wishmaster wrote:It was just an honest opinion that pointed out both the good and the bad of the current system.
You are entitled to your opinion. "Good" and "bad" are highly subjective terms, of course.
I enjoy playing for points, I don't see what's wrong with that. But like I said - I don't really care
I prefer quality of gameplay and it seemed to me that is what went down with the advent of the points.
I don't see how the "quality" changed really. The only thing that changed is that more people post more often, as you pointed out. We're still playing the same games we played before there were points. The "one word thread", the "word association game", and the "last post wins thread" - just to name a few - never struck me as "quality" games in the first place. Whether people post 5 posts a day in a pointless thread or 20 doesn't affect the game's quality when there is no quality anyway. However, there is no quality control in forum games, a fact that, in my opinion, adds to the lighthearted spirit of this forum.
People already complained about the quality of GD and OT (hence endless discussions about postwhoring in the recent past), and those discussions did more harm than they did good (my humble opinion) and were rather fruitless (unless you call an increase in drunk posting an increase in quality); that's basically why I reacted so strongly to your post.
When I want to play quality games, I play chess or card games that require a decent amount of thinking and strategy. When I play forum games, I usually don't do it for intellectual stimulation; I do it because I'm bored, or when I need a break from work. I guess I just don't share your expectations in this matter.
Anyway, it's probably not a good idea to dwell much more on this... I don't want Kisai to get angry at us for going off-topic in a simple poll thread.