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    If I actually visited the Zen forums I'd be all over suggesting more tournament parameters. The more variations that can be added, the better.

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    Okee dokee, here's the top 5 from this last week's tourney on Thor:

    1. shutyertrap 228 mil
    2. NimbleLee 180 mil
    3. Crepello55012 99 mil
    4. mik_el74 73 mil
    5. cc178 69 mil

    Now that I have seen Thor: Ragnarok, turns out World War Hulk ties in just as nicely, so that'll be this week's table. 5 minutes, any upgrade you want, 7 day tourney. As usual, search 'shutyertrap' to join.
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    Here's the results from World War Hulk:

    1. shutyertrap 134 mil
    2. NimbleLee 76 mil
    3. Xanija 58 mil
    4. XAF//SMerrell 52 mil
    5. Crepello55012 43 mil

    Gonna take a week off with the holiday here in the states, but will announce a new table on the weekend. Thanks for playing everyone!
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    Hello SYT, what is the new table for the tournament?

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    Ah, thanks for the reminder!

    This week we will be going way old skool, and playing Rome. This will be a 1 ball tourney ending on Saturday. You can use whatever upgrades you'd like.

    As usual, search shutyertrap to find tourney.
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    Did we do anything to annoy you, Chris? This table is goddamn awful, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanija View Post
    Did we do anything to annoy you, Chris? This table is goddamn awful, lol
    Why do you think I only made it a one ball game?

    I've kinda got the table figured out in my head, but executing is sometimes a pain. For instance, that skill shot is beyond precise and I've only managed to hit it maybe 3 times in well over 50 ball launches.
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    We had a good turn out of players for Rome, 33 in total. Here's your top 5...

    Voo 69 mil
    NimbleLee 61 mil
    shutyertrap 41 mil
    LordSqueak 37 mil
    Johni3w6 29 mil

    Seeing as how Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost upon us, let's hop on that hype train! This week's table is Star Wars: Droids, one of those under rated tables I happen to think is a lot of fun. For that reason, it's gonna be a normal 3 ball game so everybody gets a chance to see what it actually offers. 5 day tourney, 1 upgrade, so choose wisely!
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    Hey thanks for running these, they are a bunch of fun.

    Also, thanks for the BlahCade podcast, I do enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NimbleLee View Post
    Hey thanks for running these, they are a bunch of fun.

    Also, thanks for the BlahCade podcast, I do enjoy it.
    Happy to do so! Even if you keep posting scores that I then spend the rest of the week trying to catch.
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    Hey Chris, how about this: Instead of you choosing the table to play, have the winner of the tournament choosing the table and the mode. That is, if they are registered here. Or, have the top three choose a table and the highest ranked player's choice will be used as next table. Maybe just as a rule - no tables, which have already been played in the last x weeks. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanija View Post
    Hey Chris, how about this: Instead of you choosing the table to play, have the winner of the tournament choosing the table and the mode. That is, if they are registered here. Or, have the top three choose a table and the highest ranked player's choice will be used as next table. Maybe just as a rule - no tables, which have already been played in the last x weeks. Thoughts?
    I'm not entirely opposed to the idea, but I'm not quite on board either. For one, I don't want to wait for responses as I tend to post the next tourney real soon after the one has ended. A semi solution to this would be that winner is picking for not the upcoming week but the one after, but then I have to keep track of those things. Two, I don't like using this forum as a poll gathering place for our podcast shenanigans. We have a website, email, and Twitter handle, and we have asked people to use those things. Unfortunately some people refuse to deal with Twitter, some people plain don't listen to our podcast, and others don't like the idea of having to sign up for an account on this site. I suppose I could be persuaded, but I'd need the request from more than just a couple of users. Third and final is, I'm having fun making the picks! There is nothing stopping anyone else from making their own tourney, that's the beauty of what Zen has set up. Now if it's a case of promotion, here's my suggestion:

    1. If anyone has a suggestion for a table and tournament parameters, email us at blahblahblahcade@gmail.com or send a not via Twitter @BlahCade
    a) Does not mean I'll use it right away, but sell it to me. I like theme weeks that correspond to what's going on in the world.
    2. If you are the winner for the week, set up your own tourney, tell us the name to search for with either of the two methods above, and I'll post that to Twitter and here also.
    3. We'll always have the shutyertrap tourney, but I'm not opposed to playing 2 tables during the week!

