Tournament 57: Gotta catch 'em all! (in Contests)

AdminShade August 22 2010 5:00 PM EDT

Tournament 57: Gotta catch 'em all!

Tournament 55 will start on August 28th at noon and will be a kind of Pokemon style tournament. Turns out it's going to be Tournament 57.

Your Familiar will represent the Pokemon:

Fire Familiar

Ice Familiar

Electric Familiar

Steel Familiar

Halidon Familiar

Jigorokano Familiar

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 22 2010 5:21 PM EDT

Freaking nice.

Newlin [SeeD] August 22 2010 5:29 PM EDT

I'm liking the theme :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 22 2010 5:49 PM EDT

Wow, this looks fun. Might join this one.

AdminShade August 22 2010 5:59 PM EDT

will update this thread a few times before the tournament goes final.

QBOddBird August 22 2010 6:25 PM EDT

OMG AWESOME! You included one of my favorites!

Can I sub in Hitmonchan for Hitmonlee? :O

AdminNightStrike August 22 2010 11:03 PM EDT

Is he pooping fire?

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 22 2010 11:12 PM EDT

Definitely gonna play this one ^_^

AdminShade August 23 2010 12:49 AM EDT

Oh and yes, you will have to have your character retired in order to make a new one. Either you could retire it yourself or have me or another admin do this. If you ask an admin though, please be patient, you have plenty of time :)

Zippy August 23 2010 12:55 AM EDT

Wait so do you switch your familiar each battle?
Or do you spend 500 ba with one equipped then make a new minion with another familiar equipped?
Will the familiars be provided?
This will be my first tournament so I want to make sure I get all the information.

AdminShade August 23 2010 1:35 AM EDT

You will fight 1500 BA with 1 familiar, start a new character and pick a different familiar. After fighting 1500 BA, you make yet another new one and fight 1500 again.

i.e. 3 characters for the tournament, each with their own familiar. These familiars will be normal familiars and will be able to be purchased from the store.

AdminShade August 26 2010 1:19 AM EDT


You will at least get an entry prize if you name your character like a pokemon and if you use the right character image for that pokemon :)

horseguy001 August 26 2010 9:21 AM EDT

Will your minion be the trainer and the familiar the pokemon? Does your minion get to train any DD spells or equip weapons or is all the fighting strictly up to the familiar?

IPoop August 26 2010 9:47 AM EDT

yeah what the hell stick my name down for joining in

AdminShade August 26 2010 11:51 AM EDT

Your minion(s) will be the trainer indeed and the Familiar the 'Pokemon'. However, you will be limited with some spells.

Decay is not allowed, neither is Dispel Magic or Ablative Shield.

QBOddBird August 27 2010 9:10 AM EDT

I choose Shade as the name of my Rival!

AdminShade August 27 2010 10:18 AM EDT


AdminShade August 27 2010 11:55 AM EDT

I've allowed a wide variety of items, both weapons and armor but I've left a few ones out ^_^

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 27 2010 12:24 PM EDT

This going to start today or tomorrow?

AdminShade August 27 2010 12:25 PM EDT

Tomorrow at noon :)

TourneyPrizes August 28 2010 11:28 AM EDT

The tournament will start in little over half an hour.
The prizes will be the following:

#1: A Halidon Familiar lvl 3,165,680 57,410,777
#2: A Tattoo of Endurance lvl 1,062,345 19,273,117
#3: A Halidon Familiar lvl 482,828 8,765,318

Additionally, anyone who fights all their battles with over 75% win rate for each character will win 100k in cash.

Any questions, bother Shade ^_^

QBOddBird August 28 2010 11:30 AM EDT

Aw man, my work shift starts in half an hour and so does the tournament and so does EXP time...

... /considers quitting

IPoop August 28 2010 12:02 PM EDT

just MSPainted up my 'Weebow' (weeble crosses with a halidon) and i have to say i am pants with paint!

QBOddBird August 28 2010 12:16 PM EDT

Screw work, it's Tourney Time! :D

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 28 2010 12:27 PM EDT

That's the attitude OB! xD

AdminShade August 28 2010 12:46 PM EDT

Please post your Familiar choices here!

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 28 2010 12:53 PM EDT

Are you going to send us our first familiar or is that half the battle? saving up 11k to purchase the first one haha.. ?

QBOddBird August 28 2010 12:56 PM EDT

Dammit Shade, I only just now read down far enough to find your add-on post of "These familiars will be normal familiars and will be able to be purchased from the store. I will provide with some small sum of money for this. "

I've been sitting here fighting to make enough money to buy a familiar. :(((

AdminShade August 28 2010 12:57 PM EDT

Oh yeah, I was meant to correct that because I cannot give people money ^_^

QBOddBird August 28 2010 12:58 PM EDT

Already retired my character....screw it

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 28 2010 1:41 PM EDT

Shade you should have everyone post their familiar's stats before retiring.

AdminShade August 28 2010 2:15 PM EDT

I could have people do that, but that wouldn't be reliable enough...

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 28 2010 2:43 PM EDT

Are we allowed more than 1 minion?

AdminShade August 28 2010 2:44 PM EDT

Yes you are, I have made no limitations to the amount of minions :)

Phoenix [The Forgehood] August 28 2010 2:57 PM EDT

oh goody! now I can get a MgS for those pesky mages...

