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TwitchPlaysPokemon is stream that lets you play Pokemon with a lot of other people by typing commands into chat.
It was created as an experiment to test the viability of this format, the way people interact with the input system and the way they interact socially with each other.
Anarchy mode and Democracy mode
TwitchPlaysPokemon now has two modes for determining the input to make in the game, they are called anarchy mode and democracy mode.
Anarchy mode is the "classic" mode, where everyone's inputs are applied immediately.
Democracy mode chooses the most popular input provided during a 20 second voting period.
In order to switch from one mode to the other a certain number of votes must be for the opposing mode.
To get from anarchy mode to democracy mode 80% of the votes must be for democracy mode.
To get from democracy mode to anarchy mode 50% of the votes must be for anarchy mode.
The reason for this asymmetry is that with the equal 75% it took a smaller majority to disrupt democracy mode then it did to reinstate anarchy mode.
In democracy mode you can compile a sequence of inputs. left2 will move left twice, left2down2 will move left twice and down twice.
When in Anarchy mode I can only handle watching tid bits here and there, I can watch more when in democracy mode. Still, it can be a bit of a snore in either mode but it is really interesting to me to see how people try to get through the game (both legitimately and as trolls) and I loved this game when it first came out.