first of all, why would i need an extra xbox at my house when we have two of them and two playstations, that’s just stupid. Come on pat why would that be the case?
second of all i think it’s in our best interest to have at least 2-3 set ups that will always be there and aren’t dependent on one of our sketchy asses to be there, and we don’t need to buy monitors cause Jon has a bunch of Asus at the shop. We can get Xboxes for around 100 bucks a pop, which over three seasons is a tiny investment to ensure that all events run smoothly. This was one of the biggest issue of the old ranbats, people promised to come every week and bring their setups, and by the end of it, we were running on between 3-4 setups which is way too few if we plan to run three games a week. Sure Pi’s events go well, but let’s not forget that people also have financial incentive to supply him with hardware, we have no such compensation with ran bats. Also, we would have never been able to undertake a tournament like ACE without the NVGA supplying us with gear, it just could not have happened. I want to be out of jon’s shop by midnight, and we sure as shit can’t do that with 3 setups.
thirdly, thats why i posted it here for debate, we can get gear after the EVO season, or we can get it now, we might even have enough money to buy one xbox and send off the three winners of ran bats. we are also working on other ways to generate money (maybe a beat the pro style thing) so that soon we won’t have to take ANY money off the top for the community and can use all money towards prizes and traveling.
as for how and where they will be stored, i figured various people in the community could use them when they aren’t at ran bats (with stipulations of course), sometimes consoles die or we need to sell them to pay rent. So if someone falls on a hard couple of months they will still be able to practice and compete which includes you pat, i know you’ve been without a console and you know how much it sucks. And if for whatever reason the community falls apart we could sell the consoles and throw a big blow out tournament or something. remember only 1.25 of every entry fee is being taken, and an even smaller percentage will be used to get hardware, other scenes take 5 dollar ‘community’ fees every week, i think this is a much better deal.
anymore questions or concerns, ideas even?