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SC2k6 Oracle Challenge - Round 2 - All Divisions (part 2)
From: Kaxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 7:48:53 PM | Message Detail
Welcome to the Oracle Challenge, the contest that tests your prediction abilities down to the hundredth of a percent!

The Challenge

For each match in the GameFAQs Summer 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.
ANYONE CAUGHT CHEATING (Including but not limited to deleting changes after the start of a match) WILL IMMEDIATELY BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CONTEST.

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

The popular team challenge is returning for a second contest. 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.
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....TCELES B HSUP
From: Kaxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 7:49:14 PM | Message Detail
ORACLE WEBSITE
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/

Oracle Discussion Topic
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=8&topic=31154224

We are now accepting predictions for all Round 2 matches.

Aeon Division
Yuna vs Joanna
Chun Li vs Lara Croft

Patriot Division
Solid Snake vs Squall Leonhart
Yoshi vs Dante

Destiny Division
Sora vs Gordon Freeman
Ryu (Street Fighter) vs Mega Man

Blast Division
Sonic the Hedgehog vs Vincent Valentine
Kirby vs Luigi

Time Division
Crono vs Bowser
Auron vs Sub-Zero

Let the Oracle Challenge test your prediction abilities down to the hundredth of a percent!
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....TCELES B HSUP
From: Master Moltar | Posted: 10/19/2006 7:50:12 PM | Message Detail
Woo

Yuna with 70.11%
Chun-Li with 59.55%

Solid Snake with 52.57%
Dante with 55.11%

Sora with 65.72%
Mega Man with 62.11%

Sonic the Hedgehog with 52.12%
Kirby with 50.77%

Crono with 56.47%
Auron with 63.52%
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Moltar Status: Feeling good and hot-blooded.
KOS-MOS vs. Aeris - Bracket: Aeris - Vote: KOS-MOS (38/42)
From: meche313 | Posted: 10/19/2006 7:51:35 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 56%

Patriot Division
Solid Snake with 52.7%
Yoshi with 50%

Destiny Division
Sora with 59.99%
Mega Man with 62.5%
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You're in a clique with Vlado and Inviso. That's the nerdy group in the school cafeteria that sits away from everybody else gossiping about the cool kids in whispers, except instead of whispers, it's AIM, and instead of the school cafeteria, it's the board 8 community. -- Shake
From: Draco1214 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:01:26 PM | Message Detail
Tag
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Character Battle V Score - 37/42 points
Current Prediction - KOS-MOS vs. Aeris Gainsborough
From: AmazingKirby | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:11:13 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 69.69%
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caps
From: Master Moltar | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:12:09 PM | Message Detail
CHANGE

Yuna with 68.42%
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Moltar Status: Feeling good and hot-blooded.
KOS-MOS vs. Aeris - Bracket: Aeris - Vote: KOS-MOS (38/42)
From: Camden | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:12:41 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 67.8%
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Huh? Finger!? What the hell? -Cloud
Game over, what was a bad joke is now a reality show. -Sonata Arctica
From: PeaceOut64 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:14:08 PM | Message Detail
Change

Yuna with 68.9%
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My goal since I joined the Leafs has always been to have on the ice a team as good as our fans. We have never quite gotten there. Some day we will. - Ken Dryden
From: Darkash | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:15:40 PM | Message Detail
Yuna w/ 65.37%

Which I'm posting from a $*&#*& library computer, because my laptop crashed. AGAIN.
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1st place in scientist pg's TLoZ MM riddle contest!
12th in the SpC2k4 Oracle Challenge!
From: Leebo86 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:23:00 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 52.52%
Snake with 51.14%
Dante with 54.38%
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~~~Kemonozume~~~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDtkvswXMn0
From: Jmast7 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:27:53 PM | Message Detail
CHANGE

Yuna with 76.43%
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"I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball." - Annie Savoy
From: Xuxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:34:27 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 71.25%
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Take off every sig.
From: kaonashi1 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:37:39 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 65.20%.
From: Vlado | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:43:10 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 72.11%.
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Vlado's Awards for Posting Excellence:
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=8&topic=30885086
From: MyWorldIsTerra | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:43:42 PM | Message Detail
Change:

Yuna with 70.11%.

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No.1 in my Final Fantasy female rankings.
*is raytan7585* at work (in Purg'D prison)
From: Kaxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:49:21 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 66.4%
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....TCELES B HSUP
From: meche313 | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:49:31 PM | Message Detail
CHANGE:

