AADL-GT Round 3 Results

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

Round 3 is behind us, and with Round 4 fast approaching, at long last, here are the full results from the October tournament.

Round 3 began with Super Smash Brothers Single-player melee, with 80 competitors registered. With 3 qualifying matches per player, and our systems running smoothly, we had time for seeded 1v1 eliminations, which worked out quite well. In the semifinals, Round 1 Melee Champion [gtplayer:136] was bested by [gtplayer:355], season leader [gtplayer:143] was beaten by [gtplayer:427], [gtplayer:357] fell to emerging force [gtplayer:326], and [gtplayer:396] was beaten by his own big brother, the right honourable [gtplayer:325]. The final match was a vicious 4-player melee, with [gtplayer:325] again proving his Melee Mastery, [gtplayer:326] taking second, [gtplayer:427] taking third, and [gtplayer:355] finishing fourth.

More after the jump...

Then, it was on to the Team Melee event, with 42 teams registered and two quals apeice. I think next round, we'll just make the team events single elimination to keep them moving. The Team event saw Fangorious Poodle of Clan Super Shrooms victorious, Team Dog!, including single-player finisher [gtplayer:427] taking second, [gtplayer:143] and his brother [gtplayer:146] taking third, and Tru Dave of Turtle Clan 2 taking fourth, qualifying all for that day's surprize round, and the December Grand Championships.

Things proceeded on schedule into the Mario Kart Single-Player Race Event, with 71 players registered, and 2 qualifying races each. The final 8-player race saw [gtplayer:136] triumphant, edging out [gtplayer:197] in 2nd, [gtplayer:152] in 3rd, and the mighty [gtplayer:143] grabbing 4th, just ahead of [gtplayer:146].

The Kart Team Race event had only 31 teams in play, with 2 qualifiers each. We somehow managed to avoid an ugly tie, and 16 teams moved on to the semifinals. In the final match, Evil Forces were victorious, bringing relative unknowns [gtplayer:191] and [gtplayer:381] to the surprize round. Team Oh Yeah finished 2nd, and with the Durski Dominators finishing 3rd, the Noise Machine did quite well this round. 4th place went to [gtplayer: 325] and [gtplayer:329].

We plowed on into the Surprize round with 25 players qualified. With great anticipation, the mystery game was revealed to be Wario Ware, Inc, for gamecube, with Wobbly Bobbly semis and a Survival Fever Finale. Wario Ware was a real baffler to many players who obviously don't know where the real gems of the gamecube library lie, but the super-simple 'Patience Time' element of wobbly bobbly kept it very fair. The final Survival Fever round featured a high-stakes, high-stress match between the everpresent [gtplayer:143], DDR master and round 2 3rd-prize winner [gtplayer:340], [gtplayer:326], and rookie [gtplayer:425]. When the lights stopped flashing, [gtplayer:340] had won the $70 gift card, with [gtplayer:326] taking 2nd prize ($50), and [gtplayer:143] winning the $30 3rd prize.

Round 3's clan champ was the infamous Trouble Monkey Clan, with 4790 points. They are now qualified for the clan cup in December, and they are sitting pretty atop the clan leaderboard. The clan scores for round 3 were as follows:

Trouble Monkey Clan: 4790 total points
Noise Machine: 4360
Foreign Exchange: 3500
Turtle Clan: 3450
Super Shrooms: 3260
Skillz dat Killz: 2810
Turtle Clan 2: 2340
Vaccinated Monks: 2300
Black Shark Clan: 1530
The Reds: 1520
Smurfers: 1000

That means that Skillz dat Killz, The Vaccinated Monks, and Trouble Monkey Clan have secured their spots in the clan cup. Remember that 8 Clans will qualify for the clan cup: the 4 round clan champs, and the 4 other highest-scoring clans.

Also, you may have noticed a new look for the GT home page at http://www.aadl.org/aadlgt. You can now see just the AADL-GT blog posts with the season and clan leaderboard on the right side of the screen. We hope you'll continue to read and comment on the other threads at http://axis.aadl.org, especially if you have something relevant to say.

