Yeah so currently the standard parcel requires 1024 more passes, which is ridiculous because at it's current rate it'll take over a year for it to be won again!Bianco wrote:From my understanding each time someone wins, the number of passes for the next winner is increased (doubled or ^2 or so). This of course can't hold. What if we stop with increasing the number of passes and put it to a number where on average there will be a winner in 2-4 weeks.phalt wrote:The XMOS web team have noticed a decline in Pass the Parcel activity over the past few months, so much so on some days only 1 or 2 passes are made!
For example: the Monday Madness parcel is 17 passes away from being won and has only climbed 4 passes in the past month.
Considering over 512 passes are now needed for some parcels to be won, we have decided that something has to be done to save it from becoming a stale, useless prize as the number of passes will only ever get bigger and bigger.
Therefore we'd like to hear your ideas about new competitions you'd like to see on XCore and also what prizes you'd like to win!
We're opening the board to any suggestion you have as you'll be the one with a chance of winning stuff!
Do you want to keep the Pass the Parcel, reset the count, or have you got a better idea?
I think the main problem with the pass the parcel is it's lost it's appeal: even if we did set it to say, every 20 passes, people would get bored of it quickly or a few people would keep winning and make it unfair on the others.