Bryce Carmony

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  1. I've written over 300 questions that will grill any Sanderson fan on the world of the Cosmere at http://Www.EloEverything.com !!!!!! If you have feedback please feel free to let me know and good luck getting the highest Elo Q: So what? Quizzes already exist on Quizup and Triviacrack Kingdoms. A: EloEverything is different for several reasons: 1- it uses a zero sum elo system to rate players AND questions meaning harder Questions get paired against higher ranked players 2- questions are in multiple categories so you get rated faster and more accurately. 3- players play the game by themselves and are ranked against others instead of arbitrary 1 v 1 matches. Q: what about spoilers? A: I've written the questions to quiz more on story details and not on plot points. You won't be asked about big reveals. However some spoilers are inevitable (that there are 16 metals, etc ) Q: what's the advantage of Elo? A: unlike linear scoring games like quizup where the highest rank goes to whose played the most Elo means you get the highest rank by defeating the hardest questions. It's more about talent not time. Q: are you adding more questions? A: yes! And anyone can add qUestions as well on the site. Q: won't that cause duplicate questions? A: possibly but because questions over time will group by Elo similar questions will cluster in the same Elo area so it won't bother players above out below them. I wouldn't write questions like "What does burning tin do?" But there Is a lot that can be asked still. Q: Is it free? A: absolutely. This is a labor of love and totally free now and always. Q: what's Elo? A: Elo is a ranking system invented by a German mathematician to more accurately predict chess player performance, It's a zero sum system where each player starts at 1,200 and losses and gains elo against other players. We took the exact same concept but have elo to questions as well as players. Q: when I answer a question I get different amounts of Elo in different categories. Why? A: it's all about what Elo you're at vs the question. If a question is 1600 in a category you're only 1100 in getting that question wrong won't lose you much since the difference is so great. But getting it correct will grant you a lot of Elo!
  2. Just added some Questions on Alantris since i just finished it, great read and I made sure to go spoiler free on the quiz
  3. So while I fill my metalmind what am I losing? Any advantage to having surplus identity? I get that the airship people of BoM used identity to get language but not really sure what other implications could be.
  4. Chaotic good = Vin Neutral Good = ? Lawful Good = Dalinar Chaotic Neutral = Kelsier Neutral Neutral = Hoid Lawful Neutral = Nalan Chaotic Evil = Zane Neutral Evil = Rashek Lawful Evil = Sadeas Likely I've labeled some of these in ways that are not optimal and a few I couldn't think of great examples. Any input on who the Paragons of alignment are? Would love to hear thoughts.
  5. He does neutral things for arbitrary law reasons.
  6. He's trying to stop the desecration but now it's happened so we'll see what happens
  7. At http://www.EloEverything.com I have Written 337 Questions about Brandon Sanderson's writing. covering Mistborn, Stormlight Archive, and Warbreaker. I have just Finished Elantris so I'll be writing questions on that as well. So the topic for "The Cosmere" is looking pretty great (although anyone can add more questions if they want) but I haven't read any of the Reckoners, Rithmatist, or the Alcatraz books. So if anyone would like to write questions it is super easy. After logging in just click on "Add Question" and the form is there. You write a question, 1 right answer and 3 wrong answers, and then put in what Categories you want the question to be in. The cool thing about EloEverything is that unlike other trivia games where questions are limited to one topic you can have a question be in as many topics as you want! after putting in all the catagories hit "Add Question" and the text will clear but the catagories will stay (so you don't have to retype them every time) So why do this? Well! because making the funnest Brandon Sanderson trivia is a dream of mine. And it is a lot of fun. One fun thing about the site is you can see the distribution curve on the rankings page that shows the distribution of both the questions and the players So if you want to add questions and help make the ultimate Sanderson Quiz feel free or if you just want to test your knowledge log in and check it out! PS When writing questions minor spoilers are inevitable but try and focus on interesting plot details rather than big reveals.
  8. Easiest way is to click "report question" after answering. It'll let you type a brief description of the error
  9. yeah I've added all 1,900 questions so when I'm grunting through a million I made a lot of spellign errors and stuff. I'll watch for the flagged questions
  10. That's a product of the way the programming retrieves questions it goes down the lIst as they were added as long as they're within your Elo. Because the system is new all the elos haven't reached equilibrium. But I'm working on improving the variety
  11. A copper mind admin deleted the picture, likely is an agent of ruin and trying to suppress the knowledge from getting out.
  12. Ergo the question
  13. good point
  14. Ayn Rand wrote in English despite being born in Russia and I think she's a great writer (don't throw rocks at me) so I think that using your native language to inform your writing might be an asset not a liability. I wish you all the best.
  15. I think the more likely event is that Adoline will be found out and Dalinar will have to risk his Honor spren because I'm sure he'll say something like "we will bring the killer to justice" or something like that. I think Adoline is in more trouble than Kaladin
  16. Where would the blue line go for the ring?
  17. Odium is Sauron he wants to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.
  18. If only TLR had beads to make mistborn
  19. Hemamancer? Hematist? Hemalurgist? Hematologist? Hemalurgian? Hematician?
  20. after you answer any question there's a "report question" button that triggers the admins. I'll fix that question you mentioned here thanks for bringing it up.
  21. Paalm freak = 1 Kandra = 2? Koloss= 5? Inquisitor = 11??? Any good sources pinning down or expanding these?
  22. they're pretty big (10 feet high 20 feet longish) and definitely would be an eyesore if you spotted one. At night no one is around to see them but where do they go in the day? do they burrow? I haven't read the first Mistborn in a while.
  23. On earth we have the Japaneese Spider crab which, if you are unfamiliar with, you can see on Wikipedia is pretty much living nightmare fuel. Just think of living on Roshar where everything is pretty much a creepy shelly scarey pincery terror. Sure if I were born there'd I'd be alright (I have blue eyes so I'd be really alright as an alethi despite my paleness. ) but if I were to world hope over I think I'd hop back pretty quick.
  24. It might have to eat more whatever's too grow more goo but is there any reason a Kandra couldnt use an exoskeleton the way it eats an Endoskeleton?