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Omegathon, OMEGANAUTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN! OMEGANAUTS POST HERE!

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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Shoopity wrote: »
    2 questions about that:
    1) If they do allow line skippage, can we get a friend in (my brother is coming) with us? If not that's fine, I totally understand. i don't want to abuse this awesome gift that has been bestowed upon me, but it'd also be a shame to not really be able to use it either because family comes first.

    B) Is/Has that privilege been extended even if you go out in, say, round 1?
    I don't know the answer to the second one, but BaconSandwich mentioned to some of us that the badge was supposed to include a +1 last year.

    PAX EAST 2011 Omegathon Finalist - PAX East 2012 Omeganaut
    After time adrift among open stars
    Among tides of light and to shoals of dust
    I will return to where I began
  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Shoopity wrote: »
    Rounds generally take an hour. For the music and final rounds they will probably want you in the green room an hour ahead of time. The flip side is your Omeganaut badge SHOULD get you to the front of any other line in the con when you are not competing.

    2 questions about that:
    1) If they do allow line skippage, can we get a friend in (my brother is coming) with us? If not that's fine, I totally understand. i don't want to abuse this awesome gift that has been bestowed upon me, but it'd also be a shame to not really be able to use it either because family comes first.

    B) Is/Has that privilege been extended even if you go out in, say, round 1?

    1) Yes. Your Omeganaut Badge should give you front-of-the-line access +1 guest.

    B) Yes, an Omeganaut Badge is an Omeganaut badge regardless of your final standing.

    By the way I love the Question 1 and Question B format

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • ShoopityShoopity Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    After that, I tend to get into a III), quatro) 5th). I don't think I've ever made a list that went past 5 points in a casual setting.

    Unfortunately, I don't think I could really fit Thrice into that format...

  • KastorKastor Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Omeganaut Goliath online.

  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Another Omeganaut has been found on twitter.

    @iAlex0488

  • rabbitbotrabbitbot Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I am an omeganaut, and apart from being nervous, I am quite stoked about it. Pumped even.

  • cove_kidcove_kid Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Shoopity wrote: »
    Rounds generally take an hour. For the music and final rounds they will probably want you in the green room an hour ahead of time. The flip side is your Omeganaut badge SHOULD get you to the front of any other line in the con when you are not competing.

    2 questions about that:
    1) If they do allow line skippage, can we get a friend in (my brother is coming) with us? If not that's fine, I totally understand. i don't want to abuse this awesome gift that has been bestowed upon me, but it'd also be a shame to not really be able to use it either because family comes first.

    B) Is/Has that privilege been extended even if you go out in, say, round 1?

    1) Yes. Your Omeganaut Badge should give you front-of-the-line access +1 guest.

    B) Yes, an Omeganaut Badge is an Omeganaut badge regardless of your final standing.

    By the way I love the Question 1 and Question B format

    For more info on question 1, don't be surprised if it doesn't work in the Expo Hall. I was told that generally the "Front of the Line" access for Omeganauts worked for PAX supported functions like console freeplay and panels, but not for company-run exhibits.

    Or I was just never brave enough to try. But I figured if you weren't directly associated with PAX, you didn't care about line-skipping privileges.

    But I was able to do everything I wanted to do during PAX and still compete in the Omegathon. It all depends on if it will have 4 rounds like last PAX East or 6 rounds like PAX Prime.

    PAX East 2010 Omeganaut
    Team 16: Guitarist for The Clap Trap
  • langrilangri Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Congrats to all Omeganauts! You're gonna love it :)

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kastor wrote: »
    Omeganaut Goliath online.

    Does that mean we have to fight a giant space robot?

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kastor wrote: »
    Omeganaut Goliath online.

    Does that mean we have to fight a giant space robot?
    I call NinjaMegaFalconZord!

    PAX EAST 2011 Omegathon Finalist - PAX East 2012 Omeganaut
    After time adrift among open stars
    Among tides of light and to shoals of dust
    I will return to where I began
  • gilby123gilby123 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Cast Summon COULTRON.

    "Where would we be without the agitators of the
    world attaching the electrodes of knowledge to the nipples
    of ignorance?" - John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • GECCoGECCo Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Greetings folks... well they chose me to be an Omeganaut too! I'm stoked! :rotate:
    This is my first PAX ever and I'm so looking forward to it. Not sure how competitive I'll be but I'm in it for the fun. Gonna be a blast.

    GECCo
  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Another Omeganaut appears.

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    GECCo wrote: »
    Greetings folks... well they chose me to be an Omeganaut too! I'm stoked! :rotate:
    This is my first PAX ever and I'm so looking forward to it. Not sure how competitive I'll be but I'm in it for the fun. Gonna be a blast.

    Welcome. Welcome to Omegathon. The only limit is yourself.

    EDIT: Also lousy teammates and malfunctioning hardware. Those are also limits.

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    GECCo wrote: »
    Greetings folks... well they chose me to be an Omeganaut too! I'm stoked! :rotate:
    This is my first PAX ever and I'm so looking forward to it. Not sure how competitive I'll be but I'm in it for the fun. Gonna be a blast.

    This is also my first PAX ever.

    @Baconsandwich Just like Zombo.com Anything is possible.

