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Introducing FanIQ Playbook

2/10/10 in FanIQ   |   Ty   |   81 respect

We are excited to announce the launch of FanIQ’s Playbook!   Playbook is like “betting” on games at a Las Vegas sportsbook except you use Q Bucks and not cash.  

I'm personally very excited about Playbook because one of the most requested features by FanIQ users has always been “head to head” wagering on games.  Playbook not only lets you wager against your friends, we’ll also track your head to head record.

Here’s an overview of Playbook:

•    Bet Q Bucks against suggested opponents or take on your friends
•    Bet on NBA, NCAABB, NHL games (we’ll be adding more sports in the future)
•    Climb the Playbook Leaderboard as you win
•    Buy cool stuff with your Q Buck winnings

Check out Playbook now!

The team has worked extremely hard to bring you this game and we look forward to hearing your feedback and questions below.
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7/12/10   |   vanijess

(Edited by vanijess)

 hi, jess i have won three bets with you .hear from you later

7/12/10   |   vanijess

elizavvalenzuela wrote:
Well I never liked fantasy football until I played it on the Q, so maybe this won't be so bad either, maybe addicting

you're right

5/27/10   |   clakshara

 

2/22/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So can anyone tell me how to create a public bet? I'd much rather make my pick and put it out there for any other takers than trying to search for someone to bet with, or taking whatever other public bet is out there at the time.

Whether the default person accepts or not?

2/20/10   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So can anyone tell me how to create a public bet? I'd much rather make my pick and put it out there for any other takers than trying to search for someone to bet with, or taking whatever other public bet is out there at the time.

If you challenge the default person, it automatically becomes a public bet immediately.

2/19/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So can anyone tell me how to create a public bet? I'd much rather make my pick and put it out there for any other takers than trying to search for someone to bet with, or taking whatever other public bet is out there at the time.

A bet is made 'public' if the person you are betting has declined the bet or it hasn't been responded to a certain time before the game starts.

Instead of going through time searching for someone to bet with, why not go with whichever name comes up automatically - then if they don't respond, it will go public anyways.

2/19/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

So can anyone tell me how to create a public bet? I'd much rather make my pick and put it out there for any other takers than trying to search for someone to bet with, or taking whatever other public bet is out there at the time.

2/12/10   |   Jess   |   34903 respect

wrote:
I carefully read the new Playbook, and followed the instructions on how to play. It is not that difficult to play, but I have a major problem.......I can't seem to make any bets to anyone even if I turn blue in the face.  Even if I click, "Confirm Bet"....nothing is happening.  According to the Fantasy Challenge game it states that Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, and Vermont are not eligible to play for cash prizes. (But you can play the Q bucks.)  I am unable to make bets, I am falling behind already, am truly a competitive person, taking risks is my game.  If by chance, Jess..can you look into this, please!  Why I can't make any bets?  And top it all off, Happy Valentine's Day to you.
Nastasia

Hi Nastasia - I just got your message. I'm glad it works now - let me know if you have any problems down the line :)

2/12/10   |   kristing9

Joe_L wrote:
This site just keeps getting better.

I KNOW RIGHT.

2/12/10   |   jimwest39   |   1 respect

it is lovely & I liked it. Thanks for Introducing Play Book

2/12/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

(Edited by calbear)

:)

2/11/10   |   Jess   |   34903 respect

wrote:
Thanks Jess. As I said earlier, sometimes I need crayons

So this is kinda like the pick 'ems, as far as the spreads and the over/under. I will figure it out eventually.
Am I also correct that this isnt a replacement for the regular fantasy games?

You are correct :)

2/11/10   |   Jeff_P   |   19897 respect

what and when can you buy things with your Q BUCKS ????????

2/11/10   |   Jess   |   34903 respect

wrote:
James..my post was about NOT UNDERSTANDING this playbook thing. Doesn't seem out of place to me. And, I am getting really tired of people telling me where, how, and what I can post.

Playbook is basically like pick'em, only you don't have to guess the exact score and you can bet against your friends.

If you want to bet on the spread, there's a team with a ( + ) and a team with a ( - ) number behind the team name. The team with the ( - ) is favored to win the game, by however many points it's showing. If you think that they're going to win by that much or more, you pick that team. If you think that the other team is going to win, or that they'll at least not lose by as many points as stated, then you pick the team with the ( + ).

The over/under is a little bit less complicated - there's a number that signifies the total score of the game predicted by experts. If you think the total score will be over that number, pick the over. If you think it'll be under, pick the under.

You can bet friends or strangers - just click "Bet" by one of the people on your friends list or leader board on the right side, or on any of the games you're interested in. That will bring up a box for you to choose how you want to bet, and for how much. There's a "Change Opponent(s)"  link where you can go find someone else to bet. As you can see by some of the comments, it's a little bit difficult for those who have a lot of friends to navigate through and find who they want (for now). But, if you know your friend's email address, you can input it that way too - and soon you'll be able to bet friends via their facebook account :)

2/11/10   |   phatkat   |   1044 respect

wrote:
You have 3050 QBucks......

oh yeah....heheheh! Thank you for pointing that out to me....didn't pay attention to that...lol! 