Next up, we've got a Teen DDR Tournament on Friday, November 25th, from 1:00-4:00 PM, and an All-ages DDR Tournament on Friday, November 25th, from 6:00-9:00 PM, followed by AADL-GT Round 4, Saturday, November 26th, from Noon-5:30 PM. All events at the Downtown Library. Also keep your calendars open for the AADL-GT Season 2 Grand Championships, Saturday, December 17th, from Noon-5:30 PM, plus DDR and open play during break.

Finally, a blue DS case containing several DS games went missing during the last tournament. If you have it or know what happened to it, please let me know, or just turn it in to library lost and found. I hope that this does not become a common occurance.

Got any questions or comments? Now's the time!

Comments

Sorry for the delay in getting the results posted, guys. I've been out of the office a lot lately, as we have a new baby at our house. Also, I had to finish my son's halloween costume. =)


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congrads eli. lol i didnt get beasted he got lucky with a pokeball not that i'm complaining or anything. eli there is a typo where u said round 4 is saturday november 25th isnt it the 26th? so for the clan cup if the 4 tournament clan winners advance then out of the clans remaining we take the top 8 or do we include the 4 winners as well. i just got back from this awsome party. i was the DJ i was sweet!

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Sorry about my other post earlier in the Gt thread box and thinks Eli for giving the respect a fitith place gets when they get edged out by thier brother in the final stretch of race Man. Congrants on the new baby that is a completely ligadement excuse nad i apoligize for previous posts about how slow you were. Hopefully i'll e able to make Novemeber.
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Does anyone here own a dell laptop. I have been having a cooling problem. My friend who also has a dell laptop had the same thing happen. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. You can tell because, the computer will run slower as it has been on longer.

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My last post had bad grammar. In a summary thanks Eli for metioning me in MarioKart Congrats on the baby
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Does anyone here own a dell laptop. I have been having a cooling problem.

I have an Inspiron 5100, which has a 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 Desktop CPU, and thus needs a huge fan on it. It's a great machine, but you run it for more than 5 minutes and it sounds like a jet fighter ready to hit the skies.

Anyway, it was getting pretty bad a while ago, and the only advice I could find online was to get some compressed air and just blast the heck out of the thing. It actually released an impressive cloud of dust when I did, and it ran noticably better. Don't underestimate the power of brute force cleaning.

So um... we're supposed to be talking about the tournaments, right? One of the other new features is the ability to DELETE your own Preregistrations after you've signed up for something online.

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Oh good, I like that idea.

Also, any news yet on commentary positions? I still think we should give Joe a chance, I just seem to have this feeling that he would be good w/ Sravan.

Ah, I knew my idea would get pretty much unanimously denied. I wasn't talking about qualification for the Grands guys. A lot of you seemed to miss that. I was only talking about entry into the prize round for a specific month. I was talking about points and the like, not Grands entry. What can I say, I'm greedy for points. Me wants the iPod shuffle.

Congrats on the new baby, Eli! Nemo looked so cute as Luigi.
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these results please me.
yeah i think eli meant to say saturday the 26th of november

TP2-i have an inspiron 1000...mine goes pretty slow if i leave it on or put it on standby for a while...i recommend doing what ejk said and just turn it off instead of putting it on standby.

ejk-where should i blast the compressed air at? at the fan or where?

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ejk-where should i blast the compressed air at? at the fan or where?

Yeah, look for the fan exhaust ports. Mine has exhaust ports on the side, back, and bottom. It's amazing how much dust can get trapped in there. Blast anywhere that's open.

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Happy Bday EBD.

UCON. Man that was fun and now I feel significantly geeky.

Eli what about the super shrooms score? I just want to know if you checked it because Miniblin's been bugging me.
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Duck, I don't see anything wrong with their score from my perspective. Can you give me a hint?

