Final Fantasy Music Bracket and CoNtest!

Posted: 19th November 2010 20:00

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The brackets are here! Your votes have been tallied, and sixty-four of your favorite songs have been ranked and entered into four different brackets, where the winners of those four will make it to the finals to determine which song is the favorite of the CoN population. Who will make it to the end? Head-to-head matchups will determine who advances, round-by-round, based on member voting, until only one song remains.

The CoNtest
To enter the contest, you simply need to send a PM to me with the following five pieces of information:
  • 1st place: Which song will win the entire competition?
  • 2nd place: Which song will lose in the finals to that eventual winner?
  • 3rd/4th place: What additional song will make the final four?
  • 3rd/4th place: What additional song will make the final four?
  • The amount of votes earned by the winning song throughout the competition. Keep in mind that the winning song will have won in six different rounds!

Don't post your contest votes in the thread, but please discuss the brackets! The deadline for contest entries is at 3PM Eastern Time on 11/25 noon Eastern Time on 11/26.

Scoring:
  • 1 point for each of your four guesses that makes it to the final bracket, regardless of where they place.
  • 1 additional point for each of the semifinal losers (3rd and 4th) you place properly.
  • 2 additional points for the correct placement of the runner-up song.
  • 3 additional points for the correct placement of the champion.
In the event of a tie, the guess for the number of votes for the winning song will serve as the tiebreaker.

Prizes!
The winner of the CoNtest will receive $25 in the form of an AmaCoN gift certificate. The two runners-up will each receive $10, also as an AmaCoN certificate. Additionally, all three will receive a forum award commemorating their wins.

Now, without any further delay, the brackets!
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This post has been edited by Neal on 25th November 2010 17:26

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Posted: 19th November 2010 20:31

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Wow this looks absolutely amazing. Good job!

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Posted: 19th November 2010 21:43

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I will be sending in my picks even though I can't win money or a forum award. Stupid being-an-admin.

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Posted: 19th November 2010 22:58

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Okay, wow.

The setup looks great! First and foremost.

But, after that initial glimmer... Man, this is a biotch! I thought just picking 15 was hard enough, and now we have to narrow down through all this? Craziness.

I mean, you look over the tiers and see some obvious 'Well that's guaranteed to win!', but then you see that it will eventually be stacked up against another obvious champ and then your brain explodes because you can't decide! Wowzers!

I feel like this is a test, or something...

Anyways, great contest and I hope a lot of us participate!

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Posted: 20th November 2010 00:48

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What do we get for guessing closest to the amount of votes earned by the winning song throughout the competition? I see we don't get any points for that, so I'm assuming it's a separate prize?
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Posted: 20th November 2010 00:59

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Quote (finalalias @ 19th November 2010 16:48)
What do we get for guessing closest to the amount of votes earned by the winning song throughout the competition? I see we don't get any points for that, so I'm assuming it's a separate prize?

Ah, thought I posted that in there. That's the tiebreaker. I've edited the OP to reflect this.

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Posted: 20th November 2010 01:44

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This bracket is awesome. There's a lot of tough matchups in here, and I'm excited to see how it unfolds! I think I'll be voting for quite a few of upsets happy.gif

Also, everyone should vote for Tiddles' favorite song, Fishermans Horizon.

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Posted: 20th November 2010 02:59

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Is FF3's "Battle 2" the boss battle theme? If so, then I'm elated that that made it in.

Also happy to see that FFT's Apoplexy and FF7's Bombing Mission made it in. Many of my other choices didn't...though the Culex battle theme FF4 boss battle theme did, which is nice, I guess, though I was totally expecting that one after seeing people's choices.

Unfortunately, you have to pit two of my own personal favorites against each other--FF6's Coin Song vs. FF7's Opening and Bombing Mission...arrgh...

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Posted: 20th November 2010 09:01

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Trisection, pullin' a #7 seed...makes me so proud! With such powerhouse FFTness in this tourney, all that's left is to pick out my suit for the winner's circle. wink.gif

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Posted: 20th November 2010 12:00

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 20th November 2010 03:59)
Is FF3's "Battle 2" the boss battle theme? If so, then I'm elated that that made it in.

Yes, it is. I'm also very happy, it being my favourite and all biggrin.gif
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Posted: 20th November 2010 21:55

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I feel bad for the other songs in bracket 2.
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Posted: 20th November 2010 22:43

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I'm simply overwhelmed by the information right now. I'll prolly go back and do my guesses tomorrow.
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Posted: 23rd November 2010 14:59

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Response to the CoNtest has been lukewarm at best. You have a little over two days left to get your picks in - don't forget with all the holiday hubbub going on!

