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Old 2012-10-02, 02:37 PM   [Ignore Me] #16
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Re: Why have a tournament with an unfinished product?


Quite sure, before football was "Finished" they had games.
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Old 2012-10-02, 04:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #17
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Originally Posted by Miir View Post
Is someone else running it? I'm not following?
I just got back and yes it is sponsored by someone else. I'm sure the sponsor approached SOE, but either way, I'm just ribbing you on a technicality. It does seem a bit strange, but hey, this is the biggest thing SOE has ever done and if a sponsor wants to come in and have a crazy contest with $10k in prizes, awesome! All the hype around PS2's development is great news.
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Old 2012-10-02, 05:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #18
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SOE built the rules, they are essentially running it regardless of who the sponsor is.
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Old 2012-10-02, 06:13 PM   [Ignore Me] #19
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Why? Publicity bra. Plus, SOE does not have to worry about the cash prizepool. All SOE has to worry about is running the tournament. Not gonna lie, running a tourney for a game that is unfinished is pretty damn ballsy.
I got faith tho, it is gonna be fun.
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Old 2012-10-02, 11:54 PM   [Ignore Me] #20
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Dry run this Friday right? - Higby vs. T-Ray
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Old 2012-10-03, 03:42 AM   [Ignore Me] #21
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Originally Posted by Miir View Post
Ok... mind you these are my opinions.

If I wanted my game to be taken seriously on the eSports/competitive scene I would likely want any event to have some legitimacy. Having an unfinished product takes away from that legitimacy by allowing current game issues to potentially affect the outcome of the competition. Since there is money involved people are going to be even more concerned that they are really getting a fair chance to win. That's why I would not do it on an unfinished product.
I'm quite sure that the tournaments during the Starcraft 2 beta did not make it any less serious esport...
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Old 2012-10-03, 08:30 AM   [Ignore Me] #22
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Originally Posted by Thorondor View Post
I'm quite sure that the tournaments during the Starcraft 2 beta did not make it any less serious esport...
Starcraft 2 beta = marketing beta (things work)
Planetside 2 beta = real beta (things don't work)

There is a difference.
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Old 2012-10-03, 08:51 AM   [Ignore Me] #23
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Originally Posted by Miir View Post
Ok... mind you these are my opinions.

If I wanted my game to be taken seriously on the eSports/competitive scene I would likely want any event to have some legitimacy. Having an unfinished product takes away from that legitimacy by allowing current game issues to potentially affect the outcome of the competition. Since there is money involved people are going to be even more concerned that they are really getting a fair chance to win. That's why I would not do it on an unfinished product.

In the end it is their money and their reputation on the line not mine.

I was just surprised no one has brought this up yet.
None of this matters anyways. Planetside 2 has inferior gunplay/animations/etc when its stacked against any other shooter. It's fun(ish) because its an MMO. The idea that this game could be a serious 'e-sport just because they hired some e-sports has-been to balance weapons is absurd. The tournament will be for hype, period.

This game could even be post release, and a tournament would still be a novelty, because, quite frankly, this game's gunplay is still kind of ass, and the MMO nature makes hit detection and weapons feel retarted.
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This is the last VIP post in this thread.   Old 2012-10-03, 06:22 PM   [Ignore Me] #24
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Why not have a tournament? PS2 fans are going to show up to SOE Live regardless, so why not give them something exciting to do?

And yes the tournament was created and is sponsored by us.
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Old 2012-10-03, 06:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #25
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Originally Posted by RadarX View Post
Why not have a tournament? PS2 fans are going to show up to SOE Live regardless, so why not give them something exciting to do?

And yes the tournament was created and is sponsored by us.
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Old 2012-10-03, 06:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #26
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What's all this talk of e-sports?

Is this something Sony will be taking seriously for Planetside2?
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