Overall, I was able to have some extremely entertaining matches after I adjusted to the button lag. Vudu hosted one game that I joined with General Traag and his roommate. We played for quite a while and I lost the vast majority of the time. Traag and friend are definitely experienced Brawl players. After Vudu decided to call it a night, I moved on to trying several other games out. This is where most of the problems I experienced happened. I believe I tried to play with Maxi about a dozen times, each attempt resulting in a terrible frame rate and then a complete drop of the game. After some discussion in the chat room, I discovered that Flames_of_Chaos lived only about six hours from me and his Fios connection resulted in the first ever green connection dot I had ever seen. So I finished off the night playing with him and Djunknown for a while. Sadly, we had to say no whenever Maxi tried to join in order to preserve our connection. Sorry Maxi! After about two and a half hours of under blinking, my eyes were on fire and I had to call it a night.
It looks like the Brawl playing went will into the wii hours (hah, sorry) of the night. Participants should put their own stories up in the talkback! If you missed this one, make sure you keep an eye out for next month's! The Matchmaking & Smacktalk forum is where the voting threads show up. You can also follow NWR's Twitter feed for notification!