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Dragon Fogel
 Grand Battle Post-Tracking And Incentives Thread
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Or, "Which Grand Battles Updated This Week: Eagle Time Edition". Two people expressed interest in seeing this brought back, and with such a resounding demand, I thought it best to oblige.

I'm going to use this post as a general infodump, but since I have a fair amount of things to say I'll double-post and say them in the second, leaving this one clear.

List of battles for my own quoting convenience later:
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11-08-2013, 11:41 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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So here's the deal. I will be keeping track of which battles update from the start of each Sunday, going by my time zone. However, before we kick this off officially, I want to talk about incentives.

Last time around, we had one specific incentive - posting in every S1-3 battle in a single week meant that Malky was contractually obligated to update Grand Battle High. But the rest of the incentive structure was vague, and I've probably lost track of how many Cool Things are owed.

So I'd like to hear some specific thoughts on incentives - both things you can offer, and things that you think would encourage you to post more.

Personally, I'm thinking it might be best to have rewards on a post-by-post basis as well as the ones for meeting overall goals. My impression is that the overall goals worked better when we had a lot of posts in each week, but didn't do a lot to inspire more when the posts-per-week dropped off.

At the very least, I think it would be good to have per-post rewards for S1, since that's down to only three battles and a little extra push to post in those might help it to keep moving. Similarly, it might be encouraging to the new S? players to know that people will do cool things for them if they post.

Also, since we now have a battles-only forum making it relatively easy to keep track of recent updates, I'm going to keep track of S! and S? battles as well. If people are interested in offering incentives for Minigrand posts, I'll keep track of those too.

I'll do my first update for this thread next Saturday, (a week from tomorrow at the time of posting) and in it I will count everything posted in this week and the next. After that, I'll track battles for one week at a time. Before I get to that, though, let's see some talk about incentives.

In short: is there something you'd be willing to offer, and how often? For each post? For posts in a specific battle? For specific milestones a week?

And on the other side, is there something you'd like to see that you think would encourage you to post more?
11-08-2013, 11:42 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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So this is the first update, listing battles posted in over the last two weeks and the people who posted in them.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
Grand Battle S2G1 [GBS2] - 1 post (Dragon Fogel)

Season 3 (S3):
None this week.

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
Grand Battle S?G1 [SUG01] - 3 posts (Myw, SupahKiven, MeltingBard)

That makes four posts in two battles, all in the last week and three of them due to a Sudden Death call.

It's 9 PM for me now, so if anyone posts in the next three hours I'll edit it in here.
11-17-2013, 03:59 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
None this week.

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
Grand Battle S?G1 [SUG01] - 1 posts (SupahKiven)

Well, one post. There's a few hours for people to make one and have it counted still.
11-24-2013, 12:30 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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So it's checking time... Three-and-a-half hours to go and no posts so far this week.

I have no further comment.
12-01-2013, 03:33 AM
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12-01-2013, 03:35 AM
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12-03-2013, 02:19 AM
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12-03-2013, 02:21 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Whoops, I forgot about this last night.

For the record, I count round transitions in this.

Season 1 (S1):
Intense Struggle [IS] - 1 post (Ixcaliber)

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Grand Battle S3G1 [GBS3] - 2 post (Schazer, Dragon Fogel)

Season Intermission (S!):
Journal of Sociology [JoS] - 1 post (Solaris)

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

That's a total of four posts in three battles. Special thanks to Ix for posting in IS and bringing it closer to a conclusion, and to Schazer for wrapping up a round. And good job to Sol, too!
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12-08-2013, 05:37 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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And it's time for another check.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Grand Battle S3G1 [GBS3] - 1 (Elpie)
The Fearsome Encounter [FE] - 2 (Solaris, Pinary)

Season Intermission (S!):
Journal of Sociology [JoS] - (Schazer)

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

So four posts in three battles, just like last week. Special thanks to Solaris for wrapping up the round in FE, and thanks to everyone else for keeping things going.
12-15-2013, 03:47 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Season's greetings, everyone. Here's this week's posts.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Petty Squabble [PS] - 1 (Elpie)
The Fearsome Encounter [FE] - 1 (Dragon Fogel)

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

That's two posts in two battles. But there's still a few hours to get in some more!
12-22-2013, 02:40 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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I just realized I forgot to update this last night, so here's the results for last week.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Petty Squabble [PS] - 1 (MalkyTop)

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

So that's a total of one post in one battle.

