Wolfenstein Tourney-Message to everyone in it

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  1. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    Good morning everyone. I have a few comments about the tourney(dont worry im not cancelling it :) ). When everything was set for the tournament i said it was going to be a big undertaking. 40 people signing up was a first in any of our tournaments. However its also a big problem. I dont want to sound demanding but it is a problem. The tournament started monday. Except for one match which someone got home too late for and my last minute cancellation because of my little misadventure with a broken window. I do not know of any matches that have been scheduled. I havent seen any scheduling done on the boards. I also know that many other teams have tried to schedule matches, but half the teams have not responded. Also over this past week ive heared time and time again "I havent seen my teammates on" or "my teammates have not even contacted me". Guy's if you signed up for the tournament you have to be on sometime during the week to play or practice. Its not fair to your other teammates if your not, as your teammates have been practicing.

    Guys I set the tourney time to 3 weeks. NOw down to two. There is no way some of the teams will fit in 4.5 games the next two weeks. So what im going to do is wait and see.
    At the end of this week i will see whats happening. If there is still a problem things may need to be changed to get this tourney rolling again. Or to get everyone to get games in


    Guys please start getting into the tourney and get your matches in. I really want this tournament to work so we can do many more in the future.

    thanks
    capt
     
  2. Howie A

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    I second that notion! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Wi

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    Well I'm on team 10 and have had no contact with any of my teammates. I don't even know their forum names, just gamertags. So Mr DarthVader, Ant1, & jubjub75, please get a hold of me and lets at least get a team name and leader.
     
  4. Christopher Cheadle

    Christopher Cheadle Stunt Coordinator

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    I've sent out PMs to my various teammates. Some have responded, some have not. If you are on my team (team "Redrum"), please check your PM area.
     
  5. James D S

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    We, Simple Chat, are having a difficult time of finding someone to play. There have been no responses to our request to play Sunday (yesterday) and consequently, another day went by where we were ready but no takers. (So we dropped to play some PSO [​IMG] )

    Perhaps it may suit the tourney better for you (Joey) to schedule games. If there are problems with the schedule, we can handle it then - But with a date "on paper" we have a starting point. That seems to be the problem, getting going.

    Also, considering the number of players signed up, perhaps we should create teams of 5 - 4 regulars and 1 alternate. Since I only see the usual suspects online, and I'm on a decent amount, many would be better suited in the role of alternate instead. This may help in sticking to a play schedule.

    Just some thoughts.

    Rest assured though, most of us want this tourney to be a success as much as you do.

    See you on.
     
  6. CaptDS9E

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    Well there in lies the problem

    1)Scheduling games wont work for this tourney. Too many people have different schedules
    2)That alternate person is good but dosnt solve most of the problems

    All i know is people say they have tried making matches. I havent gotten any Pm's or e-mail's trying to schedule games. Only two teams have even contact me. that leaves 6 who have not
     
  7. Joel Hurley

    Joel Hurley Stunt Coordinator

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    Joey, I sent you an email regarding the tournament. I created a schedule that I hope can help facilitate the first round of action. Let me know what you think.
     
  8. Dave Scarpa

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    That's been my Problem I might be more of a "Get on Live when I can" person than a tourney mate, everytime somethings been scheduled, somethings come up
     
  9. Michael St. Clair

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  11. Howie A

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    Could this be the end of the Wolfenstein Tourney all together?

    Stay tuned for whats to come of this tournament? [​IMG]
    Who will be the one to finally say "this just isn't going to work.."

    Even thought so many people showed such interest during team sign ups its just a shame they lost that interest so quickly. [​IMG]

    Thanks for trying Joey.
    Let me know if you ever put together a smaller more tight nit group that stays interested and wants to compete.
     
  12. Dave Falasco

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    I don't know if I'm ready to throw in the towel just yet. It's hard, though, to get eight people to come together at the same time for a game, much less doing it 9 times in a few weeks. For the regular folks who are on several times a week anyway it isn't bad (and maybe a future tournament will be organized just for them) but for the occasional players I'm sure it's more a question of scheduling than of interest.

