Quarterlies 2019! The Qt3 forum readers' choice for best game of 2019 is ...

Yeah, I think some mix of rules loosening on eligible games to vote and/or pushing back the Quarterlies voting back a few months may help with participation.

I suspect relatively few members buy games around release date and instead wait for a sale to try the game instead, which means the average Qt3er won’t have played the major 2019 games until mid 2020. Speaking for myself, I picked up DMC5 a few months back on sale but have yet to try it, so it wasn’t up for consideration at all.

I mean we have the “Game of the Month” threads where people just list what they played regardless of release date. Get the algorithm to trawl those threads if people want to know what has been simmering in the QT3 zeitgeist for the last 12 months.

The Quarterlies are the best games of that year. Having a game like RDR2 win year after year because lots of people are playing it and it’s popular would make the awards completely redundant. (I think allowing early access was a big mistake as it is - but I have made my peace with it).

I very rarely buy a game before it goes to at least 33% off. I’ll wait till 50% if it’s a game I suspect I’ll enjoy but not love.

I mean I’ll day one purchase stuff like Cyberpunk and ES6 like I suspect a good many people will, and games I have a continued interest in I day one purchase the DLC for, but this is a very tiny number of titles.

So yea, I’m just agreeing there is a ton of stuff from 2019 I haven’t even played yet that I’ve got on the list.

Just want to drop a link to the planning thread for the games of the decade vote coming up:

That’s why you can only nominate games the year you first play them.

That doesn’t stop a game winning multiple years.

So you’ve established a down side of making such a change yet the issue that started this conversation remains.

I guess that doesn’t bother me. I just don’t see it as something that will be a chronic problem. It may happen once in a while, but I don’t think there will be enough games that keep drawing in enough new players each year that also want to put it in their top 10 or top 5. Gamers With Jobs does it this way and it’s not an issue.

Thanks @Brooski and @arrendek for doing this. You guys rock! I’m also totally getting disco elysium now.

Dang it, I never got to vote because I never saw the original post (not that it would’ve changed anything though).

We probably should have asked one of the admins to pin the post to the top of the forum. We should make sure that happens for the GOTDecade thread. They are really good at pinning things!

hey @admin, get off you lazy butt and get to the pinning boy!

Then go vote at Gamers with Jobs. This isn’t that place.

I do. There is nothing wrong with me sharing my opinion. Sometimes you’re an ass.

now now, kids, play nice. Now hug and make up.

…and sometimes people try to change a place into something they like better elsewhere when they already have that place to go to. I don’t want this place to be Gone Gold 2.0 or Gamers with Jobs. Those places don’t interest me. This started as a site with a lot of industry writers and developers hanging out with a lot of gamers who shared our interests. That underlying genesis of this place would be chipped away at by what you’re suggesting and another place exists that does exactly what you want.

Call me an ass if you like. I’m just being direct in my response.

And I’d say we should do whatever the majority wants. If that is limiting the vote to release year I’m ok with that. If it is what I suggest than I’m good with that too.

…which means we have a difference of opinion, and my response to that is there is a place for what you want. This isn’t it. I don’t see a consensus that agrees with you. I also vehemently oppose your option. As @SamS notes above. You’ve got a thread every month/week for that.

I now vehemently support whatever rob’s position was. I don’t really care to scroll up and find out, but you two can sort it out ;-)

I agree with Dave in principle, but his bedside manner is really turning me off and making me want to side with Rob.