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SpC2k6 Oracle Challenge - Round 5 - FINAL MATCH ONLY - Zelda vs FF/SMB
From: King Morgoth | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:12:53 PM | Message Detail
Welcome to the Oracle Challenge, the contest that tests your prediction abilities down to the hundredth of a percent!

Changes for spring 2006

Please note the new scoring system. The rest of the rules are the same as before.

The Challenge

For each match in the GameFAQs Sprint Contest you need to pick a winner and predict the percentage of the vote they will receive. New participants are still being accepted until at least the end of round 3 (please indicate that you are new and make a minimum of three picks).

Post your predictions in this topic, one prediction per line. Your predictions must start with the name of your winner and end with your predicted percentage. Examples:

Link with 85%
Link 55.13%
Link over CATS with 67.55%
Link - 77.5%

Please use one of these formats, and always remember to include the % sign. Predictions are entered into our database by a script, which may miss your predictions if you use a weird format.

The Scoring

For each match you will earn points based on how close your guess was to the actual outcome. Scoring is cumulative and the winner of the Oracle Challenge will be the person with the most points at the end of the final match. For each match you can earn anywhere from 0 and 50 points. The scoring system works as follows:

Correctly choosing the winner earns you 50-x points.
Incorrectly choosing the winner earns you 45-x points.
(Where x is the difference between your guess and the character's actual percentage.)

Example:

Your guess: Link with 65%
My guess: CATS with 55%
Actual result: Link 60%, CATS 40%
Your score: 50 - (65-60) = 45 points
My score: 45 - (55-40) = 30 points

The Rules

It is necessary to have a few rules to keep the challenge running smoothly. They are:

1) A valid entry consists of a clear pick and prediction (i.e. Link with 85.03%). The prediction must be greater than or equal to 50.00%.
2) Your prediction does not need to be different from everybody else's. However, intentional and continuous prediction mimicry will not be allowed.
3) All predictions must be made five minutes before the usual start time of that match?s poll (approx. 11:55pm EST, 10:55am CST, 8:55pm PST). Predictions submitted after this time will not be counted or may be subject to penalty. No predictions will be accepted after a poll has started, regardless of the start time.
4) You may change your prediction for any match at any time, subject to the rules above. Please indicate clearly that this is a change to a previous entry.
5) You may not delete any post in a prediction topic (if you do, please post immediately after to explain the deletion). This is to prevent abuse of the above rule and to reduce confusion.
6) If you post with an alt, you must clearly state the name of your main account. (Exception: if the alt is listed on your user profile page <http://oraclechallenge.com/profiles.php?type=users>, I already know about it).
7) You may predict matches in advance if you need to. Please tell me beforehand so we can arrange this.
8) I reserve the right to disqualify a pick for any justifiable reason.

Team Challenge

In addition to the main Oracle Challenge, this time we are testing a side contest involving teams. The rules for the team challenge are simple:

1. Sign up with a partner before the beginning of the first match.
2. Make just one prediction per match - it counts for the Oracle Challenge and the Oracle Team Challenge.
3. Your team score for the day is equal to both team members' scores added together.
4. If one player misses a prediction, the team will get either (partner's score * 2) or (partner's score + average score for the day), whichever is lower. This is to keep teams from being eliminated by one missed prediction, and ONLY applies to the team scores.
From: King Morgoth | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:13:37 PM | Message Detail
ORACLE WEBSITE
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/

We are now accepting predictions for the FINAL MATCH ONLY in this topic:
Legend of Zelda vs Final Fantasy / Super Mario Bros

If you need to make predictions for the remaining semi-final: Final Fantasy vs Super Mario Bros., please do so in the Round 4 topic:
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs9/genmessage.php?board=8&topic=29564007
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SpC2k4 Triple Crown WINNER (Oracle, Betting, Spread Betting)
SC2k4 - 12th place
From: Pats_Dynasty | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:19:07 PM | Message Detail
Zelda with 53.43%
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From: Draco1214 | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:20:11 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy over The Legend of Zelda with 52.44%
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Currently Playing - Suikoden V, Street Fighter Alpha 3, New Super Mario Bros.
From: RX7InfinitiIII | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:20:30 PM | Message Detail
Tag.


RX7
From: Seginustemple | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:20:57 PM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 53.87%

It's my lucky contest number :)
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From: Shivan Reincarnated | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:20:57 PM | Message Detail
Zelda with 52.33%

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"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin
From: Menji76 | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:21:17 PM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 51.54%

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Be Honest©
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From: TheKnightOfNee | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:21:19 PM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 51.97%
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Sushi, Kamikaze, Fujiyama, Nippon-Ichi...
"i love you and aiya" - An IM from Richie259. Awww.
From: XxSoulxX | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:22:03 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 52.55%
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stingers, Rad, longblade, and Ryoko owned me in a sig bet and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt
From: Master Moltar | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:26:41 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 54.32%
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This is not my GameFOX sig...
Therefore, it doesn't exist!
From: Camden | Posted: 7/29/2006 10:33:49 PM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 53.1%
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Huh? Finger!? What the hell? -Cloud
Don’t worry. Have a nectarine. -Christopher Walken
From: somdude04 | Posted: 7/29/2006 11:00:45 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 55.55%

