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The PAX Enforcers SUCKED!

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  • HicksHicks Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LOL Thats MurderBot in that pic.
    Crazy mofo.

    Hicks on
  • LovleyLovley Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I thought Every one was very nice. what bothered me was when people would go through the places that you had to show your badge. through the doors to the hall and the BYOC area. I saw more then one person just kinda run through and while they said "hey stop, come back here" no one went after them. now this wouldnt get on my nerves so much if it wasn't also happing in the BYOC room and i had my computer in there too.

    and even if people do have the card how do they know you are the right person to have that card. people lose things easy when doing so many things and carrying so much stuff. i dont think its that big of a problem because i dont think anything was stolen from anywhere that i know of. this is just someting i would say needs to be improved on for next year.

    And in some ways i was glad that the checking was so lacked because i ended up sending my hubby back for my computer since my feet hurt so bad by sunday. :P

    Lovley on
  • WerrickWerrick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    My buddy and I ran into a couple groups of enforcers at The Taphouse on Sunday night, so I had a chance to thank them personally, at least a number of them.

    They were having a well-deserved beer, it was a pleasure to see them smiling after all that hard work.

    Werrick on
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  • hoonanhoonan Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The guys at consel tourney were hillarious. There was one guy during one of the tourneys who said something to the affect of "if you turn off the consel, or mess with the settings, i will bitch slap you...there will be bitchslaps aplenty."

    P.S there was also a girl with short hair and a nose ring. Very cute in my opinion.

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  • DeiruDeiru Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dude, I totally appreciated the Enforcers. This was my first year at PAX and there were a lot of times I got lost... just looking up and seeing "ENFORCER" on someone's back instantly put me at ease. There were so many times I asked for directions and I never, ever got attitude about it. There was even a moment on Friday, as I was looking for the registration area -- I saw two Enforcers setting up a sign, so I stopped them and asked where the registration area was. They pointed out and I thanked them. As I walked away, I turned back to see that the very sign they were setting up -- right next to all the other signs -- said right where to go for the registration area. I felt like an ass for not just reading the sign, but again, neither of those guys gave me attitude. Very helpful, very professional. You guys earned all the respect I had to offer.

    Deiru on
  • hmxseanhmxsean Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    The PAX Enforcers were incredible. I'd like to throw out big thanks to Brian who was our Enforcer at the Rock Band booth. It would have been almost impossible without his help. I'd also really like to thank the Enforcers who held our line together so it didn't get in the way of anyone else's booths. All the other Enforcers we worked with worth equally as helpful and willing to help out however they could. I hope they partied hard last night and got to enjoy the results of all their labor. We felt really lucky to work with all of you.

    HMXSean

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  • DMNDMN Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    DMN wrote: »
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    that one enforcer guy during the last omegathon round (at the doors prior to entry, by the VIP area during it) was such a look-at-me-im-powertripping-balls-here loudmouth. im pretty sure he just liked hearing his own voice yelled into crowds. the idle threats of violence to attendees were super lame too

    That was me, and let's explain ourselves shall we?

    at the doors: I was entertaining the line. I personally hate sitting there waiting for things to happen. Sorry if you were not entertained.

    VIP area: People were throwing things at the stage, and one nearly hit a kid (I'm talking toddler) in the head. So excuse me for doing my job and ensuring the safety of everyone else.

    Edit: But yeah, the enforcer guy, srsly a douche.


    Threatening violence isn't part of your job. You're not excused. And more truthfully; since you were bored, you were going to entertain yourself by yelling out obnoxious things both outside and inside the theatre. Don't pretend it was for anyone else (maybe the enforcers buddies next to you).




    For the record, the other enforcers were just fine I suppose. A couple times they didnt know the answers to things they maybe should have (where stuff was) but there were no issues.

    I wish one of them would have tackled that dumb bitch who was yelling obscenities at Uwe.

    Well since you are the only one who took it seriously ( I would not hurt a fly IRL unless i had good reason to), I'm sorry. Most everyone else didn't seem to care. Also, you would be wise to stop flaming other people (i.e. the 'dumb bitch' you speak of). If you want to continue discussing this matter with me, I suggest you take it to PMs.

