T9 is done and was actually successful outside of the arcade. There were a good deal of good things and bad. Here?s my rant on things I thought were ridiculous.
Alot of communities outside of GTASF came down with a force despite the short notice. Average trip took between 2-10hrs.
Only a decent amt of GTASF players actually attended. Take a look at the 3s results for example. Only 7 fucking people from Toronto entered. Do you know what the main excuse was? “It was too far” Get the fuck outta here.
Good: Alot of people donated equipment and games were done before midnight which was the fastest since T2.
Bad: Most donators came when they wanted even when I asked for everyone to come early so we could set everything up quick and get things going.
Good: Donators came
Bad: Not all the donators came.
Ok this is what I really don’t get. If you “confirm” that you are going to bring something, make sure you are 99% positive you can. I know it?s impossible to be 100% but if you know you can’t help out last min, LET the director know!
EX: Missing TVs and ps2s…Melty Blood…
Good: Dqing a player for their own foolishness
Bad: DQing a player for playing in another tourny match.
I didn’t realize till later that this shit was happening. You do not DQ a player cuz they have to play in another tourny. You have to exercise proper bracket management. The ONLY exception to this if the player has an official tourny match and a side tourny match and the player wants to play the side match. NO. We are not going to wait for a side tounry while the official tounry can’t make progress. NO. DQ his ass if he does that.
If you have “multi” gamers in you bracket, make them go 1st but do not hog them. It?s also the player?s responsibility to make sure he lets the organizers know that he?s due for other games.
This leads me to…
Good: Organizers were communicating with me
Bad: The organizers weren?t communicating with each other. Its simple, if we aren’t communicating with each other, player and bracket management suffers and we have ppl running around doing their own shit, fucking each other over. EX: tekken vs xvsf vs mvc2.
Good: people sharing their sticks and other equipment.
Bad: people not keeping track of what they share and the ppl who received were not being responsible. I?m going to be dead serious here; alot of the shit stolen could have been prevented if people took more precautions. If someone wanted to use my stick, I asked: “who and where”. TVs and consoles are one thing but sticks and converters are things that can disappear the moment you turn your back.
People who lend:
If you lend your stick to someone, make sure you know who is using it (they could be lending it to someone else for all you know) and where they are taking it.
People who borrow:
If you borrow something, show some fucking respect and make sure you’re in possession of it the whole fucking time. None of this “oh let me set this down for a minute durrr” or “durr sure you can borrow this stick that I borrowed off some guy”. NO fuck you buy your own stick if you want to be careless. This is why shit was stolen.
Good: People paying for the site fee and tourny fees.
Bad: People that didn’t.
I know exactly who paid the site fee and who didn’t. I also know a few ppl who didn’t pay for some tourny fees which ended in me fronting the fees with the site fee cash. I’d just like to say you all knew about the site/tourny fees and not paying it was an insult. Fuck you poor ass pricks. Let?s see you try that shit next year.
Good: tournies started at least an hour (in some cases 2) after the official run time
Bad: People that don’t understand why. Do I really need to tell you why? OK
- Not all the equipment was there for the respected game.
- Players would show up on the expected run time.
- Players would show up after the expected run time.
- Do I have to keep going?
Next year, if I plan on doing this again there?s going to be a few changes:
I’ll need a reliable partner who is going to stay with me to the end everyday and shoulder some of the responsibility. No fucking way will I stay at a venue from 9:30am to 5:30am doing all the work again. Funny thing was it was supposed to be a joint partnership this year.
I will still be asking for equipment (strictly consoles and TVs), but I won’t be asking people to donate sticks or any other type of human interface devices (lol). I want people to bring those devices for their own use and if they want to bring extras for other people, cool. Just make sure those people aren’t retarded.
I’ll take people’s opinions on the venue/location as well.
Well that?s it; I just wanted to let some of that out. Thank you all who supported the scene and I hope we can do better than ever next year.