Nice! I see Chester, my boy, you are a man of great resource.
Experiment. This is not the real thing yet.
Former bracket has been deleted to avoid confusion. I will be posting the new one shortly.
I couldn't pick a square to watch. But, then I scrolled down some more, and low and behold... One big square, and a furry little triangle...
@Utah: Very cool... What do the numbers beside our names represent? The seeds that were sent to you?
So if you look above you will see what the brackets will look like. Please note, Covewriter is not yet beating Richard Thomas in real life.
Yeah, those are the seeds. I put what I got in Excel and made an average of everyone's numbers. Then I bumped the ringers that Richard brought in because, well, they're in Warmed and Bound and In Search of a City and all that, so it seemed realistic.
Well, Cove is a woman, and being a man myself, that's a step in the right direction. But, still love ya R.T.
they're in Warmed and Bound and In Search of a City and all that, so it seemed realistic.
- Dang, I didn't know this...
Damn, I am honored to be in such high esteemed company.
Damn I'm a 5. Better than 8 I suppose.
I hope you're ready flaminia!!!
Okay, so give me a few more minutes. I did that thing where I entered scores for Richard and Cove to see how it worked. It will let me edit the scores, but not erase them entirely. So I've got to set the whole thing up again.
Who is Michael Thomas? Come out, come out wherever you are...
Ooh I'm so giddy!!!
That looks sweet. But Boone should be 3 and I should be 6!
Now I am getting nervous.
Place your bets people.
This is gonna be soooo much fun. I have a feeling everyone's gonna bring it!
WOOHOOOOO!!!! i'm #1 and i haven't done SHIT yet!!!! i'm drunk on strange perceived ability and power....
Fuck yeah!!! You gooooo manda-lini! Drink it up baby cakes!!!
But the enthusiasm is there the same!
Wait, where is the bracket? I don't see it. I'm blind!
Diaz, I'm posting it in another thread. The real one. The first one was an experiment to make sure I could post it the way we need it. Each round will have its own thread so no one gets confused about anything.
Check. Standing by.
WHERE ARE THE BRACKETS!
I'm trying to get shit faced and look at some brackets already! This is horseshit!
Also no one is in the shitty chat room. And its possibly night two of insomnia and I'm starting to get goofy.
All right then. All you fucking adrenaline junkies and aggression hounds,
This is the (Un)Official Thread for ROUND 1: WAR IS THE ANSWER.
Go get you some.
Lol Richard... You didn't get a peek?
yeah, it's gone. don't know. if you find it, please link up in here as i only know where this thread is, on the whole site....
nevermind, thar be links!!
no, i didn't. but they're up now. gonna be wild. i'm really curious to see if the "top seeds" really do move on, or if the "underdogs" will prevail. i mean, some GREAT battles coming up:
avery vs xyzy
nikki vs meat
alien vs nn
utah vs joseph
wow, this is crazy. i'm already trying to anticipate matchups down the road.
I am so fucking stoked about this.
i'm just glad that amanda and nikki are in the SOUTHERN brackets. i'll only have to face one of them, not beat them both, to get to the finals. and man, i could go out at ANY time. looking down the brackets a bit, man, so many people make me nervous. man, what did i sign up for.
At least I have a chance at fighting Richard if I make it past the first round. Theres something I can talk about.
This looks great! I'm so stoked!!!
Hey, all you motherfuckers! Check out the second post in this thread. Look at the bottom of the alternates list!
This shit keeps getting realer.
You guys are gonna turn me into a gansta before too long.
Nik Korpon is an ALTERNATE?
Dang... This things really taking off. You've done well, Utah.
Here ya go Utah:
Word! And thanks, Moon.
I get the feeling Mr. Korpon won't be an alternate for long. I've gotta do participation confirmations pretty soon, and there will probably be some attrition. It'll just be odd if we have to slide him in as a 7 seed or something. Because that could make him my first matchup. And that could be weird.
NEW OLD IDEA
There is interest being expressed in the idea of making this tournament double-elimination, where losers are cycled into a resurrection bracket and given the opportunity to come back. This was an idea I was going to push if we had 16 contestants, but I put it away when we got 32. However, if enough of you would rather we pursue the tournament that way (which would add 1 - 2 rounds and make the tournament 12-14 weeks instead of 10), then let me know. It would only take me a few minutes this evening to create that bracket system.
I like the double elimination idea. It would make it more interesting.
i say no. let's not make this too crazy, it's a lot going on as it is. i mean, we have to read 32 stories in the first week. then 16, etc. it's a big commitment.
crap, was hoping nik wouldn't get wind of this. :-)
And to be up front with everybody, I lean toward no as well. At this point it's very straightforward and relatively sleek. It would be best to keep it as streamlined as possible. My thought and preference is that we start the next one in say, 3-6 months, add more complexity or whatever then.
But still, if it turns out a majority of us want the double-elimination, we'll do it. WAR is all about you guys, so tell me what makes you happy. I'm just the old, sad hooker in this taxi.
I say no to double elimination. I said it in the other thread, I'll say it again because I like the sound of my own voice - You get one shot. Make it count.
Dave, is your first battle story going to be a meme? Although that would be a risk, it would be very ballsy.
A pictures worth a thousand words
So, you'll need two and a half pictures.