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Old 10-17-2003, 10:33 AM   #41
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The only tourneys I've played in have been of the kind where everyone turns up to a room on the zone at once and all the matches are played one after the other. Obviously this wouldn't work here, but I think there are other ways we could do it.

I definitely agree that it would be good to divide it into time zone groups. As a starting point, I'd suggest 3 groups: Americas, Europe and Australia - there will still be differences but I hope these can be overcome if everyone can be a bit flexible (and I hope I haven't forgotten anyone on another continent!).

As there probably won't be huge numbers of people in each group, I think it should be a league/round robin type thing, where everyone in each group gets to play everyone else. This is likely to be more fun than a single elimination thing, as bad luck in one game won't mean that you're out for good. Don't even think about Swiss - it's far too complicated. In practice it can only really be done through MFO, which defeats the object of having a tourney for this forum.

People would be responsible for organising their own matches between themselves. You know that you have to play everyone in your group once, so it's up to players to find mutually convenient times. The matches wouldn't have to be played in any particular order. Results would be posted somewhere (presumably here, or sent to a mod who would edit them into a stuck thread). Games would have to be recorded (and maybe posted at Hositility's rec site or somewhere else). A player would get say 1 point for a win and nothing for a loss (I'm assuming that the possibility of a draw is so unlikey as to be not worth considering).

Once everyone has played everyone else, the top one or two players in each group can then go through to knockout finals, which could pose bigger time zone problems, but I'm hoping that the lure of winning will tempt people to be more flexible.

Settings would most likely be standard RM 1v1 with CC1.1. Not sure whther there should be a time limit, and if so what it should be. I think not less than 60 minutes.

Some problems which still need to be thought about:

What happens if a match in the group stages doesn't get played? I'm assuming we'd have to think of a reasonable deadline for all games to bve played by, otherwise it could go on forever and people might lose interest. But if a match is still outstanding at the deadline it could cause problems. I can't think of a solution that isn't open to abuse one way or another, but as long as everyone acts in good faith it probably won't come to that.

We also need to think about what happens if someone drops during a game.

Another thing is, who should be allowed to enter? Should it be open to all comers, or should there be criteria based on how active you are on this forum?
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Old 10-17-2003, 02:00 PM   #42
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I think anyone that comes to the forums should be able to join.

And I've never set up a tourny...
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Old 10-18-2003, 12:23 AM   #43
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I think it should be the regular posters.
Some guy who comes in a posts only one post so he can join the tourney would be weird and probably an ******* who wants to beat us up.

We all have a very busy schedule(school, work, school work )
and it the probability of two people on seperate continents being able to play together are very very thin...


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Old 10-18-2003, 05:30 AM   #44
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That all sounds reasonable, saberhagen.

While inter-timezone play will be difficult, saberhagen is correct in that people will probably be willing to be a little flexible. If ity is too hard for you to allow time for an inter-zone game, you'll have to relinquish the game to the next highest from you continent.

As for who gets to play, I'd say we set up a sort of sign up thread here. Some non-regulars may sign up, and if they do I say us regulars should allow them, but we'll challenge their entrance and ask that they confirm their admission within, say, 5 days. If they don't respond within the given time, they shall not be included.

I think we should keep score on a central website.


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Old 10-18-2003, 07:10 PM   #45
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I had some... free time, so I made this: Tourny Sign up

Go there, fill out that form if you want to join. I'll make a list and order it by time zone.
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Old 10-18-2003, 07:19 PM   #46
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Would It Be OK if i could sign up my clan as well it would do for good training as well as a reason to try and get them to do so more intensive training other than hard against 3 comps


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Old 10-19-2003, 06:54 AM   #47
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Hmm, well it was supposed to be a forumite-only thing, Viceroy. I'm going to say no, but it depends on what others think.


