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PAX Prime 2013 Ideas, Suggestions and Feedback

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    BombClancyBombClancy Sugar Lady Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    Highlights:
    - Of Dice and Men. I would love to see more theatrical type panels.

    - Taped edges along walls. Is that new? I loved them for sitting, charging and picture taking.

    - Rock band stage seemed a lot more popular this year & there seemed to be more tables down there.

    - I loved all the cosplay. There were many games released this year that had a huge following. Assassins Creed, Borderlands2 & League had a huge turn out.

    - The mods were great on Twitch. I didn't go Saturday & enjoyed just about all the panels with chatting for no cost.

    - There should be more hungry hungry hippos.

    - I really hope that they pursue the suggestion of a regular card game/ other gaming tournament room for games like cribbage & speed chess.

    - Free ice cream is awesome. I did not get any but the knowledge of it being a thing is awesome.

    - Waiting outside on Friday morning. Standing nut to butt in a queue line inside with humidity....or standing outside in a wider line, playing cards with patches of grass and shade? hmmm.

    - Swag bags were great. Free stuff is great! I am thankful for all that I was given. If it didn't find a home with me, I sent it to someone who would love it.

    Suggestions:

    - Can there be some cosplay rule for size (height/ width / length)? We have rules for edges, ends, smoke and fire but what about the people that are a hazard to themselves on stilts or dragging 12 foot long tails to the effect that they need a legit friend to follow them with the title of 'handler'. It's not just a girl on clear shoes jacked up to make her 7 feet... it's the two people who have to escort her at a snails pace carrying her stuff and the one...then two or twelve people stopped to take her photo. I am not saying there should be an outright ban or measurements put on size but maybe they should be limited to a length or an area of the convention *cough* outside *cough*

    - If you are going to take a photo of someone, both the person taking the photo and the one posing can step into the taped off area.

    - Are there such things as enforcers for the front/end of lines? I accidentally or rather unknowingly cut across a demo area and ended up at the entrance being handed swag. I turned to the person who was at the front and they just laughed and said they didn't care. I don't think other people understood what was happening but there was zero enforcers around :3

    - Can PAX10 get a larger area? Maybe the queue area? I played zero this year because it was a madhouse in that area.

    - I heard that there was an area or two for people to collect CAH cards to complete the PAX deck. I went with people on three separate days and never heard of it. Maybe instead of having a trash area and wasted space in the queue area, it can be the second chance area. Don't want it? drop it here. Want more stuff? Shuffle through this area. I saw a ton of people who didn't give two hoots about CAH, MTG or LoL Skins.


    If it hasn't been said before I wanted to chime in with a tidbit on the homeless & aggressive street people in Seattle:
    The city is currently working on making a tunnel to replace the Alaskan viaduct that they tore out about 2 or 3 years ago. The issue is that a good majority lived under that viaduct and when it was ripped out, they had to move. They can not stay in that area because just about every inch down there is road cones, construction and equipment. To make matters worse, there is funding, labor and union disputes for the project and I think we are around 20 feet into the tunnel project. It sucks that there are homeless people & aggressive peddlars, it's a huge source of contention for residents too.

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    hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    I really hope no one was abusing the medical passes this year. It was an incredible help for me since I had a car accident and was heavily medicated in a wheelchair. It was very nice to go in five minutes early. It really didn't get me anywhere early just stop me from getting trampled by the rushing pax goers. Unfortunately I've been trampled before after surgery and having a medical pass so I appreciate their methods this year. I'm sorry if special items got sold out due to a few of us. Please don't take this method away. I allowed me to be safe.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    BombClancy wrote: »
    - Are there such things as enforcers for the front/end of lines? I accidentally or rather unknowingly cut across a demo area and ended up at the entrance being handed swag. I turned to the person who was at the front and they just laughed and said they didn't care. I don't think other people understood what was happening but there was zero enforcers around :3

    In general I believe that exhibitors are responsible for managing their own lines. Enforcers in expo make sure that nothing unsafe is going on, but there isn't line management present for every single booth.

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    TraitoriousTraitorious Registered User regular
    Were we getting a survey this year? I remember getting one after each PAX I have attended, including this past East, but is there a longer time lag from con end to the survey emails going out? Did I just miss it (do they not go to everyone anymore)?

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    ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    Were we getting a survey this year? I remember getting one after each PAX I have attended, including this past East, but is there a longer time lag from con end to the survey emails going out? Did I just miss it (do they not go to everyone anymore)?

    I got mine on the 12th of Sept.

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    TraitoriousTraitorious Registered User regular
    ramen215 wrote: »
    Were we getting a survey this year? I remember getting one after each PAX I have attended, including this past East, but is there a longer time lag from con end to the survey emails going out? Did I just miss it (do they not go to everyone anymore)?

    I got mine on the 12th of Sept.
    Oh wait, I'm dumb. A friend of mine ordered all of our tickets because he got through the queue first. Of course I wouldn't see one this time...

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    HeadhunterHeadhunter Registered User regular
    ramen215 wrote: »
    Were we getting a survey this year? I remember getting one after each PAX I have attended, including this past East, but is there a longer time lag from con end to the survey emails going out? Did I just miss it (do they not go to everyone anymore)?

    I got mine on the 12th of Sept.
    Oh wait, I'm dumb. A friend of mine ordered all of our tickets because he got through the queue first. Of course I wouldn't see one this time...

    Are we supposed to get a post-PAX poll for every event we attend? My memory could be playing tricks on me, but I've attended 6 PAX events and think I've received less than that in polls/surveys...

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Headhunter wrote: »
    ramen215 wrote: »
    Were we getting a survey this year? I remember getting one after each PAX I have attended, including this past East, but is there a longer time lag from con end to the survey emails going out? Did I just miss it (do they not go to everyone anymore)?

    I got mine on the 12th of Sept.
    Oh wait, I'm dumb. A friend of mine ordered all of our tickets because he got through the queue first. Of course I wouldn't see one this time...

    Are we supposed to get a post-PAX poll for every event we attend? My memory could be playing tricks on me, but I've attended 6 PAX events and think I've received less than that in polls/surveys...
    I have received one for every event for which I've purchased tickets. Just remember that if your email wasn't on the purchase, you won't get one.

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    CodeMonkey76CodeMonkey76 Software Developer Orem, UTRegistered User regular
    My only hope/suggestion for next year would be that the ticket buying process be smoothed out. I really don't want to have to camp out on twitter for a week/month waiting for the non-scheduled surprise tweet to come that tickets are on sale. Missing that announcement due to work or other obligations would mean not being able to attend because the tickets will sell out extremely fast.

    I know there isn't any easy solution, but there has to be a better option than just giving preference to those who can sit and hit F5-Refresh on their computers all day, waiting for the tickets to go on sale. Even just if the date/time were announced prior and then everyone could hit the servers all at once would be a more fair option than what happened this year.

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    byakuenbyakuen Somewhere in SeattleRegistered User regular
    I love seeing the indie games, but like many have said already, they need more space. I was feeling asthmatic after just one circuit of the booths.

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