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MB3 - R1 - Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:43 pm
by StalinSays
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Official voting is set to begin on the last day of September (Wednesday the 30th) at Mega-Beasts.com. And will conclude Sunday October 11th, just before midnight, pacific time. All rounds after that will be the usual two weeks, stretching Sunday to bloody Sunday. Expect another audio only discussion of the Skirmish round to compliment the video podcast Norm posted.

Voting has been tweaked for the third season. To help bolster the totals of secondary favorites, users will rank the Beasts rather than simply select one mega-favorite. It will still be anonymous, still daily, still prone to last minute swings that will launch elaborate conspiracy theories. But differenty.'

Formal introductions of the Mega-Beasts will come alongside the launch of voting. You should already have gotten a taste in the video podcast - the list remains the same with one exception (Rock Lobster out, Unicorpse in). I will repost all the Beast information from the site in text form on this topic so you guys have quick reference.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:54 pm
by StalinSays
So the round format and schedule for season 3 will go like this:

Skirmish Round (round 1)
18 Competitors
9 top vote-getters are seeded, other 50% are eliminated
9/30 - 10/11

Round 2
3 competitors
Seed 3 vs. Seed 4 vs. Seed 7
1 top vote-getter becomes hybrid beast
10/12 - 10/25

Round 3
3 competitors
Seed 2 vs. Seed 5 vs. Seed 8
1 top vote-getter becomes hybrid beast
10/26 - 11/8

Round 4
3 competitors
Seed 1 vs. Seed 6 vs. Seed 9
1 top vote-getter becomes hybrid beast
11/9 - 11/22

Round 5 (The Finals)
3 competitors
Round 2 hybrid vs. Round 3 hybrid vs. Round 4 hybrid
1 top vote-getter becomes hybrid demi-god beast
11/23 - 12/6

Round 6 (Epilogue)
3 competitors
??? vs. ??? vs. ???
12/7 - 12/20

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:22 pm
by normsherman
Skirmish round video podcast on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZi26oojOiY

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:48 am
by tbaker2500
I'm going to be the annoying twit who points out that mega-beasts.com ain't displaying nuttin 'cept placeholders. Probably because you are hard at work on it, uploading new content, etc.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:51 am
by tbaker2500
Oh nice timeline- 2 out of 3 people will be disappointed on xmas because their beast didn't win!

Or another way of looking at it, is 1 beast will be well fed for xmas.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:37 pm
by zZzacha
I liek xmas

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:41 pm
by Caid
If there's going to be a surprise contestant, I nominate the Bearsharktopus.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:37 am
by suxshadows
Caid wrote:If there's going to be a surprise contestant, I nominate the Bearsharktopus.
Bearsharktopus is pretty terrifying...

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:19 pm
by jonathancg
Woohoo. While I'm sad the battle brackets are in three-packs as opposed to four, starting with 18 competitors for the skirmish = more blood overall. I like it.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:11 am
by Mr. Tweedy
And how!

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:47 am
by tbaker2500
I love Velasquez. The thing I'm worried about, see, is both in B&W animals and in Aliens, he/she dies. Not a good track record.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:53 pm
by StalinSays
Ok folks, we are live. Get your vote on.

The one bit I'm missing is the stats, and I'm on top of that for today.

Enjoy!

PS: 500 posts! I'm like half a Tweedy!

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:21 pm
by deflective

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:46 pm
by Phenopath
Stalin, the site and the pics look great! But I am going to wait for the stats before placing my votes, since I must be fully informed.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:03 pm
by StalinSays
Phenopath wrote:Stalin, the site and the pics look great! But I am going to wait for the stats before placing my votes, since I must be fully informed.
Well you get every 24 hours, so vote blind today, then informed tomorrow. Like they say in Chicago: vote early, vote often.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:02 pm
by tbaker2500
Just voted, thanks for doing it Bo.
How are the points distributed? Does #1 get 18 points, #2 get 17 points, etc?

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:19 pm
by StalinSays
Yep, its reverse order (rank 1 is 18, rank 18 is 1). I figured it was a nice way to keep strong second placers in the game. The Sharkitraz solution.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:25 pm
by Phenopath
StalinSays wrote:
Phenopath wrote:Stalin, the site and the pics look great! But I am going to wait for the stats before placing my votes, since I must be fully informed.
Well you get every 24 hours, so vote blind today, then informed tomorrow. Like they say in Chicago: vote early, vote often.
OK, just voted and it felt good. Democracy and all that.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:00 pm
by StalinSays
Phenopath wrote:OK, just voted and it felt good. Democracy and all that.
If only I could e-mail 'I voted' stickers. Alas, you'd all try and peel them off the monitor and just scratch it all to hell.

I have a confirmed pocket of yipping dog voters. And Norm identifies Velasquez, Solar Bear and Lionic as confirmed favorites from the Dragoncon show floor. Yet Unicorpse looks strong in early voting. It'll be an interesting fight for the top 9 surviving slots.

I begin spamming this to all my friends tomorrow (when I finish the stats). We'll see how things evolve once the yeoman voters start coming in.

Re: Round I: Skirmish (Discussion)

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:35 pm
by zZzacha
I love any competition where I can vote from the bath tub. I just voted! Also, I'm squeaky clean.

Bo, you did amazing art work on these beasts! I haven't read the infos yet, I thought this first day I'll only vote on what my eyes like. They like many a beasts!

And tomorrow I can vote again?! Wow, just imagine how clean I'll be when the competition is over