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Annual Barcrawl Suggestion - Game of Thrones

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    eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I would love to do a bar crawl before/during PAX in the U-district. It's cheaper. Plus A Pizza Mart is my mother ship. Buses run until last call!

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    parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I can see reasons for both.

    I think Harry Potter is still relevant and people probably still have costumes and stuff for that.

    However for next year, it won't be relevant.

    However, if it was up to me we'd do GoT this year, because its awesome and I never really was into harry potter.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sweet the "fascist" thread is back.

    I trust in atlus' ability for the crawls since there are what... 6 successful ones now? Plus I know how much work goes into event planing and anybody who does that much work for something gets props. I might be able to actually go to it again! woo :D

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    eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    parabola wrote: »
    I can see reasons for both.

    However, if it was up to me we'd do GoT this year, because its awesome and I never really was into harry potter.

    I HATE Harry Potter. Awful books. But I loved waving around a wand that made zappy noises and wearing bright yellow. lol

    I think that kinda goes in GoT's favor for me. All I know is it has something to do with Medieval stuff? That's always fun.

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    Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Accalon wrote: »
    I'd still like to know how having a thread locked that is causing actual confusion is a negative reaction.

    Because locking a thread is not the solution, as is obvious at this point.
    Again I ask, why was no one asking for a GoT theme before it was turned into a TV series? Where was the interest then?

    This is true. So what? Season 1 on HBO has been a huge success with several seasons to come. It's fresh and new with boundless potential. I don't see how that makes it exempt for discussion as an option either as a new theme for the crawl, or a new crawl in and of itself.

    You continue to overlook what I thought was a very obvious point:

    This thread is/was causing confusion. This is why it was locked. Not because a bad man is hating on Game of Thrones.

    Discussion is open every single year after the bar crawl ends. I respond to each and every comment made individually. Where in the OP is it made clear that you are trying to change themes right now for this year? And if your true intent was to discuss next year's crawl why is it so critical that this discussion happens right here, right now when we're still getting this year's crawl ready? And if this is truly for next year why are you urging people to take a "personality test" or to pick a house therefore insinuating that they are signing up for a group right here and now?

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    AccalonAccalon Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    BigRed wrote: »
    Plus I know how much work goes into event planing and anybody who does that much work for something gets props. I might be able to actually go to it again! woo :D

    Agreed! As I've said already several times, the crawls thus far have been great! I have no issue with how it's organized other than suggesting more groups, which they're already doing.

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    NorthNorth Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Should probably just keep this idea on the back burner for now.

    GoT popularity is heating up and Harry Potter is going to be done after this year anyway. Let it go out with a bang.

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    arsonisfunarsonisfun Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Son of Barad-Gur

    I think you mean Barad-dûr ... loser


    8-)

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    AccalonAccalon Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This thread is/was causing confusion. This is why it was locked. Not because a bad man is hating on Game of Thrones.

    Is that so?
    in the event the theme changed I can guarantee you that it would not be Game of Thrones.
    Discussion is open every single year after the bar crawl ends. I respond to each and every comment made individually. Where in the OP is it made clear that you are trying to change themes right now for this year? And if your true intent was to discuss next year's crawl why is it so critical that this discussion happens right here, right now when we're still getting this year's crawl ready?

    I thought it was a great idea and figured I would throw it around for discussion. I forgot to check the committee calendar of scheduled debate for PAX events and make a motion before I posted, sorry.
    If this is truly for next year why are you urging people to take a "personality test" or to pick a house therefore insinuating that they are signing up for a group right here and now?

    Because it's fun! Duh.

    No need for anything to be personal from here on out. Can we move on?

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    Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Accalon wrote: »
    This thread is/was causing confusion. This is why it was locked. Not because a bad man is hating on Game of Thrones.

    Is that so?
    in the event the theme changed I can guarantee you that it would not be Game of Thrones.

    Right. It was locked because the theme will never be GoT. Not because of posts like these:
    Does this mean its not going to be the 4th Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament? =(

    And:
    Sagheart wrote:
    Aw, and I was sooo looking forward to hitting up the new Harry Potter area at Universal Studios to stock up on bar crawl stuff!!!

    Oh well, I took the quiz and it says I belong in House Stark so sign me up!

    Winter is Coming... and it wants to get DRUNK!

    Are you still not seeing the confusion? I want this dropped as much as anyone else but I'd rather correct the inaccurate statements that continue to be thrown around.

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    SurlyMcDSurlyMcD Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Accalon wrote: »
    I thought it was a great idea and figured I would throw it around for discussion. I forgot to check the committee calendar of scheduled debate for PAX events and make a motion before I posted, sorry.

    I think the edits in the OP have probably clarified the thread's intentions, however this is something I think bears mentioning.

    The TWDT/Pokecrawl are Atlus' events. These are not done by the community at large or Penny Arcade. He and other fine local PAXers put in untold hours of their personal time, effort, and most likely money to ensure that all of us that are interested in going out and getting pissed with 500 wizards/squirtles/pokewhatevers can do so.

