Don't forget a couple of these:
Johns = Smash
Poor excuses for losing = Every other fighting game community
Wombo Combo = Smash
Basic b&b combo = Every other fighting game community
When holding an event at an apartment. Ask people to notify you if they are coming, for a head count. Even in a big apartment, things can get packed quick. Though if you have enough competition around you to fill out an apartment with people then you should be happy.
When having an event, it is not a bad idea to have drinks and snacks there. You can sell them if you don't have much money to where you can't offer drinks and chips for free. Have a break in the tournament if it runs through lunch, and tell people where they can obtain food near the event.
Yes, well, conversation always livens up the atmosphere, but it's not a pre-requisite.
Anyway, all I can say is be nice/polite/shake hands/etc., but a little bit of rivalry never hurts anyone. It is a competitive environment after all, so you can get away with some stuff so long as you make sure it's obvious you're not being serious.
[,]Originally Posted by C0R
Never once heard Cash battle used in smash.
And, to repeat, don't be afraid to ask for friendlies.
Also don't be afraid (If you're running the show) to ask for help. a trusted friend can run pool, or supervise, say, losers bracket while you take care of winners.
And Skye posted Tio earlier in the thread. While yes, it originated from smash(inb4hate), it is a very high quality free tournament organizer.
How i life?
Also, Tio is a very very easy to use program, I got everything up and running after 3 minutes of fiddling around with it.
Last edited by Zero000; 02-25-2010 at 06:25 AM.
retitle this thread "Going to my first slumber party".
But seriously, smell good, be appropriately dressed, dont ask much of your host besides where to setup/go to the bathroom, and all should be well for someone at a gathering, whether they jump in or are quiet.
Tourneys it helps to be extroverted and go out of your way to meet people/get in games though. But still smell better than an italian hoagie shop and you should be ok.