On March 24th, a three-day seasonal competition was held on OldCP to see who is qualified to be the next, new moderator. Game of Moderators consists of several teams having to compete in numerous tasks. Until the last day, the team breaks out and competes individually to become finalists. The new moderator is chosen based on who the finalists are and who performed well.
In this season, five teams competed: Knights, Topaz, Ignite, Sushi, and Fairytales. Within their teams, they performed a bunch of tasks.
An example of the types of tasks they completed will be shown in the next few pictures, including a description. It will be based on a poster that their teams have made based on the invention of their choice.
Another task their teams completed was making a shape, of their choice, with their team. Let’s take a look at how that looks like.
All the teams did a fantastic job!
Unfortunately, Fairytales w kicked out of the competition with the lowest points. Before the finalists were selected, here are the results as a team.
The finalists were chosen and had the opportunity to do two tasks.
The interview, the most intimidating task, consisted of the moderators and administrators having to ask questions to the individual. The finalists had the opportunity to express and open up themselves by explaining what moderator meant to them.
The last task was for a group of finalists having to run the Pizza Parlor. The waiters, chefs and manager’s job was to impress the customers. While running the place, their job was to show their best behavior and to satisfy the customers.
As those two came to an end, everyone went back to the office, the original place where the game was taken place. Damen, the helper of the Emperor, gave a long speech and congratulated to everyone. Unfortunately, it came to the decision that he had to choose one.
Yes! The winner of Game of Moderators for Spring of 2017 is xCandy! Congratulations.
At the end of the competition, she earned moderator and gold. Good job to everyone who participated in the games!
I took the time to interview a few people based on their experience on Game of Moderators with three simple questions. Let’s hear their responses.
1. How was your experience with Game of Moderators?
2. What was your favorite task?
3. How do you think Game of Moderators can improve?
- Well, it was a bit stressful for my team and me, but some of the tasks were fun. However, I don’t naturally like the concept of GOM. I’d give my experience a 5/10.
- My favorite task was the task at the end; it was only for the finalists. They ran the Pizza Parlor. That was very fun. I didn’t have to participate, so I enjoyed it. I was a customer.
- Oh, plenty of ways. First off, I just think that the finalists don’t correspond with GOM. As in like, the mods already know who they want to be a finalist. Before the last tasks, It does not really connect there and it makes the tasks and effort seem pointless. I think that should be fixed and also bias is a huge factor. Not only for the finalists but for the teams. There are unfair tasks, like the Ignite versus Knights in the Damen-ball match. Remember when Damen told us all that he couldn’t keep his word? An emperor we can’t, a message approved by Damen! Those are the flaws that need to be fixed.
- Honestly, GOM was really fun this year, but it was really hard too. I think the experience of it was amazing, but also not good. I mean, many of us competed to win mod, but this year, it was mainly about mods and I loved that.
- Oh, that’s tough. I think my favorite task was the treasure hunt or the play skits. Both were really creative and I liked how Topaz was really excited for the treasure hunt. We were so thrilled with the play. We came up with some creative scenes and everything.
- I think it could improve a lot if the staff didn’t play favorites. For example, Knights mainly consisted of old users and they won. But I mean, Topaz did too. On Topaz, we tried our best and everything, but Damen loved Knights from the beginning. Come on, he can’t refuse Knights or empire history. I think GOM could improve if they’re more open minded to more users than friends.
Design wanted to add a general comment to the topic.
“I think the users worked really hard for the three-day tough game and not a lot of us were considered for finalists, even though we did our best. I still want to know we’re considered or about in the future. Well, I think that users should be considered in the future for the game of moderators too, even if we don’t make a finalist. I know Damen was playing favorites this year and many mods were as well. There were a few tasks where my team, Topaz, should’ve won.”
- I found this GOM the best, so far. It was much better organized. We got to try out in Fairytales on our own without Kat. It helped us see our weaknesses and where we could improve. It was really fun.
- My favorite task was probably the advertising one, where we had to make up a product. This was because I love marketing and the topic of business, so it was a fun task to take part in.
- I feel like GOM is organized now, but it could be more organized. Some of the mods weren’t too serious during GOM. A lot of users quit GOM this year, in the middle as well. To get more people to participate, there should be an attractive thing about GOM like a gold award for finalists or for the winning team. Even if teams don’t win, users still compete and that should count for something, even if we don’t make it to the finals. We should at least be considered in the future. All the time we put in for the same rank.
- Personally, I feel like my experience was pretty good. It was a good way to use my time. We don’t have these events often, which makes it special. I think that the tasks were pretty fun.
- I think I liked making a product because it went by really fast and it stretched our creativity. There was so little time that we had, so it forced us to cooperate together well. It was really enjoyable. I liked competing, and especially the commercial part too. Yes, I liked the task because it was very fun to present. Doing things alone is hard, but contributing with others seems easier.
- Well, I loved the style of the old moderator competitions. They were solely based on training penguins for moderator. They use a lot of teamwork, but I think it made it better. Maybe with more judges, so it does not seem biased when doing certain tasks.
As a general statement, he said:
“I think there should be consolation prizes. Everyone worked very hard to become a finalist.”
I got the chance to speak to one of the judges from Game of Moderators regarding of his opinion, based on three questions. His username is Tennis but likes to go with the name, Harrison. He has been a long-time user on OldCP and is currently an administrator. As you may have noticed, Harrison is on the Speedy team, as a public relations. Enough about him and let’s move on to the questions.
1. How was it like judging GOM?
Very fun. It’s great to see users compete and have fun working together.
2. What do you think is the most important quality to look for in choosing a new moderator?
Passion, maturity, leadership, love for the game.
3. How do you think GOM can improve?
More variety tasks.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the interview. Your opinions do matter, and we love to hear them out. Also, great job to everyone to competed in this season’s Game of Moderators. Last, but not least, congratulations to xCandy for being the new moderator on OldCP!
That’s all for today. See you!