T26 - Put up your dukes! (in Contests)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] February 27 2008 5:56 PM EST

This will be a two week tournament, beginning next Saturday. (I have SAT's this weekend)

It is a team tournament, and teams may be any size as long as there are at least 2 members to a team.

Each team will have 4 days to train, and then will be randomly assigned another team to fight. To defeat the other team, each of your team members must defeat each of their team members at least once during those two days. Your team will only be matched with another team with a combined MPR within 20% of your own teams' combined MPR.

If neither team can win, the team with the most offensive wins will advance to the next round. If there is a tie here as well, the team with the highest average MPR will win.

There will be at most, 5 rounds, meaning there is a maximum of 10 teams. If less than 10 teams sign up, the length of the rounds will change to compensate.

All spells and equipment are usable, no restrictions.

The winners of the tournament will split 5 million.
Any team with an average of at least 80% of the top teams average MPR will get 100k for each of its members.

Post your teams in this thread :)

three4thsforsaken February 27 2008 10:07 PM EST

Team: The Kings of Smack


QBOddBird February 27 2008 10:10 PM EST


Greatest team EVAR

three4thsforsaken February 27 2008 10:20 PM EST

just wondering, is decay banned? If so, I was just wondering why it was?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] February 27 2008 10:31 PM EST

Decay is OK for this tournament - it is usually banned because most tournaments used to have score as a win condition, and decay allows you to target certain massive characters to boost your score

TheHatchetman February 27 2008 10:33 PM EST

any restrictions at all on gear/stats?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] February 27 2008 10:41 PM EST

still thinking about restrictions, plenty of time till it begins :)

QBOddBird February 27 2008 10:45 PM EST

no DD or AMF sounds like a great start! *grins evilly*

Wizard'sFirstRule February 27 2008 11:41 PM EST

highest MPR, you mean average? otherwise a team with 300k players are having a slight advantage against some team with 2 player, and it would be hard to pair up a team with too many players.

horseguy001 February 29 2008 4:56 PM EST

Team: Jabberwocky


...and a healthy serving of awesome will be present as well, for the most part...I think :)

Ulord[NK] February 29 2008 10:00 PM EST

Looks awesome Slayer. Unfortunately I won't have time to play. :( Good luck to everybody (and buy my stuff :)))

forktoad March 1 2008 3:42 AM EST

what are the rules and regulations of this tournament?

QBOddBird March 4 2008 12:48 AM EST

Hint: The first post.

forktoad March 4 2008 9:58 AM EST

Team: Beelzebufo


Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 6 2008 10:33 PM EST

rules updated

QBOddBird March 7 2008 1:05 AM EST

Bump, c'mon, it's no fun only beating a few other teams

Hyrule Castle March 7 2008 3:48 AM EST

erm... guess i can participate

looking for a team mate! (or 2)

thats right folks HC is on the roster?

TheHatchetman March 7 2008 11:33 PM EST

four and a half teams... Come one people!!!! Join up!!!!

RubyFang [The Dragons Of RubyFang] March 7 2008 11:43 PM EST

I'd join but i can't compete with anybody here

QBOddBird March 7 2008 11:58 PM EST

Low self-esteem is no excuse for not trying! Just ask hideous-looking married people all over the world!

Organ Doughner [Fees Dirt Cheap] March 8 2008 6:40 AM EST

I'll participate, who wants to be my partner :0.

forktoad March 8 2008 11:21 AM EST

Tournament option is still not active for new characters.... Is there a problem?

QBOddBird March 8 2008 11:24 AM EST

Wait just a little bit longer ;)

Hyrule Castle March 8 2008 1:04 PM EST

Team: The Holy Rusted Metals?

Jake the Snayke

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 9 2008 4:50 PM EDT

after the four days, can we only attack the teams we are paired against, or can we continue fighting others as well and growing?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 9 2008 10:36 PM EDT

You may continue growing and attacking other opponents, please make sure to record the times that you attack your designated opponents so that I can easily check the results :)

three4thsforsaken March 12 2008 1:05 AM EDT

when's the first match? And who will we be against?

TheHatchetman March 12 2008 4:06 PM EDT

So what team am I gonna be adding to my exclusive fightlist? :P

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 12 2008 8:53 PM EDT

There are three teams within fighting range of each other, the fourth team is too far behind, and another has been disqualified because only one member created a character.

Three teams:

The Kings of Smack
Greatest team EVAR

There will be a free for all between the three teams to determine which team will automatically advance to the final round, and the remaining two teams will battle each other to advance.

The team with the most offensive wins against the opposing teams members will advance. Please attack each member only once, and CM me the time that you attacked them at.

