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Old 05-27-2017, 10:52 PM
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Default A WINNER IS YOU! The Endingdome Voting Thread!


Welcome to the qualifying rounds of Talking Time's Endingdome, a battle to bring about the...well, the end! I know I said I'll see you all in the morning, but I've already set up everything and I'm excited to get the ball rolling. Maybe I'll continue to post new entries up around this time to give people plenty of time to vote. Anyway! 96 tracks are here and accounted for, ranging from long-running franchises like Super Mario, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and Castlevania; indie darlings like Cave Story, Aquaria, Shovel Knight and Bastion; modern hits like Dark Souls, Mass Effect, Splatoon and XCOM; as well as cult classics like EarthBound, God Hand, NiER and Suikoden. In short, an incredible variety of post-final boss tunage awaits us all, and their futures do not refuse to change; we have the power to prove the justice of our culture (i.e. what songs move on).

HOW TO VOTE!
For the qualifiers, we will have two pairs of tracks going up each day for 24 days as a "round". The two songs in group A compete against each other, as do the songs in group B. So, when you vote make sure to cast a vote for one song in group A and group B. I've created banners to help delineate the pairings. You can vote once per round. I will cast the final votes at the end of each round.

When you list your vote, please make sure it's easily identifiable (i.e. include a key word or the entirety of the game's name or the track name [if it's different than just "ending", "staff roll" or "credits"], or provide an image that clearly marks it as belonging to that game). You can leave a spoiler, spoilerpop or title with the game titles or the song names as well if you wanna goof around with your vote post; I just need to be able to know what you want to win.

If there is a tie, I will resort to a randomizer to pick the winner, which will be a high level CPU match in a game of Smash Bros. for Wii U. Each song will have two random fighters teamed up together in Final Destination with bob-ombs in a Time match of one minute; the team with the most KOs will be the winner. More exciting than me just tossing it into a random generator in my opinion.

Once the qualifiers are over, I will randomize the songs again for the quarterfinals and place them into a proper bracket. That way songs won't predictably fall against a group, and will hopefully keep things more interesting as it goes along. To speed things along, the rest of the tourney will continue to have two pairings, following the same guidelines, until the finals. I will do group A on the left side and group A on the right side on the first day, as an example. The tie system will also remain the same.

Okay, I think that covers everything. So now let's meet our first two matchups.

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Match 1 brings together two legendary platforming heroes to square off against each other; can the duo of Sonics hold off against the hunger of Kirby and his helper pals? Let's find out!

Represented by BEAT, let's give it up for Sonic Generations' End Credits Medley!



And in the other corner, it's Kirby Super Star's Staff Roll managed by Kishi!





Match 2 is a battle of cult hits – can an assassin with projected split personalities outmaneuver the plucky Blue Rogues? We shall see!

BEAT is pulling double duty today as his team enters the arena; it's Killer 7's Reenact!



Their rival is the lovable pirates of Skies of Arcadia, led by Googleshng; let's hear it for the Credits theme!



An incredible opening to our contest! Your votes are due in by 7 AM PST Monday.

PS - Could a mod sticky this for me and unstick the nomination thread? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:01 PM
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BTW, I will put up my spreadsheet onto Google Docs tomorrow when I announce the next group to serve as the qualifying bracket. I'll keep it updated as we go along. When we hit the quarterfinals, I'll use Bracketmaker to keep track of it from there. Thanks to Mightyblue for the suggestion.
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:09 PM
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I'll do my listening and voting tomorrow. It's approaching bedtime and ending themes tend to be quite long. Looking forward to it though.
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Here's the qualifying bracket.
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I'd have thought I'd go Kirby but...


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Alternative voting image, Arcadia the Hedgehog.
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LOL I overlooked that when I was setting up the bracket. Well, that's randomizing for you!
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My votes are for...



All right, the first round is over! Let's see who the winners were...



Congraturations! Victoly! A winner is you! With Kirby and the Rogues off to the Quarterfinals, our attention now turns to the next encounter!



Match 3 has all the makings for a crazy match; cyborgs and ninjas!

Represented by Onomarchus, let's hear it for NiER: Automata's Weight of the World!



And in the other corner, My Lover from Revenge of the Shinobi enters the arena, led by muteKi!





Match 4 features an underground PSP hit squaring off against the most famous woman in video gaming history. This should be interesting!

Deptford escorts No Heroes Allowed's Ending to the Endingdome ring!



And here's their opponent, Rise of the Tomb Raider's I Shall Rise, managed by Johnny Unusual!



Wow, another amazing contest today, Tyrants! Your votes are due in by 7 AM PST Tuesday.

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No Heroes Allowed is what I did nominate because I love it so, and Weight of the World is what I probably would have nominated if I wasn't sure other people would want to, so while the others are well and good, the choice for me is clear.

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(not the same as no more heroes, wildcat)
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No Heroes Allowed is what I did nominate because I love it so, and Weight of the World is what I probably would have nominated if I wasn't sure other people would want to, so while the others are well and good, the choice for me is clear.

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