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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2010, 05:09:49 PM »
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2010, 08:08:23 PM »
I did see this post and wanted to offer any apologies where the staff may have made oversights that could have major negative effects on the FITES event.  The staff makes every effort to please the group in whole.  This requires a ton of planning and many hours of dedication.  It's almost a second job.  Because of the planning involvement, some details do get overlooked prior to the event.  This is why we ask for feedback from the attendees.  Feedback gives FITES the ability to review suggestions and adjust where felt required.  Unfortunately, we cannot fix everything because there is not enough time and larger issues come to the front.  Speaking on behalf of the staff, I truly wish everyone had a spectacular experience and thank you for your feedback.  Speaking solely for myself, thank you to all the gamers and staff because you made this LAN enjoyable and a great sense of gratification knowing the fun that was had.




The CSS tourney however was run poorly, had to wait for a bit to get everything lived up, the admin did not even watch the finals, as after a server glitch, we needed to run up and get him to quit a game to restart the server, it seems if the guy wanted to be a CSS admin, at least he could be interested in the finals for CSS. also we heard complaints when we wanted to switch maps on the finals, when it really had no bearing time wise on the other tournaments. The set up was fine, but the way they explained how they wanted to have the tourney be quicker, and didn't even use quicker round settings was weird to me.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2010, 10:19:35 PM »
It just seemed like a few staffers were being negative about the effect CSS had on the whole event, how it took longer, the fact that we changed maps after the first final map

I just liked to play, I like to win, I like to be competitive.

Honestly, 98% of the staffers were nice and appreciative and did not have that "high horse" mentality where they think they are above the other lanners.

We had won the previous CSS tourney, and besides the fact that the tournament constraints were weird, it was quite enjoyable, my clanmates felt that this year's CSS was more "work" than the last year, because with 6v6, it was somewhat enjoyable on the "fites" factor.

It just seemed to me like the person running the CSS tourney really just volunteered because he got the short straw of the staff list, and had little idea even about playing CSS, let alone running a tourney.

I really didn't do any talking or lecturing to the staff, because I thought everyone else did anyway. Honestly though, the other rounds besides the final went relatively smoothly, and you guys do a great job working the event

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2010, 12:13:30 AM »
I had fun, and thanks for the little memento Czar. I will be sure to keep that staff tag for the next event. From Vin ripping his underwear off and witnessing some bro-mance in the last few hours of the event (Czar knows what I am talking about) it was a event I will definitely remember. I would also like to thank the rest of the 6FR COD4 team. Definitely need to defend the title next year. Sorry about the friendly fire. Really Broken I didn't mean to shoot you in the back of the head.

But on a serious note, it seems that after event I get so messed up the next day. I woke up today with all the muscles in my torso in pain. And somehow I lost the ability to chew my own food today. Most like my damn wisdom tooth. I am really thinking of getting a gaming laptop just so I don't have to lug that black beast around. Not that I couldn't fit it in the car to begin with. I am looking forward to the next one.
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2010, 12:40:22 AM »
It just seemed to me like the person running the CSS tourney really just volunteered because he got the short straw of the staff list, and had little idea even about playing CSS, let alone running a tourney.

Posts such as this one is why you have the following from fellow staff members

"It just seemed like a few staffers were being negative about the effect CSS had on the whole event"

Problems which were discussed to the tourney admin (ie issues with the tix rate) were resolved before the event which made it a non-factor for the tournament. Please note however the solutions given were not as simple as suggested (server settings needed to be changed along with the increased MMCSS by running WMP to achieve the 100 tix rate desired). I feel the other issue (the re-ready script after the server glitch in the final) should hardly nullify the entire tournament as a failure which is what you are suggesting. This was the only "major" hiccup that occurred during the entire tournament. Regardless the tourney master should of been made aware immediately (yelling across a 200ft banquet hall in hopes someone hears you does not count) of any problems during the tournament so they can be fixed as they occur (this was in effect and used by the other participants throughout the LAN). Constant negative feedback about the tournament and staff throughout the event directly contributed to the negative outlook FITES staff may of had on the CS:S tournament (fellow attendees were discussing this with us after the event). Discussions with other CS:S participants lead to very positive feedback when asked. I do apologize for the time delay in the finals of the tournament because of the server glitch. It's my hope that we can fix these technicalities to ensure we run a smooth event in the future.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2010, 08:07:03 AM »
I used to be a CSS god... I have forsaken the CSS universe. I personally refuse to run CSS servers as so many years of doing so has left me jaded and burnt out to the game.

I will say that those running CSS were much more forgiving and tolerant then I, or many of the other CSS tournament admin's I have encountered over the years would have been. I have seen teams DQ'd for less in the behavior, sportsmanship, and conduct department. I am not going to name names, but you know who you are. Count your blessings that the primadonna attitudes were taken in stride and that you had as gracious an admin as you had. In most of the CSS tourneys I have been in over the years, such conduct would have resulted in disciplinary action if not disqualification. Like I said, I wasn't running that tournament and I was there to help, which I did, despite my knowledge of certain individuals behaviors. The CSS format is meant to allow max fun in the time allowed in a different format from CAL or TWL. I would be happy to support more rigid tournament rules for the next event if CSS is on the list, but bear in mind, that I would expect more rigid rules on your behaviors during that tournament as well.


