AADL-GT Round 2: This Weekend!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

Preregistration is now open for AADL-GT Round 2, happening this Saturday, September 24th, from Noon - 5 PM in the Basement of the Downtown Library. Doors will open at 11:30 for players in grades 6-12, so be early to get checked in and start warming up. Winners of the Sur-Prize round game will take home $70, $50, and $30 giftcards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. We'll have single-player and team events in both Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Brothers: Melee, and the event will (really this time) be broadcast live on Comcast channel 18 in Ann Arbor, so be sure to bring a signed release form if you haven't turned one in before. We'll be implementing several enhancements this round, including smoother, faster registration & check-in, split-screen single player Kart for more races in less time, checkin and food and tables outside the room, and definitely more pizza. Read on for more.

We'll also be having an All-Ages DDR Tournament, Sunday Sept. 25th, from 1:00-4:00 at the Malletts Creek Branch. Open Gamecube play will be available, and prizes are $40, $30, and $20 giftcards.

One of our new features is a super-easy way to attach your clan logo to all your comments here on the axis blog. Just email me your clan logo at axis@aadl.org, and I'll add it to the server. You can then include your clan logo in your post just by adding:

[mygtclanlogo]

anywhere in your post, including in your signature! You can edit your signature on the 'edit' tab of your My Account page. Once you've added that tag to your signature, you'll never have to think about your clan logo again. Let me know if you run into any trouble or have any questions about this.

Also, it's time to announce the players who will be invited to do live, on-air commentary at this month's tournament. I will be appointing Lead and Relief Commentators for each event, with the Lead commentators doing most of the talking, and the Relief stepping in when the Leads are playing. Be aware that my goal is to produce the most entertaining event possible, so while I want to give several players a chance to do this, I will be making changes and cuts throughout the season. If I don't think you did a very good job, you won't be invited back to the 'press box' next month. So, be forewarned, and don't take it personally. Also, remember that this is an invitation. You don't have to do it if you don't want to. So, here are our commentary teams for Round 2:

Mario Kart Single-Player and Team:
Lead: Major Tom and Leinad
Relief: Muffincat and Duck

Super Smash Brothers Single-Player and Team:
Lead: Sravan and Galen (pr0 and c0n)
Relief: Black Shark and Duck

Surprize Round:
Lead: Muffincat and Black Shark
Relief: Major Tom and Leinad

A few tips for you commentators:

1) Look for the drama and build it with story, not with interjections.

Right: Wow, he's made it all the way to the final lap of the final race, only a master shell can ruin his day now...
Wrong: Oh! oh! wow! Man! Going! Going! Going! Gone!

2) Play off your partner, no matter who they are, use their name extensively, and set them up.

Right: I see she is truly dominant with DK, bob, isn't that one of your best characters?
Wrong: (in reply): Nope.

3) Remember that the audience at home may not know anything about the games.

Right: Wow, there goes Mario's Cape teleportation glitch... that's a bug in the game that's very difficult to execute, but very shocking when performed precisely....
Wrong: Oh man! Charizard!

4) Nothing impresses me more than a dazzling display of Nintendo Knowledge.

Right: You know, bob, the original Donkey Kong was Shigeru Miyamoto's first game for Nintendo, and it was built to be a conversion for thousands of unused Radarscope cabinets, as the US market had responded very poorly to Radarscope, despite it having been a smash hit in Japan.
Wrong: The Revolution is going to suck.

Anyway, enough of that. Get registered for the tournament, get practicing, and if you've got questions, now's the time. See you Saturday!

Comments

I am not planning on turning anyone away this month. If the turnout is huge again, I'll announce during the tournament how registration will work for october.

p.s. pickwick is awesome.


Sweet. It worked. Bask in the awesome gloriosity of our logo.
And yes that is a monk. It's a ninja monk. Ninja monks pwn you.

OMGWTFROFLBBQ!!!1!111!shift+11one!!!11!!!1!1

Boo-yah to the face!
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Hey, Eli, I can pick a new partner during the tournament, rite? I like that all the logos r on the aadlgt site, I can't believe Skillz Dat Killz doesn't have one. Hey Eli, check out the latest Nintendo Power Magazine, it shows something about PAX. Pages 122-123.

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


Since I told around 30 people to come there might be a big surge.

