New feature alert - avatar bets

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DoTheMMAth
2/6/09 8:50:24AM
Check the sub-navigation up top when in the MMA Forums or My Playground and you will see a new link: Avatar Bets.

You may have 1 avatar bet per primary league event. The winner of the bet controls the avatar of the loser up until the next primary league event takes place. The loser is unable to control their avatar.

Standard forum code of conduct rules apply when setting someone else's avatar; no porn, etc, etc. You may need to hit refresh to see an updated avatar.

Should you encounter any bugs or glitches, please PM them to me.
DCRage
2/6/09 8:54:19AM
Totally awesome, dude! And in time for tomorrow's event...seriously, though, at first glance this looks like a great new feature.
emfleek
2/6/09 9:14:43AM
Bitchin!

Thanks for putting in the time to constantly improve the site!
Twenty20Dollars
2/6/09 9:37:25AM
That's pretty frickin cool.
Aaronno9
2/6/09 11:11:29AM
Sweet.
breakdown5
2/6/09 11:12:16AM
So this will put an end to people flaking out on their bets like little girls...nice.
Darnok
2/6/09 1:36:56PM
Freakin Awesome man. Good job
bojangalz
2/6/09 2:23:22PM
This is agreat first step for official avatar bets...The only thing that I can see improving is the ability to propose bets through an "open bet forum". It would work much like it already does on the forum boards, with the exception of using the new interface.

It would be nice to leave the "Bet Recipient" box empty and have the bet posted to a avatar bets dedicated forum. That way you won't have to seek out an opponent, the av bet forum could be one-stop-shopping. You can go there to either post a bet, or accept one which is already up.

The only other thing that would be nice is the ability to change the time table for individual bets. There are some times when UFC doesn't hold events for three-four weeks. And other times when they run events on back to back weekends.

I love what I'm seeing though. This is very nice. Great work guys!

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Wolfenstein
2/6/09 3:02:38PM
That is awesome, great new feature guys!
jiujitsufreak74
2/6/09 3:05:05PM
i am glad to say i just used it

WAR TIBAU
StorminYourman
2/6/09 3:30:36PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74

i am glad to say i just used it

WAR TIBAU


Clementi!!!!!!!

It is on
cmb19932
2/7/09 8:46:25AM
wait wait wait what about if i have a bet on something non mma such as boxing
EvenFlow
2/7/09 9:17:01AM

Posted by cmb19932

wait wait wait what about if i have a bet on something non mma such as boxing



I'm assuming that isnt a "legit" av bet anymore

I wonder if there will be avatar bet records now...
cmb19932
2/7/09 10:38:38AM

Posted by EvenFlow


Posted by cmb19932

wait wait wait what about if i have a bet on something non mma such as boxing



I'm assuming that isnt a "legit" av bet anymore

I wonder if there will be avatar bet records now...



w/e well do it old school
DCRage
2/7/09 3:19:51PM

Posted by cmb19932

wait wait wait what about if i have a bet on something non mma such as boxing


Guess yuo're on your own there.
MMAcca
2/7/09 5:12:56PM
Thanks DoTheMMAth for constant hard work
jiujitsufreak74
2/8/09 6:40:48PM
here yo go Stormin

EvenFlow
2/8/09 10:21:29PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74

here yo go Stormin





casey64
2/9/09 5:32:50PM
Awesome.
emfleek
2/9/09 8:41:24PM
There should be a minimum post count required to issue an avatar challenge/bet. I've gotten quite a few from people who never even post.

Weak.
Darnok
2/11/09 5:09:20PM

Posted by emfleek

There should be a minimum post count required to issue an avatar challenge/bet. I've gotten quite a few from people who never even post.

Weak.



I like this idea, or at least have classes where people can only make AV bets against people with similar post counts. For instance have ranges of 50 to 250, 250 to 1000 and 1000 and over. And you can only bet with some one in the same range as you.
jiujitsufreak74
2/11/09 5:50:30PM

Posted by Darnok


Posted by emfleek

There should be a minimum post count required to issue an avatar challenge/bet. I've gotten quite a few from people who never even post.

Weak.



I like this idea, or at least have classes where people can only make AV bets against people with similar post counts. For instance have ranges of 50 to 250, 250 to 1000 and 1000 and over. And you can only bet with some one in the same range as you.



the only problem is that post count doesn't translate into maturity all the time. it would also be very "discriminatory" against those who don't frequent the forums on a daily basis but still want to participate. i can see how an abundance of challenges can get annoying but i don't want any limits on the system just yet.
ncordless
2/11/09 6:16:15PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by Darnok


Posted by emfleek

There should be a minimum post count required to issue an avatar challenge/bet. I've gotten quite a few from people who never even post.

Weak.



I like this idea, or at least have classes where people can only make AV bets against people with similar post counts. For instance have ranges of 50 to 250, 250 to 1000 and 1000 and over. And you can only bet with some one in the same range as you.



the only problem is that post count doesn't translate into maturity all the time. it would also be very "discriminatory" against those who don't frequent the forums on a daily basis but still want to participate. i can see how an abundance of challenges can get annoying but i don't want any limits on the system just yet.

I
I generally agree that minimum post counts are discriminatory. However, in this particular situation I could see why they would be warranted. A person who does not post in the forums effectively has no skin in the game. What would a person have to lose if they never post and wouldn't be affected at all by a lost av bet? For example, say I accept an av bet with a member with zero posts. If I win, the av I choose for the "0 poster" would never be seen anyways. If the "0 poster" wins then he gets to have his av on all 1850+ posts I have made and any future ones I may make. It makes for a very uneven bet.

Of course the simple way to avoid that situation is to not accept a bet like that. But if you are constantly bombarded with requests from people with no skin in the game it can be frustrating that those with nothing to lose are taking your time.
Darnok
2/12/09 12:12:35PM

Posted by ncordless
I generally agree that minimum post counts are discriminatory. However, in this particular situation I could see why they would be warranted. A person who does not post in the forums effectively has no skin in the game. What would a person have to lose if they never post and wouldn't be affected at all by a lost av bet? For example, say I accept an av bet with a member with zero posts. If I win, the av I choose for the "0 poster" would never be seen anyways. If the "0 poster" wins then he gets to have his av on all 1850+ posts I have made and any future ones I may make. It makes for a very uneven bet.

Of course the simple way to avoid that situation is to not accept a bet like that. But if you are constantly bombarded with requests from people with no skin in the game it can be frustrating that those with nothing to lose are taking your time.



Thanks for clarifying this.
DCRage
2/14/09 5:53:55PM
One thing I'd like to ask of people since I've gotten a couple of av bet requests...please do not send me any. I'm locked into my current av for 3 more months therefore I can't change it before then...well, not without getting on ADMIN's bad side. Probably not a good idea. Sorry, folks.
Jride
10/23/09 9:45:03PM
For some reason, I cant send or receive avatar bets..It keeps saying I have a confirmed bet or they have a confirmed bet for 104 when neither of us do!
Jride
6/23/10 10:39:00PM
No one gonna address or see if this avatar bet system can be fixed? same problem still exists.
emfleek
6/24/10 9:01:59AM
Please contact hippysmacker via PM.
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