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Longtime Dakkanaut




This space to be updated soon with more information, but the NOVA Open is returning in 2018 for its 9th consecutive year.

The room block will go out in today's newsletter, and will be reposted here. Last year we sold the hotel out very quickly, so don't miss out this year.

As usual, the event will run on Labor Day Weekend, from Wednesday 8/29 through Sunday 9/2.

REGISTRATION OPENS ONE MONTH LATER THAN LAST YEAR, ON MARCH 1ST AT 8PM US EST

Stay tuned to novaopen.com for more info, to this thread, and e-mail customerservice@novaopen.com to sign up for our newsletter.

Some key notes ...
1. The Charity Foundation Bar upgraded to the Rooftop Restaurant with views of all of DC and National Airport for the entire event this year, not just Sat and Sun. We'll be adding open mic, comedy, and other activities throughout the weekend to take advantage of the much larger space.
2. Fantasy Flight Game's Star Wars National Championships are returning to NOVA Open for X-Wing, Destiny, Armada, IA, and more. We are also adding a heavy dose of Legion! These events sold out in a matter of hours to days last year.
3. Games Workshop & Forge World will be returning in force.

More info to come!

This message was edited 10 times. Last update was at 2018/07/27 13:27:15


 
   
Made in us
Powerful Pegasus Knight






I went to the first one, and this is the second one I'll be attending. I'm hype


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Reminders ...

We've only sent the hotel reg link through newsletter and registration is still nearly a month away, but the hotel is well beyond half sold out anyway.

Make sure you email customerservice@novaopen.com to sign up for the newsletter if you haven't yet. Substantial information will be included in the February 15 newsletter, though we'll push it simultaneously to the website.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Registration opens this Thursday at 8PM US EST.

This year looks to once again be extraordinary, with some pretty incredible special guests, new features and expansions on what's going on each day (nightly entertainment in the charity lounge, for instance), and perhaps our best schedule yet.

Information is largely complete and available, including event primers, at both novaopen.com and novaopenstore.com

We've also once again revised and improved upon our trendsetting mission pack for the 40K GT. As always, we thrive on feedback, so take a look and let us know how it plays out for you!

Only the first 500 registrants get swag bags, the hotel is quite close to capacity again, and many events will sell out on Thursday night ... Be ready!

   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






Palm Beach, FL

Less than 5 hours until the best event can be signed up for!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Looks like tons of stuff is selling out fast, including the 40K GT at a crazy faster pace than ever before.

Over 800 people registered in the first 10 minutes, which is ... well,magnitudes faster than ever before.
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






Palm Beach, FL

Weren't there "only" like 1200 attendants in 2016? Crazy.
   
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Implaccable Grey Knight Paladin




 MasterSlowPoke wrote:
Weren't there "only" like 1200 attendants in 2016? Crazy.


8th brought a lot of people back/in I believe. Now they want to find tournaments to go to!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Between the return of GW in a big way and the fact NOVA hosts the National US Champs for all the Star Wars / FFG games, plus the steady growth of nearly every other event, yeah ... we hit 2k last year and are likely to eclipse that by a wide margin this year.
   
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Deranged Necron Destroyer





I was on at exactly 8pm last night so I could, hopefully, snag a SuperNOVA . I selected it and tried to checkout but was told I had to login first…no guest checkout…sigh.
So I login re-add the SuperNOVA which at this point the site said there were 69 left. I immediately began the checkout process by selecting my shirt size, my preferred army and bag option. Click on Next to, I assume, fill in my credit card info. And there I sat for five minutes. I figured no big deal as I had my purchase safely tucked away in my cart and I’m sure the site was inundated so I didn’t mind waiting.

After 5 mins or so of watching chrome wait for the next page it updated with “This item is no longer available”. WTF!? It was in my cart! I was purchasing it less than 10 minutes after I selected it. Come on NOVA you guys are running with the big boys now time to use shopping cart technology that was written this century. Needless to say I was/am extremely upset as I did EVERYTHING right. It was in my CART for God’s sake. What more could I have done to secure my purchase people?!