Eli did you edit the main post it says
"One of our new features is a super-easy way to attach your clan logo to all your comments here on the axis blog. Just email me your clan logo at axis@aadl.org, and I'll add it to the server. You can then include your clan logo in your post just by adding:

anywhere in your post, including in your signature! You can edit your signature on the 'edit' tab of your My Account page. Once you've added that tag to your signature, you'll never have to think about your clan logo again. Let me know if you run into any trouble or have any questions about this."

There isn't anything beyond adding.

shoot, my score got changed back.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


joe i will ask rod but flare if u arent in a clan y wont u sub i thought u were my friend? well i havent been practicing much so u guys might beat me in mario kart but not in melee u can count on that. or wait i got a better idea galen i will bring Meng Jin to the tournament as our sub. we will get 101 points and he is a beast at melee but not so much at mario kart.i will call him now
*calls him*
k i am going to his house i will post another comment in 5

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Hi i'm sravan at meng's house and good news joe he can come to the tournament. he is a beast at melee and he can mini turbo at mkdd. joe we have our roster eli me,c0n,joe,and darksoul. the only thing is eli i need to change the teams will i be able to that tommarow morning at check-in. i will be there early but i gotta go to my school's party first. eli the teams are me and and darksoul for melee and mario kart, then galen and joe will be on a team for mkdd and melee. i gotta go back to my house.


galen u are coming to the tournament right? o yea and the VM clan ur logo looks like a ninja...

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why would your party be before noon sravan? this sucks so bad that derek isnt coming...we woulda owned..:( i will try to practice tonight.

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"I am not planning on turning anyone away this month. If the turnout is huge again, I'll announce during the tournament how registration will work for october.

p.s. pickwick is awesome."

First, I think may have to do something you aren't planning. The tournament seems to have garnered much word of mouth and I wouln't be surprised if we hit fire code <_<.

Second, Pickwick is probably the most awesome person I know >_>


Sravan we explained it was a ninja monk.

why isn't it inthe picture database.


HA HA HA HA HA I got a new page!
who is
Pickwick?

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Sorry about the clan logos on your comments, guys. It isn't working the way I had hoped. I'll have to get a fix in sometime next week.

/*== ejk ==*/


If I'm only playing the SSBM part of this event (starting 2:30), do I still need to sign in by 12? I'm already preregistered of course...


Thanks for bringing my name up. *Sigh*


Tournament starts in 13 hours and 33 minutes

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


If we're only coming for the SSBM part of the tournament, do we have to come at 12 initially to sign up? Don't want to make an unnecessary trip to the library if I don't have to...


joe i meant the party was tonight and i just got back from it. IT WAS AWSOME. i played DDR for a while and i can do B4U on standard yay. there were all the hits,slow dances,a disco ball, and this kid freak dancing which was weird a teacher had to tell him to stop. ok i gotta teach our sub the shortcuts and stuff so it wont be too hard tommarow cuz im gonna go early but he can mini turbo, ironiclly he was the one to tell me about mini turbo lol. omid i am trying to IM u now but sign on ur other sn cuz its not working. heres what i am going to do tommarow. i will bring a pencil and paper(or eli will lend me some) and take every important clan's score while they are playing so if joe gets 1st in a mkdd race and duck gets 2nd then i put 100 in the TMC and 80 in the VMC(that is an example duck dont get worked up about it). o yea who was that guy posting at 4am shouldnt he be sleeping on a school day? noah just IMed me saying 13 1/2 hours till the tournament thanx noah...

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ok the "important"clans are-TMC,SDK,TC1,VMC, and maybe BSC(lol BS)
is miniblin coming to the tournament?
ok some words of encourgement before the tournament. stalling is bad for ur health dont do it or u will be called a sissy for the rest of ur life. please dont disturbe other peoples games but i think eli is using the outside as a waiting room or something. is it ok to make a last minute change that i want the final match of team and single melee to be 2/3? i want my friend meng to fight tp2 in melee he uses marth(meng will probably win)he has beaten me a couple of times. eli will the commentary be outside of in the multipurpose room? can commentators request stations to watch cuz we wanna watch our friends(i wanna watch meng dominate melee). if and only if the noise makers come and they start playing i'm gonna take their symbols and shove them in the garbage. they will try to get them back but galen would have eaten them by then (jk galen).

the most important one is good luck and have a kick ass time.

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If we're only coming for the SSBM part of the tournament, do we have to come at 12 initially to sign up? Don't want to make an unnecessary trip to the library if I don't have to...

