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Hello, AIB! It's been a while since I last made an announcement, but I can assure you I've been working on a LOT of new things along with the rest of the wonderful staff. As far as things that have been announced in the past, I promise they're coming. We've had Series 5 take off not too long ago and now we're going to have a collaboration event featuring several contests thrown together from AIB Ladder and TCG. I'm talking of course, about The Perfect Week! For those of you that missed out on the announcement, The Perfect Week is an event that takes place 7 days straight. The goal of the event is to beat 1 NEW/DIFFERENT opponent every day in the ladder, which is slightly modified from Barney's Perfect Week (if anybody here watches HIMYM). The same rules apply to Doubles Perfect Week. On top of all of this, it will be the same week as Singles Weekend and Doubles Weekend!


OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Oct 15- Oct 21: Singles Perfect Week 
Oct 19-Oct 21: Singles Weekend 
Oct 22-Oct 28: Doubles Perfect Week 
Oct 26: Doubles Night 
Oct 26-Oct 28: Doubles Weekend 


RULES:


Singles:

The Perfect Week: Beat 1 DIFFERENT person, every day, for 7 days straight and you will be rewarded for The Perfect Week.

Singles Weekend Warrior: Play 2 matches, every day, during Oct 19-21. You do not have to win these matches.


Doubles:

The Perfect Week: Same rules above apply; beat 1 DIFFERENT team, every day, for 7 days straight and the badge is yours.

Doubles Weekend Warrior: Play 2 matches, every day, during Oct 26-28. You do not have to win these matches.

Doubles Night: Play 3 matches on Oct 26. You do not have to win these matches.

***Staff teams will be showing up from 7-9 EST.

We are very limited on staff members, so we have another special announcement! If you manage to beat a team of staff members (regardless if they are teamed in doubles ladder) you will receive the Double Danger badge. This is mainly because most staff members are on teams with a regular member and aren't able to hand out this badge specifically for this reason. LADDER RULES APPLY; this means you may only challenge once per day, 2/3, etc. We are keeping a list of the people that we will play, so we'll know if you try to switch teams to steal the badge away (when you could just practice overnight and try again ;P lol).

SVK Skyviper and Foodies will count as staff members for this event!



SPECIAL RULE REGARDING TIMEZONES:

You may play YOUR respective timezone and still qualify for the badge. This is mainly addressing England, Germany, Norway/Sweden, and other EU territories, but people in USA can still do it. AIB is hosted from the west coast, so we have to go by west coast time on pretty much everything (ladder updates, daily cards, etc). I want this to be a fair event, and I would like it if everybody is able to be a winner. There's a 5-12 hour difference depending on where you live, and what part of Europe you're referring to; pretty much, I don't want them up at 7am the next day trying to get the badge just because AIB is biased.



Next up, Foodies has an announcement on behalf of all you card folks out there!


Cards:

There will also be card rewards for this event! Completing each event will give the following rewards:

Singles Perfect Week - series 5 cards: 3C, 2UC, 1R
Singles Weekend - 6 cards from all series (chance of what you get depends on rarities).
Doubles Perfect Week - series 5 cards: 9C, 6UC, 3R
Doubles Weekend - 18 cards from all series (chance of what you get depends on rarities).
Doubles Night - 3 cards from series 5 (Rarities by % chance)



BADGE REWARD LIST


Singles Perfect Week
Doubles Perfect Week
Double Danger
Double Dater
Singles Weekend Warrior
Staff Slayer
Doubles Weekend Warrior
Wifi Warrior


***All badges will be given out at the end of each week. If you qualify for a badge and have not received it, please PM Mocha, Sakram3nt, SVK Skyviper, lightlanayru, or Foodies. Please provide your ladder history as well. 


That's all on our end, and we hope to see all of you at the event!

Hello, everyone! Looks like things are starting to cool down over here, but this new season isn't going to make me fall behind in my WTUs. Hopefully that goes for you all as well. Let's see what this edition holds...as well as the last one!

