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Title: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 04, 2009, 04:54:52 am
Yes friends, that 's' in the thread title is no typo! There will be two tournaments this month. Two, I say! The former is intended for newbies, the latter for veterans. I know you long-time players have an insatiable hunger for totally bizarre rulesets, so here you go!




PILLOW FIGHT


[Date]

Sunday, February 15th, 2009


[Time]

    *  5 AM Sydney
    *  7 AM Wellington
    * 12 PM Los Angeles
    *  1 PM Denver
    *  2 PM Chicago
    *  3 PM New York
    *  8 PM London
    *  9 PM Paris
    *  10 PM Helsinki


[Place]

#UQM-Arena on irc://chat.freenode.net. If you don't know how any of this stuff works, this thing (http://gekko.frud.biz/uqmtutorial/) that Gekko wrote may be of use to you.


[Tournament Rules]

1) Expert players are barred from participating in this tournament.
2) There is a maximum fleet size of 200 points for all players.
3) Do not use more than one of any ship type.
4) The "stalemate breaker" rule is in effect. There has been confusion regarding this numerous times, so here is the rule in its verbose entirety:


Stalemates

Rule: In the spirit of competition, both players should employ whatever tactics they consider most effective. This may result in a stalemate at some point. If so, the faster of the two ships becomes a designated attacker. The attacker does not necessarily have to make a bee-line directly for the defender, but they are required to take the initiative.

Explanation: Stalemates are bound to happen. We found this rule to be a relatively painless solution. The decision to use speed as a stalemate-breaker did not significantly reduce the effectiveness of Star Control's fastest ships. As it turned out, the most mobile combatants were best suited to withstand such a penalty.


[Tournament Structure]

Players will be paired against each other at random. The tournament will consist of three rounds using Swiss tournament rules, meaning that you will play against other defeated players if you lose a match. There will be an additional final round between undefeated contestants if a clear winner has not emerged.

If the player turn-out is low, everyone will play against everyone once.




RANDOM SHIP SELECTION INSANITY


[Date]

Saturday, February 21st, 2009


[Time]

    *  5 AM Sydney
    *  7 AM Wellington
    * 12 PM Los Angeles
    *  1 PM Denver
    *  2 PM Chicago
    *  3 PM New York
    *  8 PM London
    *  9 PM Paris
    *  10 PM Helsinki


[Place]

#UQM-Arena on irc://chat.freenode.net.


[Tournament Rules]

1) Ships must be selected at random during combat. To enforce this, players will be required to choose their next ship instantly whenever the ship selection screen is presented to them. Write the words "PICK NEXT SHIP NOW" on a post-it and attach it to your monitor if you have to. I will be handing out draconian penalties every time someone breaks this rule.
2) There is a maximum fleet size of 200 points for all players.
3) Do not use more than one of any ship type.
4) The Chmmr Avatar, Kohr-Ah Marauder and Thraddash Torch are banned from play.
5) The "stalemate breaker" rule is in effect.


[Tournament Structure]

Another three round Swiss tournament. We'll play Round Robin if the turn-out is weak.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Cedric6014 on February 04, 2009, 04:58:00 am
What about veterans who like to beat up on newbies? You need a tournament for us.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 04, 2009, 05:08:51 am
What about veterans who like to beat up on newbies? You need a tournament for us.

That's pretty much what the standard ruleset is for.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Durandal on February 04, 2009, 02:53:46 pm
Can you participate in both?


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Tiberian on February 04, 2009, 03:18:03 pm
I have been secretly hoping for a random selection tournament.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: AngusThermopyle on February 04, 2009, 04:28:03 pm
Ahh, I can't make this one. Interestingly, I will be up at the casinos that day, so the element of chance remains the theme of the day.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: SweetSassyMolassy on February 05, 2009, 12:53:11 am
I find the title "Pillow Fight" to be demeaning.  ;D No experts eh? Since there's usually only about 10 total people that play tournaments at a time, won't this be a pretty short one?


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 05, 2009, 01:02:11 am
Quote from: Durandal
Can you participate in both?

Yes.


Quote from: SweetSassyMolassy
I find the title "Pillow Fight" to be demeaning.  ;D No experts eh? Since there's usually only about 10 total people that play tournaments at a time, won't this be a pretty short one?

I can switch from 3-Round Swiss to Round Robin if that ends up being a problem.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: SuddenDeath on February 06, 2009, 08:09:32 pm
I'm thinking of attending both... and I HOPE that this time I won't have any nasty real-life surprises  >:(


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Impeached on February 06, 2009, 08:35:00 pm
I'd like to participate in the newbie tournament for sure.

