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Title: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on August 23, 2013, 06:05:20 AM
NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP (NEC XIV) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th -- IN Essington Pa., right outside of Philly

NECXIV will be sponsored by:

Big E Gaming
Philadelphia PA 19143
www.bigegaming.com

Team Sp00ky
201 Battery Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
http://www.facebook.com/l/e7c04TX1DyfvwzC58TPI8e7WPiQ
http://iplaywinner.com/


Madcatz and Markman
http://www.madcatz.com/

Team TFC


DATE:
12/6/2013 – 12/8/2013

LOCATION:

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
(Has 2500 Sq ft more than the holiday inn, in the main ballroom.)

76 Industrial Highway, Essington Pa 19029

Located 1 mile outside of Philadelphia and 1 mile away from the Philadelphia International Airport.(free shuttle to the airport and harrah's casino)

This hotel is about 10mins away from the Sheraton Suites.

Hotel Room Discount: Call this number – (610)521-9600 and ask for NEC Philly for the discount rate.
$99 per night plus tax.

STREAM: (Main)
Will be streamed by none other than the infamous Team Sp00ky! The stream can be found here--http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky

2nd stream-- Bifuteki: www.twitch.tv/Bifuteki.com

3rd Stream--?

4th Stream--?


CONTACT:

Big E
(267)-231-8996
Eric2necphilly@yahoo.com

VP--Zack/Kattermari
(201)-650-1318
kattermari@gmail.com

VP--Rob Hubbs
(610) 573-8305
hubbsdoctor@gmail.com

REGISTRATION/FEES:
Online Venue Pre-Registration: $35
www.bigegaming.com
Pre-reg will be up after TFC.


At The Door Venue Registration: $50--(please pre-reg online)

Spectator Fee: $20

Pre-order your NEC XIVT-shirts
Link coming soon

Special Announcement: 1 coming soon.


Special announcement: 2 & 3 coming soon.

Big Friday Night tournament will be announced In the next few weeks.

GAME RULES:

Unless otherwise stated all console tournaments will be played on Xbox 360(SfXT,umvc3,INJ and 2012) everything else will be ps3


Team tournaments are single match the entire tournament including all finals matches.


SCHEDULE:

Saturday 12/07/13

Team Tournaments:

SSF4:AE teams 3v3 -tbd- $30 per team

UMvc3 3v3 -- tbd -- $30 per team

3S:OE 3v3 -- tbd

DOAU-- 2v2-- tbd -- $20 per team

SfXt--2v2- 3pm - $20 per team

More to come

Friday 12/6/2013

Special Event



SATURDAY 12/7/2013

Singles Tournaments:

SSF4:AE -- tbd -- $10 -- will continue Sunday--360-

UMvC3 -- tbd -- $10 – will continue Sunday--360- (half the pools will start Saturday and the 2nd half will start sunday at 11am)

Injustice -- tbd -- $10 --360

Killer Instinct -- tbd -- $10

MK9 – tbd -- $10--ps3--

SC5 – tbd -- $10 (top 8 sunday)--ps3--

TTT2 – tbd --start time -- $10 (top 8 Sunday)--ps3--

P4A -- tbd-- start time -- $10--Ps3-

BB – tbd - start time -- $10--ps3--

GGAR– tbd-- start time --$10-- ps3

DOAU -- tbd-- $10 -- Ps3-


SUNDAY 12/8/2013

SSF4: 2012-- continued from Saturday – tbd

UMvC3 – continued from Saturday –

KOF13-- tbd --Start time--$10--ps3

ST -- tbd-- start time --$10

SfXTekken -- tbd--start time--$10

SG -- tbd -- $10-ps3

MB:AA – TBD-- start time -- $10--

AH3--TBD-- start time-- $10 entry fee--ps3

3S:OE – tbd-start time -- $10--ps3--

CvS2 – TBD-- $2 – PS2

UMK3 – TBD -- $5

A3/A2--TBD--$2

CE -- tbd--$2

I will also be adding more games to this list in the next few weeks.

I want this to be the BEST NEC ever but i can only do it with the players help. There will be food and drinks available to purchase for cheap.


I HOPE TO SEE ALL THE REAL PLAYERS HERE.
SOMETHING NEW

NEC XIV will be helping out the local community by having a CAN DRIVE ... so bring canned food and non-perishable foods for donation ... let's show the rest of the community that we do more than play fighting games all day everyday!

