Posted by psap on 2/14/2014 2:21:00 PM (view original):
Sorry Dubs, but these challenges have been a disappointment for a while. Alliances are on hold since the Survivor portion ended. No Idols to be found. The challenges is what is left, and the momentum in this game has really vanished because they are so weak. Sorry to be critical - just being honest. I will host very soon if not next just so i'm not seen as a total hypocrite. Horvie and GHutton really killed it with the creative challenges they did -- wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to re-run some of those.
I don't think you have ever tried to run an Amazing Race section, but working together three components that you can dictate times to that aren't completely unbalanced is not as easy as a Survivor challenge. You want to compare my Survivor Challenges to Horvie and Ghutton's then go ahead. But if you are going to compare the Amazing Race challenges to the Survivor challenges, then it's not the same.
I would put many of the challenges in this game up against others creatively. I especially like the speed skating challenge with the multiple in it as far as recent challenges. And I do think the pro basketball challenge based on where they went to college took a lot.
I will say that the current challenge may be a bit on the easy side as far as challenges go, but that is to set up for the Detours. Anyone who screws up this particular LOL challenge does so because they don't care about competing by doing the research.
If that's you, then fine. But I have played this game multiple times, and I have put more than 10 hours researching things I didn't care about at times to win challenges, especially in the Final 3 of the last Survivor.
So far, I have spent over 50 hours designing, running and scoring this. I am even going to have a soccer challenge this week that you requested multiple times, even though I don't care about soccer and didn't have to do that.
I do care about Professional League of Legends, so if in the course of a game that is as massive as this one, have a spare challenge to give press to something that more people on the planet watch on a weekly basis than any sport that is currently going on in the Winter Olympics aside from maybe Figure Skating is not an overwhelming inconvenience as you seem to want to make it.
If you believe the challenges are weak, then quit. I was 20 minutes late to dinner scoring one yesterday that had a ton of different options, so I am sure my wife wouldn't mind if I didn't have to design and run them.