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    BALLS OF CHAOS STOP THROWING
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#37)
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    might just become a momo fan tbh they're cool and DON'T THROW
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpluff (#48)
    Also, if the Green Ducks do well in any event, please let it be the Triathlon.

    Ducks can compete on land, water, and air :P Give us something to quack about.
    hey, you called it!
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#37)
    HAVEN AND HEAVEN ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS PEOPLE !!!

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    I was logged out of this account because of Anni so I haven't updated the OP in a few weeks, but I've updated the schedule with what's available on the wiki, and added links for all the events.

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOrange rs as per usual.

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    That was an impressive final. (and comeback in the semis).

    Another 2nd place!

    But the hazers coming back in the water was amazing tbh.


    So many thoughts. For a momo fan - or rather for a marblefan - that semi and the final was just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#52)
    might just become a momo fan tbh they're cool and DON'T THROW
    team momo are the best and we will welcome anyone in our midst.

    But don't expect us not to throw. To know team momo is to know the struggle, but to come out of it with a smile.

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    IKEA Aquilla's Avatar Game Manager
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    I can't help but laugh at the oceanics being ahead, and then once again losing out to a water section/event.

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    That photo for second today was so close! good racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#51)
    BALLS OF CHAOS STOP THROWING
    LOLOL and I quote my partner, a disappointed Balls of Chaos (and Minty Maniacs...) fan: 'they were having too much fun in the sand =(' which sounds about right.

    My poor Ducks. Very happy for the Wisps and O'Rangers (although... they don't need the help), though! And Momo, another great comeback for them - and that wonderful resurgence by the Hazers. I'm not actually a Momo or Hazers fan but I can recognise good showmanship when I see it =D I feel like, despite the sandy discombobulation a lot of the athletes experienced, they were really here to win it today.

    I'm glad the water part of the event went so well, it was set up well by the other parts of the circuit and led to some really fun catchups by the marbles that got knocked about in the sand. Normally, water races aren't that hype xD Some excellent photo finishes and spirited resurgences in the last leg that give me hope for more thoughtfully designed water races in the future!

    But yes, the part I was happiest about was Oceanics looking like they were going to do well in a water event then choking in specifically the water section, because that's the meme that keeps on giving. SORRY OCEANICS FANS. Vindication for Coach Tide, though! I'd love to see him come back now, despite the fanon that he's gone on to coach where his talents will be more appreciated.

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    Hazers are one of my favs, was great to see that awesome comeback in the finals. Triathalon is a great event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquilla (#57)
    I can't help but laugh at the oceanics being ahead, and then once again losing out to a water section/event.

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    Like the Oceanics race ahead in the first two sections only to blow it in the water.

    Wtf is that even.

    Why do I support this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Radishes (#62)
    Like the Oceanics race ahead in the first two sections only to blow it in the water.

    Wtf is that even.

    Why do I support this team.
    One day they'll do well in a water event and I'm not sure if that'll be better than this :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpluff (#59)
    I'd love to see him come back now, despite the fanon that he's gone on to coach where his talents will be more appreciated.
    coach tide is dead. they made him into a trophy!

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    $%#! sand

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    Nice redemption for the Oceanics though I guess

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    YAAASSSSSS!!

    Tide pride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Radishes (#67)
    YAAASSSSSS!!

    Tide pride!
    For some reason seeing that you posted last without seeing the content made me think 'I guess the oceanics either won or it went really tragic'.
    And I was proven right. Somehow.

    Congratulations. Fun run. That double bounce in the semis was a tactical masterpiece.

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    Finally a victory for Oceanics! They've been choking so hard this season.
    Quote Originally Posted by Empoof (#4961)
    it was jaleb

    @Jaleb is a god
    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    ok dudes
    you can discuss the event here if you want

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:05 AM
    Done, will take my prize now
    I do have a 1900 rating in solving tactics :smiley:

    AndrewGreve(night vig/39%ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    hey
    i dont know chess tactics
    should I try?

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    1. Bf6 2. Qh7 3. Rf7 4. Nh6 5. Re5 6. ... Qh3 7. Qd8 8. h7 9. ... Ne5+; fxe5 h5 10. ... Bg1; Kg3 Qf2; Kh3 Qh2 i you want the answer, not that it matters
    if*

    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    Jaleb, you're lowkey Magnus

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    Honestly, we shouldn't really be expecting oceanics to do good in water events. After all, the water being used is freshwater, not saltwater. Very different!

    for real though, it feels good to be a momo fan right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#37)
    HAVEN AND HEAVEN ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS PEOPLE !!!

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    Team Momo all the way

    My wife is team Mellow Yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman (#71)


    Team Momo all the way

    My wife is team Mellow Yellow
    Mellow Yellow? She has my condolences

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    I now feel pressured into buying team momo merch.
    Ok. Doin it!

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    I bought balls of chaos merch and its supposed to come today
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#37)
    HAVEN AND HEAVEN ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORDS PEOPLE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearsquared (#72)
    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman (#71)


    Team Momo all the way

    My wife is team Mellow Yellow
    Mellow Yellow? She has my condolences
    as a fellow mellow yellow fan, i give her my condolences too.

