T44: A lot of randomness (in Contests)

AdminShade October 5 2009 1:26 AM EDT

If all goes well, Tournament 44 should begin coming Saturday and will last for 1 week.

All normal Tournament rules apply and can be viewed in the Wiki.


Winner will be the character with the highest MPR.
1st prize: $1,000,000
2nd prize: $500,000
3rd prize: $250,000

If you send 50k to my admin character, you will get 25k on your tournament character on the day the tournament starts!

This tournament we have 11 pre sign-ups
of which paid:
Nayab (WhiteWolf)

not yet paid (didn't make char yet):
Self Aware

Aera Cura October 5 2009 1:34 AM EDT

yay.. Another one so soon :D

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 5 2009 1:36 AM EDT


Messbrutal October 5 2009 2:11 AM EDT

Sweet, I am in and wish the bonus will randomize a lot from like -50% to 1000%.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 5 2009 2:16 AM EDT

Well this will be interesting! Just don't make the bonuses give to great an advantage to certain individuals please.

AdminShade October 5 2009 10:27 AM EDT

The bonus will be changed every day (almost 24 hours) to give all players an equal opportunity.

AdminShade October 5 2009 3:10 PM EDT

If you send 50k to my admin character, you will get 25k on your tournament character on the day the tournament starts!

ceslis October 5 2009 3:50 PM EDT

This sounds like fun i am in =)

BHT October 5 2009 6:11 PM EDT

I'm in!

BHT (Storm Clash) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- T44 6:11 PM EDT

winner winner October 5 2009 6:25 PM EDT

How much is the cap?

BHT October 5 2009 11:02 PM EDT

BA cap will be ~2500 (perhaps a little bit more or a little bit less)

Unappreciated Misnomer October 6 2009 5:12 AM EDT

Self Aware
(DevelopmentlyDisabled) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- t44 25k 5:12 AM EDT

{cb2}Dinh October 6 2009 8:54 AM EDT

sweet...all I can say is, Shade was the right person for the job!!! BTW Shade, we're going to be expecting multiple tourneys every month now :)

AdminShade October 6 2009 2:49 PM EDT

I'm planning on 2 tournaments per week if possible.

AdminShade October 6 2009 2:49 PM EDT

ehm, month :D

AdminShade October 7 2009 12:02 PM EDT

So far 4 people pre-applied for the 25k bonus cash at the first day of T44:

Self Aware

{cb2}Dinh October 7 2009 12:42 PM EDT

{cb2}Dinh (Coheed) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- t44 25k bonus 12:42 PM EDT

kevlar October 7 2009 1:16 PM EDT

kevlar (Pack Mule Service) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- tourney 44 1:15 PM EDT

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 7 2009 4:55 PM EDT

Nayab (Alara United) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- T44 4:55 PM EDT

Messbrutal October 7 2009 5:12 PM EDT

Messbrutal (Xanthan) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- T44 5:12 PM EDT

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 8 2009 12:00 AM EDT

Admiralkiller (AK's revenge) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 12:00 AM EDT

Demigod October 8 2009 12:16 AM EDT

Demigod (Demigod) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 8 2009 12:25 AM EDT

Kefeck (BrokenCyde) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 12:24 AM EDT

AdminShade October 8 2009 1:34 AM EDT

So far 11 people pre-applied for the 25k bonus cash at the first day of T44:

Self Aware

AdminShade October 9 2009 11:50 AM EDT


{cb2}Dinh October 9 2009 8:13 PM EDT

come on people, send Shade your money ;)

AdminShade October 9 2009 8:26 PM EDT

don't forget the 100k you win for a week of half decent fighting ;)

Messbrutal October 10 2009 7:49 AM EDT

Is this still starting today or is the tourney going to get delayed due to the server moving going on Sunday at 9h00pm?

AdminShade October 10 2009 7:52 AM EDT

Why would I delay it?

Messbrutal October 10 2009 8:01 AM EDT

Well I just came home and was worried I lost some tourney time, I guess I was just worried that there was no tourney character created yet.

Only reason I could see to delay this is the fact that server won't be saving data during the moving.
This could give an advantage to some to seek targets and make training tweaks during that window of time.

But it's not like only one contestant could do this anyway so it's all good.

On a side note, thanks again for the amazing job your doing on the tourney Shade.

AdminShade October 10 2009 9:09 AM EDT

I will not be online the first hour or perhaps 2 hours that the tournament starts. I'll send the money to the people who have pre-signed up when I can.

AdminShade October 10 2009 3:25 PM EDT

Yes lesser tattoos are allowed, full tattoos are not.

AdminShade October 10 2009 3:27 PM EDT

Think wisely though with Familiars:

Lesser Fire Familiar counts as FB.
Lesser Ice Familiar counts as CoC.
Lesser Electric Familiar counts as SG.