TheHatchetman March 12 2008 8:59 PM EDT

[T26]Hatchetman Slowpoke Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 10 8:58 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman Hejin Tourney 26 Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 9 8:58 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman Szass Tam Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 4 8:58 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman wocky jabber Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 5 8:58 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman Koyshalalalala Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 6 8:57 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman Nevanter Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 7 8:57 PM EDT
[T26]Hatchetman horseguy{Jabberwocky] Fight Add Remove [T26]Hatchetman 10 8:56 PM EDT

Even got my own guys, for good measure ;)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 12 2008 9:03 PM EDT

24 hours to attack, by the way :)

QBOddBird March 12 2008 9:11 PM EDT

I went ahead and beat these two:

Hejin Tourney 26 wocky jabber Hejin Tourney 26 7 9:11 PM EDT
Hejin Tourney 26 Szass Tam Hejin Tourney 26 4 9:11 PM EDT

Will work on the rest later.

three4thsforsaken March 12 2008 9:29 PM EDT

Koyshalalalala wocky jabber Fight Add Remove Koyshalalalala 3 9:28 PM EDT

Koyshalalalala Hejin Tourney 26 Fight Add Remove Koyshalalalala 3 9:27 PM EDT

three4thsforsaken March 12 2008 9:31 PM EDT

Koyshalalalala horseguy{Jabberwocky] Fight Add Remove Koyshalalalala 7 9:30 PM EDT

oops, forgot one.

I'm going to wait till a few hours till I challenge Draco and Hatch. Doubt I can beat them >.<

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 12 2008 9:43 PM EDT

so when you say please fight them only once, does that mean that double-tap wins don't count or does it mean that for the next 24 hours we can only fight each opponent one time and that has to be a win? also if we fight any of them and lose even once then we are out? sorry i am so confused.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] March 12 2008 9:44 PM EDT

My wins so far.

Nevanter horseguy{Jabberwocky] Fight Add Remove Nevanter 4 9:30 PM EDT
Nevanter Hejin Tourney 26 Fight Add Remove Nevanter 6 9:28 PM EDT
Nevanter Slowpoke Fight Add Remove Nevanter 10 9:25 PM EDT
Nevanter wocky jabber Fight Add Remove Nevanter 6 8:59 PM EDT

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 12 2008 9:53 PM EDT

Attack only once, no double taps, no second tries, you get one shot to beat them.

TheHatchetman March 12 2008 10:15 PM EDT

you can continue to beat them after the first try, but only the first one counts towards the tourney, right? :P

QBOddBird March 12 2008 10:25 PM EDT

Oh crud. Only one shot to beat them?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 12 2008 10:52 PM EDT

Correct: only one shot

QBOddBird March 12 2008 11:33 PM EDT

OK, well then this is my last one:

Hejin Tourney 26 horseguy{Jabberwocky] Hejin Tourney 26 11 11:31 PM EDT

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] March 12 2008 11:35 PM EDT

And just because everyone else is cool and has posted in here I will too

Slowpoke Koyshalalalala Fight Add Remove Slowpoke 15 9:04 PM EDT
Slowpoke Nevanter Fight Add Remove Slowpoke 7 9:01 PM EDT
Slowpoke Szass Tam Fight Add Remove Slowpoke 9 9:00 PM EDT
Slowpoke wocky jabber Fight Add Remove Slowpoke 12 9:00 PM EDT
Slowpoke horseguy{Jabberwocky] Fight Add Remove Slowpoke 9 8:58 PM EDT

horseguy001 March 13 2008 1:01 AM EDT

ok, so does that mean I have until 9 PM server time tomorrow night before I have to attempt a win?

QBOddBird March 13 2008 1:12 AM EDT


horseguy001 March 13 2008 1:15 AM EDT

Thats good news...I will stockpile experience for some multiple retrains and return the favour *smile*

QBOddBird March 13 2008 1:20 AM EDT

well I will stockpile ownage for when you attack me!

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 13 2008 11:18 PM EDT

Sorry for the delay today - very busy day, the tournament will be extended one day to make up for lost time

I'll announced the targets tomorrow, as soon as possible

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 14 2008 3:03 PM EDT

Team (not so)Awesome advances with 17 wins! ;)

Teams Jabberwocky and The Kings of Smack will now fight to advance to the next round.

