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i_linkv2_i
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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 3:15PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Oh and another note, since UGS was being PAID to run the tourney they could of been a lot more professional. And another thing, UGS has ran plenty of tournies so I think trial and error is out of the picture at this point. I'm very disappointed that they did not give US ANY PRIZE out of there pocket except for a chance to play in a nother bad tourney for free...BAWLS came from BAWLS and I'm almost certain the plaques came from the event coordinators.


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i_linkv2_i
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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 3:18PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Thanks team Tron. It was fun to meet all those people and I wouldn't mind playing with you guys again either. If you want to add me on xbox live, my tag is I(space)Link(space)v2(space)I. That goes for any of the other teams that were at the Gears tourney. I do appreciate all the teams that participated to be so friendly considering the circumstances.


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i_linkv2_i
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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 3:18PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

and those are captial i's not lowercase l's


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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 3:23PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Yeh, trial and error is out of the question when you've already hosted tournys before. I'm no proffesional,and they weren't extremely huge or anything, but I have hosted tournaments before and they were way more organized than this, as a matter of fact, we're trying to get Nash Communtiy College to allow us to host a Major Tournament there. Its still in the works, but I'll keep ya'll posted if you want.


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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 3:35PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Thanks Icky, already sent it to you.


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Krumpus
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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 5:49PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

It was horrible just like Link said. I mean I hate to be greedy but we did not get anything for ug except free entry into another one of their crappy tournaments. When I drive nearly 3 hours out to some place, pay money to get in, and play really hard, be really nice and patient with how badly the tournament was run, and then win second and get nothing from the sponcers it really ticks me off. I mean If I did not want to win stuff I would have stayed at home and played live for free instead of spending lots of money and my time to play about 4 games of gears. The officials did not follow the rules well at all either. People were cursing like mad when they died, vVv had their coach who talked crap, told them what to do, called out where we were, and all sorts of stuff that in a normally well ran tournament would have DQed. Also the issue of split screening bothered me alot because that would give a team double host and not to mention whenever fights involving 2 people on either side erupted the frame rate on my tv would not keep up well, and we were getting lag over a lan because the router they used to link us together was a bit low end. When I saw the prizes that the 2-D fighters were winning I was pretty stoked because our event was much larger and I thought would involve much bigger prices but instead they promised to take care of us for the next one of their badly ran no prize tournaments that they are not going to be able to run because no one likes their dumb a$$es (including the UK which is full of tossers, da whole lot of them).

I have many more complaints about the how UG ruined my first tournament experience but right now I got my nikes own and I have to go get me some STACKERSSSS!!!!

PS good job everyone at the tournament except UG

[Edited on 01/27/08 @ 11:59PM]


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Post Date: 01/27/08 @ 11:56PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

complaining aside though good job to all the other teams in the tournament. Nice meeting Tron and Carnage. vVv didn't disappoint either, hope you guys enjoyed the challenge as much as we did. I didn't see much of CGS out of fear of being DQ'd but what I saw was even more of an improvement from last years event. Thanks for putting on a good convention guys but next time maybe we should leave UGS out of it


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MeatloafMachine

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Post Date: 01/28/08 @ 12:02AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

I would like to hear what some of the CGS admins thought of the result of UGS running those tournaments though. I think they should both be put back into CGS hands next year


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Post Date: 01/28/08 @ 2:44PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

I wouldn't mind anyone who ran the tourny as long as they got things going smoothly, actually follow their rules, and give out good prizes. So, everything UGS did not do basically.


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Post Date: 01/28/08 @ 3:22PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Krumpus seriously there has been enough complaining on our part alright. I just want to hear how the CGS admins feel about the job UGS did. Cease the complaint spamming and lets hear CGS's take on the whole thing.


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i_linkv2_i
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Post Date: 01/28/08 @ 4:15PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

I to would like to know what the admins at CGS think as well.


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 12:05AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Guys just want to say we are very sorry things were not up to par in the gears room. We worked really hard to deliver quality tournaments this year and allow people lots of time to see the sights that our event held, I feel confident everyone was able to do both tournaments and see the expo, but obviously not in this particular case.

You guys missed the action going on downstairs and that is truly a shame, it was an amazing event with Bands, Storm Troopers, and tons of cool raffles and giveaways.

Also I got to spend an extreme amount of time with Michael Capps

We interviewed him and I hope to get that posted ASAP.

