What happened to QBs? (in General)


three4thsforsaken September 15 2008 4:29 AM EDT

What ever happened to QBs? I liked the concept, but when I joined I never actually saw it implemented. Are we taking nominations? ^^ I think it's a good thing for the community.

QBJohnnywas September 15 2008 5:16 AM EDT

The process for QB was happening for the last quarter 2007 - looks like it was never completed. Probably sitting in Jon's in tray.

So we are 3 behind perhaps?

three4thsforsaken September 15 2008 11:50 PM EDT

I guess, no more QBs?

Kefeck September 15 2008 11:52 PM EDT

somebody is being lazy.

QBsutekh137 September 16 2008 12:03 AM EDT

QBs are extremely over-rated and should be eradicated.

SNK3R September 16 2008 1:03 AM EDT

I agree, Sutekh, and ever since CB1 I've had this attitude.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 16 2008 5:31 AM EDT

I wouldn't shed a tear if my QB tag was to go the way of the Dodo. ;)

But I'd have to at least have a forum paddy and get forum banned for a while! :P (j/k)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 16 2008 10:23 AM EDT

considering the backbiting and whining that have become the norm around them... not to mention the work someone has to put into it...

Nuke from orbit. Don't worry about throwing a fit when they get deleted GL, I'll do it for the lot of us.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 16 2008 10:37 AM EDT

I will say there should be a number of others who get a QB before we kill them off.

Lets start by nominating a few.

PoisoN (give me one reason the #1 player shouldn't have a QB)
Tezmac (Can you balance PL and GA? I didn't think so!)
DrAcO5676 (the sickness)
Freed (the inspiration for many of us...)
Jayuu (even gone he deserves one, like it or not the man ruled the game)
Glory/Relic (always been a strat master, original and vicious)

Kefeck September 16 2008 11:28 AM EDT

Novice. did you seriously just nominate someone thats not even playing anymore??

ResistanZ September 16 2008 12:31 PM EDT

I balance GA and PL on the same minion too....

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] September 16 2008 12:53 PM EDT

I would absolutely agree that Jayuu deserves it

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 16 2008 1:42 PM EDT

"Lets start by nominating a few."

i would think lamuness would have to be there with the economic reports. even if i haven't seen one in a few weeks!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 16 2008 1:45 PM EDT

Kefeck: I sure did, you got a problem with that?

Op*: Tez did it first, and likely better.

Bottom line for me is that I think there are many people deserving of recognition. I'd like to see the wiki opened up to allow user content so we can create user bios and document the achievements of the greats of CB.

Titles don't mean much without a documented history, and I think it's important to have that history be part of CB itself rather than an outside site.

A new user should be able to hear Jayuu mentioned, search for him and from his user page click to see a list of the number of time he reached the top 5, how many times he upset the top person. The items he created... and almost more important his role in the final days of CB1.

History is what makes CB great, lets make sure we have it available to share.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 16 2008 1:46 PM EDT

... I can't believe I forgot lammy... *goes to his corner and sulks*

three4thsforsaken September 16 2008 1:55 PM EDT

I believe that the QB process is fun and something I always wanted to see in action. Can admins give the QB status or do we need to wait for Jon's help. Any chance of working out a few nominations and having an admin run a poll? I'm excited!

Oh, and it's not really clear to me, what are we looking for in a QB?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] September 16 2008 1:57 PM EDT

"A Quarter Blender (QB) is a person who truly represents what CB is. A QB is helpful in chat and forum, and usually does what they can to support the community. A QB is what makes CB what it is and part of the reason why we come back. A QB is a person who has already 'won' the game by making it better. Quarter Blenders are chosen by Jonathan and the admins, and are often (but not always) the winner of a plurality of votes in the QB poll."

Taken straight from the wiki...

Dark Dreky September 16 2008 2:04 PM EDT

With the amount of people quitting... I think the whole QB concept should be rethought.

There was a poll about this. And it may have already mentioned in this thread, but I think that QB should be a temporary title. Otherwise it's only going to be QB's left playing the game!!

TheHatchetman September 16 2008 2:12 PM EDT

in that case, what's the rule on forward passes from past the line of scrimmage?

It would be totally OP to allow it, but to disallow it means handing the top spots to two or three people forever... :P

AdminLamuness September 16 2008 2:24 PM EDT

No worries Nov. *hugs*

th00p September 16 2008 4:58 PM EDT

Wow! Jayuu... thats a name I haven't heard in a while, thanks for that! Re-inspires me... quite a player he was.

ResistanZ September 16 2008 5:03 PM EDT

No way Nov. He did it first, but I roll with it just as well. I've been able to get back at the same score I was when using supah powerful RoBF-evasion.

