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I am such a dumbass, aka the things you regret at PAX thread

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  • ZankenZanken Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I regret wasting most of my Friday in lines and waiting around doing nothing while waiting for the Smash tourney. Seriously, delayed 1 hour then walked out after sitting around the room for an extra hour and a half. What a waste of time.

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  • LusLus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I agree, I shoulda signed up for Nvidia early on saturday instead of sunday.

    Also I should have tried to see if my last round opponent for the Magic iPod Nano tournament wanted to hang out for the convention, she was pretty friendly. We both won iPods anyway! :)

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  • PhanmanPhanman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not being able to take Monday off and having to fly back yesterday and missing all of Sunday's events was my biggest regret.

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  • jenellejenelle Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not spending enough time at the con. I met a lot of cool people, explored Seattle, had nice dinners, but I didn't stay up until 3am playing consoles or lounge all day on the Sumo sacks. It didn't feel like I was missing out on anything at the time because everything was so much fun, but in retrospect I could go explore downtown Seattle any damn time I want, but PAX won't always be there :(

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  • SidonisSidonis Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not seeing anything outside of the PC Freeplay area because we were too busy in tournies. Also, not coming on Friday and Saturday.

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  • Shin-RYUShin-RYU Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    My only regret was.....being flat BROKE! Pink Godzilla, Sweet Kitty, HALO SWAG! NEEEEEED!!!!!

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
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  • Crit_FailCrit_Fail Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    - I forgot to take a camera on Friday.
    - I missed Saturday entirely. [WTF is wrong with me?!]
    - I decided not to get in line to talk to Wil Wheaton when I walked by on Sunday, figuring the lines would thin out later. They didn't. I didn't get to meet him. D'oht.

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  • MagicallyStupidMagicallyStupid Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    My only one is only having my phone for pictures... and even then it's a small one because my phone is surprisingly good with pictures.

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  • AzioAzio Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Neliwood wrote: »
    I stayed to watch Uwe Boll.

    I agree somewhat... It was hilarious to hear people come up to the mic just to tell him to go fuck himself.... but the ranting of a self-aggrandizing blowhard gets tired very quickly. I got up and left after the "Postal" clip. When he tried to defend himself by defining "satire", I was very tempted to go and chew him out because he was completely wrong (film student, wooo!).
    I thought that first clip was kind of funny. The joke overstayed its welcome but I found nothing particularly racist about it. More like incredulity at how fucking dumb religious extremists are. It was definitely satire and not at all racist, especially compared to the things Russell Peters and other comedians get away with. Siding with Uwe when that chick was ripping into him about "that racist bullshit" was a truly stomach-churning experience.

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  • EuphasieEuphasie Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not walking up to JoCo when he was standing at the booth all alone before his show and asking him to have my babies/for a hug. After the show, there was a massive line and my feet hurt, so I just went home and missed out on a super chance to actually talk to him.

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  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not meeting more people from picto and games IRL. There were some seriously cool people out there that would have been fun to hang with.

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  • HALOPENHALOPEN Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    lol, I walked r=there prety early, and there was already like 30 people in front of me. the person right infront of me, from Pheonix. damn, i live blocks away and some guy from 5 states away beat me here......

    overall it was a great experience for all 3 days. i must've stopped by the Bungie Store like 15 times tho.

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  • alienfirstalienfirst Washington StateRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I regret not going to the concert on Saturday night. That was something my boyfriend was really looking forward too, and we went out to eat too late and it just took longer than we expected, so we settled for console freeplay (he did get to play Bioshock, so I think that helped a little).

    And I should've snagged the Master Chief on Friday when I saw him, 'cause I didn't see a bit of him for the rest of the weekend. My younger sister would have just died if I had taken a picture with him. Sadly, she had to settle for a UNSC messenger bag.

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  • Ani_BAni_B Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm totally bummed I didn't get to meet Grey Rucka, but my husband did get me his autograph, which is better than a kick to the teeth.
    I drank waaay too much Friday night and missed all of Saturday 'cause I was sick and stayed in bed all day.
    Wish I would've taken more pictures.
    But there is always next PAX!