He was at our event until 8pm which I really didn't expect. He told me he would be at our event last March when I saw him at an IGDA party in San Francisco, but I honestly didn't think he was serious or would remember.

Just goes to show what can happen when a plan comes together.

I think I'm doing a bad job making you guys feel better about getting screwed out of the main attraction at our event this year, which was the Summit!

The tournaments all ran smoothly (besides two) but honestly for me it is the Summit part that makes this event.

If you are coming next year please try not to get stuck in one room. Even if the tournament is being run poorly by a third party director do your best to get downstairs as often as possible.

One thing UGS did that was hilarious was not let Michael Capps into the Gears of War Room. I think he did manage to get in but damn, way to not recognize a gaming icon.

Anyways again appologies all around, we do our best to host good tournaments and we will continue to impove this event.



[Edited on 01/29/08 @ 12:15AM]


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 12:49AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

yeah I heard the rest of the event was really epic. If they had set times for matches to occur like last year we would have gotten to see more of the event without worrying about getting disqualified. Not sure if I will do Gears again next year, depends on how it is run. I was thinking about volunteering to help you guys out if that wouldn't stop me from seeing too much of the summit. Well regardless of what I do next year I will come back, can't let one not so great experience with a third party ruin my outlook on the whole event. Can't wait to see photos in the gallery and let us know when you get that interview up I would love to see it.


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 3:54AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

There should be a higher judge committee on call to help ref judges in case more people play favorites. Or just do a bad job.
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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 3:26PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

I did not even know there was anyone from epic there which was actually something I wanted to see. I only blame UG, loved everything I like to see expecially the awards ceremony. But next time you shoot off a nerf dart drop one in the front row.


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 3:34PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

^^^agreed about the darts, we did plan to cover each part of the audience but we totally screwed the front few rows over.

Everyone loves some competition and I think all 5 of us got really excited and tried to shoot them as far as possible!!

Yeah we had an amazing crowd at the event, lots of famous game designers with I'm sure even more to come next year.

Keep hitting the page, supporting the sponsors, and we will be sure to have an amazing year next year.

Everyone on our team is actually really psyched and wants to work really hard to make this year better. Last year at this time everyone abandoned us because they were worn out. This year Tracy and myself took the brunt of the stressful stuff and limited our crews exposure. So now they are actually working hard behind the scenes to make next years event even better.

Thanks,
Michael


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 7:08PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Oh man Michael I wish you wouldn't of told me that Michael Capps was there because I just graduated college with a BS in Computer Science and actually applied to Epic recently!!! Argh, stupid stupid stupid. Of all things to get stuck in that Gears tourney to miss the main man behind Gears!!! Oh well atleast I did get to squeeze a few minutes with the guys at Redstorm. Oh and thanks for responding to our comments cos if you didn't I was gonna start a forum riot... jk - Charles


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Post Date: 01/29/08 @ 8:00PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

^brandon told me that he actually watched you guys play
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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 1:36AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Yeah Michael told me he wanted to enter our Gears tournament, if I had known earlier we could have setup a sweet CGS top players vs Michael Capps tournament.

He did manage to get into the room and watch a few tournaments. Did you guys love the plaques because Michael actually took time to walk back behind stage with me and check them out early.

He really liked those Gears plaques but I haven't read much on the forums about them.


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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 3:45AM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Does this mean you'll invite Mark Rein to come to your UT3 tournaments?
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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 2:45PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

We invite every North Carolina Game Developer each year to our event. If the come or not depends on their schedules. GDC is the largest Game Developer event in the world and is really close to our event this year so that contributed to a lot of game developers not being able to attend.

Hopefully next year GDC will move back to March!


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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 3:14PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

the plaques were really nice, I would have loved to play Mark though


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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 3:24PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

Anyone from epic good people and since they good people that makes them Icky people so ha we just got bigger.

Anyways it would have been loads of fun to actually play some of the people that create the games we play. The plaques were nice but I rather have locust on mine or a chainsaw kill.


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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 7:15PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

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Post Date: 01/30/08 @ 8:00PM Topic: Re: Gears of War

I appologize for censoring your post.

However, this is not the forum to be discussing UGS, UGL, or JC Media activities unrelated to their performance at the Carolina Games Summit.

Email me directly if you would like to discuss this issue further.



[Edited on 01/30/08 @ 8:01PM]


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