The verdict on V2

Solitair
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August 20th, 2008, 2:34 pm #1

I've skipped reading V2 because I've heard some not-very-nice things about it, but now I'm wondering if I should reconsider. What's your take on V2?
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August 20th, 2008, 2:43 pm #2

I haven't read much of it, but most of the writing seemed pretty solid. I guess there was also some drama or something surrounding it that spoiled it for some people tho?
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Mitsuko2
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August 20th, 2008, 5:04 pm #3

There was alot of drama surrounding V2.

It wasn't BAD by any account. You should read it. Some storylines were very well done.
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August 20th, 2008, 5:08 pm #4

One criticism I've heard is that it was overplanned - being that people had their own storylines in mind and weren't really willing to comprimise or accomodate other people enough. However, as Amanda said, that shouldn't really affect your reading, because the concerns hardly if at all affected the stories themselves to the point where your reading would be ruined.

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August 20th, 2008, 5:15 pm #5

There is/was some drama around it, mostly being with what Clueless said in a lot of things being crazy over-planned in some areas. But that was about it in my opinion, so please don't let that keep you from reading and enjoying it because it was still a great version in it's own rights.
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August 20th, 2008, 5:55 pm #6

I think we need to find a happy medium between planning too much and being whores for spontanaeity. Because I find the concept to be completely overrated.

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August 20th, 2008, 5:55 pm #7

Overplanning was one of the problems with v2, but then each version has its bugs, v3's for example being its frequent clusterfucks. These are hardly reasons to condemn any of them as being "not worth reading". What really counts are the characters and the scenes, and when it comes to judging those it's really a matter of personal taste.

A couple of handlers were out to get v2 right off the bat, bitching about every little thing and longing for "the good ole days of v1", as if the premise was any different. But these were people who didn't really bother getting involved so that pretty much speaks for itself. It seems like v2 is often judged a little harder than v1 since v1 is the prized original and subject to pedestal placement by some.

Anyway. Unlike Battle Royale 2: Requiem, v2 is just as worth checking out as its predecessor.


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August 20th, 2008, 6:06 pm #8

I actually find that some of the most well-developed characters I've ever seen on this site came out of v2. Even outside the top 10 (who for the most part were all very well done), characters like Huy Tran, Anna Dibinidetti, Ali Grayston, and a bunch of others contributed enormously to how well so many scenes in v2 played out.

It's more than worth a read. Personally, I enjoy it more than v1. Like everyone has been saying though, it's all a matter of personal taste.

EDIT: I also find that most of v2's characters (save for three-five) were much more believable as real high school students than in any of the other versions.
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August 20th, 2008, 6:12 pm #9

Yeah, V2 is worth reading in your spare time. It was very well done on the whole. Some pretty awesome scenes took place in V2 that will be immortalized in SoTF history, as well as some of the most memorable (both for good and bad reasons) characters we'll ever see.
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August 20th, 2008, 6:13 pm #10

Scipher wrote: Yeah, V2 is worth reading in your spare time. It was very well done on the whole. Some pretty awesome scenes took place in V2 that will be immortalized in SoTF history, as well as some of the most memorable (both for good and bad reasons) characters we'll ever see.
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G61: Anna Grout: Submitted
G62: Andrea Vanlandingham: Martyred
G39 Alexis Machina: Crushed
G23: Trish McCarroll: Defeated


natlei was sleeping in her bed when someone came thru her window "get away rapist" she said still half asleep and hit one of them in the head with her liucky frying pan then went back tyo bed them men the injected her with a sedative and carried her off
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August 20th, 2008, 6:15 pm #11

Meh. V2 was okay in it's own right, although you could pretty much see who the winner was going to be when the contestants were narrowed down to twenty-five. Read through it, I'd think you'd enjoy it.
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August 20th, 2008, 6:18 pm #12

V2 had some really great characters, and some really great storylines, but was plagued with a bit of behind the scenes drama and a large inactivity period. While V1 suffered through the same thing, the attitude around the site wasn't stupendous. It really picked up around the end though, and I don't know if we'll have a similar type of problem here in V3 with the activity.

Things WERE too planned out, but at the same time, inactivity made many of those plans impossible. ON the other hand, spotaneity, which has seemingly come through in V3 to a much larger extent, can be annoying at times.

V2's definitely worth a read, in my eyes, though. Even though I wasn't around for the vast majority of it - it's definitely worth a read-through, as it surpassed the original, even if nobody wants to really admit it.
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August 20th, 2008, 6:25 pm #13

d0ddi0slave wrote: ...ON the other hand, spotaneity, which has seemingly come through in V3 to a much larger extent, can be annoying at times...
Amen. Thats my only problem, is that if you're in the middle of something, and someone comes along and fucks over what you had going, it kind of makes you re-think everything you had going for the post. While some could argue that it keeps you on your toes, it also like Adam said, gets quite annoying. Point in case would be a thread where your character is about to kill another, when Captain Heropants comes from the middle of buttfucking nowhere and saves the day.

To sum up: Spontaneity seems to breed way too many hero moments for me to really advocate the campaign for spontaneity that people seem to be on for this version.

Also, I'm going to go on record as saying those Motivational Posters about Spontaneity a few of you have/had are really stupid, seriously, and thats coming from me. ME!!!
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August 20th, 2008, 6:26 pm #14

Ciel wrote: Meh. V2 was okay in it's own right, although you could pretty much see who the winner was going to be when the contestants were narrowed down to twenty-five. Read through it, I'd think you'd enjoy it.
Dude; hate to break it to you, but V1's like that too. If V3's NOT like that, then I'd say we've all won a great victory indeed.
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Ross Miller: Just hangin' out, man.
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Memories: 1 - 2

Claudeson Bademosi: It's a beautiful day, I think.
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Ariana Moretti: The verbal assassin.
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B077 - Adam Dodd: You either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain. The truth lies somewhere in between.
B087 - Sidney Crosby: It's only cowardice if other people are around to tell you so. Otherwise, it's survival.
B092 - Eddie Serjeantson: Fully in charge, but not much of an arborist.
B013 - Andrew Ponikarovsky: Probably could have used a proper license and a driving lesson.
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B011 - Adam Amato: Refused to besmirch those walls.
B099 - John Sheppard: Went out with a bang.
B122 - Ryan Atwell: Couldn't help but write a "Dear John" letter.
G034 - Jamie Li: Left us far before her time.
B011/99 - Burton Harris/Ken Lawson: The Kermit-squad.
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August 20th, 2008, 6:36 pm #15

d0ddi0slave wrote: V2's definitely worth a read, in my eyes, though. Even though I wasn't around for the vast majority of it - it's definitely worth a read-through, as it surpassed the original, even if nobody wants to really admit it.
And coming from the winner of V1, that says something.

G'day. >_>
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G23: Claire Lambert: Property of the Fabulous Mr. Toben

v3 Characters:

B65: Dorian Ibanescu: Coastline

Deceased:

B57 - Jeff Marontate: Cleaved
B120: Jim Middleton: Pummeled
G61: Anna Grout: Submitted
G62: Andrea Vanlandingham: Martyred
G39 Alexis Machina: Crushed
G23: Trish McCarroll: Defeated


natlei was sleeping in her bed when someone came thru her window "get away rapist" she said still half asleep and hit one of them in the head with her liucky frying pan then went back tyo bed them men the injected her with a sedative and carried her off
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