While not a 'newb' to Star Control, I haven't played in years and I'm sure other people have amazing online skills compared to mine. ::)


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: psydev on February 07, 2009, 01:19:57 pm
im not a newb since i've been playing since 1992. But I'm not as good as shiver or elf... so does that mean I can play or am I too good?


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Gekko on February 08, 2009, 06:27:15 pm
I tested something with SuddenDeath on net melee. We  build our fleets and then picked our ships in the order they were on the ship list, from left to right. It was quite interesting, and I think it deserves to be a ruleset of some sort.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Elvish Pillager on February 08, 2009, 07:59:15 pm
I tested something with SuddenDeath on net melee. We  build our fleets and then picked our ships in the order they were on the ship list, from left to right. It was quite interesting, and I think it deserves to be a ruleset of some sort.
You could add it here (http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/Super_Melee_rulesets).


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 15, 2009, 10:54:19 pm
Like most Pillow Fights, the turn-out was garbage. It really doesn't make much sense considering that there have been more new players in #UQM-Arena over the past few weeks than any similar length of time throughout all of 2008! I guess the less hardcore players are just stupid like that. Congrats to Sudden Death on winning what might be the very last Pillow Fight ever hosted. I'm looking forward to playing random selection with you guys this coming weekend.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Draxas on February 16, 2009, 03:48:53 pm
Crappy turnout could be because you set it for Valentines weekend. 9 / 10 girlfriends say they will dump your ass if you ignore them and play in a tournament all afternoon at this time.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Elvish Pillager on February 16, 2009, 05:08:17 pm
Crappy turnout could be because you set it for Valentines weekend. 9 / 10 girlfriends say they will dump your ass if you ignore them and play in a tournament all afternoon at this time.
I have 10 girlfriends? Sweet! ::)


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 16, 2009, 08:39:25 pm
Crappy turnout could be because you set it for Valentines weekend. 9 / 10 girlfriends say they will dump your ass if you ignore them and play in a tournament all afternoon at this time.

I don't know what kind of power-crazy women you date, but every woman I've talked to has been aware that Valentine's Day does not extend to the day afterward.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Cedric6014 on February 16, 2009, 08:57:13 pm
Crappy turnout could be because you set it for Valentines weekend. 9 / 10 girlfriends say they will dump your ass if you ignore them and play in a tournament all afternoon at this time.
I have 10 girlfriends? Sweet! ::)

that would not be sweet


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Draxas on February 17, 2009, 04:51:51 pm
Crappy turnout could be because you set it for Valentines weekend. 9 / 10 girlfriends say they will dump your ass if you ignore them and play in a tournament all afternoon at this time.

I don't know what kind of power-crazy women you date, but every woman I've talked to has been aware that Valentine's Day does not extend to the day afterward.

People tend to go away for the weekend, or something. Look, I don't know, it was just a guess. I know I was busy all weekend, anyway... Not that I would have been likely to participate, but still.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on February 21, 2009, 11:30:54 pm
Random selection turned out to be a lot of fun! We had a mediocre turn-out, though that's to be expected when both Gekko and EP opt out for the day. Some of you people really need to figure out how to port forward. This time around was kind of ridiculous in that regard. Tiberian trampled over me in the final bout, so he's the champion of this tournament.

Here were the matches that were played:

Tiberian defeats Gradient by 73.
Shiver defeats Amiga_Nut by 32.
Gradient defeats SassMolass by 15.
Tiberian defeats Amiga_Nut by 62.
Shiver defeats Cedric6014 by 58.
Gradient defeats Amiga_Nut by 32.
Tiberian defeats Shiver by 22.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Elvish Pillager on February 22, 2009, 12:42:03 am
Woah! Forgot about this, although it doesn't make a difference since I had an engagement in Real Lifeā„¢ at exactly the same time.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Gekko on February 22, 2009, 11:24:28 pm
WInter holidays for me. I guess I'll make up for my absence and write a tutorial on "how to forward your router"

Congratulations to Tiberian


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Cedric6014 on February 22, 2009, 11:32:30 pm
WInter holidays for me. I guess I'll make up for my absence and write a tutorial on "how to forward your router"

Hey that sounds useful. Hopefully it will apply to me too. I can't host as I have a router to allow another machine to use the internet. I would have no idea where to begin cirvumventing it.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: DaveStrife on March 14, 2009, 08:17:23 pm
I wish I had known about this, will there be any more tournaments soon? I better go practice.


Title: Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009
Post by: Shiver on March 14, 2009, 11:55:27 pm
I wish I had known about this, will there be any more tournaments soon? I better go practice.

Good question. I'll see about starting up another soon.