Do you think Twitch Plays Pokemon is "dying" as a lot of people seem to think? Is that just the craze naturally dying down, or do you think that once they get to the elite four we'll see another viewership spike?
I do think interest has majorly taped off- I don’t really know the cause but I do wonder if it was the new diplomacy system combined with the first game ending.
See, the new diplomacy system completely got rid of the point of democracy, which was to be a last-resort get-shit-done mode when everything else failed. That’s why it took 80% of the vote.
The new diplomacy system changed a lot of things.
The first is that, now instead of a last ditch effort, diplomacy happened every hour which means shit actually gets done. A lot. Every hour we could at least be put on the right track if not get through a puzzle that might have taken a day or so in anarchy.
And here in lies a problem- getting shit done is not only boring (‘you might as well just watch a let’s play’) but if you’ve noticed, we’ve gotten 8 badges in a week! Because we get shit done almost every hour, there are not only less stories that result from the chaos of anarchy (from the ledge that took a day, to ‘giovonni’s wild ride’ to bloody sunday to the false prophet etc.) but if you are away for hours at a time, like most people are (either to go to sleep, go to school, or work) you have missed SO MUCH PROGRESS. If you were gone for the first day, you missed 3 BADGES.
How easy is it for people to say ‘eh, i think i’m done’ when there’s less stories, they are missing huge chunks of progress, and now once again the system has changed.
It is so big.