My Pinburgh 2017 thoughts. PART 1.
Things to improve.
Space between the middle rows of facing machines. At present there is no room to walk through without saying excuse me or having people make a path.
Speaker system for stage area seating, Unless you were close to the speakers one could not make out the mumbled words coming out from them. The further away and off to the side one was the worse it was to make out words.
Camera Man / Worker up on stage moving back n forth behind games during qualifying rounds being played had to be a distraction for players. Adjusting cameras and installing/uninstalling equipment should be done between rounds or at least before next player steps up to the game.
Great food addition with the Ramen/ Rice vendor. Quite tasty, healthier, and priced well to boot.
Glare on games from overhead lighting was virtually nonexistent. When there was glare it was very small and on machines directly at back end of rows. Very playable.
I Observed many players helping each other out on games if asked for advice before play started. Great to see player cooperation and friendliness on display.
Chairs used in stage area and around tables much softer and comfortable to sit in then prior Pinburghs.
TD's and Tech's responded to calls quickly. Of those that I witnessed response time was within 1-2 minutes at most.
Player Checkin for those that didn't get to the downtown pre-checkin areas went pretty smooth and was well organized. Moved fast and steady.
The ReplayFX app came in very handy for organizing my agenda with timely reminders to events I didn't want to miss out on. Very easy to use and install.
Disclosure: I didn't play in Pinburgh Tourney this time around, instead saw to it to help friends and all who asked me with hints and strats on games. Actually had a great time without all the stress of competing, Met a few new people in the process I now can call friends.