FR was great last year (at least the one day I was there)
The venue was the best location we’ve had since I started attending (FR4 I believe).
The games lineup was on par with the gaming community and it’s current interests.
The set-up was nice (I’m glad it kept as many games as possible on cabinet even though people still like to complain, gives them an easy out when the lose I suppose)
I know the bracketwork had some trouble. The trick to keeping people happy is correct seeding and trying to keep things moving for everyone there. I think it’s best to swap between losers and winners brackets so that everyone gets a fair flow of matches and those losers who are just going 2up-2out can get on with other things and not have to wait 2 hours from their first match to their second loss.
I would like to see some new games this year and hopefully NGBC is tourney worthy but I don’t anyone who has played it personally but it would be nice to see some SNKP inclusions. It would be nice to see some SamShoV or Tenka (another game I know of no one who has played it)
I personally like KoF 2k2 and 2k3 (w/out Duo Lon at least) and think both of these are tourney worthy.
Possibilites are pretty much endless…XvSF always has a decent showing from SC and NC at the least. A3 is another minor celebrity at FR and might be a decent addition. Vampire Savior…honestly I don’t know, but I would surely play it if it were included. It might be nice to have ST or even Anniversary Edition! The UMK3 thing is a personal favorite but I don’t think it would have much draw unless we can bring in Lex or NinjaGrinder for a showdown against the South’s finest (that being Bobsmack and myself of course…LoL). Is everyone pretty much dead to Fighting Jam…thought so…
Tekken 5 should probably be included but I know nothing about DoA4 or whatever is the most recent release. Soul Calibur always brings in numbers for some reason.
Oh well if nothing else pans out maybe some KI will show up!