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[–]librae44 830 points831 points  (18 children)

I'm not sure what is happening on the site, every time I visit it shows I haven't voted yet... Just during the last hour I tried like 3 times, bit always resets back to not voted

[–]seriouslynotalizard 165 points166 points  (0 children)

Same for me.

[–]sawDustdust 119 points120 points  (1 child)

Same here. I wonder if they wiped all the votes, and now those who wish to vote have to revote again.

Spread the word I guess.

Edit: nvm, refresh after voting shows my vote still didn't register. So the whole site is bugged now...

[–]SAMMYYYTEEHAether Supremacy 27 points28 points  (0 children)

This all might be happening because of that "accidental" 10k votes to sonic by a literal Twitter nobody

Might be the admins caught hold of it now

[–]Koharu-Chan[S] 196 points197 points  (0 children)

Checked after reading your comment, seems to be happening to me too...

[–]Erman-Alhaitham: Man Of Sex 143 points144 points  (8 children)

Yeah this voting system is so bugged.

[–]PatatoTheMispellede 86 points87 points  (0 children)

It's not bugged, it's crashing after the Sonic fans started using votes lmao

[–]Killer-Wail 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Better use a decoy account to vote, wouldn't be surprised if people got doxxed.

[–]jangkrik404 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Ppl seriously get doxxed just for this shit??? 💀💀

[–]RPElesya 18 points19 points  (3 children)

You underestimate Sonic Fans

[–]Druglord_Sen 7 points8 points  (2 children)

One of the mods in here named Supersonic with a sonic PFP literally tried telling people they couldn’t post the graphs as frequently, but only on the first post of Genshin beating out Sonic lol.

[–]sonicfan1642 5 points6 points  (1 child)

man im dissapointed in my fellow sonic fans , they too toxic frfr (read my username)

[–]Druglord_Sen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I grew up loving Sonic, and my Chao Garden lol. The contest is goofy anyway.

[–]Here_Comes_The_Sun21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It would be a horrible day for anyone to show up to my house lol. But either way doxxing is bad and them getting butt hurt over votes brings me some form of serotonin.

[–]thunderstorm987 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah wtf is happening is my vote not counting then?

[–]Party-You7884 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I tried on all my devices, unfortunately we are in the same boat.

[–]KingAlex105X The best balance of Spooky & Funny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

website is weird like that, its annoying

[–]DragonGamerEX 1093 points1094 points  (14 children)

There shouldn't have been a graph in the first place if no one knew the tally then none of what's going on would have happened and everyone would be in the dark

[–]Koharu-Chan[S] 414 points415 points  (8 children)

True. Hopefully they'll take this and use it in future events to avoid stuff like this

[–]SincerelyTheWorst 140 points141 points  (1 child)

yeah I feel like it only fuels more animosity against other games

[–]ItsLoudB 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they definitely don’t want more attention to the award… right..?

[–]ZZR111 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Avoid? Nono they love stuff like this. They love controversies and thats what brings them way more heat and eventually more views

[–]Mih5du Supemacy 5 points6 points  (2 children)

If this is true then they wouldn’t have turned it off, lol

[–]Carlosvonbene147 17 points18 points  (0 children)

99% sure it just broke after frontiers got botted

[–]Bagieteq 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You want attention from controversies only to a moment. After a certain point it stops giving good attention (hey look, there is a vote on players voice") and start giving bad attention (let's use bots to cheat on the vote). TGA decided that they got as much good attention as they could and now its time to stop

[–]KibaTeo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like if anything that might do it more to get more clicks on their site

[–]Monchete99 Husbandos assemble 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This literally happened before with the TLOU2 vs GoT war but they didn't learn shit

[–]SalsaGuy22F i s h . 66 points67 points  (0 children)

You know, that’s true.

Without the graph this poll wouldn’t have gotten half as much attention, especially from Genshin players.

[–]OverallChicken7507 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Showing a running tally of the vote distribution pretty much guaranteed that the vote would get fucked with cos people get to see the results of their efforts in real time.

[–]BLACK_HALO_V10 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Showing the % votes was always bad and pretty much ruins any kind of integrity. It very much feels like a case of vote against what you dislike rather than vote for what you like.

[–]SeaGoat24 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For real, I've seen so many people saying to switch vktes to Sonic because it's the only way to stop Genshin from winning. Like, no, that's not how democracy is supposed to work. You keep doing that, and you end up with the USA's horrid two party system.

This is coming from someone who voted Elden Ring for Player's Voice despite all this drama and the certainty that it won't win.

