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Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:55 am
by AmonX
Well since I forgot to organize the one today I will give enough notice for one I will host next month.

Date
Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th of September 2013

---- SATURDAY
* 15:00 Los Angeles
* 16:00 Denver
* 17:00 Chicago
* 18:00 New York
* 23:00 London
---- SUNDAY
* 00:00 Amsterdam/Paris
* 01:00 Helsinki/Jerusalem
* 02:00 Moscow
* 08:00 Sydney
* 10:00 Auckland

Place

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

Rules and Info
- 200 point balance mod no dupes
- Standard latin reading order for picking ships- pick ships left to right along the top line, then left to right along the bottom line in that order.
- A slightly modified Double elimination bracket

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:15 am
by Gekko
Will be joining and stream the games.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:17 am
by Shiver
AmonX wrote:- Standard latin reading order for picking ships- pick ships left to right along the top line, then left to right along the bottom line in that order.
I never saw the point of this ruleset. It sounds like a less elegant "random ship selection". One day with this rule shouldn't be so bad, though. I'll try to make it.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:09 pm
by AmonX
You can blame oldlaptop or gekko for that one :) I had fun playing it and made for some interesting match ups. I wanted to do random but that wasn't enforceable so I went with left to right.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:34 pm
by Shiver
AmonX wrote:I wanted to do random but that wasn't enforceable so I went with left to right.
Random is semi-enforceable. If someone spends more than a second on the ship selection page and picks a hard counter to what you're playing, they're probably cheating.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:20 pm
by Gekko
I think this is a more interesting random tournament. You have some choice in what you play at what points of the game while still being forced to matches you would not usually want to play. Placing 30 pointers to the end ensures you have a strong ship at the end and it's more likely your enemy has already wasted his counters. Someone said it moves the strategy from ship picking to fleet building.

I'm not sure about 30 point ships though - I did fine and I was facing oldlaptop with Chmmr and Kohr-Ah as his last two ships, twice, but this might result in stomps for the new players.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:51 pm
by AmonX
Shiver wrote:Random is semi-enforceable. If someone spends more than a second on the ship selection page and picks a hard counter to what you're playing, they're probably cheating.
I usually use that time to make comments about the previous battle :) that way do not have to worry about pausing and unpausing the game.

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:17 pm
by Dyandod
How are these tournaments annual if there's one every month? :D

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:01 am
by Angelfish
Dyandod wrote:How are these tournaments annual if there's one every month? :D
it's in lunar years!

Re: Second Annual UQM Tournament

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:12 pm
by AmonX
Well for the longest time the topic at #uqm-arena mentioned the Tournament on Sept 9th 2012. This new Tournament is held a year later on the first Saturday after labour day weekend. Thus the second annual UQM Tournament.