Thanks for posting, Malky.
12-30-2013, 12:56 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Whoops, I'm late again. People should post more so I remember about this.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Petty Squabble [PS] - 1 (Dragon Fogel)

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

Total of one post in one battle.

Good job, Fogel.
01-05-2014, 04:52 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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All right, let's get some actual incentives going, since that's part of what we're trying to do here.

So here's my offer: If anyone posts in a Season 1 battle (this includes round transitions and guest-posts), I will write a short story about one of their characters, GB or otherwise. They get to pick which character and what the story's about. I will aim to get these done within a week of getting the actual request details.

Are you in S1 and not particularly excited by this offer? Then give us some thoughts on what would interest you more! This is just a starting point.
01-05-2014, 08:05 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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Hey, I have a crazy idea. Let's actually do the check while it's still Saturday this time.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
Grand Battle S3G1 [GBS3] - 1 post (Sleeping Orange)

Season Intermission (S!):
Journal of Sociology [JoS] - 1 post (Garuru)

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

Two posts in two battles. Thanks for getting those posts done, Slorange and Garuru.

There's still about four hours to go for posts to count this week, so if you're working on one, go and finish it!
01-12-2014, 03:01 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Hey look, I'm on time this week too!

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
The Fearsome Encounter [FE] - 1 post (Solaris)

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.
(I'm not counting the Daunting Afray until it actually starts.)

Good work, Solaris.
01-19-2014, 04:18 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Whoops, I'm late with this again. This is because I was working on a post last night, I meant to do this after I'd written a big chunk of it but then I didn't.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
The Battle Royale Season 2 [BRS2] - 1 post (Solaris)

Season 3 (S3):
The Glorious Championship [GC] - 2 posts (both by Elpie; actually one post that had to be split for length; don't do that if you can help it, kids)

Season Intermission (S!):
The $300,000 Fight-A-Thon [300KFAT] - 1 post (Garuru)

Season Unknown (S?):
The Daunting Affray - 5 posts, including battle intro (Garuru, Truegreen, Gnauga, SupahKiven, Truegreen)

All in all, it's been a pretty productive week for posts! Even without Daunting Affray kicking off, we still had posts in two battles that were long dormant. Let's see if we can keep them moving!
01-26-2014, 05:40 PM
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Dragon Fogel
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Well, this has been a productive week.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
Grand Battle S2G1 [GBS2] - 3 posts (Schazer, Dragon Fogel, Elpie)
Inexorable Altercation [IA] - 1 post (Schazer)
The Battle Royale Season 2 [BRS2] - 1 post (Dragon Fogel)

Season 3 (S3):
The Glorious Championship [GC] - 2 posts (MrGuy, SleepingOrange)

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week

This week saw three round transitions and some pretty crazy events, with seven posts in total from five people. Good work on getting those posts done!
02-02-2014, 05:59 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Another week filled with updates!

Season 1 (S1):
Intense Struggle [IS] - 1 post (Ixcaliber)
The Savage Brawl [SB] - 1 post (Ixcaliber)

Season 2 (S2):
The Fatal Conflict [FC] - 1 post (Ixcaliber)

Season 3 (S3):
Grand Battle S3G1 [GBS3] - 1 post (Schazer)

Season Intermission (S!):
Morituri te Salutant [Mori] - 1 post (Solaris)
Journal of Sociology [JoS] - 1 post (Solaris)
The $300,000 Fight-A-Thon [300KFAT] - 1 post (Flummox)

Season Unknown (S?):
The Daunting Affray - 2 posts (cerebralconfinement, Vancho1)

In total, we had nine posts in eight battles, crossing every season (official or otherwise). Special thanks to Ix for managing three posts, two of them in Season One. And good work to Solaris for your two posts as well!