    He takes all kinds of input after the events and tries to make our free (except for a small donation and your own drinks) opening night extravaganza even better 6 months later. In the end, the event is still his (and his cadre of awesome helpers) to plan and execute.

    If people want a parallel event, great! The more drunk PAXers the better I'm sure. We're all here for a good time. You can even put together the event and do it however you want to!

    If people want to give suggestions about the existing TWDT/Pokecrawl, I'm sure that's cool with Atlus given everything said in the thread/past TWDT's. There's just a time and a place... Which is now clearly established.

    Ultimately, I'm just trying to point out the effort that goes into this event, and how this thread might have been construed a bit like a total stranger creating a cookie brigade thread where the possibility of carrots being handed out is the topic of the OP, when that person has never been involved in the cookie brigade in the past..

    I'm sure no harm was meant, especially since the OP has been edited.

    Can we all (drunkenly) get along? <3

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    QuickSnapQuickSnap Professional Beard Grower Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm probably nit picking here but why, if I may be so bold as to ask, would the theme /never/ be GoT? I'm just curious. I mean I don't have a prefrence either way as I've never bothered with the pub crawls myself but that statemnet just strikes me as oddly defensive and close minded. To say that something will never be a possibility, when quite frankly it has every right to be an option as much as anything else. Speak not of whether previous pub crawls were sucessful or how much work and effort X person puts into Y project or whether this is even the time for this discussion. If somebody wants to do an alt themed pub crawl, who are we to stand in his way?

    Last I checked we were a community, not an aristocracy.

    Just my $0.02.

    ~Edit: Okay, Surly totally beat me to it, and said it better too. Ignore me. <3

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    BinkleyBinkley Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I have a suggestion for the 2011 Triwizard Pub Crawl: Atlus and Accalon bury their hatchet over a drink! I'll buy.

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    JediknightkarlJediknightkarl Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I just cant take all this FIGHTING haha. jk. but i AM glad that this years theme IS Harry Potter as my costume this year is movie quality!

    GO GRYFFINDOR!

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Binkley wrote: »
    I have a suggestion for the 2011 Triwizard Pub Crawl: Atlus and Accalon bury their hatchet over a drink! I'll buy.

    CAGEMATCH! BATTLE ROYALE!

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    skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Accalon wrote: »
    I thought it was a great idea and figured I would throw it around for discussion. I forgot to check the committee calendar of scheduled debate for PAX events and make a motion before I posted, sorry.

    You honestly thought stepping all over Atlus' toes without even talking to him first was a good idea and that it would have no negative repercussions?

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    SumiSumi Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    If I have anything to do with it you're all going to get way too drunk to remember this anyways. And not just Atlus or Accalon. I am making it my personal mission to get ALL OF PAX drunk.

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    VenerableMonsterVenerableMonster Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    God, I have to get drunk just to read through this thread. Anyways, all the reasonable things have actually been said by level heads in a few of the last couple posts (ie Surly). Now that this has all been established, we can all move on with our lives and I can hopefully sober up in time for AA.

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Can I suggest something?

    Atlus, Accalon, you're both being silly geese. Stop it. After reading the OP and the whole thread, there is NO confusion about this versus TWDT. Stepping on feet was in no way the intent and this isn't a silly goosing war.

    Now here's what I clearly take from this thread:
    -Atlus doesn't like suggestions or Game of Thrones.
    -Accalon didn't realize a PM may have been a better idea before posting.
    -There was never any mention in the OP about how little or how much effort goes into planning this. It's not about how hard anyone's worked and there is no insult to insinuate.
    -Seriously Atlus, all you had to say was "This is a neat idea, but planning for 2011 is already complete. Let's look at next year."
    -The word "Suggestion" in the thread title should really not be confusing.
    -Atlus and Accalon should sort their differences over a shared pitcher. I'll buy.
    -People are taking this WAY too personally.
    -I've never played any Pokemon game nor watched the TV show, but I still would have gone on the drinking tour had I gone to PAX East. I wouldn't care if the theme was BeyBlade and we all had to Let 'Em Rip before we could drink, I'd still participate.
    -EVERYONE. EVERYONE NEEDS TO THINK BEFORE THEY POST.
    -Whether I dress as a Targaryen, Slytherin or handicapable turtle, I'M STILL THIRSTY.

    SUGGESTIONS FOR 2011
    Chill out. Keep doing what you do, because it's awesome. Take the suggestions or don't, but don't open a wound and pour salt in it.
    Have a great time. It's a great theme and a lot of great people having a lot of great drinks.
    Consider a new theme for next year as Harry Potter is coming to an end. Books are still pop culture, and the GoT books have been around for almost as long as HP.