As long as you CHECK-IN before the event starts, you should be fine. But even if you have Pre-Registered... PLEASE CHECK-IN when you arrive.
/*== ejk ==*/


Ah, okay then. See you there. :)


Sravan, it's not fair for you to be able to just watch whatever matches you want. I don't know how it's going to be done, but that shouldn't be it.
And yes, we already explained it. It's a ninja monk. Not that difficult.
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Commentary will still be in the room this time, but we're still planning on moving it out, with 8 little monitors where you can watch all the action. For tomorrow, we'll stick with the formula of me calling the shots, i.e. which station we're following.


well ok. i like the needles in ur logo guys but it looks like a halo2 logo for one of the players on xbox live my friend has a ninja logo but not with needles.

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Oh guess you don't know about the other clans that are coming. First off MiniBlin's clan is coming and secondly Pickwick the Second (the guy that posted at 4am) has a clan with some pretty good people. Both these clans should score better then the BlackShark clan (sorry BlackShark but these guys are good). Plus if get half turn out for my promotions the VMC should be getting another 1800 points from new people.


Yes, Sravan. We did blatantly steal the nija head with the flames from the Halo 2 Multiplayer Emblems. But still, it looks awesome, so who really cares about copyright infringement, right? :-)
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good for u duck but u are still 2500 points behind but then u will only be 700. lol tom. well i'm about to leave soon chao.

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who won the tournament?


duck got 1st,his new guy got 2nd,joe got 3rd, and piraty critter got 4th. it was better then the august tournament at least. the Vaccinated monks probably won the clan portion.

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The scores look a little weird. The VMC won that round easily. I love that we did Super monkey ball 2 my Cousins own it so I had played it a little several months ago.


i wish we did monkey target for the finals...woulda owned it.

I think that tournament was WAYYYYYYYY better than the august one...more fun. The only problem was that someone stole the drumstick...thats not cool, but the peace and quiet was nice...

and one last thing: I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! I'm thirty bucks richer! GIGIDY GIGIDY GIGIDY!

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actually duck if those scores are correct then our clan wins. ur clan gets about 9000 points while we get 10000. joe derek isnt coming to any of the tournaments maybe we should replace him with meng but he is ur friend and if u dont want to then i understand.

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Your right but wrong as always It looks like with these scores you win with 11358 not 10000 and we have 10219 not 9000. But I seriously think the scores are wrong because since we multiplied everything by 10 you shouldn't be able to get .5 points.


I can't believe im still in 34th place. And y isn't Nick11's name in red yet? What happened 2 Earnist Da Chicken?

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


Earnist Da Chicken along with another SDK member didn't come to the tournament.


I would have to say that SMB2 wasn't the best prize round game. People who owned it had too much of an advantage. I had never played the game before so I only got 2000 points. The people who owned it had over 4000.

Eli, I figured out the prize round games. Monkey Ball was one of my 3 predictions. I think I know the next 2 too. I will do very, very well in one of them.

I think the VM won, but only because, of the prize round. W/O that they didn't do so well.

P.S. Did anyone triple qualify. (I only doubled")

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


I think the surprize round should be academic competition, which would encourage people to study :) academics are entertaining. I hated monkey ball, it is like supersmash, either are good at it, or you are terrible. If we play games for the surprize round, they should be games that are easy to pick up.

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Hey, ejk, when r the clan points going 2 be added in, and when r the new guys who r suppose 2 be red going 2 be red?

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


I just have to say that was one of the most fun things to do with a weekend.

I'll be back October and November (tournies both months, right?)... After that I'm over 18 :(


u know duck my scores were just an estimate. BCL high schoolers would have an advantage in the academic competition cuz well u guys are older then us. galen and joe double qualified. who were the top 4 in team mario kart i know galen and joe got 2nd. tp2 was ur team in melee qualified for the suprise round?

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Gertlex you can participate until you go to collage.

Bebbles and I got 3rd in team Kart. I think jlgelinas got 4th in Team Kart.

*Edit:*
I found this tournament much better then last months. It was still a little chaotic but We had good commentating and it worked out well even though it went over the time limit.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


what scores are we talking about estimating?? and sravan read my email...it will be a tough elimination of a strong player but his lazy*** must go if he only makes one tourney. If he gets mad, i will just give him some "xbox" movies...ask galen...he will understand what i mean.