GJ
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From: outback | Posted: 7/29/2006 11:09:17 PM | Message Detail
Zelda with 53.33%
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From: Agent M | Posted: 7/29/2006 11:13:10 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 50.9%
From: Janus5000 | Posted: 7/29/2006 11:14:21 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 51.07%
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"Those who cast the vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything."
From: WeSurrender | Posted: 7/30/2006 12:02:22 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 51.66%
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~~Stingers135~~
Nominate KOS-MOS from Xenosaga for This Years Summer Contest!
From: The Real Truth | Posted: 7/30/2006 12:02:26 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 54.55
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Kingdom Hearts killed my bracket.
From: Kaxon | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:57:31 AM | Message Detail
Haste2 predicts the final
If FF wins:
Zelda over Final Fantasy with 54.50%

If SMB wins:
Zelda over Mario with 58.50%
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Nominate Aeris for SC2k6
From: red sox 777 | Posted: 7/30/2006 5:33:51 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 59.00%
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Nominate Magus and Crono!
From: BretHartfan316 | Posted: 7/30/2006 5:56:10 AM | Message Detail
FF with 53.10% over Zelda.
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Isn't that the game where you pull the pieces from the middle and put them on top?-wewantsting on ganja
From: Weird Kirby Dude11 | Posted: 7/30/2006 5:58:10 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 54%

Final Fantasy better win, or else my bracket gets screwed.
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From: ObscureMammoth | Posted: 7/30/2006 5:59:31 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 54.37%
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From: jonthomson | Posted: 7/30/2006 6:50:12 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 50.01%
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Jon Thomson - CATS, Jay Solano, Ridley, Duke Nukem, The Prince, Phoenix Wright, Jill Valentine, The Boss, Ada Wong, Celes, Lyndis, Morrigan, Guru TBA, 1 TBA
From: alpha door | Posted: 7/30/2006 6:54:36 AM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 54.25%
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Official Chrono Trigger Fan
Nominate Marina Liteyears for SC2k6!!
From: cyko | Posted: 7/30/2006 6:59:25 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy - 52.39%

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please NOMINATE BAHAMUT!!!
or i will eat your soul.
From: KleenexTissue50 | Posted: 7/30/2006 7:02:13 AM | Message Detail
Zelda with 52.97%
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Proud supporter of Axel, Jay Solano, and Midgar Zolom for SC2k6.
Now playing: Oblivion, Shadow Hearts, Phoenix Wright
From: PeaceOut64 | Posted: 7/30/2006 7:10:34 AM | Message Detail
Zelda with 51.8%
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From: DragonsFury | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:07:11 AM | Message Detail
FF with 51.25%
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I dislike anyone who has a sig.
>.>
From: Ikon | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:15:06 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy over Zelda with 54.22%
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%$*&@!!
From: Big Bob | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:18:57 AM | Message Detail
Whoever wins tomorrow...

Legend of Zelda with 51%
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This space reserved for a new sig.
From: YoAriel33 | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:20:15 AM | Message Detail
Holy **** @ Zelda support
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Watch and you'll see... someday I'll be...
part of your WOOOOOOOOORLD!!!
From: Ed Bellis | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:24:31 AM | Message Detail
Holy **** @ Zelda support

Ditto.

Final Fantasy with 55.67%
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This was Ed Bellis.
From: DarkLink89 | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:25:23 AM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 51.35%
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From: Alanna82 | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:26:25 AM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 52.25%


I fully expect the pictures to be Link and Cloud. >_> If they arnt, I will change this prediction.


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From: meche313 | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:27:05 AM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 52%
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“Impossible is a word people use to make themselves feel better when they quit.” - Vyse
Currently playing: Zelda: Alttp, Donkey Kong Country, Rogue Squadron II. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, Kirby SuperStar
From: Radix | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:29:10 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 56.77%
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"My guess is that if the Sea Shrine sank, then it sunk." - Fighter
From: and now I dance | Posted: 7/30/2006 9:32:13 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 50.90%
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*Dances* :D
From: Ness26 | Posted: 7/30/2006 10:55:49 AM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 51.22%
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From: Kaxon | Posted: 7/30/2006 12:48:50 PM | Message Detail
AlecTrevelyan006 predicted
Legend of Zelda with 52%
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Nominate Aeris for SC2k6
From: Kaxon | Posted: 7/30/2006 12:50:32 PM | Message Detail
selmiak predicted:
Final Fantasy with 55.55%
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Nominate Aeris for SC2k6
From: Javman162 | Posted: 7/30/2006 12:50:47 PM | Message Detail
Safety Pick:

Legend of Zelda - 52.25%
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Current contest score: 42 Next: Legend of Zelda vs. Metal Gear
From: th3l3fty | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:18:26 PM | Message Detail
Legend of Zelda with 53.59%
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From: Z1mZum | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:19:29 PM | Message Detail
The Legend of Zelda with 51.50%
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I'm charming, but I dip into the Prozac now and then.
Cepastat.
From: supdawg | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:24:35 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 50.29%
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From: Paratroopa1 | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:26:05 PM | Message Detail
If FF wins: The Legend of Zelda with 52.69%
If SMB wins: The Legend of Zelda with 58.33%
From: Dilated Chemist | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:28:49 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 53%

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From: TessaTestarossa | Posted: 7/30/2006 2:33:54 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 59.03%
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Nominate JAY SOLANO and CARMEN SANDIEGO
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From: LusterSoldier | Posted: 7/30/2006 4:01:06 PM | Message Detail
Final Fantasy with 53.78%
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From: Repus_Yortsed | Posted: 7/30/2006 4:05:58 PM | Message Detail
The Legend of Zelda - 55%
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