Tournament News and T24! (in Contests)
Tournaments will now be moving to a once per month setup, one tournament per month will be held, usually the normal length of one week.
Because that will leave me with extra prizes, threshold prizes, where anyone who passes a certain landmark will get a prize, will be happening.
T24 will be the first tournament to follow this model;
- T24 will begin on January 1st, at noon, and last until January 8th, at noon.
- There will be a BA cap of 2000.
- You will get points for having first, second, or third in any Attribute or Standing, found under the "Stats->Characters" Link.
First will get 5 points
- Second will get 3 points
- Third will get 1 point.
- After the tournament, your points will be converted into entries in a raffle, three winners will be selected and they will receive the prizes.
1st place) An Amulet of Invisibility  (+10)
2nd place) A Pair of Noldorin Spellcasters  (+10)
3rd place) A Helm of Clearsight [-5] (+5)
the winners may pick between 3 million for first place, 2 million for second, and 1 million for third.
Threshold: 100k to every participant who passes the MPR threshold if 10 or less people pass it.
50k if 20 or less pass
25k for more than 20.
The specific amount will be kept secret, it will be a percentage of the top MPR, at least 50%.
December 2 2007 12:06 PM EST
Sounds fun! Good idea Slayer
December 2 2007 2:14 PM EST
Dang competition thrown out or what? This limits competition a lot in my opinion because it seems like people can win regardless of how well they play >.>. O well lets hope this increases the number of participants!
How would this limit competition? The win conditions are pretty clever IMO.
December 2 2007 3:23 PM EST
I agree. That is the smartest idea I've ever heard of. You should win the Nobel Prize for coming up with it. Or get a hamburger, or something. ;'D
December 2 2007 3:42 PM EST
Clever but again it's just going to be like the last few tournaments except any guy who want to come in and train say junction gets a chance to win one of the 3 prizes? Seems like anyone who puts enough into 1 skill that isn't really tourney-wise can win vs the people who actually are putting forth the effort to win by making strategies. Unless of course you want to make the argument that it is a strategy in which case I can't really say anything.
December 2 2007 3:55 PM EST
NINA - is it better decided by the easily inflatable and abusable score alone? item-adjustable PR? Besides, each attribute/standing gets *a few* entries. We're talking hundreds of entries total into this raffle.
i like it as well. i think we could at least give it a chance before we decide how good or bad it might be. way to think outside the box slayer!
December 2 2007 4:46 PM EST
I never said it was bad I just feel that those of us who actually try to play during these tournaments may be getting a bum rap by those who just sit there with 1000 fights and never try to better themselves. If it works then good for us I just personally think it gives those who actually play well dang something I can't think of that is bad.
December 2 2007 5:17 PM EST
I know what you are saying - people can get raffle entries by simply training up a single skill like Junction to the top without any regard for strategy.
But get top PR, MPR, Score, and a couple top Skills (which involves effort and strategy) across the board for, say, 3 minion teams and you've got quite a number more raffle entries than that person, greatly increasing your chance to win.
However, it also gives a smaller winning chance for people who don't want to be on 24/7 defending a spot across the board.
December 2 2007 6:18 PM EST
O dang I was confused I thought it was another point thing not based on #s ughh my bad still don't like it though >.>.
December 2 2007 7:27 PM EST
Good cap. Interesting concept. Count me in once again :).
I think it is a good idea. How about keeping the thresholds secret and giving prizes to a % of players over the threshold so that it is not just do this get that sort of thing. Mix it up, some tournies just have 1 random prize per day etc.
December 3 2007 2:47 AM EST
I suppose we're going to start moving to the Special Olympics soon too and just award everyone a prize for participating? If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen guys.
dang i wanted to be in this one too but i cant ill be in GA for about 4 months for BCT and AIT good luck in the tournament for all who enter
December 16 2007 11:39 PM EST
If we are only going to have one tourney per month, why not have the tourney time last at least 2 weeks so people who don't have a lot of time to play can hit the BA cap without resorting to the use of illegal stimulants.
December 16 2007 11:57 PM EST
So you can't pull of two sets of BA a day? Once before bed, once after bed. 360*7=2520. Being accessible is one thing but 2000 BA a week is really quite minimal in term of dedication.
December 17 2007 1:04 AM EST
160 + 160 = 320
320 * 7 = 2,240
December 17 2007 1:13 AM EST
40 extra bas for after breakfast and before dinners. It works out :D
Reminder: Tournament starts in two days!
Prizes have been updated!
December 30 2007 11:01 AM EST
I never saw this thread when it was originally written, but I have just 1 word for it now...
December 30 2007 12:22 PM EST
Good idea IMO. Looking forward to participating in it :)
1st place) A Helm of Clearsight [-5] (+5)
2nd place) A Pair of Noldorin Spellcasters  (+10)
3rd place) An Amulet of Invisibility  (+10)
uhm I think you should change the AoI and the HoC places, AoI are much more valuable then hoc's. Or I'm aiming for the third place :)
can we use tats and are all skills and spells allowed?
all items and skills and spells are allowed.
December 30 2007 3:59 PM EST
Is RoBF allowed?
This might be a bug, but I'm not sure, so I'll post here and ask first: at 8:35pm, i had taken my Tourny char down to 0 BA, so I was switching around between him and my main. 8:45 rolls around before I try to spend my BA that I got at 8:40 when I noticed that my tourney BA had jumped from 0 to 160. (My main got ~2 BA on that refresh...) Is there some tournament reason why I got 160 BA in one refresh, or is that a glitch?
After looking at a bit, and seeing it happen again, it looks like this is a server roll-back. I noticed my xp and money and battles fought all went down when my
BA went up. I hope that this does not portend any problems.
I had some trouble with mine too... just BA not showing up when it should, and switching between tourney BA and real BA.
I wasn't around when this happened, but it may just have been a server issue - nothing on my end could have caused this (I hope :p)
i just came back after a couple of hours and had fought through all of my ba only to have it back 160. i had lost no xp either.
Does your spent BA under the BA limit go down? If not - this doesn't seem like a real problem because of the low cap. :)
the ba spent stat is showing the correct amount of battles i have fought.
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