And thanks also Schazer or Flummox for their posts moving some battles along, as well as Cici and Vancho for helping to get a new battle off the ground. Good work, everyone!
02-09-2014, 06:41 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
Inexorable Altercation [IA] - 1 post (Elpie)
The Battle Royale Season 2 [BRS2] - 1 post (Solaris)

Season 3 (S3):
None this week.

Season Intermission (S!):
Deathgame 9000 [DG9K] - 1 post (Jacquerel)
The $300,000 Fight-A-Thon [300KFAT] - 1 post (Eberron)

Season Unknown (S?):
The Daunting Affray - 2 posts (Truegreen, SupahKiven)

That's a total of six posts in five battles. Slower than the last two weeks, but still a pretty good boost in activity. Keep up the good work!

And there's still a little bit of time to get a last-minute post in and have it count for this week!
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02-16-2014, 05:26 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Another week has gone by! How are the battles going?

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
None this week.

Season Intermission (S!):
Deathgame 9000 [DG9K] - 1 post (Solaris)
Quietus - 1 post (AgentBlue)

Season Unknown (S?):
The Daunting Affray - 1 post (Truegreen)

Down to three posts in three battles, and no S1-3 battles among them. Hopefully next week will go better.
02-23-2014, 06:54 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Hello, another week's gone past and there have been some posts.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week

Season 2 (S2):
None this week

Season 3 (S3):
None this week

Season Intermission (S!):
Morituri te Salutant [Mori] - 1 post (Ixcaliber)

Season Unknown (S?):
The Daunting Affray - 2 posts (AgentBlue, Truegreen)

Three posts in two battles, again none in the numbered seasons. I guess we're largely coming off our recent activity high. Either that or those of us still on it are tackling harder and more time-consuming posts. I myself have a BRS2 post in progress that I'm probably not going to finish in the next hour or so.

There's still some time for other people to finish posts and count towards this week, of course, so feel free to do that.
03-02-2014, 05:36 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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This was a pretty active week.

Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
The Battle Royale Season 2 [BRS2] - 2 posts (Dragon Fogel, Schazer)
The Gradual Massacre [GM] - 1 post (Schazer)

Season 3 (S3):
The Fearsome Encounter [FE] - 1 post (MalkyTop)

Season Intermission (S!):
Journal of Sociology [JoS] - 2 posts (Ixcaliber, Palamedes)

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

That's a total of six posts (including a round transition) in four battles. This also marks the end of Endymion in BRS2, which is now the longest round to be completed.

Thanks Malky, Schazer, Ix, and Pala for getting those posts out. Keep it up, everyone!

There's still a little time to get a post counted this week, so if you've got one almost done, see if you can give it that last little push.
03-09-2014, 03:40 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Hello, I just finished a post and it's probably going to be the only one this week.

Season 1 (S1):
The Savage Brawl [SB]

Season 2 (S2):
None this week.

Season 3 (S3):
None this week.

Season Intermission (S!):
None this week.

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

Good job, Fogel.

There's still a small window of time to be counted this week if you can put a post together, though. Anyone up for the challenge?
03-16-2014, 05:47 AM
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Dragon Fogel
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Season 1 (S1):
None this week.

Season 2 (S2):
Inexorable Altercation [IA] - 1 post (Dragon Fogel)

Season 3 (S3):
The Fearsome Encounter [FE] - 1 post (Schazer)

Season Intermission (S!):
Deathgame 9000 [DG9K] - post (Elpie)

Season Unknown (S?):
None this week.

Three posts in three battles, all in different seasons. Not our busiest week, but hey, progress!

And there's still about an hour and a half if anyone else wants to wrap up a post to count for this week.
03-23-2014, 04:23 AM
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