I would strongly suggest you all spend the next 8 months reviewing your website – it’s in dire need of a back-end upgrade. You can mitigate a lot of the slowness you’re seeing by upgrading to a cloud based technology and again you really need to reevaluate your choice of shopping cart technology. I am so bummed…

But I will say this is a great event and I will definitely be there one way or another...just had a lousy experience last night...needless to say I cried myself to sleep :(

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Parachuting Bashi Bazouk




Bowie, MD

 necron99 wrote:
I was on at exactly 8pm last night so I could, hopefully, snag a SuperNOVA . I selected it and tried to checkout but was told I had to login first…no guest checkout…sigh.
So I login re-add the SuperNOVA which at this point the site said there were 69 left. I immediately began the checkout process by selecting my shirt size, my preferred army and bag option. Click on Next to, I assume, fill in my credit card info. And there I sat for five minutes. I figured no big deal as I had my purchase safely tucked away in my cart and I’m sure the site was inundated so I didn’t mind waiting.

After 5 mins or so of watching chrome wait for the next page it updated with “This item is no longer available”. WTF!? It was in my cart! I was purchasing it less than 10 minutes after I selected it. Come on NOVA you guys are running with the big boys now time to use shopping cart technology that was written this century. Needless to say I was/am extremely upset as I did EVERYTHING right. It was in my CART for God’s sake. What more could I have done to secure my purchase people?!

I would strongly suggest you all spend the next 8 months reviewing your website – it’s in dire need of a back-end upgrade. You can mitigate a lot of the slowness you’re seeing by upgrading to a cloud based technology and again you really need to reevaluate your choice of shopping cart technology. I am so bummed…

But I will say this is a great event and I will definitely be there one way pr another...just had a lousy experience last night...needless to say I cried myself to sleep :(


Those bags sell out in literal seconds. You need to have all your ducks in a row before the clock strikes 8 to even have a chance: already signed in to the NOVA store, 2 factor authentication turned off for paypal, etc. This is my 4th year getting one and the last few years have been so stressful on registration day that I think next year I'm going to pass (on the bag, not the convention). It takes what should be a fun experience and makes it miserable. The pre-sale for previous year's SuperNOVAs this year was a nice touch, though, and I really appreciate that it was done.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Ticketmaster-like system when once the item is in your cart you have a hold on it for X minutes while you complete your purchase and if you take longer, it goes back into the pool. Having literal seconds to make a purchase that involves filling out a form is not the best.
   
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Deranged Necron Destroyer





I figured just sitting there with my finger on the button to add it to my cart would be sufficient. No guest check-out is uncool. Making it a race to see who can get to the submit your money the fastest is also very uncool. Both of these issues are fixable and I would strongly urge the tech people behind NOVA to look into this as it leads to a very bad experience otherwise and no one wants that.
   
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Awesome Autarch






San Diego, California

Congratz on what sounds like a huge reg opening, guys!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




It was good, thanks! Over a thousand in the first day is way faster.

For those who normally sign up for the GT later on, please note it's nearly half sold out already.

The 40k narrative events, despite hundreds of slots, are pretty much sold out already.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




And another update ..

Other than a couple of Nightfight ala carte slots, the 40K Narrative is sold out.

40K Trios Team Tournament is sold out.

40K GT is half sold out and literally 400% last year's pace (Which led to an eventual sellout).

30K events are also all sold out or selling out.

Ya'll will want to sign up
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Question about the 40k champs tertiary. It says that when your unit captures an objective they immediately become visible and don’t benefit from character. If a unit requires blocked line of sight for cover purposes IE a tank or monster. Do they still benefit from cover for being obscured or are they now completely visible?
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Still benefit from cover.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Less than 100 tickets remain for the Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament, which is by months a breakneck pace.

The hotel is fully booked but we are working on blocks at the hotels across the street.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Only 80 tickets left in the 40k GT, literally months ahead of pace. New room blocks in adjoining hotels will go out in today's newsletter.
   
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Deadly Tomb Guard





Colorado Springs, CO

Went ahead and registered for the Dark Age Beginner's Tournament and booked my room. Going to try and get to some seminars and a few small games as well. Looking forward to attending!

