Sign me up!
@dogman795: In any case, I still want to participate in this tournament. Granted, I'll probably get destroyed, but I've actually played P4A several times in arcades in Japan and it's a ton of fun. So consider this a request for FluxWaveZ to reconsider banning new users from his tournament. Instead, why not just impose a cap on the number of participants? Like 64 max or something. To me, that makes a lot more sense than excluding certain people just because they weren't registered. If anything, this should help draw a few more people to Giant Bomb. After all, now that I've made this account I plan on using it.
@YMWhiteKnight: I'm still not sure if it's the correct decision to ban newcomers, especially since you've been a fan of GB for a while now, but I also feel that it takes away something from a community tournament if established users have to compete against a bunch of new users. The user contributing the Endurance Run Blu-ray also doesn't like the possibility of sending out the prize to someone who may have become a GB member just for it, as do I.
How about a compromise? I let you new users sign back up to the tournament, but none of you will earn any prizes if you achieve 3rd, 2nd or 1st place. You'll be able to participate in this tournament just for fun and there won't be any potential trouble with new users who claim they won a match when they actually didn't just because their goal is the prize and nothing else.
@FluxWaveZ: I can live with that. Although when you think about it, once the tournament actually starts, we'll have been GB members for about a month anyway. On top of that, I don't quite understand the logic of new users being more likely to make false claims about winning a match than previously registered users. Obviously it's the internet so you should always be suspicious but whether they're GB users or not, you still don't really know any of these people. Unless all of you guys on the P4 boards are good friends or something.
Anyway, I'll stop bitching, and thank you for reconsidering. I'm sure the other Giant Bomb noobs will be happy.
@YMWhiteKnight: It's because there's a higher risk that you guys won't want to be involved with our community after the tournament, meaning you won't care if you lie or cheat your way through things because community reputation is a non issue, and because it's a natural risk when someone is possibly just signing up to this website for the chance to get a prize, making that the person's top priority. It also hints of opportunism. It's the same reason our Giant Bomb Steam Giveaway Group was made exclusive and closed to newer members.
So yeah, I'll sign you guys back up with the condition that you can't get any of the prizes.
I support FluxWaveZ in his decision. I know that there may be many GB fans who only listen to the podcast and browse the forums without an account, but this is a GB community event. So knowing that the prizes are going to people who are actively involved in the community is something I can get behind.
Now that we have that settled... GET HYPE!
How late are sign ups incase I wait to see how friends react to the game?
Check the original post, all the info is there:
"Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on August 10th until 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT. So players should arrive and sign up on the page before the limit or else they won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate in the tournament. Signing up doesn't take long to do at all, so this shouldn't be a problem."
B-but I'm getting it for 360...
Me too. I don't want to be left out on the fun.
So salty this isn't a 360 tournament. Oh well.
Dang I'm getting it for 360, awesome idea though.
Darn, wish I could play but I'm getting it for 360 as that is the only system I have a fightstick for. I would get destroyed without one. Good luck to all the players though.
Hmph, alright, alright. I won't be doing it on August 10-12 because Bloo561 is doing his on the same date and because my head would explode. Applying what I learned from this tourney could be useful, as well, so I'll be doing it a week later, if that's okay and everything.
i probably won't be able to show up because i wont be able to get it in time, and the fact that i won't get any prizes even if i win but, COUNT ME IN!!!
region: new york, new york
The entrants list is not final since people will sign up themselves, but I'm still not going to bother adding someone who has so little doubt they're not going to make it.
Might I suggest posting a guide on how to optimize one's internet connection? Usually Arc System Works' fighting games are more reliable than most and we'll be paired by region, but as people get eliminated, there's an increasing likelihood that the distance will get wider and wider. Plus, with the number of people interested, there's probably at least one or two people without forwarded ports, QoS, etc.
Man, there are a lot of people. Even if the participation rate in the end is a low 50%, that'll still be 25 players.
@FluxWaveZ: No worries. I'll see if I can cook up something tonight.
Cool, that could be helpful for some, myself included.
Though, honestly, I don't know why I'm requiring regions except for the fact that other tourneys have done it and I'm just following their blueprint. Matchups will be done pretty much randomly via Challonge, so I'm not taking that into account concerning who faces who. If leaving it to be random ends up being a real bad decision, then I'll have to be more specific in later tournaments when it comes to matchmaking, but I do hope it's not a problem because, like you said, ASW games usually have good netcode.
@FluxWaveZ: I want in, but I maybe sort of work at Atlus and worked on P4A so I have maybe six months' head start at least. I'm guessing that would be a problem... (I'm pretty bad though, most of QA can whoop me, understandably)
Either way, this is awesome and I want to raffle off a Steam copy of Renegade Ops, and a Steam copy of Red Orchestra 2 to all the participants. How is this going to work?
Sign me up as well if there's space.
Region: Nova Scotia, Canada
I'm not sure if you're in Halifax, but we're having several launch week events in the city as well. There is a midnight launch at the Last Gamestore on Monday the 6th, a tournament on the afternoon of the 11th, and a launch party on the 18th. If you're local you should stop by. We're also going to be running some online meetings throughout that period, and should have it on hand at the regular Tuesday get-togethers.
@FluxWaveZ: Try looking here
Good place to hook up with other fighting game fans near you. Lots of stuff happening in Canada, not so much in my city, but the bigger cities seem to always have stuff going on.
@MikeFightNight: I've checked that out a few times before (I have an SRK account, too), but what I saw in the past is that they were mostly focused on Capcom fighters and I hadn't found many events in Montreal except for Road to EVO. I'll check it out more closely because of your suggestion, though. Maybe they'll have something for P4A after all.
I know there's this one gaming lounge in Montreal that plans to have weekly P4A tournaments and other, bigger tournaments, but I wish we had a midnight launch, week 1 tournament (or not, since I've got this one!), launch party and all that jazz, at least that I knew of.
@FluxWaveZ: you could always try Dustloop instead. SRK generally tends to cater to Capcom games. But I know that some of the Montreal players that play BB, GG, and such, intend to pick up P4A. Anyway, check out that link, they tend to meet up at Foonzo pretty often.
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