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 Post subject: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:51 am 
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[Date]

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

[Time]

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

---- SATURDAY
* 11:00 Los Angeles
* 12:00 Denver
* 13:00 Chicago
* 14:00 New York
* 19:00 London
* 20:00 Amsterdam/Paris
* 21:00 Helsinki/Jerusalem
* 22:00 Moscow
---- SUNDAY
* 06:00 Sydney
* 08:00 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) The game is played using Shiver's Balance Mod (2.08 for UQM 0.7.0)
2) There is a maximum fleet size of 200 points for all players.
3) 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 else once.

If there aren't enough players for a tournament the date will be considered as a meet-up during which we hope to see even new faces.

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 2nd of December 2016
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:14 am 
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hah! nice :)


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:34 pm 
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It was pointed out Saturday is the 3rd of December, not 2nd as was incorrectly stated in the post. The real date is 3rd of December, Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:16 pm 
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We had 5 players, although a couple arrived some time later. Onpon had to leave before his final round, but Nuclear was there to play in his place.

Round 1
Oldlaptop vs HawkinsTheWizard (Oldlaptop wins by 110)
Limon vs Onpon4 (Limonn wins by 54)
Gekko sits out

Round 2
Gekko vs Oldlaptop (Gekko wins by 52 (48.5)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfMJber1NHA
HawkinsTheWizard vs Limon (Limon wins by 146 (133))
Onpon4 sits out

Round 3
Onpon4 vs Gekko (Gekko wins by 68) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrUuPf_3DQU
Oldlaptop vs Limon (Limon wins by 30 (25.5))
HawkinsTheWizard sits out

Round 4
Gekko vs HawkinsTheWizard (Gekko wins by 68 (65.1)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0msZITEFwR8
Oldlaptop vs Onpon4 (Oldlaptop wins by 40 (31))
Limon sits out

Round 5
Gekko vs Limon (Gekko wins by 40) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwVnZFXM9YM
HawkinsTheWizard vs Onpon (Onpon had to leave, DuchessNuclear acted as his second) (DuchessNuclear wins by 62 (63.0)(bug in the fleet scoring found with Androsynth))
Oldlaptop sits out

Final standings:

Gekko: 4 points
Limon: 3 points
Oldlaptop: 2 points
Onpon4 + DuchessNuclear: 1 point
HawkinsTheWizard: 0 points

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:42 am 
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After the tournament me and Gekko played a funsies match and he was nice enough to record it for my youtube channel, so here you go! Shot from Gekko's point of view, so I'm top. I added the music in myself during post production, so you can blame me for that ;D-smf


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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I would just like to say that this was a very successful tournament, in that we had good turnout, few technical issues, and we even found and fixed a bug in the balance mod. The arena has been relatively active in the past few weeks as well, so please feel free to drop by if you'd like to try out a game or three! :)-smf The more active the arena is, the more likely it is we'll be able to have more events like this in the near future.

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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thanks for the vid :) could this become an e-sport with commentary and all?
A man can dream ;).
Edit: pfff that podship was lucky that the selection screen came in 1 frame before it hit the planet :D


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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You know, me and Gekko were discussing in IRC the possibility of doing a commentary on that match, but we both conceded due to being insecure about our voices and I having a shitty microphone lol. I suppose if there's a demand for it, it might actually be a lot of fun :)-smf I'll bring up the possibility to him again after exam season is over.

Holy shit, Gekko plays a mean Mycon, and you could tell I had no idea how to counter, reason being I play with and against that ship so rarely. It was a good match, but we both had some pretty cringy moments to make it interesting :P-smf usually ones that involve the planet

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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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Peeru nearly took out an Avatar. I'm not sure how to feel about that.

Why send the Androsynth vs the mycon when you had Utwig? Does the balance mod somehow make that not as super-favorable?


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 Post subject: Re: Balance Mod tournament Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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Angelfish wrote:
thanks for the vid :) could this become an e-sport with commentary and all?
A man can dream ;)

Nuclear wrote:
You know, me and Gekko were discussing in IRC the possibility of doing a commentary on that match, but we both conceded due to being insecure about our voices and I having a shitty microphone lol. I suppose if there's a demand for it, it might actually be a lot of fun :)-smf I'll bring up the possibility to him again after exam season is over.

:oops: I mean, geez guys!... all you had to do was ask! (commentary will follow shortly)

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