How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

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What do you want the first tournament game to be?

Poll ended at March 24th, 2011, 12:30 am

Puzzle Bobble
16
76%
Something else (please make a suggestion in your post)
5
24%
 
Total votes: 21

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How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Bigsasquatch » March 15th, 2011, 7:43 am

RE- Posted here from High Scores forum as it seems to be of interest and is pobably more visible here ...... :awe:


Like the rest of us here I have a fair number of pcbs, but tend to compete against myself , circulating the games on a fairly regular basis........

So I got to thinking what would be a good way to get motivated to really try to stick with a particular game and then compete with others acoss the board.....

We have the high scores listed here , but then again there is no real pressure to compete like there is in a time-bound situation........

as an idea what about we vote for a pcb ( hopefully a popular enough one that people own ) , and then at the month end we have a close off submission date for scores......... rinse and repeat .......

Anyone interested ? may even prompt a bit more active dialogue on strategies ?

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by chubsta » March 15th, 2011, 8:25 am

Would be nice if games available on mame could be included occaisionally, that way you may get many more entries...

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by markedkiller78 » March 15th, 2011, 9:40 am

Seeing as this is the first one, I’ll make sure there is an arcade related prize for the winner.
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Post by geotrig » March 15th, 2011, 9:52 am

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sound great ! might encourage me to get good at some of these games !
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by kernow » March 15th, 2011, 10:22 am

What will the first title be? Has to be something a lot of people own or is accessible from mame, and run for a week or two?

I've found these things always get me playing usually, if you play to beat yourself you usually can't be arsed :awe:
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Post by Shady994 » March 15th, 2011, 11:35 am

How about making a shortlist, throwing up a poll and kicking it off on April 1st for a month?

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by geotrig » March 15th, 2011, 11:40 am

i suggest puzzle bobble mvs ,nealry everyone has it and i cant be **** to turn my screen for a vert game ! :awe:
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by markedkiller78 » March 15th, 2011, 11:41 am

Shady994 wrote:How about making a shortlist, throwing up a poll and kicking it off on April 1st for a month?
Sounds good to me, but it's 2 weeks away :(
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by kernow » March 15th, 2011, 11:42 am

Not a bad suggestion, nearly everyone has it and its not a shooter for once :)

I've just got a copy and haven't been arsed to rotate my monitor yet :palm:
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Shady994 » March 15th, 2011, 11:44 am

markedkiller78 wrote:Sounds good to me, but it's 2 weeks away :(
Just a suggestion. More time to get organised would probably be a good idea! :awe:

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Bigsasquatch » March 15th, 2011, 11:45 am

Shady994 wrote:How about making a shortlist, throwing up a poll and kicking it off on April 1st for a month?
exactly what I was going to suggest ... we have a couple of weeks to get the first one sorted , get some interest and decide a title.......then score submission deadline is the last day of the month......

I guess it will realistically have to be a shmup or side scroller... how about one of the older Cave / Raizing titles..... ? a classic beginning something like Dodonpachi ?

also do we count mame vs pcb ? as long as its a game with decent emulation I suppose OK ?

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Shady994 » March 15th, 2011, 11:49 am

I would be in favour of including MAME submissions, purely because it will probably increase the number of participants. Especially for some of the more expensive/rare shooters.

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by geotrig » March 15th, 2011, 12:00 pm

booo ,cave!
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Shady994 » March 15th, 2011, 12:13 pm

BTW I agree that Puzzle Bobble is a fantastic first choice. :awe:

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by Bigsasquatch » March 15th, 2011, 12:55 pm

Agreed its a good starting point and ttotally different to what most would choose........

Im only wishing my getting an MVS setup ( for about the 5th time over the years :palm: ) was coming a bit faster ... although here is one that is dead easy to play in MAMe of course :awe:

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by maxio098ui » March 15th, 2011, 7:06 pm

This would give me a reason to get it finally. :awe:
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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by OtokonoZenyou » March 15th, 2011, 8:26 pm

I may join in on this as well.

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Post by Rossyra » March 15th, 2011, 9:01 pm

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by chubsta » March 15th, 2011, 11:09 pm

The way its set up on Atari Age is everyone puts their name in, then you have a list of participants. Each week the next person on the list chooses the game, that way everyone gets a chance at their favourite. The number of points allocated is easy - if 10 people take part then the winner gets 50 points, the 10th person gets 40, if 50 people take part, the winner gets 50, the last person 1. This encourages everyone to at least have a go.

Seems to work well and has been running for years, despite the fact Todd Rodgers wins just about every week!

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Re: How about a monthly tournament ? ( re-posted)

Post by FrancoB » March 15th, 2011, 11:21 pm

I would be well up for some of this :)

I haz Puzzle Bobble too! I'm crap at it but would be deffo up for it for the first game.

It does, however, mean I may need to finally get mamerz set up for some of the other games :palm:

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