Interesting to see that the poll seems tied.
Originally posted by Skewer
Those who scored higher I'm noticing are okay with Anonymous Judging, and those who scored lower, for the most are not. Anonymous or not, if a level is badly designed in any of the judging departments, it's going to score lower; regardless if the judges know who made it or not.
I placed pretty well (14th) and I'm okay with it. However, I also think that the judges next year should have a huge say in whether we do it. The biggest con that anonymous judging has is it's a huge amount of work for the judges and Jack.
I understand the argument that anonymous judging was pushed for because the same users were tired of losing, and the fact of the matter is that they just aren't good enough
and need to get better in order to beat the people who actually are good. However, I'd say that while this is true, it also takes time to establish one's name as a good level designer. If someone who is known for crappy levels follows the advice of everyone, practices a lot and becomes good, and submits a great level, there is still bias against that person's name because they're known
for crappy levels. I'm known almost exclusively as a Kaizo hackers, so when if the judges open my level and see that it's by me, are they going to get worried that it's going to be insanely hard and judge the difficulty poorly?