And, if you like Nemo's costume, that ain't the half of it... =)


Eli you look great as mario and setting in front of a T.V. playing gmecube puts it all togther. Turtle clan would have done better last tourney except we were missing Bowser and Paduk. Me and my brother got amount equal amounts of points except he got about 150 mor in single player kart and about 300 more for melee.
"Eli Is awesome"

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T-Unit might qualify which is pretty funny considering that when we started the season none of them had a gamecube. (only 1 has a gc now). Next season we should try to get more clans.
Also at the last tournament I eliminated my brother in the elimination surprize round. We shouldn't match clan members in the same bracket. B.D. could have done well in the finals which could have won it for us. (and for him) VMC had 2 people in the finals at round 2.

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How come there still isn't a leaderboard? Eli, can I please commentate 4 the next tournamnet, please?! I do better in quiet rooms and rooms with big, quiet space, please, can I commentate, GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE ELI!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Can our clan still make the clan cup? We will have better points than last time, because Nick11 and Nilofar will be returning along with the top 2 "non-sup.round" guys, me and The Loser and wiht Nick11 back, we will kick a** in team events because every week we practice with each other on SSBM and MKDD. And Nilofar and The Loser will kick a** being the dynamic duo of sibling a**-kicking. The only reason we had so few points was, as I said b4, my 2 subs(SAnta and ur mom in a swimsuit) left because they didn't want 2 play MKDD and Me and The Loser had to make up 4 all those points! God Da** it! Why did they have 2 leave! Oh well. R u going 2 count bonuses some time, Eli? Or r u just not going 2 do it this year? Let me know. BYE!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Black Shark right now your clan is quilified. There is a Leaderboard look on the right after you click someones name.

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Eli - I will not be at the November tournament, so I can't commentate then.

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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guys as eli said check out the new aadl/gt page. that has the leaderboard for players and clans and it has aadlgt threads. i guess its a battle between t-unit and black shark clan to see who gets the last spot in the clan cup. so far i have tp2, bad driver, and leinad not going to the november tournament is anyone else not going? as for commentators i guess it should be tom&duck, and me&joe with everyone else as reliefs.

open play at the november ddr tournament right?

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Me and mybrother might be going to November nut, not December. Eli could you post like the top ten scores individually at the October
Ex (these are made up)
1.Tp2 1095
2Leinad 1090
3.pr0 980
get what i mean?
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Anyone can tell me how I can arrange 2 subs for 2 absent clanmates?

Or do I arrange that at the tournament?

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All you have to do is tell Eli who they are.

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Opps Double post.


aight, Eli, my two clanmates who will be absent are:
SithLord
Sith Apprentice

They are to be replaced by:
RJ
ZERONAGE (not sure spelled right)

They are both new except RJ. He didnt go to the gt, but he went to the Smash bros tourney thing. (The one I was late to)
To give you a good description of his skills, he was completely undefeated for 6 rounds until he was beaten by that guy who plays as Daisy (Peach)
I hope he is a good substitute for our missing clanmates.

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P.S. Really nice Duck for double posting.


did he use captain falcon? i think i beat him in a sudden death at big blue.

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Hahaha!!! Prince Marth has gotten an upgrade...although you shouldn't underestimate him...

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


Except me. And TP2.
Congratulations, Eli!


Bl*ck Sh*rk wh*t were the *sterixes for we a*l kn*w wh*t y** me*nt.

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Very funny TP2. Penn State beat Wisconson
WE ARE
PENN STATE
WE ARE
PENN STATE
I like MIchigan but, my parents are alumni from Penn State
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o yeah, hey noah i might not be able to make the november, but hopefully i will, just to let u no


Nick! U have 2 go! We need 2 be in the clan cup!

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Black Shark Clan


so for the clan cup if the 4 tournament clan winners advance then out of the clans remaining we take the top 8 or do we include the 4 winners as well. no one answered my question.

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Sravan, the (up to) 4 round-winning clans advance to the clan cup, and then the 4 (or more) remaining highest-scoring clans join them to make 8 clans in the clan cup.


ok thanks eli.

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Sravan, would it really matter, you are in first place so...yeah.