    SUGGESTIONS FOR GoT 2012
    If you're going to make major changes such as theme and/or number of houses, start planning now (with this thread?!).
    Find somewhere that serves mead, or at the very least cider.
    Start thinking about specialty shots and look for some bars that would work well for challenges. More allegiances means more bars.
    The idea of two different bar crawls is not a bad one if things can't get resolved. It can still be called an 'annual bar crawl,' unless that gets trademarked sometime in the next year.
    MAYBE, Just maybe, we save the GoT crawl for an Anti-PAX East bar crawl for us PNW locals who can't make it to Boston.

    PAX is coming. Still thirsty.

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    SerenitySerenity Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well said Liger...
    I'm still attending no matter what...

    Also Sumi, I like that plan! Biggest PAX bar crawl ever!

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    kazuokazuo Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    who knew going to bars before a gaming convention could get so serious

    ninja edit: seriously just squash this shit over a pint

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    AtratyysAtratyys Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sumi wrote: »
    If I have anything to do with it you're all going to get way too drunk to remember this anyways. And not just Atlus or Accalon. I am making it my personal mission to get ALL OF PAX drunk.

    Your promise of trophies last year made me stay on course and get plenty o' drunk so I'd say you are qualified. My trophy still sits on my shelf as a memory of the memories lost from that night.

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    lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This thread needs a title change; the name is definitely confusing. To be honest, I was having a minor freakout until about the second page of this thing. There is an easy way to make sure that doesn't happen any more.

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    SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Talking with my friend michelle last night she was totally confused by this thread. I told her she needed to sign up for the TriWizard and she told me that there was no triwizard crawl this year, but a game of thrones bar crawl.

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    SageheartSageheart Tampa, FLRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I think a lot of the confusion will be cleared up once the official TriWizard thread gets started.

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    SumiSumi Abbotsford, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Which I am waiting eagerly for. :D

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    lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Sumi wrote: »
    Which I am waiting eagerly for. :D

    THIS.

    Is it wrong that I would rather Atlus start the TWDT thread than have a life?
    (Sorry, bud)

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    jujujuju [E] Line Entertainment! Brookline, MARegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I know you can't WAIIIIIT to drink with me again, that's why you're psyched :P

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    lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    juju wrote: »
    I know you can't WAIIIIIT to drink with me again, that's why you're psyched :P

    Duh.
    You should ditch the Hufflepufalloes and come with us this year.

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    AltDeleteAltDelete Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    * I am exceptionally glad to hear there is going to be a Triwizard. Cawcaw.

    * Game of Thrones is damned fantastic and the thought of houses battling for drunken supremacy makes me consider how and when I will betray those who have come to trust me.


    Theoretically,

    * The coordinators of whatever crawls devised could agree on which group goes to what bar at what time.

    * Guests would be split into smaller, more manageable groups, creating a richer selection of themes to drink to and donate for.


    However,

    * Multiple simultaneous pub crawls sounds exceptionally tricky.

    * Moving 1000+ drunk people in multiple groups, by nightfall, with minimal injury and maximum consumption is tough when one group is in command.

    * Doing so with two or more separate groups is tougher still.


    Alternatively,

    * Pub crawls could be scheduled for different times, or even different days.


    More Alternatively Still,

    * Potential coordinators could agree on one event per year.


    Finally,

    * Everything is going to be fine. Top men are working on it now.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    So, where the hell is the actual barcrawl thread? I have five of us that want to join it and I didn't see the Triwizard on the first or second page here.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2011
    It hasn't been posted yet, be patient.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited July 2011
    Atlus doesn't like to post it until a certain level of planning is complete. Otherwise he gets the same questions about things that aren't finalized yet over and over until he does finalize them.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    But....but I want to plan my drinking now! :rotate:

    Thanks. I wanted to make sure we didn't miss it. I did the Pokecrawl this year by myself and I want to make sure we sign up for these shenanigans at PRIME since it is the first time a few of us from the EA NHL are meeting. I can't wait for PAX. East was amazing. This is going to be like 100x better.

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    CartmansDadCartmansDad Registered User new member
    edited July 2011
    So.... what if it was during the convention (Friday or Saturday), and therefore on a different day. Some of us have to work and can't get to Seattle in time for a pre-party. Don't get me wrong, I would go if I could go, but I can't, and it would be nice to drink somewhere with fun people besides the lame friends I brought with me.



    Also kidding about my lame friends--if you're reading, you rock.

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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    One problem with doing it during Fri/Sat night is that it competes directly with the concerts.

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    whypick1 wrote: »
    One problem with doing it during Fri/Sat night is that it competes directly with the concerts.

    Possibly not a problem for those who a) have seen all those gigs before (I'm looking at you, Paul & Storm... New stuff please!) or b) can't get into benaroya at all (like last year)

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Pretty sure its not in benaroya this year ;)

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    CartmansDadCartmansDad Registered User new member
    edited July 2011
    The concerts are over by 10, 10:30, and the bars close at 2. Plenty of time! besides, benaroya (or where ever it will be) holds, what, 3000 people? That's a meager 5% of the 60,000 + ppl who are coming. The remainder may want to do something outside the convention center. May.

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    tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    The concerts are over by 10, 10:30

    lolwut?

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