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We should have a DDO Rap Tournament

Roukezian
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7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
Somewhere in the past I suggested we had a Fanfic competition and it was a success, even went for a second term when i was away, and was brilliantly organized on the two occasions by the amazing Bsh1, in addition to the help of many great members on the website.

I myself have zero organizational skills so this should be handed to a member who had organized contests before. I hope Bsh1 reads this and is convinced to take such responsibility, and if not someone else. Pleeeeeeeease.

Like other contests, this will have a panel of trusted judges chosen by the organizer, and will follow the same procedures of setting up matches and so forth that we have in usual tournaments.

We have some prominent rappers active nowadays such as Airmax, Danielle, Mikal and Tuf. (I apologize if I know you're a good rapper and forgot to list you), But I'm sure there are others and people who would like to participate just to try it. I myself will be willing to do so.

I think Mikal claims to be the King of DDO Rap, so we can also have a structure where basically we compete to decide who will face off Mikal in a final battle. Or a Mortal Kombat tower structure competition. This is not for me to decide, I'm just brain-storming, it's to the organizer who's willing to adopt this project.

Thoughts?
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7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.
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7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.
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7/6/2016 1:07:35 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.

Video certainly makes things more interesting, and definitely takes a lot more skill, but there are fewer member's who are willing, and even capable of doing so. I believe there have been several attempts at video rap battle tournaments, but there just isn't enough participation in those.
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Roukezian
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7/6/2016 1:09:30 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:07:35 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.

Video certainly makes things more interesting, and definitely takes a lot more skill, but there are fewer member's who are willing, and even capable of doing so. I believe there have been several attempts at video rap battle tournaments, but there just isn't enough participation in those.

Yeah my thoughts exactly. I'm glad you're in. :)
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7/6/2016 1:12:25 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:09:30 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:07:35 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.

Video certainly makes things more interesting, and definitely takes a lot more skill, but there are fewer member's who are willing, and even capable of doing so. I believe there have been several attempts at video rap battle tournaments, but there just isn't enough participation in those.

Yeah my thoughts exactly. I'm glad you're in. :)

Well it could be a lot of fun, so if there's enough interest expressed, I'd be happy to participate in it, and would possibly be willing to organize it.
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7/6/2016 1:15:27 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:07:35 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.

Video certainly makes things more interesting, and definitely takes a lot more skill, but there are fewer member's who are willing, and even capable of doing so. I believe there have been several attempts at video rap battle tournaments, but there just isn't enough participation in those.

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7/6/2016 1:19:52 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:12:25 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:09:30 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:07:35 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:04:53 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:58:58 AM, Roukezian wrote:

Thoughts?

I appreciate the shout-out.

If you are talking "text rap battles", I'd be down for this.

Yeah definitely text. Though if two users want to do a video one, I think it should be allowed. But that's again to the organizer.

Video certainly makes things more interesting, and definitely takes a lot more skill, but there are fewer member's who are willing, and even capable of doing so. I believe there have been several attempts at video rap battle tournaments, but there just isn't enough participation in those.

Yeah my thoughts exactly. I'm glad you're in. :)

Well it could be a lot of fun, so if there's enough interest expressed, I'd be happy to participate in it, and would possibly be willing to organize it.

I'd love it if you organize it. You would be perfect for choosing the tournament structure and panel judges.
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7/6/2016 3:26:45 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:46:42 AM, Omniscient_Debater wrote:
I used to be a great rapper, but I kind of lost my stride.

That sentence in itself seems like a bar, so I'm bettin you'd be good at it.
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7/6/2016 3:29:33 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:12:25 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

Have you agreed to organize it Airmax? If you have, I shall get myself an axolotl aquarium and raise them in love and warmth (figurative, as they prefer cold waters) in return for your generous act.
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7/6/2016 3:30:26 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 3:29:33 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:12:25 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

Have you agreed to organize it Airmax? If you have, I shall get myself an axolotl aquarium and raise them in love and warmth (figurative, as they prefer cold waters) in return for your generous act.

haha not quite yet... I'll have to give this some thought and see if there's enough interest... I'll also have to consider if I'll have the time
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7/6/2016 12:20:59 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 4:44:04 AM, Wylted wrote:
I want to do a rap battle using the raps of some random black dude I hire.

