Hey Mynxie! (nice to see you here too)
YOUR BIG BANG AWARDS (BBA) END GOAL RESULTS
Some questions to ask...
- What is the highest finish you have had in the BBA so far?
- What is your end goal? Finish in the TOP 10, win it all?
Some requirements for success...
- I think it starts with a good visual image, and there are some theories on what makes a good image,
But you also need...
- A little luck to beat out some of the larger studio players who seem to win the title of "Superstar" a lot.
That is not to say a smaller studio player cannot win it all...
I actually won it all once (it was a nice looking cover)... got 181 votes!
Tried a similar entry 4 weeks later, and it didn't get half the votes (79 votes)...
So... obviously other factors are at hand besides nice image.
UH OH, HERE COMES THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST PART
But here's the weird part, I honestly believe the studios with the most active players (not necessarily the upper ranked studios, but it tends to be) have a slight advantage on that final Sunday. The final Sunday only presents what looks to be the TOP 100 vote-capturing films regardless of how many movies you made in the previous week.
It's kind of like playing in the PGA/LPGA (Golf Tournaments)... if you don't make the cut in the early rounds, you won't be around to play in the finals.
The BBA system progressively removes lower ranking films from contention as the week goes on. Because the final Sunday only presents the TOP 100 films, if a studio conducts nothing but VOTING missions on that day, it has a good chance (based on their volume of votes) to quasi-manipulate the final standings either by "up voting" one of their own studio member's films (should it show up, at roughly 1 in 50 chance for one film, or 1 in 25 chance if they have two in the TOP 100, and of course those chances increase if there are even more, etc)... OR by "down voting" (by not voting for) an opposing studio player's film that is ahead of theirs.
Does this really happen you ask?
I have no proof for certain that this really happens as it requires studio members to act in unison to keep track of the leader board, but if you forced me to bet, I would slap my money on "hell yes this is practiced". But so what - even if it is happening, it is still possible to win it all. Someone HAS TO win it all. There are 52 of these "Superstar" titles handed out every year, so WHY NOT YOU??
NOTE: Some lucky players have won the title more than once; to that I say - good on you.
Just make a striking visual image, (spend a few diamonds if you need to), add a catchy title (it is optional and likely doesn't sway the opinion of most voters, ~ but if you do, it will cost you 19 diamonds if you have them), and hope for the best.
It's survival of the fittest, and strength in numbers.
PS: PRO TIP - One thing that might help is to get your studio mates to do a "pre-vote" on which one (or two) of the best films you made for the week should be submitted to BBA. It will confirm your suspicions on what you should submit. Do it on a Saturday or early Sunday on a regular basis.