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PAX East Assassins! Updated Feb 22 - [41]

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    What about the pre-PAX dinner, is that a safe zone?

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Visions wrote: »
    Safe Zones

    Certain areas are considered off-limits for attacking other Assassins players. When a player is in one of these areas they cannot be eliminated. Below is a list of the safe zones in Assassins:

    * Keynotes and Panels
    * Concerts
    * BYOC and PC Freeplay Areas
    * Hotel Rooms
    * Convention Tournaments
    * Bathrooms
    I've never been to PAX or any other gaming convention so I'm a little fuzzy about some of these areas. What do keynotes and panels include? Also what about Freeplay areas?

    Panels are topics and demonstrations throughout the expo in rooms around the convention. Only the Keynote has been announced so far (Wil Wheaton FTW) but the panel times and locations will be in a handout you'll be given. Specific details on panels are usually announced shortly before the convention starts.

    BYOC is an area of PAX where you can bring your computer to play games with other BYOCers. It requires a separate purchase to enter. More info on it can be found here.

    Freeplay areas include the PC and Console Freeplay areas. These are places where you can use a provided PC or game console (and check out games to play on it). It's similar to BYOC but anyone can use it.

    A map will be provided in the PAX handout explaining where all these areas are.
    What about the pre-PAX dinner, is that a safe zone?

    The game starts 2 hours after doors open so you can nom in peace.

  • undeadundead Registered User
    edited February 2010
    A shame there isn't an option for spies. That I could do.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    undead wrote: »
    A shame there isn't an option for spies. That I could do.

    Filthy Spies, always sappin mah sentries!

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    undead wrote: »
    A shame there isn't an option for spies. That I could do.

    Actually we're working on something like that but it may not be in by the PAX East game.

  • FyctionFyction Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Ordered today, looking forward to some sneakery.

  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hmm spies quite intrigued as to what the idea on this is. is this what the M game is for on the site?

    Oh and have yet to register for this due to waiting on enforcer assignments to come out. As this could hinder me from participating the entire time and or make me an easy target.


    I also have a suggestion for possibly getting more players. would love too see the game have more participants.

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Singollo wrote: »
    Hmm spies quite intrigued as to what the idea on this is. is this what the M game is for on the site?

    The basic idea right now is to to have players or spy-only players able to give info on the location of others and to get points for giving information that led to a kill.

    Project M's a completely new game. Unlike Assassins, that games idea is to bring in some story elements and let players work together. I'm hoping to have more info available soon and run some demos at PAX West.
    Singollo wrote: »
    I also have a suggestion for possibly getting more players. would love too see the game have more participants.

    Yeah, any ideas for getting more people would be appreciated.

  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Spies idea sounds cool and interesting to see how it plays out.
    The real question though is if its a spy only who will get to be the spy :)

    See your PM for my ideas if i think of more depending on what they are i will post them.

  • LonoLono Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lono has purchased his kit.

    Let all others tremble in fear.

    (Woo! Very excited.)

  • RoadBlockRoadBlock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm a PAX noob and am totally getting in on this. :D

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lono wrote: »
    Lono has purchased his kit.

    Let all others tremble in fear.

    (Woo! Very excited.)
    RoadBlock wrote: »
    I'm a PAX noob and am totally getting in on this. :D

    Awesome! Great to have you guys in the game!

  • furtivespyfurtivespy Registered User new member
    edited February 2010
    Couple questions from a noob:
    Safe Zones

    Certain areas are considered off-limits for attacking other Assassins players. When a player is in one of these areas they cannot be eliminated. Below is a list of the safe zones in Assassins:

    * Keynotes and Panels
    * Concerts
    * BYOC and PC Freeplay Areas
    * Hotel Rooms
    * Convention Tournaments
    * Bathrooms

    Why is PC Freeplay safe and not console freeplay?

    Can one still get secondary points while still "alive?"

    Will the large armband fit around a winter jacket that many people might be wearing in March in Boston?


    As for increasing players, perhaps a referral system that after someone refers X number of people they get their next upgrade pack free. - This both promotes more people and gets existing players to come back.

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    furtivespy wrote: »
    Couple questions from a noob:
    Safe Zones

    Certain areas are considered off-limits for attacking other Assassins players. When a player is in one of these areas they cannot be eliminated. Below is a list of the safe zones in Assassins:

    * Keynotes and Panels
    * Concerts
    * BYOC and PC Freeplay Areas
    * Hotel Rooms
    * Convention Tournaments
    * Bathrooms

    Why is PC Freeplay safe and not console freeplay?

    Can one still get secondary points while still "alive?"

    Will the large armband fit around a winter jacket that many people might be wearing in March in Boston?

    We neglected to add the Console Freeplay areas into the rules last year, but they are considered safe zones and we'll update the rules for future games.

    You can do the Secondary Tier at any time regardless of whether you've been assassinated or not.

    The large armbands should fit around most anything. Both bands are elastic and adjustable. The large armbands are actually suggested to be used for jackets by the supplier, so this would eb the best fit for that situation.

    Note that you're only required to wear the badge while you are in the convention center.
    furtivespy wrote: »
    As for increasing players, perhaps a referral system that after someone refers X number of people they get their next upgrade pack free. - This both promotes more people and gets existing players to come back.

    Thanks. That's a great idea! There are some updates coming to the site that should make it easier to add features like this.

  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User
    edited February 2010
    AHHHH! So, little time left. I'll be playing. See you all soon.

  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'd love to play, but Google Checkout is giving me the business; I just don't use actual credit cards anymore and it won't accept a virtual credit card number from PayPal. Any chance you guys could add a PayPal option? Or will you be signing people up and taking cash at the con?

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Updated OP on the prize for this year. Winner will receive a 3-day ticket to an upcoming PAX of their choosing!

