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Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:19:47 am »
For the next 2 weeks I picked Bank Panic. As I mentioned in another thread it's underappreciated game so give it a try. It should be pretty easy to get into. you need either 5 push buttons setup or 2 way Joy + 3 Push buttons. (left, right, shoot: left-center-right) You will mostly die due to your reflexes getting faster than your brain is able to process, meaning you will kill innocent people, because your finger twitched, before you were able to distinguish between customer & robber.

Good Luck!


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- You can only use bankp.zip (there is no other choices anyway),  no cheats.  - Single Credit only. Start from 1st level (no skipping to higher levels, which would be be to your disadvantage anyway)

- Use any MAME version or variant you wish.

- Last day is Monday, May 5th (11:59:59pm Eastern Standard Time).
 
 -High score wins
 
- No savestates, savestate practices, etc. during the round.

- MAME INP recordings are optional, but encouraged!

- A screenshot is required to enter a score (press F12 to save screenshot showing your final score) or take a photo of the screen if playing on a real machine.

- If you're a MARP competitor on this title, keep in mind this is just a friendly competition amongst forum members, so maybe you shouldn't enter. However, if you're a forum member and this is a game you're good at and nobody knows about it, this is your time to shine!

- rules might be adjusted slightly as seem to be fit

Prize...hm, give me few days, as arcade related prizes are not as easy to come by, as its pretty niche market.

 
 
« Last Edit: April 22, 2009, 09:41:16 pm by mimic »

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 01:42:30 pm »
Hey, I think we usually get 2 weeks for the competition.  You've set this up for 1 week.  I'll be out of town for 4 days this week, so I personally vote for the deadline to be 5/4/09, but if I'm wrong about the 2 week thing & I'm in the minority, then keep the deadline as-is.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 01:53:29 pm »
I think you are best left to a friendly competition sans money. Send a gag gift if you want, but even that isn't necessary.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 02:08:50 pm »
I didn't even notice the length of time. Like Jason said, two weeks.

Better to do no prize at all than to do cash. (Don't get me started on the donation statement...)

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 04:09:24 pm »
I used to be pretty decent at this game.  Here's a first score. 

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 06:36:59 pm »
Yeah, two weeks, and no money.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 08:53:47 pm »
ahofle:  :o

I was about to post my awesome score of 46,900.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 09:46:09 pm »
Corrected. I didn't know it's 2 weeks intervals. Somehow I was under impression it's weekly.

Ginsu Victim. When I typed I'll "donate"I didn't mean nothing by it,  it wasn't meant to be disparaging, as "here have few bucks and leave me alone..." simply my english is not greatest and I couldn't find a better word at the moment, and still can't (it's on tip of my tongue and yet still can't think of that correct word)


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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 09:57:36 pm »
I was referring to you asking people to donate a $1.00 each, not what you offered.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 11:18:53 pm »
oh, that's what you refering to. It was meant to get a pool of money going, which could get the competition more fierce. It was just an idea I threw out there, nothing to get upset about.
I'm gonna drop it now. It's getting distracting to this topic.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 11:32:29 pm »
nothing to get upset about.

I didn't. I just thought it was in poor taste compared to the rest of the competition up until this point.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 12:09:40 am »
ahofle:  :o

I was about to post my awesome score of 46,900.

I've found this is a game that you can really get better at with some practice.
Here are some tricks for more points:

When a bad guy shows up, try to wait until the 'counter' starts.  If you can time it so you shoot him when it's at 0:00 you get a ton of points (5000 for the guys in red!).  Even if you don't get close to 0:00 you still get a lot more points than if you blast him immediately.  At the end of the round, the average 'fair' counter also gives you bonus points.  Each time you get a red shirted guy in 0:00, you get a letter to spell out 'extra'.  I don't think I've ever gotten five letters (I had 4 on the score above) so I'm not even sure what happens.  Probably just gives you an extra man?

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 01:06:53 am »
Thanks, that's a help.  :)

145,400.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 01:40:17 am »
Don't recall this game. This is after after a few tries. It's interesting the attract mode is the playing through of a whole game. Does it at least twice, too, before showing the score table.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 05:29:55 pm »
Taken from http://www.findarcademachines.com/product_info.php?products_id=1086&osCsid=6abab2d511eb0af...

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A red-shirted robber who is shot at the precise moment of drawing his weapon will earn maximum points and a letter in the word "EXTRA" (indicated in the lower left corner). Completing five such kills finishes the word, earning the player an extra life, bonus points, and instant advancement to the next level. Extra lives can also be earned by reaching certain scores.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2009, 04:06:12 pm »

When a bad guy shows up, try to wait until the 'counter' starts.  If you can time it so you shoot him when it's at 0:00 you get a ton of points (5000 for the guys in red!).  Even if you don't get close to 0:00 you still get a lot more points than if you blast him immediately.  At the end of the round, the average 'fair' counter also gives you bonus points.  Each time you get a red shirted guy in 0:00, you get a letter to spell out 'extra'.  I don't think I've ever gotten five letters (I had 4 on the score above) so I'm not even sure what happens.  Probably just gives you an extra man?


