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MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:03 pm
by Illinois Admin
This is the announcement of the online mirror of MUSES. This will take place on August 18th, 2019 and will be run by Iain Carpenter. We understand that we did not run a poll for this date and it may not be ideal, however, there are very few, if any, other dates that will work for us. If this date poses a significant burden to players we will evaluate the possibility of running this on a different day with a possibly reduced field size. If you have a preference for this or will be significantly negatively impacted by this date please let us know below.

Teams can sign up here.

We will be charging $10 per participant for this.

Hope to "see" you there!

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm
by UlyssesInvictus
I'd happily play on someone's team for this, but my availability may be spotty and I might randomly dip in the middle of games. I know some random myth though!

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:00 pm
by justinfrench1728
This is the same day that was selected via poll for the RULFO online mirror. Seeing as there is probably a good amount of people who want to play both sets, I will ask MUSES to find a different date for their online mirror.

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:52 pm
by Illinois Admin
justinfrench1728 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:00 pm
This is the same day that was selected via poll for the RULFO online mirror. Seeing as there is probably a good amount of people who want to play both sets, I will ask MUSES to find a different date for their online mirror.
That's my bad, after this weekend I will contact the people who already signed up to see if they would reschedule to a different day or work around the the RULFO online mirror.

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
by Iain.Carpenter
Additionally, I was told that MUSES only ran 5 packets for the NYSO folks. Would those people like a discord mirror run to hear the rest of the packets?

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:51 pm
by Illinois Admin
Due to a combination of moving, CO stuff, and family emergencies, I simply have not had the time to reach out to the people who have signed up as I said I would. I apologize for this.

In lieu of that, I have now created a poll for people to fill out to help guage when to run the miriror. If you are interested/have already signed up please fill this out.

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:53 pm
by Illinois Admin
Iain.Carpenter wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Additionally, I was told that MUSES only ran 5 packets for the NYSO folks. Would those people like a discord mirror run to hear the rest of the packets?
We've talked to a few people about this and the consensus seems to be a solid yes! We just need to work out the details on that, which have been a bit slow due to the aforementioned issues from my previous post.

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:59 am
by Illinois Admin
It appears that the best date for people is August 18th, as such we will be moving the date to then. In the next day or so look for more specific logistics.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires?

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:17 pm
by Illinois Admin
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires?
Yes it is, we will start at 2 pm. Sorry for not posting this sooner, had to get a new laptop and updating this slipped my mind.

Free agents should form teams now: by the end of tomorrow we will assign any remaining free agents to teams.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
by Iain.Carpenter
Does the 18th work for the NYSO people who would like to finish MUSES? If so, I propose we run a parallel event for the NYSO folks and the people who have not played the set. Depending on the number of people from NYSO who want to finish MUSES, we could either do a shootout or a full tournament.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:39 pm
by Antrobus63
2nd and last edit. Disregard previous post. We're good for 2 pm.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:13 am
by justinfrench1728
Illinois Admin wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires?
Yes it is, we will start at 2 pm. Sorry for not posting this sooner, had to get a new laptop and updating this slipped my mind.

Free agents should form teams now: by the end of tomorrow we will assign any remaining free agents to teams.
What time zone?

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:38 am
by ansonberns
Would it be at all possible to run this event as tossups only?

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:45 am
by Illinois Admin
Sorry for not making this clear, 2 pm CST. If there is a desire to run this as tossup only we will accomidate it.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:55 am
by Illinois Admin
The schedule and discord server link are now in the signup sheet. Teams have also been assigned with generic placeholder names.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:04 pm
by Illinois Admin
Live stats available here

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 pm
by Sygyt/Kargyraa
Not sure if a last-7-pack[age]s mirror for NYSO attendees happened today, but if not, it might be relevant that Toronto's mirror only got through 7 pack[age]s. Everything we heard was DELIGHTFUL (thank you so much to the writers!), so I suspect I'm not the only one from our site who would be interested in hearing the rest.

Thanks!

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
This was easily some of the most fun I've had playing quizbowl in a while. There are definitely a good number of rough patches in the set, but whatever, so much delightful content.

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:20 am
by Mike Bentley
Yeah this tournament was a lot more fun than the distribution would have led me to expect. There's also a ton of content here--with 12 packets and bonuses it's pretty much a full tournament.