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Offline ChrisP

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Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:44:38 AM »
Yes, no, or maybe?

I don't wanna do this as a poll because I want to know where every specific person is at this point.

Me: YES (so long as there's no major disaster or issue)

Got my flights selected and my hotel picked out! Haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I'm gonna do it soon.

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Responses:
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YES (or expressing strong intent)
Chris P.
Daniel Desjardins
Ethan Daniels
Ben Falls
Jeff Harrist
Mitchell Elliott
Craig Ziegler
Svavar Gunnar Gunnarson
Jeff Wolfe
Vincent
Hank
Jeremy Young
Katie Young
Allen Staal
Steve Wiltshire

MAYBE (decidedly on the fence)
Mike G (leaning yes)
Shaun Boyd
Corey Chambers
Scott Cunningham
Steve Wagner

NO (definite or better than 75% chance)
Jon McKinnell
George Riley
Brain Allen
Martin Laing

ASSUMED YES
(this list is long, I'll get to it later)
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 04:41:21 PM by ChrisP »
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 01:53:52 AM »
Honestly it kinda depends on how everything plays out. How Jordan/Richie handle the top 12.

I'm leaning towards yes. I was at KO2 as a wildcard last year and it was a lot of fun.

I'll be submitting my 1,023,600 officially, and I'll still have 3 hours of TG video review time to use up within a year...so if my current best doesn't get me into the top 12 I'll be trying for a higher score.

It would be great for all of us if TG would explain how they're handling the top 12.
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 07:11:39 AM »
My intention is to go at this time. The Top 12 thing is starting to be the elephant in the room at this point. Everyone on the "DK" community seems to be behind the Top 12 Arcade/M.A.M.E combined setup with the higher of your 2 scores being the one that is counted.

Since it's not been made clear it could be just Top 12 Arcade scores (Which means Dean Saglio and Jeff Wilms both would have been left out of the dedicate machine scenario at KO2 folks and would they have come and played Wildcard?!?! Heck with the no restart rule its entirely possible they could have both missed Sundays cut just saying since they would have only had 3 games to play period)

Since these WC qualifiers are both Arcade and MAME my hope is the top 12 is the same but that is something for Jourdan and Richie to decide. I want to hang out and have a good time but would like to play also as its a lotta money to just chill ;)
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 07:31:55 AM »
Yeah, I don't know a single person in this community that supports an Arcade Only policy for the KO3. I would like to think there would be some kind of mutiny if they go in that direction because Donkey Kong is owned by the players and our community not a for-profit organization that is charging us money to jump through its hoops. Heck we could just start having our own Kong Off so we can get the best Arcade/Mame players. I am not going at this point due to time and money constraints. It has been a stretch just to get the arcade machine and a new laptop to stream better. If for some reason this changes and the wife is ok with the visit to Colorado then maybe I will be there. Though if they do Arcade Only, then I may not come even if I could. That would just be wrong! Vince was invited to the first KO because he got over a million on Mame and put up a killscreen there. And then Dean and Jeff both got 1st and 2nd in the KO2 and they were both Mame players. There is no justification for any mame exclusions for the KO3 because it is based on skill. We want the real top 12 going at it, not just what people pay for, or what fits into a for-profit's marketing scheme. That would be an unforgivable sin against the community.

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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 07:38:02 AM »
im not going to say No this early, but im very unlikey to be going...

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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 08:19:13 AM »
Maybe.

I want to go, but I'm getting married in 18 days and basically all of this year's spending money has been dumped into the wedding.

We'll see when the time comes. There are a few factors involved. (spare $$$, cost of flight/hotel, if I'm still in the dedicated machine ranks, etc)
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 11:29:24 AM »
yes
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 11:33:35 AM »
I am planning on it.
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 02:47:31 PM »
The travel will definitely be a much bigger deal for the European players.

I have to be honest: one of my purposes in this thread is to figure out who I'm dealing with in terms of competition.  ;D It would be nice to meet them, but on the other hand, it will be easier for me and all the wildcards to not have to fight through guys like Jon and Svavar!

As for you Ben, you're coming and it's not optional.
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 02:58:19 PM »
I'll be there.

Somebody's gotta be the bubble boy.   ::)
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 03:20:12 PM »
Yer.
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 03:49:41 PM »
Jeff, you really only bubbled this weekend "on paper." In reality, you were effectively in the money.

Check it out:

Phil Tudose: 1,051,600 - - - - - In the top 12 now (if there's any justice in the world)
Jeff Wolfe: 997,800
Corey Chambers: 964,500 - - - - - Will not be attending
Ben Falls: 869,100  - - - - - Gonna be in the top 12 by KO3 (probably)
Robbie Lakeman: 851,300
John McKinnel: 753,600  - - - - - Sounds like he will not be attending
Chris Psaros: 696,800
Dan Desjardins: 688,600
--------That's only 4! Which opens the "effective top 8" to...---------------------------------------
Jeff Harrist: 678,200
Brian Allen: 637,800
Shane Mosher: 637,400
Ethan Daniels: 605,900
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7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 04:22:48 PM »
I know it's way too early to call anything yet. I just thought it was ironic since I was the Wildcard bubble boy at KO2.
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 04:37:17 PM »
There is a very good chance I won't be going.  I made my goal of attending at least one of these when I went last year, and for me that's good enough. 8)
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Re: Are you going to the Kong Off 3?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 04:43:31 PM »
I live only 10 minutes away from the 1up...so I hope I can make it.
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