I have actually gotten this before, maybe twice. You do indeed get an extra man. I didn't realise that it was a '00' that earned a letter though.

I used to play a sitdown version of this game with a mate at the Australian National University Union bar, and despite the fact that it was a cocktail cabinet we drank large glasses of beer ('Schooners', 385ml, usually Carlton Draught) while playing the game 2-player. It was a good way to measure when one was drunk enough.

BTW ahofle, nice score. My high score table on my main machine reads 247k, so I'll see what I can do ;D
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2009, 12:30:01 pm »
Cool, I finally got the extra thing (and had a great game as well).  It gives you a free man and 20,000 points.  485,600!

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2009, 12:52:11 pm »
I only got up to 326k this evening, ahofle is settling the pace.

Here are a couple more tips:

- Women only wear blue dresses when they are being followed by a bad guy.

- Good guys always let the door close and open again, unless there is a bad guy behind them.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2009, 07:42:49 pm »
This can get kinda fun. I've played several times now, and didn't lose a dude till almost fifty grand, but then got duped once, and shot twice by the two-shot bandits. They draw faster, too.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2009, 07:55:33 pm »
Some better.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2009, 08:29:53 pm »
- Women only wear blue dresses when they are being followed by a bad guy.

I found an exception to this rule last night. A blue woman was at the door when another bad guy shot me. At that very moment, the blue woman dumped a bag of cash on the counter. I was gobsmacked to see that bag of cash in her hand, but I guess it had something to do with the fact that I was dead already :)

What I don't buy is the "unfair" bit. I mean, they walk into a bank carrying a gun with intent to kill you.  Sod em, shoot 'em all! In the later stages it is too frantic to worry about anything else.

Interestingly, if you get "00" for the first bad guy and "unfair" for all the rest, you'll still maximise your "FAIR" bonus points at the end as it only counts your "fair" kills, not the "unfair" ones.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2009, 11:06:17 pm »
Is pac man with speed up in the future list for game competion

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2009, 11:14:42 pm »
If you win the comp then you get to decide what comes next.

I've seen the blue woman give me money again - but this is really rare, it would be, like, only 1 in 100 times that this would happen ....
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2009, 06:08:03 pm »
Is pac man with speed up in the future list for game competion

Jesus Christ I hope not. Mspac was bad enough.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2009, 07:47:54 pm »
Holy pattern recognition, Batman! Yeah, they get ya sometimes with the 'same-colored shirt dude' thing. Anyways, some improvement. Actually got five grand once from a :00 shot.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2009, 10:37:37 pm »
Is pac man with speed up in the future list for game competion

Jesus Christ I hope not. Mspac was bad enough.


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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2009, 01:20:05 am »
Is pac man with speed up in the future list for game competion

Jesus Christ I hope not. Mspac was bad enough.



Eh-hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah.  Well, a slight better. I dunno. I may pull something more out of ---my bottom--- before the comp's over.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2009, 12:32:55 am »
I've got my work cut out for me on this one.  Hit the EXTRA on my last game.  That was a thrill!  Couldn't quite catch ahofle, but this was just 6 games of play, so I can still improve!  I found myself subconsciously seeing patterns--hard to explain them, but you pick up little cues that give a hint as to what's going to happen.  The most frustrating part is losing a guy b/c a bomb goes off or time runs out while you're trapped at 3 doors where the darn people just won't stop coming in!!!

Still can't figure out the signficance of the numbers on some people's backs when they leave the bank...seems inconsistent...

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2009, 12:55:00 am »
Isn't it the number where a villain will be next?

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2009, 01:16:33 am »
Yeah supposedly but not always.  Sometimes a normal person or two appears before the robber, so it's really useless.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2009, 01:36:51 am »
Yeah supposedly but not always.  Sometimes a normal person or two appears before the robber, so it's really useless.

Yah, in the 2 instances where I was paying attention, one was a bank robber & one was a munchkin with a present...

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2009, 01:53:04 am »
Yeah, the bad guy is not necessarily the next in line on the indicated door, but if you don't attend that door quickly, money will be stolen there.

What I don't get is something that happens on a late stage, sometimes one of the girls shows some leg in some kind of can-can move. Generally at that stage things are too frantic to pay a lot of attention. I don't know if it's just supposed to be funny or if it's some kind of "bonus" (like the tied up guy who gives you three sacks of money if you set him free... and incidentally usually appears when there is a bomb ticking)

Anyway, great game. I used to play it on my MSX a long time ago and it was a great surprise to rediscover it when I started using MAME.