Yuna with 68.9%
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You're in a clique with Vlado and Inviso. That's the nerdy group in the school cafeteria that sits away from everybody else gossiping about the cool kids in whispers, except instead of whispers, it's AIM, and instead of the school cafeteria, it's the board 8 community. -- Shake
From: Kaxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:54:18 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 65.5%
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....TCELES B HSUP
From: King Morgoth | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:54:29 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 63.33%
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It looks like I got Z1mZum'd! Congrats to the greatest Guru!
SpC2k4 Triple Crown WINNER (Oracle, Betting, Spread Betting)
From: Xuxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:55:01 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 70%
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Take off every sig.
From: Camden | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:55:10 PM | Message Detail
Yuna with 67.5%
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Huh? Finger!? What the hell? -Cloud
Game over, what was a bad joke is now a reality show. -Sonata Arctica
From: Xuxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:55:39 PM | Message Detail
Hah! My closest yet without making it!
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Take off every sig.
From: King Morgoth | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:55:46 PM | Message Detail
1 second'D!
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It looks like I got Z1mZum'd! Congrats to the greatest Guru!
SpC2k4 Triple Crown WINNER (Oracle, Betting, Spread Betting)
From: Camden | Posted: 10/19/2006 8:56:37 PM | Message Detail
Oh well.
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Huh? Finger!? What the hell? -Cloud
Game over, what was a bad joke is now a reality show. -Sonata Arctica
From: Starion | Posted: 10/19/2006 9:05:32 PM | Message Detail
Just a tag.
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Now playing: Castlevania:DOS | Queue: Okami | Waiting for: SMT:Devil Summoner, FF12, Castlevania:POR
From: King_Zog | Posted: 10/19/2006 9:07:01 PM | Message Detail
Go Yuna!

Anyways,

Chun-Li with 67.08%
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Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please. The Orient Express is now departing... All passengers should be on board.
From: Kaxon | Posted: 10/19/2006 9:34:40 PM | Message Detail
Match #38 Results
Aeris Gainsborough 61.65%
KOS-MOS 38.35%

KOS-MOS performed considerably better than expected against Aeris, doing almost 5% better than she did against Luigi last year. Was it the effect of Xenosaga 3, a bit of TJF, or Aeris not being as strong as we thought? We'll have to wait until the Aeris/Zelda battle to find out, but Zelda is definitely looking like the favorite going into that one. The consensus was Aeris with 67.33% and the average score was 43.84. All 124 predictions were for Aeris.

Best Five Picks:
1) Ringworm - Aeris Gainsborough 61.44% (+49.79)
2) th3l3fty - Aeris Gainsborough 61.27% (+49.62)
3) steve illumina - Aeris Gainsborough 62.20% (+49.45)
4) TheKnightOfNee - Aeris Gainsborough 62.33% (+49.32)
5) KleenexTissue50 - Aeris Gainsborough 60.89% (+49.24)

Ringworm gets today's top prediction, which brings him back into a tie with Rodri for the all time lead with 31 top 5 picks. Th3l3fty has the second best prediction, his third top five of the contest and lifetime. The sage of board 8, steve illumina, made the third best prediction, but it looks like he'll be rather far from third tomorrow, having picked Joanna for the upset. Last contest's rookie sensation TheKnightOfNee gets into the top five for the first time this contest with the fourth best pick, and KleenexTissue gets the fifth best pick, also his first top 5 of the contest.

Complete Match Ranking:
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/archives.php?contest=SC2k6&type=match&match=38

Current Leaderboard:
1) Karma Hunter - 1727.77
2) DSRage - 1725.57
3) cyko - 1723.39
4) Kaxon - 1722.27
5) Draco1214 - 1720.50

Karma Hunter stays in the lead today and DSRage is still in second place. Cyko passes Kaxon to take back third only two days after Kaxon finally moved passed him. Draco remains in fifth place.

Full Standings:
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/archives.php?contest=SC2k6&type=total&match=38

Top Team Scores:
1) Team Really Late Signup - 97.47 (ad00: +48.95 / JayLv100: +48.52)
2) Team th3 Bob - 96.27 (th3l3fty: +49.62 / Big Bob: +46.65)
3) Team I'll Be Here The Whole Time - 96.02 (TheKnightOfNee: +49.32 / catldr24: +46.70)
4) Team The Returners - 94.76 (cyko: +45.31 / steve illumina: +49.45)
5) Team Jonflufflez - 94.46 (CaptainFlufflez: +45.93 / jonthomson: +48.53)

Today's top team is Team Really Late Signup (ad00 and JayLv100). Team th3 Bob gets second due to th3l3fty's great pick. Team I'll Be Here The Whole Time gets third. The Returners (cyko and steve illumina) are fourth for the day, followed by Team Jonflufflez in fifth.

Complete Team Match Ranking:
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/archives.php?contest=SC2k6&type=teammatch&match=38

Team Leaderboard:
1) Team Unfinished FFP (Ed Bellis / Karma Hunter) - 3440.02
2) Team The Spirit of Truth (Draco1214 / Rodri316) - 3437.56
3) Team We Used To Be Good? (Kaxon / King Morgoth) - 3430.10
4) Team Rage of Warcraft (War13104 / DSRage) - 3414.38
5) Team Romanian Potato Soup (The n00b Avenger / GrapefruitKing) - 3412.36

Team Unfinished FFP remains in first for the 4th day in a row. The Spirit of Truth retakes second from Team We Used To Be Good? just one day after they gave it up, while Team We Used To Be Good? drops seven points behind on a pair of high predictions. Team Rage of Warcraft returns to the leaderboard in fourth after two days off. Finally, Team Romanian Potato Soup drops from fourth to fifth in the standings.

