OGMKDS Tournament: rules, registrations...prize!

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  1. Costello
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    [​IMG] Official GBAtemp Mario Kart DS Tournament

    First, read the rules here.
    If you agree to these rules, you can register by updating your profile .
    We also need to know your country, time zone and Mario Kart DS friend code.
    We are proud to announce that the 1st prize is...

    A free Nintendo DS flash kit: EWIN512+Passme!

    Don't worry if you're beaten in the final match, there *might* be compensatory prizes
    The registrations will remain open until Friday December 9th.

    Today is the last day to register
     


  2. dafatkid27

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    When will the tournament take place? I have finals coming up and I need to study, I also need to be around to get everything cordinated and be able to run over to my neighbor's (I myself do not have a wireless connection).
     
  3. ChaosTheorySD

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    So what exactly is the referee going to do? Drive along without hitting item boxes? Or just stay stationary?
     
  4. teh_raf3

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    I'm in [​IMG] although I have a little question:

    So you can't driftboost on a straigt road, but can you do it in a curve?
     
  5. Vater Unser

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    this sucks
    snaking is not a cheat, it's a part of the gameplay...you can't even get 3 stars in mission mode without snaking

    I certainly won't take part in a tournament in which I'm not even allowed to do my best...
     
  6. Filb

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    That rule sucks. Why can't we do it? It's obviously part of the game. Just needs some practice, that's all!
     
  7. memyselfandi

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    cool!
     
  8. Foxstar

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    What!! Thats what i always do :'( , its a skill and should be allowed, either way i dont have my nintendo usb dongle thing so im out [​IMG], stupid australia.
     
  9. Costello
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    Who said it was cheating? we said it was immoral, and you can't deny it.
    It's only on straight ways anyway, you can still do drift boosting in corners and turns.

    Think twice.
    If snaking is forbidden, EVERYONE has the same chances to win.
    If snaking is allowed, the NON-SNAKERS will have no chance to win, which is unfair.

    And don't tell me "learn snaking". I'm not writing this post in french and telling you "learn french".
    Now if you're a good player, you can play without snaking.
    Not pretending I'm a good player, I've personnally been able to beat all 150cc mirror cups without snaking (BUT using drift boosting in corners!) quite easily.
    If you're a good player, you should know all the courses. You should know the shortcuts, you should know the cars, you should know the boxes, you should know everything. But you certainly don't need snaking.
     
  10. jumpman17

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    Become one with the course and you shall have your victory!
     
  11. t4ils

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    become one with the blue shell [​IMG]
    and triple mushrooms will be with you, always ^^
     
  12. ChaosTheorySD

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    I never really had much success with snaking anyway... When I try to snake with Rob, it ends up being faster if I tried driving in a straight line.
     
  13. poisonfrog8

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    I wish we could use snaking. The registration ends in a week so that's plenty of time to learn and practice snaking. Well, it's better to let everyone have the same chance to win =)
     
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    aww, i wanted to join this.. *cough* or at least win [​IMG]

    don't have MK, ... and don't have any skills....
    (ill probably get MK on my birthday... (3 days too late)...)

    anyway.. good luck to all of you!
     
  15. Vater Unser

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    so the non-snakers are not good enough to win against the snakers...
    a competition is about who's the best player, and not about who's got the biggest chance to win...
     
  16. Filb

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    I agree... [​IMG]
    Even though I'm very bad at snaking, still.

    And one thing, how can you actually check if someone "snaked" or not?
     
  17. 754boy

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    I do not agree with that at all. I'm sorry but its not fair to punish some players because their technique is better than others. I hope my wireless adapter is here in time before registration closes but I still think its crazy to dumb down the racing just because someone hasn't learn to take advantage of a technique thats part of the game [​IMG]
     
  18. Tweeder

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    I'm in, I'll add my info tommorrow.
     
  19. Renegade_R

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    I personally think the no snaking rule is a good rule. It keeps the edge in Mario Kart they way it was originally intended, to give every player regardless of their skill a chance to participate without total humiliation.

    Snaking is not the only aspect of the game which gives you an edge. Its the mastery of other aspects like corners, items, courses, etc.
     
  20. 754boy

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    Thats the point EXACTLY!! Not allowing snaking, which is an aspect of the game like you said, is basically the same as not allowing us to use item boxes, which is also a part of the game!! [​IMG]