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Vegethas

Questions.

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Jazzmaster

what day is this gonna start?
Is there a structure for advancing players other than wins to the final 18?
Will suiciding be punished?

 
Vegethas

A good question, but the answer is no. The fact is that people will join randomly. If someone decides to suicide against you, we can only feel sorry, but that same player won't win anything either.

I'll add on the "Start" thread in general discussion how players are distributed.



 
xbc

You should add have seperate brackets for eu and the common map. can this be added?

 
Vegethas

You mean Europe map? Xbc this is supposed to be a first attempt, we'll see how it goes. If it goes accordingly we'll have more experiences in a brief future. So we'll be sticking to normal only.

 
rist6

I would like to play the europe map also. Perhaps after this first tourney, we will have a format we can follow for manny future tourneys, of different maps and settings. For now, I'm looking forward to this one. The first I've seen in 6 years. Were there any back in the old days?

 
Polemarch

A tournament is a GREAT idea. I am happy to see some positive changes taking place here.

Thumbs up, Veggy.

 
CharlesVIl

rist6

You are either very forgetful or you were away for a long time because it is only just over a year ago that DrJones had arranged a few tournaments which also had a lot of players involved.

DrJones provided a link to a different website where the toutnaments could be tracked.

DrJones no longer plays so it is nice to see somebody else making an effort. Nice work Veggy.

 
Vegethas

I would like to ask you to share the word as well and tell your friends to sign up and how they can do it. They can come to me if they need to know their e-mail address.

I'm not going to hide this. This is an old website and we lack some tools for advertising etc. On the other hand, this is what we get and I'd like the support of everyone to make this happen, even the more sceptical. Being passive is what makes it wrong.

So pls people, I'm aware this is a very radical system when it comes to rating. Yet, this is the only way I see to benefit 1st players only and that we can get together high rated and low rated. I'm sure there will be plenty surprises from low rated. Hence the fact that it is an official Tournament. If someone has any other ideas, pls share. Also you've seen the game rules, time zones, etc. I know not everyone will get the chance to attend. We're trying to adapt the time to when statistically more people are online.

And out of necessity there will have to be two tournaments. Share the word. This is a community. Supposedly we all want the same.

Thank you.

 
rist6

Do we have to play in the time zone we live in? Im in california, but I play very late night, early morning, so Im probably more likely to attend the euro tourney

 
Vegethas

Sure, you're free to chose

 
sirlagalot

Great idea for a tournament Veg.

Just one question, I was wondering why the increasing game was set to a 30 sec time limit while the others are 1 min. I feel that generally the increasing games require a longer time limit especially during the endgame phase where you sometimes need to attack almost all of the board to complete a win.

Cheers



 
xbc

There were a few large tournaments many years ago. I think about 9 years now. I remember those being quite big. There would be a cap tourney, and a reggy tourney.

 
rist6

Some players have slower connection, and computers. A 30 second limin in increasing games gives and unfair advantage. A tournament should be abut skill, not technical superiority.

 
Vegethas

I'm afraid that is not going to change. The best increasing players play 30 secs. By this I dont mean to please them, but increasing is exactly about that.

If you want strategy you play a regular game or Capitals.

It is part of the Increasing method to make a kill making use of how many territories you are able to take. No one will kill you if they know they cant take you in less than 30 secs.

If I dont have a good connection I just decide not to join increasing games.

Will be maintained as 30 secs. This is a first tournament. If things run accordingly, there will be more experiences, and then we can think of more sort of game options, such as blind maps, different durations per turn, different maps, etc.

 
MartiBlart

Just a thought. In fairness to our trans-atlantic cousins, surely entry into the Montreal time zone Increase game should be off-limits to Europeans for obvious reasons.

 
Vegethas

Both time zones were made so all players have more options to attend. Obviously given these both options you're free to choose whatever tournament you want in. By this I mean you dont have to be in America to join Montreal's time zone tournament. The very same happens to Europeans.

 
MartiBlart

You might have missed my point. I'm not particularly fast seeing as I play on a laptop, but being in Europe and reasonably close to the server, I can't think of many occasions when I've been beaten in a game of increase by someone in Canada/USA.

 
Polemarch

There are some great suggestions here on how to tweak the formats of the tournaments. However, I would tend to agree with Veg, as he has stated more than once, that this is only the beginning. There will be more tournaments in the future.

Maybe there is some wisdom in running the tournaments according to the rules/guidelines initially established, at least this first time. It will be a learning experience. Next time, lets consider adjustments.

 
MartiBlart

okay, I think I can recognise when I being told to shut up ;-)

 
Vegethas

Thank you Pole. And no Marti, we do understand your point. Supposedly connection isn't so good in America. Yet lets maintain it like this for a first opportunity.

 
rist6

I can live with that, it is only the first tourney.

However it should be noted for future reference, that there is definitely a time lag when playing from NA.

The only time it really hurts, is in 30 sec inc games, guess I will really have to be on my game when I play in the Finals.

 
MartiBlart

Okay, I/We have taken up enough space in this important post. I want to continue this conversation so I'm starting a new thread in General.



 
xbc

when does it start?

 
Vegethas

In General Discussion there is a thread called "Start". All information regarding the schedule is there.

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