I dont know if you PVPers are still reading this but I have a few things today;
1) I've done PVP events before. A LOT of them. Some of them were here, some of them were in other games. However, I sat back this market to see how Hooligan would handle things since he needs the experince running events if Im going to hand the Market over to him when I leave in about a week. (I got another game to go be a boss in for a few months )
2) Somewhere along the lines, I actually got very confused with Hooligan's setup. We had been discussing a 2vs2 fight because 1vs1 was typically predictable. Random partners in 2vs2 would've been a "more interesting" fight in my opinion as you would've had to work with people you may not be accustomed to working along side with. However about a week before the event it suddenly was being advertised as 1vs1. I was too tired and sick IRL to hunt Hooligan down and discuss what changed and why. (Maybe this Oblivion guy has something to do with it.)
3) I dont like the pre-signup system myself. I've seen it fail way too many times. In aprt for Kit's reasoning (players not being able to show up due to IRL issues or techncial problems) and for my personal reasoning that very few people actually read the forums. There were a lot of people showing up for the first time, not knowing the market existed before that would've liked to play even if they got totally smashed by the pro players. These things should be about drawing people in and promoting all aspects of the game, not "whose got the biggest peen, because we already know".
4) I will state that its absolutely correct that each event needs its own leader regarding runnign the games. While its true the server went down and gosh darned things over for all of us (I had to call int he GMs and point out all the stuff that broke, which stalled everything else I was doing on top of hooligans problems), I could've easily handled the Combat Buggy derby if people hadnt kept telling me to just sit back and relax and play with people.
5) I actually really dislike sitting on the sidelines. I am accustomed to being staff for events, either assisting or organizing events in general and making sure everyone has a place to go. I knew there'd be problems with Hooligan being the only staffer, but I needed to see how well he'd do alone before I could offer better ideas and suggestions on where he could improve.
6) I actually got several complaints against Hooligan while everything was going on. The majority of them I just laughed at. Some peopel wanted super special treatment and were whining to me that Hooligan was a bad person with "A bad past" just because he didnt respond in a 100% respectful way as he was being slammed with messages out the wazoo. People need to accept that someone whos doing a MAJOR event who isnt highly experienced is going to be under stress and wont be able to respond kindly and professionally to every little thing. This takes a lot of practice and tests the patience of anyone trying to make fun for as many people as possible.
However, "Too bad, sucks to be you" or "You dont deserve anything, gosh darn off" are very bad responses. I dont want to see this kind of attitude in the future. As generic as it is, the resposne should always be alogn the lines of "I've made note of your suggestion and will reveiw it later to continue making the event a better place in the future. Thank you for your input."
Its really hard to be nice to people when your beign pounded from every direction by a hundred players and typing the same thing over and over and over again to a question you answered two seconds ago and dealing with the egos that come with PVP, but you HAVE to train yourself into doing it if you want more events in the future.
My final word is; I'll make an effort not to abandon Hooligan like that again. Very VERY few people sign up to actually HELP us run these things and its even harder to trust the few that do. Thank you for attending, thank you for offering respect and advice, even if it was hard to integrate it at the time. Thank you for continuing to play and giving us a chance to try and entertain you.
I'll see you in August.
Sorry for the short absence from forums, decided to take a break and relax for my bday week. Been hanging with synn on unturned and rekkin scrubs, a little bit of TSW (amazingly fun game and such a brain teaser), and PoE. Anyways, this market was defiantly a learning experience for if not just me then for maybe some others too. It was my first legitimate pvp event besides the buggy tourney we did back in March ( as you saw
). So yes, a few things need to be improved in the whole process I guess before August. Oh, and regards on the 2v2 thingy. The whole reason I changed my mind is I was worried about ganking and was not sure I could have a GM on standby just Incase. I did talk to nemchan during the 1v1 tourney asking for her to spectate and see if she could have an eye on the botters.
Oh and I'm prob not going to be ingame much til late July / august.
Thanks for clarifying all the things I missed. I hereby volunteer to help Hooli out in the future with these events, as he is a clannie and a friend. I'll be more than happy to assist with any aspect of the market he needs and even field questions as needed. Friday days and early evenings are best for me, as I am off that day all day (but tend to go to my parent's home for home cooking in the evening!).
Kit, I really appreciate this. It's the one thing me and ardenn have been needing since started doing this again. It was probably one of the main reasons why this market had flaws (besides the server issues). But, I do realize how busy you are with IRL stuffs, so I'll keep that in mind.
Also, I was very very disappointed in everyone (specifically synn and skripka) spamming my market grounds with flags / managers! It's a hassle on the GMs and on my frames. D:
Edited by Op Hooligan, 23 June 2015 - 08:27 AM.