Well, I kind of expand on this idea in my forum post, this is just a basic summary of the idea and dosen’t really give the full effect. Basically the system would go like this. People would still submit their suggestions and the Episode team would still look at the forums who got the most votes and then give EVERYBODY including people who might have missed the suggested feature post, the chance to vote on one of like three of the top voted ideas.
This way more people are represented in the final decision on what to make. The suggested forum thing is really hit or miss in it’s results. Your posted feature could get buried if you don’t keep reposting it and that is a lot of time to dedicate to an idea out of most people’s busy schedule. Taking time everyday just to repost your idea and get more likes. It also doesn’t account for the tons of people who aren’t online when a feature is suggested leaving a lot of people out of the loop. So people like me and many other’s didn’t even know what the next update would be because we weren’t there when the underwear forum got all those upvotes. A lot of people don’t even get to vote on the next update because they aren’t actively scrolling the forums page everyday.
Also the amount of likes on a suggestion doesn’t definitively dictate that more people want the update over other updates. It’s just that this particular forum just happened to be seen the most through out the week. A lot of people were dissatisfied because if they had been given a choice (which they weren’t) they would have voted for something else. The majority felt this way too, meaning that the votes didn’t actually reflect what the majority wanted.
This system fluctuates depending on what people see and don’t see in their feed when they log on, they can only heart what they are capable of finding meaning that literally anything can be top voted if posted at the right time. This is an obvious problem as it means a lot of voices are actually not being heard. My suggestion is that, before Episode goes through with making something that may or may not actually voted by the majority, they post a poll with the 3 top choices for a new art reales so that more people can voice their opinion meaning less people get mad when it actually comes out and they had no say in it. Since Episode is it’s own feed and incapable of being buried or going unseen more people get to make decisions rather than just whoever is around at the time. They may actually find that what they thought was top voted is at the bottom of the list when more people get to vote on the final project. I mean this is a problem, I am just suggesting one way to fix it.