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nvm i found them on aadlgt...Wait since i am in second...Hold on i just want everyone to hear this again SECOND...Yeah i DID beat TP2, the guy who wasted me last year!

Anyways, since i am in second overall and double qualified, why am i not in bold and qualified for the grands? Is it just cuz it hasn't been updated?

And going by the scores, TMC wasted everyone cuz we got lots of points...i think

OH and one last thing: nice logo vaccinated monks. reminds me of halo so im gonna go play now pz out

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I mean't academic competition such as trivia on a book, that perhapes would be told to us in advance so we could read it..... but good point Sravan.

"The few the proud" is the motto of what USA ARMY?
"the road less traveled" is a qoute from whom?
Who wrote the book "FOUNDATION"?
WHo was the first SCi Fi writer?
who was the first man to the north pole?
How many stars does the texas flag have?

you, know easy stuff like that maybe.

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yeah and one thing to TP2:
super monkey ball is the most simple game i have heard of! ALL YOU DO IS HIT A TO OPEN AND A TO CLOSE! JUST STEER TOWARDS A HIGH NUMBER AND HIT A! AND DUCK DOESNT OWN THE GAME! AND I HAVENT PLAYED THAT GAME IN YEARS! AND IF YOU HAVE NEVER PLAYED ANY OF THE SUPER MONKEY BALLS, THEN YOU DONT DESERVE TO GET TO THE PRIZE ROUND CUZ ITS ONE OF THE GREATEST GAMES EVER THATS WHY THERES ONE FOR XBOX, PS2, AND GAMECUBE!!!!!!!!


Ohh fun:

1: Marines I think
2: no clue
3: Isaac Asimov
4: Jules Vernes (Journey to the center of the earth, methinks)
5 & 6: no clue.


The next surprize round should be sports

"I hate White Sharks"

Black Shark Clan


yea its like the best party game ever. i played it at galen's house once when his friend brought it over and i played it in 5th grade at my friend's party but we did the race one. i am actually pretty good at the battle one and i am sorta good at the flying target one. o yea duck i estimated the scores for this tournament only not including last tournament so ha. yea joe we won by 1000 points. let me read ur email.

i am also planning a halo2 LAN party on october 8th and u are invited!

joe i think we are already in the clan cup so u dont need to recruit ppl but we are not sure yet so bring them anyway.

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Gertlex, i must say i am impressed.
you are right about the marines
2) i think it is robert frost, in one of his poems
4) i don't think it is documented who wrote the first Sci fi, but i still think Isaac Asimov wrote the first Real Sci fi
5)i don't know either..... oops
6)only one, texas is also known as the lone star state

have you read "foudation"

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Check this outhttp://www.mlc.lib.mi.us/workshop/wireless04/

Amy: Professor, I need a new bikini.
Professor: Oh, I think there's just enough left.
Amy: (Spraying sounds) How do I look?
Professor: Like a French Harlet.
Amy: (sighs) French!?

Black Shark Clan


Joe did you notice that people who had played the game before did better than those who hadn't. Obviously you and the other prize round winners had an advantage. I would have to say that it is pretty funny that Duck didn't own (although he said he played it frequently w/ his cousin) and you did and he won.

This tournament was run better than the last one, but there could still be some room for improvement. I still left that tournament with most of my voice lost and a headache.
"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


hey thats a picture of eli! joe, eli said that if derek doesnt come to the next tournament then we can replace him with someone else but dont tell him to come let him come on his own that will show if he is interested or not. thats for u too galen i know ur computer is down though for like 2 weeks. members of the Vaccinated monks clan what colleges are u guys applying to? go MI even though they lost. eli can we orginize a mini prizeless tournament at the DDR thing? joe i might see u there where we can talk about the party.

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BCL, I'd say I just got lucky :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_science_fiction
That supports my guess of Jules Vernes pretty well (1864 for Journey).
I'd say War of the Worlds is pretty modern SciFi too. (1898)
2) Robert Frost ehh?... everyone and their mom, but not me, likes him :P
The Foundation novels were all awesome.


I had only played it once before. Although those two minigames were the ones we played the most. I never beat my cousins in target they always got 6-10 thousand.

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
Fry: No, no, I, I think I'll just smell around a bit over here.


Myself and ampshock got fourth in team kart. I'd like to say that this tournament was a LOT better and quite a lot of fun, props to the tournament organizers =D. Single kart still takes too long though =P. Maybe only have two qualifying races, or, as people keep talking about the space behind the screen, maybe four more cubes? I had a blast and got pretty significant points from all four events, though I didn't get top four in the surprize round =(.

