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Canadian Omeganaughts?

ZineZine Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in PAX Archive
Silly question but has there ever been a Canadian Omegamaught Contestant? Do they even consider Canadians when picking who will participate? If this has come up before, please forgive me the search option doesn't want to work...so sorry =P

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  • ZyzzyvasZyzzyvas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    There wasn't a single one last year which I found somewhat strange because I know there were a lot of Canadians at PAX...

    Hopefully we'll see one there this year!

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  • smessmes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    We should have a Canadian forumer hangout at PAX this year.

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  • b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I vote yes on this idea. I'll be tackling the Canadian Supertrip thread this week, I'd be pretty stoked if we grew this year. Having thought about the trip since we made our way home, there's some key spots I want to work out for this year's trip. We will definitely be using the Mt. Vernon GameStop as our last meeting ground, since we easily conquered it last year.

    Seven months to go, this should be awesome.

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  • SnoowySnoowy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    There should be a Canada vs US tournament type thing.

    Or maybe that's a stupid idea.

    Go Team Canada!

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  • ThradiaThradia CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yay Canada

    Sorry...just had to say it...LOL

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  • ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I have to skip supertrip this year, because I'll be in Hawaii until late thursday night for my cousins wedding, but then I'll be flying to seatac.

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  • Amber FechkoAmber Fechko Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Zine wrote: »
    Silly question but has there ever been a Canadian Omegamaught Contestant? Do they even consider Canadians when picking who will participate? If this has come up before, please forgive me the search option doesn't want to work...so sorry =P

    The selection is totally random; international pre-registrants are considered as well.

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  • ZyzzyvasZyzzyvas Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm not 100% sure I'll partake this year, it wasn't terribly successful for me last year. I managed to make it to the Mt. Vernon gamestop albeit an hour late due to the border waits at the ferry. Turned out mostly everyone else was late too so that wasn't a huge issue but it felt like a time pressure at the time. Anyways, we left the gamestop awhile later and the person I was following pretty much ran a yellow light at the first intersection and we never saw anyone from the supertrip again. :(

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited February 2008
    And that is why the CCST makes all of their stops at truck stops immediately off the highway. No yellow lights to run or traffic to get in the way (and when it does get in the way, we squeeze it out).

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    b0wser wrote: »
    We will definitely be using the Mt. Vernon GameStop as our last meeting ground, since we easily conquered it last year. .

    That place rules...I got my copy of Rock Band there in Nov. When I called them on the phone from Bellingham, they had one that hadn't been picked up and I asked if they could hold it while I drove down. He said that it was first come first serve unfortunately, and when I asked for directions I was like "Wait, are you the one by the Costco next to Taco Del Mar? I was there last year on the way to the Penny Arcade Expo!"

    Anyway, he told some other guy who was there when I arrived that he didn't have any copies for sale and then gave me the copy. Woot.

    Driving down last year was fun, but it wasn't exactly...a convoy. As was mentioned, didn't really see anyone except at that Gamestop. Also, running late kinda screwed up going to the Pre-PAX movie (although we got kicked out 10 mins after I got there anyway :P). Need more time for the border since that totally held us up last year.

    Also, I have to refrain from locking my keys in the van this year :oops:

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  • BuraisuBuraisu Psychomancer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Mount Vernon is crazy, it has three Gamestops and two are within a block of eachother and the other one is in the Mall. Then a Gamecrazy across from the Mall. :D Oh and why their is two within a block of eachother is because one was a EB Games and that is the one by the Taco place. Then the BestBuy across the street next to the other Gamestop with a brand new giant outside mall. Atleast their is a lot of places to get copies of games that are hard to find. Plus an army of super stores like Wall Mart, Target and K-Mart if the game stores don't have the rare game.

    Well really, it's not Mount Vernon, it's Burlington. They made the new outside mall because Mount Vernon taxes were to high. The river is the border of Mount Vernon and Burlington which is south 1/2 a exit. Both of the cities are basiclly merged because they are so big with giant stores right next to the river.

