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41 General Discussion
« on: May 24, 2021, 11:24:59 AM »
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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 11:40:51 AM »
So excited to see what the "new" game will be all about! Think this is a good thing as the themes were boring IMO, I am a die hard survivor fan and I didnt even watch Ghost Island, EoE, or IoI because I hated the twists! As a strategy lover I absolutley love the shorter game as it forces them to strategize more and faster!

As for the franchise I like the idea of a new generation! Maybe do another season or 2 of returnees from before 40 and then I would completely move on from bringing back some first timers unless special circumstances!!

All in all I am so so so excited to see how the season will play out! Lets hope for a cast as diverse as BBCAN9 and hopefully a cast of 18 gamers!!!


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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 04:29:57 PM »
I love them getting rid of themed titles. They were getting old and taking over the season.
I love the idea of more strategy but not at the expense of the 39 days aspect.

I would like them to get rid of the endless advantages, idols, fire tokens, nulifiers. Just have 2/3 hidden idols at each camp, and maybe an idol nulifier along the way.
I would like some focus to be on the survival aspect again, alongside the game-play, there was a good balance of this in the teen seasons, when there were idols and more strategy, but also still survival aspect.

I don't like 26 days. Too short. It's not even a month. I hope they return to 39 as soon as possible, and hope it was only changed due to COVID-19 and needing to turn around 2 seasons as soon as they could.
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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 05:13:05 PM »
I think them moving to just numbered titles all but confirms Fiji as being permanent. Excited to see how the gameplay will evolve with a 1/3 shorter season. I wonder how the first 40 seasons feel about it being a shorter season?

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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 05:13:53 PM »
I love them getting rid of themed titles. They were getting old and taking over the season.
I love the idea of more strategy but not at the expense of the 39 days aspect.

I would like them to get rid of the endless advantages, idols, fire tokens, nulifiers. Just have 2/3 hidden idols at each camp, and maybe an idol nulifier along the way.
I would like some focus to be on the survival aspect again, alongside the game-play, there was a good balance of this in the teen seasons, when there were idols and more strategy, but also still survival aspect.

I don't like 26 days. Too short. It's not even a month. I hope they return to 39 as soon as possible, and hope it was only changed due to COVID-19 and needing to turn around 2 seasons as soon as they could.

I thought it was for Covid too, but if it works nicely for them, why would they bring back the 39? They don't even put 39 on the title sequence anymore, so I suspect the days mentions will be kept to a minimum.


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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 07:06:15 PM »
I love them getting rid of themed titles. They were getting old and taking over the season.
I love the idea of more strategy but not at the expense of the 39 days aspect.

I would like them to get rid of the endless advantages, idols, fire tokens, nulifiers. Just have 2/3 hidden idols at each camp, and maybe an idol nulifier along the way.
I would like some focus to be on the survival aspect again, alongside the game-play, there was a good balance of this in the teen seasons, when there were idols and more strategy, but also still survival aspect.

I don't like 26 days. Too short. It's not even a month. I hope they return to 39 as soon as possible, and hope it was only changed due to COVID-19 and needing to turn around 2 seasons as soon as they could.

I thought it was for Covid too, but if it works nicely for them, why would they bring back the 39? They don't even put 39 on the title sequence anymore, so I suspect the days mentions will be kept to a minimum.

The problem is why it would be a shorter 26-day season due to in fact players need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in Fiji. When the pandemic is over, it will be back to a traditional 39-day game run.

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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 10:26:06 AM »
The problem is why it would be a shorter 26-day season due to in fact players need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in Fiji. When the pandemic is over, it will be back to a traditional 39-day game run.

Yes, the reason why they went to 26 days was because of the longer quarantine due to Covid but as Leafs said, if production feels like they can do the show in 26 days going forward, there really isn't any incentive for them to go back to 39. The 26 day season is still going to be the same number of episodes/weeks on the fall/winter schedule (which is probably all CBS cares about) and they save money with a shorter production cycle.
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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 01:06:58 PM »
I wonder if 26 days will have a noticeable effect on the social game of some players? For example someone like Fishbach would probably fluorish in this environment (more strategy, less down time) but someone that really relies on a social game like Cirie may be effected with not as much time connecting with people?

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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 08:14:41 PM »
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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2021, 09:58:19 AM »
I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of the logo the season... for some reason it just feels fanmade?


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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 04:57:26 PM »
Agreed. It's not bad, but for some reason it looks quite amateur (maybe it's the color scheme..?)

I wonder if 26 days will have a noticeable effect on the social game of some players? For example someone like Fishbach would probably fluorish in this environment (more strategy, less down time) but someone that really relies on a social game like Cirie may be effected with not as much time connecting with people?
I'm interested in that as well, but we'll need a few seasons before we can really judge.
Personally, the change from 39 to 26 days sounds great to me, we'll see if it translates well on TV. Less downtime, so perhaps we'll have more intense gameplay. Also less time for jurors to get over their loses, wonder where that'll go :P

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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2021, 07:11:52 AM »
Fingers crossed it is only a covid thing lol.
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Re: 41 General Discussion
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2021, 01:07:14 PM »