WORD TO THE WISE

Keep the negativity at home. We’re all here to have a good weekend with such an amazing community.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on August 23, 2013, 06:05:57 AM
Can I get a stickily please. 
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tonberry on August 23, 2013, 10:57:16 AM
MB:AA – TBD-- start time -- $10--Ps3

If only.... :'(
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Dusk Thanatos on August 23, 2013, 11:16:12 AM
MB:AA – TBD-- start time -- $10--Ps3

If only.... :'(

He clearly meant UNiB

go wreck 'em with that Yuzu, free first place unless some Linne can infinite you out  :laffo:

also, FINGERS CROSSED MAYBE I'LL HAVE A JOB AND MONEY AND I'LL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO GO TO NEC THIS YEAR
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on August 23, 2013, 02:25:24 PM
You guys know how it is with the initial list, there's always something goofy on it.
I'll get rolling with this after TFC
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Dipstick on August 23, 2013, 06:22:56 PM
MB:AA – TBD-- start time -- $10--Ps3

If only.... :'(
BIG E KNOWS THE TRUTH!!! I BELIEVE!!!

or it's just an error and MB is stuck on PC forever. :emo:

Me and my fat ass will be there. Three days?!? Too good. I wonder if Stickbug is running the Copacabana gathering again; that was gdlk last year.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on August 27, 2013, 04:46:46 AM
Sorry about guys I will fix it when I get back from NC today. 
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on August 28, 2013, 04:40:39 AM
Please book your rooms ASAP.

Hotel Room Discount: Call this number – (610)521-9600 and ask for NEC Philly for the discount rate.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on September 10, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

76 Industrial Highway, Essington Pa 19029

Please everyone you HAVE TO USE THIS NUMBER TO GET THE GROUP DISCOUNT FOR NEC 14.

Please book your rooms ASAP.

Hotel Room Discount: Call this number – (610)521-9600 and ask for NEC Philly for the discount rate. ($99.99 per night plus tax)
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on September 22, 2013, 02:02:03 PM
Where is the hype. 
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on September 22, 2013, 06:04:59 PM
It seems that the hype tends to happen outside of this thread, doesn't help that we haven't been able to do a live stream the past few times. And a few other reasons.

I still intend to be there, my system is stream capable should we have a viable connection.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: dumba989 on September 23, 2013, 07:46:21 AM
EDIT: Can we do 2v2 teams on Saturday & Singles on Sunday like at NECXII? I think that was the best way in terms of scheduling & everyone being able to play as many games as possible plus teams is always hype. Also I can bring a laptop if needed as well so just let me know
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on September 24, 2013, 11:47:21 PM
EDIT: Can we do 2v2 teams on Saturday & Singles on Sunday like at NECXII? I think that was the best way in terms of scheduling & everyone being able to play as many games as possible plus teams is always hype.
I have no problem running teams as long as we have enough teams. Sadly entry has been dwindling badly for mb over the last few philly majors.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: PWS on September 25, 2013, 06:33:01 AM
Teams first is the best way to do it imo. In my experience, the other way around, folks wander off or lose interest after singles. Teams usually are fun/hype exp and can work well to build up to the main event. Otherwise, "teams if we have time" usually means teams doesn't happen.

I may be going, not sure yet. If a group from NC is heading up, it's pretty likely.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on October 04, 2013, 09:13:01 AM
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
(Has 2500 Sq ft more than the holiday inn, in the main ballroom.)

76 Industrial Highway, Essington Pa 19029

Located 1 mile outside of Philadelphia and 1 mile away from the Philadelphia International Airport.(free shuttle to the airport and harrah's casino)

This hotel is about 10mins away from the Sheraton Suites.

123 rooms gone so far.

Hotel Discount: PLEASE HURRY UP AND BOOK YOUR ROOMS.

Hotel Room Discount: Call this number – (610)521-9600 and ask for NEC Philly for the discount rate.
($99.99 per night plus tax)

http://bigegaming.com/pre-registration/

http://bigegaming.com/pre-registration/
bigegaming.com
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: mizuki on October 05, 2013, 01:06:50 PM
I'll be there like always, even if we don't sponsor the event.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on November 06, 2013, 12:29:01 PM
Ok everyone time for the BAD news.

