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Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:07:22

Fizzer 
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Coin tournaments are finally here! You can join them and win huge jackpots!

See the full announcement here: https://www.warlight.net/blog/index.php/2015/03/update-3-7-coin-tournaments/

Coin tournaments are generally a great deal for people joining. For example, here's the first one: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=13973. This tournament pays out a total of 256 coins, yet it only takes in 192 coins! (32 players times 6 coins each)

Part of our goal here is to make sure tournaments fill up and start quickly. We want people to be able to browse a list of tournaments and know that they'll actually start in a reasonable amount of time, which wasn't the case before.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:09:49


Thomas 633
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um... does anyone else have 20 coins left over from when they took the 100 coins entered an 80 coin game and lost?

so what do I do with those?
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:12:56

Fizzer 
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Coin tournaments normally cost 6 coins to join, so 20 coins can join three tournaments.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:15:22


Genghis 
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@thomas

You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

In regards to the thread :

I like it fizzer. Can use the spare coins :)

Edited 3/31/2015 03:15:56
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:22:46


Thomas 633
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you are the weakest link

Who needs links when you have SWAG?

(sarcasm)
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 03:23:23


Thomas 633
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what I meant is I was hoping to have a nice round zero coins but I won't now
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 06:25:18


Krzysztof 
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" The only restriction is that you must use pure-skill settings since there cannot be randomness in coin games"

This mean i can only use the built-in templates from coin games(RoR, ME, SE, Turkey) or can i use any map and with no-luck cycle and 0% SR ?
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 06:26:35


Thomas 633
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it just means you must use 0% luck cyclic and manual distrubution
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 07:18:31


Krzysztof 
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I like it (just to clarify that, as i'm starting to complain)

So:
1. No way to create public round-robin tourney. I think i should be allowed with no prize and no entry fee.
2. Apparently there's 20% rake for tourney, sounds a bit high. But same as 1. it's only minor issue and for sure want prevent me from playing them:P
3. Tournament creation fee. I understand that task of this fee is to keep open tournament tab clean. That's fine. Still, if i wanna to create medium sized (32 players) tournament with 180coin entry fee i need to pay 3840+ coins only for creating. That's waaaay to high. I would say that creation cost shouldn't by multiplied.

And one question:

I assume that playing with multiple accounts in prized 1v1 is not allowed. What about playing with X accounts(in the same team) in XvX prized tourneys?

Edited 3/31/2015 07:18:51
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 07:55:43


[WM] Gnuffone 
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great update fizzer!
i didn't try yet, but would be cool if you clarify what krzychu asked:

can we use a template we want as long as it is 0% SR no luck cycle and manual distr?

can we play a team tourney with uself? i mean i create a 2v2, and i join a team with a my alt. Is this ok or against rule?

thanks again for the update, i didn't try yet, but from what i read in your topic, it looks greatttt!!!
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:02:05

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Edited 4/2/2015 08:02:24
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:12:43


[WM] Gnuffone 
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ok i simualted to create a tourney and as long as it is pure skill you can use setting/map you wish.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:37:10


Pushover 
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It appears that Warlight will no longer have publicly advertised free tournaments. Free tournaments are now private only. That's a loss of a rather important feature, as free tournaments were one of the main things that not only got me into Warlight generally, but also allowed me to socialize with other warlight players. I would not have joined V.I.W two years ago if it weren't for a free round robin tournament I joined.

It's a worrying trend. The things that got me to know and love this game are slowly being de-emphasized, hidden, or outright removed in favor of coin games. The vast majority of players aren't interested in coins. We just want to play the game we love.

(my $0.02)

Edited 3/31/2015 08:39:48
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:41:42


Krzysztof 
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I would not have joined V.I.W all those years ago if it weren't for a free round robin tournament I joined.