    I'll be posting about a contest shortly for people to get some free kits and i'm also looking at ways to make the game last a little longer for players since we'll probably not reach the same size as the West coast game.

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Themiscyra wrote: »
    I'd love to play, but Google Checkout is giving me the business; I just don't use actual credit cards anymore and it won't accept a virtual credit card number from PayPal. Any chance you guys could add a PayPal option? Or will you be signing people up and taking cash at the con?

    We will have some extra kits at the convention. Shoot me a PM and I'll send you an email as we get closer on how to contact me to get one.

  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Awesome, thank you; PM sent.

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    After time adrift among open stars
    Among tides of light and to shoals of dust
    I will return to where I began
  • HunterAngelHunterAngel Registered User
    edited February 2010
    When are kits being mailed out? I saw my card was charged, just want to make sure I havent missed somthing in the mail.

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  • NESNES Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I was browsing these forums to learn more about PAX, (this is my first PAX) and was super exited to see this.
    I'm ordering my kit now, sounds like fun.

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    When are kits being mailed out? I saw my card was charged, just want to make sure I havent missed somthing in the mail.

    Kits will be mailed 2-3 weeks before the show.
    NES wrote: »
    I was browsing these forums to learn more about PAX, (this is my first PAX) and was super exited to see this.
    I'm ordering my kit now, sounds like fun.

    Awesome, great to have you and thanks for playing!

  • DreadPirateAmyDreadPirateAmy Registered User
    edited March 2010
    My husband and I are in, as well as a couple of our friends. I'm pretty excited about this.

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Updated in the list, great to have you in the game!

  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Jumped up to 31 players. WOOT!

  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    When are kits being mailed out? I saw my card was charged, just want to make sure I havent missed somthing in the mail.
    Kits will be mailed 2-3 weeks before the show.
    Is this still accurate? I'm flying off to Boston the Saturday before PAX, so I'm slightly concerned that I may not be around to receive it, especially since mail tends to take an extra day or two to get here.

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  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    another rookie joining in...my first pax and my first assassins as well! looking forward to meeting new friends and new victims! ;)

    edit: kit purchased! huzzah!


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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    When are kits being mailed out? I saw my card was charged, just want to make sure I havent missed somthing in the mail.
    Kits will be mailed 2-3 weeks before the show.
    Is this still accurate? I'm flying off to Boston the Saturday before PAX, so I'm slightly concerned that I may not be around to receive it, especially since mail tends to take an extra day or two to get here.
    Question bump.

    a.k.a. dya
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  • RdrRdr Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Dya, do you want him to mail it to my house and I just bring it to PAX for you? We're gonna see each other probably Wednesday before the show.

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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    When are kits being mailed out? I saw my card was charged, just want to make sure I havent missed somthing in the mail.
    Kits will be mailed 2-3 weeks before the show.
    Is this still accurate? I'm flying off to Boston the Saturday before PAX, so I'm slightly concerned that I may not be around to receive it, especially since mail tends to take an extra day or two to get here.

    Yes, kits should ship out tomorrow. I can hold it and get it to you at the convention if you dont think it will arrive in time, just send me a PM.
    another rookie joining in...my first pax and my first assassins as well! looking forward to meeting new friends and new victims! ;)

    edit: kit purchased! huzzah!

    Great! Thanks for playing!

  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    hey quick Q - is it necessary if you're playing second tier to do the updates as you identify people? or can you just write em all down and update at the end of the day? i imagine it's going to be pretty hard to get good data access with all the smartphones likely to be at pax...


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  • MarsCheliosMarsChelios Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    hey quick Q - is it necessary if you're playing second tier to do the updates as you identify people? or can you just write em all down and update at the end of the day? i imagine it's going to be pretty hard to get good data access with all the smartphones likely to be at pax...

    Good question! You can input Primary Kills or Secondary Attacks whenever is convenient for you. Also, we keep the registration system up for Secondary kills for a few days after PAX to allow you to enter any Secondary Attacks you've gathered, though the Primary Kill registration system will be disabled Monday.

  • alexithymicalexithymic Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    another rookie joining in...my first pax and my first assassins as well! looking forward to meeting new friends and new victims! ;)

    edit: kit purchased! huzzah!

    Ditto that.

  • browncoatbethbrowncoatbeth Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    hey quick Q - is it necessary if you're playing second tier to do the updates as you identify people? or can you just write em all down and update at the end of the day? i imagine it's going to be pretty hard to get good data access with all the smartphones likely to be at pax...

    Good question! You can input Primary Kills or Secondary Attacks whenever is convenient for you. Also, we keep the registration system up for Secondary kills for a few days after PAX to allow you to enter any Secondary Attacks you've gathered, though the Primary Kill registration system will be disabled Monday.

    good to know, thanks!! :)


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  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    here comes a new challenger....

    I bought a kit. Hope more folks sign up.

  • HunterAngelHunterAngel Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Got kits and registered

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  • LTAcostaLTAcosta Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hey, I was about to order kits for me and all my friends today, but I wasnt able to order an upgrade kit along with non upgrade kits... Is there any way for me to do this so that I save money on shipping?

  • DreadPirateAmyDreadPirateAmy Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I feel like a total noob, but I'm having trouble registering. I keep running into 404s and sites looking for Wordpress logins. I have no idea what's going on. Halp!

  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You will need to register first this will give you a wordpass account and should be able to order. MarsChelios may have to hand deliver it for you as well. If your still having issues after registration make sure you contact MarsChelios

  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Just because i haven't seen the topic brought up, what is everyone bringing for loot (for your assassin to loot off of your dead body)? last year, i gave away a PAX 08 Death Adder mouse. Year before it was a FFVII zippo. I haven't decided yet what to bring this year.

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