2/11/10   |   phatkat   |   1044 respect

Q bucks?!?!?! What they worth?!?!!?!

2/11/10   |   Jay_B   |   193 respect

 Playbook is HELLA COOL!!!

2/11/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

wrote:
I know about the Fantasy Racing Jess told me, and I wasnt referring to Nascar as far as this Playbook thing goes, I was speaking in general.
I still dont understand it, and am clueless about baseball.

75% was a random sarcastic figure, BTW

I guess I'm clueless about your original question then - this is the introduction of FanIQ's Playbook, if your post wasn't about that at all, then, why not make it in a PM or a thread in the Nascar section? Just seems out of place.

And your random sarcastic figure is very, very off, BTW.

2/11/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25358 respect

I love it when things come around that enable my addictive personality.. At least I have something to do with all these QBucks

2/11/10   |   RONAMAKEUMOANA   |   1 respect

IF THIS WORKS OUT 4 ALL USERS. NO GLICHES. THIS WILL B SO PIMP. VERY GUD VERY NICE YA'LL.

2/11/10   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Challenge me. I will take any and all bets. Bring it on.

2/11/10   |   Som6   |   2110 respect

 Seems interesting ......good work by the Admin. ......will praise more when I will start winning ....

2/11/10   |   jenniferstopmusic   |   3 respect

 Pretty cool 

2/11/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Well, since weekly NBA fantasy games have seemingly gone away this seems like it will be a fun new distraction. I'll play. Wish I would have seen this before the Duke/UNC game tonight. I'm sure some UNC honks would have been willing to lose their Q bucks.

2/11/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kteacher wrote:
Will it take as long as the hockey one is taking?

Oh, you mean hockey was on the list too? They must've just skipped over that one...

2/11/10   |   kteacher   |   34390 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Where exactly did you get that 75% fan base from?

Besides any of that, how would Nascar Playbook work, exactly? Pick the top 5 drivers and then have a "field" option for the rest of the drivers - the same would be said for tennis and golf.

However, Nascar is coming to Quick Fantasy sometime soon for you and that fanbase to get your "fix".

Will it take as long as the hockey one is taking?

2/11/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

wrote:
I need crayons?
I have no idea what ya'll r talking about.
What I do know, is it's the biggest race of the year, you have a75% Nascar fan base, and there are no NASCAR games..WTH???????????

Where exactly did you get that 75% fan base from?

Besides any of that, how would Nascar Playbook work, exactly? Pick the top 5 drivers and then have a "field" option for the rest of the drivers - the same would be said for tennis and golf.

However, Nascar is coming to Quick Fantasy sometime soon for you and that fanbase to get your "fix".

2/10/10   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

very nice, now  when we get back to the NFL playing this will be great

2/10/10   |   VIOLET   |   11320 respect

Sounds good. I have some Q savings. I just saw the design and I loved it. I'll be trying it soon.

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

Debi_L wrote:
As I am involved with the Welcoming Committee I have a bazillion friends - the list of the 4 doesn't seem to be in any kind of order, and in fact the people listed in the early groupings of four are people I wasn/'t even aware are still active on the site and I don't see them commenting or being active on my Feed page - is there some way to at least have my top ten listed first?  Or even people who have at least had some kind of site activity within the last week? 
Other than that, looks fun and easy to use and a chance to win some BUCKS!

Yeah, thanks so much for the suggestion, Debi.
We will look into tweaking the logic to make the friend list better. Thanks again for the idea.

2/10/10   |   Jess   |   34903 respect

Debi_L wrote:
As I am involved with the Welcoming Committee I have a bazillion friends - the list of the 4 doesn't seem to be in any kind of order, and in fact the people listed in the early groupings of four are people I wasn/'t even aware are still active on the site and I don't see them commenting or being active on my Feed page - is there some way to at least have my top ten listed first?  Or even people who have at least had some kind of site activity within the last week? 
Other than that, looks fun and easy to use and a chance to win some BUCKS!

I like the idea of using friends who are in your top 10 or at least have been active recently. Good call, Debi!

2/10/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

calbear wrote:
I see.
The reason we didn't include the Fantasy-like search was it didn't work fast enough as you type, so not a great experience. Once we can work out the speed of such search, we will consider putting it back in, whether in that form or in some other ways.
Great suggestion, James! Keep them coming.

As I am involved with the Welcoming Committee I have a bazillion friends - the list of the 4 doesn't seem to be in any kind of order, and in fact the people listed in the early groupings of four are people I wasn/'t even aware are still active on the site and I don't see them commenting or being active on my Feed page - is there some way to at least have my top ten listed first?  Or even people who have at least had some kind of site activity within the last week? 
Other than that, looks fun and easy to use and a chance to win some BUCKS!

