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Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« on: June 11, 2013, 11:37:44 PM »
Jourdan, Cat, John, Eric, and I are currently hashing through the official KO3 announcement.

I just wanted to ask you guys if there are any questions that you have at this point about how things will be run, that way I can pass the questions on to them.

Things I have already asked:

1. The big one: The main lineup players will indeed be the TG Top 12, but what exactly counts for Top 12? Just the arcade list, or the union of the arcade and MAME lists? My fear is that they're going to just go with arcade for the sake of simplicity, since Dean, Jeff, and Vincent are all top 12 on the arcade list now, but this would leave a lot of (very notable) MAME-only players out. I'm thinking Ben, Robbie, Phil, and a bunch of others who don't have machines and can only qualify on MAME.

2. Will D2K, Junior, and DK3 cabs be on hand for those of us who wish to put up scores on those games, or will all available Nintendo cabs be converted to DK?

3. Will all scores for the weekend, including the Friday wildcard live-qualify scores, be eligible for TG verification if the player wishes to get onto the TG DK list?

What am I forgetting? You tell me.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 03:30:21 AM »
How many Donkey Kong machines are there going to be?  I know it's presumed 20, but hey it could be more.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 04:41:15 AM »
If a MAME player is in top 12 overall and isn't invited to the Kong Off 3, I'll call BS on that. MAME player has even proven to be as good/if not better than arcade player, even if they don't play on arcade.

And there will be 12 dedicated machine, and Jourdan said there would be at least 10 wild card machines.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 05:06:03 AM »
If a MAME player is in top 12 overall and isn't invited to the Kong Off 3, I'll call BS on that. MAME player has even proven to be as good/if not better than arcade player, even if they don't play on arcade.

I can think of one obvious exception to the BS rule.  The guy's name escapes me at the moment, however.   ;)

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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 05:15:33 AM »
Keep in mind even if it is MAME and Arcade, it has to be TG verified. So, look at the TG MAME list

http://scoreboard.twingalaxies.com/operator.php?gameid=6648&platformid=46&variationid=7721

There isn't any one the list that overlaps into the top 12 arcade that isn't arleady in the top 12 arcade. Don't confuse TG's list with the list here. They probably want submission to their board.

However last year , since the qualification was 1 million, I do think there was a condition where you could live stream your game and also be in:

From Kongoff.com in reference to KO2:
To qualify for a “Dedicated Machine” you must have a verified score of 1 million points or better. If you wish to qualify you must either live stream your game or have it verified by an Aurcade or Twin Galaxies referee.

Either way, getting clarification on the platform to be in the TOP12 will be necessary.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 06:02:08 AM »
What are the cutoff dates for a score to be considered for the KO3? A submitted date would be more helpful than a verified date.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 12:20:58 PM »
Sorry, should have mentioned that: according to the document, the top 12 cutoff is October 25th.

To quote from the document:
"The top 12 Twin Galaxies ranked players, as of 10/25/13 will have their own dedicated machine for gameplay beginning on Saturday. "

So, good question Jeff.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 03:43:40 PM »
If a MAME player is in top 12 overall and isn't invited to the Kong Off 3, I'll call BS on that. MAME player has even proven to be as good/if not better than arcade player, even if they don't play on arcade.

And there will be 12 dedicated machine, and Jourdan said there would be at least 10 wild card machines.

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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 04:52:24 PM »
George: to answer your question, the document says at least 20, but up to 22. They pretty much have to draw a line there for space reasons. The footprint of the event can only be so big.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2013, 02:42:53 AM »
Well, for anybody who hasn't heard yet, we now have word straight from Richie (by way of Ken, tonight in Allen's stream).

Ken was hanging out with Richie and George Riley at California Extreme and George told Richie that the players would not be happy about a top 12 that did not include MAME.

Richie said, basically: "it's my contest, I'm doin it the way I want. Get on an arcade machine if you want a score."

So there you have it! Arcade-only, and you gotta get verified.

Make of this what you will. I have a hundred thoughts about it, but none of them matter. I'm just kinda shrugging and accepting. C'est la vie!
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 02:54:12 AM »
However, he also said: Robbie is almost certainly in, due to the Funspot live score.

Phil will be good for a machine if he can put up a decent score on a cab, whatever that means.

So there's apparently a little bit of wiggling going on here, some very spongy "rules" for qualifying, which is kinda jacked for the people at the bottom of the top 12, but again, it's Richie's gig! Whattaya do?

To sum up: you have to be in the top 12, or not, and get the score on an arcade machine. Or not.
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2013, 03:33:35 AM »
So does TG get egg on its face if a MAME player comes and wins the KO3 via wildcard machine?  Obviously not me, but would that 'upset Richie's master plan for what he wanted to do?'  C'mon up and coming MAME players... maybe it's time for a 'coup'?
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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2013, 07:03:30 AM »
Well, for anybody who hasn't heard yet, we now have word straight from Richie (by way of Ken, tonight in Allen's stream).

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So there you have it! Arcade-only, and you gotta get verified.

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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 07:46:09 AM »
If you want a dedicated arcade cabinet at the Kong Off 3, you have to put up a score on an arcade cabinet. I don't know, it sounds logical to me.

Maybe we can have a few mame computers set up at the back of the 1up for the hi scoring mame players.:)

The top three mame players have scores on arcade as well anyway. Dean, Jeff and Robbie.

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Re: Any Questions About the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 08:16:19 AM »
it is what it is. you all know how i feel about this...but thats not important. ultimately its richies tournament and hes running a business. im going to get my name on one of those fucking machines. whatever it takes, baby 8)