N G A D M '13: Round 2 2013-08-10 16:11:12
Hello and welcome to the much-anticipated Round 2 thread of the Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch 2013 (NGADM '13)! Never heard of this enormous musical knockout tournament? Then go here! Don't bother signing up for the competition though, you're a few weeks too late for that.
As for everyone else, this here is the thread which encloses the results of the first round of the competition. We thought accepting 64 competitors this year would lead to a decrease in overall quality, but damn were we wrong! The talent this year is through the roof, as I'm sure the people who heard the Round 1 playlist would back me up on. Some very, very close pairings happened in this round, most notably the ZipZipper vs steampianist pairing which, along with the Bosa vs samulis pairing in 2012, is the closest pairing in NGADM history, with only an insane difference of 0.02 in the average scores.
Now that these scores are posted and Round 1 are finished, we (the judges) will spend the two weeks of Round 2 reviewing your submissions. Expect judge reviews popping up on your Round 1 track in its Audio Portal page. As we said before, because of the gigantic amount of submissions, the workload is split, so you won't get a review from every judge in this round. You will get at least two reviews though!
Before you even think about scrolling any further, read these rules!
1.) Do NOT complain about or question your score in this thread, and no ranting or distasteful posts! You will be getting reviews explaining some of your scores, and if you want a particular judge to explain his/her score to you, then resort to PMs, and be patient and reasonable! Remember - the judges all worked very hard for this round, and deserve a round of applause not a round of hate PMs.
2.) The results will take up more than one post. Do not post anything until the results, winners and pairings have all been posted, and I give the go-ahead. It will inevitably get deleted by a friendly neighbourhood moderator.
3.) Use this thread to post your Round 2 submissions. As always, this thread can also be used for discussion.
4.) PMs will be sent to everyone who took part notifying them of the results. If you've already seen these results and got a PM, disregard it.
5.) Read the RULES again. You may have missed something. You never know!
And - last thing I promise - I would like to thank a few people! Thanks goes to camoshark for keeping an ongoing Round 1 list of the submissions, Blackhole12 for making the Round 1 playlist, Braiton for compiling a handy genre count, all the people who gave suggestions, including skyood, SkyeWintrest and johnfn, LiquidOoze and raggd46 for taking the place of competitors that went OOA, and Artist-Lost for the excellent logo he made down below!
Special credit, of course, goes to this round's judging team; me, MetalRenard (backup), PirateCrab (backup), Neon-Bard, bassfiddlejones and alternativesolution. The two backup judges took the place of the main judges Back-From-Purgatory and Echo, who both couldn't judge for this round.
And so, after 2 weeks of epic musical matches, haikus, audio player glitches, ninjas and a horrible case of mspaint spillage, behold, the results!