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  • Methos645Methos645 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    My only regret was not taking the time out to tell Wil Wheaton that his speech was VERY good. But I am sure he already knows. Aside from that, I had a nice chat with G&T and got pictures taken. PAX07 was awesome and I had a blast the entire time. Next year I'm getting more friends in on the fun!

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  • PseudonymPseudonym Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Didn't get to see the OneUps as I was I was in the trivia contest. Really wanted to see them though. I really hope they come back next year! I want to see them!

    I wanted to do handheld battles, but I felt too shy to just jump in and throw down challenges to people with buttons. Next year, I will be bolder!

    I never found out what the hell was up with the freeplay station that was playing some sort of custom Guitar Hero playlist. I only saw it in passing as I was hanging out with my friends and I never got back to it. I wanted to take a closer look.

    Also, not being rich enough to impulse buy a Zelda ocarina at the ocarina stand at Pikes Place Market. I bet that lady cleaned up with PAX in town. They were cool, but $50 was a bit much with all of the other stuff I bought.

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  • ZarluneZarlune Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not getting a chance to talk to Wil Wheaton. I lined up for him like 4 times, and the few times that I got close, he ended up leaving.

    Oh, and not bringing a DS. I don't know what i was thinking, going to PAX without a handheld.

    Oooh, and not getting into TerraDrive pre-PAX, so I could have had more of a chance to be interactive in it, even though it was a lot of fun.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I looked at the TerraDrive stuff, but upon seeing something about Equipables, which I didn't have, I realized I'd get smoked and didn't bother.

    Still don't know what it was all about.

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  • titanmatrixtitanmatrix Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    not fratanizing with enough gammers.

    Most of the people i know around here(seattle) arn't, so it's a shame i didn't milk sucha great oppertunity

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  • ThelloThello Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I missed the Storytelling in Games panel. I totally brought my copies of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle to get signed, too.

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  • megormegor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I won Rainbox 6 las vegas in the draw from the frag girls, but I wrote my name in a hurry and they read my last name as yo5 :| . One of the frag girls accused me of misspelling my own name, I filled that ballot out on my arm give me some slack!

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  • CalyaCalya Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I forgot my damn DS! How do you forget to bring your DS to PAX????

    moron!

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  • Tony HellmannTony Hellmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    I looked at the TerraDrive stuff, but upon seeing something about Equipables, which I didn't have, I realized I'd get smoked and didn't bother.

    Still don't know what it was all about.
    Anyone who asked me for a powerup got one for free, and anyone who asked any of my booth staff (and/or me) how to play, got taught personally (takes about 3 minutes to learn, start to finish). Next year, we'll hook you up, I promise.

    --Tony

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  • ZarluneZarlune Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Calya wrote: »
    I forgot my damn DS! How do you forget to bring your DS to PAX????

    moron!

    My mom stole mine last year. She wouldn't let me take it with me to PAX, and this year, I flat out forgot to bring it... actually, I think it's M.I.A... come to think of it, I haven't seen it around in a while.

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  • ZarluneZarlune Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Houn wrote: »
    I looked at the TerraDrive stuff, but upon seeing something about Equipables, which I didn't have, I realized I'd get smoked and didn't bother.

    Still don't know what it was all about.
    Anyone who asked me for a powerup got one for free, and anyone who asked any of my booth staff (and/or me) how to play, got taught personally (takes about 3 minutes to learn, start to finish). Next year, we'll hook you up, I promise.

    --Tony

    So we are going to do it again next year? I really, really hope so, I got all sorts of thoughts on what I want to do, and how I want to see things working.

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  • Tony HellmannTony Hellmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I personally regret the person that busted the safe in the World's Smallest Dungeon. That was a once-a-day bigass prize that we couldn't offer anymore.

    Next year I'm bringing a real safe, not a toy one, and you'll need dynamite (or Stimutax) to bust it open.

    But I recognize that dude got excited and probably didn't realize it was totally totalled after he broke it open, so no hard feelings. That strobe light gets to you after a while, I'm sure. :)

    --Tony

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  • xxhennersxxxxhennersxx Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I personally regret the person that busted the safe in the World's Smallest Dungeon. That was a once-a-day bigass prize that we couldn't offer anymore.