    DMN on
  • MaskMask Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LOL I clicked on this with the vigor of a mommy wanting to defend her baby. The Enforcers were awesome! Thank you guys so much! All questions answered. All rules explained. You guys took the stress out of our having to figure out where to go or what to do. Everyone was on the ball. Thanks!!!

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  • DrainDrain [E] Tabletop Manager SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I will always remember the wall of Enforcers with cardboard tubes blocking the exhibition hall after the stalls closed on Saturday. That was awesome!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Lovley wrote: »
    I thought Every one was very nice. what bothered me was when people would go through the places that you had to show your badge. through the doors to the hall and the BYOC area. I saw more then one person just kinda run through and while they said "hey stop, come back here" no one went after them. now this wouldnt get on my nerves so much if it wasn't also happing in the BYOC room and i had my computer in there too.

    and even if people do have the card how do they know you are the right person to have that card. people lose things easy when doing so many things and carrying so much stuff. i dont think its that big of a problem because i dont think anything was stolen from anywhere that i know of. this is just someting i would say needs to be improved on for next year.

    And in some ways i was glad that the checking was so lacked because i ended up sending my hubby back for my computer since my feet hurt so bad by sunday. :P

    The majority of those people were people going back to the tournaments. They got waved in by one of the tournament admins.
    If someone walked into BYOC without an orange badge (or exibitor/special guest) they were promptly stoped and told they couldnt enter the room.

    That will be worked on next year.
    This year the PC tournaments wernt supposed to take place up at the north side. The entrance was supposed to be on the south end of the room but things changed at the last minute.

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  • DJRoseDJRose Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    I registered for this forum for the express purpose of saying how awesome the enforcers were. :-)

    DJRose on
  • sakanasakana Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Backing up BigRed on this one. I'm not sure if maybe you were just not there whenever I was on, but whenever I was there BYOC was quite a bit tighter than you described.

    sakana on
  • ThelloThello Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DMN wrote: »
    Also, you would be wise to stop flaming other people (i.e. the 'dumb bitch' you speak of). If you want to continue discussing this matter with me, I suggest you take it to PMs.
    No, I think Deusfaux is pretty much on the money as far as she goes. She interrupted the guy that was already on the mic to scream "get the fuck off the stage" multiple times at Uwe, never taking into consideration that the remaining people in the audience might actually be curious to see what he has to say. What a cunt.

    Thello on
  • ParamnesiaParamnesia Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Werrick is evil for the thread title. I was expecting some real drama.
    Thello wrote: »
    DMN wrote: »
    Also, you would be wise to stop flaming other people (i.e. the 'dumb bitch' you speak of). If you want to continue discussing this matter with me, I suggest you take it to PMs.
    No, I think Deusfaux is pretty much on the money as far as she goes. She interrupted the guy that was already on the mic to scream "get the fuck off the stage" multiple times at Uwe, never taking into consideration that the remaining people in the audience might actually be curious to see what he has to say. What a cunt.
    That girl's behavior perpetuates a negative image of gamers as socially inept, loudmouthed jerks who can't hold an intelligent discussion (we kill all our brain cells gaming you see) and deserved to be escorted out. Anyway, if it's okay to threaten in jest or entertain, what's wrong with some name calling of some unknown audience member? No names were named.

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  • DMNDMN Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well for that, I was not not there, but I will take your word for it.

    DMN on
  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The only person I heard actually complain about an Enforcer was scarlet st., but that's because he was piss-drunk at 12:30 in the afternoon and an Enforcer asked him to behave himself in the line for Rock Band.

    So what I'm saying is, it sounds like that's a feather in some Enforcer's cap. :)

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  • B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Captain K wrote: »
    The only person I heard actually complain about an Enforcer was scarlet st., but that's because he was piss-drunk at 12:30 in the afternoon and an Enforcer asked him to behave himself in the line for Rock Band.

    So what I'm saying is, it sounds like that's a feather in some Enforcer's cap. :)
    There was a guy who was piss drunk near the Console Tourney area as well.

