OMEGATHON THREAD! (Bow down before your OMEGA-MASTERS)

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  • AlphaTwoAlphaTwo Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Hi,

    You may remember this post from Gabe reminding us of PAX09:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/4/20/

    Specifically this image:
    pax4.jpg

    Unfortunately, my laptop at the time was out of battery, and I was left taking pictures instead (yes, that's me in the DK hat.

    The caption, for that image was:
    So Take a look at these pictures of the hall from last year and then imagine it bigger.

    I'll have my netbook ready this year, and hopefully I can rally the others that showed up for that awesome image. Will you join us this year in the Omegathon and making it bigger this year?

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  • thespiffyneostarthespiffyneostar Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    yes, I will join you.

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  • ravemongerravemonger [E] Silicon ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Mine will be with me in my camera bag but I'm sure my wife will give me one of "those" looks if I were to participate. :D

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This is like that WWE event where they handed out OOO signs to an entire row around the arena, and then had one W at the beginning.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I can try and remember to bring mine with me. Mine's an old ass Dell (gotta like work hand-me downs), but I can squeeze some ASCII wang out of it.

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  • kazuokazuo Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'll have my eee 900A with me.

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  • Markster3000Markster3000 Registered User
    edited September 2009
    AlphaTwo wrote: »
    hopefully I can rally the others that showed up for that awesome image.
    You know that I'm too poor to go this year... :(

    And this year, maybe I wouldn't have been enshrouded in shadow!

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  • AlphaTwoAlphaTwo Registered User
    edited September 2009
    So if you guys read this. I'll try to be in the middle, with my starter laptop. Feel free to jump in and add to the piece as you get there...

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    If threads are appearing saying that PAX is over.....then what was the final round of the Omegathon like?! I MUST KNOW!

    Oh, and what happened with Connect Four? You guys said it was "solved" and stuff. I'm wondering if anything changed.

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  • RedlanceRedlance Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    It was the last thing I expected it to be, it was....skeeball, and Fallout lost again

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  • HiroconHirocon Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    BTP wrote: »
    If threads are appearing saying that PAX is over.....then what was the final round of the Omegathon like?! I MUST KNOW!

    Oh, and what happened with Connect Four? You guys said it was "solved" and stuff. I'm wondering if anything changed.

    In round 5 they played speed Connect Four (ten seconds per move), best 3 out of 5 games. Perhaps because the winning strategy is too complex to memorize, or perhaps because of the small time limit, the contestants did not play perfectly. In several of the games, the player moving second won even though with perfect play the player moving first should have won. Nevertheless, in both matches, the player moving first in the first game won the match.

    In round 6 the played skee ball, best 3 out of 5 games. It was a little unfair in my opinion, because the same player played first in each of the games, and playing first is a big disadvantage (the second player knows exactly what score they have to beat). The second player won the first game, the second game was a tie, and the second play won the third and forth games. I don't know the omeganauts' names; perhaps someone else can tell you the names of the winner and runner-up. I know that the person who came in second overall this year was the same person who came in second overall last year.

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  • mavrick88mavrick88 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Valwryn(sp?) won and fallout returns for his third omegathon

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  • RoshkoRoshko Registered User new member
    edited September 2009
    The winner was Sean Morris, a good buddy of mine :)

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  • ValwrynValwryn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    You're goddamn right I won!

    Brex123... I think it's me and you for that processor or whatever. Good luck on your 50/50 win :P.

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  • JediknightkarlJediknightkarl Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    hella voted for you sean in that intel contest

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  • ValwrynValwryn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    ^
    You have my respect then sir :).

    Thanks for the blind faith.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Poor fallout.

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  • JediknightkarlJediknightkarl Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    my jedi senses told me it would be you lol

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  • LokialeLokiale Registered User
    edited September 2009
    All of you were awesome! I had fun cheering everyone on... too much fun actually. My voice that was starting to go over the weekend is now completely tanked. XD

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  • ValwrynValwryn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I have to agree. That was an amazing group of people to be around for 3 days. You guys really made the event (and decimated my bar tab).

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  • awitelintstaawitelintsta Registered User
    edited September 2009
    You all were a fucking epic group of competitors, and I am honored to have been in y'all's presence this weekend.

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  • DJBreslinDJBreslin Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Goose! wrote: »
    Poor fallout.

    I dunno... sure, winning would be nice, but he gets to be an Omeganaut for 3 years! That's pretty cool too. And coming in 2nd twice may be more of an accomplishment than winning once.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I would just like to link this, from the first page of this thread...

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11054839&postcount=12

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  • LokialeLokiale Registered User
    edited September 2009
    It's the luck of the draw to get in and the luck of the draw to get out sometimes.

