Fantasy would indeed be put to rest.
It sounds like a good idea, the SDO/SAO system certainly could't be manipulated that way...but you're atleast going to have the coming match up on the voting page before it actually starts, right?
For instance, after Amethyst two ends, those arenas will be switched out for Amethyst 3...There is just no knowledge of what Amethyst 4-9 will look like(or any of the other periods)
melange wrote:The question of 'how much anime knowledge' as prerequisite to voting in a moe contest falls very quickly into the problem of elitism.
Well, the way I see it - ISML is nothing like Japanese Saimoe or Korean Bestmoe...the number of contestants is actually fairly limited. If some one finds time to vote each day, then they should find time to give as many series represented in ISML a chance as they can. They can do it throughout the regular season, or whatever...but by the time Double Elimination starts, they should have a lot more knoeledge then what they came in with. The problem is, a lot of voters just assume what they watched is the greatest thing ever, and don't even bother giving other series a chance. I doubt there are too many voting regular in this contest who have so little free time that they can't watch anime featured in ISML without it ruining their RL.
chaosprophet wrote:I don't think you got my point in this part Demi. It's not about getting as many people as we can but trying to make it easier for people of any country to vote so that this becomes an international contest like it's name says. Even with it being as easy as it is not many of the Japanese votes. Making it harder would work the way you want in a contest for one country/one language. But in a contest like ours that would put off voters from some others countries regardless of their anime knowledge. So instead of filtering people by their anime knowledge we would be filtering then by the language they speak. Try to think abou your questionarie idea. We would have to do it in many different languages every match and still the people who speaks other languages then the ones we have would be lost.
If you consider that the US is slowly falling off the radar in terms of popularity within ISML, while other countries are steadily increasing. I just don't think making slight complications in the voting is going to affect international support. If I didn't know any better, I'de say this contest was located somewhere inbetween Taiwan, and China. It will keep the ones that care, and the others will move on. Support will be lost, but not only International support, but rather, every kind of support. Though with what I was thinking, it was only going to be a minor thing. It's not going to be used, anyways...Although you guys are thinking of something similar...to weed out potential bots, atleast.