The surprize round, ehh. The people who had played it before did do better, but that's an inherency in the suprize round setup. The only way to counter that effect would be to use games obscure enough that no one has ever played it (nigh impossible, as bomberman generations showed), or tell everyone what the surprize round games will be ahead of time (effectively eliminating the "surprize" round).

Although, speaking of academic games as a surprize round, which in and of itself is a ridiculous suggestion, eli could post a riddle or something that reveals or at least hints at the surprize round game a few weeks before the competition. This wouldn't eliminate the experience discrepancy as it just gives other people the opportunity to get the experience advantage, but making that advantage somewhat a factor of skill (or at least intellectual prowress) would be a step up from random chance >_>. Not to mention I LOVE riddles <_<.


Hey, I've got an idea so there wont be any delays.
1. If there is only one car on each station, Eli should tell them 2 not touch the controllers and let him switch 2 2 controllers instead, Eli should announce this and if nobody listens and screws it up, Eli should give a point penalty or somethin', and those Noise Makers should get a point penalty every time they play loudly and if they lose a drum stick or have it stolen, well Eli shouldn't waste his time helping them look 4 a drum stick, because it's there fault, they should take those drum sticks and shove it, or how 'bout if they keep beating those drums, I'll "beat" their face in.

2. All of u veterans should watch each station, first we would need 2 know who the players r at that station, then we all can record the scores down 4 the 2 or 4 people playing at that station and then report 2 Eli, first u would have 2 tell us what each place score is though.

Let My People Go!


Eli, What DS games would you suggest? I know I'm going to get Advanced Wars and most likely nintendogs, but do you have any other suggestions?


I still can't belive that Nick11 had 2 leave early, he was getting so many points.

Let My People Go!


who is moses?


moses is Black shark.

Edit:
MiniBlin’s clan is MiniBlin, Vash, Skippy & Hunt3r Kirby.


I just want 2 let u guys know that Black Shark is dead, say hello 2 Moses. I'll keep the clan name the same just because I already nspent so much time finding that clan logo.

Let My People Go!

Black Shark Clan


anyone gonna play DDR?
NEW PAGE!

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NO! I am really angry rite now, because Nick11's name should be in red ejk! I really don't want 2 rush u, but please have everything set soon, like the red names and clan points. OK?

Let My People Go!

Black Shark Clan


They're not going to look at it until Monday Moses. Most likely they won't get it sorted out until later in the week. They have all the data they just need to sort though it.

How did people get a single point? I can understand 5s and even .5 make sense but 1, 2 and 3 points just seem obscure.

Edit;
Why is my clan logo in the main post where the AADL-GT Pad Logo is suppose to be. I can see part of the Pad logo but my clan logo is over most of it.


Please don't call me Black Shark, Duck, ok?

Let My People Go!

Black Shark Clan


Leinad's improvement ideas:

1) I'd really like to see more single Melee qualification matches. With only 2, one bad match can realy hurt you. I'd like to see a minimum of three even if we need to cut some time from other events to do this.

2) Single Player Mario Kart took half of our time. I don't know how you can cut it down without eliminating the content, but It does need to be shorter.

3) It was WAY to loud in there. I couldn't hear myself think. There were two reasons for this: The sheer number of people and the noise makers. One particular difficulty of this is that commentators are supposed to interact which is impossible when you can't hear the person sitting next to you. We need a solution to this problem. Here's two ideas:

Ban the drums. There's no point to just adding excess noise. They are so loud that you can't even have fun while they're playing. And the drum stick fiasco is just another reason to ban them (the drums not the players)

Encourage more people to watch from the TV in the other room. Perhaps find a bigger room for that (I don't know if one exists or not though)

4) In general, I'd like more qualification rounds but less qualifiers, like if you could give everyone 4 matches of Kart or Smash but then only take the top 8 for elimination. That would put more emphasis on skill than luck.

"There is no spoon." -Neo


I would agree with banning the drums. I had fun throughout the tournament except for the one match in which John D. was standing next to me playing the drums. It drove me crazy I couldn't hear anything from the T.V. so I made many mistakes and my attention was split between punching him (which I did after the match ended) and playing the game. After that round I felt like crap while every other match Win or Loss I felt great.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


Well, when I speak 4 all us I say that we should ban the drums, can we please ban the drums, please Eli?

