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Nata Coming Soon Mar. 5th, 2012 @ 04:38 PM Reply

Hello all,

TOFA has been renamed to NATA for this year: The NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation!

The NATA website is up at http://nata.munchymedia.com/ , where you can find all details including brackets, calendar dates (which will also be on the NG calendar), rules, and more. Check out the prizes for this year on the Rules page, as the prize divisions will be very different from last year. Everyone who gets into the first round will receive a prize, and the further you get, the more you earn!

The contest will begin here in the Animation section on April 16th. See you all then!

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 5th, 2012 @ 04:47 PM Reply

At 8 minutes ago, NATA wrote: The contest will begin here in the Animation section on April 16th. See you all then!

Oh this is exciting! I am excited!


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 5th, 2012 @ 04:49 PM Reply

Whoa, this looks way cooler than last year.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 5th, 2012 @ 09:29 PM Reply

You've rustled my jimmies in the best way possible dear NATA, this young boy is excited to get his flash on WINK

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 6th, 2012 @ 01:33 AM Reply

Cool, I'm thinking of participating this year.

Also, the new logo looks much better.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 6th, 2012 @ 04:12 AM Reply

oh god, i wish i had the time, i swear god ill join one of these years


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 6th, 2012 @ 12:37 PM Reply

This is conveniently coming right after i receive my cintiq :3


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 04:27 PM Reply

That is an interesting idea, but I've heard reviews both for and against it in the past. Perhaps we could do groups of 4 instead of 2, where the top 2 scores move on, or something similar?

What are people's thoughts on this, or should we stick with 1v1 brackets?


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 04:32 PM Reply

At 1 minute ago, NATA wrote: What are people's thoughts on this, or should we stick with 1v1 brackets?

I understand completely where Mark-er is coming from. The method he's suggesting really is the most fair way to go about it. Technically the way it's set up now someone that's really good at animating can get paired up with someone else that's really talented while two less skilled people can be paired up as well and in the end the people that deserve to advance forward may not get that chance because they weren't given a fair chance by being paired up with someone marginally better than them when they could be more talented than someone less skilled that makes it to the finals

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 05:27 PM Reply

One possible solution to this could be to arrange the bracket positions based upon Open Round scores. Entrants with higher scores will be paired against entrants with lower scores, which can help "weed out" the more novice level animators early on.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 06:47 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, NATA wrote: One possible solution to this could be to arrange the bracket positions based upon Open Round scores. Entrants with higher scores will be paired against entrants with lower scores, which can help "weed out" the more novice level animators early on.

Well there can't be THAT large of difference in skill level between them because....I mean If you put harry partridge up against me it's like....why even try at that point you know? Perhaps the scores should only have 3-4 point difference?

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 09:41 PM Reply

At 2 hours ago, Croire wrote: Well there can't be THAT large of difference in skill level between them because....I mean If you put harry partridge up against me it's like....why even try at that point you know? Perhaps the scores should only have 3-4 point difference?

Another valid point, but the counterargument to that would simply just be a restatement of Mark-er's initial argument. These are all good points though, and taking all of them into consideration, there really is no perfect way to organize a bracket that's fair but competitive.

My best suggestion would be to divide all the artists that make it past the open round into four tiers (based on skill), and then have one person from each tier placed into a four-way match-up (with two winners, as stated above.) This way, no one loses hope based on match-ups alone, and no skilled competitors will drop out early on due to being paired up with someone even better.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 7th, 2012 @ 10:33 PM Reply

At 49 minutes ago, Emrox wrote: My best suggestion would be to divide all the artists that make it past the open round into four tiers (based on skill), and then have one person from each tier placed into a four-way match-up (with two winners, as stated above.)

This is actually a genius way of going about arranging match-ups. I totally support this method

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 14th, 2012 @ 11:18 PM Reply

I'm still new to all this, but I will be working on my skills so I can enter this year! :O

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 27th, 2012 @ 09:09 PM Reply

Rest in peace Edd Gould, former judge of TOFA 2010.

I'd like to say that on my first go at the tournament, I was thrilled just to have had my work seen by my long-time idol, Edd. His many contributions will be greatly missed.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 07:27 AM Reply

It seems really great news. I just love it.

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Mar. 30th, 2012 @ 03:09 PM Reply

I'm gonna try to do this :D

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 08:31 AM Reply

I guess ill give it a go this year.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 3rd, 2012 @ 04:22 PM Reply

Well hello there. Last year's TOFA winner was Dave Bruno, one of the prizes was offered by me, being an interview with the winner.

Interview with Dave Bruno.

I would like to offer the prize of an interview with The Interviewer as part of the prize again this year if that is okay. For those who don't know what The Interviewer is, it is interviews with famous artists and members of Newgrounds. Here is the complete list of people who have been interviewed.


| The Interviewer | Review Terms 3.0 | [This Space For Rent ] | Club Stoic |

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 3rd, 2012 @ 04:56 PM Reply

Well im David its time to try to rape though i know im not super good,... so we will see if i even get time.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 3rd, 2012 @ 06:04 PM Reply

Wow, This is intense 13 days until this begins :D!
I plan on joining this :) Why not right? But, the idea of getting weeded out the first round makes me nervous..
R.I.P Edd Gould, It's awful that the day I got ungrounded the announcement of his untimely death surfaced..


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:05 AM Reply

I'm doing this

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:00 PM Reply

Quick question

This year do you win money just for passing each round?
so you pass open get 15 dollars pass intermediate 30 etc..?


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 4/6/12 09:00 PM, Jomillex wrote: Quick question

This year do you win money just for passing each round?
so you pass open get 15 dollars pass intermediate 30 etc..?

Fuck yeah :D i wish lol I feel i can do pretty well hey Josh go on skype more :D


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 6th, 2012 @ 09:37 PM Reply

Also yeah they do give money if you get in :D check the site its under rules it talks about how money works :D


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 7th, 2012 @ 11:47 AM Reply

I might as well give it a try this year!!! It starts on my dad's birthday C:

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 7th, 2012 @ 02:48 PM Reply

At 4/6/12 09:37 PM, LazyAss23 wrote: Also yeah they do give money if you get in :D check the site its under rules it talks about how money works :D

Aw thats so sick. Also I'll be on skype during the competition but I'm not on a computer with skype atm

on another note

WHATZUP JORDAAAN!


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 8th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

At 4/7/12 02:48 PM, Jomillex wrote:
At 4/6/12 09:37 PM, LazyAss23 wrote: Also yeah they do give money if you get in :D check the site its under rules it talks about how money works :D
Aw thats so sick. Also I'll be on skype during the competition but I'm not on a computer with skype atm

on another note
WHATZUP JORDAAAN!

WHATZUP FAGOOOT!

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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 01:02 AM Reply

Hey all, it's a week until the internet's biggest animation tournament begins!
A week from now, on Monday, April 16, beginning at 12:00 AM, a new topic will be posted here in the Animation forum detailing the round's rules and deadline. The top 32 scorers will move into the Novice Round and be awarded $15.
Prizes will not be awarded until a contestant is eliminated from the contest, or when the contest ends for the Champion.

R.I.P. Edd. He was a fantastic person and animator, and it was a pleasure to work with him in previous contest years. He will be sorely missed.


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Response to Nata Coming Soon Apr. 9th, 2012 @ 07:38 AM Reply

LET'S DO THIS!!