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Term 1 Nomination Thread - Designated Player Pool

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Democracy Game II' started by ravensfire, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Position: Designated Player Pool

    This is the Nomination thread for the office of Designated Player.

    The Designated Player is the person that actually plays the Civ4 game, based on the instructions posted in the relevant instruction thread. The number of times that you will play during a term will vary based on the frequency of sessions and the size of the pool. The order of play in the pool is based on if the citizen was in the pool last session but did not play, the number of votes recieved and the order of accepting the nomination.

    To nominate a citizen for Designated Player, including yourself, post the name in this thread or PM Ravensfire. In order for a citizen to be accepted for the election, they must accept the nomination by posting in this thread or sending a PM to Ravensfire. Self-nominations are considered automatically accepted unless indicated otherwise.

    THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED AN OFFICE, AND THUS DOES NOT COUNT AS THE ONE ACCEPTED NOMINATION. You may run for any office and run for acceptance into the Designated Player pool.

    All citizens are encouraged to post questions to the nominees about their plans and qualifications for the office. Nominees are encouraged, but not required, to answer those questions.

    The election poll will be posted at 6:00 pm, Feb. 24, CST, and will list all accepted nominations, in order of acceptance.

    Good luck!
    -- Ravensfire
     
  2. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    I wish to nominate the following citizens to the Designated Player pool:
    • DaveShack
    • donsig
    • Chieftess
    • Civgeneral
    • Ice2k4
    • Shattered
    • Falcon02
    • Nobody (but he has to leave "Guido and Da Boys" behind!)
    • Black Hole
    • dutchfire
    • Furius
    • Methos
    • Hyronymus
    Whew! I tried to include the active people off the top of my head - sincere apologies if I missed you. Please, though - nominate yourself (and others!), and join the DP Pool!

    -- Ravensfire
     
  3. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity Retired Moderator

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    I just ran civ and the chat at the same time without having serious trouble, so I'll accept.
     
  4. ice2k4

    ice2k4 Emperor

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    I must decline. Thanks for the nomination though.
     
  5. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    You forgot to include yourself, so guess I'll do it.

    I nominate ravensfire! :cool:
     
  6. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    Thanks but no i dont want to play the save.
     
  7. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I'll accept.

    Edit: I have a lot of experience in Succession Games as you can see from the links in my signature. I've played many, many SG's in both Civ3 and Civ4 as well as five SGOTM games. Team play and discussion is my preferred method.
     
  8. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Sure - In!

    -- Ravensfire
     
  9. GeorgeOP

    GeorgeOP RF Bleachers

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    I'll self-nominate and accept.
     
  10. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I'll accept. I'll just have to reinstall my original Civ4 vanilla disc. :)
     
  11. Falcon02

    Falcon02 General

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    I shall accept this nomination. Thank you :D
     
  12. Black_Hole

    Black_Hole Deity

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    I decline my nomination, but thanks for the thought ravensfire.
     
  13. Furius

    Furius Prince

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    I'm very grateful to have been nominated, but I do not believe that my computer can run civ and the chat at the same time... Let alone switch between the two...
    So I shall decline...

    Thanks, though
     
  14. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    I'll accept, thanks. :)
     
  15. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    i would run if we held the chat over ventrillo. My wow guild has a server i could use.
     
  16. ordinaryguy

    ordinaryguy Back to Civ!

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    Could all nominees briefly outline their plans for the game? Thank you
     
  17. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    I'll accept my nomination.

    Geeze CT, you really don't have enough memory on your HD :p.
     
  18. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    Questions for all candidates:

    Do you truly feel that you can capably interpret posted instructions? Please qualify your answer.

    If you were a DP in the past, please highlight your successes and challenges.

    Lastly, have you ever run for DP and not met the electoral minimum due to your gameplay during the previous term?
     
  19. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Yes, absolutely. (absolutely is the qualifier :groucho: )

    Successes: being able to create the starting save on several occasions
    Challenges: Taking several tries to create the starting save :blush:
    Seriously: The hard part is determining if an in-game opportunity for which there are no instructions is a no-brainer (one way or the other), or a stop condition. Someone is going to complain no matter what you do.

    Not even close.

    Generally, this could be a touchy subject. For about 70% of our total registrations (a lower percentage of true active players), there was no previous term. There has been a case where someone fell far short of the required votes due to other player reactions to previous term activity, and that player left the game and CFC. I don't remember anyone currently nominated who has been rejected in the past.
     
  20. dutchfire

    dutchfire Deity Retired Moderator

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    Questions for all candidates:

    Do you truly feel that you can capably interpret posted instructions? Please qualify your answer.
    Yes, and I feel that instructions should be in a way that all citizens could understand them, so that would include me.

    If you were a DP in the past, please highlight your successes and challenges.
    I was a DP twice (if I remember correctly), but didn't play that many turns, the game was already pretty dead at that time, and most instructions were missing.

    Lastly, have you ever run for DP and not met the electoral minimum due to your gameplay during the previous term?
    I have run, and I got elected.
     
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