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    Now that ZP2 is up and running, and all the little bugs and glitches with the launch have been ironed out, I was wondering: when can we see something in the ‘Tournaments” tab on our in-game menu? While I have some serious doubts about my ability to finish ‘in the money’, it would still be a thrill to participate.

    So what do you think, Zen: anything cooking for us on that front?

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    They don't hold many tournaments (about once every 6-12 weeks), but when they do they offer prizes to the top 3 scorers and they hold a random drawing (usually 3 winners) for those that participated.
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    Thanks, Shogun. I don't recall ever seeing anything pop up when I was playing ZP1, so I wasn't sure how it worked. I know that top 3 might be out of my reach (the competition is fierce and quite good), but a drawing after the fact would at least keep me in the running, heh heh. Either way, it would still be fun to get my pin-ball on tourney style. Hopefully, we'll hear something soon to look forward to in that respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johneboy1970 View Post
    Thanks, Shogun. I don't recall ever seeing anything pop up when I was playing ZP1, so I wasn't sure how it worked. I know that top 3 might be out of my reach (the competition is fierce and quite good), but a drawing after the fact would at least keep me in the running, heh heh. Either way, it would still be fun to get my pin-ball on tourney style. Hopefully, we'll hear something soon to look forward to in that respect!
    Hey johneboy! Yeah, also these Tournaments usually cost a lot of money so SONY hosts them once in a loooong time.

    Also ZEN doesn't actually host these tournaments,it goes through Sony and any other company or dev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LumaFan") View Post
    Hey johneboy! Yeah, also these Tournaments usually cost a lot of money so SONY hosts them once in a loooong time.

    Also ZEN doesn't actually host these tournaments,it goes through Sony and any other company or dev.
    We host them, we just have to work with Sony (and MS) to get them to prop the tournaments and have them go live on the day we need them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johneboy1970 View Post
    Thanks, Shogun. I don't recall ever seeing anything pop up when I was playing ZP1, so I wasn't sure how it worked. I know that top 3 might be out of my reach (the competition is fierce and quite good), but a drawing after the fact would at least keep me in the running, heh heh. Either way, it would still be fun to get my pin-ball on tourney style. Hopefully, we'll hear something soon to look forward to in that respect!
    I have a couple of tournaments planned, I will let you all know as soon as we get dates for the next one confirmed.

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    im down for a tournament since i missed infinity gaunlet , it was posted in stickys so when i checked the forums i scrolled fast down to see and i missed it and i wasn't playing mp because that week i was swapping my hard drive , so i haven't played a tournament since epic quest.
    i don't have a pci use ps3 browser

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    Quote Originally Posted by johneboy1970 View Post
    I don't recall ever seeing anything pop up when I was playing ZP1, so I wasn't sure how it worked.
    Not many popped up on ZP1. I think I only seen 3 or 4 tournaments. The bulk of them were on Marvel Pinball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    I have a couple of tournaments planned, I will let you all know as soon as we get dates for the next one confirmed.
    Thanks for letting us know, Barbie! Looking forward to it!

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    I'm anxiously waiting for tournaments to start too! yay!

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    Are you notified in game that a tourney is coming or is it something you need to check here for information about it? Also would there have to be separate tournies for PS3 and Vita or how would that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post
    Are you notified in game that a tourney is coming or is it something you need to check here for information about it? Also would there have to be separate tournies for PS3 and Vita or how would that work?
    There are two ways to tell if a tournament is coming.

    1.) On these forums.
    2.) Through the game itself. Just click on the tournament icon on ZP2.

    The information for an upcoming tournament is usually posted up a week in advance.

    The leader boards for the PS3 and Vita versions are one in the same, so the tournaments for the two versions should be the same (all in one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    Not many popped up on ZP1. I think I only seen 3 or 4 tournaments. The bulk of them were on Marvel Pinball.
    Indeed.
    I bought ZP back in January 2011 and the only tourney I managed to play was Epic Quest.
    MP on the other hand had many tourneys held.

    Let's hope that more of these will happen in the future now that the tables are integrated in one platform!
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    Any news on upcoming tournaments?

    It would be great if they either:

    a) could be announced earlier

    b) run longer than a week

    It's really easy to miss tournaments if you're not playing on a daily basis anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sui99 View Post
    Any news on upcoming tournaments?
    Nothing yet and with the NY Comic Con going off this week. I doubt we will see one anytime soon.

    It would be great if they either:

    a) could be announced earlier

    b) run longer than a week
    A.) Not possible, since they announce them as soon as Sony approves them.

    B.) Not possible, since a portion of the leader boards resets weekly.

    It's really easy to miss tournaments if you're not playing on a daily basis anymore...
    You don't need to play on a daily basis. You just need to either check these forums or check the tournament tab in the game on a weekly basis.

    Tournaments are usually announced (here) and listed (in game) in a week in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LumaFan") View Post
    Hey johneboy! Yeah, also these Tournaments usually cost a lot of money so SONY hosts them once in a loooong time.

    Also ZEN doesn't actually host these tournaments,it goes through Sony and any other company or dev.
    Just curious as to why it costs alot of money. Its not just announce a table, check leaderboard at end of week, send t-shirt? I havent played long enough to have been involved, so i dont know what it all involves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    Nothing yet and with the NY Comic Con going off this week. I doubt we will see one anytime soon.



    A.) Not possible, since they announce them as soon as Sony approves them.
    We DO have one coming up pretty soon, and we got this one submitted early so as soon I can, I will let you all know the dates and table.

    If you are on Twitter or Facebook, I always post our tournament announcements there as well as our blog and here on the forums.
    Last edited by BarbieBobomb; 10-08-2012 at 10:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkItZeroSmoky View Post
    Just curious as to why it costs alot of money. Its not just announce a table, check leaderboard at end of week, send t-shirt? I havent played long enough to have been involved, so i dont know what it all involves...
    Nope.

    There is quite a bit more involved, and it takes some time to get it all set up. The team, Sony (and MS) and I all have to work together to get things rolling. It looks easy from your end because you get to play a fun table and potentially win prizes!

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    It's gonna be PvZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman07 View Post
    It's gonna be PvZ.
    If this Zomboss/Muti-ball thing happens every time, I sure hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman07 View Post
    It's gonna be PvZ.
    I hope not. Thats the one table I didn't bother buying.
    If it's not Ironman, Blade, or one of the original Zen Pinball tables, I'll pass. But I'm expecting PvZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwitchBlade View Post
    I hope not.
    Same here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman07 View Post
    It's gonna be PvZ.
    I really hope that it's one of the PS3 exclusives or Blade. I'm not the biggest fan of the PvZ table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    I really hope that it's one of the PS3 exclusives or Blade. I'm not the biggest fan of the PvZ table.
    You and that Blade I'm all for Blade too lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman07 View Post
    It's gonna be PvZ.
    Yeah, if it's going to be on Zen Pinball 2, it'll be on a table exclusive to Zen Pinball 2. There's no real reason for them to do a tournament on, say, Blade, that they could have done any time over the last two years.

    If it's going to be a Marvel table, it'll be one of the new ones that get released later on. It's more about "advertising the new" than picking which table is best suited for high-level competition.

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