Complete Team Standings:
http://www.oraclechallenge.com/archives.php?contest=SC2k6&type=teamtotal&match=38
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....TCELES B HSUP
From: KingBartz | Posted: 10/19/2006 9:42:13 PM | Message Detail
w00t. Top 5 here I come(again)

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That was too close. You were almost a Jill sandwich.
SC2k6: 38/42 Today's pick: Aeris
From: The n00b Avenger | Posted: 10/19/2006 9:55:51 PM | Message Detail
Chun-Li with 59.97%
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ertyu and VeghEsther are truly proof that there is much about this world we still do not understand.
From: creativename | Posted: 10/19/2006 10:06:04 PM | Message Detail
Chun-Li with 57%
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From: Team Rocket Elite | Posted: 10/19/2006 11:47:11 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 58.00%
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I got pwnt by Z1mZum in the July 2006 Guru Contest.
Support Toadette for the Summer 2006 Contest!
From: CyberMachine08 | Posted: 10/19/2006 11:49:53 PM | Message Detail
Change:

Chun Li with 56.02%

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I thought lolicon would mean LOL ICON as in Lol internet - XIII is cool
*is raytan7585* in the Purg'D Prison (40 days left)
From: _Lagoona_ | Posted: 10/20/2006 2:35:15 AM | Message Detail
.Change:

Lara Croft with 50.2%

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PPC SC2k6:
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=8&topic=30958879
From: ECW RVD420 | Posted: 10/20/2006 6:44:51 AM | Message Detail
tag
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The Whole F'n Show
From: ScorpionX3 | Posted: 10/20/2006 7:23:59 AM | Message Detail
Solid Snake with 54.31%
Dante with 51.01%
Sora with 66.79%
Mega Man with 63.18%
Sonic the Hedgehog with 54.59%
Luigi with 53.77%
Crono with 57.00%
Auron with 63.98%
_--_
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 ... Would you push the button?
From: red sox 777 | Posted: 10/20/2006 8:58:07 AM | Message Detail
Change

Chun-Li with 56.00%
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"........!" ~Magus
From: BZer0 | Posted: 10/20/2006 9:28:22 AM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 56.96%
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CBV: 38/44
Next: Yuna vs. Joanna
From: XIII_rocks | Posted: 10/20/2006 9:59:12 AM | Message Detail
CHANGE to Snake with 56.86%
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http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs9/genmessage.php?board=7&topic=22242738 Sign plz
AC2K6 Score: 40/42 Today: Aeris
From: BeTheMan | Posted: 10/20/2006 10:13:57 AM | Message Detail
Change:

Chun-Li with 62.25%
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ALL YOUR VOTES ARE BELONG TO Z1mZum FOR ROCKING THE GURU WORLD
From: XIII_rocks | Posted: 10/20/2006 11:00:30 AM | Message Detail
BTM, are you TRYING to lose? o_O

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http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs9/genmessage.php?board=7&topic=22242738 Sign plz
AC2K6 Score: 40/42 Today: Aeris
From: Lufia II | Posted: 10/20/2006 11:07:16 AM | Message Detail
BTM, are you TRYING to lose? o_O

???
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Best. Username. Ever.
From: DarkLink89 | Posted: 10/20/2006 11:56:26 AM | Message Detail
Solid Snake with 57.60%
Dante with 54.34%
Sora with 58.45%
Mega Man with 58.34%
Vincent Valentine with 50.45%
Kirby with 53.96%
Crono with 51.56%
Auron with 64.56%
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Toronto Blue Jays fan
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From: Jmast7 | Posted: 10/20/2006 12:21:10 PM | Message Detail
CHANGE

Chun-Li with 61.61%
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"I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball." - Annie Savoy
From: Ed Bellis | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:12:11 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 51.01%.

I've lost a lot of faith in her ability to pull it off (lol Dream Division), and it wouldn't surprise me if Lara snagged the upset. Just hedging my bets, I suppose - today's going to kill me.
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This was Ed Bellis, servant to the mighty Guru Z1mZum. Congrats, buddy!
From: charmander6000 | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:13:40 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li - 56.82%
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"I was trying to escape. Obviously, it didn't work." - President Bush
From: Dilated Chemist | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:15:17 PM | Message Detail
Solid Snake with 54%
Dante with 52%
Sora with 63%
Mega Man with 60%
Sonic the Hedgehog with 54%
Kirby with 53%
Crono with 59%
Auron with 60%


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Remember, remember. The 7th of October - the day Ganondorf was beat.
By the Valentine, who N fans despise - another win, another great feat.
From: transience | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:16:46 PM | Message Detail
Chun Li with 59.56%
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xyzzy
From: transience | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:17:19 PM | Message Detail
Solid Snake with 57.44%
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xyzzy
From: Draco1214 | Posted: 10/20/2006 1:20:24 PM | Message Detail
CHANGE:

Chun-Li with 61%
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Character Battle V Score - 39/44 points
Current Prediction - Yuna vs. Joanna Dark
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