T73: Playoff Hockey (in Contests)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 11 2011 12:28 PM EDT

Starting at midnight server time tonight

1600 BA - 24 hour duration - 1600 BA cap

Best winning percentage with 90% of the top MPR wins

500k to the winner (possible bonuses prizes!)

After midnight pick your team by posting in this thread;

Red Wings

Your char name should be your team name, first come first serve.
If by some miracle we have more than 16 participants I'll work something out.

Bonus Prizes (must reach 75% of top MPR to qualify):
Your team wins in the first round: 100k
Your team wins in the second round: 200k
Your team wins in the CF: 500k
Your team wins the SCF: 1m

QBOddBird April 11 2011 12:38 PM EDT

I like to dance with llamas

QBOddBird April 11 2011 12:39 PM EDT

I demand it

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 11 2011 12:50 PM EDT

After midnight OB... after midnight

Adios Muchachos April 11 2011 3:21 PM EDT

I'm in, but i will fail.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 11 2011 3:23 PM EDT

No clue at any of the teams but I'll burn ba ^_^

Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 11 2011 3:50 PM EDT

I'll play too. Kind of in the same boat as natasha lol. :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 11 2011 7:44 PM EDT


Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] April 11 2011 7:47 PM EDT

I'm down.. shotgun Flyers. I don't even care about sports but gotta represent the home town ya know

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 11 2011 11:01 PM EDT

One hour

Admiralkiller April 12 2011 12:00 AM EDT


Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] April 12 2011 12:02 AM EDT

Database errors again.

Anyway I'm taking Philly since its after midnight.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 12 2011 12:04 AM EDT


Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 12 2011 12:15 AM EDT


Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 12 2011 12:31 AM EDT

I'm switching to Red Wings, and Duke will be Capitols. :)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 12 2011 12:35 AM EDT

Ducks I guess?

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] April 12 2011 1:55 AM EDT

I get Habs

BHT April 12 2011 3:41 AM EDT

Tampa Bolts

dj1914 April 12 2011 6:48 AM EDT


horseguy001 April 12 2011 9:28 AM EDT

I'm in, but I don't think I have time to get through all my BA today XD

So I went a different route for NHL names :)

Invader Sye April 12 2011 9:43 AM EDT

whoops, winning percentage? my bad... but i'm coyotes xD

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 12 2011 12:28 PM EDT


Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 12 2011 2:42 PM EDT

I'm in, but I don't think I have time to get through all my BA today XD

I might be in the same boat. To really do this tourney right. You would need close to 10-15 hours at the very least, tough to do when it's only 24 hours long. Long story short, I like sleep, exercising, and attending class, lol. :).

I'm sure some of the other CB elitist may differ.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 12 2011 4:29 PM EDT

I fully intend to run more of the one hour capped tourneys, those work better for most.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 12 2011 4:47 PM EDT

i tend to like the freedom that the 24 capped gives as far as being online during, perhaps trying them with a smaller ba pool would work for many, especially during the work week?

Duke April 12 2011 5:18 PM EDT

Novice can you extend the period of time for the tourney cuz its taking too long with the huge bonus a target cant be hit very often making its even longer.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 12 2011 5:38 PM EDT

They'll be another one soon, the time limit is part of the game in this case.

horseguy001 April 12 2011 5:50 PM EDT

Can't burn any more BA today.

GL to everyone that will finish :D

Guardian April 12 2011 10:40 PM EDT

as there is no available name i joined with the name rockets

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] April 13 2011 12:08 AM EDT

Dang was only able to get to 432 ac Y_Y

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2011 12:27 AM EDT

If I drop the winning percentage to 60%

(T74) Ducks (7175453) (86%)
(T74) RedWings (6973038) (70%)
(T74) Flyers (5882715) (89%)
(T74) Habs (5226225) (96%) - Baby Cakes
(T74) Bolts (5102473) (85%)
(T74) Coyotes (4850443) (72%)
(T74) Washington V3.6 (4613231) (81%)
(T74) Canucks (4472803) (56%)

If I don't (which is my inclination considering I like making it challenging), then Nat would win...


Admiralkiller April 13 2011 12:30 AM EDT

I think it should stay as posted..(nat wins) Also thanks for putting up my embarrassing % :-P......wasn't the point to have the lowest win ratio with a decent mpr?

I do think the bonus % should be lowered.

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] April 13 2011 12:30 AM EDT

Id love it but its not right... nat played the char to win by rules.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2011 12:33 AM EDT

Win Percentage as I used it is listed on your 24 hour battles page.
It measures defensive losses as well, I think it added a defensive component that was interesting.

I'll drop the % for the bonus prize and make it anyone who properly entered the contest and picked a team.

Invader Sye April 13 2011 12:33 AM EDT

ehhh, the bonus was fun to play with. i had a blast x3

Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 13 2011 12:35 AM EDT

Well I played for growth and not winning percentage. I was hoping to beat everyone by greater than 90% so my percentage was irrelevant. Of course with less than two hours to go Natasha decided to play lol.. Anyway I'm just saying if I knew at the beginning it would be 60% that would have changed my playing style in the tourney.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2011 12:36 AM EDT

Yeah, next time I'd run something similar (I really like that win metric)I'll drop it, this time Nat put in another stellar performance and kicked butt.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 13 2011 12:38 AM EDT

A single minion tatless could probably make 8+ mil MPR in a tourney like that by the end.

Kefeck [BlackSmith] April 13 2011 12:40 AM EDT

Congrats Natasha, it's amazing how you always pull through in the end. Also I think baby cakes deserves an honorable mention look at that awesome win percentage..

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] April 13 2011 12:41 AM EDT

Well I had fun either way. Now I know to leave like 300 ba leftover in these tourneys so I can crush win rates >_< ... Also to not finish before Nat's even started her run.

*crosses fingers for bonus prizes*

Nice job everyone

Admiralkiller April 13 2011 12:50 AM EDT

Nice tourney nov. To bad I never have enough patience to inspect or am to suborn to adjust my poor strat.

Great idea.
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