Offensive wins against the opposing team will give one point, defensive wins will give two. You do NOT have to attack every opposing team member, but you may ONLY attack another teams member once for the next 24 hours. Post your battle logs here - and send messages to your teammates to inform them of this post!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 14 2008 3:21 PM EDT

wocky jabber Szass Tam wocky jabber 5 3:21 PM EDT

three4thsforsaken March 14 2008 3:57 PM EDT

Koyshalalalala horseguy{Jabberwocky] Koyshalalalala 7 3:57 PM EDT

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 14 2008 6:23 PM EDT

here's a defensive and an offensive win for me:

wocky jabber Koyshalalalala wocky jabber 13 6:22 PM EDT
Koyshalalalala wocky jabber wocky jabber 13 5:59 PM EDT

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] March 14 2008 8:06 PM EDT

here are my offensive wins

Nevanter horseguy{Jabberwocky] Fight Add Remove Nevanter 4 8:05 PM EDT
Nevanter wocky jabber Fight Add Remove Nevanter 3 8:04 PM EDT

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] March 15 2008 9:30 PM EDT

A defensive win for me

wocky jabber Fight Add Remove Nevanter Nevanter 2 9:07 PM EDT

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 15 2008 9:31 PM EDT

the 24 hours should have been done around six hours ago. we should be able to fight anyone now with no points gained or lost?

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] March 16 2008 12:02 PM EDT

So the tourney is over now?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 16 2008 1:05 PM EDT

Gah - I messed this one up, really sorry about this...my SAT's were rescheduled to yesterday and I had to go out with the family for dinner - Each of the top 3 teams will receive 1m per member - sorry for blowing it :(

QBOddBird March 16 2008 1:11 PM EDT

That's okay with me, I love free money! Thanks Slayer! :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 16 2008 1:20 PM EDT

no prob at all, if our team had progressed to the next level, i was going to have to concede as my partner went awol and i am heading to the coast tomorrow morning.


three4thsforsaken March 16 2008 1:31 PM EDT

it's alright, it was still quite fun :P

in the future though, I would prefer shorter tourneys; 5+ days with this money bonus becomes a battle of who can get the biggest tattoo in auctions.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 16 2008 1:34 PM EDT

i agree! i also messaged slayer some ideas for tat equality during tourneys. limit it to lessers, or even start us with a lesser that we can re-ink but cannot buy another, etc.

QBOddBird March 16 2008 2:00 PM EDT

I dunno, I had the biggest tattoo within 2 days. :P I don't think it was a money battle at all, just whoever saw the tattoos first got them.

I like that idea though, everyone gets a lesser and they may not purchase another, just reink their own....(except that means no HF *cry*)

TheHatchetman March 21 2008 11:59 AM EDT

Wow! :D

I was feeling crappy for letting OB and DrAcO down by being gone for so long...

I think BA caps need to be in place so as to keep tats within fair game, and to help out participation... This tourney came up, and immediately there were three teams full of people well-known to spend most/all of their BA. What was the average user who challenges less 500 battles /day to do when up against those spending 700+?

With a cap at/near 60-70% of daily accumulated BA, more casual users could play, but still need to be semi-active to compete and win, and any tat over 200k would stay over max for any team over the course of a weak. There are more than enough 200k tats to go around, so there is your tat equality, everyone using their max, and pitting the full potential of their strategy to that of their opponents. (I just made that sound sooooo cool ^_^)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 21 2008 12:04 PM EDT

the highest tat i could acquire in this tourney was just over 40k. i grew it higher, but it was nowhere near the 200k you claim are easy to find. horsey had probs getting a higher one as well, before he went awol.

on a side note, does anyone know what happened to horseguy, he hasn't been on in days.

TheHatchetman March 21 2008 12:09 PM EDT

Maybe he's moving to South Florida... All the cool kids are doing it ;)

TheHatchetman March 21 2008 12:15 PM EDT

and as far as tats, you do realize you can make threads and whatnot to buy items for tourney chars, right? So long as you use the tourney char's 2k to make/bump the thread, and use the auction system to make full payment from your tourney char...

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 21 2008 12:15 PM EDT

i certainly hope they are all taking their eagle ray protective headgear! i wonder what the odds are for this tragic occurrence. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-stingray21mar21,1,1007561.story

TheHatchetman March 21 2008 12:18 PM EDT

It'd be ironic if it was a duck instead of an eagle, eh?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 21 2008 12:20 PM EDT

"and as far as tats, you do realize you can make threads and whatnot to buy items for tourney chars, right? So long as you use the tourney char's 2k to make/bump the thread, and use the auction system to make full payment from your tourney char..."

if that is what it takes to do well in tourneys, then no wonder our participation has dropped to about 15 or less active people (six active at the end of the last one). i was really trying to make some suggestions to make it more fair and at the same time make it more convenient, two things that i think are necessary for getting more participants involved.

i agree that the ba caps are necessary as well. i also think that team tourneys should be few and far between as they seem to be the least popular as of yet.
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