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Old 10-19-2003, 11:27 AM   #48
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I think we're jumping the gun a bit. We're still only at the vague ideas stage. I think we need more discussion before we do anything definite. Apart from anything else, it makes no sense to start signing people up before we've decided what the rules are or who's eligible.

On the other hand, some preliminary registration of interest will be useful so we all have a better idea of what we're dealing with - how many people are likely to be playing and which time zones they're in.

Ideally we need someone to be in charge of organising this and arbitrating the rules, who doesn't actually want to play in it (separation of powers - very important).
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Old 10-19-2003, 05:46 PM   #49
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Well, if we're not going to have many people join, then we'll be wasting our time. If we're only going to have 5 people, we could just make dates to play with each other, and bitch to each other til we play.
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:53 AM   #50
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I suggest that everyone who's interested in taking part should sign up at phreak's site, then we'll know how many we're dealing with and in which time zones.

I'll draft some provisional rules and then we can discuss them in more detail.

I think this can still happen independently of the monthly thing suggested by DMUK as they're different types of thing and there's no reason why people can't be in both if they want.
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:33 PM   #51
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I don't think we'll have the luxury of an independent arbitrator. I think there should be an organiser for each continent, who can still play, then we need a global co-ordinator.


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Old 10-20-2003, 09:51 PM   #52
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I think instead of a tourney, that we should have an ongoing ladder system that would allow forumers more freedom in forming games, and there would never be a definitive winner, just a person at the top of the ladder that everyone is aiming to beat. Also, that way we could avoid messy timezone conflicts, since everyone will be graded on the same point scale, they could be placed in the ladder simultaneous. Also, you can just PM people you want to have a ladder game with, and privately work out the details, and then just simply report back to the central ladder organizer(s) who the winner was.

Its done quite effectively at AoMH.

All we would need is a ladder thread and a list of all of the participants ranked based on points allotted.


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Old 10-20-2003, 11:56 PM   #53
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Well, I'll let you, Vostok and saber deal with the type of tournament. I can do what I'm currently doing. I have no clue on how to organize a tournament. I'm just trying to get things rolling because I think this would be fun, and it'll get us playing the game.
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:55 AM   #54
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I think a ladder might work better now you mention it. The regional groups thing would probably need at least 4 people in each group to be worth doing, and it's debatable as to whether we could get that just with regular forumers.

A ladder still brings some of the same practical problems (dealing with dropping, cheating etc) and some new ones, particularly making a fair scoring system, but we can copy existing ladders.

We still have to decide who's eligible. With a ladder system, we could open it up, but still have unofficial rankings for forumers. It occurs to me that the remaining inter+/experts are crying out for a decent ladder, but it also occurs to me that getting them involved could be more trouble than it's worth (read all the backbiting and accusations of cheating/smurfing at the GiRL forums and be very afraid!). Another thing is that it could only work as a manual forum thread if there were very few people in it and if it isn't seriously competitive, otherwise it would need to be run on a php/mysql site with an automated system to calculate scores when players report results.
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A ladder sounds good though I have no idea how they work. But I'm happy to Australasian Galactic Battles Ladder Co-Ordinator.


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Old 10-21-2003, 02:35 PM   #56
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Another thing is that it could only work as a manual forum thread if there were very few people in it and if it isn't seriously competitive, otherwise it would need to be run on a php/mysql site with an automated system to calculate scores when players report results.
Yea, since it's small right now, I'm just doing the site I have manually. Also, I don't know PHP so if it comes to that, someone else can take over the site.
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:57 PM   #57
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Yeah, the ladder would be forumers only, and would be fairly non-competitive (we're all friends here). There arent that many forumers, and we rarely can get games together, so I wouldnt worry about overload...


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Old 10-22-2003, 09:52 AM   #58
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I've had a slightly insane idea for a ladder scoring system. I'm not sure if it would work in practice, but it could be fun.

Basically, everyone starts on the same score. When they play a match they have to bet half their score. The winner gets the pot and the loser gets nothing.

