Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament Registration

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

We've got 4 videogame tournaments coming up Thanksgiving weekend, and registration is now open. To register, first login or create an account if you haven't already, then go here to preregister for events. Depending on turnout, latecomers who haven't preregistered may be turned away, so be sure to get registered, and be on time to get your spot in the brackets! Click read more for more details about next weekend's tournaments.

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament for Grades 6-12
Friday, November 25th, 1 - 4 PM, Downtown Library
Standard / Heavy Bracket Prizes:
1st prize: $40 giftcard, 2nd prize: $30, 3rd prize: $20.
Beginner / Light Bracket Winners win AADL t-shirts.
Register Now!

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament for All Ages
Friday, November 25th, 6 - 9 PM, Downtown Library
Prizes include $40, $30, and $20 giftcards, distributed among skill level depending on turnout.
Register Now!

AADL-GT Round 4: Super Smash/Double Dash for Grades 6-12
Saturday, November 26th, 12 - 5 PM, Downtown Library
Doors open at 11 AM
1st prize: $70 giftcard, 2nd prize: $50, 3rd prize: $30, 4th prize: T-shirt
Last Chance to pre-qualify for the December Grand Championships
This event will be televised live on CTN, Comcast Channel 18. To participate, you'll need a Release Form.
Register Now!

Mario Kart Tournament for Grades 1-5
Sunday, November 27th, 1 - 4 PM, Downtown Library
1st prize: $40 giftcard, 2nd prize: $30, 3rd prize: $20, 4th prize: T-shirt
Register Now!

Get registered, get practicing, and we'll see you at the library.

Comments

first post!!
Noise machine will dominate!!


The registration for sigle player mario kart tries to makes you register as a team.


The registration for sigle player mario kart tries to makes you register as a team.

Fixed. Register Away...

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never mind its fixed


There are to Mouses in the team registration.
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There are to Mouses in the team registration.

Yeah, we've got a lot of duplicates in the database because people have walked in, then registered later online. Or they've created two players with two different library website accounts.

I'll be going through and cleaning up the data soon.

/*== ejk ==*/


I laugh at Lenad in the wild card!"y exactallally do u thnk im so dum" P.S. hibby is D-REX incase you colidn't figure that out and his clan are all going to the grand championchips! I heard that the are bringing something extra anoying, I could tell you what but then what would the fun be in that?

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if they do bring something annoying we will be there to prevent it.

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yeah dude...ur clan is lame..."im so annoying now im cool" no one's ever gotten any with that kinda attitude. Sravan-who should be on my mkdd team and ssbm team? (u, galen, or darksoul) oh yeah and the 25th i be there.
also, that ad was pretty sweet. i thought it was kinda funny in black shark's interview...dont know why. and THANK YOU SO MUCH ELI FOR NOT PUTTING ME IN THE AD!

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Joe, you're welcome. However, I think you at least owe us an explanation as to why you were so adamant to not be in the ad, even though you're willing to commenate on live television... is it because the 'COOL KIDS' don't watch CTN?

Perish the thought! =)


ok i didn't want to be in the ad too so i must confess. the ppl who know us would see these ads and be like omfg u go to a nerd convention and when i try to explain it to them they'd just go and spread rumors that i go to a nerd convention. the "cool" kids in my school are obsessed with south park(kinda childish), family guy(giggidy), and american idol. i think i asked this before but have u guys seen the decline of video gaming series on flashplayer? joe i'm not so sure about the melee teams but ur with galen for mario kart. for melee it might be me and galen, u and meng not sure we'll figure it out on the 25th. flare i know u called me a week ago when i wasent there but could u call me again sorry for the inconvience.

GO MI KICK OHIO'S ASS

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I won't be at the November or December. In fact I don't think any TC1 members will be. So the TC1 is dropping out of the runnings. I am happy with how my clan and I have done. I hope to be able to attend more tournaments next year. I am happy that I can leave while in first and with my clan in 2nd. I hope the rest of you have a great rest of the season.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


Pro watch your language. Pro, Joe and anyone else that didn't want to be in the ad you have the ultimate defense of "I'm just in it for the money" you'll be hard pressed to find a 12-24 year old that doesn't acknowledge that as a perfect reason to be at these "nerd conventions" (which they aren't). They’re free events where you can win money wants the downside to going to them. It’s not like you are going to a Barney concert.

Well without the Turtles it won't be the same. At least other people get a shot now. Well it looks like clan T-unit will be replacing them at the clan finals if they don't show.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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omg duck its one word i've seen it in G movies. ppl are stereotype like that they'll be like wow 5 hours of video games, gotta be a nerd convention. well the TC1 can get subs for the clan cup but those subs will probably be TC2 if they don't make it in for the november tournament because its a battle between them and the BSC for 8th place. GO MI
when i register for team mario kart after i'm done picking my partner and team name it says register info complete but when i go back to the GT page it says status not registered for mkdd team
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Good luck this weekend guys, particularly the VMC. Eli, you didn't announce commentators. Who's doing it in my absence?

