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Surya Van Lierde is pure Eurosnoot and proud of it!
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While I have not played Agricola, I'm glad this game has replaced BattleLore in the top 10. I don't think BattleLore is bad, but I don't think it deserved it's top 10 spot. Agricola might, and I'll know in just a few months
 
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Thats pretty insane. Do we really have a new #1 soon?
 
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Surya wrote:
While I have not played Agricola, I'm glad this game has replaced BattleLore in the top 10. I don't think BattleLore is bad, but I don't think it deserved it's top 10 spot. Agricola might, and I'll know in just a few months


I still don't understand this thinking. How can a game "deserve" or "not deserve" it's ranking? If a game is ranked in the top ten, it deserves to be ranked in the top ten, simple as that. Battlelore deserved to be ranked in the top 10 right up until it was displaced. Battlelore now "deserves" to be ranked number 11, until such time as it move again in the rankings, whereupon it will then "deserve" to be ranked whereever it ends up! Same goes for Agicola and the other 20,000+ games in the database!
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Surya Van Lierde is pure Eurosnoot and proud of it!
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I don't think BattleLore deserved it's top 10 spot because I think a lot of people gave it a hyped up vote, giving it a higher score than it deserves. If those people don't adjust their vote, the game keeps a score higher than it deserves. But that conversation is old.

In MY opinion, BattleLore is a very good design that isn't among the 10 best ever, so in MY opinion it doesn't deserve a top 10 position.

Maybe I should have indicated from the start that it was about my opinion, but, in my opinion, that was quite obvious, as I never write someone else's opinion without stating so.
 
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Funny thing, opinion,
In my opinion 8 of the top 10 games don't deserve to be top 10,
Certainly not a game that has yet to see any substantial release or playtime.

Caylus rode the hype wave into the top 10, and stays there despite the fact that the only comment I see about caylus anymore is that people would rather play magna carta. Still we can't have people admitting they were wrong now could we, where would we all end up then?
 
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Surya wrote:
I don't think BattleLore deserved it's top 10 spot because I think a lot of people gave it a hyped up vote, giving it a higher score than it deserves. If those people don't adjust their vote, the game keeps a score higher than it deserves. But that conversation is old.

In MY opinion, BattleLore is a very good design that isn't among the 10 best ever, so in MY opinion it doesn't deserve a top 10 position.

Maybe I should have indicated from the start that it was about my opinion, but, in my opinion, that was quite obvious, as I never write someone else's opinion without stating so.


I'm sure no one has given Agricola a hyped up rating yet. I'm sure everyone of the tens it gets is well thought out with no intent to pump the game up in rankings. I'm sure everyone who rates it will go back and adjust their ratings for it after the glitz wears off. And the tooth fairy will be knocking on my door soon.

The rankings are the rankings pure and simple. There are excellent games that don't make the top 100 let alone the top 10 just because not enough people rank it. The games in the top 10 are there because enough people played the game and thought enough of the game to put their rating to it and give it enough weight to reach the top. Agricola and Battlelore are no exceptions.

You don't think Battlelore should be a top ten game? That's fine, you are entitled to your opinion. Personally, I find Battlelore an okay game, not great. But saying a game doesn't deserve it's ranking is just an inane comment. In an indirect way, it says you think that your opinion should carry more weight than someone elses.
 
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"Surya Van Lierde is pure Eurosnoot and proud of it!" says:

Surya wrote:
I don't think BattleLore deserved it's top 10 spot because I think a lot of people gave it a hyped up vote, giving it a higher score than it deserves....


*yawn* Like Agricola is any different... It is just more pleasing to the "refined sensibilities" of a self-proclaimed Eurosnoot.
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