S.M.H. 5 is a wrap! Thanks so much to the 18 players who competed, and for everyone who helped, spectated, and just came by to say hi!
Congrats to our top 3: 1: Telperion 2: Yung Lincoln Chafee 3: KrisMarqz (Full standings are available at https://challonge.com/smh5)
Congrats also to our superlative winners: * Favorite Song/Chart: Shakariki Hopping * Song/Chart Most Representative of SMH: び but every time it says び it gets faster * Most likely to show up in a real tournament: Wild Rush * Chart you never want to play again: Fantasia * Chart you’d be most embarrassed to play in front of your parents: Friday [Dubstep Remix]
Extra special thanks to: * Chris M, who did an amazing job managing the stream, helping with registration, tracking the bracket and song picks, and helping with nest setup. * Sujeet for last-minute pad modding help and for Stepmania troubleshooting! * Frums, Sara, and KrisMarqz for help with all sorts of tournament setup. * NSX for bringing a bunch of refreshments for us! * Everyone who wrote and submitted charts! This tournament can’t happen without them, and y’all delivered this year. * The many people who traveled from out of town for this silly little tournament.
I hope everyone had a great time; see you next year!
It's almost time for the tournament! Some details for the day of: - Doors open at 10 AM, tournament starts at 11 AM. Please be at The Nest at 11! - We have a parking lot at the south end of the building with a few spots. These will likely fill up quickly, but street parking is also available west of Aurora Ave. If you're driving, give yourself time to find a spot. The parking garage below the building is for residents only. Please do not park there. - During the tournament, a few other machines will be available for free-play. The 9-panel Stepmania machine in the front room will be on, which you can use to stay warm between sets. Jubeat and Crossbeats will be enabled, with headphone support only. All other machines will be off.
**Tournament Afterparty!** After the tournament is over, we will have a post-tournament dinner/afterparty at Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill! We have a table booked starting at 7:30. If the tournament finishes before 7, I'll keep the games on free play at The Nest until then. - Optimism is NOT within walking distance of The Nest, so you may want to coordinate a ride ahead of time. I recommend splitting a Lyft/Uber if you can, since parking on Capitol Hill can be difficult on weekends. - Optimism does not serve food, but they allow outside food and usually have a food truck on premises. There are plenty of good dinner options within a few blocks, including Sizzle Pie, Katsu Burger, Marination Station, Bok A Bok Fried Chicken, and Chipotle. - Don't feel pressured to drink! We picked Optimism for their capacity to handle large groups; you are welcome even if you don't plan on drinking.
Lloyd Center is a terrible location - no one wants to go there as evidenced by how the mall is *still* slowly dying even with the attempts at renovation. Washington Square or Clackamas Town Center would really be better but the latter, as I said earlier, already has D&B. Round1 would probably be possible at the old Sears location in WashSq but the only restaurant close by is Din Tai Fung and it's at the awkward end of the mall with no foot traffic.
At least 150,000 population within 5 miles, 400,000 population within 10 miles, and 600,000 population within 20 miles.
Needs to be in enclosed super regional malls with more than 800,000 sqft GLA.
Must have direct access from parking lot and inside of the mall.
Having a movie theater is a plus.
Being close to food court is a plus.
400-500 Parking Space (can be shared)
I really thought Lloyd Center would be a perfect location for a Round 1, especially with the giant remodeling they've been doing recently, but again one in Vancouver is still super close and much better than driving the 3.5hrs-ish to Tukwila, WA from Portland.
I've updated the pack link with a few sync and chart attribution fixes. If you've already downloaded the pack, please redownload it and clear your stepmania cache. Here's a list of the changes:
## Adjusted sync * Cleopatrysm * Horatio * Made Out Of Fire * Ring! Dong! Dang! * Waves
## Added/Changed stepartist credit * Friday [DUBSTEP Remix] * Get Ready For This * Horatio * Made Out Of Fire * Mr. DABADA * ochinpo beam (2019 Edit) * Ring! Dong! Dang! * sk8r b0i * Title Screen - Crazy Bus * Waves