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    nice shirt!

    team minty btw

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    O'rangers are now in second place : (

    But I picked Minty Maniacs as my second team so at least that's another gold for them : )

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    Gold into Silver? It's time for a comeback from the Oceanics (idk how many more events there are)
    Quote Originally Posted by Empoof (#4961)
    it was jaleb

    @Jaleb is a god
    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    ok dudes
    you can discuss the event here if you want

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:05 AM
    Done, will take my prize now
    I do have a 1900 rating in solving tactics :smiley:

    AndrewGreve(night vig/39%ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    hey
    i dont know chess tactics
    should I try?

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    1. Bf6 2. Qh7 3. Rf7 4. Nh6 5. Re5 6. ... Qh3 7. Qd8 8. h7 9. ... Ne5+; fxe5 h5 10. ... Bg1; Kg3 Qf2; Kh3 Qh2 i you want the answer, not that it matters
    if*

    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    Jaleb, you're lowkey Magnus

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    5m sprint one of the best events so far. Cannot overstate how hype pretty much every race was, even without records (and the 5m sprint record being toppled is really, really meaningful, because it's not like the setup changes every year, even though the tracks have changed it's still a 5m sprint). And no anticlimax in the finals either. And happy for the Ducks!

    Minty Maniacs really deserved their 5th medal, but all the podiums had a strong showing. Was nice to see so many strong teams and such close finishes in what is traditionally the Savage Speeders' event virtually uncontested (imo).

    It's a prestige event IMO as a raw test of speed so it felt really cool to have all the dramatic catchups and stuff. Plus, you could really see the gains from production quality improvements in such a pure event like this

    Sad for the Balls of Chaos again. They have a great max speed but take a while to hit it, so they tend to struggle in events like this. Also, they hit the walls quite a lot.

    Oh, and I loved seeing that all of you had merch! I think the only merch I would realistically get would be ILTA (I Love Them All)-themed lmao but some of you are really devoted I'm getting into marble runs and stuff 'cause of this YouTube channel though.

    I like how Thingyman and his wife support two of the most rollercoaster teams in the league. Like, Momo and Mellow Yellow both really bring it and always tend to finish strongly in a good amount of events, but when they miss... OOF. I guess that's part of the charm =)
    Last edited by jumpluff; August 1st, 2020 at 04:18 AM.
    someone please look my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaleb (#78)
    Gold into Silver? It's time for a comeback from the Oceanics (idk how many more events there are)
    Without checking past years, I feel the Oceanics always perform better in straightforward racing events rather than balancing or jumping or anything like that.

    Probably not enough time to rise much higher in the standings, but I'm proud of the team for turning it around and restoring some pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpluff (#79)
    Was nice to see so many strong teams and such close finishes in what is traditionally the Savage Speeders' event virtually uncontested (imo).
    Ngl very happy to see the Speeders suffer in mediocrity.

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    blac hole funnel starting in a minute. (hype)

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    $%#!in' speeders

    At least we (O'rangers) are back on top. Only by a point, but it's something.

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    not the biggest fan of the event.

    Might be a thrill for the competitors, but you can't really make out the details in the deep funnel parts.

    Plus I would have prefered heats over 2 runthroughs, I think.
    Just because you didn't really have a proper overview when the 2nd round happened, reduced my personal hype.

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    Agreed with the criticisms of the event. Was tough to follow both individual runs as well as the overall standings on the scoreboard. Poor race for the Maniacs too. Still was an enjoyable use of my time, but my least favorite event so far.

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    i didn't see a purpose of this event in addition to regular funnels, they test the same metrics and this event was very hard to spectate.

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    Yeah, regular funnels are more fun and a very similar skill. I think this is a worse iteration, even if it's not identical. Watched a massive funnel video (not Marble League) on JMR's channel though with like 10k marbles and it was pretty pleasing to observe the behaviour of the entire group - marbles in funnels are fun to watch.

    One nice thing about it was having multiple marbles run at once, so maybe they could have gone all in on that, but it wouldn't have fundamentally changed it, I think. After all, once a lead develops, nothing much changes - and that's not true of Funnel Endurance, which is part of why it's so great. Still enjoyed it on the whole, and happy because of the results. I thought it was fine to follow fwiw, the worst was when you had the clear marbles really.

    I respect the attempt to experiment with funnels because Funnel Endurance is consistently one of the most popular events, but might be better to look at other things that affect behaviour, or adding different legs before or after, or incorporating them in triathlon-style things/obstacle race.

    I can't find a more up to date schedule (there probably isn't one), but events I'm still hoping for:

    - Rafting (silly event but always fun to watch)
    - High jump (one of my favourite athletic events - assume this is returning and someone on Reddit said it was confirmed but I couldn't see it)
    - Some kind of diving event (historically they've kinda messed up the scoring/watchability but I think there's a lot of potential there still) or just more water stuff really
    - A precision and/or slalom event
    - Collision!!

    I love King Stardust, btw.

    Also, Marbula E coming back soon
    someone please look my way

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