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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 08:47:48 PM »
i had a guy take an 11 hour train ride to get there and the moment he got home he was raving on skype about how he couldnt wait to go back

I am this guy

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2012, 09:23:41 PM »
lol how does it feel to be that guy?
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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 10:26:42 PM »
It feels great. Unless you are sitting next to some 40year old black chick tryna snuggle with you on the way home at 230am.

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 12:25:41 PM »
I tried for the past couple days to come up with a few suggestions.  Honestly its all a stretch.  I couldnt really think of anything major.

-First being seating.  And this has more to do with the attendees than it does the staff.  I really dont know how difficult it is to follow directions.  Pick your seat on the intranet then sit at it when you get to the event.  Sitting in someone elses seat on purpose is outright disrespectful.  Accidentally sitting in someones seat because you genuinely didnt know there was assigned seats and then making a big deal out of it when asked to move is, again, outright disrespectful.  We had a guy drop out at the last second who MIGHT have came.  Due to people switching seats, had he came he wouldnt have had a seat.  Good thing he didnt make it.  I'm sure the staff would have done a good job to accomodate us in some fashion, but it shouldnt have even gotten to that. PAY ATTENTION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS!

-Second being Prize drawing.  I share the same feeling about moving it to Saturday evening.  One person above said they wish there would have been some kind of closing ceremony.  With the prize drawings usually on Sunday morning, it kind of was the closing ceremony in past years.  It also made everyone stay for the entire event.  I noticed alot of people (including us) packed up the night before.

-Third - This goes to Munich and DWRoelands.  I understand where both of you are coming from in regards to outbursts/celebrations.  The key is to do it in moderation, and to still be mindful of your surroundings.  When we won the BF3 tourney out team made a point to NOT yell like lunatics, to NOT shout WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! at the top of our lungs every time we got a kill.  Nobody is expecting anyone to act like they're in a church, but it would be nice to not have people who didnt act like the 13 year old kids we all make fun of from Xbox live.


FITES has become more of a social event than it has a gaming event for me.  Especially with trying to get something off the ground here in Philly.  I only played a little UT3 when we first got there, and pretty much Battlefield3 the remainder of the time.  This is NOT in any part to the way the even is run.  Its just how I tend to utilize the event these days.

The only thing I wish you guys would really do is have MOAR events, and BIGGER ones.  But from my understanding, thats in the works, and I'm looking forward to it.

thanks for another great event.
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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 02:16:28 PM »
-Third - This goes to Munich and DWRoelands.  I understand where both of you are coming from in regards to outbursts/celebrations.  The key is to do it in moderation, and to still be mindful of your surroundings.  When we won the BF3 tourney out team made a point to NOT yell like lunatics, to NOT shout WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! at the top of our lungs every time we got a kill.  Nobody is expecting anyone to act like they're in a church, but it would be nice to not have people who didnt act like the 13 year old kids we all make fun of from Xbox live.

During the first round....that may have been me screaming out.  Mainly because that first round was pure adrenaline and the rounds were soooooo close.  I thought it was appropriate that I express my joy in winning the first of the two rounds.  Very VERY intense game.  Otherwise, i did not express my satisfaction after every kill.  That is all.  :)
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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2012, 02:44:06 PM »
During the first round....that may have been me screaming out.  Mainly because that first round was pure adrenaline and the rounds were soooooo close.  I thought it was appropriate that I express my joy in winning the first of the two rounds.  Very VERY intense game.  Otherwise, i did not express my satisfaction after every kill.  That is all.  :)

Not directed toward you at all.  I didnt even noticed any yelling from your team after the first round of the BF3 tournament.  You guys were quite classy even after winning a round by 2 tickets.  I was crapping my pants just WATCHING over Czar and Jack's shoulders.  I could only imagine what was going through your team's heads!  It was insane.

I was talking about some one/thing completely different, as I'm sure DWRoelands was as well.
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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2012, 03:21:01 PM »
...thats right i still love you vitality folks even tho you steam rolled us in BF3.
:urock:

I was crapping my pants just WATCHING over Czar and Jack's shoulders.  I could only imagine what was going through your team's heads!  It was insane.
I was standing right beside krakah and couldn't have said it better myself.  Jack regained an objective to give you guys the 2/3 lead and they started bleeding tickets, it was literally down to 1-0... so amazing! P.S. - decepticon, I never met you! :(

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 03:38:28 PM »
Please just walk away. I don't want to have to stand here and say something so awesome that I'll have to remember it the rest of the day. Thank you!

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 03:43:31 PM »
That's Mr. Deception to you.

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012, 03:44:43 PM »
For those curious type folks....damn you all sucked down some interwebs!
Please just walk away. I don't want to have to stand here and say something so awesome that I'll have to remember it the rest of the day. Thank you!

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2012, 06:32:58 PM »
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really if you cant take that word you dont belong at a lan party, its a video game and people will say the word.

I will never understand the mentality of guys who defend rape jokes.  But hey, rape is hi-larious, right?

One of the event organizers wondered aloud why more women don't show up at FITES events.  I offered my opinion as to why that might be.  You're free to disagree.

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2012, 06:39:11 PM »
Thank you for stepping up on that one DWR.

Peeps need to understand there is a Webster definition and the urban dictionary definition. A lot of gamers first thought goes to the urban, but most women I know go Webster on that word.


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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2012, 07:00:57 PM »
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really if you cant take that word you dont belong at a lan party, its a video game and people will say the word.

I will never understand the mentality of guys who defend rape jokes.  But hey, rape is hi-larious, right?

One of the event organizers wondered aloud why more women don't show up at FITES events.  I offered my opinion as to why that might be.  You're free to disagree.
To be honest, I highly doubt that is the reason why more women do not come to lans.  I think it's because the ratio of hardcore male to women gamers is somewhere around 50:1.  If you have a problem with someone saying they got raped in a game when the connotation is them getting 'rolled'...that's your hangup.  It's been used in the gamer world for many a year now by men and women.

As far as censoring attendees...that's not gonna happen unless under extreme circumstances.  Such as: direct threats and sincere insults that are racial or threatening in manner.
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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2012, 07:50:56 PM »
That BF3 round was the most intense I've ever played and the most fun!

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Re: FITES 2012 Final Thoughts
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2012, 08:26:09 PM »
One thing I did forget....

Where were the fans this year??  Saturday night it got EXTREMELY hot in there. 

Though it coulda just been me ;)  *nudge nudge*
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