#1 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Aug 19 at 12:55 PM
I'll be there... thats all that matters anyways right?
#2 by Krogue on Tuesday, Aug 19 at 2:26 PM
It is great that you are gonna be there Josh, but don't you have any friends that
can come with you? I just can't believe that nobody else has signed up. I really
did do the math, and it really is only $.50 or so an hour. How can people pass
that up? It just doesn't make sense.
#3 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Aug 19 at 3:00 PM
I'm bringing people, sort of.
I know, more people need to come. I've been to every event since the last one
you all did at the school of economics, and its almost always been pretty good
except when my computer sucked way back when. People are afraid of the
diversifying games concept I guess.
The analogy of "coming out of the cave" is applicable here.
#4 by PanchoVilla on Wednesday, Aug 20 at 4:15 PM
Where is everyone??? What da hell you talking bout. Everyone is over here at
the Kcg server and site.:)
#5 by Krogue on Thursday, Aug 21 at 9:24 AM
That's fine with me, but that still doesn't answer why people aren't signing up for
the 9/6/03 event. I don't see that KCG has anything planned for that weekend.
Who cares who is hosting or sponsoring an event? Many of our guys used to
go to the old KCG (back before it became KCGExtreme) events and still go to
some of the KCBD events. All it should mean to gamers is that there is a place to
play all weekend for less than $20.00. So, call up everybody you know,
whether they belong to a different LAN gaming group or not, and get their asses
to sign up. I really, really want to come down and play, but I can't justify (to
myself, to my wife, or to my boss) a trip to KC to play when the gamers who live
in KC can't even take the time to sign up and come LAN.
P.S. - and for C*&%$t's sake PanchoVila, you are here browsing through our site
and obviously aware of the event ... why the hell aren't you signed up yet?
#6 by PanchoVilla on Saturday, Aug 23 at 1:03 AM
I'll post something to see if anyone wants to come out. If any peeps are willing to
go then it will be for BF1942 moslty.
Last lite event I went to peolpe didn't sign up till last minute, so I sure they will do
the same this time.
#7 by atr.nolimit on Monday, Aug 25 at 8:49 AM
i can't speak for any non cs players.. but the same weekend of mwgl lite event is
the 31st Century CS Tournament in olathe... tsg`thetoy is running it and theres
already like 15 teams signed up :/
i think it'd be great if mwgl could run a strictly, large CS event... sometime in the
next month or two.
#8 by Krogue on Monday, Aug 25 at 9:25 AM
Well, I don't know if we would run a strictly CS tournament. The honest truth is
that very few (if any) of our members play or enjoy playing CS. And, to run a
straight CS tournament for a whole weekend, just isn't something that any of us
We might be willing to help sponsor a tournament weekend, if someone wanted
to run it. We could offer the registration and seating assignment on our site, and
advertise the event for you. So, if you have a clan or know of a clan that would
like to do something like that, but don't have the web presence or the manpower
to run the registration process, email me (email@example.com) or drop Squirre1
(firstname.lastname@example.org) an email giving us some details and a way to contact you
to see about setting something up.
I think the thing that frustrates me about this next event is that when we have
held CS tournaments, there have still been 40-50 people who have not been
involved in playing CS at our events. Where the hell are these people? I live in
Iowa City, IA ... 5 hours away ... and I want to come down for it badly, but it
would be a huge waste of time to come down if only 20 people are there. Hell, I
can get 20 people together 3 times a week, here in Iowa City, to play. The
reason we have always held these events, was so the MwGL and all the
gamers of the Kansas City area, would have a cheap, fun place to get together
with 100 other like-minded souls and just play. I mean, I was the biggest
proponent of these L.I.T.E. events. At L.I.T.E. events, we get to play with
everyone else ... That is what Squirre1 and Rikus and I started the MwGL for.
So, if you have friends that aren't playing CS, send them our way.
#9 by Prezario on Monday, Aug 25 at 11:09 AM
I'm going to make it this time, and I'm trying to get a buddy of mine to join me (hey,
is there a finder's fee involved? ).
Shoot, Krogue, if I'd known you were in Iowa City I would have waved at you
when I went through there yesterday afternoon on the way home. Oh well.
#10 by endurance on Monday, Aug 25 at 3:10 PM
Yea,.... when you look at the "majority" of the people that fill up MWGL... they
play CS. Since the "mwgl staff" is not a big fan and don't particulary want to run
a cs tournament, the cs players have left and gone to an even that was
designed for the game they love. So when you go to an even... theres only 20
people... welll the other 80 people that used to be there played cs. I know i would
not go to a multi game lan if the only game i played was cs, and on the same
weekend, i could go to another tourney and win money playing "my" game.
#11 by Krogue on Monday, Aug 25 at 5:23 PM
That would make sense if the majority of people did play CS. But, at most of our
LANs, the minority of people involved in the tournaments were CS players.
When we had 118 people attend, somewhere around 45 people were involved in
the CS tournaments. If the other 73 people signed up for the September 6th
weekend, it would still be worth it.
And, I am sure that out of the 15 teams playing at the other tournament that
weekend, only a handful of them are probably regulars at the MwGL events. So,
where are all the rest of the Gamers in KC? I live in an area that is 1/5th the size
of the KC metropolitan area, but there is a group (CARNAGGE) that holds events
every other month, and they play a everything (and very little CS), and they get
60 people everytime.
So, if a po-dunk area like Iowa City/Coralville can pull in 60+ non-CS players on a
regular basis, then KC should be doing 4-5 times that. So, as I asked before ...
Where the hell is everybody?
#12 by speaker on Tuesday, Aug 26 at 6:34 AM
In Atlanta ;)
#13 by BurnPilot on Tuesday, Aug 26 at 10:24 AM
To clairfy for Endurance. It's not that MwGL is not a big fan of CS (more than
one of us played it quite a bit in our time), it's that we don't believe EVERY lan
should be devoted to CS. We are a GAMING league not a CS league. We will not
cater to one game every event when there are so many games that others play
that deserve attention just as much as CS.
That being said, there is a CS tourney at our event in October and I'm sure most
of you will be back signing up quickly then, since most don't care about those
who actually runs the event just that YOUR game gets all the attention. I'm sorry
you don't have the skill to play the other games or the enjoyment of gaming to
have fun playing them.
MwGL will not cater to one game as long as I'm a member. Who we will cater to
is those that are TRUE gamers and enjoy gaming just for the act of gaming.
Those who are there to have fun no matter what games are played. These are
the people that enjoy our lans because they are MwGL lans and recognize all the
hard work we put into them. These are the people I will always want to cater to
and would happily take 20 of them over 100 people who only want for
themselves and don't give a rats ass about the people who are running the lan.
#14 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Aug 26 at 6:53 PM
You know, The thought just occured to me that this would be a good time to offer
uber door prizes..... just don't tell anyone about it so I can finally get one.
#15 by Stolte on Sunday, Sep 14 at 4:36 PM
Well if you want more people 2 show up Have a CS tounry...Then atleast ull have
more then 25 showing up....Even if you dont like CS still have a tourny cuz more
people at a lan = the more fun u have :P
#16 by BurnPilot on Sunday, Sep 14 at 7:05 PM
Unless CS is then the ONLY game played which means many people will have
#17 by atr.nolimit on Monday, Sep 15 at 7:50 AM
so how many showed up at the 9/6 event?
#18 by BurnPilot on Tuesday, Sep 16 at 3:35 PM
I'll take 25-30 people playing a bunch of different games over 100+ where 97%
only play CS any time.