Right a better post on here. Im compiling my mammoth minutae report for Fb or something.... Ill sort something out as its going to be a long read and will bore people to tears probably.
It was good to meet the following. If Ive forgotten people, its because Im shat with names and not anyother reasons
Resident Paul and Woody.Cool
- Great meeting up, Pre R3play should do that more often considering the 'Preston' bond. How paths havent crossed considering the Carboot, nights out places of work etc is amazing? Anyhoo I hadnt seen me fit mate for a while
- Bowt bloody time dude! So thats 164 forums we frequent or something, may not have always seen eye to eye but was great to meet you in the flesh at last. Shame didnt have longer, though you did twist my arm are Warlords and then got roundly twonked. and I should have said Hey to Chinnico
but he was utterly engrossed in DOOM! by the look of it. Also tales of SID and Chinese meals Woody's Car were muchly appreciated. Wished Id stayed over now, but was cheaper for me to go home each night.
At the bar got cornered by Boggy B
( and erm erm erm some others I have forgotten sorry 1.80 a pint was distracting. JDandDiet?
(didnt say thanks for the games from the Competition on here! Soz)
Spotted Merman womdering around, and introduced wor self.. Thats another with umpteen forums in common.
Then met Mug-Uk
(worlds biggest bottle of water!), Psj3809 iirc
, and someone else by the Pinballs Iirc
by the Lucky Dip thing, didnt speak to Helensification
, not on purpose, promise! you spoke to some of the peeps I was with on saturday though. which was kewl guy with Oscar the grouch t shirt on
introduced herself. which was kewl had a quick chat and all. Seemed at this point that people started introducing themselves
caught me whilst he was on reception (didnt realise he is 17ft 2 tall as was sat down at the time) said are you RMLF.. I thought no one here but us leprechauns'
and had a quick chat
RetroKingSimon, Witchfinder, Boyo Wild Willy Wilson and his bro! ( Liked Steel Battalion it seems and had a chinwag over hole punches!)
( whupped us at Sensi, though you were severely out passed and out possessed I couldnt hit a cows arse with a Banjo) and Iam sure more on Sunday Sorry if I forgot you!
Whomever I was playing Sensi with on Saturday, they are in the forum photo so Iam assuming they are here. Dan1980
possibly. Bulgaria Vs Germany if it helps
I alsp met some one I haven seen for a long long time. Mike, had a press pass and is on one of the forums (ECM?) and used to be one of me mates from Uni's boyfriend and was is projectionist at Odeon in Preston. Small world indeed! Lots of familiar faces all over the shop, and who is the Dave Murray from Iron Maiden lookalike?
The event was brilliant I cannot stress this enough (with slight niggles)
Massive Venue, Hold it there again. Blackpool as a place may be rubbish, that venue is not, the whole thing was perfect size for the event. PLEASE with Cherries and Icing on hold it there again! (overwhelming response from everyone who i spoke to not mentioned anywhere else was yes another next year same place)
Huge range of everything too much to do in 2 days. I had loads to do still and was more than slightly disappointed when people started packing up at 4pm on Sunday when the event ran til 7pm. ( i can understand people wanting to get off, but for the casuals, it would have been annoying if they only came for 1 day and couldnt get what they wanted to do)
That COD/Halo Multiplayer thing was a waste of space on the floor and could have been better utilised as hardly anyone was on it over the two days. In comparison the titchy Fifa thing was always being played (same stall)
What happened to the Kick Girls on day 2 conspicous by their seeming absence. I know they moved around the corner, but wasnt the greatest of things and the car and the rubbish stand didnt really enthuse... plus I was narked that got disqualified for crashing on the last corner on the WRC challenge thingy. Annoyed doesnt cover it. lol
The Jap Cabs were great, good to see some different games each day, had Felgelkarp
pointed out when playing a shooter as part of the competition I think by someone? Mad l33t Skills indeed can they be better spaced next time as really hard for not so mobile people to get in to and around, good to see several 'stickers' and a few chairs around, never got to talk properly to any of them though.
Console Passion was also impossible to get into with me stick :S
The driving games, Table tops and Pinballs were wasted in the small corridor and should have had pride of place in the hall if possible. The Pinballs I couldnt get near on saturday as were 2/3 deep and on Sunday when things were dropping off they started packing up at about 3pm...
So only got to play Gorgon River Rapids and Jungle Down..
The Tables especially Bombjack was fun and I hate Bombjack as a rule should have been elsewhere.
The Rooms that side were amazing but a lil 'cold' different atmosphere to the rest and as a 1st timer I felt a lil intimidated by them so didnt go in so much
Advertising around Blackpool was also a bit iffy. had I got off the bus at the Norbreck and not been with someone who knew where they were going, then I would have struggled to find it. Blackpool Tourist Information didnt have anything confirming it was on either! The person I went with was from Blackpool and they had no idea it was on until right at the last minute and would have done the weekend if they had known further in advance.
I want one of those arcade tables.. with slide out controls. Awesome, jaw droppingly awesome. and the cabs from turnarcades were also spot on.
Transport on Sunday was a pain took an hour to get from North Pier to the Norbreck, was gutted cos missed the Sensi Sign up and thats one thing I wanted to play ;(
Am also gutted missed the talks. i wanted to go, but I kept missing them. cos Iam daft. next time maybe.
Enjoyed. lots of multiplayer stuff inc Super Monkey Ball, Warlords, Swos, Mario Kart, Gradius II, Virtua Cop 2, Micro Machines 4 player which was great fun, people got annoyed that I won though. and the Out Run link up was also great. Wacky Races on the Dreamcast wasnt.
Was unsure of bringing stuff cos would have brought Firemen Snatcher and maybe a few other random things to at least shown off, but wasnt sure how the whole thing worked
Anyways Iam rambling again now So Ill shut up