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M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3847)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 12:07 PM


I was thinking of modifications I would like to see, and want to know if this one flies:

What if, when you issued a showdown challenge and won, it added a tenth of a point to your level rating? After all, the questions are basically the same as the TQOTD. If this were available at the Platinum level, it would be an added perk. I think it would also encourage more use of Showdown tokens. I'd also like the bonus to be available to the challenged party, if platinum.

Or, alternatively, it would be nice to be able to trade showdown tokens for wager tokens, at whatever exchange rate is deemed fair. I have one wager token and more showdown chips than I care to use.

Any other suggestions?

Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 4:49 PM

I would love to be able to trade in my showdown tokens. I have way over a hundred of them - only used one once. Felt my blood pressure going up - just not worth it.

Only way I would stage a showdown is if I were able to select the category. How about that as a perk for being Platinum?

Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 5:59 PM

Just out of curiosity, Alice, did your blood pressure also go wild the first time you did a wager? Mine sure did. Now three figures of used wager tokens later, it's just a day at the office for me. It's conceivable that were you to start playing those showdown tokens by the dozen, the process would be similarly non-flustering. Not that I'm saying it behooves you to do that, but I bet you could if you wanted.

Daveguth  (Level: 268.9 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 6:14 PM

I agree with Alice. Allowing challengers to choose the category makes complete sense--they're the folks taking all the risk. The challenge recepients would be at a slight disadvantage, but that's fine--they have nothing to lose.

I'm guessing there are thousands of unused showdown tokens sitting around right now that would quickly be used with this rule change. The idea of trading showdown tokens for wager tokens would be moot.

Wordster  (Level: 167.7 - Posts: 939)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 6:30 PM

When I do showdowns I check the profile of the person I'm challenging. And if they have a high win percentage I usually chicken out. Of course there are some people I would love to challenge anyway.
I'm not sure that giving Platinum members bonus level points for showdowns would be fair to the rest of the sploofusers.

Asor  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 595)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 6:37 PM

I think being able to choose the category is a great idea. Showdowns can be nerve wracking, but they're also a lot of fun. It's a shame so many people seem to avoid them.

Chender  (Level: 204.9 - Posts: 160)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 9:12 PM

I'm having great fun using up my showdown tokens just lately, and love the thought that now and again I'm making someone's pulse rate increase. My failure rate is high, but I still find it more exciting to battle a fellow player rather than the machine.

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5673)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 9:56 PM

If we could choose the showdown category I'd be more willing to use up the ones that I have stockpiled! LOL...I have a slew of wager tokens also that I will gladly give to anyone who wants them...

M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3847)
Tue, 27th Apr '10 10:03 PM

If only that were possible.

Wiseoldowl  (Level: 32.0 - Posts: 479)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 1:41 AM

Gosh, my ticker goes crazy just looking at that BIG YELLOW screen that promises me a gold nugget if I get all the right answers ... duh, I freeze, but my pulse races a zillion miles a minute (well, maybe not THAT many).

I would love to gift my Showdown Tokens to those of my Sploofus friends who are really into Showdowns and can handle all that excitement. Is there a way to do that?

Aquamar  (Level: 186.9 - Posts: 927)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 2:55 AM

I have 279 showdown tokens that I am too chicken to use. I seem to lose more than I win because I'm so nervous. I would like to be able to choose the category also.


Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 10:52 AM

I just checked. I actually have 245 of those showdown tokens stockpiled. Ready to go, if I get to choose the one category on which I also wager. Imagine all the scrambling that will go on if we ever get to pick those showdown topics! Larrybus better watch out! But since I just made up the whole thing, and no one ever said it could happen, the whole thing is a pipe dream.

And Ken, I was terrified with my first wager. You're right. Now it's no big deal. So if I miss one, and lose 1 billion, I know I'll make it up the next time.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 7:00 PM

I love showdowns but always take my bp meds first LOL. Wish I could get some tokens from you guys...I'm down to the teens. I'm afraid I'm a vampire, moving by wagers to get under a "dead" person, then showdowning as much as I can! But lately it hasn't been so good.....all part of sploofus!

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 7:48 PM

I like M48ortal suggestion if are level goes up when we use a showdown it would be an incentive to go from gold
to platinum. It would be a boost to both players and it would be a way to use all those showdown tokens. Although
I use mine I like to gamble and I have a system. I have a 70% percent showdown rate I shouldn't brag I will probably
start losing.

Caramel1  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 21613)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 8:03 PM

Michael you are BLUE good on ya!!

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 848)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 8:30 PM

That was my strategy as well, Annie/Mickey. Unfortunately
I was pretty dense and didn't realize for a long time that I
could challenge those abandoned IDs more than once.

I have only 4 SD tokens There are times I would trade Wager
tokens for Showdowns.

Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 8:53 PM

Ah, I thought I was the only one who fed on the "dead" Sploofusers. Now the secret is out!

I have recently been challenged several times by the same Sploofuser, and been amazed that he has answered in as little as 2.4 seconds. How can people read that fast? It takes me that long to focus.

1mks  (Level: 221.0 - Posts: 5929)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 9:04 PM

We have been told/promised/whatever that we would get to choose our category before we challenged anyone. That has never happened.That was even mentioned recently I believe. I would really like to see that implemented before I decide to sign up again for platinum.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Thu, 29th Apr '10 9:04 PM

I'm wondering how many of the 12 months will be up and running, when more money is needed to pay the servers.
Last year, it wasn't just a sale for Plat., it was for both.

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