If I've got a trade you're interested in but you don't have anything on my wanted list, just shoot me a PM and ask! I'm easily distracted!  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




The 40K GT is now down to only 50 of 256 tickets remaining, which normally takes until July or so. Please register ASAP if you plan to attend, and make sure you join the wait list if you miss out.
   
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Dakka Veteran






congrats Mike

 
   
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Implaccable Grey Knight Paladin




So, since GW likes to leave rules in beta for a long time from what we've seen so far, the question becomes: is NOVA going to use our new beta rules?

I guess while I'm bothering you: with no Imperial Armour release in sight, can Custodes players use the beta rules for their new units too?
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Audustum wrote:
So, since GW likes to leave rules in beta for a long time from what we've seen so far, the question becomes: is NOVA going to use our new beta rules?

I guess while I'm bothering you: with no Imperial Armour release in sight, can Custodes players use the beta rules for their new units too?


We will be using the beta rules.

Which Custodes beta rules in particular are you referring to?
   
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Implaccable Grey Knight Paladin




MVBrandt wrote:
Audustum wrote:
So, since GW likes to leave rules in beta for a long time from what we've seen so far, the question becomes: is NOVA going to use our new beta rules?

I guess while I'm bothering you: with no Imperial Armour release in sight, can Custodes players use the beta rules for their new units too?


We will be using the beta rules.

Which Custodes beta rules in particular are you referring to?


Forgeworld published beta rules for using the Caladius Grav-Tank, Coronus Grav-Carrier, Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought and the Contemptor-Exemplar Dreadnought in 8th Edition.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/02/13/adeptus-custodes-forge-world-beta-rules-and-codex-faqgw-homepage-post-4fw-homepage-post-2/

They won't get real rules until an Imperial Armor comes out for Custodes as I understand it and there's no rumors of one of those being anytime in the foreseeable future.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Audustum wrote:
MVBrandt wrote:
Audustum wrote:
So, since GW likes to leave rules in beta for a long time from what we've seen so far, the question becomes: is NOVA going to use our new beta rules?

I guess while I'm bothering you: with no Imperial Armour release in sight, can Custodes players use the beta rules for their new units too?


We will be using the beta rules.

Which Custodes beta rules in particular are you referring to?


Forgeworld published beta rules for using the Caladius Grav-Tank, Coronus Grav-Carrier, Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought and the Contemptor-Exemplar Dreadnought in 8th Edition.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/02/13/adeptus-custodes-forge-world-beta-rules-and-codex-faqgw-homepage-post-4fw-homepage-post-2/

They won't get real rules until an Imperial Armor comes out for Custodes as I understand it and there's no rumors of one of those being anytime in the foreseeable future.


I'll discuss it with our rules team and get back to you.
   
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Implaccable Grey Knight Paladin




MVBrandt wrote:
Audustum wrote:
MVBrandt wrote:
Audustum wrote:
So, since GW likes to leave rules in beta for a long time from what we've seen so far, the question becomes: is NOVA going to use our new beta rules?

I guess while I'm bothering you: with no Imperial Armour release in sight, can Custodes players use the beta rules for their new units too?


We will be using the beta rules.

Which Custodes beta rules in particular are you referring to?


Forgeworld published beta rules for using the Caladius Grav-Tank, Coronus Grav-Carrier, Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought and the Contemptor-Exemplar Dreadnought in 8th Edition.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/02/13/adeptus-custodes-forge-world-beta-rules-and-codex-faqgw-homepage-post-4fw-homepage-post-2/

They won't get real rules until an Imperial Armor comes out for Custodes as I understand it and there's no rumors of one of those being anytime in the foreseeable future.


I'll discuss it with our rules team and get back to you.


Thank you!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Question about the relic mission in the 40K champs. If you take turn by turn you can only score 15 pts instead of the 18. You score a max of 3 per turn for 5 turns. Is that right?
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Chancetragedy wrote:
Question about the relic mission in the 40K champs. If you take turn by turn you can only score 15 pts instead of the 18. You score a max of 3 per turn for 5 turns. Is that right?


Good catch, that should be up to six a turn!
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Only 30 tickets left in the 40K GT folks, which is over a hundred faster than last year's eventual sell-out pace.
   
 
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