Although this isn't much of a warning, there is a very quickly approaching Jeopardy planned soon. It was a bit of a last minute and spur-of-the-moment decision, as I figured out I had a bunch of extra time to spare all of a sudden. After this though, I can't promise any more quick stuff. Some additional changes to prizes should be noted. Also, I made a special new script that will speed up the question process a lot, so be prepared.
This will be tomorrow (Aug 26), 7 PM EST.
It will be in #psypokejeopardy again, and if you have any trouble with getting there, consult the numerous other jeopardy/trivia topics.
How it works:
Just like normal Jeopardy, Psypoke Jeopardy consists of the same question format for answers and the same category-choosing methods. The dollar amounts are the same (and are treated as Psybucks), and this will be how you are scored. You do lose Psybucks for wrong answers, and you can go into negatives. In the chance that you finish with a negative score, you won't lose any Psybucks. And seeing as questions are in quantities ranging from 200 to 2000 Psybucks, there's plenty of potential to earn massive amounts.
Questions work much differently than normal trivias and are presented under +m. After three seconds of reading the clue, -m will be set. After that, the first to "buzz-in" gets to answer it. He/she will be given a temp +v and +m will be reset. Ten seconds is then allowed to give the answer. Once "TIME!" appears, if the answer is wrong, the person is devoiced and -m is set again to take in more "buzzes." This continues until a correct answer or there are four incorrect answers.
Now, the buzzing works like this: the first person to say "buzz" (and only "buzz") will be selected. This requires good timing/reaction skills and sometimes a good internet connection. If you get the answer wrong, you can buzz-in again, but you can still lose Psybucks for more incorrect answers. If an answer is incorrect and isn't the fourth incorrect answer or a minute hasn't passed, there will be a two-second delay before -m is reset to allow another buzz-in. When the question is over, the winner of the question gets to choose the next category and amount.
Other than that, most normal things apply. The first round is normal and followed by a break, the second is a "double" round with another break, and there is a final Jeopardy in which anyone can participate. Daily Doubles are also included. All of these will be explained during the actual event.
(this applies to what happens during the event)
1. Do not argue if you thought that you buzzed in before someone else. The entire process is scripted, and it is based on what appears on my screen only.
2. Do not PM any ops, especially me. If you have a complaint/question/whatever, wait until a break.
3. Do not use /me.
4. Do not use any reference materials (such as the site). Caught cheaters will lose a lot of Psybucks.
5. Answers MUST be given in a question format such as "What is Pikachu?". This will be taken loosely, but drastic mixups between "where" and "who" will be called incorrect. (Pokemon are considered as "what"s)
6. You must use your forum name to receive any prizes. Various exceptions are allowed, but ask first.
7. Special op/voice rule: try not to talk while someone is answering a question.
8. Tiger != Alex Trebek.
Top three total
: A special trainer card ribbon for placing.
First and second place (non-staff)
: Exact earned Psybucks amount and week-long voice status in #psypoke.
Third place (non-staff): Exact earned Psybucks amount.
All participants: Half the Psybucks they earned. Again, if it is a negative, nothing will be earned. A new trainer card participation ribbon will also be granted.
How much different is this from a normal trivia?
The biggest difference is how you answer questions. It is possible to lose points, and you have to buzz-in before you answer. The question format for answers is slightly different, too. Similarities are basically in the knowledge bit, and it has the same trivia-like "atmosphere" to it. Benefits of Jeopardy comparatively include the amazingly high Psybucks amounts, an ability for everyone to score more easily or get back into contention for the lead, and the addition of small strategies (picking higher questions and the like). See above for all the little details.
Why should I go?
Because it's something really fun and worthwhile. Even though it may not be hosted by an Elite or Lite, it's still a community event for fun.
Are the questions Pokemon-related?
Yes, but there is a special category for random knowledge.
What time is it in my time zone?
Click the link and find out.
Is there freezing?
No. There are no extra restrictions like this.
Does only "buzz" work for buzzing in?
Yes, so you better type it out first and wait for -m to press enter. Even missing a "z" or using colors would cause the script to skip over you.
What happens to rule-breakers?
Something very very bad. :O
So, the short notice had its toll on participation, but it was worthwhile nonetheless. Another high score was set, and a bunch more Psybucks are handed out. A new low score was set as well. This will be the last Jeopardy in a while, and I don't know when the next will be. (Not a week this time though)
First place: Sneaky_Sneasel 30399
Second place (first non-staff): Gardevoir 11396
Third place (second non-staff): Serpentsounds 1999
Third place non-staff: spongedude -1601
Scores before final Jeopardy: (default wager is one)
Scores at half:
Anime 200 * This is the name of photographer that has randomly shown up a few times.
What is Todd?
Anime 400 * The third season took place in this region.
What/where is Johto?
Anime 600 * In Kanto's Battle Frontier, this was the first Brain that Ash challenged.
Who is Noland?
Anime 800 * This person was the voice of the narrator through the Hoenn seasons.
Who is Mike Pollock?
Anime 1000 * Ash loses to this person in the Indigo league tournament.
Who is Richie?
RBY 200 * In Yellow, you can receive Bulbasaur in this city.
What/where is Cerulean?
RBY 400 * This is the least expensive item you can buy at Celadon City's Dept Store.