Let My People Go!

Black Shark Clan


Duck and Joe don't get so confident about your scores. Duck if those scores are right you scored more than anyone could Possibly Score your clan did well, but only because, of the surprise round. W/O that I think the monkeys took it.

Eli can we put the commentating equipment at the bottom of the stairs? Can we put the food behind the projector?


Duck and Joe don't get so confident about your scores. Duck if those scores are right you scored more than anyone could Possibly Score your clan did well, but only because, of the surprise round. W/O that I think the monkeys took it.

Eli can we put the commentating equipment at the bottom of the stairs? Can we put the food behind the projector?

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


The tourments are very fun but the seaaon tourments need more comentators.


Well the Clan logo glitch is gone.

TP2 I didn't think I could score that high but if you notice Joe also scored 5000 points. The highest I could see is 4000 points but It seems my math was wrong or Eli changed some of the scoring system.


the improvement ideas of anti snowman
1) melee and kart should be two different tournaments.
2) destroy free for all melee because a lot is luck, and there are so many campers. It should either be one on one or all teams, because then there will be no camping.
3) if we do Multiplayer melee then, the scoring system should be
"bonus" with no items since with stock and time, people just camp and snipe. However in bonus you get points based on fighting style, how many kills and how much damage you deliver. WIth no items you do not get all the crazy bonuses, like eating all food or whatever.
4) team melee is pretty nice, but there should be a champion team, My partner and I have not versed any spectacular team. BOOORRRRRIIIINNNG
5) ban drums, since i could not hear things in melee, which will affect the game. SInce you can't hear things like bom-ombs or whatever they are called, running towards you if someone is banging a drum right next to your ears

How man wives did henry the 8th have?
which isotope of uranium is most commonly used in nuclear fission?

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well BCL u copied some of leinad's ideas which were good by the way. i know i know all the slang but what does W/O mean tp2? BCL we only want 1v1 where it counts cuz A.it involves more skill and B.u cant team up which is y i lost in the top 16 thing. eli there should be more mathes to qualify in melee then mario kart so we can have melee be 3 matches and mario kart be 2. henry the 8th had 6 wives i think. the DDR tournament was fun we had a prizeless melee tournament(guess who won) and we had a team tournament. Ian won again but omid won the light bracket which was suprising. BCL wait till u face me and darksoul we will rock ur socks! we had to face badger's team he was good but his partner sucked so we won. who won team mario kart was it tp2 and his brother?

o yea BCL we had a disscussion on bonus and we dont want it. eli maybe we should change the melee rules to 2 minute time mode and thats it cuz it will save a lot of time and it will force u to go into combat. the only downside is the 1v1 where we should switch back to the normal rules. i beat piratey critter today(Aaron) and he got 3rd in single melee so i feel proud for my self!

i was suprised many people used fox at the tournament when in the august one people used roy and link

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i think i wanna commentate...i agree with leinad...black shark(noah) wtf y u keep changing ur name

plz stop whining tp2. ur being real sour about losing.

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I'm not sure if we even need to worry about the noisemakers anymore, there was quite a bit more animosity towards them this time around and given the stolen stick and multiple minor assaults I think their experience was as lame as they were making everyone else's.

Assuming it's unfeasible to add a third four cube network behind the screen (which could instantly solve all our time problems, but might create logistical ones), we should re-consider the "play a cup model" for kart qualifiers (team and single). Having people play three races in a row means you'd have to make people switch stations one third as often (5 times instead of 15). Given that any station switching guarantees at least one last call for missing people (and the occasional lan reset), significant time could be saved. The only problem I see is that you'd have to play with the same 8 people for every race, which means you might want to a adopt a seeding system so you don't get a ton of historically successful karters playing out the finals in a qualifying bracket =P.

If you want a really rogue idea (that would also instantly solve time problems) on top of that you could forget about lan play for everything except finals and do four to a cube playing a real cup in grand prix mode. One third as many station switches and half as many necessary rounds would be drastically shorter. The loss in quality of the guaranteed rounds would be at least partially countered by getting four races for people who have no serious expectation of winning, as well as the improvement of the other segments by more time for three fights in meelee and not single elim team events.

