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@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.


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#61 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:42 PM

FUN FACTS:

 

In the first round, every higher seed was the favorite to win, except for (16) Road Caeser, who was a 7-21 dog to (17) Raiden. The next closest was Ruination over Tripredacus (15/28, 53% favorite), Rail Racer over Nexus Prime (16/28, 57% favorite), and Landfill over Centuritron (17/28, 61%). Everyone else was at least a 20/28 (71%) favorite.

 

Only one person picked poor last seed Sixturbo to upset top seed Devastator.

 

That same person picked Sixturbo to win it all.

 

More people (three) picked Sixwing to upset #2 Predaking in the first round than picked #7 Liokaiser to get upset by Superion Maximus.

 

The most popular pick to win it all (out of the 24 complete brackets) is Predaking (8 votes). Devastator is the second-most at 3 votes, Defensor and Nexus Prime both have 2. Nine combiners got one vote.

 

Predaking (10 votes) is the most popular pick to reach the title matchup, with Devastator (4) and Menasor (4) behind. While most people think Predaking or Devastator will win if they get there, no one gives Menasor a chance to win the whole thing despite being the most popular pick in the "southern" half of the bracket.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 05:36 PM

And the last mistake... Tigerpaw28 did not pick a winner (of a Bruticus/Menasor final).

 

Anyways, I've finished the spreadsheet, uploaded as a image here: http://imgur.com/16dYh1b(LARGE IMAGE WARNING)

 

 

 

Fascinating stuff, thanks for taking the time to put it together.

I did fairly well, but I dunno what I was thinking picking Perceptor to beat Monstructor. I wanted it too much!



#63 BScorpinok75

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:05 PM

Modified my Functionist Four...didnt realize the brackets weren't set normal like.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

Ok round one I did ok I got 13 out of 16 not perfect but it's not over yet.  


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#65 Magnusblitz

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:35 PM

Standings after round one: http://i.imgur.com/TgDn0vB.png



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 06:53 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the spreadsheet tallying you're doing Magnusblitz.

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:26 PM

Outstanding.

 

We're going to have to have Rewind move over in the booth to make room for Manusblitz so he can do his commentary from on high. 



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

Hm...according to Manus' sheet, Computron has Raiden beat. Showing that people saying it will be an American G1 Cartoon win might be correct, which is shown even more by Piranacon vs Predaking. Yet Superion and Magnaboss are so close in a 16-9 vote. Which from what I can see at first glance, will most likely be the closest match of the next round. For many people, this coming round is gonna be make or break. But from the current trend of voting, I'm gonna predict a Superion victory against Magnaboss. 

 

And to be honest, I seriously thought Landcross would've taken Magnaboss. Still don't see why he didn't besides Magnaboss being a giant elephant lion eagle thing that looks cool. But like I said in that single forum, Landcross had the power in numbers as well as the simple fact he was three combiners in one combiner. Tripling the power somewhat.


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#69 Galenraff

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:23 PM

Seriously, Magnusblitz, that is awesome, and hugely appreciated scoring and tallying and analyzing!  Outstanding, thank you!  :thumbsup


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#70 Tigerpaw28

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:14 PM

And the last mistake... Tigerpaw28 did not pick a winner (of a Bruticus/Menasor final).

 

Anyways, I've finished the spreadsheet, uploaded as a image here: http://imgur.com/16dYh1b(LARGE IMAGE WARNING)

 

I'll be happy to edit in BScorpinok75, Rosicrucian, GB Blackrock and Tigerpaw28's fixes when I see 'em.

Thanks for catching that.

 

I'll be the one person predicting that Menasor goes all the way.

 

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#71 BScorpinok75

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:18 AM

To be sure my update is seen:

Functionist Four

Liokaiser vs Raiden

Devestator vs Predaking

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Raiden vs Devestator

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#72 Magnusblitz

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Already had BScorpinok's fixes in, added in Tigerpaw's final pick as well.

 

Still need correct semifinals/final from Rosicrucian and GB Blackrock.


Edited by Magnusblitz, 22 March 2015 - 01:45 PM.


#73 BScorpinok75

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:28 PM




Cool

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:04 PM

And voting is done for this bracket. Damn you Bruticus! Bah, you overused combiner!

