Tournament 57: Gotta catch 'em all! (in Contests)
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.
- There will be 3 rounds, similar to Pokemon battles.
- There will be a maximum of 1500 BA to be used in each round.
- I will provide with 500 initial BA and 500 experience to start with.
- Each round you will start a new character and buy your Familiar from the Tournament Armor Store.
- You cannot choose the same familiar more than 1 time, doing this will have you disqualified.
- The winner based on the tatoo level of the 3 characters you played with:
- #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
- The tournament will run for 2 weeks, giving plenty of time even for non hardcore playing players.
- Decay, Dispel Magic and Ablative Shield are not allowed, using them will have you disqualified.
- I have disabled some of the items from stores as well.
- Once you buy your Familiar, you're not allowed to buy a second one for profit purposes. Doing so will have you disqualified.
Your Familiar will represent the Pokemon:
August 22 2010 5:21 PM EDT
August 22 2010 5:29 PM EDT
I'm liking the theme :)
Wow, this looks fun. Might join this one.
August 22 2010 5:59 PM EDT
will update this thread a few times before the tournament goes final.
August 22 2010 6:25 PM EDT
OMG AWESOME! You included one of my favorites!
Can I sub in Hitmonchan for Hitmonlee? :O
Definitely gonna play this one ^_^
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 :)
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.
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.
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 :)
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?
August 26 2010 9:47 AM EDT
yeah what the hell stick my name down for joining in
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.
August 27 2010 9:10 AM EDT
I choose Shade as the name of my Rival!
August 27 2010 10:18 AM EDT
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 ^_^
This going to start today or tomorrow?
August 27 2010 12:25 PM EDT
Tomorrow at noon :)
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 ^_^
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
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!
August 28 2010 12:16 PM EDT
Screw work, it's Tourney Time! :D
That's the attitude OB! xD
August 28 2010 12:46 PM EDT
Please post your Familiar choices here
Are you going to send us our first familiar or is that half the battle? saving up 11k to purchase the first one haha.. ?
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. :(((
August 28 2010 12:57 PM EDT
Oh yeah, I was meant to correct that because I cannot give people money ^_^
August 28 2010 12:58 PM EDT
Already retired my character....screw it
Shade you should have everyone post their familiar's stats before retiring.
August 28 2010 2:15 PM EDT
I could have people do that, but that wouldn't be reliable enough...
Are we allowed more than 1 minion?
August 28 2010 2:44 PM EDT
Yes you are, I have made no limitations to the amount of minions :)
oh goody! now I can get a MgS for those pesky mages...
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.
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
August 29 2010 9:24 AM EDT
You quit because you figured out a way to win? o.O
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
August 29 2010 9:44 AM EDT
Well I, for one, am sorry you have left the tournament then T_T
August 29 2010 10:22 AM EDT
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.
August 30 2010 8:51 AM EDT
I approve of this decision, it makes the tournament far more interesting!
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?
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 =\
August 30 2010 12:15 PM EDT
I will know when you're scamming the system btw :)
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 :(
Sorry... database error. Guess this new Character will have to wait.
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.
I'm still getting the error.
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.
So is the error being worked on? And what is the current plan?
September 1 2010 1:18 AM EDT
Do you still get a server error? If so, I have no idea what is causing it.
Still getting the same error.
Could the game be thinking that there are 2 active tourneys?
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
September 1 2010 10:35 AM EDT
Still, 2 people have made a character, one of which made one in T55 as well... strange >.<
So is it safe for me to start a character or should I wait a little while?
September 1 2010 12:53 PM EDT
If you're able to create a character, by all means :)
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.
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 :)
September 2 2010 1:16 PM EDT
Bump, the tournament is back on track people!
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.
September 4 2010 4:54 AM EDT
I retired it for you :)
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.
Thanks shade. It was a fairly fun tourney. I just wish there had been more competition.
September 15 2010 5:24 PM EDT
Thank you! Was a fun tourny, but it would have been even better with more players :)
September 15 2010 5:30 PM EDT
Congratulations everyone! One of these days I'll actually finish a tourney.
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