Hey everyone. Thanks to everyone who has begun posting up equipment in the NWM thread about things they are willing to bring. We absolutely need community support to make this happen, and there is a lot of equipment that we are going to need. If there is anything you can contribute, no matter how small, please post up about it.
To keep it organized, this is going to be the new thread for posting up about equipment and keeping it all organized. So to start off, here is a list of the bare minimum of what we will need just to run the tournament. As we begin to meet this quota, we can start to focus on filling out the casuals area so that everyone can always be playing throughout the day.
SF4 is officially set for 360 and is not changing, along with ST:HD. For now, all next-gen tournament games are set to be played on the 360. PS3s are still welcome but will be used for casual set-ups. If there is enough demand by a majority of registered players for specific games to be on another system, we can consider changing it for that game.
16 TV’s - To make sure everything runs on schedule, we are going to need at least 8 set-ups running at all times for each game. 8 TV’s will be on each side of the room running games, for 16 total. 22 inch TV’s are preffered for tournament screens.
(8 of these TV’s must be non-HD for games like 3rd Strike and Melee to prevent lag.)
8 X-Box 360s (Loaded with ST:HD/ SF4 Saves) - 360 and Non-360 games will be staggered in the schedule so that we will only need 8 X-BOX’s to run games throughout the day. They must have ST:HD, and all SF4 characters unlocked. Colors/Costumes unlocks preffered but not neccesary.
8 PS2’s- For Guilty Gear, and 3rd Strike.
8 Gamecube/Wii’s (With Melee characters unlocked) - I or anyone else who wants to can talk to the Smash community to organize on this. I am also trying to get a Brawl side tourney set-up and run by someone in the community so they have more incentive to come.
8 Dreamcasts - For MVC2 on TDC2. We can’t be sure about the port yet, and it fits well into the schedule to have this on Dreamcast. EVO is using the Dreamcast and everyone still has Dreamcast sticks, so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem, but we may be able to have it on 360 if people prefer. We can wait and see before making a final decision.
8 Street Fighter 4 Discs
8 BlazBlue Discs - Anyone familiar with or part of the Dustloop community please talk to them about this.
8 King of Fighters XII Discs
8 Gulity Gear: Accent Core Plus Discs - Anyone familiar with or part of the Dustloop community please talk to them about this. It is important that they be Accent Core Plus.
8 Super Smash Bros: Melee Discs-
8 Street Fighter Anniversary Discs (3rd Strike)
8 TDC2 Discs - For Marvel.
2 Projectors- For display finals and important matches from each tournament
2 Projector Screens
RCA Cables- For connecting to projectors/capturing equipment.
1 Sound System (Speakers, Mixer, Microphone) - Frank is working on this at the moment, but any other loans or suggestions are helpful.
12-14 Power Strips- These are going to be neccesary so that we can get multiple set-ups going around 1 outlet on the tournament floor and in the casuals area.
Recording Equipment- From direct capture to hard drives and video cameras, anything to record matches and the event itself is hugely imporant. RayBlade has a lot of ideas on the best ways to go about this, and he is looking for some volunteers to make it happen. If your interested, post up in the NWM Planning Thread and we can get planning it.
Miscellanous- Important stuff, but doesn’t quite fit a category.
Pens - I will buy a box of these the day before.
Pre-Seeded Printed Brackets- Seeding will be started and completed a week before the tournament. So register early.
Paper Brackets- For day of registers. They get no gauranteed seeding.
Clipboards- 1 dollar a piece for plain quality clipboards at Wal-Mart. I will give in at that price.
Hand Truck/Dolly- For moving large TV’s or other neccesary equipment.
Blue Painters Tape- For Marking equipment. Painters tape comes right off without leaving residue.
Markers and Black Sharpees- For writing on the tape.
Money Box- For Day of Registrations. I have the one that Paul Lee bought and donated last year. Thanks Paul.
Signs/Numbers for Tournament Stations- We will be numbering tournament stations this year, as well as the casual area for better organization.
Signage/Display for Tournament/Room Rules- No Fighting, etc.
Name Badges?- I thought these were great at EVO. I do not know how much bandaleirs or the printing would cost.
I am still looking into tables and pricing. If anyone has anyone tables they can bring for casual set-ups that are sturdy and reliable, they will work great. I am going for uniformity with tournament setup tables (preferable lower ones), so those will be rented, but casual set-ups will work great with anything as long as it is reliable and easy to move.
If anyone has any suggestions or sees anything I left out, please post up immediately! The sooner we know the better.
If you have anything you are willing to bring, please post up and we can start to get an accurate count. I will update this first post with what we have and what we need as people post up with equipment. Thanks! :tup: