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@S.BAZ:

You can't see how people vote but they put the votes in a forum chat so people can talk about it - so if people say they're voting yes, you would want to vote yes (regardless of whether the score is really legit) because you don't want to lose points by voting no if it's going to make it and you don't want to miss out on voting because you need the points to submit scores, yourself.

 

The points give you the ability to submit scores.  You need 3 points to be able to submit.  If you don't have 3 points, it will just tell you that when you click the submit button.  Once you submit, it removes 3 points - so they are basically encouraging everyone to vote on every score (even if they know nothing about the game or the rules).  You can also use the points to submit new tracks - and here's where it really gets stupid.  People are submitting tracks on the TG scoreboard for hours spent watching someone play a game or things like that.  That, to me, has nothing to do with video game scores.  I believe those were voted down, though - thankfully...but it wastes points so you have to be continuously voting to maintain a point balance.

 

You also have a "credibility score" that is separate from the voting points.  It also goes up if you're right and down if you're wrong.  It starts at 1,000 and isn't affected by submissions.  However, the debate is whether or not it does anything for you.  Michael Sroka told me that the higher your credibility score is, the more weight it gives your vote.  Someone at TG told me that's not the case, even though it's supposed to be.

 

They go solely by public vote now.  There is absolutely no involvement by TG other than to accept the scores once voted in or rejecting them if voted down.  The members can dispute scores that have already been accepted as good, even if it were prior to the voting system were put into place.  If this happens, TG will actually get involved and go through the process of actually verifying whether the score is good or not (which is what happened with Billy Mitchell's DK scores).

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-09 05:48:58   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I played with Rapid Fire on Saturday to take back the #1 score on Aurcade and if you were to watch the video, you'd see that I never once depressed and held the fire button.  It would ruin my game.  I only played with it turned on because that's the rule for that track.

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 18:13:56   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I was talking about Twin Galaxies.  They make you earn points to be able to submit scores now.  You get points by voting on scores.  Positive points if it goes the way you voted, negative points if it doesn't.  They're basically encouraging everyone to vote on every score and collude to vote the same way so they get points.  It's a total joke.

 

Rapid Fire and Fast Shot are 100% completely different.  Fast Shot is where the bullets go way faster and on some versions you can have more than 2 on the screen at a time.  The shot speed is super fast and it makes scoring lots of points pretty easy.  It wasn't introduced until much later.

 

Rapid Fire is something you can turn off or on (it's even mentioned in the original Galaga manual).  It just allows for you to hold the button down instead of having to keep hitting it to shoot.  If you hold the button down, though, you can't time your shots....so if I play on a game that has Rapid Fire, I don't even use it.  To me there's no advantage to it.  My game is all about the timing of shots.  Holding the button down means the come again as soon as the previous shots go off the screen.  The shot speed, itself, is the same.  It's not fast shot.

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 18:10:31   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Oh, they don't even have referees at TG anymore.  I still think referees are a much better validator of scores than public voting.  Especially when it's pushed on said public to vote on as many scores as possible.  Scores need to meet a specific criteria.  They either do or don't.  It's not a matter to be publicly voted on.  Only an (unbiased) expert - or panel of experts...on the track the submission is for...should adjudicate scores.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 14:17:45   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Rapid Fire isn't listed here so I'm assuming it's the same track as regular or I'd have to add one for it (no idea how long that process takes).  TG and GF don't allow it to be on but I (as an acknowledged expert) don't think it really gives an advantage (I don't even use it when I play with it turned on) and if there is no mention of it needing to be off I guess it's ok to be on for the scores here.  TG specifies.  GF doesn't....so I may push for it to be accepted for Tournament Setting scores there, as well.

 

As far as using other sites, I already do.  TG (because it's currently the only "official" site recognized by Guinness and our own Galaga Forum, which has been picking up traction big-time since we created it just before Score Wars.  We actually have a new M.A.M.E. record on Tournament Settings that TG won't accept so once Guinness recognizes us that will be an interesting issue.  We also verified the new TGTS arcade score by Armando Gonzalez a few days before they did.

I just thought this site sounded like an interesting one so I'd put some scores up.  However, for any scores I already have, the only thing I have to show for them is my spot on the TG scoreboard or my spot on the Aurcade scoreboard or possibly a screenshot (I did take those for some scores).  I do have some recorded scores more recently and am recording scores I get now - but I definitely don't want to go back and play all the games again.?

 

My biggest point is that a screenshot on a leaderboard shows some sort of oversight, whereas a screenshot of a monitor with a score and a piece of paper (and any other accessories, etc.) without showing the person submitting it actually playing it isn't even proof that they played the game.  Then someone said "JON" is easy to steal....well, so is credit for a score that's just sitting there on a screen, lol

 

And if screenshots are ok for lower scores (which is what almost anything other than Galaga for me would be), I guess I just don't get why so much resistence for TG or Aurcade scores.  They seem to want to talk about how those sites can be corrupt - but no more so than a screenshot of a score that someone posted themselves with absolutely no oversight.

