[MISC] Haddy dappy fun thread of never-ending positive PAX-related thoughts

SovietMudkipzSovietMudkipz Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in PAX Archive
As we all know, PAX is a utopia, a cornucopia of unbridled happiness.

No inconvenience will arise amongst anyone who attends a convention composed of 85,000 people and god damnthe man who entertains such impure thoughts.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Next year I'll sit at all the demos for two hours if I feel like it.

    Sounds like you're going to be someone's bad experience this time.

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    Houn wrote: »
    This is Penny Motherfuckin' Arcade. It's a better class of forum, and you know it.
  • NijhazerNijhazer Sunnyvale, CARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I was standing in line to play Rock Band 2. Some guy tried to tell me a Knock Knock joke. He said, "Knock knock", so I said, "Who's there?" But then he got really quiet. Now I'll never find out who was there. That guy was a big jerk.

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  • ukiyo eukiyo e Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I spent a few minutes trying to think of something, but I really can't think of an experience that I would truly consider "bad". I played against a dick who was snaking in Mario Kart DS, but that's just a part of the game. To be honest it doesn't sound like your experiences were that bad either. Is it really necessary to create a thread dedicated to such a negative topic?

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Bad experiences I've had at PAX.

    Met a ton of new friends.
    Met Mike and Jerry.
    Met Felicia Day.
    Met Wil Wheton.
    Experienced the best Gaming Expo on the planet.
    Had Bawls.
    Went to Pre-PAX dinner.
    Had cookies.
    Played assassins.
    Played Patient Zero.
    Played tons of games.
    Met the guys from Rooster Teeth.
    Got a characture from Luke McKay. (One of the best things ever)
    Got a fruit fucker t-shirt.
    Got RvB t-shirts.
    Booked my flight for 2009 in January cause I can't wait to go again.

    I could go on and on.

    Crappy PAX

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    I agree with ukiyo, this is a pretty terrible topic.

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  • dragon keeper xdragon keeper x Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    fail thread is fail.

    negative Nancy >:-(

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Negative PAX experience? Well I got on this thread on this one forum and it was full of poo poo talk about how terrible their experience was.

    All sarcasm aside, even what little negativity I had (and I mean I would have to nitpick), it was somehow made up for in a hojillion gallons of awesomeness.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I had to stand in a line with a guy with a faint Russian accent, who generally seemed pretty cool, but was a McCain supporter, and we had a friendly debate about politics. Then we played Left 4 Dead.

    Worst Convention... Ever.

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    I had to stand in a line with a guy with a faint Russian accent, who generally seemed pretty cool, but was a McCain supporter, and we had a friendly debate about politics. Then we played Left 4 Dead.

    Worst Convention... Ever.

    I met houn. :|

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    With so many people attending PAX, we can't ALL be cool you know. There's bound to be at least two bad apples.

    I don't think I've had a bad experience at PAX, except for my epic fail at trying to find other ladies to come to my hotel party. :| Oh well, there's always this year.

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  • RARGPHLAMRARGPHLAM Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Saturday night at two in the morning last year I threw a chair at my friends.

    To be fair, I forgot my anti-anxiety medication at home and I'm hypersensitive to large crowds of people, and it wasn't really anyone at PAX's fault, more that I'm messed up in the head.

    So no, not really, PAX is one of those rare conventions where people are generally nice. Frightening.

    Oh, actually, at PAX '07 or '08, at the Front concert, there was a ball being bumped around up front, and according to my friend who was in the crush up front, some greasy scene looking type attempted to grab and pop the ball.

    Other than, I dunno. This convention doesn't really draw the slavering fanboy type, and if they do show up, they generally keep to themselves, from the fear of being stared at ruthlessly.

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember in PAX 07 waiting for the DDR machine closest to the BYOC. And when it got to be my turn, I was by myself and offered to someone behind me to dance with me if they wanted..Then two guys behind me took both dance pads and left me standing there too speechless to know what to do. I was pretty pissed.


    EDIT: And PAX 08 I was annoyed with the ditzy chicks running the Patriot raffle...The guy who did the NVIDIA raffle in 06 was way more awesome.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited April 2009
    I only had 1 bad experience.

    I was stopping by the ubisoft booth (first mistake) and someone approached me, I believe it was one of the fragdolls. Anyhow she wanted me to take a ticket for their contest. I knew I wouldn't be present and I really didn't need a 1tb drive, so I said "no, its ok" Then she went on about how a terabyte was a THOUSAND gigabytes and became all bitchy when I was trying to be polite and decline.

    She might of been frazzled with the leering eye of all the guys at pax, but seriously? Its a dumb raffle.

    Why do people have to be dicks at pax? I thought there was a "don't be a dick" policy.

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  • MetaverseNomadMetaverseNomad Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I agree with ukiyo, this is a pretty terrible topic.

    Seriously, though, bad things and bad people do occur at conventions this size. They're probably about .05% of the whole, but I experienced some incidents that threatened to crush my PAX spirit a couple times. Especially in '07 when I was fairly new and didn't know a lot of people.