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


...where is everyone??? Oh yeah, their training for the video game army...soo...i think there is a chance that not that many people will come to the November video game tournament, because they want to go over to some other place like to their freakin' friends house...who wouldn't ditch that for some video games????? Just kidding. Also, eli, i think you should do a ddr tourney including you as one of the contestants...i've seen you play, and i think you'd do pretty good. there might be a chance of beating ian keefner, but that might be a miracle, because ian has won every single tourney for ddr. anyway, why am i talking about ddr??? I should be talking about the kart and melee tourneys...soo...there is a good chance that sravan might not win this time, so you other good expert players should take that advantage...no offense sravan, it's just that you seem to start losing games in melee...but you're still pretty hard to beat. anyway, does anyone own fire emblem for gamecube??? i just want to know if it is a good game, so i can have an idea of what it is if i want to buy it. also, the new revolution system that is coming out is crappy, so no one should think about buying it. the controller is just wacked up!!! but the system is still cool. if the games are pretty fun, i might change my mind into buying it. but till then, farewell.

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


i'm posting too much. i should go. bi bi

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fire emblem for game cube is a very great game unless you have spent the lasst 3 years playing fire emblem in which case it only is a very good game.

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Quite a random post but, *takes a deep breath*
When I was biking over to my friends house so I could borrow his NES (yes, the NES) as well as a copy of Duck Hunt because of the Duck Hunt tournament at Youmacon that I will surley be attending (I need to practice, I suck at Duck Hunt),
I had ridden my bike past a street that is very near my house named Eli rd.
Thought that might be of any importance.
BTW: there will also be a Smash bros tourney at Youmacon as well (w/ prizes)
So hah!
Youmacon is this weekend, so I think it might be a little too late to preregister.

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I think deren and I got second in the melee team event, not first. Not sure though, it's been a while =p.

As for commentating, not attempting to "be dissin" on the persons who have been so courageous as to attempt such as a task, but striving to be as succinct as possible; tom and leinad have managed to provide the best you could ask for given the length at which the are asked to speak and the relatively shallow depth of the material they are asked to speak on, but most everyone else has failed at even that. T&L have brought some small air of professionalism to the station, and even though no one in or outside of the tournaments would really describe it as aural ecstasy, it's the best we've yet to see. Sometimes I doubt whether the other commentaters are even trying however, as all of them showcase what might even be described as contempt for the very basic commentating tenets eli put forth at the beginning of the season.

Also, on the topic of the nigh-iminent grand champs: melee quals/kart finals/surprise finish is congruous with the season's surprise theme (which I do hope to see die for next year <____<) and gives me an acceptable chance at winning.


One of the reasons Tom and Leinad are better then the subs is because the sub commentators don't have time to get use to commentating. When I'm up to commentate I usually fell like a chicken with its head cut off for the first minute trying to figure out what is going on.

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picwick the second-who was pickwick the first? tom and leinad are excellent commentators. the ones for the next tournament are duck&tom, me&joe right?

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Good Morrow!
Pickwick the First, in whose distinguished footsteps I am not worthy to follow, was--nay, is--immortalised in Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, a novel purporting to be composed of letters of correspondence addressed to the Club bearing the honourable name of its founder, penned by the great man himself, or by one of his associates. It was Dickens' first work, and it demonstrates, as do all his works, his masterful control of the English language and his wonderful sense of humour.
I have attempted to pay homage and tribute to both Pickwick and Dickens by my choice of nom de Internet, but, finding myself incapable of performing said function in a manner which provides each with their due, I have undertaken to bring into extantiality (5 hits on Google, Eli!!!) another address by which their lives might be commemorated: pickwickthethird@gmail.com .
Major Tom and Leinad are, indeed, fine commentators, and their obvious bias toward their own clan makes their commentary all the more amusing. I was occupied at a console every time Sravan made his way to the booth, so I am afraid I cannot testify for or against his talents; I am sure, however, that he performed admirably and should be called back next month.
I would like to add my voice to those suggesting that the Sur-Prize Round be eliminated. Instead, I think all the prizes should be given to the winner of the Individual Melee event. Seriously, though, for every game chosen, there will be a few people who have played it and have, thus, an advantage, rendering it a poor indicator of raw talent at video games. I must, however, admit that, as such things go, Wario Ware was a reasonably fair selection; I was beaten horribly only because I was occupied watching jlgelinas fall to his death instead of preventing that from happening to my own avatar. (In other words, I blame momentary stupidity.) I may attempt to send a petition around at the next competition regarding this issue.