THERE ARE ONLY 15 rooms left per night at the Clarion, this year home of Nec 14.

THERE IS NOTHING I WILL BE ABLE TO DO FOR YOU AFTER THE
ROOMS ARE GONE.

NOTHING. NOT ONE DAMN THING.

They will NOT charge your card to reserve a room.

Ok everyone please call this person if your trying to get a room at the Nec 14 hotel.

Audrey Gildea
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
76 Industrial Airport
Essington, PA 19029
(610)521-9600 x1172
610-595-3519 - Fax
E-mail: agildea@clarionphl.com

Best if they call between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. If your calling outside of these time frames just leave her a message it will be returned within 24 hours.

Sorry about this everyone. But this will help a lot.

Please call her to book your rooms ASAP. — with Tom Lee.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on November 13, 2013, 07:21:04 AM
Okay guys. I need serious responses here.
Who will enter teams if I run teams?
Another way to put that: Who that is confirmed for NEC will be entering teams?
If the interest isn't there, I'll just run singles, and free up space for another game. I need to get an accurate gauge here. Post up if you're confirmed for NEC and want teams too
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tonberry on November 13, 2013, 01:40:29 PM
Teams is always fu,; I'll enter if it's run.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Dipstick on November 13, 2013, 02:36:43 PM
My willingness to enter teams is directly tied to how drunk I end up. Honestly, I would enter if it's there (and someone's dumb enough to team with me), but if you think the resources would be better used to run a tournament for something like Phantom Breaker Extra or Blue Breaker Burst, that's understandable.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on November 13, 2013, 10:55:40 PM
(and someone's dumb enough to team with me)
Random teams, dawg
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on November 15, 2013, 01:08:49 PM
Ok everyone I just opened up a block at the Wyndham Hotel $99 plus tax, this hotel is only a half block away. Here is the link.:
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/pennsylvania/essington/wyndham-garden-philadelphia-airport/hotel-overview?page=hotel-overview&hotel_id=PHLAP&group_code=12066750BI&ref_id=WYNDHAMCORP
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Zaelar on November 16, 2013, 03:11:17 AM
Random teams, dawg

Interest.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on November 19, 2013, 10:29:09 AM
Also! We can stream some of Melty as long as someone gives me a laptop with HDMI out that is still useable as a setup while we stream.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: BigE on November 24, 2013, 11:31:12 AM
You have 1 more day to pre-reg online.

Help us out.

http://bigegaming.com/
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on December 01, 2013, 06:26:38 PM
Hey guys,

Can I get some confirmation on setups for the Melty tournament? I want laptops for this, preferably 3 of them. For streaming top 4, we'll also need a laptop with HDMI output.

Can anyone who is going post back if you are going to be bringing a setup we can use for the tournament?

1. Cookie (No HDMI Out)
2. LivingShadow (Has HDMI Out)
3. SuperScience890 (Has HDMI Out)
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: cookie` on December 02, 2013, 03:27:11 PM
I will be bringing a laptop with Melty on it, and I have no problem letting it be used for the tournament.

it does not have an HDMI output on it though, someone else is going to have to provide a streamable PC
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on December 02, 2013, 03:29:37 PM
Thanks Cookie! That's one!
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 04, 2013, 02:25:34 PM
My Comp has HDMI out and I'll be bringing it for the tournament.

Need to get my Nero practice on.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on December 04, 2013, 04:41:39 PM
Thanks LivingShadow! Added you too!
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: superscience890 on December 04, 2013, 09:29:12 PM
I can bring a laptop too!  It also has HDMI out so that's a possibility too.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on December 05, 2013, 07:26:54 AM
Thanks guys! Think we're all set now! Just make sure to stop by the anime room early on Saturday morning and introduce yourself to me if we haven't met!
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: nadakaineko on December 06, 2013, 10:07:15 AM
Just a reminder that we want to start sign-ups for this as soon as possible. We'll keep you guys updated but we're aiming to start sign-ups at noon and take them until 1 or 1:30PM.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 06, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
What will be the link of the stream?

Good event for you guys.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tonberry on December 08, 2013, 10:09:16 PM
What will be the link of the stream?

Good event for you guys.

There was no stream :(.  Replays got recorded on all the setups though and hopefully they get posted soon  8-)
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 08, 2013, 10:14:32 PM
What will be the link of the stream?