    Couldn't we turn this thread into a more positive one and maybe discuss how people should deal with those negative incidents? And maybe some constructive (warnings) comments about their behavior and how not to be a dick?

    Sorry to sound all high-school-counselor, but seriously, if you're passive-aggressive and don't say anything (nicely, no fighting you youngins!) to the jerks, they're just going to keep being jerks and ruin someone else's time too. Or maybe they'll do it anyway....

    ...also it is possible that it's too early in the morning and I haven't redeveloped my jaded-ness yet today...

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My worst experience at PAX was meeting people who felt like everyone else should go out of their way to be extra nice to them. As nice as I was, it just wasn't enough.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    No, you're pretty much right on the money, Nomad, but gamers are largely passive-aggressive and won't stand up for themselves. Thus, the bad apples are free to stink up the place.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    No, you're pretty much right on the money, Nomad, but gamers are largely passive-aggressive and won't stand up for themselves. Thus, the bad apples are free to stink up the place.

    I should have a button made that says "DONT BE A DICK!"

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I definitely don't think I had a bad experience personally, it was a great time!

    Heh, there was a guy that was hanging out with me on Sunday (I think it was) and he played a practical joke on me, he had snagged my hat... and I was looking for it, and he finally pulled it out of his bag. =) I forget his screenname now (ack! Sorry! =( ), but he's on the boards! He was a funny guy and didn't mean any harm by it, but I remember I was pissed at him for like 5 seconds. =) (My gullibility is a sensitive subject for me, apparently ;) )

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    No, you're pretty much right on the money, Nomad, but gamers are largely passive-aggressive and won't stand up for themselves. Thus, the bad apples are free to stink up the place.

    I should have a button made that says "DONT BE A DICK!"

    There's a thread for that!!

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  • DopeskiDopeski Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't think of any bad experiences. Generally everyone was very kind.

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  • MandaristaMandarista Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Last year I went onstage to play that Raving Rabids demo.
    The guy on my left didn't move at all, but the guy on my right kept inching towards me and wound up smacking me in the face with his Wii-mote cord once, and nearly hit me with the whole controller a few times.

    I got a little grumpy and told him to back off, but he just gave me a weird look and kept doing it anyway.
    Since the guy on the other side of me didn't move a single inch there was no where for me to go to, so I just stopped, stepped out of the way, and stood there watching them finish.

    Then the woman running the booth told me in a cutesy little voice "wow, you got to get a little more active than that to play, that was a good try though! good job!"
    WTF? o_O
    Lady just saw me get hit in the face and just acted like a was a little kid that couldn't keep up.
    Grrr....

    She made me almost as angry as Mr Whacky-Wiimote.
    Oh well... :?

    The game itself was pretty fun though.
    Remember kids: When playing "activity" games, don't stand less than 1 foot away from other players!

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  • nemaihnenemaihne Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Last year I played Assassins and it turns out my killer was also on the train. Now we all go do stuff together and I can't spend my Saturday nights alone farming rep in Icecrown. It totally sucks. :P

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  • eye-shuheye-shuh Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Man I was just hanging out and one day all these crazy fucking people came outta no where and took over downtown. They kept yelling shit like "pwnd!" and "your mom!" They had these weird huge cell phones with stickers all over them that they kept mashing buttons really hard on to text to eachother? Then someone yelled "all hail ball" and I knew a cult had moved in.

    It was really confusing and scary.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I was a bit scared about coming to PAX with LewieP, and now I'm feeling really sad I'm not coming again this year. I met lots of amazing people who were all young enough to be my kids and who made me feel very welcome and good about being there. I'm planning to go to Boston PAX, though, atm on my own, but I'll have to see who I can drag with me.

    Pax-ers being horrid? no, you didn't go to the same thing as I did.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well when I was having a Crysis Warhead being demoed to me I had this girl behind me who wanted to rip my head from my shoulders as I had taken her place. It was part of a media tour of EA's booth and we all got shoved in front of people all the time to get our coverage done. Didn't go down so well with many attendees and I can see why. Same problem happened with Dead Space booth come to think of it.

    If anything the above was self inflicted, so no sympathies please! Other than that I can't think of a single bad thing from PAX last year. Oh wait yes I can. IT ENDED :(

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  • SaziraSazira Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Worst experience at PAX would be that most if not all of the boys/men there don't believe in deodorant and or cologne to help mask the smell.

    Walkin down those small lil hallways.. Whew.. my poor eyes have never shed so many tears. And i'm a girl.. i cry.... a lot.

    So worstest experience ever was

    B.O.!!!!!!

    Best experience was gettin a peek at the new halo map, and then watching my boyfriend get banned from xbox live for havin the motto of "support internet porn." Oh, and messing with fimo clay to make plasma grenade earrings, that was pretty fun. Too bad my cat played with one once I took it off so now I only got one :( Sadface.

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Worst experience was the party that wasn't Sealab back in '07.

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    whypick1 wrote: »
    Worst experience was the party that wasn't Sealab back in '07.

