All digital prize winners have been contacted! That means that everybody who is not Edenal or uk.gamesplanet.com and has something to do with a prize should now have an e-mail somewhere.
I'll poke winners of physical prizes once if they don't respond by mid-August.
Providers of physical prizes will be poked early August if they haven't mailed me any shipping confirmation. (This does not include Edenal who won't be poked until at least three weeks after he actually gets addresses.)
Winners of digital prizes will not be poked. If their e-mails are invalid, I try their PayPal e-mails. If they, too, are invalid, they lose.
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I wrote up my part first and then proceeded to answer to other people. So don't be confused if all you said about hosting is unquoted in the first part, because then I would have said it anyway 😉
Venue: While Nyeport last year seemed very cramped, the House of Culture this year was very much not so. In my opinion, we should use it again for another year because it still permits growth. Biggest minus was the distance to mass housing, but it helped going from Kavelbro to HoC during nighttime: The heat wouldn't hit. (I did, however, have days where the first thing I did back in Kavelbro was take a shower, because no way would I have slept after that hot walk.)
Streams: I liked the idea of both streams being in close vicinity of each other and in the same room. For one, tech was close (technically Kappa ) for both streams whenever they were needed, without someone having to run through the building to fetch them. For two, it was nice seeing the other stream on cam; the announcer could just glance over to see what was going on. I didn't run, so I can't really comment on the question of if it was too loud.
Yellow stream needs a big red button! Also, for races the big red button should be able to do splits.
Hosting: Some hosts were good, some hosts were bad, and I wasn't around nearly as much as last year. I liked the idea of having the host on cam with the audience behind him on purple stream, even though it meant that hosts had a hard time looking at the runners/couch. Also, two seats with two mics were a plus, should do again.
Setup times: We would have failed every single 2014 egg timer. (At least those where I was present). But on the other hand, we were often ahead if it wasn't for really bad luck on someone's behalf. And those that I witnessed weren't exactly bad.
Scheduling: Less great runs should be played on the minor stream when FFIX is being played on major. Seriously I missed SMB3! BibleThump
Mafia: There was not enough mafia played.
Twitch chat: Whenever I was following chat (because hosting) it was very civil. Mods and bots, you did a very good job!
Pre-marathon planning: Due to my work turning a lot more stressful than it had been in the months before, I completely missed the deadlines I wanted to set for myself for donation incentives and prizes threads. Good thing is that I will have finished my PhD next year, so I will be in a very much less stressful position and maybe that can get done in a timely manner. At least the prizes are drawn already and mails are being shipped out 😉
Comments on what other people have said:
I'm seeing a lot of people talking about host self-promotion. I WILL put my finger down on that one.
Graywards: Runners filling out info so the host has something to talk about? I approve. It will be down to game selection and scheduling crew to require it though, unfortunately.
Odyssic: GDQ's schedule doesn't auto-update, but it rather grabs information from the same spreadsheet that GDQ people use for their tracker. It's all down to GDQ staff manually updating that same spreadsheet, it just looks more automatic because the updates happen quicker and more regularly. I do have ideas on how to combat this problem for 2016, though.
Gonzi: If there was no cheat sheet, nobody would have known what to say about MSF; let's face it. I tried to put many different blurbs on there so that it wouldn't be the same every time, but no-one is going to remember that all off by heart (especially not in a marathon), so it sure as hell is not going away.
Avant: That was probably me. And if you want to interact with chat, you're not supporting the runner; if you're not supporting the runner, you shouldn't be on the couch or chairs. Just sayin'. I feel the no-phones needs an even stricter enforcement. (For most runs there was a big chat screen you should have been able to read off, if you really needed to read chat.)
Pwnix: See above 😉
AMVX: I personally would rather have hosts talking than music and overlooking view — at least three minutes between runs can be filled with who we are, what this is, whom we need to thank and who we're collecting donations for. I would rather aim for giving people stuff to talk for the remaining three minutes 😉
Andy: You're counting days? You know 2016's dates already? Please share! Kappa
Re Curseddoll's complaint about not asking questions: Audience mic? (As in one standing there that you can walk up to.) But I'm not sure if it would actually help.
Crippe can I like your first post ten times, please?
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You loved ESA and want to talk about it? Use this thread to shout out to everybody who was great! (Or not so great ¤coughSwedishrailwayssurprisinglycough¤)
I'll do my own shoutouts once I think about it, I just wanted to start this thread for you guys
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ESA 2015 will be open from the afternoon of June 26th until noon July 7th 2015. Click here to visit the master thread!
As with previous years, we are glad to accept prizes donated from you that we shall pass on to our donors. To make sure that last year’s disaster does not get repeated, there will be a few changes in organisation that should make it easier for us all. Please read on and observe the details.
What prizes can I donate?
We encourage you to donate anything you think may be a good prize but don't be upset if we don't find a place for your prize! Alko, Edenal, flicky and bangerra will be helping decide this, should there be a problem — go to Alko first though!
What’s the procedure?
You will be contacted in the week after prize submission deadline to confirm that you are still willing to donate the prize. Failure to respond to Alko’s e-mail will result in your prize being removed from the tracker so we don't accidentally give away something that doesn't exist. (Exceptions may apply, contact Alko in advance.)
We will attempt to draw the prizes in a timely manner during the marathon. After the marathon, you will receive another e-mail that includes the prize winner in the To-field, notifying the winner of their luck and asking them to send you their address. Once you have the winners address, please ship out the prize in a timely manner.
Please be sure to send Alko a proof of shipping. Failure to do so will result in you being blacklisted for further marathons so you won’t be able to donate any more prizes.
Will I get reimbursed for shipping?
If your prize is eligible, please note in the form if you would like to be reimbursed. Every case will be considered separately. Do not assume you will be reimbursed until you have a definite statement by Alko or Edenal that you will be (sorry, we’re poor).
What’s different for digital prizes?
I could make hundreds more of whatever prize I’m donating and/or I take commissions
When’s the deadline?
Got it. Where’s the link to the form?
Oh, and how do I contact Alko?
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