Newlin [SeeD] October 10 2009 4:54 PM EDT

Newlin (Familiar Storage) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 4:54 PM EDT

Newlin [SeeD] October 10 2009 5:16 PM EDT

"You are _not_ allowed to use Fireball _without_ having Cone of Cold trained (i.e. you are forced to have 2+ minions then)"

Does this mean i can train CoC without FB?

AdminShade October 10 2009 7:29 PM EDT

No, that means you cannot have Cone of Cold without Fireball either.

Also: I sent back your money because the Tournament already was started when you sent it.

Newlin [SeeD] October 10 2009 7:36 PM EDT

Ok, thanks for clearing that up.

AdminShade October 10 2009 7:38 PM EDT

I've been asked if a Fireball Spell had to be of the same level as the CoC: no it does not. (i.e. if you want CoC to be your main damage dealer, you can have a base FB basically)

BHT October 10 2009 9:07 PM EDT

Character Made, Sorry I was working. Awaiting the 25k bonus. Thanks Shade!

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 10 2009 9:17 PM EDT

Ok, I am just wondering this, but how in the world has ceslis fought 1000 battles already. We start with 100 BA and the tourney has been open for maybe 9 hours. By my calculations he shouldn't have been able to fight over 400 even without missing a single BA.

ceslis October 10 2009 9:26 PM EDT

This must be some kind of bug. I got 1000 starting ba and i thought everyone else did as well or i would have not even bothered with burning it all. So with that being said I shall retire this character considering the unfair advantage it has given me.

AdminShade October 10 2009 9:27 PM EDT

The 1000 starting BA was a small error on my behalf.

Ceslis, you can retire the character if you want, you'd have a disadvantage atm.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 10 2009 9:28 PM EDT

Its a capped tourney, i fail to see the benefit or disadvantage for anyone starting with that much BA.

AdminShade October 10 2009 9:33 PM EDT

disadvantage would be that the tournament bonus could become 1000% tomorrow or on any other day during the week?

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 10 2009 9:34 PM EDT

alright, now i see your point Shade.

AdminShade October 11 2009 6:33 AM EDT

sent the bonus to a few more people, only Self Aware and Kefeck are left.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 11 2009 6:01 PM EDT

tournament rule from the wiki:

You may not use tattoos unless told otherwise. Only lesser tattoos will ever be allowed.

it seems there are quite a few using tats but it doesn't say in this thread that they are allowed so what is the ruling on tats?

DoS October 11 2009 6:11 PM EDT

AdminShade October 10 3:25 PM EDT
Yes lesser tattoos are allowed, full tattoos are not.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 11 2009 7:07 PM EDT

my mistake then. i do think all rules should be added to the main posting in the future as well though.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 11 2009 8:20 PM EDT

My two cents.. The tourney bonus is pathetic..

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 11 2009 8:24 PM EDT

Its random, so every so often it will change to some random new number.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 11 2009 8:25 PM EDT

I realize that but.. The 1% is massively depressing..

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 11 2009 8:25 PM EDT

I do believe your two cents were just refunded.

KrossOut October 11 2009 9:01 PM EDT

KrossOut (R.I.P.) AdminShade (Shades Admin Char) $50000 -- Tourney Oct 8

That was given oct 8 i should be in pre-signup list :) I'm gonna make my character now

AdminShade October 12 2009 1:19 AM EDT

I did not see your pre subscription, when you made your character I will put the money on it this(my) afternoon

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 12 2009 1:22 AM EDT

So do we have any idea of when the bonus changes? Or is the time of change random as well?

AdminShade October 12 2009 1:26 AM EDT

So far the bonus changed around noon server time (as in it changed every 24 hours). next change then would be in 10 1/2 hours if I'm correct.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 12 2009 12:03 PM EDT

Im not so sure your correct.

AdminShade October 12 2009 12:08 PM EDT

Tournament bonus 1000%

really not?

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 12 2009 12:11 PM EDT

wierd.. Must of changed at 12:05 o.O

AdminShade October 12 2009 12:11 PM EDT

"...around noon server time..."

I have to change it manually so I did when I could ;)

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 12 2009 12:13 PM EDT

Oh.. That makes sense now :)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 12 2009 9:14 PM EDT

Are we able to use named items?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 12 2009 11:33 PM EDT


AdminShade October 14 2009 1:47 AM EDT

Some people have spells trained which aren't allowed, remove them or I'll reset your character this afternoon.

