At Winter Brawl I was so busy watching everything because of running the stream that I learned a few things. 1. MK2 is WAY MORE EXCITING TO WATCH at high level than UMK3 is. 2. UMK3 is stupid boring now. Kara jabs and a dream. 3. PS2/Xbox 1 3D MK's are officially dead. 4. People want to play MK4 in tournament. 1a. Though the stream kept crashing, MK2 had some of the sickest matches I've ever seen. I am STILL in awe of Summ0ning's come from behind win by doing aaRH's on a teleport kicking Mileena to win his set and advance to the loser's final... WOW! 1b. The stream numbers prove a point. We had a cleaner stream during UMK3(less stream drops overall) and we only had 50-60 viewers. MK2 had 75-80 through a choppy, consistently dropping stream. 1c. Watching MK2 was like watching a tense baseball game. It's slower, yes, but movement matters. Each move, each mistake led to something HUGE, not just more kara-jabs. Overall, MK2 was WAY MORE FUN to watch than UMK3 this year. 2. UMK3 was a snorefest compared to MK2 this year. UMK3 has devolved into who can kara jab the best and the person who STOPS kara jabbing is the one destined to lose. UMK3 at the highest level = KARA JABS AND A DREAM... boring. 3. Nobody mentioned 3dMK aside from me. Nobody brought a PS2, nobody brought a CRT and nobody brought an unlocked memory card. PS2/Xbox 1 3DMK is officially dead. If players want MKDC, I will run that simply because it's easier to run. 4a. I can't begin to tell you how many requests I'm getting for MK4. The problem is that there is no true way to emulate it. The N64 version is actually the best "true" version of MK4, in that it is based on revision 3.0 which is the latest arcade version. It is faster than the arcade version, it does not look anywhere near as good as the arcade version, and, to be able to play it with sticks and pads the way people want to, we would have to emulate it similarly to MAME. 4b. The next option would be to use the "HOT NEW!" version of MK Gold on Dreamcast. The DC will let us use converters to use PS2 pads and sticks on it. We would have to choose though, let all the characters rock or ban the Gold version characters?