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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2009, 05:13:44 am »
I like this game, used to play it on the Amstrad (West Bank):

http://www.cpczone.net/game/963/#

Not sure I will have much chance to play it tho as I'm away this weekend...

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2009, 08:55:36 am »
I don't know how you guys get so high...I can't even get the 70K free man score! I also had one of jasonbar's frustrations...a bomb ticking on door 10 and couldn't get over there because people kept coming in to deposit their money.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2009, 11:39:30 am »
When people are coming to the doors nonstop, hold the joystick to one side or the other--as soon as there's a break in the customers, you'll start moving, & hold the stick till you arrive at your door of choice--people can't stop you from scrolling.  You *shouldn't* have this problem till the higher levels, generally...just concentrate on getting all your deposits at each window--that's your primary goal.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2009, 06:03:07 pm »
I've gotten up to 433650 so far, scored the extra guy again.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2009, 06:24:47 pm »
Looks as if you & ahofle & I will be running neck & neck over the finish line!   :o

As for your blue dress lady comment, I've seen *lots* of blue-dressed ladies give me money with no drama.  Strange that it's really rare for you...   ???

There's something about the ladies' heads that gives away whether or not there's a villain behind them.  Sometimes, I think, they're looking to the side when they open the door.  Sometimes they look to the side a couple times quickly.  Something about that pattern gives it away, though I'm too busy multitasking & "in the zone" to try to be able to figure it out.

And I think the guy in brown & blue (no mustache) never has a villain behind him.  Must be a tough guy...

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2009, 08:41:20 pm »
Man you guys are breathing down my neck -- nice scores!  Guess I better practice some more!

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2009, 11:53:28 pm »
Well I'm out of this competition, for various reasons, including the score. My highest so far been 172250.
I'll contact winner through private mail about the prize. Good luck.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2009, 01:36:09 am »
I believe the appropriate word to accompany this attachment is:

BAM!

 ;D

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2009, 05:04:35 pm »
Isn't it the number where a villain will be next?

I wondered what the hell that meant.


Yeah, the bad guy is not necessarily the next in line on the indicated door, but if you don't attend that door quickly, money will be stolen there.



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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2009, 10:16:31 pm »
Call me stupid, but... I just now noticed that some doors have cashiers/tellers and some don't. When someone drops a bag of money on a manned window it's worth 1000 bonus points.

Manned windows also seem to attract more bandits than unmanned windows.

The number of points received for a single bag of money increase according to the number of bags previously received on that window (200, 400, 600, 800 and then 1000).

So the best strategy would be to spend most of the time around the same windows (preferably around one with a teller) to increase the number of bonus and high value deposits.

Gosh, I spent so much time playing this game and never analyzed it like that. You guys are ruining the magic to me  :P

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2009, 10:32:07 pm »
Gosh, I spent so much time playing this game and never analyzed it like that. You guys are ruining the magic to me  :P

But the analysis is the magic of it all ... well, of how people can pull a game like BP apart by just getting together on a thread and playing it. Like, I thought not so many people would have gotten into BP because it's a bit corny and the pace is different to most arcade games. I guess that might still be true, but I am able to enjoy this game all over again and learn things that I'd never realised before.

Seems that the blue lady almost always has a baddie behind her - but maybe 1 time in 100 gives $$ bags. Might be more likely when your points are higher.

I have actually scored well-over 500k before, but that was on another machine and at another time. Gotta get back and practice.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2009, 10:34:22 pm »
Ssshhhhhh!  Can't you guys analyze how to squeeze the most points out of Bank Panic *after* I win the competition Monday night!??!  My lead is small & tenuous as it is!!!

 >:D

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2009, 10:47:35 pm »
Ssshhhhhh!  Can't you guys analyze how to squeeze the most points out of Bank Panic *after* I win the competition Monday night!??!  My lead is small & tenuous as it is!!!

 >:D

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I guess you're right. I should keep my analysis to myself until after I used it to win this competition. I'm crazy to impose on present to you my favorite obscure Japanese labyrinth game  >:D .

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2009, 11:21:33 pm »
My lead is small & tenuous as it is!!!

 >:D

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2009, 12:42:47 am »
Well I probably should have waited until 11:59 on the 5th to post this, but this is fun....   :P

Have you guys looked at the high scores on MARP?  9,999,999!!!  WTF!  :dizzy:

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2009, 11:45:29 am »
Yah, if we think we're good, we need but look @ Twin Galaxies to see more 9,999,999 scores.  We stink.

Nice one, ahofle.  You win.  I've got pinball league all day today, and tomorrow after work, I need to pack for my honeymoon, so no more chances for me.  It took me 2-3 hours to work up to breaking 500k, so 600k ain't gonna happen.