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  • SnoowySnoowy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So I probably shouldn't be asking this in this thread but how exactly does the Canadian Super Trip work? Like is it a straight 14 hour drive from Edmonton to Seattle? With the stops to wait for people and meet up with everybody?

    My group of 4 were going to drive from Edmonton to Kamloops and stay overnight and then leave for Seattle Friday morning...

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited February 2008
    The Canadian Supertrip, in the same fashion as the Cross-Country Supertrip and West Coast Train Trip, arrives on Thursday, because Thursday is when all the Pre-PAX (or Day 0, if you will) action happens.

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  • SnoowySnoowy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ooo it arrives on Thursday...I see...well then. Guess we'll be driving by our lonesome! We'll have our own Supertrip! Cept we'll call it AWESOMETRIP. And it'll have hookers! And blackjack!

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Snoowy wrote: »
    Cept we'll call it AWESOMETRIP. And it'll have hookers! And blackjack!

    in fact, screw the trip!

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  • DopeskiDopeski Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Hopefully someone will represent Canada this year. :-)

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  • SnoowySnoowy Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    If by "represent" you mean embarrass, I'd be happy to help! ^^

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I simply wonder when they'll increase the number of participants chosen.

    An Omegathon starting with 50-100 people would be epic. :P

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  • RelativioxRelativiox Halo Nerd Forerunner shield world OnyxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    DStalefish wrote: »
    I simply wonder when they'll increase the number of participants chosen.

    An Omegathon starting with 50-100 people would be epic. :P

    It would also take a lot longer. And Omeganauts have so little time already. Maybe if PAX was 4 days it would be feasible.

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Relativiox wrote: »
    DStalefish wrote: »
    I simply wonder when they'll increase the number of participants chosen.

    An Omegathon starting with 50-100 people would be epic. :P

    It would also take a lot longer. And Omeganauts have so little time already. Maybe if PAX was 4 days it would be feasible.

    I agree that Omeganauts have very little time. Being with LordThanda who was an Omeganaut last year, basically took over PAX. I think I spent one hour in the expo hall, went to like 3 panels and the rest was Omegathon.

    But if you think about it 50 people would just be 14 Rounds using the old system of 4 people out a round... But if you cut the field in half each round, you could get 64 starting people and be over in 6 rounds.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    Relativiox wrote: »
    DStalefish wrote: »
    I simply wonder when they'll increase the number of participants chosen.

    An Omegathon starting with 50-100 people would be epic. :P

    It would also take a lot longer. And Omeganauts have so little time already. Maybe if PAX was 4 days it would be feasible.

    I agree that Omeganauts have very little time. Being with LordThanda who was an Omeganaut last year, basically took over PAX. I think I spent one hour in the expo hall, went to like 3 panels and the rest was Omegathon.

    But if you think about it 50 people would just be 14 Rounds using the old system of 4 people out a round... But if you cut the field in half each round, you could get 64 starting people and be over in 6 rounds.

    Except those first 2 rounds would be ungodly long

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  • kaldoniskaldonis Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    Qs23 wrote: »
    Relativiox wrote: »
    DStalefish wrote: »
    I simply wonder when they'll increase the number of participants chosen.

    An Omegathon starting with 50-100 people would be epic. :P

    It would also take a lot longer. And Omeganauts have so little time already. Maybe if PAX was 4 days it would be feasible.

    I agree that Omeganauts have very little time. Being with LordThanda who was an Omeganaut last year, basically took over PAX. I think I spent one hour in the expo hall, went to like 3 panels and the rest was Omegathon.

    But if you think about it 50 people would just be 14 Rounds using the old system of 4 people out a round... But if you cut the field in half each round, you could get 64 starting people and be over in 6 rounds.

    Except those first 2 rounds would be ungodly long


    Not necessarily. Setup a couple free-for-all FPS games or something and take the top-half from each.

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  • smessmes Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I made the mistake of turning onto Best Rd, a few Km past the bridge so I totally missed the Mt Vernon meetup.

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  • ZineZine Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I love how this turned into a Thread for the Canadian Super Trip =P I will have to join it one year rather then flying down to PAX.

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