I think 10 points is enough forever. NO MORE POINTS.
I want to get new points when a band from my wishlist is announced.
It would be more fair if everyone got more points on a regular basis (weekly/monthly, etc).
It would be more fair if everyone got more points for special occasions (holidays, anniversaries).
Points should be special rewards given to contest winners.
I want more points but I don't know how / when I want them?
I have a better idea and I will post in in the thread!
But again you're looking at the wrong numbers. Total points dispersed matters little, and number of artists matters not at all. What matters is that now people who are big enough fans of KoRn to list them as one of their top ten favorite bands get to have their opinions count 1.5x as much as mine. Soon, if 5 points are given out when Bush comes out, people who really like KoRn and Bush will have their opinions count 2x as much as mine. Since I don't care for either band at all that really does kind of bother me.
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The system was least weighted when it launched. One person gets ten points. Any reward of points unevenly distributed past that point skews the system in favor of some people. I'm not sure how to make the point any clearer than that.
As far as who should care? Here's a list of bands who we know are coming or have had points rewarded for already: Edgar Winter, KoRn, CCR, Huey Lewis, Bush. At this point I'd say if you can't stand any of these bands, and don't like bands like those bands, you should be questioning how HMX is rewarding points because soon a group of people who like those bands is going to have more say in upcoming DLC than you do. Will it be a large say? Of course not. If you hate all those bands do you want a group their fans to have ANY more say in upcoming DLC than you do? I don't think so.
Want to know who should really care? There are people on this forum every week who come in and say "HMX hasn't released anything good in three months and where's my <random band I like>?". The person who should care is whoever is going to be that guy three months from last week, because a bunch of fans of a bunch of bands he hates will now have votes that count more than his. I don't think I'm that guy, but I do think as a prog-fan that given the amount of prog we got last year, and the fact that we just got a double whammy of Rush, that I'll be sitting here in three months with my ten points wondering why I bother when the fans of music I actively dislike like KoRn and Bush now have more say than I do.
Now that I reread that last paragraph, the REAL problem is that this reward system creates a positive feedback loop. Suppose in the next three months HMX releases lots of classic rock and late 90's hard rock (a stab based on the 5 bands we know). As those bands get released, points will be given to their fans, who probably tend to like those genres. Those points will probably go into more votes for bands in those genres. Fans of other genres get no points. At the end of three months it looks from HMX point of view like people want classic rock and 90's hard rock EVEN MORE than they did before all that stuff was released. WOW! They better sign and release EVEN MORE! Rinse and repeat...
Suggestion: HMX gives everyone on the app 5 points to spend on voting for bands they HATE. If a band on your hate list is released as DLC, THEN you get more points for the like list. If a band on your like list gets released.. well, that should be reward enough in itself, really.
Last edited by cwilbur; 01-20-2012 at 07:29 PM. Reason: expanded idea, added suggestion
^ I think you're fretting over this a wee bit too much.
There are some people that suggest songs a lot through Request a Song. Their opinions are more weighted than mine through that outlet.
There are some people that suggest songs a lot through Ultimate Setlist. Their opinions are more weight than mine through that outlet.
But somehow, I've fought through the hardships, and turns out, not everything requested gets released, and not everything released gets requested. Whoops.
Man, what a flawless idea! Until I put artists I like that have a high chance of showing up on the hate list. Suddenly, it becomes EXACTLY WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.Suggestion: HMX gives everyone on the app 5 points to spend on voting for bands they HATE. If a band on your hate list is released as DLC, THEN you get more points for the like list. If a band on your like list gets released.. well, that should be reward enough in itself, really.
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