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Topic Subject:Tournament Cancelation
posted 19 January 2003 12:36 PM EDT (US)         
The GoT Unknown Realm Tourney has been a horrible disaster. Not because it wasn’t well organized or because the staff didn’t give it their all.
In two rounds, out of 96 total matches to be played, only 13 have been played.

The tourney staff is troubled by this and would like to know what we can do to make future tourneys successful. We realize that having a prize list would help motivate players. We have tried a number of ways to remind players that they have matches, but people either are too busy, forgetful, or just don’t care.

We have:
1.Sent frequent emails
2.posted on GoT’s main website
3.posted on GoT’s forums
4.posted frequently at MFO
5.posted frequently at AoMH

please help us by giving us some suggestions on how we can make our tourneys better.

We are unfortunately canceling the GoT Unknown Realm Tourney, there really is no point in advancing 29 players that have not played a single game.

Thanks for signing up for the tourney….next time please don’t sign up unless you actually intent to play.

Unknown Realms Tourney Staff

posted 19 January 2003 12:37 PM EDT (US)     1 / 6       
sorry to hear
posted 19 January 2003 04:57 PM EDT (US)     2 / 6       
Well...that's a pity.

If you're like me, then it's possible you're a clone generated from my stolen DNA. I suggest you turn yourself in for destruction immediately.
posted 19 January 2003 09:49 PM EDT (US)     3 / 6       
back when AgerZ was still a clan i tried to organize tourneys...with just maybe 20 players...first one we got like 5 the next we got 3 or so...just in the clan...and the people all had's weird but people don't realize how annoying it is to break a commitment like that till they run one lol

ESO2 name: WalksWithAngels
posted 19 January 2003 11:08 PM EDT (US)     4 / 6       
I think it is another evidence of people's misperception of the internet, and video gaming. I have heard many things said to people like "i have a life and a hot gf, you are just a geek and a nerd", when people lose in games; i have seen many comments like "man, i can't come, though i promised, cuz i'm going out with my gf."

So you have a life outside the internet, good for you. You have a girlfriend, good for you. But in the end, if you break a committment, any committment where you gave your word, even on the internet, even related with games, then you are an untrustworthy, dishonourable person.

So what if it's a AOM tourney? It is the same committment as playing in Manchester United. You can't just say "oh look, i can't be bothered, i'm going". You make committments, you keep to them, no matter what they are. "look man, it's only a game tourney", you may say. Of course, it's not as serious and important as, say, the Iraq Crisis, but it's a committment, and you can't back out of it just because you feel like it, just because you have something else in line, unless it is something very important or urgent.

Think. You are playing in a tournament.. but then your girlfriend rings and says she wants you to take her out. A majority of the people would ditch the tourney, have a fun time, then later say "oh look man, i went out with my gf." Breaking a promise, a committment, letting people down, it is nothing, because it's only on the internet, it's only a game, it's nothing important, or serious.
That is not the way to think. Any promise is seroius, any committment should be respected. Who are you to break your word, let people down, just because you feel like it?

But worse is the fact that the general opinion of the society is not so. If you told your girlfriend you can't go out because of an AOM tourney, many would say "oh, come on, it's only a game", or "you're just a geek, aren't you?".

This needs to change. Today, games are more serious, with tournaments and big cash, and fame. More importantly, game communities are larger, there are more people, and on ther internet there is a whole new world, with millions of people inside it. Real life may be more important, but why should promises and ethics be ignored in the digital world? They are promises you are breaking, it is your name you are dirtying, and it is real people you are letting down. The society needs to realize this.

I advise GoT to promote the fact that they can't just blow appointments off just because it's on the internet. Ruthlessly disqualify those who neglect their committments. You might get fewer players, but it will be a better tournament, and you will cleanse the untrustworthy from those who sign up for your tournaments.


Head Cheese
posted 20 January 2003 00:57 AM EDT (US)     5 / 6       
The heart of the problem is people don't see other internet users as real people, because they don't see them as actually physically being human bodies. Even the nicest person can find it difficult to treat people on the internet as real people. It is easy for people to break their commitments to other internet users because they don't actually come into contact with them, they are easy to shut out. They nag you? You can simply disconnect them. This is why people met only on the internet are so difficult to see as real people, they're only there when you want them to be there.

"Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean." - Susan Sto Helit
"It's not fair to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent."
posted 20 January 2003 01:35 AM EDT (US)     6 / 6       
anyway, i try and reserve the comp that night that i have a game or raid or whatever, i tell my family, look i have this going on and it would be nice if i could have the computer at this time so if you can use it earlier or once im done that would be great.

works greatr with my dad.
my sisters hate it.
but who cares about what sisters want? its dads comp you know

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