I tire of this particular assumed persona; Pickwick the Second may, for a time, yield to Pickwick the Third. Does anyone have any suggestions for the style and voice he should utilise?
Good Day!
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Edit: How does one go about underlining a word or phrase?


1 suggestion from me for a pickwick the third would be shakespherian


its too late for this season to make the suprise round cancelled but maybe next season. it should go to the 3 ppl with the most points at that tournament that they got from mkdd and melee.

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You guys are losing your touch. In one day, their have only been 8 comments posted...sad life...

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


That's because school owns people's lifes. They don't have the time to post and plus what is there to talk about.

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"I would like to add my voice to those suggesting that the Sur-Prize Round be eliminated. Instead, I think all the prizes should be given to the winner of the Individual Melee event."

Thomas' witticism leads us to an interesting dilemma that would accompany the elimination of the surprize round, which is how to mete out the limited amount of prizes to the winners of four separate events. To this I would suggest using team events as an "extra" chance to qualify for the finals of the single player events, and distribute 50$/20$/tshirt prizes to the top three in each single melee/singe kart final which drew it's competitors from those qualifying in both single and team events.


I still think a surprise game works the best for the finals. If you’re going to give prizes to the best in both events you could just make them different days. How would you do the Finals?

One question, will the surprise rounds (Clan and Individual) in the December finals be the same Game? It would seem like you would want two different games so that certain people don't get excessive practice with the game.

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The clan surprise round and the individual surprise round will be VERY different games.

Muhahahaha.

By the way, it's all true.


Well that site is cool and all I don't see anything amazing. I like that Panera (sp?) is a hot spot.

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Hey Eli, I had to change my user name because for some reason, when I had that "memorize login password thing" on my computer, the aadl site still says password is unrecognized. I had to make a new username and password, what is the up with that, Eli?

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Black Shark Clan


Oh yeah, I just realized that I can't preregister without my original password, which the site totally f***ed it all up, can u fix this please, Eli?

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Black Shark Clan


Maybe because Eli revoked your posting privileges.

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Oh, I just read the other posting blog. Sorry for the inconvinence, Eli. I'll stop doing that now. And Ill stop posting after this post for a week. Can u maybe post the exact date and time when I can post again? Thanks


lol yea he did take away ur posting privilage for a week cuz u were spamming. taking away the team events are bad cuz well i like team events lol. i'm sure duck can think of a better reason. as u vetrans may recall there was a meeting in early febuary discussing what should happen in the new season like suggestions and what not i know tom suggested clans and someone suggested prize round. as i said the prizes should go to the 3 people who score highest in each of the games single and team. although what jlgenilas said is true that team is a free way to get in the suprise round.

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You bet I can come up with a better argument then “I like it”. Last year the reasoning behind the Mkdd team event was that one of the biggest things about Mkdd was that it was possible to team up with your friends. No other racing game allows you to Partner up. Now, beyond the previous reasoning, we have Clans (mine you even though Tom mentioned it at the spring planning meeting Eli brought it up at the finals last year) and we wouldn't have as tight of clan loyalty and as strong of clan rivalry if we didn't have the team events. Plus the team event exercises a little different skill set then the single player events (you know something about teamwork and coordination).

I remember TP2 mentioning something about the last surprise round he was pitted against his brother and that the tournament before how Beebles and myself were not against each other. I just want to point out that the surprise round where Beebles and I were in that it was highest 4 point scorers of all the stations and not winner of station. The 4th place Piratey Critter was at my station and I scored above him yet still he managed to make it into the finals. So in essence Beebles and myself were fighting each other. This is not me advocating the internal fighting of clans, I hate playing against my clan mates because I feel it strains our Clan mate bonds.

Yes I qualified for the MMPC. Along with jlgelinas and Leinad who score 6 and 7 points higher then me.