  • ChiefOmegatechChiefOmegatech Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Greetings,
    I am on once again to hunt down the last two people chosen for the Omegathon. I have been sending emails to them, so if you have sent your stuff in, just make sure you don't have an email from me saying I need you to get your stuff in ASAP. In fact I will send an email to everyone who I have everything from right now.
    Get your stuff in!
    ~Chief

  • agentravynagentravyn Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I decided to not manage a second Twitter account for this. Can you update the list? I'm using @frankalee

    Internet information sharing paranoia made me forget that I'm going to be doing this in public so I can't stay anonymous for long.

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    agentravyn wrote: »
    I decided to not manage a second Twitter account for this. Can you update the list? I'm using @frankalee

    Internet information sharing paranoia made me forget that I'm going to be doing this in public so I can't stay anonymous for long.

    I completely understand, and the forum list has been updated! I'll check to make sure TdarTURbo did the same for the Official Twitter List

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I updated the Twitter List of the PAX East 2011 Omeganauts.

  • sofreshsodarrylsofreshsodarryl Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So who thinks one of us will be forced to sing LadyGaGa on RockBand in front of everyone?

  • RoldRold Registered User
    edited February 2011
    So who thinks one of us will be forced to sing LadyGaGa on RockBand in front of everyone?

    I suggest everyone download the southpark cartman version of poker face, to prepare. if you have to sing lady gaga, at least make it funny.

  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Or we might have to dance to Lady Gaga in front of a large crowd for Dance Central.

  • benswimmingbenswimming Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    PAX EAST schedule is live.....
    http://east.paxsite.com/schedule.php

    Looks to be 5 rounds in the Omegathon this year.

    PAX EAST 2011 Omeganaut
    Twitter: sweeneyben
    XBL: Disco Ball
  • RoldRold Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Do they typically give us the list of games before PAX? I was under the impression that each round would be a surprise.

  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Rold wrote: »
    Do they typically give us the list of games before PAX? I was under the impression that each round would be a surprise.

    Generally, games get announced 1-2 weeks before PAX. The format and play type isn't always explained beforehand.

    PAX East 2010/2011/2012 Omeganaut!
  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited February 2011
    Rold wrote: »
    Do they typically give us the list of games before PAX? I was under the impression that each round would be a surprise.

    Generally, games get announced 1-2 weeks before PAX. The format and play type isn't always explained beforehand.

    The final round is always a surprise though.

  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Last Prime they were discussing not telling people so don't necessarily expect it this time.

    PAX Prime 2014 Checklist
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  • LelldorianxLelldorianx Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think a 'who can build the most interesting structure' for minecraft would be hilarious. That, or a PvP duel between the contestants...

    With gold pick axes.

    And pigs. The kind you ride.

    Editor @ GamersNexus.net
  • fr05tfr05t Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Just a reminder to any Omeganauts who haven't joined the facebook group yet.

    The group is here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191181557577249

    Join and to comfirm you are an omeganaut please send me the following info from your Omeganaught confirmation (look to your omeganaught email for info).
    -What is the fax number you are supposed to send your signed agreement to.
    -Who do you need to send it to.
    -What is the text of #5 in the agreement.

  • SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh hay! Look what we have here.

    *from the front page*

    Time to start practicing Omeganauts!

    Round 1: Katamari, Friday, 12:30 PM – Merman Theatre (052)

    Round 2: Bananagrams Saturday, 11:30 AM – Merman Theatre (052)

    Round 3: Jenga Saturday, 8:30 PM – Main Theatre (Floor 3)

    Round 4: Operation Sunday, 10:30 AM – Merman Theatre (052)

    Round 5: It is a secret! Sunday, 5:30 PM – Main Theatre (Floor 3)

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
  • tvethiopiatvethiopia Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    that's some lineup, i am filled with jealous.

    <3 Daintier. Smarter. Better dressed. <3
  • cove_kidcove_kid Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Ugh...This is the year they decide not to have Rock Band? :(

    Interesting to see that it's going to be light on the video games this year. Good luck to all involved and your week of training.

    PAX East 2010 Omeganaut
    Team 16: Guitarist for The Clap Trap
  • benswimmingbenswimming Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Man oh man, I had all my gaming systems hooked up, including the classics, and now this year all board games?! well except for Katamari.... Gotta head to Toys R' Us and pick me up some games!

    PAX EAST 2011 Omeganaut
    Twitter: sweeneyben
    XBL: Disco Ball
  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This is cruel. Aside from Katamari and perhaps the final game, the others require intense concentration, steady hands and quick thinking

    I don't envy you guys but of course I'm jealous that you're participating

    3DS: 2423-3346-8839
  • GundabadGundabad Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Mostly non-video games... hmm... could this finally be the year with a ping pong finale???

  • StrikerObiStrikerObi Tallahassee, FLRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh man JENGA! I saw the Jenga round of the Omegathon at PAX '08 and it was INSANE. You will never see anything more intense than competitive Jenga. Plus it is right before the concerts so thousands of people will be watching, adding to the intensity.

    I bet that Operation will be similarly intense. Both are high-pressure games.

  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I hope that they've figured out a way to make a live action Katamari.

    You know, to fit in with the other real games.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited March 2011
    Isn't Operation also a Wii game?

  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Ahh, you are correct. It is in the Hasbro Family Game Night 2. Jenga too.

    I bet that is what they will have people play.

    PAX Prime 2014 Checklist
    Passes: ▬ Hotel: ▬ Flight: ▬ Buttons:
  • LollerskateDJLollerskateDJ Registered User
    edited March 2011
    But real Jenga is more intimidating :(

    J-J-JENGA

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