Aug 202009
 
Armored Core 3 Portable Tournament Logo

From software, the creators of Armored Core, is sponsoring a tournament for the recently released Armored Core 3 Portable for the PSP. It seems that From plans to go on a tour of various game stores all across Japan for the preliminary matches in this tournament. It’ll be interesting to see how tactics and gameplay have evolved from the original release on the PS2, as well as taking a look at the new parts in action. With the finals date set for October 3, 2009, it is only a matter of time before we get to see results.

Given my lack of Japanese reading skills, I could only decipher that the prizes include the awesome Armored Core model kits made by Kotubukiya plus various extras that I could not read. Please visit From’s officia tournament website for more details (Warning: Heavy on Japanese text): http://armoredcore.net/acct/season1/

The first matches are scheduled to start on August 29, so stay tuned to From’s official site for updates.

Aug 132009
 
Happy Sausages

Raven Republic’s triple attraction event finally pushed through, and boy was it awesome!

When Maitreya and I arrived at Leperman’s house at around noon, most of the members were already there, with some playing Blazblue and others already playing LR. In the shadows, a few enterprising individuals had already begun harvesting prawns!

Outside, stacks and stacks of burgers, buns, and condiments were spread all over just waiting to be consumed. Super Chef Hempire brought some awesome sauces and toppings and he even managed the grill for us for pretty much the whole day. What’ll we do without you, Hemp? :(

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Jul 092009
 
Om nom nom nom

*Special thanks to Trace-02 for the awesome Sophie image :3 *

Three events rolled into 1! On August 1, 2009 we will be celebrating RR’s 3rd foundation year, our 2nd Build Your Own Burger event, and out 5th Armored Core tournament with a highly experimental tiered randomized 2-on-2 system for AC:LR which will happen in the middle of the day. For more details, please click HERE.

This is going to be held in Sforza‘s place in Makati if he’s still around by August 1. If not, its going to be in Lord Leperman‘s place, which is 3 minutes away.

Hope to see you guys there.

UPDATE – Great success!

Jun 222009
 
PACT 5 Sophie

We’ve decided to hold what will most likely be our last tournament using Armored Core: Last Raven to celebrate Raven Republic’s 3rd anniversary. BYOB part 2 will probably happen on the same day as well.

Currently, we’re still deciding on the format to use for the tournament. Help us decide by voting in the PACT 5 Format thread.

The tentative date for the event is on August 1, 2009. For other details and updates, just check up on the appropriate threads in the forums.

UPDATE: Polling has determined that PACT 5 will take a slightly different turn from our previous tournaments. We’re going to use a two-on-two format! Other rules are still being discussed though.

Nov 112007
 
Sophie - Tongue

PACT III: ah, the day finally arrived. After planning the new regulations for so long, we finally got to try it out in a real tournament situation. And the results confirmed what was lingering there all along, but no one really pointed out… that the format was pure genius. Forcing players to create three distinct (and by distinct, I mean really distinct) ACs was the key to refreshing the way we approached the game as a whole.

Think about it: every round, a different AC to face. That means readjusting everything: your strategy, the tactics you will use, what kind of game you’re going to play, and so on, all while taking into account your opponent’s personal and general playing style. Quite a challenge, and as beastkiller said, it really forces you out of your comfort zone, which is always a good thing.

The matches were great. We had good variety of designs and playstyles.

Eventually we had a winner, and surprise surprise, who else would it be but the best among us? Congrats Leperman!

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