Good evening and welcome to From Bricks To Backtalk where we sit down with members of the community and talk about today’s issues. I’m your host Allen “Tohst” Carley and today we’re speaking with FBTB writers Ace “onions” Kim and Ken “buriedbybricks” Robichaud. Their latest massive building contest, dubbed Mech Madness, launched a few weeks ago and today they offer an inside peek on the origins of the building tournament and the Secret Crisis story behind it.
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The past four days of Secret Crisis posts has laid down the foundation for this year’s building tournament. Secret Crisis is the setting and the motivation for Earth’s mightiest heroes and villains to compete for the ultimate power in the universe. Your job is to choose a side, pick a hero or villain, and build a mech consisting of an enclosed cockpit and at minimum two legs. The rest is up to you.
The MOC Madness 2011 tournament has come to a close and the winners have finally been determined. Before we announce the winners, I’d like to thank everyone who participated and submitted an entry. It was a real pleasure seeing the entries rolling in. We try to format the bounty hunter tournament to be as open ended as possible and the submissions did not disappoint. There was a wide range of styles and designs, and the winning entries reflect that range. So, without further ado, I present the winners.
The 2011 MOC Madness Tournament is nearing a close with the Final Four round starting today! The winners of this round will go head to head to vie for 1st and 2nd place, the losers for 3rd. And just like the Olympics, there is no prize for fourth. No upsets this year as all four bounty hunters came in 1st for their respective pools. This is going to be a nail biter folks! The polls will be open for three days so head on over to place your vote. Good luck to all!
I messed up. I didn’t seed the brackets correctly. Ranks 1 and 2 from the same quadrant should have met in the next round (assuming they weren’t victims of a great upset), and not this round. Oh well. Something to keep in mind for next year.
No matter, the Sweet Sixteen round starts today. Polls will be open for three days so go vote for your favorites. Good luck to all!
Well, after a nail-biting tie breaker poll in the Tatooine Regionals, we finally have our field of 32 bounty hunters ready to take each other on in the MOC Madness Round of 32. There are 16 individual brackets for you to vote in and the polls will be open for the next three days. To see the individual pools’ top 8 bounty hunters, check out the links below:
Congrats to you all and good luck in the next round!
Today is the final day to submit your entry for our MOC Madness 2011 Tournament. You have until midnight tonight (Pacific timezone) – that’s 24 hours from the time this post appeared – to post your bounty hunter and ship. After the deadline passes you will not be able to enter, nor will you be able to update your entry or correct any issues. If you’re waiting until the last minute to post please make sure you’ve followed all the rules, and have your three photos ready: one of just your bounty hunter, one to display you ship, and another to demonstrate the prisoner compartment. Also, if this is your first time posting to the forum, try not to panic when you don’t see your entry right after you post it. A staff member simply needs to approve the post but it will be entered into the system as soon as you click submit so the timestamp will remain accurate.
I’m looking forward to the last minute entries and I should be online tomorrow night if you have any final questions.
After midnight tonight you will have less than two weeks remaining to finish building and submit your bounty hunter + ship for our MOC Madness 2011 Tournament. The entries have been pouring in and I suspect some real heavy hitters are waiting until the final stretch to reveal their models.
To repeat my note from the halfway point post: the cutoff time for submissions is midnight on the 31st (Pacific time) but please do not wait until the last minute to enter! Especially if this is your first time entering a contest and posting on the forum. If there is a problem with your entry or the post itself you will have no time to fix it and you could miss out on the contest as a result. No one wants that to happen, so if you need any help at all feel free to ask in the forum thread or contact me via the private message feature.