Recent Results: Kyleisreal was last week's featured user. He joined the site on August 24, 2008, mains Snake, and has seven tournament medals. Blazerlicious, Sakram3nt, Minty Horse, SkOaRaAn, Eggo, Diska the Mocha lover, Legit, Tulat, Jewl Echo, and BrawlerJesse werethe first ten to guess correctly. Wow...it's been a while since I actually filled up the ten spots. I mean, true that it's been a while since I upped the cutoff number, but whenever I did, I fell short by quite a few users. Regardless, I'm impressed with the amount of participation. Congratulations to you all, and keep up the awesome work! icon_biggrin

Rules:
1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your
WTU Featured User badge.
2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this.
3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.)
4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer.
5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (PST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted.
6. The first TEN that send the correct username get the
WTU Winner badge! That's right, ten! Since last edition was so awesome, I figured I'd keep the number like this as a thank you to everyone that participated. :) Keep in mind, however, that some veterans may come back to compete. Work fast, but don’t give up!

And now, I present you all with this week's mystery submission. Good luck!

"Juggling is something I’ve been doing for years. While my other friends are busy playing sports or directing videos, I enjoy nothing more than to take out my clubs/balls/rings and practice some different juggling patterns (siteswaps). I’ve always been fascinated with object manipulation, and loved the simplicity of taking an everyday item and turning it into an art form. Thanks to my strong dedication, I have achieved the ability to juggle up to 7 balls, 5 clubs, and 8 rings! My goal is to one day perform for a vast crowd without freezing up. Because you see, unfortunately, I develop a bad case of stage fright whenever I am presented with a large audience. Though that’ll never stop me from furthering in my manipulative art!"


In addition to what's above, this user...
-is in the Shigeru Miyamoto Recognition Group.
-has an "o" in the username.
-joined the site during Winter 2009.

And the questions you need to answer are as follows:
1. When exactly did this user join the site?
2. Who does this user main in Melee?
3. How many tournament medals does this user have?

So tell me…WHO’S THAT USER?! Good luck to all, use your time wisely, and pay attention to the clues/questions! >;D

P.S. If you wish to send in a submission to be featured in future WTUs, feel free to do so! Your submission should look similar to those that have been featured before in terms of content, so...yeah.


Hello everyone! Today marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Official AIB Trading Card Support Group. I can't say which day testing on the TCG actually began, but the official release was marked on September 27, 2010.

I'm glad that the project was taken so well by the community. There was originally a lot of bad energy floating around the idea when I presented it. Many members and staff believed that the TCG wouldn't take root in the AIB community very well and that the idea was just one more unnecessary addition to the site to keep members from playing Brawl itself.

However, the TCG has flourished even better than I originally imagined that it could. It has been used as a means of entertainment for many of you, a means of rewarding participants in various parts of the site including the Ladder, Contests and various other events over the past year. It also unintentionally became somewhat of a deterrent for users who tended to break the rules more often than necessary.

Overall it's been a good year. I'm happy to have created something that provided a measure of novelty for everyone of AIB and I'm proud that I've provided the site with something that could potentially outlast me as a member and still bring the community together. It's been tough keeping everything up to date as much as possible and work with members in order to manage the system and I'm thankful for those of you who have put time and effort into it and have enjoyed it as much as I have.

I'd like to thank the following people:
  • Nealdt: Without him, none of this would be possible. He did an amazing job of applying it to the site so that everyone could have access to the system. He's done more than I ever expected, and then some, to keep this thing fresh and user friendly. I'm thankful that he even considered my idea and I'm glad to have been allowed to do the things that I've done with it.
  • Midnite: He's done a large number of tasks with helping me manage the system, create new cards and take snapshots. He's had some great ideas that lead to new card designs, and he's helped a ton with users and problems that arose early on in the initial creation of the support group.
  • Hazeo, ASF1ink and Dramakidd: These three did quite a bit of work creating icons, emblems and full card templates for me. Without them, none of the new card designs you see today would even be slightly possible. Sadly, Hazeo and ASF have pretty much left the designer group. I haven't heard much of them lately and I hope they're doing good.
  • Volke Aeno, Sumer and Foodies: These three have provided me with TONS of snapshots in the past and I really would like to say thank you to them. Their work has given us way more than I could have dreamed to work with as far as unique card images and themes. I really do appreciate all the time you must have put into taking so many shots.
There are many of you who have contributed to the TCG in one way or another. I've been sent hundreds of ideas, suggestions, and the occasional snapshot or ten. Xyless allowed me to use his derpy images for the vending machine cards. Chookie, Sakram3nt, Silly, and others have worked with templates or various smaller images we wanted to put on the cards. NinoskaFlores has helped in the design room, and there are many of you who I can't name due to sheer mass that have contributed various smaller tasks. I'd like to thank you all.