Tom... I told you I wouldn't be there, but I'm registered for team right now...

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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joe, me, tom, and duck. everyone else as reliefs. the 2 ppl out of those 4 who are not commentating are first priority reliefs.

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Pro remember you need a primary member to compete as a certain clan, since no TC1 members will be there then they can't compete under that clan.

5 hours does not a nerd convention make. Plus nerd conventions are a lot more interesting then people think. They are basically a 3 day party with several hundred people.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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I thought I prereged for teams with Major Tom, but it says I'm not prereged.


Goooood afternoon everyone!
Are you ready for the next round of our GT? Heck I sure am! (im like, really high right now) I have 2 subs that are ready to go and kickin....butt! The Reds are good to go!!! (I have had about 4 tablespoons of birthday cake frosting before this post) I feel sooo weird right now!
Start the Countdown! 1 week left!

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i dont wanna be in the ad cuz i have to make my "its not lame i get paid" speech. this happens enough and i would have to make it like 500 more times if it was at quality 16. i wanna video ipod.


my friend saw harry potter on friday night and he said he saw the ad like 5 times. he said it was good and he was commenting on ugo and mario. good jobs with the ads guys. me nor darksoul can register for team mario kart...
when can black shark post again(he asked me to ask u guys)

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The 4th harry potter movie was good, but it barely followed the storyline and they took out the quidditch world cup instead of the Yule Ball :( it skipped about 4/5 of the book (i would know, iv read it more than u all). What's so bad about the ad at quality 16 anyway? The death eater looked like jesters from Gauntlet Dark Legacy as well, which suked even tho i have 3 different lvl 100 jesters in my game WAAAGGGGHH
Wind to thy wings, my bretheren[gtlogo:SDK]


I need to see the 4th HP soon. What do you guys think is the correct ettiquite when someone comments on the ad. Some people said to me today "hey Daniel, we saw you in an ad at Q16 yesterday." You can't really say "thanks" since none of us are really responsible for the ad. So what do you people think?

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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I would say "Oh that's not me, it's my evil twin."
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Submitted by Sir Ducksalot on Sat, 11/19/2005 - 1:37pm.
I thought I prereged for teams with Major Tom, but it says I'm not prereged.

Duck, I see Major Tom pre-registered with Leinad for both team events at this point.

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Ok, thanks EJK. Tom must have canceled it.

Wow the Harry Potter movie isn't even the barebones of the plot. So much was dropped. If you haven't read the books the movies seem to be more and more dissociated. Very little is foreshadowing the later books they just leave everything to be suddenly announced in the later films.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Black Shark Clan

I'M BACK! THANK YOU ELI, U MADE ME A HAPPY MAN! TO REPAY U< I WILL NEVER SPAM AGAIN! HA HA!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!


I need 2 know If I can commentate. And I emailed u a new logo, Eli. Update it ASAP

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


So pushy about speed Moses. Are you trying to get into business school or something? (That's why it's been so quite)

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Curses, the silence was sooooooo nice.

Too bad for TP2, that you can't come to any more tournaments. It was definitely fun while it lasted, and we'll miss you for the last two. (We'll be sure o give you a shout-out on the broadcasts from now on ;-))

Yeah, sorry about the registration mixup, I forgot that Leinad wasn't coming. Duck and I will be a team, and Beebles and our sub will be our other team. Our sub's name is Scuzzy4242. That's all th at you need to know.
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"To say that gaming is a platform-specific skill is declaring yourself a complete tool of the advertising industry." - Eli[gtlogo:VMC]


Hello, I am Scuzzy4242, Bubblingbeebles' teammate. I'm going to be Leinad's sub for this tournament. That's all for now! ^_^


Eli, please update ny new clan logo, ASAP!

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Tom (PW2) are we putting your brother in for FES?

Oh yeah, Eli can you update our clan logo?


Major Tom how come i don't get a shout out. Am i just the underated brother or somethng well I guess he has more points in melee and in the suprize round in kart though I have almost as many points, though he did great last season I am catching up because i am getting use to the high expections (brothers first place) and pressure and we are a really underated team. what does anybody think about an innvotational only tourney or all star match. And hi scuzzy4242 is there any meaning in the name?
"Eli Is awesome"


Hey, Eli, can u please respond soon? I need to know if I can possibly commentate and I've got an idea, for the the next tourney, y don't u hire more computer geeks to help out with the technology if there would be another problem(which I'm predicting there will be) instead of having it be just u, ejk, Diego, and that guy who I forgot who's name is who looks kinda like u do.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


How can you forget Kip. You know Black Shark considering how much money they spend on us aready I'm sure 40,000-80,000 more to hire new staff would be approved.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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if u look up impatient in the dictionary it will have a picture of noah trobe. if u have an idea y don't u tell us thats what the blog is for.....and its not for spamming.
flare call me soon the thing is on friday(sorry that i didnt get ur earlier call)
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No, I think that comment about hiring new staff was his *ahem* brilliant idea. Ok, Bad Driver, I'll give you a shout out too. I didn't neglect you on purpose, I just only saw TP2's post. I still consider you one of the cool ones, because you've been here (almost) since the beginning. Therefore, you are cool.

