Return of tournaments! (in General)

th00p May 25 2007 10:51 PM EDT

<Jonathan> Tournaments will be back, only there will be separate tournament BA this time.

AdminJonathan May 25 2007 10:52 PM EDT

Wow, you're quick on that post button.

Look for it this coming changemonth. Probably at least 2 weeks, but before the end of the month for sure.

QBBarzooMonkey May 25 2007 10:52 PM EDT


Flamey May 25 2007 10:54 PM EDT


Mythology May 25 2007 11:09 PM EDT

Excellent news :) There going to be a tournment admin again?

[RX3]Cotillion May 25 2007 11:10 PM EDT

Hmmm.. This sounds pretty cool. I have no idea how tournaments work so could someone explain to me, or show me where to find some info on them? Thanks.

Thraklight Resonance May 25 2007 11:11 PM EDT

The cool thing is that tournaments will finally be back. I've been waiting for almost 2 1/2 years for this. YAY!!!

The timing may mean that I'll be away from a computer during the whole first tourney, though, but that's a small price for me to pay to see them return.

Flamey May 25 2007 11:12 PM EDT

basically, they run for a short period of time say 1 week or 2.

You start a character fresh and I'm pretty sure there were certain requirements and/or exemptions you had to abide by. Say you have to have AMF on your team or you can't use AS. You can't transfer anything to or from these characters either.

I'm not sure, but I think it was whoever had the most MPR and/or Score?

That's roughly how it went, I was never around, but that's what I've picked up.

[RX3]Cotillion May 25 2007 11:17 PM EDT

Were there pots or such? If we can't xfer items, how are tanks suppose to work?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] May 25 2007 11:20 PM EDT

The pot was usually made up of items and cash confiscated from banned players, you could purchase things with the tourny characters, but you would be unable to transfer items or money to them from another character.

Flamey May 25 2007 11:20 PM EDT

Use a katana or a THF!

Thraklight Resonance May 25 2007 11:41 PM EDT

The standard tourney goal was highest score at the end of a week. Players had the choice of using their BA during a week for either their tourney character or their regular characters. Highest pr was another standard goal.

Special tourneys were introduced with specific theme goals. In the David vs Goliath single minion tourney, for example, Goliath could only fight with melee weapons, and David had to use a sling. There was a tourney where all the minions (and the character) had to have their names taken from the world of Disney. I couldn't play that week, or my retired characters would have included a Tinkerwoogie. :-)

Limited BA tournaments were later introduced, giving players with a limited amount of time to compete in tournaments. A limited BA tournament goal might be highest score after 5,000 BA challenged or highest PR after 500 BA challenged.

Mythology May 25 2007 11:48 PM EDT

Dont forget the ones where you had to kill a certain character first, I liked those every so often too.

Thraklight Resonance May 25 2007 11:56 PM EDT

We had a Medusa tourney where you had the entire tourney to build your character, then got one shot to kill Medusa. The first person to kill Medusa won the main prize, and other players who could also kill Medusa were eligible for secondary prizes.

If you drew or lost to Medusa, however, you were turned to stone, and you weren't allowed to transfer anything from that character.

Then there was the Lord of the Rings hobbit tourney....

Mythology May 26 2007 1:18 AM EDT

Yeah the LoTR tournies were crazy, remember geting so much booty from them too...

My favorite and in terms of most fun to be had imo is ones where youre only allowed to fight other tournament teams. Was like a mini-week long CB everytime they were run.

It will be interesting to see how well us 2 old time vets do against the new breed.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 26 2007 1:30 AM EDT

Separate tourney BA is nearly the greatest thing I've ever heard of...
Hardcore players will once again have something to do!

[RX3]Cotillion May 26 2007 2:53 AM EDT

So does that mean... I can forge AND fight at the same time?! Dood... If so, that's awesome.

QBOddBird May 26 2007 3:03 AM EDT

All-RIGHT. Can't wait for this...thank you so much, Jonathan! =) This'll be super-spectacular!

muon [The Winds Of Fate] May 26 2007 3:11 AM EDT

Awesome. I have heard that tournaments were awesome, and I really want to try my hand :-)

Nice work, Jon.

skurj May 26 2007 3:21 AM EDT

That is great news!
Some of my most memorable CB times were from Tournies.

[Nkki]WildEagle [SNB Forging Services] May 26 2007 4:30 AM EDT

Wow! This is so great news! Thank you Jon :)))

[RX3]Cotillion May 26 2007 7:46 AM EDT

Is that a beard W.E.?

Thanks for all the info everyone.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] May 26 2007 8:04 AM EDT


Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 26 2007 10:31 AM EDT

Flamey, you were allowed to transfer items from a tourney character to a non-tourney character whenever you wanted (as long as it was before it was auto-retired).
I doubt it'll be allowed now that there will be separate tourney BA though.

horseguy001 May 26 2007 10:33 AM EDT

This sounds like its going to be a lot of fun :D

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 26 2007 11:10 AM EDT


I was not around when the last tournaments were held...! That rocks!

BootyGod May 26 2007 2:17 PM EDT

Yay? Lol.

Anything that makes these people so happy must be great. I'm looking forward to it.

SaintMichael May 26 2007 2:25 PM EDT

Sweet! I'd love to see them around again! =D

BootyGod May 26 2007 2:33 PM EDT

Since I'm sick of arguing about it in chat, one of you Tourney conscious people needs to go to the T section of glossary in help and talk about it a bit ;)

And while you're at it, edit the Top Ten exemption rule, because it does not work like that anymore.

Gigan May 26 2007 5:45 PM EDT

Yes! I got an email regarding this. I've been away for at least a year, maybe more. Today is my first log in. Tournaments were always my favorite in CB1. I'm sure they'll be great here too.

Now I just have to figure out all of these changes. I sure my strategies are useless now. Ah well....

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 26 2007 5:49 PM EDT

We will have to declare this week ''Comeback Week'' from now on.

Thraklight Resonance May 26 2007 5:51 PM EDT

Welcome back, Gigan. I also e-mailed Victim and Valgasu, although Valgasu's e-mail bounced back to me. It's time to track down Nainsidhe and a few others. :-)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 26 2007 6:33 PM EDT

We need to track down Beren and Snugglebunny, the best tournament admins ever :)

Mikel May 26 2007 6:42 PM EDT

This could be very fun :) I'm looking forward to it, and if you need some guinea pigs to test the separate BA thing, let me know.

Miandrital May 26 2007 6:42 PM EDT


Mythology May 27 2007 4:35 AM EDT

They need to keep the rule about if you won last weeks tourny you cant win anything in this weeks, v important with regard to certain individuals :P
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