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see what i mean. i could have come up with that...i was too lazy lol. whats MMPC? at the febuary thing there will be a lot of topics to discuss i know that. i was also thinking of increasing the number of primary members in a clan to 6 people. also adding a 2nd prize to the clan cup.

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Yeah sure Sravan. Increasing the Clan members and giving a 2nd place prize would be awesome, but they are limited to the budget.

The MMPC is the Michigan Math Prize Competition.

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o yea i did the 7th grade version of that last year. i got 37/40 and my 2 friends got 38 so i was the 3rd best in my grade. our school tied for 3rd in the state!!
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O...K...

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


a suggestion for next season-

maybe we should not have a clan cup. instead the points are accumilated throughout the season and the clan with the highest points number of points wins. we could even do that this season. the suprise games are counted in toward that because they give u clan bonuses. also we will have more time for hte grands like more qualifying matches etc.
edit:omid(the loser) is weird
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I don't think there should even be surprise games at all, period...

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


Well Sravan not this season. The Loser if your going to oppose something I suggest giving a GOOD alternative or else we will just discount you input.

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I don't really like the surprise round too much either. But I don't like any of the alternatives that have been proposed so far. Someone suggested giving prizes to the single player melee winners. I don't think that's fair to the people who prefer Kart. Perhaps we could seperate prizes for Kart and Melee? Another idea I heard was giving prizes to the peopel with the highest point total at the end. I think that this is a bad idea since it destroys the climactic final match to determine all the winners.

Oh, and I can't find where Eli revoked Moses's posting privelleges, can someone direct me there?

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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Look at Open Thread Tournament Page


well leinad for the high score for both games one we could do a ultimate finish. maybe get the top 16 scores and do melee quals and kart eliminations or the other way around. what alternative do u propose?

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GGOO LEINAD!!!!!!!!!! So there should be no surprise games, because like the last one, that cheap wario game, anyone can lose, and it is stupid, because you only use the analog stick and A. we should just stick with kart and melee surprise winners, so it will be fair, also because maybe no one has ever played the surprise game, so if someone won every single match of the kart and melee series, the would be considered part-champion, but if you have a surprise game, then that champion will just be the loser, and some loser will be the winner! rrr.

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


Well you didn't read Leinad's whole thing did you he said "I don't really like the surprise round too much either. But I don't like any of the alternatives that have been proposed so far." which means that right now he thinks the surprise game is the best we have because no one has been able to come up with anything better that is still fair. So until someone does it will be surprise round for the finals. If no one comes up with anything before next season I suspect the surprise round will be set in stone (if it isn't already).

Leinad it was single player melee champ Pickwick that said give the prizes to the melee winners.

Let it be know that I like the surprise round.

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we really need eli's opinion on this to make it go any further.

flare:i am having like a trouble monkey practice soon and u are invited so call me for details u know my number.

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Eli's opinion follows. I would not at all say that the surprise round is set in stone, I consider it completely up for grabs for next season. This season is set in stone, we will have surprise finals for the clan cup and the grands, and they are going to be AWESOME.

I'm just putting the finishing touches on the off-season schedule, but we will have our Season 3 planning meeting Feb. 11th at Malletts Creek. I expect that at the top of the agenda will be something like: 'Surprise Rounds: Brilliant Innovation, or Crime against Humanity'? However, to frame the debate a bit, I would still like next season's tournaments to include more than one game, and I am not interested in awarding prizes based solely on cumulative score. I also think that, unlike a standalone Super Smash tournament, a GT season round should be a measure of one's all-around gamerhood, not just their obsessive mastery of a single title. So, chew on that, and come prepared to talk me out of the surprise round. Note to the loser: you lost me.

Also coming in the off-season: A 'State of Gaming' open panel discussion, with panelists selected from among youse; The Retro Octathalon, an all-day, all-ages 8-game journey through gaming history, more open super smash tourneys, Karaoke Revolution, and more.


Cool, a big meeting. Can I come?
I can be a stormtrooper, and argue on this topic.
I do believe that the Sur-Prize Round should NOT be removed from our beloved gt. As Eli had said, "a GT season round should be a measure of one's all-around gamerhood, not just their obsessive mastery of a single title."
The prizes being handed out should be based on one's "videogame-ability" not just being uber awsome at SSBM or MKDD. They have to be able to "adjust" to any game quickly. That would show their true ability and worthyness to get those prizes.