This could work for you I guess.
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7/6/2016 4:49:14 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 4:44:04 AM, Wylted wrote:
I want to do a rap battle using the raps of some random black dude I hire.

I want to make a career out of this.
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7/6/2016 4:56:25 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
We did a video rap battle tournament once. I came in a (close) 2nd place vs. someone whose lyrics sucked, BUT, he had a lot of high-tech equipment that made his video sound so much better. Most of us submitted really sh!tty recordings just using a webcam, and playing the tracks from our laptop speakers. But this guy had like a professional microphone and mixer. He won based on the audio quality of his product, not the content. Plus, even though his voice/flow wasn't good at all, guys automatically have the advantage in terms of "rapping voice" as far as I'm concerned. I think a text battle would do better on this site for that reason. Also, a straight up battle of disses would be weird here unless we know all of the participants. Suppose a new user joins who doesn't post anything about themselves. How are we supposed to diss someone we know nothing about? I would be down for a rap battle with themes if people are interested.
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7/6/2016 5:10:09 PM
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Why is everyone only text? Just because you're white, doesn't mean you can't rap live. Pus$ies.
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7/6/2016 5:12:57 PM
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At 7/6/2016 5:10:09 PM, Rosalie wrote:
Why is everyone only text? Just because you're white, doesn't mean you can't rap live. Pus$ies.

Let's see you spit some bars.
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7/6/2016 5:26:12 PM
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At 7/6/2016 3:30:26 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/6/2016 3:29:33 AM, Roukezian wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:12:25 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

Have you agreed to organize it Airmax? If you have, I shall get myself an axolotl aquarium and raise them in love and warmth (figurative, as they prefer cold waters) in return for your generous act.

haha not quite yet... I'll have to give this some thought and see if there's enough interest... I'll also have to consider if I'll have the time

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7/6/2016 5:31:05 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
I might think about it.
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Wtf you must have an IQ of 250 if you're 11 and already decent at this- 16k

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7/6/2016 5:33:14 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 5:12:57 PM, SamStevens wrote:
At 7/6/2016 5:10:09 PM, Rosalie wrote:
Why is everyone only text? Just because you're white, doesn't mean you can't rap live. Pus$ies.

Let's see you spit some bars.

I have. :) my compliment rap battle with TUF. But I will do another video, just for you. :p
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7/6/2016 8:29:03 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 4:56:25 PM, Danielle wrote:
We did a video rap battle tournament once. I came in a (close) 2nd place vs. someone whose lyrics sucked, BUT, he had a lot of high-tech equipment that made his video sound so much better. Most of us submitted really sh!tty recordings just using a webcam, and playing the tracks from our laptop speakers. But this guy had like a professional microphone and mixer. He won based on the audio quality of his product, not the content. Plus, even though his voice/flow wasn't good at all, guys automatically have the advantage in terms of "rapping voice" as far as I'm concerned. I think a text battle would do better on this site for that reason. Also, a straight up battle of disses would be weird here unless we know all of the participants. Suppose a new user joins who doesn't post anything about themselves. How are we supposed to diss someone we know nothing about? I would be down for a rap battle with themes if people are interested.

Bsh1 has agreed to organize this competition, and so he will decide organizational aspects, but I think you can agree with your opponent to have a certain theme if you two don't know each other, or can simply agree not to diss but compete in word mastery.
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7/6/2016 8:32:37 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 8:29:03 PM, Roukezian wrote:
Bsh1 has agreed to organize this competition, and so he will decide organizational aspects, but I think you can agree with your opponent to have a certain theme if you two don't know each other, or can simply agree not to diss but compete in word mastery.

Sounds good.
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7/6/2016 8:38:54 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:03:34 AM, airmax1227 wrote:

Lol look at the thread how many people are excited. I got the okay from Bsh1 to organize it, but I'm hoping you'd still partake in as a battler and help with the organization if you have the time.
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7/6/2016 8:56:27 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
1 Rou
2 Udel
3 Airmax
4 Uther
5 Wylted
6 Danielle
7 Rosalie
8 Sam or Firewings

About 10 people should be good
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7/6/2016 9:40:25 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 5:20:39 PM, Mikal wrote:
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Lol, when I saw this thread I thought in my head how it'd come down to me and you having to face off.
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