<< Back to Warzone Classic Forum   Search

Posts 1 - 30 of 71   1  2  3  Next >>   
Template competition: 10/24/2020 15:03:05


AI 
Level 64
Report
Hey guys,

recently, there's been lots of complaining about the lack of new, innovative templates. It's so bad, that even CL features some questionable templates for the ongoing season. We gotta do something about it.

Therefore, I decided to host a template competition.

The rules:

- Has to be a 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 template
- Has to be a strategic template (no definition needed, see templates on MTL for reference http://md-ladder.cloudapp.net/ )
- No Mods
- 1 army stands guard!
- Maps that already have strategic templates built on them can be reused, but a (very) different approach is necessary
- No copying settings from one template on just another map
- Up to 2 entries are allowed

The prize:

1500 coins for 1st place
1000 coins for 2nd place
500 coins for 3rd place

... and your template will be used on MTL or seasonal in the future eventually.


I will rate the templates from 1 to 10 and decide the rankings. For this, I will consider the opinions of other strategic players too.


You can submit your template like this:

Template name: French Brawl
Type: 1v1
Special settings: Light fog, Extra armies per territory
Example game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24315678

Deadline is November 20th. Good luck

Edited 10/25/2020 15:09:39
Template competition: 10/24/2020 15:35:10

We ride! 
Level 61
Report
Very good initiative!! I am looking forward to see some new templates!

Thanks for job you do for the community AI!
Template competition: 10/24/2020 22:30:13


Master Meldarion 
Level 63
Report
Template competition: 10/24/2020 22:30:13


Master Meldarion 
Level 63
Report
double post for some reason

Edited 10/24/2020 22:30:30
Template competition: 10/24/2020 22:35:31


Quicksilver 
Level 61
Report
Template competition: 10/24/2020 22:59:44

Name 
Level 56
Report
- Has to be a strategic template (no definition needed, see templates on MTL for reference http://md-ladder.cloudapp.net/ )

So what makes a template strategic? What about templates that have potential but you straight up deny it's strategic because it's not `mainstream` across the community? There should be a limit of what is and isn't considered strat just because it's not well-established. Surely there's someone out there who likes to innovate new strat templates...
Template competition: 10/25/2020 04:37:15


Yaxvi
Level 61
Report
Hi Name,

AI mentions the word innovation within 3 lines, the MDL reference is simply to reinforce that the template has to reach a criteria that it's fit to be played in a competition, meaning its a playable template that truly rewards good strategic moves.

Copycats reduce chances of winning, innovation likely increases chances of winning.

For example, French Brawl won a template contest in the past but if I was to enter a template very similar like last seasons seasonal template, it's likely to not win.

Take what you wish from this logic.

Thanks
Template competition: 10/25/2020 09:12:49


AI 
Level 64
Report
Yes, thank you Yaxvi. I can fully agree to what's been said.

I did not want to define what strategic is, because it's not easy. Let's just say that anything that is not obviously nonstrategic will be looked at.
Let me give you some hints, though:

- The game should be finished in a reasonable amount of turns
- Stalemate situations (f.e. 0 vs 0 income) should not happen in 99%+ of games.
- There are a couple of things that did not work well on strategic templates in the past or only on a few of them: Emergency blockade cards, Airlift cards, Bomb cards, diplomacy card, Auto distribution, army cap, commerce, changed kill rates, weird fog settings. For these to work you would need a clear concept. However, if someone makes them work it will give a boost due to it being an innovation then. So you see I don't exclude any of these settings.
- Innovations do not have to feature those crazy things. If someone simply comes up with a new concept of how the base income, bonus values, starting armies etc. work together that can also be innovative.

Edited 10/25/2020 15:09:50
Template competition: 10/25/2020 11:15:43

Iryf Isaac Unt 
Level 60
Report
Template competition: 10/25/2020 11:25:30


master of desaster 
Level 66
Report
I think i saw this before in more pretty
Template competition: 10/25/2020 11:28:09

TweeKeerJelle
Level 60
Report
Template competition: 10/25/2020 13:00:49

Juan 
Level 63
Report
too guiromaish...
Template competition: 10/25/2020 13:03:03

Legolas 
Level 60
Report
I'll post my favorite 2v2 template! (made by me)
Send me a WZ mail if you want to do a match on this template!