For example:

Player A and player B have 100 points each. A beats B so now has 150 points, but B goes down to 50.

If it was an easy victory and A wants to bash B again, he will only get 25 for a win but risks losing 75. As a further disincentive to bashing the same person several times, you would be banned from playing the same person twice in a row or twice in the same time period (a day, a week, whatever).

To encourage people to play as often as possible, rather than getting a good score and jealously guarding it, there could be a monthly bonus/penalty - if you played more than the average number of matches that month you would get say a 25% bonus to your score, but if you were below average you'd get a similar penalty.

The exact details and figures probably need some testing/tweaking, but it's an interesting concept. Let me know what you think.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:48 AM   #59
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Sounds alright, but perhaps the loser should not lose any points? Or only lose half what the winner gains? Otherwise we the stakes wouldn't go up any (we communally be stuck with exactly the same amount of points).


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Old 10-22-2003, 03:41 PM   #60
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AOM has a similar system. It's called Challenge Mode or something like that. The player would bet 'x' amount of posts an the winner gets the pot.
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:40 PM   #61
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If the loser didn't lose any points from losing a match, then the winner would be able to to win the same amount by beating them again, which encourages you to bash anyone you know is not as good as you. I planned it so that there are diminishing returns from beating the same person repeatedly.

If it works, it should give a kind of ranking, but there will be potential for rapid changes of fortune, which could either make it more fun and exciting, or just annoy people, depending on your point of view. Any more criticisms would be appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2003, 08:30 PM   #62
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Here's my two cents:

If two players are even in score value, then the winner would gain the same amount of points that they would have had lost.

Player A (100) beats Player B (100). Player A gains 25 and Player B loses 25. If Player B won, then he would gain 25 and Player a would lose 25 points.

If there is a difference in score, then the points alloted and taken away if the higher person wins will be proportionally smaller than the points given/taken with equal players, but if the lower scored player wins, there will be a greater amount of points lost/gained

Player A (125) rematches Player B (75), and wins. He only gains 13 points and Player B only loses 13 points. If Player B wins, he would gain 37 points and Player A would lose 37 points.

This also helps persaude against continually bashing the same person.

The sum of the number of potential points that someone could win plus the potential points that they could lose in any match should always equal a pre-set number: in this scenerio it was 50.


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Old 10-23-2003, 10:51 AM   #63
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That sounds like quite a complicated formula. I was thinking of half the loser's score, just because it's simple. In practice (if it ever did get put into practice) I would probably base it around binary numbers, thereby avoiding fractions as much as possible (eg everyone starts on 1024 or something like that).

If scores were calculated dynamically by a web script, it would be easier to use int values. Although it's unlikely to get that big, and will probably have to be administered manually via a forum thread. This means keeping it simple to minimise disputes and mistakes. People will always know what they stand to gain/lose from a match without having to think too much.

Edit: My mathematical assumptions were totally wrong. Testing a few hypothetical situations I realised you can hit fractions sooner than I thought. If someone with a very high score beats someone with a very low score then loses a few games in a row, they could end up with a 3 figure score which won't divide by 2, which really screws everything up.


This is how envisage a forum thread system working:

Whoever is in charge of administrating the competition will post a thread and hopefully DMUK will sticky it. The first post will be a summary of the scores and standings, to be updated by the administrator whenever necessary. Everyone who enters will have to post ONE reply to this thread. This contains their details (zone name etc), matches played and results and their current score. They will edit their own post whenever they play, adding the result of the match to it and amending their own score. Once a day, the admin will check all the posts and update the summary post if anything has changed. Thus the admin's summary will just be a guide to the standings. The latest real time info on each player will be contained in that player's post. They will have to come and edit it as soon as it changes.

Just an idea, but it's the best way I can think of keeping things up to date without resorting to php/sql.

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Old 10-23-2003, 09:45 PM   #64
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Wow so complicated...

What happens if some very lousy player gets to 0 points?


