Better Voting System!
Well, title says it all,
I have spend my last 3 days browsing the "Greenlight" and it has been a total nightmare. From my perspective, and hopefully many other users, the voting system is designed for you to vote for the game you find most enjoyable, otherwise you spend hrs and hrs and.... (lets just leave it there otherwise itll not end, I warantee it!)
Point being made is, there should be a most reliable, faster, and friendlier voting system, where instead of going to the game page, you can vote right on the game menu (takes away the back and forth when voting, and giving chance to thumb down what i call "garbage" due to either being unoriginal, uninteresting, unethical, and all the un i can find in a dictionary. Now now, many are probably wondering: "what if they dont go to the game page, or maybe the game is good and people unfairly vote it?" Well, answer is simple, if the game is good enough to greenlight, then the cover, name, description, and characteristics of the game will be more broad giving those voting, a fair chance to discover new ideas or find interesting games! This way developpers, uploaders, and whatever you call it will invest a little more of their time and effort into promoting the game and caseshowing why the game should be voted for. Also, it would be wise to add a description that says the stage the game is, that way we can choose to vote for it later if we find it interesting.
I have skimmed through more than 20 pages by now, and sadly i have only found no more than 50 games worth giving thumbs up what so ever. only one game i am undecided due to the fact that the idea seems interesting, but the game does not have a gameplay to actually judge it fairly. so, meaning out of 30 games per page, i barely find 1 that actually catches my attention. if the voting system is fixed, we as a community can eliminate and censor what games get greenlit by being able to thumb down more games that actually deserve it, instead of just ignoring them and after time, getting a break through in this loopholed system by being greenlight!
Now, I do not hope everyone or, many understand my point of view in this. However, wouldnt your favorite game get voted faster this way by getting "rid" the games that are not worth your time?
ps. Yes, this would also bring many trolls into the system if it gets changed, and many games might miss their chance just because. However, i have hopes for the community to be fair and help this system improve instead of getting spammed every week with useless releases. If someone have any more ideas that can support or help this, and that it can change the way we vote, please feel free to port it and share with others. Who knows, we might actually change the way greenlight works into our favor!
pss. well, yes, i felt lazy to browse, but bear with me, 20 pages of greenlight, then browsing the forums for a needle in a haysack? =/ i at least tried google without any hit? that counts right? so, i apologize in advance if i am double posting or not supporting an already opened discussion.