The infamous quiz show of the 2000s returns to TBRN in all its bitchy glory. Answer general knowledge questions as a team to win your choice among five great prizes. Of course, it can’t be that easy…You’re playing against the clock, a cantankerous presenter in the person of Mariah Long, and the inescapable fact that your team shrinks, player by player. Black Friday, November 27, at 2 PM EDT, it’s The Weakest Link! Read on to find out how to play the game, or listen to the archive of the most recent contest.
Eight contestants will be selected to form a team that will meet on TBRN’s TeamTalk server. The objective of every round is to create a chain of eight correct answers in a row and score an increasing amount of points within a time limit. One wrong answer breaks the chain, discarding any points accrued within that particular chain. However, before their question is asked, a contestant can choose to bank the current points earned in any chain to make it safe, after which the chain starts afresh. A contestant’s decision not to bank, in anticipation of being able to correctly answer the upcoming question allows the point value to grow, as each successive correct answer earns proportionally more points. When the allotted time for every round ends, any points which are not banked are lost, and if the host is in the middle of asking a question, or has asked a question but the contestant has yet to answer, the question is abandoned.
The team will be earning points toward a particular threshold calculated before the game. Crossing this threshold will allow the last remaining contestant on the team to win their chosen prize. If the threshold is not crossed, a substitute, lower value prize will be awarded to the last contestant instead.
While contestants ostensibly work together within the rounds, answering questions in order to cross the point threshold and, subsequently, win their chosen prize, at the end of each round, things are quite different. The team must vote off one of their own in order for the game to proceed. The game long implications are quite staggering, given the presence of the threshold. Choose correctly, perform well, and you win. Choose wrongly and cost your team…and yourself. Plus, Mariah isn’t going to make it easy for you, turning up the pressure, round by round.
The promo above was uploaded for this specific purpose. Mariah and a cast of TBRn staff simulated a round of gameplay with music included. It is a faithful recreation of what our game will sound like.
What will I need, and when will I need it?
To play The Weakest Link, all contestants will be required to use TeamTalk to participate. Each Contestant must wear a pair of headphones or earbuds, in order to avoid any echo back. Contestants must arrive on the TBRn TeamTalk server at 1 PM EDT on November 27. At that time, we will level check the audio and provide a thorough explanation of the rules and procedures of TBRN’s version of the game. We promise, no contestant will be left behind…unless you don’t show up, at which point you forfeit and will be replaced.
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Join Char, David, Dean, Emily, Hannah, Jayson, Mariam, and Sammy as they play for some fantastic prizes...But only one will walk away a winner. The other seven will leave with nothing, as round by round we eliminate the player voted the weakest link. Brought to you by the Jess Mess.