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Democracy was used for 0.4% of the time. 99.6% was anarchy.
For every troll there was hundreds of people wanting to win, progress really was slow but not that hard.
Complex commands like moving the team around or depositing and catching new pokemon was painfully slow though.
I thought it would be more time, but just under 17 days was really rather impressive and now the stream will be starting Pokemon Gold/Silver so we can watch this shenanigans forever.
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The best stuff to come out of it other than the proof that it could be done were all of the funny moments that happened that were just really dumb. I look forward to watching more biggrin.gif.
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Originally Posted by l No l FeaR l View Post

Omastar instead of Kabutops? Get outta here!

How Dare you disrespect the Helix Fossil

also this is how it was done
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem
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Originally Posted by triarii3 View Post

can someone explain whtat this democracy mode is?
Every 20 seconds only one command is issued and there is a tally of the most popular command, which is then executed. Rarely did I see democracy mode on though, even if got more done, it just felt really slow.
    
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There's nearly a 40 second delay from when you type in the word to when it translates to action. Democracy is just about useless MOST of the time because people don't take into account this 40 second worth of lag. It's very difficult to navigate through PC menus or what not with 40 seconds worth of lag and 30k people spamming buttons at the same time. As a result, most of the complicated actions that were meant to be done in democracy doesn't get accomplished and then it goes back to anarchy as people always spam anarchy when they're stuck in democracy mode.

Ironically, anarchy which was pretty much the mode the game was in the entire time resulted in less predictable but trial and error with the same end goal in mind. Because it was more chaotic, players would just do it over and over again until it succeeded in the desired outcome.

That said, Zapdos using thunder right off the bat on pidgeot and alakazam was pretty pro and then sky attack on executor and thundeshock on blastoise all resulted in super effective one shots. rolleyes.gif

It's amazing how much Zapdos carried the team through the E4
Edited by Syan48306 - 3/1/14 at 9:03pm
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I don't even understand how this is possible. headscratch.gif

You literally have TENS OF THOUSANDS of people spamming commands every second. Commands which probably cancel each other out all the time or set the player back.

Non-stop, for days on end.

How on earth did they manage to even get a GYM BADGE, let alone beat the game? Progression in this sort of environment can't be done. Even if you have a few friends who team up and type the same command in, you'd never be able to account for the lag and your command would be lost in the sea.
The internet has worked together and completed an amazing feat. I repeat, THE INTERNET. Celebrate a little would ya? lol biggrin.gif that being said, there were a lot of face palm moments in the game (i.e. LET US CONSULT THE ALMIGHTY HELIX FOSSIL), but that doesn't mean there wouldn't be a major vote for the most reasonable command for most of the game.

It more has to do with the fact of you have an unlimited amount of trials, and a complete random amount of entries, that since there exists a possibility it will happen. Instead of a computer generating random inputs, you gave a punch of random people doing it. This would have taken longer with a random command generator as there were human beings attempting to be productive.

Has nothing to do with internet collaboration and it's ignorant to this so. But low and behold, we will have some insane individuals citing this experiment as a reason for internet serenity or some other bizarre case.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l No l FeaR l View Post

Omastar instead of Kabutops? Get outta here!

also this is how it was done
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem

Yup, +rep
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I have seen this posted a few times, someone care to ELI5 exactly what happened? (I don't play pokemon/never have).
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I have seen this posted a few times, someone care to ELI5 exactly what happened? (I don't play pokemon/never have).

From what I understand twitch users could play the game, controlling it by writing on the twitch chat the commands for the buttons they want to "press", like UP, DOWN, etc. This sounds like a major trainwreck, but surprisingly they managed to finish the game.
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I don't even understand how this is possible. headscratch.gif

You literally have TENS OF THOUSANDS of people spamming commands every second. Commands which probably cancel each other out all the time or set the player back.

Non-stop, for days on end.

How on earth did they manage to even get a GYM BADGE, let alone beat the game? Progression in this sort of environment can't be done. Even if you have a few friends who team up and type the same command in, you'd never be able to account for the lag and your command would be lost in the sea.


And yet human civilization has advanced significantly doing the exact same thing!
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I have seen this posted a few times, someone care to ELI5 exactly what happened? (I don't play pokemon/never have).

Sure, this will explain it all.

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