    My experience with running TotW and Tournament of the Month led me to believe the majority of people like a passive experience. We've also encountered this with our podcast, where despite having a good sized audience, they just aren't that interested in actual interaction. I'd be thrilled to be proven wrong!
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    I’m with Chris. I’m so passive I barely even replied here. :-)



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    No new tournament this week?

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    Of course there's a new tourney this week! But first, old business; top five for Droids were...

    1. NimbleLee 170 mil
    2. shutyertrap 168 mil
    3. dirtyepic_sk 155 mil
    4. tritium03 153 mil
    5. poppa-nodz 149 mil

    Continuing with the Star Wars theme in anticipation of Friday, we'll be playing The Force Awakens in a 5 minute setting, any upgrades. It's live now, so get to playing! You have 5 days.
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    Had to sit this one out, don't have the table and haven't seen the movie yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johni3w6 View Post
    Had to sit this one out, don't have the table and haven't seen the movie yet.
    Excuses. 😂

    Got tix for 9:30am showing of Last Jedi in IMAX 3D, so my Friday will be starting off proper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutyertrap View Post
    Excuses. 😂

    Got tix for 9:30am showing of Last Jedi in IMAX 3D, so my Friday will be starting off proper!
    Bloody nerd lemme know the real review

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutyertrap View Post
    Excuses.

    Got tix for 9:30am showing of Last Jedi in IMAX 3D, so my Friday will be starting off proper!
    Enjoy your day and the movie.


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    Force Awakens 5 minute tourney is over, here's the results:

    1. Xanija 98 mil
    2. NimbleLee 84 mil
    3. pr0mkin6 68 mil
    4. tritium08 60 mil
    5. Fallen-Angel421 57 mil

    So I have to know, what was the strategy you used Xanija and NimbleLee because I tried and tried and couldn't top 57 million (I lost 5th place by 400,000). By the way, 33 players this time. It's just like when we were playing tournament of the month!

    So enough of this Star Wars business, what do you guys say to playing one of the new tables? They're free for 2 more days, so nobody should have the excuse of not owning it! Preferences to which, and what the set up should be? I'll post the tourney as a 5 day on Monday, so you have until then to weigh in.
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    First of all: I maxed out the skill shot (it helped I already played this table before the tournament). Using the skill shot bonus plus the double points wizard bonus gives 12m right off the bat.

    I played szene one and got a 20m bonus in the end incl. double points wizard bonus. I made sure not to hit the center hole before the lanes to add up the bonus were deactivated, so once I got over 500k I used the multiplier as well.

    I also had a good run with the BB-8 minigame, I think up to 1.6m

    And then I got the Rathtar game, which is nice with the multiball bonus and the multiplier multiball. I believe I also had the freighter in this game, but that was just the cherry on top.

    I'm all for the carnivals and legends table. I think I would prefer the Son of Zeus table, adventure land has very busy graphics. I always like having the mulitplier wizard power, it's a great way to boost the score, if you know when to hit it.

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    Never thought of applying the multiplayer to the skill shot. Still have troubles with the 2x power up - I wish you could press the button to activate and press again to deactivate. Holding it down while using the shoulder buttons to flip feels like finger twister.

    I like son of Zeus. Still have 1st place on mobile leaderboards from my 2nd play through on launch day, 282 mil. Before you laugh at the score, the mobile version doesn’t have any power-ups so did it old school (and on a touch screen}

    Wish there was a tournament setting like operators set IRL. 3 ball game and extra balls turned off. In tougher tournament i have even seen ball save turned off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DA5ID View Post
    Wish there was a tournament setting like operators set IRL. 3 ball game and extra balls turned off. In tougher tournament i have even seen ball save turned off.
    Doom essentially has that with its "Nightmare" difficulty choice. From a tournament perspective though I don't think there's a way to enforce that because it's a player choice after they've started the game.
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    Okay, this week's tourney is live now and for the next 5 days! We'll be playing Son of Zeus in normal play, no wizard upgrade but yes to 2 passives. Search 'shutyertrap' to find tourney.
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    Ok, after a few medicore games I was finally having a game to beat your score. Not sure if I will try to beat my own score now... But since the table is fun, who knows...

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