to see what’s on offer. I don’t always vote, I’ll admit I seldom post scores or feedback, but I do enjoy having a go. I wouldn’t be surprised if you stopped, but I’d miss it :)



  • I'm here every week.
    There's just a lot of arcade games that doesn't really have my interest.
    On the other hand, some of my best memories with my arcade cab is battling some of the classic games on Mame ROW.

    I suggest the following:

    • A round every two weeks would be fine.
    • Instead of voting between 3 games, make it 5.
    • If some games get a lot of votes, but doesn't win, it automatically qualifies to next round

    The above would
    a: lower the workload on you @obsidianspider
    b: probably get more interesting games pr. round
    c: withhold games of interest, which will draw interest to next round already



  • I have a different idea, just a brainstorming. What do you think?:

    • 3 (or 4) games are chosen randomly and 1 game is added from previous vote.
    • Let's play all 4 (or 5) games and post scores, everyone can decide what they want to play.
    • At the end of the week, we vote which game should make it to next week.

    Instead voting which game to play, everyone plays what he wants and the game we liked most would make it to next week. In case the next selection of new games are not good, we have the option to play at least our last winner again. This could last 2 weeks (or monthly?) and we are not stuck with a single game to play.



  • I'm all for changing the rules, but adding more games will make it more work, not less.

    If we want to carry something over or whatever, that's fine. I'm just the facilitator, I don't make the rules, this is a community thing. :)



  • @obsidianspider
    My suggestion would be.
    There is time for a vote from Sunday to Thursday. The round takes place over two weekends.

    Number: 5 out of 1 sounds reasonable, if you prefer 3 out of 1 that's okay too. I always saw the MAME RoW as a possibility to discover unknown games. Personally 3 are almost too few for me and the probability increases that no really good game titles are included.



  • @obsidianspider Yes, more games will make more work, but not if the time period is also increased. So its a tradeoff, longer periods with more content or more frequently with less content. As said, just brainstorming here. :-) Maybe we could vote for this. LOL



  • Let's discuss the future of MAME ROW in this thread where I've also created a poll with the options listed above.



  • @thelostsoul said in MAME ROW #139 - Kitten Kaboodle:

    Maybe we could vote for this. LOL

    We could vote on how we'd like to vote. I like it. And as it happened, we did and I did.



  • MAME ROW #140 is live



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