Now, to celebrate this year's TCG Anniversary I've created a new category on your MyCards page.

This new Keepsakes category is an expansion on the original TCG idea where members will be able to collect various items that aren't directly TCG related but still are worth the collectable.

Many of you have suggested in the past that the TCG get a category where we create Moderator trading cards and cards that relate to the various aspects of the site. Until now, I've had a hard time with this. Trying to create trading cards and templates with new designs on them that only relate to the site is much harder than you'd think, but last night I had a great idea and so I've planned another approach to remedy this.

This new Keepsakes category will allow members to collect other small tokens about the site that aren't trading cards. These objects will include Booster Pack wrappers, posters, dolls and an endless possibility of new items.



For example, when you buy a booster pack, you will have a 1 in 10 chance that the pack's "wrapper" will still be in tact enough to collect them. Full Wrappers can be recycled for a few points back. Trashed wrappers will be recycled for only 1 point. Then in the future I might make a forge for them .

Other items, such as Posters and different Smash memorabilia that aren't necessarily trading cards, will be collected through different means other than just buying booster packs. As of right now, these items aren't added to the TCG yet and the means of collecting them hasn't been put into work yet, but in time they will be.



Thanks again everyone! I'm glad that this year has been as good as it has, and I hope to keep it going.
Hello, wonderful and beautiful users of All is Brawl! As I was getting ready to write this, I couldn't help but notice that my Featured User box is getting dangerously low. I've only got enough left for six or so more editions, so if you all want WTU to stay alive, I need more willing participants. With that out of the way, let's get on with the show!

Last edition's results: Grec was the lucky ducky in WTU #26. He mains Panda in Tekken 6, Zappa in Guilty Gear XX ACP, and Iceman in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Elfen (previously Lucy), Admiral Alpha, Nessa, Sakram3nt (previously Dark Legato), and Jewl Echo were the first five to guess correctly. This was the first time in a while that Raffi-X didn't show up on the winners list, all of the winners were new, and a banned user got featured. lol. At least no one was thrown off by that. Congrats to the winners, and don't be afraid to participate in the few WTUs I have left! By the way, if you wish to see the results of the contest the day after, check this group out!

Rules:
1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your
WTU Featured User badge.
2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this.
3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.)
4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer.
5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (PST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted.
6. The first five that send the correct username get the
WTU Winner badge! Keep in mind, however, that some veterans may come back to compete. Work fast, but don’t give up!

Start your engines, folks! The race is about to begin!

"My favorite thing to do is play the drums. I play rock/metal songs.
Songs I know:
By Megadeth:
Holy Wars... the Punishment Due
By Metallica:
Enter Sandman, One, Master of Puppets, Cyanide, That was just your life
By Shinedown:
If you only knew
By Rush:
Freewill, The Spirit of Radio, 2112 (the overture and temples of syrinx), Tom Sawyer, Bastille Day, The Trees
By Avenged Sevenfold:
Afterlife, M.I.A., Almost Easy, Bat Country, Beast and the Harlot, Seize the Day, Nightmare
The White Stripes:
Seven Nation Army

I mostly work on songs I know I can't play so I can build up experience"


In addition to what's above, this user...
-has the defender of the crown and chatter box badges.
-has an "o" somewhere in the username.
-installed only the Brawl and Pokemon profile modules. 

And the questions you need to answer about this user are as follows:

1. When did this user join the site?
2. Who does this user main in Brawl?
3. How many tournaments has this user been to?

So tell me…WHO’S THAT USER?! Good luck to all, use your time wisely, and pay attention to the clues/questions! >;D