Sigh, always a bridesmaid, never a bride...   :P

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2009, 10:44:36 pm »
You have to do all doors, though, else you'll run out of time.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2009, 12:39:45 am »
And the winner is ahofle, with... ah gotta get out of this window to peek at the picture again and memorize it  :banghead:
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2009, 06:59:18 am »
Congrats to ahofle!  A competition well won.  :cheers:
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2009, 08:25:51 am »
Wait.....is it over or not? Are we going by the day or the date? If date, this isn't over until tonight.
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2009, 08:49:31 am »
I vote that it's over.  I believe that most of them (well, the last several, which are the only ones I've folllowed) end on a Monday night.  I know I've already thrown in the towel!  :)

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2009, 08:55:53 am »
Wait.....is it over or not? Are we going by the day or the date? If date, this isn't over until tonight.
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You have a point, although I think that my chances of coming to trump ahofle at this late stage are pretty slim. Jason apparently needs some congratulations for an even greater achievement  :cheers:, and probably needs to concentrate on scoring points in that area right now.  :censored:

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2009, 08:58:10 am »
 :cheers:  Thanks, Zeb.

On 2 hrs of sleep, waiting for the wife to pack her stuff, sore...I've more than given up.  :)

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2009, 09:32:48 am »
I believe that most of them (well, the last several, which are the only ones I've folllowed) end on a Monday night.

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Mine was only a few comps back and I ended it on a Friday, since it is the only night I can really stay up that late, since I don't have work the next day.

Still, I feel we should not assume anything. Let's wait until the contest is over to declare a winner. Though Andy appears to have stomped everyone, I'd hate to rule out anyone waiting in the wings. If we are going to have rules, let's follow them.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2009, 10:04:45 am »
Ginsu
There is no controversy. I announced the winner after midnight EST. I think there is something screwed up with my time settings and I didn't realize it untill I post it, and noticed the time. Right now it's 10:04 am EST and my message shows...

I also just noticed date issue. Today is tuesday 5th not monday. I think competition ends on monday, right? When I wrote 5th I never checked callendar, I just copied what someone else said about 5th (if  I recall correctly)
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2009, 10:07:12 am »
Okay, but what I was saying is that the contest doesn't end until 11:59pm tonight.

I also just noticed date issue. Today is tuesday 5th not monday. I think competition ends on monday, right? When I wrote 5th I never checked callendar, I just copied what someone else said about 5th (if  I recall correctly)

The competition can end whenever you set it to end, just make sure you set it for the right DATE, because I know I never look at the day, only the date (which is the most important part to get right).
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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2009, 04:00:36 pm »
Okay, but what I was saying is that the contest doesn't end until 11:59pm tonight.

I also just noticed date issue. Today is tuesday 5th not monday. I think competition ends on monday, right? When I wrote 5th I never checked callendar, I just copied what someone else said about 5th (if  I recall correctly)

The competition can end whenever you set it to end, just make sure you set it for the right DATE, because I know I never look at the day, only the date (which is the most important part to get right).

Look, I haven't been exactly handed a rule book on how this goes, when I created new topic. At first I set it up for 1 week then was told that it should be 2 weeks I corrected that.
Being flexible on exact date is a news to me, so if all parties involved agree, then it's been over since midnight yestarday. Ahofle take it away ;)

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2009, 04:09:31 pm »
Look, I haven't been exactly handed a rule book on how this goes, when I created new topic.

There were 16 threads like this before yours. When I posted mine, I linked to all the previous competitions, but that trend has since been lost.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2009, 04:16:32 pm »
I don't know why we have to stretch this again like it's super important. Sorry I just don't have time to study 16 previous threads. I got 2 year old to take care of + my wife just got out of hospital, hence I've barely got any time to even sit down and participate in any kind of discussions.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2009, 04:21:39 pm »
Well if you're going to start a competition thread you should understand how it has worked up until that point and at least get the date right.

Don't get me started again on you basically asking people to pay an entry fee so you could give out a cash prize.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2009, 04:33:09 pm »
There is the angry part of you comming out again. I never asked to do what you allege. I SUGGESTED as in I asked for an OPINION that I would start a pool as a winner with $5 and everyone else involved would VOLUNTARILY! & as an OPTION! (I vividly remember using these 2 words) would chip in $1 to some nice cash prize going. 10 peoples involved + my $5 = maybe nice $15 to spend on whatever you want that you will have use for. Sorry for being pragmatical
Again I asked for an opinion! We have been through that on here as well as in private messages, I really don't see the reason to bring this up. people didn't like the IDEA, I killed it. that's all. I NEVER OUTRIGHT asked to do that.
I'm dropping it now. no more replies on this subject. Good bye.

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Re: Game Competition #17: Bank Panic
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2009, 04:41:08 pm »
Congrats Andy! I'm glad to see someone in charge of the next comp who will do it right.

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