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SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 02:37:26


ericleb010 
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So I'm willing to try something new right now, and it's called the Super Cup.

It's a tournament, but not like any other tournament. It's a SUPER tournament.

Here's how it works:

1. You join the Sign Up tournament (which has some criteria, listed below), which will secure your spot for the tournament. You'll see it listed among the other tournaments, and it will hold 320 players. The tournament itself is just for signing up, therefore it's a practice one (feel free to play it if you want, though; it uses the template for the tournament).

2. FIRST ROUND: Once the spots are filled, the fun begins. I will randomise every one into 32 groups of 10, where you will play round robin matches with the tournament settings. You will have 5 games at a time and you will try to win as many as you can:

- The top TWO players (ranked 1st and 2nd) at the end of each round robin tournament will obtain a BYE, which allows you to advance straight to the Round of 128.

- The next FOUR players (ranked 3rd to 6th) will receive a pass to the second round, detailed in a second.

- The bottom FOUR players (ranked 7th to 10th) will be knocked out of the tournament.

3. SECOND ROUND: This will be a double-elimination round against the others with ranks similar to yours. You will have to win TWO games in order to remain in the tournament, and you can only lose once. The top two in the final match-up will advance to the Round of 128.

4. ROUND OF 128: This is a single-elimination round to determine the final winners.

I'm not only keeping a spreadsheet online where you can find your friend's tournament, but you will all be ranked out of the 320 players. So even if you lose, you'll be able to view your rank at the end of your run!

I'm all ears for the actual template to use for the tournament. If this is fun enough, I could do it again once it's over and keep track of the winners.

Next post details the links and stuff.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 02:42:52


ericleb010 
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SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 03:03:54


ericleb010 
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Rankings will be determined in priority of:

1. The round you ended the tournament in, i.e., Round of 128, then Second Round, then Round Robin.
2. The number of wins you've made in that round.
3. Whether you were booted or not.
4. Your WarLight average multi-day speed OR the length of time you've been playing WL.


Criteria:

1. MAXIMUM 7% boot percentage.
2. MINIMUM 5 days since sign up.
3. MINIMUM 10 games played.

All games will have a 1d1h direct and auto boot.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 03:09:50


ericleb010 
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Actually, boot time could be 1d12h. Little bit more fair.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 03:24:12


DeмoZ 
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My boot rate is a bit higher then 7% due too me losing my internet a few motnhs ago when I was in 80ish games. Could I still participate? I assure you I'm very active now and I meet all other criteria.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 03:27:31


ericleb010 
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I sent you an invite.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 03:31:30


DeмoZ 
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Thanks.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 04:09:13

BishesUpInErr (AHoL)
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5 games at a time and 1 day 12h boot? You won't get any quality players to compete in this.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 09:44:19

[P] Swiffe
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Great Tournament Idea

But I m agree with some people, the boot rate is too high. The usual 2days boot is fineif you want to ignore the vacations. You have to choose between 1day or 1day half boot AND accept vacation time or 2days boot.

Otherwise, this tournament sounds really great !
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/30/2012 19:12:00


ericleb010 
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The boot time can be changed if it's such a hassle, but I don't see how the extra 12 hours will make a difference. Most of the games I'm in rarely go past 36 hours without a turn being taken, and if they do the infringing players gets booted.

1d12h seems fair to me.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 09:16:38


♦CPU♦ PROGAMER
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Great idea, signed up, thanks.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 14:31:47

Grzechooo 
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12 hours boot is bit too low for me.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 15:13:04

Ben the Beast 
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Hi,
Is it possible to get an invitation ?

Regards,
Ben
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 16:47:11


ericleb010 
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@Grzechooo: Me too, that's why it's not 12 hours.
@Ben the Beast: You were either already invited or you joined by now. Anyway, you should have been able to find it.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 17:34:57

zakyman
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Are vacations going to be allowed? I'd like to join, but I'm going on a trip at the end of June, and I won't be on for a week at least.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 19:31:50

elledee33 
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I'm with some of the others. I work and some evenings I can't play so I need a boot of at least 2 days or I'm likely to be booted.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 19:57:55


BearsBeetsBattlestarGalactica
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It says 12 hour boot in the tournament settings.... Is that final? Id like to see 1d12h, but at least 24h... Other than that, looks awesome!
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 5/31/2012 22:32:59


Kenny • apex 
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I'm interested, sign me up.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 00:38:11


ericleb010 
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@BearsBeetsBattlestarGalactica: It's going to be 1d12h or MAYBE 2d.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 15:25:13


BlueGalaxy
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Are you the person sending invites cause i got one but I don't meet criteria :S
My boot rate is over 7%, but would I still be able to join the tourney???
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 20:59:42

zakyman
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so will there be vacations or no?
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 21:58:49


ericleb010 
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Yeah, invites trump the criteria.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 21:59:31


ericleb010 
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And no vacations. Might seem harsh, but I could be a victim of this rule, myself.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 22:14:36


Blue 
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It's summer. You have to allow vacations.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/1/2012 22:21:47


Blue 
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I ill quit and im sure many other will too iff you dont allow vacations.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/2/2012 18:51:13


kram
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I like the overall design of this tournament. Just a few comments:

not sure if time since playing warlight should count in the ranking. If a noob wins the tournament, he is certainly on his way to become a great player

The no vacation sounds reasonable, and I think people should try to take their turn at least once per day. However, sometimes you're just busy, you miss one day, then you sleep, go to work etc... and that makes 1d18h, so I think 2 day autoboot is a good compromise

This might be a bit too complicated, but I would like to see a bonus round. This would comprise a series of games against AI's, progressively more challenging, and you would get prizes for each victory (eg cards, or you could turn the defeated AIs into slaves) which would help you in the next round.

Map selection is also important, with a different map each round. Themes are nice. I hope others have good suggestions too, but my idea would be to start in Hurley's Castle, then choose a country, a continent (Europe maybe), go to Earth Large, and finish with a battle for the solar system.

Just a few ideas. I hope this catalyses conversation
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/2/2012 19:02:43


ericleb010 
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|> "time since playing warlight [shouldn't] count in the ranking"

Agreed but I couldn't think up of another way to separate two equally ranked players. Feel free to suggest another one.

|> Boot times.

I don't mind 2d (it's what I normally use), but with the summer season approaching I kind of wanted this one to wrap up a little faster than usual.

|> Bonus round.

Might be better to make an entirely separate "trials" tournament, but it's a very interesting concept.

|> Maps.

I really need some good map suggestions, even for this tournament. I can make decent settings but I'm just a little unoriginal when it comes to choosing the spot. I also hate unfair maps, which kind of limits my personal selections.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/2/2012 20:13:07


kram
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I think it would be ok to allow players to be tied for the same ranking.

As for maps, the fairest ones are obviously the symmetrical ones (house, ship, sumo ring, or that star one). However, Super Cups allow you to do so much more than a regular tournament. I enjoy themes, with a short intro at the beginning of each round.
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/2/2012 23:13:02


Samurai Zach
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poop im in
SUPER CUP INFORMATION!: 6/2/2012 23:41:47

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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well all of the spots are taking so i guess the tornement has started.
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