S.N.N. wrote:Re: the huge amount of entries
I'm curious as to how this whole thing is going to be handled at this point. It's clear that Horikawa didn't anticipate this many entries (no one did), and I think it goes without saying that there are going to be a lot of rankings that are off if the judging is done from an arbitrary numerical standpoint. I'm almost wondering if picking a top 10-20, and then clustering the rest based on general quality would work better (i.e. put 15ish levels in a world that are "pretty good", another 15ish levels in another world that are "poor", etc). At the very least, it would shut down any "why did 220th rank higher than 223rd" arguments that are bound to pop up.
Then again, I'm just musing. It's probably too late to change around the judging criteria, and I doubt the judges would want to.
there's no such thing as perfect judging. it's silly to consider the judging that'll result from this as anything near 'accurate' as there is no ideal goal with which to compare.
Last year, despite a couple exceptions, we had judgements the majority of the people agreed with. That's what I'm aiming for and I feel confident I can get it.
I was expecting about 150-250. Said so in my emails to the judges. This wasn't entirely unexpected and I built the infrastructure to support it quite some time ago. What was absolutely unexpected was the number of levels that would be submitted *at the last minute*.
But yeah, just calm down, relax, trust me, and enjoy the ride peeps. It'll be a fun one, I guarantee it!