Eli, you still haven't responded about the iPod. Joe and I have been talking, and we assume it's going to be a video iPod, since that's all that they make now, and I hope indeed that it is.

Black Shark, how on Earth could you forget Kip!!! Jeez!

Eli, I also am interested in who is going to be the commentators for this Saturday. I know Sravan posted something about the commentary situation, and it's not that I don't trust him, it's just that I'd like an official confirmation. Once more, Leinad won't be here, so he won't be able to lend his services to the commentary booth.

Also, I would like to request information from the powers that be: I know the information is scattered around through various topics, but I would like a full set of information as to how many and under what circumstances people are going to be accepted for participation in the Grands. I know that if you qualify for a Prize Round one month, then you get in, blah blah blah, but what about those who can't qualify for any prize round. Is the only way to get in then if you enter and win the wildcard? Are you taking a certain number of people fropm the leaderboard that haven't qualified? Same thing with the clans, how many and from where are being accepted? I only want an answer from eli, ejk, or somebody in charge, because, frankly, I don't really believe that anyone on this board who is not in charge will know what they're talking about. So can we just have a post, it doesn't have to be a whole topic or anything, just defining once and for all what the qualification reqiurements are for the Grands?

Thank you. That will be all. I'm off to be a slacker in my class now. :-D

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"To say that gaming is a platform-specific skill is declaring yourself a complete tool of the advertising industry." - Eli[gtlogo:VMC]


The sub for the noise machine is going to be Mike S.
That other guy can't make it


This blog is for something, Sravan, I don't know what? And if u look up mysterious in the dictionary, u will find a picture of Eli Neiburger and the definition will be "Can't answer questions because I'm "mysterious". Eli, do u know if there will be open play at the DDR tournaments, I hate DDR. Would I have 2 register to play Open play?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Moses - it take Eli more than a day to answer a question. He'll get to you, he reads everything that we post here eventually. Just give him a little while. You asked 3 times in two days. Once would have sufficed, he'll get to it.

"Faulheit ist eine Tugend"
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Or, I could just be ignoring him.


I think Eli is right about Eli ignoring Moses.


Naw, I'm just mostly kidding. I will now endeavor to answer all questions asked thus far.

First of all, it will be very interesting to see what happens in the power vaccuum created by the absence of the mighty savage brothers, who have always been first and foremost a completely class act. Sorry you can't make it to the rest of the season, guys.

Now, as for you, Moishe:

As you know, I select Commentators based on my estimation of quality, variety, experience, and if I think they have something to add to the broadcast. This month's booth staff will be Tom, Joe S, Sravan, Duck, and Muffincat.

Also, I got your new logo, and I will update it before the tournament. I think your old one was better. As an aside, when you tell me to 'Update it ASAP', I assume you mean "when you can get to it, if you please". Is that not what that stands for? I never have been good at acronyms, especially when they're used by rude, demanding people.

Again, I apologize profusely that I still hadn't responded to your posts an entire 24 hours later. I will try harder, just for you. However, I'm sorry to hear that you think that the 4 of us don't work hard enough for you. That's a great way to get back into my good graces, though! Impugn the motives and efforts of my staff, and the financial priorities of the Library, all in one fell swoop! Nice work!

Now for some good news: the iPod prize will be a new 30gb iPod, including video. Also, this year, the grand champion gets first pick of the prize pool, 2nd prize chooses from what's left, etc. So, no 'Ducking' in the finals this year. =)

Also, as for Grand Championship qualification, here's what I've decided. In addition to the players who are already marked as qualified for having placed 4th or better in an event, all members of clans who qualify for the clan cup will also qualify for the grand championship. Because the competition has been so intense this year, I don't want the wildcard tournament to be choked with solid players who just got beat by more solid players when it counted. I want wildcards to have a chance. Thought you'd like that.

Noah, it doesn't seem to be mysterious to anyone else in here why it takes me a day or two, sometimes more, to answer your questions. However, if you think it's mysterious, maybe it is! Maybe you can figure it out! Just like Encyclopedia Brown! That would be awesome!


I just have to say: reading that last post on my cell phone made it a lot easier to read the inverted text. I don't think I could have turned over my monitor that easily.