    Say...scarlet st. didn't happen to be a white dude with glasses wearing some sorta hat, would he? Because that drunk dude stole my bottle of water. :x

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  • emberdioneemberdione Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I needed an Enforcer because someone left their bag at the subway. I just yelled out, "I need an Enforcer!" and four guys in enforcer shirts jumped to my assistance. As far as I am concerned, this is excellent.

    I had no bad run ins and saw no one being jerks.

    You guys rocked. Thank you for giving up part of your PAX to help others.

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  • MoonVydeoMoonVydeo Lord Moon Enforcer at Large Istanbul (Not Constantinople)Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thank you all for the kind words. We do the job for the love we have for Penny Arcade and the event that represents our gamer-geek culture. We try to make PAX as enjoyable as possible while balancing safety and crowd control. I can not speak for all Enforcers, but we try to treat everyone, vendor, guest etc., as we would like to be treated.

    Looking forward to many more years serving you all in an Enforcer capacity.

    MoonVydeo on
  • CosmosGoddessCosmosGoddess Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thank you everyone for the kind words about our dedication for PAX, Penny Arcade, and you the attendees. Myself and others try to make this the best convention/expo related to gaming. To respect everyone and act kind as well.

    I hope I'll see you all next year. ^_^

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  • deeblsdeebls Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    Thank you supremely for the kind words; it warms my heart to know that the job we set out to do has been mightily accomplished :) (and thank you for the unkind words as well! we need to know what to shape up too!) I'm very glad to hear back from all of you -- the more feedback Enforcers get, the better job we can do next year!

    deebls on
  • PRDPRD Kristin Lindsay I am a meat popsicle.Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dear Enforcers,

    I love you and I think you are the best dark minions that anyone could ever hope for. I am ridiculously proud.

    Love PRD

    <3

    PRD on
  • JaidenJaiden Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dear PRD,

    <3

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  • pjarvipjarvi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DMN wrote: »
    Deusfaux wrote: »

    I wish one of them would have tackled that dumb bitch who was yelling obscenities at Uwe.

    Well since you are the only one who took it seriously ( I would not hurt a fly IRL unless i had good reason to), I'm sorry. Most everyone else didn't seem to care.

    If there was one thing that really got under my skin, it was this particular incident. Other people did care, and I was about ready to punch that ****. I thought it was shameful what Penny Arcade Inc. did to Boll. Abondoning him up on the stage. Enforcers not doing shit. The attitudes of the attendees was of course, even worse. If this is what PA intended to do to Jack Thompson, then just don't do it period. It makes you look like assholes. If you're not adult enough to have a moderated Q&A session or debate, then just don't fucking bother.

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  • AndymatronAndymatron Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The Enforcers where all Cool.
    I really enjoyed talking to the Wall of Enforcers at the last Omegathon Round.

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  • hockeymask13hockeymask13 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    One enforcer did the nicest thing ever on saturday...i had lost my swag bag and was sulkily playing PSP in the handheld lounge. So he comes over and asks me whats wrong...i tell him and he does something so cool i nearly kissed him (i'm not gay)..he went around and got me nearly every piece of free swag there was...if you are reading this mr. enforcer man i just want to say thank you for making my day way brighter :)

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  • DeviousPorkinsDeviousPorkins Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    We make this shit look good. Damn good.


    I can't imagine going to PAX and not being an Enforcer. All of us, every single one that participated in helping out at PAX in whatever capacity they could, they are all awesome.

    See you guys at the next Enforcer gathering!

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  • hockeymask13hockeymask13 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    i have a question for all enforcers...how old is the youngest you have to be an enforcer? PM me with answer Please and thank you.

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  • oogmaroogmar Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thanks guys.

    <3

    -The PC Freeplay girl.

    PS: torgie, shut up.

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  • groovechildgroovechild Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Captain K wrote: »
    The only person I heard actually complain about an Enforcer was scarlet st., but that's because he was piss-drunk at 12:30 in the afternoon and an Enforcer asked him to behave himself in the line for Rock Band.

