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Monster Fest Event at Makuhari Messe Spirals Out of Control

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
Event for Monster Strike game suffered from low staff, heat stroke, police intervention

An event meant to celebrate game monsters became a venue for uproar.

This past Sunday saw Monster Fest, a special event celebrating the popular Japanese mobile game Monster Strike, occur at Makuhari Messe. However, discontent rang throughout the convention center due to a severe shortage of general staff and any employment present being largely inexperienced, creating an unpleasant convention experience for the many attendees. There was nary even an employee over the loudspeaker attempting to quell the civil unrest among the con-goers, and those that did try to update the guests could hardly be heard.

"There's no staff here," one attendee complained.

"We're not happy with the lazy staff," another said.

Sign: "Souvenir Shop Entrance. Estimated Wait Time: 330 Minutes", Tweet: "Well, that's just a lie."

Twitter was abuzz on the day of the convention, many Tweets complaining about the lack of staff and the various troubles around the center.

Tweet: "Someone might have had a heart attack!?"

A heat wave spreading throughout the center simply compounded onto the many complaints already resounding among the guests, yet there was reportedly no staff to attend to those matters either. Allegedly, over 11 people suffered from heat stroke at the center and had to be hospitalized.

Furthermore, violence broke out among angry guests that resulted in police intervention. Con security was nowhere to be found before the fights occurred.

Tweet: "Monster Fest took no measures against trash, and people are forgoing culture with this trash everywhere."

Trash could be seen strewn about the center, indicating disregard for the law when it came to Monster Fest.

mixi, the Japanese networking service behind Monster Fest, has yet to issue a formal statement on the debacle.

Monster Strike is a mobile action role-playing game. It has a 3DS version in production and has since launched an English version on iTunes and Google Play. An anime series will premiere worldwide via YouTube on October 10.

[Via Daily News Japan]

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