As for the structuring of meelee events, there's not much that can be said since their quality thus far is an immediate consequence of kart's time monopoly. I'd like to point out that for single meelee finals, 1v1 single elim for 32 people would take 6 rounds (two 16 person rounds to get it down to 16, one to 8, one to 4, one to 2, one to 1), but if we do get 32 people playing single kart at once, that might be easily worked.


take top 16 for melee and 32 for mkdd but have 2 races for mkdd and 4-6 matches for melee. eli can we switch the FFA melee rules to 2 minutes time mode because it would save time and there is a less possibility for sudden death. jlgelinas the cup thing might not work cuz u have to race 4 times and u were there yesterday and saw how long it took if u raced 3 times. in the LAN options there is a choose course thing where u can set it to mushroom cup for something like that and u should be able to switch characters but i think no cups is the way to go! if u wont do 1v1 melee ever during the season then at least do it for the melee only tournament.i cant wait to beat the adults!

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yea i agree with sravan 4-6 mactches in melee like the pre-season

and im going to guess that i won the prizeless ssbm tournament


Good Morrow!

Firstly, I would like to thank Eli for a highly well-run event; the logistics of such an operation are daunting, and
Next, a hand for the noble commentators and contributors, including Major Tom, Duck, Leinad, Mouse, and Mandy!
Congratulations to all those fortunate enough to lay claim to victory (including, of course, myself:),) and especially to Duck, the overall champion!

It would appear, however, that the tournament was not altogether free of the sort of riffraff that lowers such occasions from their exalted level. By this turn of phrase, I refer to the despicable villains which, wielding drums and noisemakers, attempted to bring down other competitors to their level of skill by creating distractions. These base, sordid creatures were in possession not only of the general spite of the societal dreg of the variety that, believing itself to be incapable of rising, determines to behave as an anchor to the more successful of their former peers; no, they also demonstrated their astonishing temerity and insolence by directly accusing the entity to which I commonly refer by use of the perpendicular pronoun--I, the great Pickwick the Second, winner of the Individual SSBM Tournament!!--of engaging in petty larceny: of involvement in the Providentially-sent theft of a drumstick!
While I must admit having considered performing said act for the course of the entire afternoon, I believe that I was not alone in this, and it was not, ultimately, within the power of my exalted character to remove, even for a brief stint of time, an entity's property against that entity's will; I plead not guilty, and look foul scorn upon those who charge me of the deed. If I knew your identities, Sirs(though the justification for attaching such an honourary distinction to such vile, pugnacious, irreverent knaves passes beyond the limits of my comprehension,) I would remove my gauntlets and throw them at your feet; after which, as is customary, it would be your prerogative and requirement to name the location, time, and video game (SSBM or MKDD, naturally, or another mutually agreed upon) in which I would completely eliminate all vestiges of your last traces(if, indeed, any still exist, as there is nothing to warrant their remaining on this plane of existence) of pride in your "skills." In short, I would challenge you to a duel in the games that are featured in the tournament, at either of which I would, naturally, be victorious. If ye to whom I refer be out there and chance to read this, I would like to make this challenge official; respond if ye dare! I am,

Yours truly,
The Right Honourable Pickwick the Second,
P.M.P.C.--E.I.P.
(Perpetual Member Pickwick Club--Extremely Indignant Person)

PS: As to all others, please ignore this post; I was filled, for a time, with righteous wrath, which has, for the time, subsided. There is one aspect of this post which I am concerned about, which is the vilification of the dissolute blackguards about which I wrote this vitriolic post; is that sort of thing allowed on this forum, Eli? I'll edit it down a bit (tomorrow) if necessary...
Good Day To All (except, of course, those miserable wretches, who are to have a strictly horrible day in which both forget their homework, find out that they failed at least one class each, and trip over their Gamecubes, causing permanent damage that disables both units.)


Wow just wow. I pretty sure this is allowed and The noisemakers don't come to the site.


ok pickwick u got so lucky against my friend meng it was sudden death and a bomb hit both of u guys but he died first so u won. he would pwn u 1v1 but u are still a very good player. the noise maker thing has gone away so we dont have to worry about them.

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Pickwick the second where are you from? I mean nationality, the way you write on the blog is very interesting.

don't get cocky, you won the ssbm but some of it was luck, like pro said. Personally, I did not do so well on single melee because I had really hard brackets. If items were off, and there was no time limit the score would be a different story.

I hope I will verse you in melee next tournament.
Are you in a clan Pickwick the second?