Good event for you guys.

There was no stream :(.  Replays got recorded on all the setups though and hopefully they get posted soon  8-)

Thank you Tonberry!

Looking forward to it! =D
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: KFL on December 09, 2013, 09:32:52 AM
Are the brackets posted anywhere? I wanna see how the SoCal players did.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 09, 2013, 07:10:53 PM
Replays 1
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 09, 2013, 07:11:49 PM
Replays 2
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 09, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
Replays 3

I don't have the replays from the fourth setup, you'll have to pester whoever that desktop belonged to for them.

Not all of the matches were captured as replays but I got as many as I could round up. Don't know if I'm going to stream this time, may depend on the demand and how sour I am by the weekend.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 10, 2013, 11:46:05 AM
Are the brackets posted anywhere? I wanna see how the SoCal players did.
Seconded. I wanna see the overal results though.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on December 10, 2013, 02:44:41 PM
I'll post up results when I unpack my laptop, as well as the brackets.

The reason that top 4 were not streamed was because one of the players in top 4 wanted/needed to head out for the day so he wanted to just play it out off stream.

I know there was an (unneeded) comment directed towards my streamer that we "do not do enough for melty". Please take into account that we have poured a lot of time into running melty. We both have. More than almost the entire playing community right now. So before anyone (not going to call anyone out) points their fingers at us, look inward and see if you've been putting work in- not just at majors.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 14, 2013, 10:59:07 AM
I will be doing the restream, but it will be next week. I have things I need to take care of this week.

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 17, 2013, 06:29:14 AM
People want to know NEC's MB results...
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on December 17, 2013, 10:49:48 AM
People want to know NEC's MB results...
If you want something don't be passive aggressive about it. I've had finals and a whole fuckton of school work to do, sorry about the delay. Here Are the results:
1: Tonberry
2: Lord Knight
3: Ehrik
4: Rayza
5: Fox
5: Rover Ruckus
7: LPT
7: Bellreisa
9: Master Chibi
9: Bill307
9: DJ Cream
9: Mindgame
13: Malik
13: Rei
13: Chrono Reyer
13: Airthrows
17: True Gunnershadow
17: WYVERN LORD
17: The 505
17: Zero
17: Motoh
17: Numakie
17: Furok
17: Living Shadow
25: JohnerX
25: WAM Liberation Maiden
25: BunniesfromHell
25: EPI

Brackets: http://i.imgur.com/FcR4Nyu.gif

Thanks to everyone who came out, I have news to post about the future of melty at my tournaments but i'll save that for when I have my head entirely sorted on it (tl;dr it doesn't look good)
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 19, 2013, 10:49:23 PM
I'm setting the stream to start at around 2:30pm EST. I will be going through matches in order of recording since there are no brackets.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Zaelar on December 20, 2013, 02:55:56 AM
Brackets: http://i.imgur.com/FcR4Nyu.gif

It took a lot of work to get that for you.  I had to copy AND paste.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 20, 2013, 01:49:25 PM
 :slowpoke:

Yeah, I don't know how I missed that. I'll chalk that up to being half asleep when I posted.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 21, 2013, 09:17:19 AM
it seems most of the top8 matches are missing

who the fuck still didnt post the replays or it wasnt saved?
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Dipstick on December 21, 2013, 11:04:25 AM
it seems most of the top8 matches are missing

who the fuck still didnt post the replays or it wasnt saved?
All of those matches were run on Rayza's desktop, and no one has uploaded those replays yet.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Cristu on December 21, 2013, 12:07:20 PM
it seems most of the top8 matches are missing

who the fuck still didnt post the replays or it wasnt saved?
All of those matches were run on Rayza's desktop, and no one has uploaded those replays yet.
Wow, what's going on guys? If you guys think no one is interested in your scene, you're terribly wrong. Since NEC is said to be your biggest event, I know a bunch of players who are really interested in it, myself included (and probably lots of players from US too who couldnt go or have a potential crush on MB). But if it takes long people will just forget about it. Actually I think it's already too late. Please be more agile next time. The scene wont get better known at this rate. I guess I'm just stating the obvious, but sometimes it can be handy.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: LivingShadow on December 21, 2013, 12:28:05 PM
This is why I'm attempting to get on it, I know that the stream gets people hype for the game in general. Which is why I'm doing the restream, better than nothing.