    Oh yeah if all you Omegas and +1's don't twitter stalk me so I can stalk you back I will be very sad. (Don't make ceiling cat sad)

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    When I was participating in my second Omegathon, they told me that if I finished 2nd place again that I wouldn't get a third go at it. Unless something has changed, it looks like this year was Fallout's last. I hope not, but at the same time going to PAX without worrying about the Omegathon is actually kind of nice.

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  • Bob JackassBob Jackass Registered User
    edited September 2009
    You all were a fucking epic group of competitors, and I am honored to have been in y'all's presence this weekend.

    I second that. It was a great competition and just making it that far with you guys was win enough for me. Although, for those that made it to round 4 and left right after, you missed some awesomeness backstage. Me, Valwryn, Fallout and one of the other guys watched most of the show backstage and got a bunch of autographs. That right there was more win than I could ask for. Plus, I won a Playboy at the post pax party, so bonus! :winky:

    Seriously, though, I can't say enough how epic this weekend was, competing and meeting everyone. Thank you other Omeganauts for being awesome, and everyone who cheered us on. And of course, congrats to Valwryn. Get your sake on while you're out there. :)

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  • ValwrynValwryn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    ^
    Thanks Bob, I can assure you sake will be drank in your honor.

    Being backstage on Saturday and meeting all the bands + 1 Mr. Wil Wheaton was so surreal.

    This was NOT Fallout's last year. I can confirm a verbal agreement that if he got second this year he WILL be back.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Congratulations, Valwryn for crushing my intel raffle dreams with well placed skeeballs. I was the dude talking to you after Beatles Rock Band round out on the floor. Enjoy Japan. :D

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  • scharfscharf Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Awesome job, Valwryn. Had a great time with you guys this weekend, and celebrating at the bar afterwards!

    -Andrew (rinoabella's +1)

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  • ValwrynValwryn Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Hey guys,

    I just watched the video and had the most horrible sinking experience. On my first time watching the video I noticed an inconsistency, the final throw of the fourth round (winning round) was when I had 170 points, not 180, which means we tied that round at 210, not a win for me at 220.

    HOWEVER, on a second play through of the video, that "final throw" was actually my seventh throw, meaning I had 2 more chances to get 10 points for the win.

    Just wanted to nip this in the bud before it got out of hand... sure it's not as epic on winning on the final throw, but it was still a win, which is what I wanted to clear up.

    Video in question: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/26291

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I think you won legitimately. Pretty sure fallout or anyone else has no complaints.

    But it kind of sucks there was so many issues with the skee-ball machine.


    I hope fallout wins next year though, being runner up that many times is awful.

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  • LokialeLokiale Registered User
    edited September 2009
    I thought it was 170 when I saw it, but honestly everything's all been said and done and in those last two shots I'm pretty sure you would have gotten at least 10 points.

    Still cool of you to bring it up though. Buy Fallout a bottle of sake if you still feel weird.

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  • HATEHATE Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Hey Val,

    I wanted to stick around to congratulate you in the end, but the place was so packed I didn't feel I could make it to the front. Send me a PM when you get a chance so we can exchange infoz! Grats on the win!

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  • HATEHATE Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You all were a fucking epic group of competitors, and I am honored to have been in y'all's presence this weekend.

    Third!

    If any of you want to stay in touch my gtalk is [email protected]

    Was an honor to be in the company of such awesome individuals!

    - HATE

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    When I was participating in my second Omegathon, they told me that if I finished 2nd place again that I wouldn't get a third go at it. Unless something has changed, it looks like this year was Fallout's last. I hope not, but at the same time going to PAX without worrying about the Omegathon is actually kind of nice.

    I recall Tycho saying to fallout that he'd see him again next year. So I'm guessing something changed.

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  • tehshadowtehshadow Registered User
    edited September 2009
    parabola wrote: »
    I hope fallout wins next year though, being runner up that many times is awful.

    But it just means that he is THAT awesome, being able to do that so many times.

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  • Soda241Soda241 Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Bring Fallout with you to Japan :D There we go.

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  • sergeminatorsergeminator Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Soda241 wrote: »
    Bring Fallout with you to Japan :D There we go.

    That would be insanely cool. I second the motion.

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  • Joey GekoJoey Geko Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Having seen Mr. Fallout up close and personal, I have developed the following theory: Noah Callaway is the Greatest Gamer of all Time, and is, in fact, "throwing" the last match of each Omegathon! Thereby ensuring his repeated and perpetual entries!

    He could win-if he wanted to-he just loves being invited back again and again and again and again! Oh Noah, you're a clever, and devious young man!

    ;)

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  • LokialeLokiale Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Noah actually is devising a fiendish plan for immortality that requires him to be an Omeganaut 6 years in a row before it can come to fruition. He's so close now that he can taste it.

    Omega urban legends!

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