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Rising Sun has barely started its Kickstarter Campaign and presumably isn't even in production yet, but already 108 Time-Travelers have risked the integrity of the space-time continuum in order to rate this game and tell us how good it is. It appears that among time-travelers, the game is either the best game that ever existed (66 votes rating it 9 or 10) or the worst game that ever existed (27 votes rating it a 1).

The funding of this game must be of vital importance to the future of mankind, considering how many people are will to risk having the universe disappear in a puff of paradoxes in order to convince us to fund / not fund the game with their ratings. (I'm sure many other people, like myself, also check the BGG rating of games before they are even released to decide if they will back it on KS or not.)

But I'm so torn as to what this actually means! Are there Time Terrorists trying to stop the funding that brings about a new planetary utopia? Or does the funding of Rising Sun lead to a Totalitarian World Government, causing some scrappy rebels (along with a wise-cracking side kick, and a loyal animal companion), to steal Time Traveling technology in order to prevent the funding that allows the evil world government to rise to power? Should I fund it to save the world? Or not fund it to save humanity?

Sure, the 10 ratings all say it's just to balance out the 1 ratings, but how can I believe that when there are twice as many of them? What vague yet menacing government agency is pulling the strings here, and what is their ultimate goal?
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Every registered user can rate any game in the BGG database.


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...these ratings are entirely subjective,


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Maebon wrote:

Sure, the 10 ratings all say it's just to balance out the 1 ratings, but how can I believe that when there are twice as many of them? What vague yet menacing government agency is pulling the strings here, and what is their ultimate goal?


Well if I were a menacing government agency I would know that a single 10 does not really "balance out" a 1, unless you are aiming for a quite modest 5.5 overall. Hence I would need to deploy a couple operatives for every dissident to even get to 7.0!
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I keep reading this title and thinking why it's not on the Anachrony forum.
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Sam and Max wrote:
I keep reading this title and thinking why it's not on the Anachrony forum.


I spent a Warp tile to get Rising Sun last week, but I'm still waiting for the frigging rift to appear, almost one week later. What am I doing wrong? Did I forget to build the time machine next year? Or did I withdraw my pledge in two weeks' time? *whistle X-Files song* ninja
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Well, it is sad that people are rating the game without actually having played it. More upsetting is the fact that people are downvoting the game for no objective reason/proof.

Reminds of the pandemic legacy/twillight struggle shenanigans.
 
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Fans are going to fan and haters are going to hate.

I've always disliked BGG allowing pre-release ratings.
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Sam and Max wrote:
I keep reading this title and thinking why it's not on the Anachrony forum.

I clicked on this thread strictly because I thought this was going to be an Anachrony joke.
 
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Pietro Pomella wrote:
Maebon wrote:

Sure, the 10 ratings all say it's just to balance out the 1 ratings, but how can I believe that when there are twice as many of them? What vague yet menacing government agency is pulling the strings here, and what is their ultimate goal?


Well if I were a menacing government agency I would know that a single 10 does not really "balance out" a 1, unless you are aiming for a quite modest 5.5 overall. Hence I would need to deploy a couple operatives for every dissident to even get to 7.0!


Clearly it should be 9.7 at the worst. It is at least the equivalent of Breath of the Wild.
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jakkaof86 wrote:
Clearly it should be 9.7 at the worst. It is at least the equivalent of Breath of the Wild.

Congratulation, agent 86. You blew you cover up.
Please report to 2017 TimeT HQ.
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If they used the median score and not average you'd see a lot less of those "balancing" votes. Doesn't solve the problem entirely but lessens it.
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You should visit Netrunner forums; most cards are damned as "un-competetive crap" before they are released.
 
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Kitescreech wrote:
You should visit Netrunner forums; most cards are damned as "un-competetive crap" before they are released.


Er... most cards ARE un-competetive crap. Or at least they were. You usually had 1 or 2 good cards each datapack.
 
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