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:14 PM

I think he's likely met his match in Predaking, though.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:29 PM

Neither Monstructor or Bruticus would like have won out against Predaking.

Liokaiser vs Menasor and Superion vs Computron are the two rounds I feel has the most potential for an upset this round. There has always been somewhat of an air about Menasor and Superion being boring, but with the new CW toys I feel that both groups are having a surge in popularity. Though Liokaiser has always been a big favorite of the Fandom, and Computron has a more interesting line up and story with them; but then I might be a bit biased there.

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#77 Magnusblitz

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Updated bracket after round 2: http://i.imgur.com/iIkaGvT.png

 

Leaderboard:

31 - Rhapsody

30 (tied) - TheSupernova and SoS

29 - GB Blackrock, who also has the advantage of being able to re-do his final picks

28 - Gargunkle

 

Andrusi, Verity Carlo and Robowang have had all their future picks already eliminated and can't score any more points.



#78 Magnusblitz

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 01:42 AM

Here's a couple charts I threw together looking at each combiner's win %: http://i.imgur.com/2CPvXmh.png

 

Obviously it's tool in analyzing strength of each character is somewhat limited - because it depends on matchup. But I think there's a few interesting things to note.

 

The top four (Dev, Predaking, Bruticus, Superion) all got to face Micromaster combiners named Six(whatever). I don't really think there's any big difference in fandom among the MM guys to make a huge difference. Predaking actually did better than Devastator by a negligible amount (1 vote) but there's a decent drop-off to Bruticus and another drop-off to Superion, before jumping back up with Defensor over Construction Maximus. Maybe the MM guys are actually liked more than the Energon combiners? I think, though, that Superion might be one of the weaker of the top seeds.

 

Computron also did pretty badly in the first round, for an American G1 dude, only getting 57% of his vote while lower seeds like Abominus and Piranacon cleared 70%. This might be due to matchup, though (ROTF Devastator has some fans!). The next big dropoff, unsurprisingly, is at the end of the G1 dudes, as no one except Raiden cleared 60%.

 

Sure enough, the five lowest seeds who made it on to the next round all fell under 40%, except for Ruination. Is Ruination popular, or Liokaiser weak? I'm leaning towards the former (people seem to really dig his name) but it could also be that Liokaiser was overseeded.

 

The other 7 matches with at least one American G1 guy can be broken down into two groups - the G1 vs G1, and the G1 vs non-G1 matchups (okay, yes, Raiden is technically G1, I'm abbreviating here). Of the guys forced to cannibalize their own American G1 brothers, Devastator and Bruticus both hit 55%, while Predaking hit a whopping 68% over Piranacon. While Piranacon might be somewhat weak (lower than any Amer-G1 dude in the first round except Computron, who had to go up against ROTF Devastator), I think Predaking is just really strong and likely to win the whole thing.

 

For the guys who got to slaughter non-G1 dudes, Defensor and Menasor both hit 60%, Computron rebounded to hit 64% and Superion hit 66%. Superion is interesting since I supposed him weak above, but it may be more due to Magnaboss just being really weak opposition (Landfill and Raiden both had stronger profiles than he did).

 

What does all this mean? Looking at the matchups ahead, I'd say that Devastator/Defensor will be pretty close, Predaking should beat Bruticus by a comfortable margin, Menasor will likely edge Liokaiser (though I also sense there might be a push in popular opinion for Lio), and I think Computron can upset Superion.

 

(Also, I'm bored)


Edited by Magnusblitz, 24 March 2015 - 01:44 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:27 AM

Updated bracket after round 2: http://i.imgur.com/iIkaGvT.png

 

Leaderboard:

31 - Rhapsody

30 (tied) - TheSupernova and SoS

29 - GB Blackrock, who also has the advantage of being able to re-do his final picks

28 - Gargunkle

 

Andrusi, Verity Carlo and Robowang have had all their future picks already eliminated and can't score any more points.

 

Thanks for the reminder.

 

Just to keep as much of my original intentions intact as possible, let's go with... Final Four: Bruticus beats Defensor, Superion beats Menasor. For final game. Bruticus beats Superion.

 

That cover it?


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:40 AM

MagnusBlitz,

Thanks again for all the stats work on this event. Would you mind putting together your ideal bracket setup using a serpentine system? We'll likely have a "how to improve this for next year" thread at some point, and I expect that will be a key point.