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Posted: 24th November 2010 01:14

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Lukewarm?! Weak! Submit! Submit! (In spite of how danged hard it is!)

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Posted: 24th November 2010 01:17

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Quote (Perigryn @ 24th November 2010 02:14)
Lukewarm?! Weak! Submit! Submit! (In spite of how danged hard it is!)

Agreed on both points! The results will be really interesting. It's so hard to predict.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 01:26

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Whatever, the less people get in on the gift card action for guessing, the greater chance I have to win it (kinda?). Not sure why people would do the steps leading up to this, but skip out on the part that can actually win you money, but to each their own. smile.gif
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Posted: 24th November 2010 01:48

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I haven't entered yet but I will be doing so. Just FYI.

I just have yet to sit down and actually go through these lists predicting the winner of each match, and thinking through possible alternate scenarios.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 01:57

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Aw, no songs from Final Fantasy XIII? i haz a sad ;______;

In any case, I'll be entering within the next day.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 02:20

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Quote (Electivirus @ 23rd November 2010 21:57)
Aw, no songs from Final Fantasy XIII? i haz a sad ;______;

There were a few votes for the FFXIII Battle Theme, mine included, but it just didn't have enough push cry.gif

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Posted: 24th November 2010 03:18

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Yeah, I was hoping the battle theme would make it in, but it was short a couple votes. Interesting to see that the songs that made it in were from FFs 1-10 and Tactics only.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 06:36

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Nobody appreciates Sakimoto and Hamauzu. i haz yet another sad. v_v

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Posted: 24th November 2010 06:45

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Seriously sad.gif I know there isn't that one BIG tune from FF12 for everyone to get behind, but stuff like Cerobi Steppe and Abandoning Power...I just don't know.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 14:54

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I was disappointed by that too. While FF12 isn't my favorite, I at least thought the music was beautiful. Ozmone Plains almost made it in, bolstered by the fact that the track also appears in FFTA2 as "Crossing Over the Hill," but it was just short.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 19:02

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@ Electivirus: You kidding? We got several of Sakimoto's works in here--Apoplexy and Antidote from FFT and probably some of the FF10 tracks.

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Posted: 24th November 2010 19:42

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Quote (Sherick @ 24th November 2010 01:45)
Seriously sad.gif I know there isn't that one BIG tune from FF12 for everyone to get behind, but stuff like Cerobi Steppe and Abandoning Power...I just don't know.

I really loved FFXII too, and I really enjoyed a lot of the music from it - the problem was, there were just others that I love more or impacted me more. And my obscure entry was the Bervennia Free City music from FFT, so, there went any hope of putting some FFXII in too.

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 24th November 2010 14:02)
@ Electivirus: You kidding? We got several of Sakimoto's works in here--Apoplexy and Antidote from FFT and probably some of the FF10 tracks.

Well, I suppose I meant that nobody appreciates Final Fantasy XII's and XIII's music. My two favorite soundtracks in the series. cry.gif

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Posted: 25th November 2010 00:57

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Quote (Electivirus @ 24th November 2010 16:03)

Well, I suppose I meant that nobody appreciates Final Fantasy XII's and XIII's music. My two favorite soundtracks in the series. cry.gif

I like FF XII as a game, but I cannot remember a single piece of music from it off the top of my head. Maybe this is a casualty of the fact that a lot of the music had to fit both running around and battling and was thus a little generic-sounding.

XIII, haven't played, sorry.
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Posted: 25th November 2010 02:14

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Quote (Electivirus @ 24th November 2010 16:03)

Well, I suppose I meant that nobody appreciates Final Fantasy XII's and XIII's music. My two favorite soundtracks in the series.  cry.gif

I had three XII tracks among my track submissions, including the Ozmone Plain track Neal mentioned, so you needn't feel alone there. Sill, those few of us who did have XII tracks in our lists had our choices all over the place in that game : / .

At any rate, I made my guesses and sent that PM. I shall eagerly await the end of voting and see what happens smile.gif .

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Posted: 25th November 2010 17:25

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Since it's [American] Thanksgiving and there's really no reason to close the topic until the matchups begin tomorrow, I'm going to extend the deadline for CoNtest submissions until the first matchup is posted. It will be around noon eastern time, so right about 24 hours from now.

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Posted: 25th November 2010 18:37

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Is the #16 in Bracket 3 the same as Dark Messenger?

It should, based on that runoff vote that we did, but I'm just asking to be sure. I don't know of a track that has the name "The Darkness of Eternity", except searching YouTube produces tracks with this name but containing the music of Dark Messenger.

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