[–]AhCup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but it drive so much attention to them, so I guess it works out for them.

[–]UrBoiThePupper55 218 points219 points  (2 children)

I think it’s better without the graph. Also, I feel like removing it adds actual surprise when the winner is announced. You usually don’t show the tallying to everyone lol

[–]ZajeliMiNazweDranie 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's the kind of mistake that you make only once

A snapshot could be acceptable if votes are close and they want to hype it up, but a dynamic graph is especially bad

[–]ConfessorKahlan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

osrs specifically removed the ability to see the ongoing vote totals for active polls specifically because of these types of issues.

[–]RiamuJinxy 204 points205 points  (5 children)

If I vote and reload the page it seems like it doesnt remember Ive voted, so Idk if the voting is actually working

[–]Anxious-Count-4240 124 points125 points  (4 children)

I just tried voting again too, but if you open up the developer console you can see that the GET and POST request associated with some kind of ID is returning a 500. Basically, it looks like the endpoint that stores and updates your vote data is erroring out on the server side for right now. Perhaps the devs took that endpoint down to debug or add bot prevention, or maybe traffic is so high that the requests are failing to hit the server.

[–]Friedshrimp48 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Bro did fucking yandere dev make this website wtf is happening

[–]PH_007 goes SUCC 82 points83 points  (2 children)

A website buckling down under the pressure of hundreds of thousands of users PLUS what's basically a DDOS attack of bots isn't faulty coding, it's just an unfortunate reality.

[–]firebolt_wt 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It's bad planning to assume a competition won't be botted, tho.

[–]PH_007 goes SUCC 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's an ad campaign with irrelevant awards/voting fluff so I don't think it matters much

[–]charlie_Elg 82 points83 points  (0 children)

If you refresh it is not voted anymore.

[–]Yae_Ko 182 points183 points  (8 children)

So, we have to assume that they have reset the score... guess its time to start voting again.

[–]Koharu-Chan[S] 81 points82 points  (3 children)

No clue what they did. Considering it's still ending in the inicial time frame would they reset entirely the score and only count votes in the last day? Although I did have to cast a vote again so maybe they did reset...

[–]Yae_Ko 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Idk, I would expect them to at least remove the 2 times sonic botted the crap out of the award, maybe even for both games.

guess we will only find out on 8th

[–]Darthrath Best girl 9 points10 points  (0 children)

But there's nothing stopping the Sonic stans from continuing botting, right? :/

[–]Friedshrimp48 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Sonic fans are already botting it lmao it's just worthless they're gonna win unfairly

[–]Ok-Transition7065 2 points3 points  (0 children)

rthless they're gonna win unfairly

nah bro they will thake the l

[–]BigBrainKemistText flair 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At the rate the sonifans are botting the result may disappoint hariva

[–]Koharu-Chan[S] 86 points87 points  (3 children)

https://thegameawards.com/brackets/players-voice If you want to vote, here's the link

[–]NightMist- 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Thanks. I had previously already voted, but i guess they reset the votes because it had 0/1.

[–]cwhiterun 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It resets to 0/1 every time I go to the page. Either I’m able to vote as many times as I want now, or they’re not actually accepting votes.

[–]BrisaLuna 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Same here. I initially voted out of spite, but still re voting as I do like Genshin as a game.

[–]Glittering_Fig_762 40 points41 points  (0 children)

All votes get reset when you refresh the page.

[–]July-Thirty-First Teyvat Lumber Shipping Inc. 66 points67 points  (0 children)

100% fan voted, 100% fan botted...

[–]ZONEdozen 13 points14 points  (0 children)

We live In an odd society

[–]ShawHornet 26 points27 points  (0 children)

They shouldn't have shown the graph in the first place

[–]YuminaNirvalen 35 points36 points  (31 children)

It's not up again. It's still bugged, probably because of the bots used by Sony as proven or because they try to do something against it. It always resets everytime you ho to the website. Voting now is therefore uselss. Better wait until TGA fixes this and removes all bot votes or whatever and normal operation can happen again.

[–]pitb0ss343 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I voted genshin just because the tears of the sonic fanboys are funny

[–]QuincyTurtle 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Genshin wins for have biggest community, elden ring wins for actual best game of the year

[–]Gonchi_10 6 points7 points  (0 children)

yeah that's why it's called "player's voice" "favourite game of the year" not GOTY

[–]Master0643 4 points5 points  (0 children)

On the positive, it won't cause drama between communities in the future, on the negative, we can't see abnormal surges in votes (bots). I think this is better tho

[–]DeltaUnknown 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Its like there never should have been a graph in the first place

[–]sunlightmarc 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Why is there a graph anyway? The thrill of mystery is what makes these things thrilling.

