Meet Acrobot!

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Nuka, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. Nuka

    Nuka New Member

    Some of you guys might have met Acrobot before - (I know he has fans from previous encounters) - Well now Acrobot is a permament feature in iSketch in his very own room - the Acromania room.

    For those who are not acquainted with it ... I will tell you briefly how it works so that anyone popping into the room and finds it confusing can come here and hopefully find a simplified version of the rules.

    Acrobot is a ten round word game.

    He gives you a string of letters ie: IPYRGS (or acronyms) and it is YOUR challenge to make a witty, clever or just desperate sentence from these letters or others like them before the time runs out.

    To lodge your sentence you type /msg Acrobot then your desired sentence.

    (You can change your sentence once it is logged - as long as it is before the time runs out).

    Then you lodge a vote for your favourite sentence (You cannot vote for your own). - and the one with the most votes and/or fastest entry wins the round.

    You lodge your vote by typing /msg Acrobot then number of sentence you want to vote.

    Previous to this - Acrobot had to be started manually by an admin in a chat-like room - now it runs automatically and you can join any time.

    BEWARE THOUGH - it IS addictive!!

    Please join everyone in Acromania and enjoy!

    NB: This is a public room and monitored by admin so same rules of conduct apply as to the other public rooms.

    *hugs to all*
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  2. Oh dear... you may have just given me a reason to play a game of iSketch after this long! :p Sounds great!

    Although, I have to admit, maybe reading the rules at midnight wasn't such a great idea.. heh. I'm sure I'll understand it much better in the morning with a fresh cup of ze coffee. :)

    * MrsNerdinator gives Nuka big squishy hug!
    Thanks for the information :)
  3. elfy

    elfy Little Spoon

    hmm well i was in there for precisely 30 seconds before i got a pm asking how old I am:/
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  4. gt7278

    gt7278 Active Member

    Lol.. I was just playing this, it's quite fun!

    The acronyms are usually rude though, so maybee not for the easily offended :O
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2009
  5. Capt_Sparrow

    Capt_Sparrow Active Member

    Haha I was playing this as well. Was good fun but Acrobot really doesn't like having conversations :(.
    Oh and as an unwritten rule, the ruder your sentence (but with a hint of humour), the more points you'll get xD.
  6. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    I really quite like it, although I would agree with gt, the sentences can be, and usually are quite rude. It does get quite fun though, you just need to be funny :)
  7. MalReynolds

    MalReynolds New Member

    When i played with friends it was fun, back when it was in beta, but now it's more known and public there are too many people, spammers and really stupid sentences that get the vote simply because it used 'queer' in it's sentence.

    Some were funny, but the majority weren't. Alot of the time it's just lazy, makes no sense and a very poor attempt at humour.

    I guess when the room has an overall mental age of 10 though it's too much to ask for any decency.
  8. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    I wish that Acromania could be chosen as a UCR as well :) That would be handy :)
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  9. Nuka

    Nuka New Member

    Small steps does a journey make.
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  10. Mato

    Mato Member

    Aww so much fun!! Certainly brings out the worst in my vocabulary xD
  11. Rocksie

    Rocksie New Member

    Yeah I really like this game. It does depend on the people in the room though. It does get silly as previously said. With the right people or if it does become an option for a UCR it will be ace.

    Also another point, it needs to have a seperate chat box added it gets too confusing otherwise.
  12. jenni939706

    jenni939706 Twirl Princess

    lol, the acronyms do tend to be a bit hm....well, uncensored, it brings out ...the worst/best in people XD (depending on ur likings :D)

    XD :p but it is quite popular :D i think....they'll need more than one room soon though, theres always 20 something people in the room
  13. Bellicimo

    Bellicimo Active Member

    hmm :( is so addictive though :) but yeah rudeness....:)
  14. spectre

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    I think it's really funny (and hypocritical) that everyone freaks out when someone draws a boob or a penis in the regular rooms and then tolerates/comes up with the crudest phrases in the acromania room.
    Just a thought.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
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  15. db1986

    db1986 Super Moderator

    Very good point spectre. Rob seems to allow it as he joined the room some time yesterday, and no actions were taken.
    Otherwise a lot of people would be blocked for sure :p
  16. 2.0

    2.0 Super Moderator

    Swearing and rude language, as long as it's not targeted to other players, is largely ignored by players and admins alike. Players and admins do start paying attention to it when it turns into a row of players at each other's throats.

    I don't see how it can be thought of as hypocritical since it's not drawing on a canvass and people swear and use very rude (untargeted) language in rooms a lot.

    However, when it becomes targeted at players (it will), i'm sure sanctions will be handed out, sanctions I suppose Rob has already thought of.
  17. spectre

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    But when "swearing and rude language" are incorporated into the game-like room that is Acromania (which I understand is a chatroom, but definitely has game(-like) qualities and interactions), then I think a comparison to regular game rooms is warranted.

    I don't understand how you cannot see any hypocrisy in this situation. People incessantly complain about rude drawings, vote for it, get kicked and banned because of it, and then go into this room, and allow their gameplay to incorporate rude language (which I would say is around the same "rude level" as disallowed drawings). I'm not saying the situations are exactly the same, but there are similarities and "practice what you preach" does come to my mind.

    I don't mind swearing or crude language (which I definitely was not addressing in my post) because I use it, but when the game is revolving around it and about 9/10 responses in the room make use of it, then I start to get annoyed. And when I can't ignore it (as much as I love reading the word "penis" 12 times over), then I'm also annoyed.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2009
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  18. Jmac

    Jmac New Member

    Im going to have to agree with spectre here.

    I was in there and it gets pretty bad at times... one came up with F F F L or something like that and all but one had f*** as at least one of the words... but i dont think thats nearly as bad as the sexual things that people write down... i mean some of them make you feel like youre in the cyber room...

    i can see the language/swearing being tolerated but the sexual stuff could at least be masked a little bit, i mean in a normal room if someone were to go in and say the same things that are said there they would be booted in an instant, would be kinda tough to mod, but some restrictions should be in place. (maybe an admin warning people the first time, booting the second time for 20 minutes?) i dunno, just a thought.
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  19. Dologato

    Dologato New Member


    I would dispute that point straight-up. I've frequently seen (as recently as 2 hours ago mind you) players ejected from rooms for bad language, directed at nothing more than frustration from not guessing a word and without being a rampant tirade either; the ejection being perpetrated both by 3 votes from regular players, and admins responding to the same.

    I can't see how that sort of language and behaviour is necessary in any part of the game, "targeted" or not.
  20. Clau

    Clau New Member

    It is possible to play an Acromania game in a the user creator department. If you want to open a room, an admin can start a game there. You can kick the rude people out yourself, if you are an operator.

    I was playing Acromania yesterday and I see lots of young kids playing it and it gets boring as every single sentences has rude words in it.
    I would like to see several Acromania room with different themes (personally I would go for a Harry Potter theme/music theme/maybe even a Dutch theme! :D).
    If you think it's a good idea, let me know when I'm online and we can start some rooms and still enjoy Acromania in our own way :) until we figure out how to tackle the Acromania room itself.
    Idea's are always welcome!
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