    So what I'm saying is, it sounds like that's a feather in some Enforcer's cap. :)

    That must've been Tristan, he's a really awesome guy. You'll hopefully be seeing more of him around next year.



    Thanks for this thread everyone, it really makes it all worth it. I'm sleep deprived, in pain, and can barely talk, as are most other enforcers. But it's totally worth it when I read this. I was the assistant to Harmonix (Rock Band) so I had a full plate, but you guys were always very understanding when it came to line management.

    hmxsean: Thanks for the kind words, it was really nothing short of a constant pleasure to work with you guys.

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  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I just want to say I love you enforcers. You've set yourselves up to be the good guys, even though you're the bad guys... you know what I mean.

    Me and all my friends were looting the leftover swag bags on sunday, need deep in trash, and were like... uh, what're we gonna do with all this? I asked an enforcer, and like 5 min mins later she shows up with a bunch of plastic tubs for us to put our trash in. Yay!

    Thank's for always being approachable and helpful!

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  • LovleyLovley Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    BigRed wrote: »

    The majority of those people were people going back to the tournaments. They got waved in by one of the tournament admins.
    If someone walked into BYOC without an orange badge (or exibitor/special guest) they were promptly stoped and told they couldnt enter the room.

    That will be worked on next year.
    This year the PC tournaments wernt supposed to take place up at the north side. The entrance was supposed to be on the south end of the room but things changed at the last minute.

    No this time was not the case, because they would yell after the people/person and say hey come back here, but would be too busy with the other people trying to get in they couldnt leave their post. of the probably 20 times that i went in it only happened twice that i saw. but i was just trying to point out places for improvements not saying it was the enforcers fault. for the most part they where great bunch of people. and the guy that was always on the mic he was funny.

    Lovley on
  • GoogalashGoogalash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I have to say love you all.

    To all my fellow enforcers you guys rock hardcore.

    To the attendies you folks are really what makes PAX great and I personally had a great time talking to many of you in various lines I was managing while you patiently waited to get in to stuff.

    I'm sorry that some of you had "bad" experiences with some of us. We work really hard with little sleep and that can make us a bit touchy though that is no excuse.

    So again thank you to all the attendies your words of praise and notes as to what we need to improve on. I for 1 will take these words to heart to make 2008 even better.

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  • RaptorRaptor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Lovley wrote: »
    BigRed wrote: »

    The majority of those people were people going back to the tournaments. They got waved in by one of the tournament admins.
    If someone walked into BYOC without an orange badge (or exibitor/special guest) they were promptly stoped and told they couldnt enter the room.

    That will be worked on next year.
    This year the PC tournaments wernt supposed to take place up at the north side. The entrance was supposed to be on the south end of the room but things changed at the last minute.

    No this time was not the case, because they would yell after the people/person and say hey come back here, but would be too busy with the other people trying to get in they couldnt leave their post. of the probably 20 times that i went in it only happened twice that i saw. but i was just trying to point out places for improvements not saying it was the enforcers fault. for the most part they where great bunch of people. and the guy that was always on the mic he was funny.

    I'll go ahead and apologize if this was my fault. There were a few times where it got a bit hectic with people going into BYOC, but I really only remember failing to stop a large group of Tourney goers (on Sunday I think), which was somewhat irritating but they were ushered into the tourney area anyway.

    From what I can recall I got people flagged down and chased after if they needed to be, but in many cases the people actually running into BYOC were Exhibitors, and after calling them, I would recognize who they were and let it go feeling a bit like an ass for not recognizing them right away.

    Sure it would have been nice to have two people on BYOC security at all times, but I didn't really feel like it was a problem security wise, rather it would have been nice so that occasional escorts could have been done more easily.

    At any rate, I'd like to throw out thanks as people were all around awesome, the occasional chats with BYOCers were nice (and others as I got around), and I don't recall your name, but getting me a box of Haze mints was super awesome, so if you are reading this, thank you again!

    Smiles and joy (and possibly caffeine) became as lifeblood for me.

    Raptor on
  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I only saw one enforcer that I thought was not nice. He was managing the middle/end of the FarCry 2 panel line outside of Theatre A.

