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Royadin
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If Making walkthroughs Deserve a Merit, Why does no one get any? I mean, I make two Extensive walkthroughs, but no one gave me anything.... what is the point of making a walkthrough then?

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ymmit
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yes you should get a merit for making a walkthrough

Elitemagical
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Informative walkthroughs should get you a merit, but making walkthroughs should not just be about getting a merit.

mrtim
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I am not sure about this, because anyone can make a good walkthrough and we may have many people making walkthroughs and people who needs help may not know which one to use....

If you are making walkthroughs in games, I can't see why they are not allowed, but usually merits in games are just review of the game, so basically helping the author of the game. Walkthroughs are helping people who are stuck....

But I am not sure overall if walkthroughs should be a merit. But No good walkthroughs, repeated walkthroughs etc should not really...

tommy5649946
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only a walkthough that you write the video ones no

ulimitedpower
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If I were you, don't ask for a merit, as it increases your chances of getting one.

I like this idea, as when people take their time to write long, extensive walkthroughs, it's like writing a very long, detailed merit. In a sense, it should be rewarded.

But like merits, it should also be limited and the standards high. It should encourage users to write good walkthroughs.

BeastMode10
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The mods should hand pick merit-worthy walkthroughs. However, they already have a lot of time on their hands with meriting comments, and adding walkthroughs to their list of chores may not be the best idea.

Armpit
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It would mean the mods would have to check if the walkthrough is at least 95% correct. Otherwise, some merit-hungry trickster may just post a huge bunch of misinformation for a game nobody can beat, and get a merit for it because the mods believe the walkthrough is accurate.

Now, a video walkthrough should definitely get one, because they often require hours of editing as well as beating the entire game and proving it. The only flaw in that is that there's no way of proving that the submitter of the walkthrough actually created the walkthrough, which is probably one reason why this feature has not yet been added.

MrDayCee
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Just like ulimitedpower stated... if you ask for one, it probably will NOT happen... :S

But I agree it's a nice suggestion, nothing more...

ulimitedpower
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However, they already have a lot of time on their hands with meriting comments, and adding walkthroughs to their list of chores may not be the best idea.


Then again, they could quickly sift through walkthroughs, and then move to comments when doing their duties. And you only need one mod to give up about 30 mins meant for comments at most.
It would mean the mods would have to check if the walkthrough is at least 95% correct


They can also rely on feedback from users in that thread, as they will most likely find the flaws in them.
Now, a video walkthrough should definitely get one, because they often require hours of editing as well as beating the entire game and proving it. The only flaw in that is that there's no way of proving that the submitter of the walkthrough actually created the walkthrough, which is probably one reason why this feature has not yet been added.


That's true, and I think those walkthroughs shouldn't get merits, as they can be unreliable...
chitown
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If it a good walkthrough then yes, but I wouldn't want everyone making one just because they want 25 more AP.

Freakenstein
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The problem with walkthroughs is that only one person is allowed to make one and keep it. Reviews are fine; many people can make reviews, they have their own opinions of said game, and they also have to wait just like everyone else for their merit. Walktroughs are one time for one game, the user who made it gets a merit up-front, and others are congratulating him for his merit on the walkthough, but since others wanted to make one, they are secretly hating his guts for it.

plokkey
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I agree, what's wrong with just taking some "thanks?"

MrDayCee
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Agreed there Freakenstein and plokkey!

The Walkthrough is something you get aknowlegded for and praised, if it's a good one...
if it's not, then you probably shot yourself in da foot there! Whoops! o_O

Still, like I said earlier, now that you asked for the merit, it will probably (surely, definitely!) NOT happen...

Asking for a merit is like placing a large 'L'-shaped piece of steaming hot iron to your forehead for the admins and mods to see! Tsk tsk, poor soul... :/

DrOctagonapusBLARGgg
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For your information why should you get merit for making a walkthrough it doesnt make any thing good amd its only for good things

loloynage2
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For your information why should you get merit for making a walkthrough it doesnt make any thing good amd its only for good things


what? how is a walkthrough bad?

And yes, a very well made walkthrougt should get a merit.
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