What is Mail?
RBY 600 * This is the last attack alphabetically.
What is Wrap?
RBY 800 * This is the cheapest TM (name) at the Game Corner.
What is Dragon Rage?
RBY 1000 * TM49 contains this move.
What is Tri-Attack?
GSC 200 * This hold item raises attack but causes confusion.
What is Berserk Gene?
GSC 400 * A Brick Piece sells for this much money.
What is 50?
GSC 600 This item was stolen from the Power Plant by a Team Rocket Grunt.
What is Machine Part?
GSC 800 * This color Apricorn can be used to make a Friend Ball.
What is Grn/Green?
GSC 1000 * This is the fastest Bug-type Pokemon. (not necessarily pure Bug)
What is Scyther?
RSE 200 * TM23 contains this move.
What is Iron Tail?
RSE 400 * This person gives you the running shoes.
Who is your mom?
RSE 600 * In Emerald, this Berry can reduce Attack EVs.
What is Kelpsy?
RSE 800 * This many people are available in the Trainer's Eyes function of the PokeNav.
What is 69?
RSE 1000 * This person is referred as "Elusive Eyes" in the Match Call.
Who is Scott?
FRLG 200 Daily Double FRLG * This ability is exclusive to Muk and Grimer.
What is Stench?
FRLG 400 * Qwilfish is exclusive to this version.
What is FireRed?
FRLG 600 * Lt. Surge gives this badge.
What is (the) Thunder (badge)?
FRLG 800 * This is the phrase needed to unlock Mystery Gift.
What is "Link together with all"?
FRLG 1000 * Kabutops can newly learn this move by level up.
What is Fury Cutter?
DP 200 * This characteristic could denote a possible 31 Speed IV/DV.
What is "Alert to sounds"?
DP 400 * This Elite has the most Flying-type Pokemon.
Who is Aaron?
DP 600 * This many of Cynthia's Pokemon have all damaging moves.
What is four?
DP 800 * Fantina gives this badge.
What is (the) Relic (badge)?
DP 1000 * TM89 contains this move
What is U-turn?
Pokedex 400 * "They have gentle hearts. Because they rarely fight, many have been caught. Their number has dwindled."
What is Lapras?
Pokedex 800 * Machop evolves at this level.
What is 28?
Pokedex 1200 * This Pokemon's Japanese name is Toridepusu.
What is Bastiodon?
Pokedex 1600 * "The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch."
What is Magcargo?
Pokedex 2000 * This is Chatot's Species classification.
What is Music Note?
Tech 400 * Electric is supereffective against this many types.
What is two?
Tech 800 * This Nature dislikes Bitter and likes Sour.
What is Lax?
Tech 1200 * This is the only Pokemon other than Shedinja that resists both Ground and Ice attacks without the help of an ability.
What is Surskit?
Tech 1600 * This is the max speed of a Pokemon with base 130 speed.
What is 394?
Tech 2000 * This attack is exclusive to Regigigas.
What is Crush Grip?
Psypoke 400 * This is the new name of the Fan Fiction forum.
What is Canalave Library?
Psypoke 800 * These two people are the moderators of the Orange Islands forum.
Who are Frost and pelligargetic?
Psypoke 1200 * This day is the forums' birthday.
What/when is August 4?
Psypoke 1600 * This milestone was reached prior to the release of the PsyBlog.
What is the ten millionth index view?
Psypoke 2000 * According to the old staff interviews, this person is still yet to turn in his answers.
Who is Blue Baby Dragon?
Patterns 400 Daily Double Patterns * Red and Blue, Snap, Pinball, Yellow, _
What is Stadium? (US game releases)
Patterns 800 * Beach, Tunnel, Volcano, River, Cave, _
What is Valley? (Snap levels)
Patterns 1200 * Adaptibility, Aftermath, Ail Lock, Anger Point, Anticipation, _
What is Arena Trap? (Abilities alphabetically)
Patterns 1600 * Chats, Trivia, Forums, Psyblog, _
What is PsyQuest? (Main site's site map order)
Patterns 2000 * Bug, Dark, Dragon, Flying, Ghost, _
What is Grass? (Types Steel has a resistance to)
Misc Pokemon 400 * Diamond and Pearl released in the US on this date.
What/when is April 22?
Misc Pokemon 800 Daily Double Misc Pokemon * The Daycare Center is found on this route in RSE.
What/where is (route) 117?
Misc Pokemon 1200 * This is the "disease" that can help you EV train.
What is Pokerus?
Misc Pokemon 1600 * Froslass is in this Egg Group.
What is Mineral?
Misc Pokemon 2000 * This Gym Leader gives you the Balance Badge.
Who is Norman?
Misc Anything 400 * This is the most populous state of the US.
What is California?
Misc Anything 800 * This is the name of a ten-sided polygon.
What is a decagon?
Misc Anything 1200 * This is the code needed for a comment in HTML.
What is "<!--comment-->"?
Misc Anything 1600 * This many inches are in a yard.
What is 36?
Misc Anything 2000 * This is the first element in the periodic table.
What is Hydrogen?
Final Clue * Pokedex entry: "When it sucks in a large volume of seawater, it becomes like a big, bouncy ball. It eats a ton of food daily."
What is Wailmer?