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 14:12:47   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Is there a way to change the rules for a track or do you have to create a new one?  I just read the rule for the Galaga (Arcade) track and it stipulates 1 credit, 1 player only - but almost every single high score attempt on Galaga is done on the Player 2 side (which is really one credit and one player since you're playing as Player 2) so does that still qualify or would it literally have to be done as "Player 1"?  The Player 1 side doesn't show the "million" digits so once it's rolled you would have to count each roll so TG even made not of the ability to play on Player 2 for that purpose.  We also allow for it at Galaga Forum and actually recommend (prefer) it.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 10:06:19   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Unless it would be considered the same track as "Galaga (Arcade)".

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 10:00:25   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Bleh, they don't have Rapid Fire listed here - I'd have to try to add it.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 09:59:19   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Daniel Rodriguez currently has the fast-shot record on TG.  He topped my score there - which I could easily take back.  My 12-million-point game wasn't submittable because we didn't record it all - I had no idea what kind of score I'd get or that I'd end up playing for 7-1/2 hours...I was just playing...so that kinda sucked...but in doing so, I know I can reclaim the record on TG if I do submit a score (and it gets voted in, lol).  Of course, I'd have to vote on some scores, myself, to do so.  The Rapid Fire WR on TG is me.  I upped it by about 300k Saturday but can't submit due to not having the points.  I do have that on video.  I should submit that here and see what kind of votes I get as a test....

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 09:55:11   Reply
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@Maxwel:

It wasn't aimed at you - it was aimed at the site (and those voting "no" on my scores which, based on documentation, are much more credible than many of theirs receiving close to 100% yes votes), in general.  I just hit "reply" so the message is "to" you but not "about" you, per-sé.

 

I've actually composed a letter to TG addressing their "voting" on scores and the requirement they have for people to vote to be able to submit scores of their own but may just speak to Jace directly about it.  Guinness doesn't do that so it's hard to believe they'll recognize TG as their official book much longer.  A system that promotes voting on things you know nothing about ( especially - but not limited to - in order to be able to submit scores, yourself) as a verification method is grossly negligent and lacks any real aspect of legitimacy.

 

We're going to work on partnering with Guinness as far as recognizing scores we validate.  In addition to giving us another stamp of credibility, it will also negate the need to deal with the TG process for Galaga scores being officially recognized.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-08 08:32:24   Reply
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@Maxwel:

I think I'll just stick to Aurcade and Galaga Forum (and TG while it lasts) for now.  The point of this (I thought) was to list legit scores you have achieved with evidence.  Since many of my older scores have no video (but are 3rd-party verified, as accepted by Guinness World Records and some even verified by them directly), a picture of my listing on the ranking is what I have.  That is, however, much more proof than 90% of the scores I see here.  A picture with a card or a screenshot of a score that anyone could have achieved....roflmao...that's absolute zero proof.  So to call those scores legit and mine no good is foolish.  If you're saying my proof is insufficient, theirs is even more so.  This is why "voting" on legitimacy is extremely flawed and why TG's new method is terrible.  Plus the fact that they require you to vote on scores to be able to submit now at TG.  That means people are voting on all sorts of scores they know nothing about.  Just like here.  Most people voting yes or no have no idea whether a score is legit or even how you'd tell....plus with a screenshot of a score, there's no proof cheats weren't used or that settings were correct.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-07 08:29:34   Reply
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@iamthefallen1:

I'm just pointing out that it would be the exact same thing.  You obviously don't like that idea - so you should vote yes on mine or it makes you fall into that exact same category.  Twin Galaxies has oversite.  They validate scores.  They were the official video game scorekeepers for Guinness.  You have to have proof, not just a picture with a tag than anyone could have played.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-04 10:18:58   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I get it, believe me....we debated over whether or not to allow TG and Aurcade scores on Galaga Forum.  We finally decided to allow them, as we knew the validity of them.  I've played tons of games and I just like putting a score up - whether it's good or not.  Unfortunately, I didn't video most of them (some of my Galaga games were streamed) since they weren't "important" as far as high scores went.  I just made sure they were verified so I could list them on TG and/or Aurcade.