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lol ducking i like that verb. good its a video.
WHAT ELI THE PEOPLE WHO DIDNT MAKE IT INTO A SUPRISE ROUND DIDNT EARN GOING TO THE GRANDS. U SHOULD HAVE TO EARN THE PRIVILAGE BY GETTING IN THE SUPRISE ROUND OR MAKING THE WILDCARD TOURNAMENT. JUST CUZ TOM AND LEINAD ARENT IN IT YET DOESNT MEAN THEY WONT MAKE IT OVERALL ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. please eli take back this rule the players won't earn their spot in the grands. and also u do realize u will be qualifying 32 players and the other good people that are not in clans which would come up to about 50-60 players then 8 from the wildcard it would be 58-68. Thats too many people to do the grands with.
commentary looks good i think it should overall be a fun event cuz less people due to thanksgiving.
could someone tell me what the upside down text says i'm too lazy to tilt my head

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Sravan technically without them the Vaccinated Monks would not have won round two if I remember correctly, so they did earn their place. Plus Sravan the way the system is set-up it allowed 80+ finals qualifiers, so 68 isn't too many. Ok right now there are only 56 people qualified with Eli's new rule. Now there will be some new people that qualify in this tournament (4-20) and the wildcards new 8 people. That can go as high as 84 people so if you stop complaining and do math you would know that the 8 people that come in from the clans don't matter (in fact they work as a buffer giving a few matches lighter brackets in first rounds of the finals).

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Haha, even though he is my teammate, and a generally all-around good guy, I do find the "Ducking" verb funny. So, I assume this means that there won't be any nifty engraving on the back of the iPod this year, since there's no telling exactly who will win it? Man, that's going to be a tough choice for first place, I mean, they could pick the iPod, which is a great MP3 player and it plays videos, or they could pick the PSP, which also plays MP3's and videos, and it also plays games. Having said that, it has removable storage, and it takes a lot of work to encode the movies right away, whereas one can utilize iTunes to simply put videos and MP3's onto an iPod. Or, they could forgo all of that and simply pick the DS, because deep down inside we're all gaming nerds, and the DS is by far the best gamin machine there. Interesting choice.

Also, Sravan, yes, Leinad and I could probably make it in through the Wild Card tournament, but if we get screwed by either a stalling n00b in Melee, or get hit by so many Master Shells in Kart because of our pure dominance throughout the whole race, then we wouldn't be in the Grands. And we would cry. I also have a tendency to hit small children when I lose, and in an environment such as the AADL-GT, with the age balance being what it is, that would not end well for anyone. I like Eli's way of putting it: "Because the competition has been so intense this year, I don't want the wildcard tournament to be choked with solid players who just got beat by more solid players when it counted. I want wildcards to have a chance."

Also, I second Eli's comment about TP2 and his brother. Even when all of us where quibbling and squabbling (lol, what great words) about useless little things on this board, they always seemed to keep their comments a little bit above most of ours (Though Bad Driver's posts do leave a bit to be desired in the way of spelling and grammar, but hey, it's the internet, we'll let him slide> :-D)

Finally, for those of you too lazy to turn your heads (or computer monitors) upside down, here is the inverted text of Eli's post.

"Encyclopedia Trobe figured out that Eli sometimes takes a few days to respond to inane questions because he's busy, and videogame tournaments are just a small part of his job! Plus, he has a new baby! Encyclopedia Trobe smacked his head against the wall as the epiphany rolled over him like a wave of molasses. "Maybe I should try being more patient and polite!"

Also, finally, thanks for making it a video iPod. I figured that you probably hadn't purchased it before they switched it, but I just wanted to double-check, for my own greedy sake.

Ok, bye for now all!
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thank Tom and Eli u guys raised my self esteem dramatically. Eli i do apprecaite being ranked with my brother. He is better than me and i crack under pressure easy. Also Tom and Leinad might be having bad seasons but, they have done a lot for the sport( yes i think it is a sport i will explain it later) and we should all appreciate that. when u all are playing games in the crowded smelly viedo game heaven rember me. peace
"Eli and Tom are awesome"


next to my post says new boy do i feel important
"Eli Is awesome"


actually out of the 6300 points u guys got in round 2 tom and leinad combined got 1000 so it was u and beebles. they still did not earn their spot individually or as a team of 2 so i dont think giving them the privilage is fair. take moses for example his clan might not qualify for the cup and he might not qualify for the suprise round but if he is higher on the leaderboard than tom or leinad then it isnt fair to him(omg i just stood up for him*smacks self*). but yea the concept is still unfair to other skilled players who dont make into the suprise round. tom u forgot to close the HTML thing for bolding

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Tom close your tags. Why did you have two strongs.

I'm glad to have made a memorable contribution to the game's vocab.

Sravan Without that 1000 points your clan would have won that round.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Sorry, it looked just fine on my computer. Didn't realize there was a close tag missing.

Okay, Sravan, so you're saying that the only people that this could possibly benefit ever, are me and Leinad. Sorry, that's just a lie. Not an untruth, not a little bending of the truth, just a flat out lie. First off, Duck is right, though we may not have been the best (actually, neither of us did that well), we did make it possible for our clan overall to win that one tournament. Also, there are probably a lot of people in the other clans who deserve to get in just as much as we do.

Except the Noise Machine. They can stay out. It won't bother me at all.

