The amount of bitching, game pauses, joystick malfunctions, complaints about moving sticks, random sticks, the sticks that EVO will provide being broken (which will be after 500 scrubs play on them, not being as sturdy as arcade controls), complaints by top players that they only lost because the stick wasn’t at arcade level/stationary/the console version of the game is different is going to FAR outweigh any amount of money the Cannons would have to pay to have cabs at EVO this year.
No matter what we say, they counter with another excuse. First it was money, then we solved that by offering to donate. Then it was that it would save time, and we said why not just have a separate room for casual play to begin with, so nobody would be bored?
But they’ve had no counter to the fact that console versions of Capcom games have differences in speed, damage, and entire characters (Anakaris in MvC2 most notably). How about the fact that on console MvC2 the chip damage is significantly higher? That AHVBs do more damage? Nobody has addressed this, but I’m sure that nobody working on EVO had any idea.
Why? Because none of them are top players in the most popular games to be at EVO. So they could give a crap. Yeah, Seth is good at ST and A3, but does he understand the intricacies of a high-level Marvel game? Do Tom or Tony know how much of a pain in the ass it’s going to be when our Sentinels die to two viper beams instead of three or four? Does Mr. Wizard even know what the spacing differences in ST are between console and arcade?
Of course they don’t. But they’re the guys that are running the tourney.
Now there’s a vote over in fighting games discussion (the WRONG forum since it’s an EVO2k4 issue) of whether or not we want round robin.
All of a sudden the Cannons want our input!
I signed up for round robin because it’s only going to add to the chaos that EVO is going to be this year. I’m going to laugh my ass off when the top players start complaining that they lost to round robin bs and their joystick kept moving, and Doom chip did a ridiculous amount of damage. It’s going to be HILARIOUS when the top 8 end up being Justin and a bunch of people who luck out. There are probably going to be a lot of verbal conflicts and disagreements on results that were never present in previous EVOs.
My only question is: Can I show up 5 hours late and have my round robin pool have to play matches against me after they already thought they won? I like to sleep in late and I heard that notable players who are cool with SRK staff can do this snicker.