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 20:29:08   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Nice, I've known Walter a long time, myself.  I don't know why they shouldn't be accepted, as they are as legit as any others.  ;)

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 20:21:28   Reply
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As a side-note - a TG screenshot (which you can easily verify) is much more reliable than a screenshot of a game screen.  The TG scores have been verified by someone.  Anyone could take a picture of a score (that anyone else could have gotten for them) and put a piece of paper with a name on it by it or some other thing and sent it in.  There is absolutely no evidence that person played that game.  The only thing it shows it that they were in the presence of the score.  Whether or not they actually played, who knows?  My point being:  any score I submit is legit.  I don't have any reason to make up scores and I'm certainly not going to ruin my reputation on some website by submitting fake scores.  Anyone voting no on them and expecting a "yes" on their own scores (from anyone) with a lower level of proof (such as game screen pics or anything that's not a video of them actually playing the game, also recording the settings in one non-stop video) is a disgrace.  I'm seeing close to 100% on scores with much less proof of legitimacy.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 14:44:02   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Jon might be a very easy name to assume but on TG I also have my middle initial and last name - and a profile pic (and cover photo) that match my Facebook - and you can check my friends list to see that my son and daughters and many high-profile gamers are there.  I'm actually pretty famous, myself, and am even part of the TG Trading Card set.  It sounds like Walter Day is making cards for Score Wars (for my 2nd card) and also for those of us that created Galaga Forum (so my 3rd card).  It would not be that easy for someone to just assume my entire identity - if they stole that many public profiles, I'd know about it pretty quickly.  ;)

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 14:25:05   Reply
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@TB303:

There are alternatives (like Aurcade) and for some games, individually or collectively.  DKF for Donkey Kong and Galaga Forum for Galaga.  We just created Galaga Forum prior to Score Wars and are tracking the Top-100 scores on Tournament and Marathon settings.  Submissions are similar to TG except we will also verify scores in person and allow for TG and Aurcade scores to transfer over.  We just had a new World Record (6+ million) on Tournament Settings done by one of our Galaga Forum staff - Armando Gonzalez from California.  He's submitted it to TG and it is waiting for it to be approved.  We have already watched and approved it.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 14:19:13   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

It was done on an arcade game - it's a Twin Galaxies score from a tournament.  There is no system or emulator.  It was done at an arcade.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-02 14:14:30   Reply
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This is why gamers voting on scores isn't logical.  Currently sitting at 57.1% on a score that should be 100%.  I may end up deleting my account if that's the sort of thing that happens here.  I will, however, vote in kind on other scores that "seem" to be legit.  They must not be if mine aren't - when they've been verified in person and are logged on Twin Galaxies.  I have a lot of scores from Aurcade I planned on adding, as well....No, I'm not going to go replay everything just to get videos of it.  They've already been 3rd-party verified.  Most of them (outside of Galaga) aren't even good scores, just what I got when I played.  What this was supposed to be about, I thought.  For people to arbitrarily vote "no" and assume I didn't get a score that's very easy to get - when said score is well-documented - is somewhat idiotic.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-01 22:13:05   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

The score is 100% legit - I did it in front of Twin Galaxies AND Guinness refs at a live tournament.  Any particular reason you won't accept a real score?  Kinda makes your vote invalid.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-05-01 21:57:40   Reply
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@GalagaGod:

Andrew  Barrow put up over 10 million and Armando Gonzalez put up almost 7 million.  Tanner Rousseau got almsot 5 million.  There were some pretty good marathons (all normal shot speed, of course).

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-04-02 22:41:14   Reply
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Yeah, I never really did any of that, I'm just decent at Galaga and most people in gaming know who I am.  We just finished Score Wars - not sure if you saw any of it....my marathon score with a broken fire button was over 3.6 million.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-04-02 22:39:10   Reply
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http://aurcade.com/games/format.aspx?id=58

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:56:32   Reply
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http://aurcade.com/games/format.aspx?id=125

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:52:32   Reply
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http://aurcade.com/games/format.aspx?id=1218

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:50:10   Reply
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http://aurcade.com/games/format.aspx?id=66

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:46:54   Reply
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http://aurcade.com/games/format.aspx?id=1275

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:45:11   Reply
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https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/pleiades/arcade/points/

 

 

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-15 22:36:43   Reply
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Thanks - seems both my scores are getting "no" votes.  Without trying to sound too conceited - I am considered one of the best in the world at Galaga.  I have one World Record and am on a trading card.  I'm actually competing in the Galaga World Championship March 29th to April 1st in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  They fly us out, lodge and feed us for a few days while we play Galaga...plus first place is $10k, second is $5k and 3rd is $2,500.  They'll also be filming a Galaga documentary somewhat similar to King of Kong.  Namco, Twitch and Xsplit are all partnered up with it and it will be streamed live on Twitch.  You'll definitely see higher scores than this with me playing on Marathon settings, lol.  www.scorewars.com

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-14 22:15:44   Reply
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https://www.twitch.tv/videos/233844781

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-14 13:38:10   Reply
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Not sure why I got a "no" vote but there's a video of it on Twitch but it wouldn't let me post it.  Kept saying it wasn't a valid link or something.  Feel free to look it up on the Galloping Ghost Arcade stream of Mark Schult and I putting up scores for Score Wars.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-14 13:34:34   Reply
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This was on Tournament Settings (didn't see a separate track for that) - so 5 ships only.

-- Posted by GalagaGod on 2018-03-14 12:58:17   Reply