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When is the Retro Octathalon? Evil Bus Driver you can come to the Meeting it is open to everyone.

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The Retro Octathalon is April 14th, the first day of spring break. More to come on that later.


evil bus driver they have to adjust to any game quickly on a gamecube when many good titles are on the ps2 and xbox. if its supposed to be a "game" tounament might as well call it a "gamecube" tournament. whats a retro octathalon? can we include some aadl events in january there was nothing last year. open play at the ddr tournament on the 25th right?
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Sravan, you just love that format war, don't you? The gamecube is a game platform. Hence, these are game tournaments. To say that gaming is a platform-specific skill is declaring yourself a complete tool of the advertising industry.

The Retro Octathalon will be an olympic-style contest on 8 vintage videogames, with everyone having a shot at a single-player mode of each of the 8 games, with the highest overall scorers moving on to finals. We will talk about it more later.

No events in January again, sorry, but there will be open play at DDR.


Oh Burn.

Cool so it will be like the Wizard and the OMEGATHON. What is the age range of the Retro Octathalon?

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Sigged like DANG!
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At the risk of things beginning to sound repetitive, Sravan, you just got OWNED!

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ok... retro octathalon sounds fun. i assume these 8 games wont be melee, mkdd, or any other suprise titles we have had so far and will have?
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Hey, this is ur mom in a swimsuit, I'm a friend of Moses, that's why I decided to write my blog name of his name backwards. Eli, whoever you r, please give Moses his posting privileges back rite now! And all of u guys should stop calling him Black Shark, he is dead. And all of u guys will be dead at the next tournament, when I come and beat all of u guys, MU HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AH HA HA HA HA HA AHB A AH AHAB AH AH A A HA Ha COUGH!


It takes time to get used to a different console especially if you've never played it before. Also I'm good at PC shooters, but I can't play console shooters at all.

I think we should give out money for each event. Instead of a big 70-50-30. Why don't we do 5 events with 15-10-5. Or we could cut the surprise round and alternate team events and have 3 events with 25-20-15. This way the big players who win a lot will still win big prizes, but the little players will still be able to win occasionally. It will let more people win. Also someone who does really well could still win about 70.

Sesom, you sound like you're black shark's slave. Maybe because, you are Black Shark. You even post just like Black Shark.

Eli I think that we should reset the ban time on Black Shark. Or is it possible to ban an IP.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


I heard (read in the Spotlight) that there is going to be another MC Otakon. I just want to know why I hadn't heard of it on the site.

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The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


soo...actually i am starting to agree with ian, even though i don't know why......and why does everyone pick up quotes from previous posts. and why does sesom sound exactly like noah?!?!?!?!?!

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


omid do u know a guy who used to go to tappan and his name is gabe? he is in 8th grade and he goes to my school now.

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That's because it is Noah. Man, creating new accounts to flaunt a ban, impersonating another player... these are high crimes. Your ban is extended for another week, and if I hear a peep out of you between now and then, I'm going to take 1000 points from Black Shark Clan for each offense. I don't want to spend any more time on this, Noah. It's time for you to grow up and take your lumps, so we can put this behind us in time for Round 4.

The 'Retro' part of the Retro Octathalon means vintage games. No MKDD, no SSB:M, nothing recent.


So anything from before the 'Cube? It should be all stuff N64 and back, because those were the good days of Nintendo. Before they started becoming dumb, and saying stuff like "Oh, nobody wants online play with their video games", while Xbox Live gets over a million customers.

In short, the Retro Octathlon is a very good idea. So, for that matter, is banning Black Shark/Moses/Sesom. Mad props and shout-outs (lol Season 1) to Eli.
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I wouldn't expect anything from the last ten years tom. The N64 is still relatively new to be called "vintage". Plus not many N64 games had high score capabilities. I think Eli will go with old 70's and 80's arcade style games back when you got points for every level you completed.

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