And yes, shame Sravan for defending Black Shark. Shame, shame, shame.
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To bad the entire Noise Machine made it to the surprise round last round. Plus Tom and Leinad are seniors that couldn't make it to some tournaments. As it is the Vaccinated Monk clan has the oldest members and unless I find suitable replacements for next year the clan will die this year. Depending on clans for next year I might be able to extend the life of our clan one or two years. You Sravan won't graduate until what 2010+ so you have plenty of years to win your prizes including two full years without Joe, Tom, Leinad, TP2, Miniblin, jlgelinas, Beebles, Pickwick, Dragoonblack or myself so letting Tom and Leinad come to their last round as finalist is hardly a burden to you since you have plenty of tournaments to go to after we're gone. Plus since The Turtle Clan won't be present you need a little more competition.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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Hey, Eli, how did u do that? Sweet! Sravan, u didn't have to stand up 4 me, let me do the talking. Major Tom, u should not insult me just because u r jealous and I have more points than u do, if u say that usual stuff about me being bad at MKDD and SSBM, look at the leaderboard and we'll see who's talking, y don't u just stick 2 commentating. I'm sorry I had 2 do taht, but u left me no choice.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


You're only 200 points ahead of Tom and you went to more rounds then him. Hence he averages better points then you.


noah hes right. its not my fault that they couldnt go to the tournaments
on those days and they need to get their priorities straight. are u saying u want me to pity them or something? who else does it benifit?

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Skippy, Vash, Padouk, FES, Moses, The Loser, and Nilofar. I guess there are 9 not 8 must have missed Padouk the first time around.

I just think it makes Clan more important, which makes teamwork more important and makes better television. Plus I think your being too uptight about this. The tournaments are for FUN and you who has more time to win stuff then many of the strong players are obsessing over who gets in automatically. I mean come on this is Tom and Leinad's last season. This is Skippy, Vash, FES, Pickwick, DragoonBlack, Miniblin, jlgelinas, and my second to last season what happens here doesn't matter to you because you still have 5 years to beat up all the noobs and take the prizes. I mean in 4 years everyone is gone except You, Galen, Bad Driver, and the SDK clan you will have no competition and can just battle over who gets the iPod and who gets the Xbox 360. We only have this year and maybe next year to enjoy these tournaments so I'm not asking you to pity them I asking you to stop making such a big deal that 2 good contestants are getting in because Eli said so.

"Round up the usual suspects."
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I want to just have fun, no competition, aight?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


if it is ur last season then u guys should have been good enough to get into the prize round cuz u are older and played the games more. i am so not pitying u eli come on take this rule back.

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Hello these tournament started last year if they had started in our 7th grade we would be the best in the city but we didn't bother playing them after a certain point because we had more interesting games to play, you know ones with storyline. We only played these games when we all got together and needed a party game. With the start of the monthly tournaments we started playing them again because we now have fun playing them since there aren't just a bunch of bots to play against. There that's why we aren't the far and wide strongest players at the tournaments. If you paid attention though (like you would remember it) you would notice that we tend to have better tactic and use more advance techniques then the younger players. Plus we have lifes outside videogames so we don't spend 4 hours playing SSBM everyday.
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does anyone know how the DDR tournaments are run? i mean like do they just do game mode, or what? and is it scored by points or difficulty of the song? im new, so anyone feel generous enough o give a little info please?


To answer your question leboogiemann, The DDR Tournaments are done in 2 divisions. Beginner/Light division and Trick/Heavy divsions. Beginner/Light prizes are (lousy) t-shirts and Trick/Heavy prizes are $40,$30,$20 I think. As for the scoring, The POINTS are the means of scoring.
And thank you Eli for giving the rest of my clan a better chance. My other question is what do you plan to do with the Turtle clan? TP2 said he wanted to drop out.

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thanks

and by the way, about how good are the people that usually do the standard/heavy division?


Some kid named ian (not sure on the last name) pretty much always wins each and every one. My brother was at one of those tournaments, He was wearing Scout trooper (star wars) armor. He was playing DDR with it on. He came in second to ian. He said that he would have won but the kid picked Break Down which is his worst song ever.

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Black Shark, you are an imbecile. I'm not insulting you because I think I'm better than you. I'm insulting you because the number of fingers and toes you have on your body add up to more than your IQ number. All you do all day is sit at your computer, and think of stupid things to say that make no sense to anyone yourself, and all the while you deface, mutilate and brutally slay the English language. Yes, according to the Leardboard, you have more points than me. Yet, think about it. The one match of SSBM that you and I were in together, what was the result again? Oh yes, I think you came in 3rd, while I came in first. That would be the only logical comparison of our skills against eachother, and therefore, according to that, I am better. But, if you would like to have another try before I wipe the floor with your lousy self, then let's fight before the next tournament on Saturday. 1-on-1. If you win, then I must have been on drugs. If I win, then you have to come on here and admit that I am a better melee competitor than you. If not, that's ok too, sissy.