AdminShade August 29 2010 7:14 AM EDT

I've added one specific rule which involves a possible loophole making profit from the cheap price of the tattoos.

IPoop August 29 2010 9:21 AM EDT

ive quit the tourny as ive just realised how it will be won and i cant believe i was that dumb to not realise all you have to do is farm one player active player to win which sort of makes it pointless imo

QBOddBird August 29 2010 9:24 AM EDT

You quit because you figured out a way to win? o.O

IPoop August 29 2010 9:35 AM EDT

nope i quit because it was sucked being single farmed and i realised if your prepared to farm one player continously now you would prob do it for the rest of the tourny to making the rest of the tourny a forgone conclusion as no one else was doing it.

Its nought against you OB its the game mechanics .. i just forgot how pants those mechanics can be

QBOddBird August 29 2010 9:44 AM EDT

Well I, for one, am sorry you have left the tournament then T_T

QBOddBird August 29 2010 10:22 AM EDT

Bahaha, Pokebabes?!

AdminShade August 30 2010 5:05 AM EDT

Some players have asked to make up my mind on how the winner is declared.
I will still determine the winner based on the level of the Familiar.

Please make sure to post the level of your tattoo before you retire your character for your next round, afterwards I have no means of checking it's level. If you don't post, the level will be 20.

QBOddBird August 30 2010 8:51 AM EDT

I approve of this decision, it makes the tournament far more interesting!

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 30 2010 11:24 AM EDT

Huh I get confused and my 1's look like 7's and I always seem to add a 0 at the end of my pasted/copied numbers. So we are posting our tattoo levels on the honor system them?

QBOddBird August 30 2010 11:53 AM EDT

Yeah, I hope that's not how we're doing it, I don't know if my lvl 1.5M Jig will grow much bigger before tourney's end =\

AdminShade August 30 2010 12:15 PM EDT

I will know when you're scamming the system btw :)

AdminShade August 31 2010 12:57 PM EDT

Apparently something had prevented me from setting the end date right... >.<

I've reopened the tournament, but everyone has to start over again :(

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] August 31 2010 1:07 PM EDT

Sorry... database error. Guess this new Character will have to wait.

AdminShade August 31 2010 1:19 PM EDT

Sigh, that's not going to work. I'll open Tournament 57 which is identical, and set the end date correctly. It has started/continued 3 minutes ago.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 31 2010 1:22 PM EDT

I'm still getting the error.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 31 2010 1:22 PM EDT

So I had my 2nd character deleted and it was doing well and I have over 500 fights fought with him.

I am very seriously considering not finishing this tourney.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] August 31 2010 3:38 PM EDT

So is the error being worked on? And what is the current plan?

AdminShade September 1 2010 1:18 AM EDT

Do you still get a server error? If so, I have no idea what is causing it.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 1 2010 1:25 AM EDT

Still getting the same error.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] September 1 2010 10:05 AM EDT

Could the game be thinking that there are 2 active tourneys?

AdminShade September 1 2010 10:30 AM EDT

I think the game is trying to make tournament 56 working while it does not exist.
I definitely need NS to fix this and will most likely just restart the entire tournament when it's fixed to give everyone a fair chance again

AdminShade September 1 2010 10:35 AM EDT

Still, 2 people have made a character, one of which made one in T55 as well... strange >.<

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] September 1 2010 12:39 PM EDT

So is it safe for me to start a character or should I wait a little while?

AdminShade September 1 2010 12:53 PM EDT

If you're able to create a character, by all means :)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 1 2010 12:57 PM EDT

Are you going to extend it at all for the days lost shade? It cuts really hard on those who were just going to finish up or were in the middle of their first round and lost an additional day to the error.

AdminShade September 1 2010 1:02 PM EDT

If I'm restarting, I'll make sure to make it last the full 2 weeks. And if everyone seems to be able to make their character now, I'll just extend it enough so everyone can get their 3 rounds in :)

AdminShade September 2 2010 1:16 PM EDT

Bump, the tournament is back on track people!

horseguy001 September 4 2010 12:13 AM EDT

I can't retire my character for round 1...when I click retire the screen just reloads and nothing happens. Which means I can't start a character for round 2. Is it a problem on my end? I couldn't do it at work or at home.

AdminShade September 4 2010 4:54 AM EDT

I retired it for you :)

AdminShade September 15 2010 11:20 AM EDT

Don't think anyone can gain on the current top 3 so I might as well continue with the prizes.

Since there were only 3 players really active when the Tournament finally worked as it should (sorry about that :$) it will be fairly simple:

#1 is Natasha with a total Pokemon level of 41,647
#2 is horseguy001 with a total Pokemon level of 35,139
#3 is Meteor Phoenix with a total Pokemon level of 28,963

Prizes have been sent to the character with the highest score.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] September 15 2010 11:26 AM EDT

Thanks shade. It was a fairly fun tourney. I just wish there had been more competition.

horseguy001 September 15 2010 5:24 PM EDT

Thank you! Was a fun tourny, but it would have been even better with more players :)

Fishead September 15 2010 5:30 PM EDT

Congratulations everyone! One of these days I'll actually finish a tourney.
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