It seems that I need to see about organizing things a little more.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tigre on December 22, 2013, 04:23:52 PM
The scene wont get better known at this rate.
The scene doesn't need to be "better known" anymore. The og melty players worked their asses off to get the game to EVO. This game has been a main stage game at EVO before. Pretty much anyone you ask at a tournament will be able to tell you at least something about the game. A lot of players seem to think that the game just deserves to be run for some reason, when nothing else is being done with the game. Barely any content is being produced for the game, I see socal post about sessions and a few other isolated communities in NA posting about sessions, I don't see any in the northeast. I have a god damned venue in Philly that charges no venue fee and I haven't seen melty played there since the last tournament I ran.

The problem is that nothing happens with this game on a local level. I saw a lot of slop at NEC. I don't see any local tournaments going on except for when myself or tsb runs it and even then it doesn't happen a lot of times because of equipment not being supplied. If melty wants to survive this needs to change. This has nothing to do with "hype". This has everything to do with players actually improving and playing their game on a regular basis. Running majors where half of the people who entered haven't practiced is not "hype". I know that a player who got top 3 doesn't even practice this game anymore. Why are players losing to that? Why is Tenryo, one man putting in more effort to represent his game than all of EC melty?

So I'm done running melty at majors for now. I will revisit this situation if one of three things happen.
A.)UNIB comes out on console
B.)Melty HD comes out  :laffo:
C.)The community puts in a serious effort to represent their game.

A and B are pretty self explanatory. A console release is much easier to maintain for a community. UNI is a fresh start, and maybe Melty HD will bring back that hunger that the old players had.

C is the one that I really really want to see, but I'm somewhat hesitant will happen. This is a complicated issue, you can't buy the game, it's pc only, lugging around pcs sucks, the community has gotten lazy. Those are all valid concerns here. I really appreciate everyone who has supplied a setup to help me run events. A laptop is a lot more expensive and harder to replace than a ps3, and it carries a lot more personal information on it most of the time. Nadakai and I had to yell and kick and scream to get confirmed setups as late as the Wednesday before NEC to get setups. I've been told "there will always be melty setups! Why bother asking". That's a sorta shitty way to run an event, you don't just assume hardware will be there without confirmation.

So c'mon guys. Step your shit up. The oldheads worked their asses off with pc releases before, and kept the community thriving. I'm not asking for even that level of commitment, I'm just asking for this corpse to give me a good kick.

If you're wondering how to do this, reach out to your local TOs. Find where people play casuals, see if you can bring melty out to those gatherings. I don't know a single TO who will turn down players hungry for games. Myself included. If you live in the Philly area like I said we have a venue that we play games at. You are more than welcome to bring melty. All of the communities need to step their shit up, that doesn't exclude ours. That doesn't mean I'm going to carry it though. I don't even carry arcana in Philly, I have a lot of help on that one.

This post has gone on long enough and I've said everything I have to say. A lot of people are just telling me to flat out drop it and never look back, I want this to succeed though. I've met a lot of really cool people in the time I spent running melty. People I'm still friends. If it never picks back up that's really sad, but I had fun while it lasted. If it does pick up then awesome, let's push this shit forward. I'll revisit this after Winter Brawl to see what's going on.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: f-wlen ice loop on December 22, 2013, 04:39:59 PM
i'm going to be the asshole that says what everyone's thinking but is too afraid to post:

if you're not in america, you are largely irrelevant to the american tourney scene. your input on how things are run is equally irrelevant. we do not owe you anything. by acting as entitled as you currently are, you are giving us less incentive to bother.

melty's time has come and gone. the excitement for it is not there anymore. we are running it primarily as an obligation more than anything. most of us are playing other games as our main or not playing at all. a lot of melty players didn't even enter. GFs was LK vs kashif using their 2nd/3rd string alts.

rounding up all the replays and details for a tournament that was mostly done out of obligation, not interest, is not going to be the first thing on most people's minds. stop acting like we're "killing" the scene when it's already more or less dormant.

as a TO, tigre is absolutely correct. if a game does not pull numbers, it does not deserve space, plain and simple. melty is not owed a tournament simply because it's melty. it needs to pull in numbers and excitement, and it has not been doing either since the last FR. in its current state, it is extremely unlikely to get any better.

