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  • MGL 18 Call for ideas

    Hi Guys.

    MGL 18 will be a few weeks off, we'll give everyone (myself included) a bit of a break. But we need some ideas again on how you want this tournament run.

    My personal opinion on a few things:

    8 games seems to be a nice fit, not too short not too long
    Overlapping game format seems to be popular
    Might look at starting games on a Friday night, and finishing the following Sunday week, gives three full weekends of play.

    It's been suggested that we give the % scoring system another shot, it hasn't be used in a long time - any thoughts?

    Now for game selection for MGL 18, there has been a few people showing interest in running a "MGL Favorites" tournament, i.e. play the most popular games from the days of the arcade in the late 70's and 80's. If we are going to go this way, I need ideas on how we'll pick these games - do we want to vote as a group from say a list of 40-50 of the most popular games? If we do it this way, it needs to be a blind vote, i.e. only I will know which games are going to be in the 8.

    I'm thinking by the time we sort out how MGL 18 is going to run, do game selection etc. that we'll aim to start it in maybe a months time.

    Let me know what you think.

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    It's so quiet here I'm expecting to see tumbleweeds rolling past.

    The 8 game overlapping format seems to work well. I'd stick with that.

    I like the sound of an "MGL Favourites" tournament. There's some games from past MGLs that I would've loved to play even if I sucked at them.

    Having said that, just to throw a curveball into the mix, I would be happy to sit out MGL 18 if need be. 4 in a row is probably too much for a comp that is supposed to be for fun and I have noticed some long term players not participating in the last few. Yes this does sound like the ranting of an egomaniac but if me not playing increases numbers then it's a good thing.

    Even if it means missing a Favourites tournament.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RMacauley View Post
      It's so quiet here I'm expecting to see tumbleweeds rolling past.

      The 8 game overlapping format seems to work well. I'd stick with that.

      I like the sound of an "MGL Favourites" tournament. There's some games from past MGLs that I would've loved to play even if I sucked at them.

      Having said that, just to throw a curveball into the mix, I would be happy to sit out MGL 18 if need be. 4 in a row is probably too much for a comp that is supposed to be for fun and I have noticed some long term players not participating in the last few. Yes this does sound like the ranting of an egomaniac but if me not playing increases numbers then it's a good thing.

      Even if it means missing a Favourites tournament.
      I don't think you should sit out. it is all for fun and people shouldn't sit out or not participate because they are more or less skilled. plus if I every win I want to make sure it counts and not just handed to me.

      I like the sound of the favourites also. I have only played the last couple MGL's so either way doesn't bother me but would be nice to play some of the more well known games. would probably attract a few more people into the comp.
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      • #4
        No need to sit out Rob, if you look through the past winners of MGL there are plenty of people (some winners) who don't play any more, it's just the way things go. Guess people get bored with it, burnt out from too many MGLs or life just get's in the way.

        We'll put this off for a few more weeks maybe, I feel myself that I'm getting burnt out both from playing and running it. I think before my time in the MGL that they played two MGLs a year of 12 games each which, I think maybe we are trying to cram too many in now.

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        • #5
          Favorites sound good. Due to all the other games I've been neglecting my all time favorites like Galaga and Gyruss, so bring it on

          I'm happy to go the % score if people want to give it a crack. From the numbers people have thrown up it seems to make little difference in the outcome.

          Rob you have to play. This is about having fun and I don't think anybody cares about being smashed most of the time. In fact I think some of my game play has improved just because we have someone on board who really knows the game.

          Ps Wardner is not a classic game ( in other words don't make me play it, arghhhhhhhh)
          "Beer, it does a belly good!"

          Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Foot View Post
            Ps Wardner is not a classic game ( in other words don't make me play it, arghhhhhhhh)
            Bump 'n Jump is a classic though

            Would love to give Gyruss another shot, love that game and got pipped at the post last time it came up.

            So how do we go about selecting the "favorites" - what is up for nomination, what isn't?

            Do we get a list of favorites and then have a 2nd round of voting to pick the 8 games that the majority want to play? By favorites, I take this as meaning the most popular games - the ones that were in almost every 80's arcade, the games that made the money - e.g. Pac-Man, Galaga etc. etc.

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            • #7
              I'm in for a favourites list or even the CLASSICS, Galaga, Gyruss, Pac-Man, Moon Patrol, Black Tiger, Ghosts and Goblins, Galaxian, Raiden etc
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              • #8
                How about we do something like this - everyone names 10 games, games they consider favorites or classics. Anyone can challenge a game someone suggests - if they've never heard of it, or never saw it in an arcade then we'll look at removing it.

                You are free to nominate a game that someone else has nominated, it will give more weight to the fact that the game is in fact a favorite/classic - but no more weight in the choosing of the game for the MGL, this will still be random.

                The games with the most votes go into the pool of 20 games that can be picked.

                Just a quick suggestion without thinking this through, feel free to add suggestions on how this could be better done.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John73 View Post
                  How about we do something like this - everyone names 10 games, games they consider favorites or classics. Anyone can challenge a game someone suggests - if they've never heard of it, or never saw it in an arcade then we'll look at removing it.

                  You are free to nominate a game that someone else has nominated, it will give more weight to the fact that the game is in fact a favorite/classic - but no more weight in the choosing of the game for the MGL, this will still be random.

                  The games with the most votes go into the pool of 20 games that can be picked.

                  Just a quick suggestion without thinking this through, feel free to add suggestions on how this could be better done.
                  Sounds good to me. Just one thing though.

                  NO BLOODY TIME PILOT!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RMacauley View Post
                    Sounds good to me. Just one thing though.

                    NO BLOODY TIME PILOT!!!!!!
                    Okay here is our first exception to the rule - games which allow excessive leeching, even if allowed by TG as in Time Pilot, can be removed

                    Games which require endurance, i.e. Hyper Olympics using a joystick are allowed, because I want to set a 48hr score and make Rob earn his win

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                    • #11
                      Sounds good, 10 game noms for the win
                      "Beer, it does a belly good!"

                      Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John73 View Post
                        How about we do something like this - everyone names 10 games, games they consider favorites or classics. Anyone can challenge a game someone suggests - if they've never heard of it, or never saw it in an arcade then we'll look at removing it.

                        You are free to nominate a game that someone else has nominated, it will give more weight to the fact that the game is in fact a favorite/classic - but no more weight in the choosing of the game for the MGL, this will still be random.

                        The games with the most votes go into the pool of 20 games that can be picked.

                        Just a quick suggestion without thinking this through, feel free to add suggestions on how this could be better done.
                        Sounds good John
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                        • #13
                          Sounds good to me too.

                          Brad
                          My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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                          • #14
                            Not sure if I will even participate in this one as my wife just had twins so time to play games will be ever so precious for a while

                            Anyway, I was thinking just make it simple and vote for the most popular game from the last 8 MGL's. Just setup 8 polls and go from there. This will then make it more of an MGL Classics Comp rather than a favourites comp...

                            Thoughts?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pelly View Post
                              Not sure if I will even participate in this one as my wife just had twins so time to play games will be ever so precious for a while

                              Anyway, I was thinking just make it simple and vote for the most popular game from the last 8 MGL's. Just setup 8 polls and go from there. This will then make it more of an MGL Classics Comp rather than a favourites comp...

                              Thoughts?
                              Yeah that sounds alright. Congrats on the twins - guess you won't be needing that new DK cab now, I'll give it a good home

                              Sorry to all, haven't got around to doing anything further for MGL 18, moving house last weekend and sick as dog all week from over doing it last weekend. Will try and get something organized next week for the game selection process.

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