    Having said that, though, that's probably something that people should keep in mind for the future when a tournament is being organized...don't sign up if you think you "might" be interested or you may have time to play one or two games only. If you're not able to commit to a few hours a night for a few days in a week for potentially several weeks in a row, you may want to reconsider signing up for a big tournament like this.

    I'm not giving up on this tourney yet, though. There was enough enthusiasm and interest during sign-ups that I think with a little more aggressive scheduling (i.e. teams going out and challenging other teams as opposed to posting their available times and waiting for someone to take them up on it) we can still get this done. [​IMG]
     
  13. BryanK

    BryanK Stunt Coordinator

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    Bullet Sponge still wants in!!

    Howie, pick a time when the "Family" can show, give us some time and we will be there! Key word is time... as in a day, not an hour [​IMG]
    Its hard to get a hold of some of us that quickly! Thanks

    This goes for all the other teams as well. If you want to play us, let me know and give us a day to get together please.
    If you dont contact me for a match, be assured we will be contacting you!

    my thoughts: ALL matches should be posted with the date and time here, so anyone thats not in the tournament knows, just in case we do need a player for any reason. they will have an idea of when to sign-on if they want a chance play.

    See you all, in the BOX!! Bryan
     
  14. Howie A

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    Is anyone from the "FAMILY" still interested in continuing?
    We have had a few challenges, but I have yet to accept any.
    Let me know one way or the other please?
    Thanks
    Howie
     
  15. Howie A

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    Bryan and Joey you got PM.
     
  16. CaptDS9E

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    Like i said. I am going to wait till the end of this week. Friday night i will see how everything stands. I like playing with everyone that has signed up but this is the first tourney i had any problems with running. Why do people sign up if they know they have tno time to play. Just boggles the mind. I pretty much know who is on to play and who is not. So lets see what happens. If it dosnt things will change so we can get this thing going. Enough time has been wasted already

    capt
     
  17. Michael St. Clair

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    When it's one night only (Thursday), then people won't sign up if they aren't available Thursday, no problem.

    But when it is open-ended, you have to multiply the availability factor by the number of people playing. I know lots of us are busy 2 or 3 times a week. Maybe you have a softball/bowling/volleyball whatever league. Maybe you have tickets to an event (game, concert, play, whatever). Maybe you have a dinner party, a work obligation, or what have you. On the surface it doesn't seem like an issue. You say, "Hey, I'm only busy two/three nights a week, we surely will be able to get our matches scheduled".

    But then, look at the logistics of a match. Two teams = eight players. If each of those players is busy just one or two nights a week, statistically it is very likely that there is not a single night where every person is available. Scheduling a match in those circumstances (without having extra players on each team) is going to be very difficult.

    Throw on top of that, not every player on the list had a HTF ID (with private messaging available), or email (even better) for all of the team captains, and it is going to be hard to coordinate from the beginning.

    My suggestions would be:

    1) Make all the players re-commit, and provide contact and availability info to their captains.
    2) Reorganize the committed players into larger teams with one or two extra players. If everybody shows up for a match, somebody sits out (for the entire match if rotating between levels is unfeasible), and you just keep rotating who sits out from match to match. Most of the time nobody is probably even going to sit out...the captains are likely going to have to schedule on a night that one of their players is not available.
    3) Schedule the duration of the tourney such that no more than two matches per week is needed.

    Anyhow, I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers here, these are just my thoughts. This is a different kind of tourney than the past ones and I think we are just probably running into different sets of issues. I don't think anybody has failed in organizing it, and I also doubt that many of the players are just slacking off and not meeting what they committed to.

    Or, maybe I'm completely wrong. [​IMG]
     
  18. CaptDS9E

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    Actually after talking to a few people im gonna post a new thing tommorow. This tourney is gonna get moving soon

    capt
     
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  20. Chris Flynn

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    I'm still here, but haven't been back here to the HTF forums in a while. I don't know if my team is still around, but if they are, I'm still up for the tourney.
     

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