there are newer games with more players and more excitement in events these days. that's why those games have more attention devoted to them: because that's where the interest is.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: ehrik on December 22, 2013, 05:01:34 PM
i'm going to be the asshole that says what everyone's thinking but is too afraid to post:

if you're not in america, you are largely irrelevant to the american tourney scene. your input on how things are run is equally irrelevant. we do not owe you anything. by acting as entitled as you currently are, you are giving us less incentive to bother.

melty's time has come and gone. the excitement for it is not there anymore. we are running it primarily as an obligation more than anything. most of us are playing other games as our main or not playing at all. a lot of melty players didn't even enter. GFs was LK vs kashif using their 2nd/3rd string alts.

rounding up all the replays and details for a tournament that was mostly done out of obligation, not interest, is not going to be the first thing on most people's minds. stop acting like we're "killing" the scene when it's already more or less dormant.

as a TO, tigre is absolutely correct. if a game does not pull numbers, it does not deserve space, plain and simple. melty is not owed a tournament simply because it's melty. it needs to pull in numbers and excitement, and it has not been doing either since the last FR. in its current state, it is extremely unlikely to get any better.

there are newer games with more players and more excitement in events these days. that's why those games have more attention devoted to them: because that's where the interest is.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Tonberry on December 22, 2013, 07:16:10 PM
GFs was LK vs kashif using their 2nd/3rd string alts.

Agreed w/everything else but I switched my main to H-Roa.  I can only netplay the game and I can't play hard characters on netplay against 99% of connections so I had to switch if I wanted to play.  I studied some J-Anson vids, put decent time in training mode, 2 offline sessions, and a lot of netplay, although not close to NEC date, playing H-Roa.  I played 20? or so games w/CT-Warrior and spent 5 minutes in training mode the day before the tournament.  I really did want to win the tournament but there was no one else who did  :V

If you're wondering how to do this, reach out to your local TOs. Find where people play casuals, see if you can bring melty out to those gatherings. I don't know a single TO who will turn down players hungry for games. Myself included. If you live in the Philly area like I said we have a venue that we play games at. You are more than welcome to bring melty. All of the communities need to step their shit up, that doesn't exclude ours. That doesn't mean I'm going to carry it though. I don't even carry arcana in Philly, I have a lot of help on that one.

This post has gone on long enough and I've said everything I have to say. A lot of people are just telling me to flat out drop it and never look back, I want this to succeed though. I've met a lot of really cool people in the time I spent running melty. People I'm still friends. If it never picks back up that's really sad, but I had fun while it lasted. If it does pick up then awesome, let's push this shit forward. I'll revisit this after Winter Brawl to see what's going on.

Just wanted to add that I really did try to get people to play.  I said numerous times anyone can come whenever as long as they tell me ahead of time, asked people on twitter to come, I posted on Melty Bread and nothing has happened for the past 2 years or so.  Me and LK BOTH want to play Melty still but he feels there is no point in just playing me because then it will just turn into who is playing better on a given day. 

tl;dr ded gaem, Type Moon disband.
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Numakie on December 23, 2013, 11:52:12 AM
I'll pop in and say... ehh.

I just had fun screaming at melty and losing tournament troll matches against... H-HISUI'S!!!! GAAH!!!!

Then there was my getting serious matches against Tonberry and Shinobi. Those were a good wake up call for me. GG's btw.

Other than that, Alcohol, Birdfrog, EFZ and Smokebomb. Also, Snow. That sums my good time at NEC. May not be in the mindset of "getting hype" an shit, but I'm getting old.
:toot:

(ps: Kick ass hot dogs and squeezing in the back of Nadakai's car)

(pps: Melty would have benefited with its own stream separate from Nadakai's. If i knew that would be the case, I woulda maybe tried to stream. Then again, my capture equip. was back in Cali.  :P)
Title: Re: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP XIV (NEC) Dec 6th, 7th and 8th
Post by: Inso on December 25, 2013, 10:03:22 AM
Irrelevant opinions and all, the game seems very much alive to me, but in a more casual capacity. People play it for fun all the time, even in tournaments, but the competitive drive isnt quite there anymore. That doesnt work for everyone, but in the end it's whatever since I don't see any true interest in actively changing that. Waiting for a new game is easier in the end.