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August Gimmick Tournament
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:55:05 pm »

Hello all you clowns and clowngirls! It's that tournament time again. Well, not exactly. I'm looking for a smaller number of players for this. We're going to be playing an Auction House tournament and I only need exactly four players. I'm gonna pull ships out of a hat and the participants will spend a limited number of points to bid on each of them until everyone runs out of points. This is Cedric's idea, not mine, but he can't be bothered to show up on these forums more than once every three months so I intend to run it instead. I am blacklisting all top players for the duration of this tournament. No one likes them anyway. Fly away, jerks.

Everyone else post in here if you want in on this. People on this forum are a flakey bunch (seriously) so you may still get in if four people have already expressed their desire to play.


-----[Date]

Saturday, August 23rd.


-----[Time]

    *  5 AM Sydney
    *  7 AM Otaki
    * 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.


-----[Auction Rules]

All participants begin with 200 points.

Participants will bid on randomly chosen ships in order. Bidding order will be random at the start, but I will give first bid to the player with the highest remaining points and work backwards from there.

Participants will bid in even numbers only.

Participants are limited to one of each ship type. Players already in possession of the same ship that is up on the auction block are excluded from bidding on it.

If three players possess a particular ship then that ship will not appear on the auction block again. This is to prevent the fourth player from getting something for free.


-----[Tournament Rules]

Everyone plays everyone else once. The person that comes out of this with the highest score wins. I need to know exactly which ships were left standing at the end of each match so don't close the game immediately after a match ends. I will remind you of this repeatedly.

Connect to competitors with the exact fleet you paid for. Doing otherwise will not get you disqualified, but everyone in the chat room is going to yell at you until you correct yourself.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 08:12:17 pm »

This sounds like a thing that shouldn't take too long, so I think I'll be there.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 09:58:36 pm »

My faith in this computer's connection having been restored, I'll gladly take part.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 10:57:00 pm »

If I don't work, I'll play. What do you mean the top players are being blacklisted??
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 11:13:55 pm »

If I don't work, I'll play. What do you mean the top players are being blacklisted??

The best players won't be playing in this tournament. I will act as auctioneer and referee, but will not be involved as competition.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 05:38:21 pm »

as part of the gimmick, how about using Elvish Pillager's crazy mod?
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 07:00:03 pm »

It's imbalanced and crashes quite often (atleast for me)...
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 08:41:13 pm »

'Imbalanced'? Huh?
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 08:45:11 pm »

I'll play if there's a spot available. Also intrigued because I saw no mention of a Thraddash ban.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 09:53:59 pm »

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I'll play if there's a spot available. Also intrigued because I saw no mention of a Thraddash ban.

Well, I wouldn't even need to use a ban if there aren't any Thraddash cards in the hat. Upon seeing this, I debated putting Thraddash in the mix. One of its two game-breaking characteristics--its ultra-low price--would be nullified if people had to bid on it. Unfortunately, the other problem of abusive, un-fun tactics that grind the game to a near halt is just as likely as it would be in a normal tournament, so I still can't justify fitting the ship in. This tournament requires only four people so there's no need to bend over backwards to get one more person to play. The ban stays.


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as part of the gimmick, how about using Elvish Pillager's crazy mod?

No. I would have refused anyway, but right now I can't use his mod for anything. He's going to need to release an update that doesn't crash. Currently the Arilou in his mod is a game-wrecker.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 02:04:23 pm »

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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 02:41:53 pm »

'Imbalanced'? Huh?
Well, let's say it's crazy shall we?
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2008, 09:28:16 am »

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Unfortunately, the other problem of abusive, un-fun tactics that grind the game to a near halt is just as likely as it would be in a normal tournament

Is it really?  The top handful of players are already excluded from this, and I don't know if anybody else really uses the Thraddash that way.  For many players, the Thraddash is just like any other ship.

On another note, I probably will not be able to participate in this, though if there's a no-show and I happen to be in the IRC channel, there's a chance I could take someone's place.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2008, 09:40:11 am »

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Unfortunately, the other problem of abusive, un-fun tactics that grind the game to a near halt is just as likely as it would be in a normal tournament

Is it really?  The top handful of players are already excluded from this, and I don't know if anybody else really uses the Thraddash that way.  For many players, the Thraddash is just like any other ship.

I know, it's debatable. Amiga Nut himself is a little hard to pin down in that regard. I've seen him go underhanded, but he's generally not that bad. The worst he's done was a tournament game against EP, not me, but I heard he spent upwards of 10 minutes shooting at a Chmmr's satellites with Supox among other things during that game. My problem is not with Amiga Nut using Thraddash, its with the ship's potential in general. What am I supposed to say when someone starts griefing people with the ship? "Stop playing Thraddash effectively"? The option is right there, just like a person can choose Spathi and run away forever or choose Androsynth and bubble bath forever. The difference is that those other two merely cause a stalemate. The Thraddash wins outright when its pilot decides to go down that path.
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Re: August Gimmick Tournament
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2008, 01:50:59 pm »

If you can film your games, send the raw avi to me and I'll put up a summary.
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