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@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.


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#1 Wheelimus

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

Welp we just wrapped up a 32 team round robin race to destruction and we'd like to hear what everyone thought. What did you enjoy, what can we do better next year, ideas, and so on.

 

Tell us what you think and we'll plan to see you all back in very late summer/early fall with Survivor: Dinobot Island!



#2 Broadside

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I thought the theme and character choices were pretty weak. There was no real rhyme or rhythm to them other than "what did the staff think would be funny", and the "race" aspect didn't really come across that well.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

I like how ties were handled this year. The endless feud between Sideways and Cogman became a sort of game within a game.


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#4 Wheelimus

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

Credit SoS for the tiebreaker call as my gut reaction was to do boring revotes. He was very much right.

 

Sorry you didn't enjoy it this year Broadside. Not to go too deep into this but I felt like we were in a tough spot where a mostly entirely new creative team was forced to follow up three consecutive MM's where the official properties made the direction perfect and obvious (combiners, Masters with the mass return of headmasters to the brand, tying in with the major IDW event) and we felt strongly that doing so again (something all Primes) would have been a bust. We decided to go with a broad range concept and make our innovation the enhanced characterization and in match storytelling. Which was not perfect and we did our best with.

 

I'll be critical to myself and say that March Mayhem 5 will probably be better if I don't have to write 15/32 bios and all of the fight intros (though Copper Bezel killed it on the bonus rounds though) because I realize my writing style is take it or leave it. But that's why we're getting ready to do another hiring initiative for the staff and get some new blood into the mix as we move towards doing more of these events each year.

 

Thanks everyone for any feedback, don't hold back. Whether you loved it or hated it.



#5 Magnusblitz

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

I agree with Broadside that the team choices felt a bit weakly themed and random. The theme of a race or demolition derby (which was it, exactly?) could've been stronger but I'm also used to the brackets being vague in general, so that doesn't bother me as much. It's usually not specifically "who would win in a fight" or "which character do you like more" or such, it's left up to the voters, which is how it should be IMO (I'll always point to the GameFAQs character battles as the shining example of these).

 

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. And recognizing that I'm probably in the extreme minority on this one, but overall I'm not a fan of wackyness/randomness as a built-in theme. Let that come naturally from upsets or other results (like the eternal Sideways/Cogman tie). Baking it in from the get-go with stuff like Salt-Man Z and Steven Universe vs. Tracks and Rick & Morty goes too far the other direction. Maybe we'll never really get more than 50 people voting, but to me it'd be interesting to do something a bit more 'scientific' or census-y, such as a bracket full of every non-show Beast Wars character. Or every Decepticon leader, or every version of Optimus Prime, etc. Just sorta get the pulse of the fandom on stuff like that. Which is probably why my favorite one was the first (combiners) since it was a strong category that I was interested in seeing the results of.


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#6 Zamuel

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

I agree and disagree with some of the sentiment on team choices. Some felt entirely random and I didn't care for the 100% non TF characters getting added in. Left me wondering whose whims were being invoked for those choices to get added in. On the other end, some were surprisingly perfect. I liked a few of the out there choices like adding Salt Man-Z and doing his whole bio in Spanish. A few of the battles wound up a bit memorable due to these disparate choices. I'm okay with scratching my head at a few choices when I feel like the team did a good job of including way more than just G1 and including some of the lesser known parts of G1.

The other major concern brought up was the race theme or or more of the lack of follow through on that. Fighting could have been kept in line with the theme due to a demolition derby type narration which would have separated it from the fights of previous years. Some of the characters were perfect for a race theme considering some literally participated in races in their continuities. Still, it felt more of a (majorly) missed opportunity than outright bad.
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#7 Zamuel

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

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I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

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#8 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

I think the Primes thing could have been fun, pairing a Prime Master with a different Transformer and having them duke it out. Maybe include OP, Rodimus, and Primal to round it out.

It would be smaller, but that's not always worse.

I just wish I'd gotten to vote in the first round or two.

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#9 Wheelimus

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

Actually, I do have an aside for March Mayhem but not for this particular showing. Rather, it's about archiving after the polls are over. Currently, The Space Bridge is like this:

Friends of The Allspark

  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
Allspark March Mayhem II
Allspark March Mayhem
Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
Big Post Archive
Iacon Art Archives
Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
Transformers Fake News


 
I think it would be more organized and a better usage of screen space if it was like this:

Friends of The Allspark
  • Unicron.com Forum
  • Dave's Allspark Branch Office
March Mayhem Archives
  • Allspark March Mayhem
  • Allspark March Mayhem II
  • Allspark March Mayhem 2017: Revolutionary War
  • Allspark March Mayhem IV: Sparky Races!
    • MEET THE COMBATANTS!
    • Match Archives
Allspark Archives
  • Big Post Archive
  • Chronicles Of Cybertron Archive
  • Iacon Art Archives
  • Transformers Fake News

 

 

Probably not today because Wrestlemania Sunday but consider this soon to be done. Great idea.



#10 Fear or Courage

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

See, I don't mind non-Transformers taking part, but I think they need to have some sort of connection to the franchise. Joes and MASK are one thing, but Rick and Morty and Steven Universe were too random.

 

Also, Wheelimus, it was an admirable effort to put out all the writing you did in the amount of time you did. That being said, as constructive criticism, I think you want someone to do an edit of it for grammar, style and readability before it gets posted. It was rough around the edges.



#11 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

That we can definitely do. = ] 

 

I'm a little surprised at the response to the non-TF-related characters, I gotta say. 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

I'm not a fan of including non-Transformer characters either, to be blunt. 

 

Agreed for emphasis.

(I'm fine with non-Transformers who come from the Transformers franchise being used as partners, as was the case with Verity, but all participants should be Transformers-franchise characters.)



#13 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#14 Zamuel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:28 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

 
As far as next year, I'd argue in favor of fewer teams if the staff is attempting full five bot teams. It would leave more breathing room for planning and fiction unless you really feel you can handle the workload.
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#15 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:29 PM

Could you expand on that a bit? What don't you like about the idea of involving other franchises, specifically?

 

Seems to me the burden of proof (if that's really the right way to put this) should be on "why should we include non-TF-franchise characters?" This is a TF board. We do TF stuff here.


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#16 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Good old fashioned disinterest, yay!

I also wonder if some people see it as diluting magical toy creation power outside of any thoughts of diluting the theme.

Fair enough. Thanks. = ] 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:09 PM

Oh, that's a good point, I think we do now have this well-established "MM leads to toy" feeling hanging around and it probably does colour how some people view the event. 

 

Personally I went into it this year resigned to the fact that we would not recapture that magic again, but fingers crossed! Sad to break the streak. 


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#18 Copper Bezel

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:49 AM

You mean it would be sad to break the streak, right? It hasn't actually happened yet. X ]


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#19 Wheelimus

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:48 AM

We have a new Starscream. I'll be really shocked if Thundercracker and Skywarp don't follow at some point as they have most every other time. If so streak lives.

 

I don't think we really need another Marissa Fairborn toy and sorry, my predecessors didn't leave instructions on how many virgins I'd have to sacrifice to which totem to get a Buster toy.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

I don't know if we're going to get both Thundercracker and Skywarp from PotP Starscream, considering we don't always get all three (I think RiD15 lacked Thundercracker and Studio Series lacked Skywarp), Hasbro shifting things, and PotP Starscream having moderate unpopularity. Also, I really do feel like for it to be part of the streak (if it was ever an actual thing), it would include Buster and Marissa and/or they would be released separately but in close proximity.
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