How did you do?
We did great considering there were only 2 of us who know nothing about any of the stuff covered in the quests - about 360 I think and most of that was *gasp* trivia! (who knew I paid attention to Kurt Russel's career?)
What was your most/least favorite part/quest?
Most favorite - the do your own MA (loved it!), New Orleans Sign Thing, Disney Speech, Scavenger Hunt, Eye Spy, Trivia!
Least Favorite - Satanic crossword thing (Critters?)
What did you think of the new format/quests?
I loved having the whole packet at once. I don't know if it gives a true advantage or not, but I would think that if I had a team of 4 and had the whole packet at once, people could work on some puzzles while the group was walking around (Do your own MA, Walt's speech, etc. things that you had to solve first and then go to a location to finish) and cover a lot more ground that way - with only 2 people that was harder to do - but I guess a group of 4 has an advantage anyway? Doesn't matter, it was all for fun, but in October we're going for a high score (and a whole team that shows up, and not forgetting our shirts)!
How much do you appreciate the MP staff for doing this for us? You guys were great even when some of the staff was kinda grumpy or not in the mood for jokes or not returning my emails (I know, you were all busy), but it was a great event!
It was our second MA, and we're looking forward to the one. Once thing I have to say, and I'm just being honest, so please don't flame me, it is really intimidating to come into this group in person. Maybe it was the competition atmosphere, but I found it really hard to walk up to people and start a conversation at the picnic area (this was before the event, not afterwards when we were just melting), I tried a couple of times with "Hi, is this your first event?" and I either got a brief "No" and the person walked/turned away, or they gave me a "look", or "No, I'm staff" and I got the look and a turn away. If I commented on a shirt/team uniform, it was almost the same. I asked someone where they found their font, and I got a "on the internet" and a turn away. People who were new were a lot easier to talk to, and I think that's odd. I think all the "veterans" have a lot of knowledge and experience and would be fun to talk to, but the group dynamic seems kinda "clique-ish". Maybe it's different if it's just a meet, but I'm somewhat daunted at the thought of going to a meet now. Again, it was hot, we were getting ready for the event, but wasn't there supposed to be some "people fun" as well as quest fun?. The park guests who spoke to us were easy to talk to, and they were intimidated by us! I'm sure there will be comments, but are there any newbies who felt this way?
I do agree though with someone who mentioned this before, I wish we could do something about telling people about MP because we had a ton of people asking us what we were doing and I know they wouldn't remember the website name and you know they would want to hang out with us. I understand the "no soliciting" thing, but there must be something we could do...I know Alex would love to set up a 200 team event someday...