I think you should look at the leaderboard, considering you only participated in one round and scored a decent amount of points your rank is pretty good, congratulations, but watch out, especially in team melee...

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Pickwick the second is in a clan with DragoonBlack (3rd in single melee), FES and Beast From The East I belive.

Fry: So, there’s an infinite number of parallel universes?
Professor: No, just the two.
Fry: Oh, well, I’m sure that’s enough.


thanks Duck, by the way, how did you get like 5,000 points because i thought you had like 800 or something before round 2, how many points max can you get per round?

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You all ought to know by know that I have a healthy respect for erudition, and it's not often that a post actually raises the quality of a thread. Especially not 'round these parts.

His Honour, Pickwick the second, makes some excellent points. It is only fair that The Noise Machine should be given an opportunity to defend their license to use drums at the tournament. However, instead of a game battle, they simply need to make their case here, in this very forum, and sufficiently refute Mr. Pickwick's arguments. If they succeed from my sole perspective, the drums may return. If they fail, their percussion license will be revoked for the remainder of the season.

When we have finalized the scores, i'll make a post about it. What you see now is the raw data from the tournament; close, but likely to change.

Lots of excellent suggestions here, too. I really like reducing the time limit to 2:00. It always seemed that not much was happening in the last minute. We do plan to move the entire video booth and the commentators, into one of the small rooms nearby, including 8 monitors to watch every station. It should be awesome. Remember, I will be announcing the commentators for the October in the final week before the tournament. Also, jlgelinas, as always, makes some excellent suggestions, which makes me want to ask you this:

If it meant you could have 4 whole races for single-player kart, would you be willing to race 4-player on a single screen? Assume that the best returning players would be seeded in different heats.

I really regret giving 3 races for qualifying kart. Even with the 16-player format, it just takes FOREVER. If we had only done 2, not only would we have had time for melee quals, we might not have run over! However, I did find out that CTN carried the broadcast all the way until the end.

TP2, you only missed the final round by 700 some points, you were fifth place. I'd say you did just fine, and that's excepting the fact that there is no acceptable excuse for not having played monkey target before.

More to come. Thanks to everybody for a fantastic tournament weekend.


I had 485 from round 1. So I received a little over 5500 points. I don't have much clue as to how I accumulated so many. I won every match I was in except 2. One was in the elimination rounds of MKDD (with John D. Standing next to me), the Other was in The elimination rounds of Melee and in Team Melee my team stepped down and got a point bonus.

So when we were saying we didn't have any signal we really did. That amazing that means blac...I mean "MOSES" was really commentating on the surprize round.

Fry: "Who are you people?"
Al Gore: "I'm Al Gore. And these are my vice presidential action rangers. A group of top-nerds whose sole duty is to prevent disruptions in the space-time continuum."
Fry: "I thought your sole duty was to cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate."
Al Gore: "That, and protect the space-time continuum. Read the Constitution."


Ok, I've got the single player scores straightened out, but clan scores still to come. A few tidbits:

If you graciously stepped down from a match to keep things moving, you received a 200 point bonus. In the team melee event, where we didn't have the final two matches to place the four winning teams, all teams received a 200 point bonus as well.

For monkey target scores, I have reduced all scores by a factor of 10 and rounded to the nearest 10. Monkey fight scores were simply rounded.


dang if i had not gotten a stomach ache i would still be in the top ten, or at least closer to it oh well 15th place is better than 20th place


Ok with the new reasonable scores the Vaccinated Monks won Round 2 with 6120 points.


"Duck and Joe don't get so confident about your scores. Duck if those scores are right you scored more than anyone could Possibly Score your clan did well, but only because, of the surprise round. W/O that I think the monkeys took it."

Yes, Steven, that is a correct assessment of the situation. However, last time I checked, and unfortunately for the Trouble Monkeys, the Prize round is still part of the tournament. So, too bad for them, we still earned those points.

Second of all, I would just like to point out that Bubblingbeebles, who has never been to one of these tournaments before, earned 2125 points for ONE tournament's participation, whereas everyone else 1-7 on the single player leaderboard has accumulated points over 2 tournaments. I defy any of you to say that that is not an amazing display of skill. If you did defy me, you would be wrong, and I would laugh in your face. So, don't defy that, because you can't.

Also, whenever Eli gets around to adding recruitment bonuses,the Vaccinated Monk clan will be 58 points ahead of the Trouble Monkey Clan, and will therefore be on top.

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