Quoted from Frax:
I can freaking wait a few days to play a game, or until TPF if I have to, and save my money.
This isn't even an issue here. I can't even remember the last launch party that did that. KISS will be playable at Nickelrama soon, likely at 20 cents a game, just like every other pin they have in their lineup. I've played in 2-buck-upchuck charity tournaments before....in fact, if I recall right, that was the one that everyone got all pissy about because I got 25 points for winning against the other three people that bothered to drive 30 miles in one of the worst ice storms that D/FW has ever had to get to it.
Don't care about trophy, swag (Stern is very generous to donate this however....it's not paid for by the location!), crap food that I can't or don't want to eat and my kid with multiple food allergy sure as hell can't eat....scorekeeping? Really? I can do that. **Have** done it. A LOT. This is like typically 10-15 people, not Superleague dude. Moving games.....every launch party that's been held in Dallas has been done on location, or at FUN with one of their floor models AFAIK. Tron was the only one I know of that even had two machines, and that was my very first tournament. I know the second machine was there on location for a few weeks, then it disappeared, so I supposed someone did move that one... all the rest of the games from launch parties over the last 4 years are still exactly where they were???
*edit* I would rather pay FUN 2 bucks a beer (though legally I supposed they can't do that..) than pay 2 bucks a game to play. The beer last time was appreciated, lol
Wow. Lame attitude. The event isn't structured to your personal preferences and needs, so you can't even respect it enough to drop 2 bucks. If it were me, even if what we wanted out of a launch party was identical, I still wouldn't want you there.
This is the worst part of being a tournament or event organizer. I can't count how many times certain people acted like I was busting my ass solely for them, seemingly oblivious of the time, energy, planning, coordinating and promoting that goes into it. And then they'd stand there like "Well, aren't you going to do it the way *I* want it??" Yeah, uh, no. Have fun in your basement playing for "free".