Now, I turn my linguistic cannons onto you, Mr. Rengarajan. I also am not saying that I am better than you, because I am not. You, good sir, are much higher on the leaderboard than I am. Also, the one time we met in battle, you beat me fair and square. Although, I would like to point out that I did come back from losing one life to bring you down once as well, thereby taking the match into Sudden Death. However, once the match reached that point, I was doomed, because I am simply horrible in Sudden Death. AANYWAYS!!!! If you believe that all of the people who will qualify for the Grands in this manner are unworthy of particiation, then why don't you just come and beat us, Hmmm? And as to your comment about my inability to attend the August Tournament, I would just simply like to ask what you think the best way for me to get down to Ann Arbor from TRAVERSE CITY and back in time for the tournament, all without my Band director either noticing or caring. Second of all, you can obviously see that this benefits more people than Leinad and I, I believe it was about 9 or so, so why don't you just drop the argument now. If this were a real live debate, you wouldn't have an argumentative leg to stand on. Now be quiet, and just resign yourself to the fact that Eli has spoken, and that, short of murder, there's not a whole lot you can do about it.

Good day to you all.

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Haven't checked the blog in a few weeks due to a school crunch and I see I've missed at least one or two interesting things >_>.

As for the Quality 16 commercial, that thing is sweet. And there's no saying that the cool kids don't watch CTN, half the crew team and a someone in my chem class commented on seeing me on the coverage last month xp. And despite the fact that my primary motivation is in fact the prizes, I can't use the "It's not lame I get paid" excuse since I've yet to get paid. =p

Second, letting eight clans in to the clan cup was excessive IMHO, now you want to let eight clans in to the single player grands? The grands is supposed to be the best of the best, that doesn't mesh with letting over 75% of the people who bothered to make a clan in. The wildcard is about giving solid players a last chance, if someone who has failed to qualify thus far wants to get in, they should have to do so through that channel. Qualification should not be handed to them on a silver platter on the merit of having simply cobbled together three friends and invented a name. =P

edit: tom posted while I was writing this, and although my problem was not with his exclusion specifically, in addition to the argumentative leg above I'd like to add another in responding to "If you believe that all of the people who will qualify for the Grands in this manner are unworthy of particiation, then why don't you just come and beat us, Hmmm?"

The same reason they don't let everyone in to the olympics. It's not that they are worried the random folks might win, it's that they have no reason to even suspect that they will win, since they have offered no proof of their potential to in the qualifiers. Why waste the time?


jlgelinas, think about it. A lot of the people in those top 8 clans have already qualified, so it doesn't really add a whole ton of people to the single player mix. I do agree with you though, 8 clans for the clan cup might be a bit much. Cause that allows the Noise Machine to qualify, and that will just never do. ;-)
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jlgelinas, think about it. A lot of the people in those top 8 clans have already qualified, so it doesn't really add a whole ton of people to the single player mix. I do agree with you though, 8 clans for the clan cup might be a bit much. Cause that allows the Noise Machine to qualify, and that will just never do. ;-)

Top four would be stomachable =p


I could understand 8 clans if there were prizes for at least 2 clans but as it is I think it is a bit too cut-throat.

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Hey Tom, I got in 2nd Place u dumba##, the only reason I lost was because we were fighting on Big Blue. I hate Big Blue. I really don't care about fighting u or not. Sure, I'll fight u, I might lose, I don't really give a flying f***, ok? Tom, just focus on the tournament and stop focusing on me and Sravan, u r acting like a child and u r almost graduating high school. U r a man and u should act like one. Stop being such a god damn baby and just shut the f*** up. I'm tired of u talking about me, I'm just tired of u talking at all. How 'bout this, y don't u just not post until the tournament and save ur voice for commentating, because if u keep taliking, u might lose ur voice and not be able to commentate this Saturday, or u can post when u actually have something INTERESTING TO TALK ABOUT. O, and when I have not made sense on any of my posts? And I'm a boy who SWEARS sometimes, ever heard of the word, u should really try it sometimes, not around here unless u want to be banned, u can always use these(*#%@!&^)

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Someone is agitated. You know telling someone to act like a man when you yourself are acting like a kid is pretty hypocritical. Yes Tom made a bit of an a** out of himself but he's pointing out flaws in your and Sravan's arguments not just whining about how someone is picking on him like you are.

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Hey, Noah cool your jets man. We know that Tom is sometimes like that. I think even he would agree with me on this but, Tom has to do at least one large flame on each thread, and I guess it was fowarded towards you. Its just a forum geeze. I'd like to keep this forum clean of unnessary word even if they have (*&^%$).
As for your problem with Big Blue, I cant help you with that, but how bout you get more practice with that particular level. The reason why I like Final Destination is because you cant have a reason to complain that the level somehow put you at a disadvantage. If there is a good chance that you might get the short straw and play on that level in the tournament, then how 'bout you just nonstop practice it before hand. Just plz dont complain about it. Complaining about game levels and characters is quite childish. Dont hate the level/Character, hate your uniqe skill with that level or character whether it is good or bad.

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Check out this story http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5106074 It's very tragic.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


k tom is better than noah, noah u have to admit that one day. i still think its not fair because they didn't earn the spot individually, they earned it cuz they are with good people in their clan.

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TOM, I challenge u a dawn this saturday! If u beat me, I will admit that u r better than me, if I win, u let me commentate in ur place. Deal?