    They things he said and did probably needed to be said and done, but he was unable to say and do them like a nice person. I would classify him as sub-douche. Not quite a full fledged douche, but he is on the path of douchedom.

    I whole heartedly support the enforcers and all that they stand for.

    That is all.

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  • Jared A. SorensenJared A. Sorensen Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DJRose wrote: »
    I registered for this forum for the express purpose of saying how awesome the enforcers were. :-)


    Ditto. I was really impressed by the organization at the con. Good job, folks!

    - J

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  • mspencermspencer PAX [ENFORCER] Council Bluffs, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ah, that was me at the end of that FarCry 2 line. Sorry about that. My instructions were to try to keep everyone off to one side, and to make sure everybody knew no recording was allowed.

    Edit: oh yeah, also apparently we couldn't have people in Sumos in line. My instructions there were to tell people "if you're not standing you're not in line" but that seemed kinda cold.

    I know one guy had an expensive-looking camera, and he didn't want to jump out of line and go put it somewhere safe. For him I ran back and asked what the policy was on that, and it turns out he was OK to bring it in as long as the camera stays out of sight, below waist level.

    I'm generally an excessively polite person, so it kinda bothers me that I rubbed people the wrong way. What was it about what I said? I want to fix whatever I did. Now that I think about it, I think at the VERY end of the line, where it stretched past the escalators and into the works of art there on the floor, maybe that's where I didn't spend enough time making small-talk with guests and explaining why we have to be so careful about the recording stuff.

    (The night before I was also working the line outside at some event at Gameworks, where we were letting some people in with cardboard 'VIP passes' early, and then anybody else with a PAX badge an hour later. I hope I wasn't accidentally a dick there either.)

    Inside the panel I was also the guy on the right hand side of the room, half watching the AWESOME panel and half going up and down scanning the crowd for cameras. Nobody had told me to do that, but to me I felt "if something leaks from this panel, we won't get any cool panels like this next year" so I went above and beyond in making sure there were no cameras in the audience.

    To the guy with the awesome Speed Racer costume, with the helmet on your lap: your costume rocks, and I'm sorry I asked you to put your helmet on the floor. (You know, someone could conceivably hide a camera in a helmet.) I tried to ask in the most polite way possible, so I hope you weren't offended.

    Likewise I think there were a couple of backpacks, where it looked to me like they could've concealed a camera. I tried to ask those guys to move their bags to the floor in the nicest way possible.

    For what it's worth, after the panel was over I got the awesome job of going and finding a wheeled flat cart (thanks GreenCoats!) and pushing the FarCry 2 demo machine back to their hotel room with them. From our conversation I think the effort paid off - they really got the impression we cared about giving them a safe environment for a closed demonstration like that.

    So, tl;dr version: I hate that I did something that made someone think I was a dick, and I really want to fix what I did. My biggest nightmare about the whole PAX enforcer-ing experience is that I'd be screwing up and nobody will tell me what I did. I *will* be doing this next year -- this entire week has been awesome. So please tell me?

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  • WerrickWerrick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dude, none of you have any training in this, it's completely volunteer. As far as I'm concerned anyone who would give up their PAX weekend to Enforce is deserving of a medal and if they make a few mistakes along the way then so be it, that's the price of doing business.

    Besides, there are always two sides to every story and anyone who gets told something they told like is going to characterize the person doing the telling as a douchebag, that's just the way it is. You got to enforce a rule that wasn't popular, that's all.

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  • mspencermspencer PAX [ENFORCER] Council Bluffs, IARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well yeah, but I still don't like that I pissed someone off. Thanks though.

    (By the way, if anyone was playing 360 games in Console Freeplay, and the 360 you used had a "confused" ring of light that couldn't seem to decide if the console was standing upright or laying on its side: that was my 360, brought in from home. LOTS of other Enforcers did the same, but mine had that special little defect. :-) )

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  • BSR StashBSR Stash Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I felt like I actually had a purpose at PAX this year being an enforcer. Its was cool to meet new people and help others. I'd be super glad to do it next year =)

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