First year going and cannot wait!
Quoted from desertT1:
I was slightly panicked when the subject line in my email preview said "You are receiving this because you are on the waitlist..." Just a heads up that something goofy happened with that. Confirmed my spot on the list, but was a little concerned for a minute.
yeah me too! i went to the site to make sure i was on the list haha. crisis averted
Quoted from blueberryjohnson:
The drop catch thing I need the most help with is what the hell to do with the ball when I actually manage to drop catch it. It's this unnatural quarter-second of having a ball stationary on a downward slope that befuddles my brain. The whole point of using it is to regain control but most of the time I flip it right back away out of control rather than helplessly watch it roll down the flipper and center drain. Advice?
I try to send it to the opposite orbit if I dont regain control from it and that gives you time for the next return to be prepared. (obviously depending on game layout tho)
any update on who won the Intergalatic? I qualified but was flying back to Colorado during the finals. I knew that was a possibility when I booked my flight so no worries, but the site never updated the finals. Just curious who took that tourny.
on a side note, I felt so bad for the volunteers during that event. Was very chaotic and seemed to be very stressful for them. I made sure to thank them all when they que'd me up or recorded my scores, but if you are on here and volunteered, Thank You!!!
Quoted from Xdetroit:
Paul Jongma took first place. There is a matchplay event out there if you want to see all the results.
It was fun to play to play in the finals. They had the finals on the stage so it felt prestigious to participate in it.
here it is if anyone cares
I just wanted to draw a smiley face
Squeaked into B, Went 60-60 at my first Pinburgh so at least I've never had a losing record there!
Quoted from ninjadoug:
We added 4 more games to the tournament this year (16) and queuing by request and there was still more demand than the format could handle. I believe the IPC is the 2nd biggest pinball tournament in the world (behind Pinburgh). We will once again look for ways to improve the experience for the players.
I felt bad for the volunteer score keepers. They were out numbered haha
I think if you can get more scorekeepers (I know, asking a lot from volunteers) it would help run a bit faster. Even tho there are a ton of people all queuing up, I noticed that most of the time waiting to record your score took about 5 times longer than your actually game. Speeding up that process would help speed up the whole thing.
Thanks again to all those who helped!!
Yeah it might have been better in the night shift. I started playing at 10 am and always queued back up after the game. got my 10th game in when the round of 16 was going on in the finals (cant remember the exact time), but it was right before the break for watching finals. The morning was chaos for a bit But like I said, I thanked each and every volunteer I interacted with, I know it can be a thankless job. Glad to hear to smoothed out in the night shift!
Quoted from earthvsmattGR:
The free play area of ReplayFX was amazing this year. The only downside is that I didn't see the bicyclepowered game sooner.
I was rockin' the bike game and Whysnow came and gave me a lil' extra resistance unbeknownst to me. haha super funny, I thought maybe it was setup to get harder over time or something at first, until I hear him laughing at me
Quoted from chuckwurt:
Did you guys see the Simon tri zone? I couldn't quite understand how it worked, but essentially you would hit a drop target, then the game would start a Simon game with the drop target insert lights. Then you'd have to remember the order and hit the drops in that order.
oh wow, no we didnt see that one.
we played sopranos a few times trying to start a multiball. Whysnow was successful, his wife and myself not so much
I think that setup would be great for parties! They should produce those if its feasible
Quoted from Hi-Fi:
That was a good idea to take pictures. The website shows the total points per round but I don't remember how I did on each machine anymore.
yeah i took a pic of each score after the game and renamed the photo my player position, game name, round and outcome. also took a pic of the score sheet at the end of the round. some people had a little notebook with them that they recorded the same information.
Quoted from kguenther6:
Why do people's profile only show about 1/2 the number of points than this link? My points are about 1/2 of what it shows and I randomly clicked on a number of other people's profile and they are about 1/2 of the stated link as well.
after a year goes by the event value decays, each year, until the third year passes and it is gone off your record all together.
Quoted from Whysnow:
oh, that BW100 played like trash. That one was genuinely a very bad playing game.
Aside form that, I agree. I love this format! One of the best around and once I build out my final colleciton space I will run this same format in a smaller iteration. Just too much fun to be limited to once a year.
i won on it cause i know the skill shot haha. those flippers were junk tho, nearly impossible to get back up to the top. and on the top was only able to make the loop to the apron once. glad ive been lucky enough to play a nice example thanks to Lyons Classic Pinball
well, we have 5 days for intergalactic to get posted to meet the 30 day time frame requirement from the IFPA for submitting results.
Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:
it's 60 days. it takes a long time to parse through all those jokers who only played a game or two and then left.
hmm, I once tried to help a local tournament submit results they were having trouble with and we got 1 to go thru but they 2nd was denied because it was over 30 days since it had happened. Maybe I am remembering the situation wrong, couldn't find the emails anymore, must have deleted that correspondence.
either way, yes, it is a lot of data to go thru but on the other hand 30 days is a lot of time to go thru it. I think being billed as the 2nd largest tournament it would be a higher priority to get it submitted. oh well. wppritis will continue
Quoted from puck:
Anyone see any cash show up in ewallet?
I have yet to see anything show up, not stressed just looking to make sure I didn’t f up the process.
I did not win any money but saw PAPA just posted this on their Facebook
maybe you haven't filled out all the forms or finished the registration process?
Quoted from snyper2099:
I set up an eWallet account and can log in to it just fine.
I also attempted to fill out the paperwork here: http://replayfx.org/prize/
However, the site says "You are not allowed to sign this agreement." No idea if I did something wrong. I read the entire site and fully understand the delay. I just want confirmation that they have what they need from me.
maybe use this form to get in touch
Quoted from puck:
the reports of payment issues are greatly exaggerated
based on one individual getting their winnings?
clearly some people had issues, its silly to just say it is perfect because it worked for you.
if people have issues, the feedback is needed to make things better in the future. I think that is the key.
To gloss over issues wont solve them in the future. I would think they would like to hear the feedback (in a non shitty way) to help improve on it (such as the JR. in a name)
Quoted from puck:
Feedback is always a good thing, you are correct, I am sure they would love to hear it.
Not glossing over issues, perhaps I was wrong for being positive on Pinside. My bad. I am Canadian. Can't help it. Did I say sorry. Sorry.
I wonder how much the Canadian dollar vs the us dollar changed in the time frame? maybe it benefited you for taking longer, i have no idea but that could be a bonus haha
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