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


HA HA OMG! In sorry but that just tickled my funny bone. Noah, Tom has his choice if he WANTS to commentate. Eli has made the choice of WHO commentates. Tom really has no athourity of who commentates or who doesnt. And not to be rude, but your circumstances for winning really suck. You can easily just say screw it to thinking of him as your superior. Tom cant just say screw it and get his job back. Your circumstance is a way of opinion not obligation.

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how about u don't bet anything and just play normally and the winner can officially say i'm better than u. my money's on tom. eli might have answered this already but is there open play at the ddr tournament??

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I think a challenge at dawn would be kind of hard seeing as the library won't be open or even set up to allow you to play.
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chiokee can u call me please.

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你 的 芹 菜 爆 發

ha ha ha ha ha foreign languages are sooooooooo much fun!


OK, first off, I have something to say to Black Shark

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First off, it doesn't matter what place you got, the point is that you lost. Second, you obviously do care about fighting, otherwise you wouldn'tve brought it up in the first place. Oh, just to make sure it penetrated your ultra-thick skull and got all the way down through the vast emptiness of your cranium to the mass of tissue that can maybe every once a month be referred to as a brain, I meant in melee. I wasn't quite sure if you got that. Thirdly, I am focused on the tournament, I've been practicing more now than ever this season, but I still can devote enough time to visiting the message boards, and I still feel the need to comment on whatever mindless drivel you spew out on here, because frankly it gets in the way of the real conversation. Sravan and I are actually debating something, and I am perfectly fine with agreeing to disagree, as I'm sure he is as well. You, on the other hand, need to take your own advice : "...or u can post when u actually have something INTERESTING TO TALK ABOUT." You have no right to tell me that I have nothing interesting to talk about, when you're the one who got banned for a week for spamming, then were stupid enough to create another account to try and sneak by Eli, just so you could spam again. Fourthly, while you may be tired of me talking (which I can understand if it happens every now and again), I have two things to say to you. First off, I don't care. Secondly, I (and several other people on this board) are just as tired of hearing you being affected with Diarrhea Of The Mouth. Fifthly, you are a complete and utter disgrace to humanity if you believe that by not posting on these forums, that it will save my voice for commentating on the tournament. If you were smart (which, given every indication on this board to date, you are NOT), you would've told me to start being like you and posting everything that comes to your mind, so that my fingers would get tired for the tournament this Saturday. Sixthly, I believe that if a sane individual were to read every one of your posts and understand more than 10% of what you spew out through your keyboard, they wouldn't be allowed into a casino in Las Vegas because they are undoubtedly the most lucky individual on the face of the planet. Seventhly, and I hope finally, I do swear. I swear all the time. I simply refrain from it on this board to try and keep the dignity level up around here, and there are children who visit this board, and if they do learn those words (which they undoubtedly do, going to Ann Arbor Schools), I don't want to be the one contributing to it. Also, if you were to read my flame against Monkeyman in a previous thread, I have sworn on here before, and used the various number-key symbols to cover parts of the word (Actually, I think I only used asterisks). TurtlePerson2 was kind enough to point out the futility of this, since everyone basically know what you're saying anyways, and from that point on I have refrained from doing so on these message boards. Swearing is a very bad habit, and I am partially sorry that I have picked it up, but sometimes nothing else works when you're so angry that you need to swear. You are obviously anrgy enough to feel the need to swear. I, however, feel that swearing at you would be a waste of my time and energy, both of which could be devoted to more important things.

To everyone else: I'm sorry that you all have to be subjected to my long-winded rants, but there really isn't another way to express my feelings to this ingrate, except for on here or at the tournament, if we happen to be placed in a bracket together. If any of you actually have real concerns, or things that I do that you don't like, please let me know. I'm trying to be as nice to you as you are to me, but if I am flamed, I will turn around and flame you right back.

To Sravan: I must admit, you do have a mostly valid argument against the clan members also qualifying for the Single-Player tournament as well. The only flaw in your logic that I see is that it doesn't just benefit Leinad and I. Like I told jlgelinas, it doesn't really add all that many people into the Grands, and even if it does, and they only got in through the success of their clan, it just simply means easier points and matches for you, right? Also, I have to ask, if you were in my situation, wouldn't you want this new rule? Yes, I will admit, I can see your side of the issue too. But, I am me, and so therefore I must agree with me. If I didn't, some sort of paradox-type thingy would happen, and that will just never do. I do however, beg of you that neither you or I will let our debates sink to the pond-scum level of the conflicts between myself and The Loser Formerly Known As Black Shark. Besides, we'll probably meet in the Grands, and you can kick the crap out of me then like you did last time :-D.