Template name: Macedonia 2v2 Dense Fog
Type: 2v2
Special settings: dense fog, "1.5 gift cards", 7 wastelands
Example games:
https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=22112034 - even match up to turn 16.
https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=22491317 - even match up to turn 12 or so.

Explanations:
"1.5 gift cards"
1.5 gift cards means that you start with 2 gift cards, but you must discard 1 card on turn one, unless you spend atleast 1 gift cards.
In some matches it's good to discard a gift card on turn 1, in others you might want to gift one or two territories within the team.
You don't get any card pieces for capturing.

7 wastelands
The wastelands are meant to shift the strategy somewhat for every match. There are 8 bigger bonuses around the map that don't overlap with each other. 7 wastelands means that minimum one of these will not have a wasteland in it.

General
Even though the template uses dense fog, you can very often find out where most of the enemy units are. Especially if they do a lot of revealing moves.

Some matches are more or less decided after picks. So spend some time thinking about your picks!
Template competition: 10/25/2020 21:35:48


Liechtensteiner
Level 60
Report
Question: If we submit templates are we allowed to edit them afterwards?
Template competition: 10/25/2020 21:36:11


Liechtensteiner
Level 60
Report
I assume we are not but I’m asking just to make sure.
Template competition: 10/25/2020 21:48:05


AI 
Level 64
Report
I don't quite see the point. Just make sure the template is perfect already before you submit it. We are not in a hurry, you got almost a month for testing etc.
Template competition: 10/29/2020 14:45:03


Checkmqte
Level 60
Report
Thanks for the template lists @meld and quick
Template competition: 10/29/2020 23:56:39

Iryf Isaac Unt 
Level 60
Report
Template name: Cock Region WR
Type: 1v1
Special settings: WR I guess
Example game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24431049
Template competition: 11/6/2020 12:28:42


AI 
Level 64
Report
2 weeks left
Template competition: 11/6/2020 13:29:56


Master Meldarion 
Level 63
Report
Template name: Europa Magna 3v3
Type: 3v3
Special Settings: INSS, 6 base income
Example Game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24426807
Template competition: 11/6/2020 19:09:41


Bechaa
Level 57
Report
Template Name: Strat Romania
Type: 1 v 1
Special settings: Getting bordered bonuses -2 income, 0 in dist neutrals
Example game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24373809
Template competition: 11/7/2020 03:27:58


Lionheart 
Level 61
Report
Template competition: 11/11/2020 19:40:34


Glam 'd Slam Islam
Level 62
Report
100 times better tahn anything else

https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24567457
Template competition: 11/12/2020 01:23:38

Bobby 
Level 58
Report
Template name: strategic sagitar
Type 1v1
Special settings: 4 kinds of cards
Example game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24585710

Updated template: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=1357644

Edited 11/20/2020 21:02:13
Template competition: 11/12/2020 02:17:55

Bobby 
Level 58
Report
is it good?
Template competition: 11/12/2020 19:03:04


alexclusive 
Level 64
Report
The following template is a submission by TweeKeerJelle and me. In case we make it on the winner podium, we would like to split the prize. We also proposed it to QM: Please support us and vote!

Template name: Fogless Fighting
Type: 1 v 1
Special settings: Fogless Fighting (&many tiny emergency blockade cards)
Example game: https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24469117

Explanation: This template is great to spectate while it's being played, in tournaments and particularly in streams. The open board gives a different dimension to strategy, you can't hide from your opponent and could aswell play Fogless Fighting as a board game.

Thank you so much for this cool competition, AI!
Template competition: 11/12/2020 19:08:47

KaelF 
Level 57
Report
“Fogless Fighting” Finally a game where i can play irl without any umpire and its strategy as well, 3 votes :)
Template competition: 11/12/2020 19:11:22

KaelF 
Level 57
Report
@AI, 2 entries per person like if i proposed 2 templates and i used a alt to propose another temp, it doesn’t count?
Template competition: 11/12/2020 19:18:31


AI 
Level 64
Report
I don't know how many persons you are, if the answer is 2, then yes you can propose from an alt :)
Template competition: 11/13/2020 22:48:19

Bobby 
Level 58
Report
Indian brawl.
type 1v1
special settings, extra armies for territories, light fog.
eg game, https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=24586322
Posts 1 - 30 of 71   1  2  3  Next >>