Admiralkiller (BL but no GA)
KrossOut (Decay)
Uchiha.Itachi (Decay)
xwindsx (Decay and GA while having AS)
Jiraiya (no CoC trained while using a lesser FF)
Merrit (no CoC trained while using a lesser FF)
Hatchetman (no EC while using Shocking Grasp)

And I hereby request somebody to update the dictionary

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 14 2009 2:12 AM EDT

You're a full admin, you can do it :p

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 14 2009 3:16 AM EDT

done...Bl was base and i am not even using a melee. Had it on from at start of tourny and forgot to take off...surry.

AdminShade October 14 2009 12:03 PM EDT

Still some people, but some of them haven't received my CM yet:

Uchiha.Itachi (Decay)
xwindsx (Decay and GA while having AS)
Jiraiya (no CoC trained while using a lesser FF)
Merrit (no CoC trained while using a lesser FF)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 14 2009 6:17 PM EDT

I don't think that any tourney char's are supposed to be bidding on that ELB because its being sold by someone in the tourney.

Uchiha.Itachi October 14 2009 6:57 PM EDT

kefeck has GA and AS without having bloodlust ._.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 14 2009 7:04 PM EDT

Yep. I removed it.

Uchiha.Itachi October 14 2009 7:11 PM EDT

are halidon familiars allowed in tornament?

adampurkis October 14 2009 7:19 PM EDT

as long as its a lesser i think

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 14 2009 7:20 PM EDT

There are no lesser HAL or JKF so neither of those are allowed in the tourney.

AdminShade October 15 2009 1:15 AM EDT

Uchiha.Itachi (no FB trained while using a lesser ice familiar)
xwindsx (Decay and GA while having AS)

pending disqualification:
Merrit (no CoC trained while using a lesser FF)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 15 2009 1:40 AM EDT

Rules regarding auction use will be updated in the wiki whenever that is fixed; in the meantime you may purchase auctions from other players within the tournament.

kevlar October 15 2009 2:03 AM EDT

You may not buy items via auctions from any player participating in the tournament, including yourself.

Is this what you are referring to, Slayer? It is in the rules, I just posted something about it and Nem/KO pointed it out. It is in the wiki

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 15 2009 2:09 AM EDT

Yes, the wiki is broken, I can't update it.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 15 2009 3:03 PM EDT

Can you confirm the ending time of 12:00 noon server time Saturday shade please and thank you.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 15 2009 3:20 PM EDT

Yes, noon on the 17th

Uchiha.Itachi October 15 2009 3:33 PM EDT

are enforcer bow allowed?

AdminShade October 15 2009 6:06 PM EDT


AdminShade October 15 2009 6:08 PM EDT

Admiralkiller: Duration: Oct 10 to Oct 17 12:00 PM EDT


You already have a Character in the current tournament, which ends in 1 day 17:52:13.

DoS October 16 2009 10:09 AM EDT

"You may auction any non-rare item as a tournament character, in addition, you may auction rares, as long as they are fully disenchanted."

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 16 2009 10:53 AM EDT

Updated the rules.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] October 16 2009 12:05 PM EDT

The last day.. Really? ;)... haha..

Tournament bonus -20%

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 16 2009 12:11 PM EDT

Looks like Joel fought at just the right rate.

Joel October 16 2009 1:12 PM EDT

Wow! I thought I was going to lose! I guess my gamble paid off!
I was thinking the last bonus was going to be 10000%; thanks Shade for not making a pattern appear in this randomness tourney!

Demigod October 16 2009 1:15 PM EDT

I figured that the 5000% was the max, but I was just too busy with RL to make use of it. Looks like I'm bound for the middle.

AdminShade October 16 2009 1:21 PM EDT

not so sad people, we still have a day...

Demigod October 16 2009 1:39 PM EDT

Bonus 500%

TourneyPrizes October 17 2009 12:15 PM EDT

1st prize goes to Nemeritz
2nd prize goes to KrossOut
3rd prize goes to kevlar

consolidation prize goes to dudemus

Too bad Nem's MPR was so amazingly bigger than the rest, otherwise more people would have gotten the consolidation prize...

KrossOut October 17 2009 12:20 PM EDT

thanks for the awesome tourney!

It was funny to see all the crazy bonuses haha... -99% anyone?
I now know that with -99% even ur wins against 100% targets gives $4 and 0 exp hehehe and a bonus of 12345% can give you $100k every 2-3 fights haha

Thanks again for the fun tourney =)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] October 17 2009 12:21 PM EDT

Thanks for an interesting tourney. :)

kevlar October 17 2009 12:39 PM EDT

Was fun! Thanks :) I'm lucky I had to wake up at 4am to go to the airport this morning or I would have slept through that 12345 time, talk about randomness

BHT October 17 2009 12:40 PM EDT

Yeah thanks Shade, although very simple the tourney was actually one of my favs.
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