2/10/10   |   johnkwolves   |   601 respect

I like the idea, but probably won't get involved until MLB starts.  MLB, NFL & NCAA Football are the only sports that I will bet on.

2/10/10   |   hockey54   |   4743 respect

Great idea! Can we bet on any of the Olympic hockey games? I`ll put ALL my Qbucks on Canada!

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

drn0iswatr wrote:
 the fact that I can use Q bucks will only delay me filing for bankruptcy.....

Good one!

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

wrote:
Hmmmmm, maybe, just maybe I can win some of my QBucks back I have lost on Fantasy Basketball......

LOL

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
One thing that was easy with the Quick Fantasy was the search engine - start typing a name, and you can set up the game quickly. With the Playbook, it's a little difficult to scroll through 4 friends at a time without the use of a search bar. That's all the suggestions I really have, finding the correct games, amount, etc. - that is all completely straight-forward.

I see.
The reason we didn't include the Fantasy-like search was it didn't work fast enough as you type, so not a great experience. Once we can work out the speed of such search, we will consider putting it back in, whether in that form or in some other ways.
Great suggestion, James! Keep them coming.

2/10/10   |   kteacher   |   34390 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Yea, yea - wait til the games are played, okay Becky? And I'll say that the hockey game is a wash already, I don't even know how good/bad your Kings are or the Oilers are...

Fine.

2/10/10   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 the fact that I can use Q bucks will only delay me filing for bankruptcy.....

2/10/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kteacher wrote:
Hmmmmm....let me see..I have the Kings and the Lakers and you have the Oilers and the Jazz.....oh yeah..you sure got me.

Yea, yea - wait til the games are played, okay Becky? And I'll say that the hockey game is a wash already, I don't even know how good/bad your Kings are or the Oilers are...

2/10/10   |   JetsFTW   |   17 respect

At first I thought that said FanIQ Playboy. Thank god it didn't.

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Who is the FanIQ house? I sure it's probably just a generic bet taker.

Awesome guess! You are right on. It is the generic House. If your bets are not taken by anyone else by the time the game starts, the House accepts your bets.

2/10/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

calbear wrote:
Thanks so much for the quick feedback.
Can you give us suggestions to improve the challenge friends experience? Thanks so much!!

One thing that was easy with the Quick Fantasy was the search engine - start typing a name, and you can set up the game quickly. With the Playbook, it's a little difficult to scroll through 4 friends at a time without the use of a search bar. That's all the suggestions I really have, finding the correct games, amount, etc. - that is all completely straight-forward.

2/10/10   |   calbear   |   4 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Yea, challenging people is challenging..

Thanks so much for the quick feedback.
Can you give us suggestions to improve the challenge friends experience? Thanks so much!!

2/10/10   |   Kenne   |   15966 respect

kteacher wrote:
You seemed to have challenged me fine.------twice. I'm going to love your Q-bucks Young James.

I was going to send you a bet on the Kings vs Edmondton game, but c'mon!... the Oilers?? lol

2/10/10   |   kteacher   |   34390 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
What can I say, you're an easy target.

And I don't know how many people most people follow, but I have a couple hundred, and to scroll 4 at a time without a search bar, and for some reason not all friends are on the list - it's difficult.

Hmmmmm....let me see..I have the Kings and the Lakers and you have the Oilers and the Jazz.....oh yeah..you sure got me.

2/10/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kteacher wrote:
You seemed to have challenged me fine.------twice. I'm going to love your Q-bucks Young James.

What can I say, you're an easy target.

And I don't know how many people most people follow, but I have a couple hundred, and to scroll 4 at a time without a search bar, and for some reason not all friends are on the list - it's difficult.

2/10/10   |   kteacher   |   34390 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Yea, challenging people is challenging..

You seemed to have challenged me fine.------twice. I'm going to love your Q-bucks Young James.

2/10/10   |   woody050681   |   13689 respect

Heck yeah I'll give it a try!!

2/10/10   |   BestofChicago   |   51 respect

 All these changes have been making people frustrated, but this one will take a lot of my frustration away this looks sweet.

2/10/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

This site just keeps getting better.

2/10/10   |   elizavvalenzuela   |   27 respect

(Edited by elizavvalenzuela)

Well I never liked fantasy football until I played it on the Q, so maybe this won't be so bad either, maybe addicting

2/10/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Yea, challenging people is challenging..

Who is the FanIQ house? I sure it's probably just a generic bet taker.

2/10/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Playing around with it early, I see some issues, especially with challenging people (it's way too hard), but otherwise, it looks great and really cool.

Yea, challenging people is challenging..

2/10/10   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Playing around with it early, I see some issues, especially with challenging people (it's way too hard), but otherwise, it looks great and really cool.

2/10/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I'm a big fan of this already.

2/10/10   |   Dream_Machine   |   13305 respect

FanIQ Rocks! This Site And Its Features Rocks. So Who Wants Too Lose Some Of Their Qbucks Now.