If a toy is ALMOST 4 vrooms, what do you rate it as?

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If a toy is ALMOST 4 vrooms, what do you rate it as?

Ryuson Ryuson
Hey there! I was just finishing up my review on the Key Nyx and I ran into a problem. The Io was a super low 3 vrooms and a solid 2 bees, and the Nyx is a super high 3 vrooms/almost 4 vrooms, and 1.5 on the bee scale. They're super different, and the Nyx is much stronger than the Io so I want to give it a higher raiting... But it's not a solid 4 vrooms on its own.

When you end up in a situation like this, what do you lean towards?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
4 vrooms
indiglo , married with children , travelnurse , Gone (LD29) , Sodom and Gomorrah , amazon , Girly Juice , sktb0007
8  (25%)
3 vrooms
PropertyOfPotter , AliMc , kurtster79 , kitty1949 , Missmarc , - Kira - , Gracie , bartosek24 , solitudinarian , GONE! , Lady of the Lab , roskat , emiliaa , AlianneCimorene , Geogeo , padmeamidala , freud13 , Raymaker , Feisty , Sexy manga , Lioncub , Stinkytofu10 , 1001 Pleasures , Andrey2052
24  (75%)
Other?
Total votes: 32
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12/08/2012
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indiglo indiglo
I hate it when that happens!

I will sometimes go ahead and give it 4 vrooms, while explaining the rating in the review - because I feel like I should differentiate it from the other, lower 3 vroom toys. I'm not sure if it's the best way to do it, but it's what I've done before.
12/08/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I would rate it as 3 vrooms, but make note of it in your review. A lot of people find 3 vrooms to not be enough and calling it 4 might end up disappointing someone who needs more power than that.
12/08/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I would rate it as 3 vrooms, but make note of it in your review. A lot of people find 3 vrooms to not be enough and calling it 4 might end up disappointing someone who needs more power than that.
Hmm, you both make good points! Holding out for some more votes and compelling points?
12/08/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I'd play it safe and go with 3, but denote it in your review as PropertyOfPotter said
12/08/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I agree to put it in the review it'self. so that everyone know, Now I want to try that one.
12/09/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I do three, but then clarify in the Functions section that it's a high three/almost four. That way the rating reflects the actual vroom level, but that the info on it being high is there.

Also, SO upset these aren't stronger.
12/09/2012
amazon amazon
I generally round up, if it's close.
12/09/2012
Gracie Gracie
I would rather see an accurate rating with an explanation in the review. I find too many reviews over rate the vrooms already. Finding those reviewers who accurately rate the power is important to me. You don't want to undermine your credibility.
12/09/2012
roskat roskat
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
I would rate it as 3 vrooms, but make note of it in your review. A lot of people find 3 vrooms to not be enough and calling it 4 might end up disappointing someone who needs more power than that.
I agree!
12/10/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
Hey there! I was just finishing up my review on the Key Nyx and I ran into a problem. The Io was a super low 3 vrooms and a solid 2 bees, and the Nyx is a super high 3 vrooms/almost 4 vrooms, and 1.5 on the bee scale. They're super different, and ...
I'd rate it three, because 4 is the cutoff for many people to buy a toy and wouldn't want them to be disappointed by my 'almost' rating
12/15/2012
freud13 freud13
I would rate it 3 but would detail in the review that it is more in between 3 and 4.
12/15/2012
Raymaker Raymaker
I would round down, personally. Better understate something than oversell it and have people dissapointed to my mindset.
12/15/2012
Feisty Feisty
Rate it as 3 and give it an explanation.
12/15/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
3 with the explanation
12/15/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
Hey there! I was just finishing up my review on the Key Nyx and I ran into a problem. The Io was a super low 3 vrooms and a solid 2 bees, and the Nyx is a super high 3 vrooms/almost 4 vrooms, and 1.5 on the bee scale. They're super different, and ...
3 vrooms
12/15/2012
indiglo indiglo
Well, looks like I'll be rounding down from now on! This was a great question, and I found it very interesting to hear everyone's explanations of why they do what they do.
12/16/2012
phoenixfire phoenixfire
Quote:
Originally posted by Gracie
I would rather see an accurate rating with an explanation in the review. I find too many reviews over rate the vrooms already. Finding those reviewers who accurately rate the power is important to me. You don't want to undermine your credibility.
I agree. Had not thought of it that way, but you make an excellent point. I would rather undersell than oversell, if I do make a mistake and misrepresent in one way or another.
12/17/2012
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
I would bump it down to a 3. Better to under-report the intensity and leave a buyer pleasantly surprised than to call it a 4 and leave him or her disappointed. You could always clarify your rating with a clear description of the Vrooom you think it deserves.
12/17/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I hate it when that happens!

I will sometimes go ahead and give it 4 vrooms, while explaining the rating in the review - because I feel like I should differentiate it from the other, lower 3 vroom toys. I'm not sure if it's the best ...
This is usually what I do as well. I always try to explain it in the review. One of my recent reviews I gave a 4 out of 5 vroom level but I explained in the review that it's probably around a 3.75 lol.
12/19/2012
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
3 vrooms
12/24/2012
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 19