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Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:37 pm
by Opto
Videos for Beat The Clock. I strongly suggest getting familiar with how it works. The ruleset is awesome and I think it'll make a great tournament game . . . but it's completely different than your normal 3-ball setup.

As long as you have time on the clock when the ball drains it'll be served up again, so house balls don't hurt you too much.

On the other hand . . . it's possibly to play your first ball for 2 minutes and run the clock out . . . drain with zero time units left and it's game over. Hence the strategy in stopping the clock . . . not starting it back up and adding time - all while trying to get boints by building, multiplying and collecting bonus.

Rules Explained -



Gameplay -


Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:15 am
by Jules
Noah, You do a great job with tutorial videos. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 am
by Opto
;)

If anyone has any questions about how it works, post away.

Also, I should clarify. The bonus value maxes at 395k w/o bonus multipliers. So, a max bonus collect at 5x is worth about 2 million.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:10 pm
by caseyjarman
Hey, this is Casey from Willamette Week. I was planning on writing a short piece on the Showdown but Aaron seems to have disappeared and his phone is dead. Can anyone here hook me up with contact info (preferably phone # since I'm on a super short deadline) for one of the higher-ranked players coming to town for the event? That was the plan, to do a quick Q&A with sweet art. Please email me if you can help, or if you know how to get ahold of Aaron. I'm at cjarman [at] wweek [dot] com. Thank you!

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:49 pm
by Opto
Hey Casey - I sent you an email with a bunch of info. Lemme me know if there's anything we can do to help!

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:29 am
by Dropshot
Hey sorry for the confusion here. But I posted the time wrong earlier. So these are the correct times for qualifying.

Friday 12pm-2am
Saturday 12pm-12am
Sunday 12pm Classics finals, open to follow

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:31 am
by Opto
Nice little write up on the papa blog -

http://papa.org/blog/

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:00 pm
by ORBIT
"Herb" style... as in "HERB" style?

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:28 pm
by Isaac
Hey Noah, does the BtC bonus zero-out after collecting it?

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:09 pm
by ROM
Perhaps "HERB style" should be explained on the RCP site. Many people may not know what that means.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:44 pm
by Opto
Isaac wrote:Hey Noah, does the BtC bonus zero-out after collecting it?


Nope - you can collect bonus w/ multipliers over and over again. The trick is to build the bonus up to be worth collecting. Throw in a 5x multiplier and it's huge. Towards the end of the video the there are 4 or 5 collects in a row (after about just as many bricked attempts) at around a million a piece.

However, if you drain your bonus value stays, but bonusX resets.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:38 pm
by FHF
OK, in order to prevent any default "non-herb" tournaments, the previously termed "herb-style" tournament is now officially called an "open qualifying tournament" unless someone comes up with a better name :?

But don't take my word for it...

http://rosecitypinball.com/rose-city-showdown-iv/

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:30 am
by Dropshot
WW article about the event with interview from Cayle

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-1 ... _out_.html

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:12 pm
by Opto
KME now from Seattle!

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:40 pm
by Dropshot
Also mentioned in the 11 Awesomely Geek Things To Do In Portland this week.

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-2822 ... _geek.html

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:30 pm
by ORBIT
Oh yeah, the kind of tournament like the Texas Deathmatch aka the Shitkicker Classic? Can I at least get an "Open Qualifying Tournament AKA HERB-style" addendum?

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:29 pm
by FHF
You got it!

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:27 am
by Opto
Are Eric/Rom playing off for the 12th classics spot?

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:17 pm
by Dropshot
If anyone is interested in hearing me make an ass of myself more than usual I believe I am doing a live radio interview about this weekends event on 860 AM shortly after 5 tonight.

Re: Rose City Showdown IV Feb. 17-19

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:58 pm
by ROM