But anyway, I remember Ranger used to be part of the wiki, what happened to that? I think he deserves some recognition for.... destroying everyone for years with his powerz.

Cube September 16 2008 5:05 PM EDT

Jon axed the Ranger page since he thought it was more appropriate to use the Wall.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw September 16 2008 5:09 PM EDT

Oh man! My hopes and dreams of becoming a QB were smashed before they even began!

However there do seem to be a lot of QBs. Maybe make them, HBs (half blenders). Or, just award it to people when they have earned it (according to the admins and jon).

PearsonTritonRaveshaw September 16 2008 5:12 PM EDT

Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention that if QBs (or HBs if you read my above post) were chosen every time the admins and Jon felt that someone deserved it, they should be renamed to Blender Masters or something.
Also, this would remove the NEED to make someone a QB every quarter. So for example: One quarter there is one very distinctive person of the community who deserves it, and earns the QB title. The next quarter, there aren't many people at the time and someone still earns it even though he didn't do nearly as much as the first guy.
This would also eliminate the popularity contest and everything else that revolves around it.

QBOddBird September 17 2008 1:31 AM EDT

"This would also eliminate the popularity contest and everything else that revolves around it."

Didn't both NightStrike and Sefton get leading amounts of votes for QB before, and didn't win? (NS should've gotten QB, but meh.) It's been made pretty obvious before that it isn't a popularity contest.


I'm with novice - there are still some people who deserve recognition. Let's recognize them before we do away with it.

th00p September 17 2008 12:43 PM EDT

I think QB pretty much has been done away with except for stripping the current QBs of their titles... why else wouldn't we have had one the past 3 quarters?

Kefeck September 17 2008 1:31 PM EDT

Novice your missing the whole point of what a QB is. Its not all about recognition, its about who can honestly help out the community best. why dont you go check the wiki?? jayuu left how is that honestly going to help out the community. So pretty much recognize people that left. kind of defeats the purpose I think.

lostling September 17 2008 1:42 PM EDT

:) qb.... wish it were back :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 17 2008 1:51 PM EDT

Whoa there buddy... Unless i'm reading you message wrong it you who has missed the point.

the title of QB is given to someone who is an example to the rest of CB... The folks I listed, gone or not are exactly that.

I would love for you to further explain what exactly you are talking about...

th00p September 17 2008 2:04 PM EDT

I am the perfect QB. Bow down before me and I will accept you as worthy of continuing life.

Kefeck September 17 2008 3:54 PM EDT

At there times you have listed some great examples of a QB, but you cant honestly think they would be good QB's now. There not even here?
why dont you nominate some players that actually play the game, are active in chat and actually help out :p..

Kefeck September 17 2008 3:57 PM EDT

IDk.. I just feel that if you nominated them that would not fix the problem. you pretty much just said S**** you to every other active CB player. your saying someone that doesnt play is better than you Xd.. I know you didnt do it directly but thats how some people kind of see it.

lostling September 17 2008 4:00 PM EDT

/me sucks i admit it

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 17 2008 4:09 PM EDT

I suggested one person who is completely absent, and one who is mildly active... care to explain the crap you're shoveling?

Kefeck September 17 2008 4:17 PM EDT

Thought novice would know what a good QB is considering he's a QB.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 17 2008 4:27 PM EDT

I don't think anyone I suggested didn't fulfill some or all of these requirements at one point or another.

"A Quarter Blender (QB) is a person who truly represents what CB is. A QB is helpful in chat and forum, and usually does what they can to support the community. A QB is what makes CB what it is and part of the reason why we come back. A QB is a person who has already 'won' the game by making it better. Quarter Blenders are chosen by Jonathan and the admins, and are often (but not always) the winner of a plurality of votes in the QB poll." - from the wiki

I don't think anyone I suggested didn't fulfill some or all of these requirements at one point or another.

I see the QB title as acknowledgment of accomplishment, and your ridiculous tirade is an insult to those I mentioned.

back under the bridge with you kefeck...

00 September 17 2008 5:20 PM EDT

if there were to be another QB nomination, i would nominate Hakai.

three4thsforsaken September 17 2008 5:57 PM EDT

I'm not vet but I would nominate TheHatchetman, this guy really helped me out in the beginning and has really defined much of my CB expirence.

Draco as well, he's one of those guys that I always see in chat, and have gotten much help with during my NUB days.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw September 17 2008 6:03 PM EDT

I nominate hacky pie (AKA: Hakai), lostling, slim (AKA: NightStrike), and hatchet. =)

Godpanda September 18 2008 3:29 PM EDT

Lol. Burn it or do it, but don't just ignore it.
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