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07/01 - Sunnyland Sunday!

Discussion in 'Daily Work Threads' started by TissueHime, Jul 1, 2018.

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  1. MarkC

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    Oh hai

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    That one really satisfied the pyromaniac in me. :angelic:
     
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    ball of anxiety

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    The last game I finished was a 3 hour game 2 months ago so I feel u
     
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    Ha, indeed. I really liked it. I've had the sequel to it for some time, too, but that was one of the ones that I started and never ended up finishing. I just get distracted from stuff far too easily.
     
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    i came to turk

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    Can't wait for Jailai to be all the rage again.
     
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    I think my last, before this one, was Hyper Light Drifter (whenever it was that we were both playing through that :p)
     
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    i came to turk

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    I could see it benefiting them if they gave an incentive to opt for a gift card. But there isn't, so why opt for that at all?
     
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    Still trying to beat WoW, though. One of these days I'll get it.
     
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    that must have been around the last summer sale lol
     
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    Ha, it was. I bought that and Hollow Knight.
     
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    Title: Participate in a 10-min receipt transcription and survey task as part of a research study | Accept
    Requester: HCI Lab [A28S2SRZA50N0] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$8.94] [Pay=2.00] [Fast=null] [Comm=null] [Rej=0] [ToS=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: [Pay=3.50] [Fast=4.00] [Comm=0.00] [Fair=5.00] [Reviews=2] [ToS=0]
    TO2: [Hrly=30.00] [Pen=null] [Res=null] [Rec=null] [Rej=0] [ToS=0] [Brk=0]
    Reward: 3.00
    Duration: 3600
    Available: 1
    Description: You will receive $3 for completing the survey, and a bonus of $0.04 (4 cents) for each receipt you transcribe
    Qualifications: narrV1 DoesNotExist ; HIT approval rate (%) GreaterThan 97; Location EqualTo US
    HIT exported from Mturk Suite v2.3.7
     
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    Title: This survey will be about the usage of a DESKTOP website | Accept
    Requester: Jonathan Hildebrand [A37IVWTBD21B20] Contact
    TV: [Hrly=$21.61] [Pay=4.94] [Fast=4.00] [Comm=null] [Rej=0] [ToS=0] [Blk=0]
    TO: [Pay=1.79] [Fast=2.12] [Comm=1.73] [Fair=2.00] [Reviews=37] [ToS=4]
    TO2: [Hrly=17.20] [Pen=1.00 days] [Res=100%] [Rec=14%] [Rej=1] [ToS=0] [Brk=1]
    Reward: 3.00
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    Description: You will review several pages on a desktop website and then be asked to provide feedback.
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    I'm getting this from my memory of a half-finished bio of Jeff Bezos (and I don't recall the title), but I think mturk dates from the early days of Amazon, and was initially intended as an internal endeavor. I think that the idea of making money on it was an afterthought. Amazon has made money on it, just as it has made money on many afterthoughts, but I don't think the potential has been fully exploited. I suspect that in the future, probably in the lives of many of us, it will be obvious that you can "make a living" on mturk style stuff, but it is not clear to me who is going to win the megabucks. It might not be Jeff Bezos.
     
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    Hollow Knight was sooo good, definitely my game of last year (that i actually played last year, anyway). Took me a bit to get into it but once I did I couldn't stop until I was done :p
     
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    Yeah, I really liked it. That's definitely on my list of games that I need to go back to because I feel like I barely scratched the surface of it.
     
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    I might go back to it at some point, cuz they added some free DLC stuff that I never completed. I tried some of it before "finishing" the game, but it was too difficult for me. :dead:
     
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    I see no rational reason for that (unless someone does not have a personal bank account and is trying to conceal income, and I don't doubt that some are in this situation), but many people are not very rational.
     
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    Yeah, I need to stop trying to do extra side stuff all the time and just focus on finishing the main story in games. If I don't do it that way I get bogged down and lose interest. That happened when I started playing Horizon Zero Dawn last year. I tried from the start to go for like 100% completion, every item, etc. Then I just got bored and quit. I tried coming back to it a couple times, to just focus on finally moving the story along, but I was like 30 levels ahead of the story quests that I was doing because I had spent so much time doing extra crap. Still haven't completed it. :facepalm2:
     
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    I use to never do side-quest stuff but I started doing that recently, cuz I felt like I wasn't really getting the most out of the games. I mean I don't try to 100% it but if something seems interesting I try to go for it now. But, then, now I never finish anything either :p
     
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    Yeah, I never know what to do. I remember getting annoyed with stuff like Fallout 3 or Skyrim where the game would seem to end abruptly and I was like, "but I'm not done yet!" So then I try to do as much extra stuff that I can in games and they always seem to end up turning into these massive 80+ hour games that I will never finish in my lifetime. Lately, I've just been looking games up before I buy them, to see how long they are. I'm not bothering with anything over 20 hours anymore. I just don't have the time or the attention span for it.
     
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    Gift cards were instant at one time, I believe, back when you had to choose the gift card option from within Amazon Payments and not MTurk. Even that alone would be an okay incentive for me. If I want to buy something, I might be more inclined to choose that option to get it on Amazon right away. If I have to wait 8-10 hours for it like how it's currently set up, I'll just send it to AP anyway and there's a good chance that I change my mind about making that purchase within that period of time.
     
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