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Net Melee Tournament for May 2010 + Meet-Up
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:29:15 pm »

[Date]

Saturday, May 1st, 2010


[Time]

Here is how I found the various local times in case anyone's wondering.

* 4  AM Los Angeles
* 5  AM Denver
* 6  AM Chicago
* 7  AM New York
* 12 PM London
* 1  PM Amsterdam/Paris
* 2  PM Helsinki/Jerusalem
* 3  PM Moscow
* 9  PM Sydney
* 11 PM Auckland


[Place]

#UQM-Arena on irc://chat.freenode.net. If you don't know how any of this stuff works, this thing may be of use to you.


[Tournament Rules]

1) There is a maximum fleet size of 200 points for all players.
2) Do not use more than one of any ship type.
3) The Thraddash Torch is banned from play.
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.

5) Shofixti host advantage prevention rule is in effect. This is a highly trivial case, but seems to occur rather often:

Shofixti Host Advantage Prevention

Rule: In case the guest player uses the Shofixti's Glory Device against the player who is hosting the game and manages to destroy the opponent in his suicide attack, then that battle is considered as the Shofixti's victory. In case this happens the host player must tell what ship he is going to deploy next on the IRC, giving the upper hand to the guest player.

Explanation: The game forces the guest player to select a ship first. This causes the host player to get an advantage in the game of rock-paper-scissors by giving him an opportunity to pick a counter against the guest player. This has been discussed on the arena and it has been decided that the battle in question should be considered as Shofixti's victory.

[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 else once.


What the heck are those times, Gekko?!

I'm sorry America, but the tournament is held so that Australians and Europeans are privileged. This is due to the most active players being in those continents. In earlier tournaments this was not the case as Cedric seemed to be the only player in that area of the world, but currently the activity is much higher in Australia and Europe than in America. If you are in a timezone which doesn't go well with this schedule and want to participate, then post in this thread and we can move the times by an hour or two.

The whole day (Saturday) is considered as a meet-up day and players are encouraged to join during that day.
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Re: Net Melee Tournament for May 2010 + Meet-Up
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 07:52:39 pm »

Man, for once this is at a reasonable time. If it wasn't for the fact that we have guests on 1st of May i'd be there. Hopefully you're not counting on a lot of Finnish players the day after Vappu though  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 08:04:09 pm »

Ah hell, Vappu? I completely forgot that. Luckily the Finns are most likely the only current players who are celebrating that pagan holiday. But hey, if you in your hangover feel like doing something productive for once...
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 09:51:23 pm »

This would be a good way for me to protest against a disgusting drinking-holiday, such as Vappu.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 09:57:55 pm »

Ah hell, Vappu? I completely forgot that. Luckily the Finns are most likely the only current players who are celebrating that pagan holiday.

First of May can be pretty big in some countries though.

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But hey, if you in your hangover feel like doing something productive for once...

Heh, I'm too old, weak and wussy to get hangovers nowadays. But guests are guests and 1st of May is sort of big around here.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 10:11:00 pm »

I guess I'm the only 'young one' in here, still getting hangovers on a regular basis :').
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 11:45:25 pm »

now I have to set my alarm clock on a saturday...  Roll Eyes Cry Cry
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 11:55:32 pm »

This would be a good way for me to protest against a disgusting drinking-holiday, such as Vappu.

How can a drinking holiday be disgusting
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 04:28:20 pm »

How can a drinking holiday not be disgusting?
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 04:36:39 pm »

How can a drinking holiday not be disgusting?

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 05:19:03 pm »

Is there any point in advertising this on SCDB too? I'm not that old member here, but I have an impression about those guys not being interested in pvp.
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 10:07:51 pm »

There's quite a few new people there -so you might get someone
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 10:31:14 pm »

Is there any point in advertising this on SCDB too? I'm not that old member here, but I have an impression about those guys not being interested in pvp.

I kinda sorta of newsified you already, so both the SCDB and whoever uses the PNF RSS knows about this now.

EDIT: 7 views so far, so that's something Iguess Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 08:24:53 pm »

I *might* be there. Oh, and I'm probably the worst player, so if anyone wishes to challenge me for that title, be my guest  Cool
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 02:19:21 am »

I'm down, but depends on what time the tourney begins. I'm probably the only one in Canada taking part.
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