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Old 10-23-2003, 11:46 PM   #65
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My method avoids the chance of getting a zero or a negative and, as for fractions, just round...


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Old 10-24-2003, 12:15 AM   #66
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I like Sith's idea. But I'm unclear on how you determine exactly what fractions of points are awarded in uneven matches. Do you suggest that the more games that occur between the same people, the lower the stakes get?

Now, saberhagen's post brought up a question: do we play via the Zone or with direct IP?


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Old 10-24-2003, 10:05 AM   #67
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Zone or IP doesn't matter. Whatever system we decide to use, it would be up to players to organise matches between themselves and they could use whatever method they want.

After some more thought, I've realised what was wrong with my scoring system: no matter how high your score is, you can only divide it the same number of times as the gain you got from your smallest win (eg if you've ever beaten someone with 16 points you will only be able to divide your score 3 times before it screws up). A possible solution would be to make the starting scores very large.

My original idea with 0 points would be that there are free bonus points available to take the player back up to a certain level under certain circumstances.

Problem now is this is all getting very complicated and it was originally supposed to be an elegantly simple idea that everyone would be able to grasp with no trouble. It might be easier to copy a scoring system from an exisitng ladder rather than making up our own, but from what I've seen, their forumulas are quite complicated.
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Old 10-24-2003, 03:32 PM   #68
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How about this: Everyone plays everyone once. The winner of matches get 1 point. After everyone has played everyone once, the top couple of high scorers go on to the next round. It'll keep going n til there are 2 people left, and that match will decide the winner. I think that's real simple...
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Why not just use your overall scores in each games you play(you know the score you get) and keep adding it up that way. It can go to enormous numbers but still...it's easy...


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Old 10-26-2003, 08:25 AM   #70
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I just went to pro-ladder.com intending to copy their scoring system and found out that they're planning to allow people to start their own private ladders for clans etc, so if it happens soon we could get one for the forum. Should be a lot more convenient than trying to make up our own system.
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That sounds like a great idea, saberhagen. I'll have a look at it now and give my opinion.


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Old 10-26-2003, 11:57 PM   #72
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Sounds like a good idea to me too. That way we dont have to deal wit hthe messy formulas. As long as the ladder is free mind you...


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Old 10-27-2003, 09:40 AM   #73
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I don't care, get it done. i want to play already.
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:56 AM   #74
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Yes, is anything being done towards making this a reality? Or should I do it? If it's left up to me it won't get a look for at least two weeks - I have many assignments to write. My last assignments ever! Yay! ...unless I do post-graduate stuff...


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Old 10-28-2003, 11:06 AM   #75
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There's also www.myleague.com

It's free to set up and join although players have to pay extra if they want more detailed stats.

pro-ladder is free afaik. If everyone agrees, I'll e-mail pro-ladder and ask them to set up a private ladder for us.
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Agreed


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Old 10-29-2003, 09:18 AM   #78
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Cool, I'll get it set up.

We still need to decide on who's eligible to join. It's no problem at the moment because we know who the forum regulars are, but I'm thinking about the future: at what point would a new member of the forum be entitled to join the ladder? We have to consider that having this going might be a way of encouraging more people to join the forum, but on the other hand, we don't necesssarily want good but arrogant players coming here just so they can bash us without contributing anything constructive to the discussions.

Maybe new members would have to be voted in to the ladder by existing players?
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maybe we invite them to a battle, and we judge them while we play. Judge his attitude. If he's an ******* in game, odds are, he won't be voted in. Maybe have a "Senior Forum Dude board" or "Jedi Council" type thingy to vote.

And they can't be considered til they have posted 'x' times in here, and we'll judge those posts as well.
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Old 10-29-2003, 05:48 PM   #80
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What does everyone else think? I don't want it to be too exclusive, but on the other hand it could go wrong if we let just anyone in.

Another thing:

Should we have a time limit, and if so, how long?
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