    Next year I'm bringing a real safe, not a toy one, and you'll need dynamite (or Stimutax) to bust it open.

    But I recognize that dude got excited and probably didn't realize it was totally totalled after he broke it open, so no hard feelings. That strobe light gets to you after a while, I'm sure. :)

    --Tony

    what was that prize?

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  • Tony HellmannTony Hellmann Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I personally regret the person that busted the safe in the World's Smallest Dungeon. That was a once-a-day bigass prize that we couldn't offer anymore.

    Next year I'm bringing a real safe, not a toy one, and you'll need dynamite (or Stimutax) to bust it open.

    But I recognize that dude got excited and probably didn't realize it was totally totalled after he broke it open, so no hard feelings. That strobe light gets to you after a while, I'm sure. :)

    --Tony

    what was that prize?

    One of everything in our booth, including a full set of TerraDrive Live powerups. That's worth about $300. First person to find it each day won.

    --Tony

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I regret doing the CSS tourney and missing John coulton :(
    It wasn't worth it even if I did get to finals....

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  • DoppelgamerDoppelgamer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I missed Jonathan Coulton, that was a bummer. I missed a few of the omegathon matches. I don't have a DS or PSP. I didn't have a link cable for my gameboy classic, so I couldn't enter it into the handheld matches. I saw "Gabe" after PAX ended, and right as I was running up with a brand new copy of Attack of the Bacon Robots, I paused because I didn't have a pen, and bam, he was gone. Lastly, I regret getting an nVidia pin - I spent much of my time glancing at people's chests and getting tapped on the shoulder to say "five-five-one-nine-seven".

    I am, however, very glad I bought a Large PAX '07 shirt before they ran out.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Really, I should have participated more instead of wandering around with my jaw open.

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  • Soda241Soda241 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Forgot my PAX pass at home and then i was sitting in the car..About 100mile away from home and i turn to the driver, "I forgot my pass.."

    I wanted to jump out of the car right then :)!

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  • Dee KaeDee Kae Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Tonkka wrote: »
    Really, I should have participated more instead of wandering around with my jaw open.

    Same same same.

    I regret not playing Haunted... house on the hill, er.... hill on the house.... Haunted house on the hill that was also haunted.

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  • hockeymask13hockeymask13 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It really wasn't a "I'm a dumbass" moment but a timing conflict. You see my birthday was August 27th my 16th birthday. So if PAX had been later i wouldn't have my brother take me. I would just drive myself. Lucky for me i got a DV9000t entertainment notebook from HP for my Birthday and still got to go to PAX this year and next year i will drive myself. Also i regret not being skilled in any tabletop or TCG but i will train in a few over the next year to be ready.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Not getting my picture with Uwe Boll.

    Spent too much time talking with Pola and Threepio going "i wonder if I can get it?", and by the time I worked up the gumption to go over they had whisked him away.

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  • samer791samer791 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I missed the Omegathon final round. I was tired, I wanted to leave early, and I just assumed that it would be another classic game. While cool, it wouldn't have been worth it over four hours of sleep. But halo 3 would have been! AAAAAAUUUUGGGH!

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  • ay1eneay1ene Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I regret going to see FF 7 instead of Jonathon Coulton. I walked in midway through "Re: Your Brains" and realized I'd missed something incredible. Hopefully I'll catch him at Bumbershoot this weekend.

    I also regret not taking the opportunity to thank Mike/Gabe or Khoo for Pax when I saw them – I was too shy.

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  • MilobrinMilobrin Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    Milobrin wrote: »
    I didnt get to meet a cute gamer chick ^^


    There were plenty there. Most of them were just appeared to be attached to dudes.


    Exactly

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  • xxhennersxxxxhennersxx Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    ay1ene wrote: »
    I regret going to see FF 7 instead of Jonathon Coulton. I walked in midway through "Re: Your Brains" and realized I'd missed something incredible. Hopefully I'll catch him at Bumbershoot this weekend.

    I also regret not taking the opportunity to thank Mike/Gabe or Khoo for Pax when I saw them – I was too shy.

    You. Are. THE. Biggest. Dumbass.

    Wow.

    Haven't you seen FF7 already?!

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