    Are you referring to Robot Chicken? Because that was actually a lot of fun.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Aside from a small incident that was a complete "My bad", there was nothing too terrible.

    ...The incident being leaving The Boyfriend in the hotel room while hanging out with ya'll for four hours...and not having my mobile with me and instead having it on the desk in the room.

    He still doesn't let me down for that.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited April 2009
    While I could be mistaken (because 'something that isn't A' is about the worst possible definition of a thing), I believe he's trying to reference how Sealab in 07 was only about 30 min thanks to trying to pack like 40+ people into a hotel room.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Cynd3rCyn wrote: »
    whypick1 wrote: »
    Worst experience was the party that wasn't Sealab back in '07.

    Are you referring to Robot Chicken? Because that was actually a lot of fun.

    No. He's referring to the Sealab party that didn't happen. It went for about 20 minutes before it was shut down by multiple noise complaints and security calls.

    Edit: yeeaah. Just read the post directly above mine. Might be more tired than I thought.

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Well when I was having a Crysis Warhead being demoed to me I had this girl behind me who wanted to rip my head from my shoulders as I had taken her place. It was part of a media tour of EA's booth and we all got shoved in front of people all the time to get our coverage done. Didn't go down so well with many attendees and I can see why. Same problem happened with Dead Space booth come to think of it.(

    Well if you were the dudes who jumped in front of me at Dead Space, I was pissed till they very wholeheartedly apologized to me and my friend about it. I was just glad they realized that they were cutting and said sorry to people who waited. And even then the Dead Space guy made up for it with letting us interview the Art Director I think it was.

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sazira wrote: »
    Worst experience at PAX would be that most if not all of the boys/men there don't believe in deodorant and or cologne to help mask the smell.

    Walkin down those small lil hallways.. Whew.. my poor eyes have never shed so many tears. And i'm a girl.. i cry.... a lot.

    So worstest experience ever was

    B.O.!!!!!!

    Before you go rolling all us boy/men together into a B.O. group.

    First, one stank individual can rotten a 100 foot radius pretty quickly and that shit lingers.

    Second, the worst B.O. I have ever smelt was not from a male.

    But I do agree the lack of deoderant is disturbing at PAX. I think we should get them to give it away in the little bags everyone gets.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    It's less a lack of Deodorant, and more that no stick can possibly hope to withstand the heat of that many people in that small a space.

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    While I could be mistaken (because 'something that isn't A' is about the worst possible definition of a thing), I believe he's trying to reference how Sealab in 07 was only about 30 min thanks to trying to pack like 40+ people into a hotel room.

    40+ people/30 minutes might have been generous on both counts.

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Houn wrote: »
    It's less a lack of Deodorant, and more that no stick can possibly hope to withstand the heat of that many people in that small a space.

    Don't stand up for them.

    Re-apply, change shirts, go back to the hotel and shower at lunch, do the hobo thing and wash in the bathroom sink, I don't care just stop filling everyone’s nose with the aerosol particles of your body stench.

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    sum10fishy wrote: »
    Houn wrote: »
    It's less a lack of Deodorant, and more that no stick can possibly hope to withstand the heat of that many people in that small a space.

    Don't stand up for them.

    Re-apply, change shirts, go back to the hotel and shower at lunch, do the hobo thing and wash in the bathroom sink, I don't care just stop filling everyone’s nose with the aerosol particles of your body stench.

    Agreed. I went to my room, showered, used Anti-perspirant (deodorant just helps with smell not stop sweating), and I did not freaking smell. It is so easy why can't people just have basic hygiene skills in this modern era. Not like you have an excuse to smell like a goat, when the hell were you last even around a goat?

    BTW I don't smell ever. When odor shows up at my door I just kick its ass. 8-)

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I was last around a goat 3 days ago. HAH.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Sazira wrote: »
    Worst experience at PAX would be that most if not all of the boys/men there don't believe in deodorant and or cologne to help mask the smell.

    Walkin down those small lil hallways.. Whew.. my poor eyes have never shed so many tears. And i'm a girl.. i cry.... a lot.

    So worstest experience ever was

    B.O.!!!!!!

    Best experience was gettin a peek at the new halo map, and then watching my boyfriend get banned from xbox live for havin the motto of "support internet porn." Oh, and messing with fimo clay to make plasma grenade earrings, that was pretty fun. Too bad my cat played with one once I took it off so now I only got one :( Sadface.


    I encourage people to go use the pool (if your at the sheraton) Why? you get nice and clean. There is an awesome view of the city up there and its a really nice pool. No need for chemical warfare then if your squeaky clean.

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  • MaoChanMaoChan Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I encourage people to go use the pool (if your at the sheraton) Why? you get nice and clean. There is an awesome view of the city up there and its a really nice pool. No need for chemical warfare then if your squeaky clean.

    And it begins:

    LIST OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T REALLY BATH OR HAVE B.O.:

    Viscountalpha (Uses the pool as a bathtub, you need to get up in that shit with a lather yo!)

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