(Drew you mentioned the attitudes in your earlier post, but this isnt directed at you. I am commenting on various remarks I heard in certain locations during the course of the lan. Your post merely reminded me to comment) I am fine with suggestions in the format department, but after what I saw in the behavior of some (again I stress some not all), to see suggestions that the very people being tolerant of the primadonnas were undermining the end game hits a bit close to home.  Dont take CSS to seriously or you wont get out alive.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2010, 08:10:33 AM »
OMG people...IT'S......A......GAME. 
That's Mr. Deception to you.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2010, 08:22:24 AM »
OMG people...IT'S......A......GAME. 

Quoted for f*cking truth.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2010, 08:28:41 AM »
yep, I should have been a little more clear, the rest of the CSS tourney felt fine, i don't think it was a failure

You guys ran it great last year, I would rate last year a 9 and this year a 6 or a 7 for the CSS tourney

9.5 for the lan as a whole

Again, I am not trying to create any bad vibes, just probably letting you know of stuff that you probably knew about anyway

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2010, 08:53:51 AM »
OMG people...IT'S......A......GAME. 

Quoted for f*cking truth.

I agree 100% here.  I actually participated during the CS:S tournament and while the timing was off (the first round server kill was 3 matches late and the other one was kinda off) I enjoyed myself.  Oh and I had my butt pretty literally handed back to me as well as the rest of my team but that's what happens with inexperience. :p

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2010, 01:05:39 PM »
.... Regardless the tourney master should of been made aware immediately (yelling across a 200ft banquet hall in hopes someone hears you does not count) of any problems during the tournament so they can be fixed as they occur (this was in effect and used by the other participants throughout the LAN)....

A possible suggestion could be assigning a staff member to monitor each team and act as a proxy between the team and the tourney master. That way a team doesn't have to yell or run across a 200ft banquet hall to get a possible problem resolved or at least heard.

The biggest problem I saw with the tournaments were machine specific. Team members machines crashing or being kicked by PB while in the tournaments . Obviously these issues aren't FITES problems but the participants.  What may help a little with this is to have a tourney server(s) up and running public before the tournament running a rotation of the maps used in the tournaments. People could get some practice in on the maps,  which helps those of us that don't play every day. And hopefully if would reveal any software issues before the tourney begins.

Overall really no complaints.  It was fun.  8)
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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2010, 01:14:53 PM »
I tried to email all of you guys to thank the staff, but half the addresses got bounced back. So I will just post it here!

To all the staff and volunteers involved in FITES 2010 LAN... THANK YOU!! This was my first LAN and definitely won’t be my last thanks to all of you. I can’t imagine what it takes to plan, prepare and produce something like this. But every one of you did an amazing job! All of you had great personality and energy that really made this event enjoyable! I am psyched for next year’s party already  :2thumbsup:

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2010, 01:08:55 PM »
I encountered some issues with my PC when I arrived back home.

After I set the rig back up, I powered it up and it appeared fine.  While the windows Desktop was up, I plugged in my 5.1 surround sound system into my sound card.  My speakers nearly exploded and my computer blue screened with this error.

"SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX"

I quickly killed the power and disconnected the speaker cables.  I opened the case up and saw that the PCI lock on my X-FI Extreme Gamer card had released and my sound card was only inserted on one side. Upon reseating the card and reconnecting the cables, I realized that all my speakers were not working correctly.

After two hours of swapping cables and screwing with the 2 Channel/4.1/5.1 selector switch, I realized the extent of the damage.

All the speakers worked correctly, HOWEVER...

When set to 2 Channel, all the speakers emitted sound.
When set to 4.1, only two speakers emit sound (out of 5 and the sub)
When set to 5.1, only two speakers and the sub worked.

Yet oddly enough, my sound card is working, I verified this by trying out the onboard sound card which supports 5.1 and the results were exactly the same.  I called Logitech (They were X-5300e sound system).  Even though it was out of warranty for over a year, they offered me a 50% discount on their X-5500 system which costs more then 250 dollars more then my original system.

I said f*ck yeah and I'm about to mail them my defunct sound system.

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2010, 01:23:21 PM »
It seems that whenever I bring my pc home from a lan, something screws up. This time, one of my 120mm fans died. First it started with the "wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh"... then it got louder and more scrapey. Then just stopped altogether. Fun!

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Re: This past weekend -- Fites 200
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2010, 01:26:01 PM »
This lan made my mind up... I am buying a Laptop as soon as one of the new G73Jh-A2's comes into stock on new egg. I am sick of carrying my beast of a machine around. I will just make a screen saver of it for LANS and use the laptop.
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What if bodies just had random errors like computers do?
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What kind of Fudgeing computer errors are you getting?