Ok, I believe that is enough for now, unless Mr. BS himself (hahaha) comes back with another unintelligible reply, then I shall return. Like I said before though, if any of the other rational members of this board have any real complaints against me, please let me know. Save for the members of the Noise Machine, and the insult to the Jewish Religion as a whole (Black Shark), I don't want to offend anybody on this board.
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k this sounds so lame but i've always wanted to say it
good thing theres snow outside cuz u just got BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRNED.
o and also
call the paremedics cuz u just got BURRRRRRRRRRRRNED
*crowd goes OUCH*

k im done. u are right if i was in your position i would support the new rule so i'm gonna stop arguing about the new rule cuz i can do nothing about it but it ends our very well thought out debate. tom in that long paragraph/blaze i didn't quite catch if u accepted his challenge.

eli u forgot to add in this thread the link to the release form. it would be wise to add it cuz of all the ppl that will come to the site after seeing the ad. as for which commentators which game i think me and joe should do melee cuz we are more knowledgble(lol im saying i'm knowledgble and i can't even spell it) in that game not saying u guys aren't cuz u are more in mario kart. when one of us has to play one of the other 2 will take over as reflief. i liked the commentary booth last time one of the best parts especially garunteeing pizza(thanks diego).

not asking for too much, during the wildcard tournament in december can there be seperate room for the clan cup ppl to wait in where we can play some open play rounds(because the clan cup is in the beggining and since all the clan cup ppl are qualified)till the wildcard tournament is over because i predict the grands will be PACKED with people and it will be a lot more roomy(weird adjective) in the multi-purpose room. we don't want to watch a bunch of noobies play anyway. i am watching the wildcard from last year and i saw at least 3 races where 1st place over lapped someone.

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Bah, no. Evil Bus Driver was right, there's no way to hold him accountable to his end of the bargain. It'd be very noticeable if I gave up my commentary spot, but even if he did say I was better than him, he wouldn't believe it himself. So no, I didn't. I do thank you for keeping our debate, as you put it, thoughtful indeed. I'm trying not to sound too whiny, and to not argue over things that are pointless, but yes, I believe we've said all that we can say. People know our positions, and if they want to state theirs, that's fine as well. And, your comment was pretty good, given the current conditions outside. :-)
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o i edited my last post with more topics

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Yeah, I saw.
I'm fine with that, Duck and I will do Kart, since we probably would be better than that anyways, like you said. However, I do like the way that it was last time, where if someone was in a round, then we just grabbed the nearest available person. I think as long as the people who are assigned to a specific game get a large majority of the commentating time on that game, it's fine. If Duck or I commentate on a melee match while you and Joe are playing, or if you and Joe commentate on a Kart race, I think that'll be fine. And, as long as muffincat keeps her commentary clean (lol, that time when she swore was hilarious), then we can let her on as well.

And, I think we can all agree that we need to keep Galen out of the commentary room. For everybody's sake.

As far as the other room goes, I don't think the library has enough systems, games and/or TVs to satisfy that requirement, I think that everything that the GT uses will be put to use for the Wildcard. If they do that, then it will go faster, and we won't have to spend quite so long watching said n00bs battling. :-P

Oh, Sravan, one word of warning: Just don't let commentating get in the way of one of your matches... ;-)
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U think I got burned, didn't u, well aren't u proud, Tommy Boy,r u a sissy urself for not accepting the wager on which I wagered for this challenge? Let me just say that I don't believe u swear at all. U r a f###ing GEEK. U r 100% a Geek, if not 100, then 1000% a GEEK. If u really think I was affended by that comment, then u really r quite stupid, for a GEEK. Tell me Tom, do u enjoy commentating, do u? Well, for the wager, I don't want to take ur place, u can keep that awful job. I would never get it anyway. Apparantly u would have 2 be a GEEK to commentate, u would have 2 talk about stuff like the history of MKDD and SSBM, no sports style either, apparantly, u PEOPLE hate sports. Tom, u sound boring, I think Stephen Hawking would do a much better job than u, I bet even a 95 year-old man would sound better than u, if u were to ever commentate a football game, John Madden would probably beat u up for an eternity. So, y don't u commentate for these last 2 tourneys, it will be ur last, u will be going off 2 college and maybe while ur at Harvard or Yale, u would probably be made fun of and very lonely and u would have no choice but 2 drop out and go back and live in the library and u would have 2 commentate again, but wouldn't it be silly 2 commentate as a college chum, for the tournament filled with High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers, u would have 2 do that 4 the rest of ur life. Who wants 2 commentate for a video game tournament for kids at the age 20? I sure as hell wouldn't.

Giggity Giggity Giggity, Alllllll Right!

Black Shark Clan


Well I know quite a bit about Melee but I think I'm better with kart. So I suppose we are give one commentary spot in the surprize round to Muffincat since she doesn't have a seat in the other events. Depensing on who is in the surprize round we'll figure out who the other person is. Shoot I never got to say "I sitting here with our Norwegian commentator Mouse." I really wanted to say that. Ok would a muffincat eat a mouse or mouse eat a muffincat? Since you know cats eat mice, but mice eat muffins.

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That was pretty catchy. Yes muffincat, do eat muffins or mouses? Mouse, do u eat muffins or mouses?

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Hahahaha that was so funny Moses. I was typing my other comment when you posted so I didn't put this in there.

I don't like sports because at least half the people always leave in a bad mood and many of my friends aren't capable of participating in sports. That's why I play card, board and video games.

Ok Moses that last post made no sense.

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