Okay guys, I really really HATE to do this BUT I’m going to have to close things down, just for the time being.
I ran the first round as a trial round to see how things went, and while they went amazingly well at the start, things went downhill fast and with the way things stand right now, I just CAN’T keep running the tournament with the ill feelings between players.
It’s the internet, drama happens, I know this. But I also know there’s a big rift in opinions amongst the players right now and I just don’t think this makes for a fun playing environment for anyone.
Right now there’s just too much negativity going around for this to be a fun game for EVERYONE involved, and believe it or not, that's all I want out of this game. For EVERYONE to be able to have a good time.
That said, I want to thank everyone who came out for the trial round and worked their freaking BUTTS off. Really, you guys are amazing, and I’m truly sorry I wasn’t a better admin to be able to keep things from getting to this point. Comics, I understand. People? Not so much. That's what the other added mods are here for tho, so hopefully with their help, things won't go there again! (The trial round also proved to me I can't run this alone! So the new mods will be an added bonus, seriously!)
I would like to, with the help of all the mods, open the game back up sometime in the future so everyone who didn’t get to play in the trial round will get their chances to play in future rounds. Also some of you guys set up amazing stories and I would love for you to get to continue them within the game. So while I’m closing the doors for the time being, I would, with your support, like to be able to open the game up again somewhere down the line when moods are better and emotions are back in check and everyone just wants to draw some freakin’ comics!
Also this will give the mods time to reorganize and retool the entire game so it’ll play a lot smoother than this trial rounds was, so I think it’ll benefit everyone in the end!
I’d really like to thank everyone who turned out for the trial round, you guys are awesome, and you know your comics, and characters, blew people away. I’d also like to thank the prospective players who signed up for the next round, there were a lot of you and I’m sorry the next round won’t be for a while D: But we'll try to get it back up and running sooner rather than later!
Until the game reopens I would like to link to other comics tourneys on the web so our absence doesn’t prevent you from playing in a tourney if you’d like to!
There’s always the ever classic VOID:http://entervoid.com/
Explosm has their own:http://forums.explosm.net/forumdisplay.php?f=33
(Albeit more cartoon than comic, they’re still rad)
SDL on DA:http://roninsultramix.deviantart.com/
EFN on DA:http://escapefromnevara.deviantart.com/
CC on DA:http://escapefromnevara.deviantart.com/
There are a lot more on DA, so I just listed a couple that seem to be pretty popular, I'm sure you can find more if you dig around the site tho...there's a LOT there X_X
Also if you have any tourneys you'd like to pimp, please go right ahead!
So, bottom line is we’re not closing up for good, but I honestly think it’s best if the mods take some time to rework and reorganize the game into a nice shiny, smooth running machine and that emotions die down so everyone can have fun playing in the same game, together.
Thanks again, and I'm SO sorry things didn't run as smoothly as planned but we'll try to make up for it in the future!