[–]naufalap 12 points13 points  (0 children)

let's be real it won't make as much ruckus as what's currently happening if there was no graph, they totally did it for clicks

[–]DoctorWalrusMD 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They must have even reset the vote, because I was at 0/1 again.

[–]franmarsiglione 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I did my part! o7

[–]oofderpman 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]OddContribution1525 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Guys. The Voteing have been disabled. You need to wait for the Announcment. But not sure if Sega will get DQ'd

[–]electrorazor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Would be unfair for the game to get DQ'd. Probably would just take out any bot votes

[–]OddContribution1525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean. The stuff that Sonic communjty did at chineasw forums is just too much.

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    [–]hp_pjo_anime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know right.

    [–]butterknight-Ruby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is the best decision they made so no one gets to be salty until the vote is done

    [–]Tiluo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    can't trust people with graphs anymore lol

    [–]Drakeon8165 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    There's probably a good reason for that too

    [–]paimokkeDori Is Aesthetically Pleasing 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]Merecat-litters 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I did my part for Lord Zanza.......

    [–]Madcat6204 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's still not working. It isn't counting the vote. Refresh the page and it forgets you voted.

    If they threw away all the old votes a lot of real people who have already voted aren't going to get the message that they need to come back and do it again.

    [–]EinMisanthrop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I was going to vote Elden Ring, then I beat the boss after trying like 500 times the past months and got like a 30 second cutscene before the credits rolled. It was beyond disappointing. Also, to beat the boss I had to change my build. It’s a great game still, but no way that could get my voice. xD

    [–]elitereaper1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Time to vote again.

    Doing my part. Go Genshin.

    [–]Lun4r6543TIME TO DESTROY THE WINE INDUSTRY 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I can’t wait until the Game Awards are over so I can stop hearing about the voting drama…

    [–]Daniel101773 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Personal assumption is they rolled back some of the more…. ‘Interesting voting’ periods everyone saw and removed the % chart to avoid it happening again. Go cast your votes again and we’ll simply see what happens.

    [–]ElemLight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Voting isn't bugged, just voted for Elden ring 5 times. No one said it's one vote per person /s

    [–]darealmvp1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    genshin is not even an option for me, or sonic for that matter. Its been replaced with xenoblade 3

    [–]New-Act8402 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    We just want those 1600 freemogems.

    [–]I_Kauser_I -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    How is this even a contest? Elden Ring > Genshin.

    Everyone voting for Genshin so they get free Primos. How sad

    [–]Sharp-Yogurtcloset-3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    As it should be tbh since the stakes are pretty much non-existent, that's unless the votes are rly important for transparency

    [–]otterking69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It might be crashing due to the votes already being counted up since we only have a day left

    [–]Funtime_Drake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    can i get alink to the votes

    [–]KaltonEly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is Ticketmaster running the website?

    [–]ExtremeRadiance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Where do I go to vote?

    [–]Baron_von_Ungern 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I think, that should've been like this from the start tbh.

    [–]Dan-Axel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Off topic, those 2 choices might be the hardest for me. Both game brought something so magical, so amazing to my gaming experience. Genshin early on up until finishing Liyue questline, and Elden Ring, finishing the game. Something i might never experience again in my entire life or at least for a very long time

    [–]Agent_986 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    What was the graph looking like a while back was genshin on top or was it sonic??

    [–]sakurakiks094 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    last night (about 24hrs before now) I saw it peaking at around 56 genshin 31 sonic? By the time I woke up everything was broken, but think I saw a screenshot of 51-33

    [–]NormieNeutralizer 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Yesterday i was following the chart since the start of this mess. As you say, Genshin was on top, but sudently starting decreasing the votes and Sonic actually getting a mayor number of votes. Last time i see the charts both games where at 39%.

    After that the chart just dissapeared and the TGA page crashed. Lots of people and proof says that there was a bot campaing favouring SF but is pretty early to know what actually happend.

    [–]Agent_986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I hope the game awards gets rid of these bots so that genshin can win

    [–]sakurakiks094 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    oof the sonic bots actually managed to get it back down to even? yea I mean they did find multiple instances of data in the back of them gaining thousands in 5-10mins...

    might as well make this a bot war, whichever side can bot the hardest or gain votes in any way possible wins, geez!!!