Did you find this tournament in "Open tournaments" tab or you were just invited to it?
The only thing that changed is, that you need to pay to advertise your tournament in 'open tournaments', but you can still be invited to free private tournaments. Vast majority of players joined tourney they were invited to, so there's no big deal.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:54:31


ΦÐAZUSΦ
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^since we know Kryzchu is rich in warlight, it is not a big deal for him lol :D
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 08:59:27


Thomas 633
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to you my yinyang friend
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 10:05:30


szeweningen 
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Ok, why exactly are we unable to make private coin tournaments? Why is the max entry fee 60? And why is the cost of making the tournament close to the whole prize pool? I was excited for coin tournaments mostly haveing smaller high stakes tournaments in mind (or at least mid stakes, 100 coin entry fee with 32 players rt with 25-30$ prize pool does not seem like it's asking for too much). Please tell me I misread something and I'm wrong about what I wrote :(
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 10:09:55


Krzysztof 
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Why is the max entry fee 60

I think you can enter multiplier from keyboard and use higher entry fee. But creation cost become 'discouraging' then ;)

Edited 3/31/2015 10:12:48
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 10:14:33


Ska2D2 
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I will miss open tournaments.

I'd mention some other things but Fizzer announced it, so I'll just accept they are gone as I knew them now.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 10:29:02


szeweningen 
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Ok, suppose it's even possible, why can't the costs of the tournament be distributed evenly amonng participants? That was what I was expecting, no coin cost for the tournament, but lower prize pool than the sum of entry fee.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 14:20:04

Quicksand 
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i dont have any tournament invite :(((
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 14:33:09


ChrisCMU 
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Thanks Fizzer. I have a question...

I played a couple coin games with my alt, just to test out the system, but lost my coins. Would you mind if I played with my main in these? The rules say only 1 account, so I understand if that is a no. But it would be nice if we had a grace period on when that update was first done.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 15:45:39


ChrisCMU 
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Just looked at the math on this and I don't get it AT ALL.

1) If you have an entry fee of 6 coins, why does this not reduce the cost to host the tournament? The cost is the same either way, which means those 6 coins per person just go to the rake/payout only. So why would anyone EVER make an entry fee on these at all?

2) If you increase players on a tourney with an entry fee, it should not increase the host fee. Again, this just increases the rake even more.

3) Increasing rounds should not increase host fee and payouts. It should decrease payouts and hold host fee static (or really, both should be an option).

On the surface this whole idea seems great. But basically nobody will ever have an entry fee because there is no incentive to (it should reduce the host fee and/or increase the prize). And I highly doubt many people will host one of these at all. Even if they won a simple 32 player tournament, they'd put up 153 coins and there is a 179 coin winners take. Who is going to risk 179 coins on a %3.1 chance of taking home 26 coins? Complete waste of time to host.

So the way I see it is Fizzer is going to have to sponsor a bunch of these things or they will be almost non existent. If you put a percentage of the entry fee back into the prize/host fee, then you'd get interest.

So maybe the 6 coin entry fee are like this:
1 coin to rake
1 coin to host fee
4 coins to prize

Yes, it decreases the rake on an entry fee one, but nobody will ever make an entry fee one without it reducing their cost anyway. This would benefit Fizzer a lot on all non-warlight hosted ones, and not benefit him on all warlight hosted ones (rake would be less). My guess is him hosting won't happen a ton, so overall he'd be way better off dividing the entry fee.

Edited 3/31/2015 16:19:48
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 15:53:13


Ragnarok
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Would be nice if we'd get another 100 coins, just like when the coins first showed up!
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:07:20

Fizzer 
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I understand that this is a big change to the open tournaments system. But really, before this update, the open tournaments system was broken.

There were nearly 300 open tournaments just sitting there, stagnating, and they were never going to start. This is a bad experience for everyone involved -- tournament creators would create a tournament and never get to play in it or see it start. People joining tournaments would come to the page, and either get overwhelmed with choices or they'd see one they wanted to join, join it, and then never get to play.

We want all open tournaments to start within a reasonable amount of time. For this to happen, the ratio of people creating to joining tournaments needs to be reasonable. For example, for each person that creates a 500 person tournament, there needs to be 500 people willing to join tournaments. (1:500 ratio). This wasn't the case before, clearly, as evidenced by having tens of thousands of unfilled tournament seats.

It's possible this update could end up swinging it too far in the other direction (i.e. tournament list is always empty). If so we'll adjust again until we find the right balance for a healthy system.

But basically nobody will ever have an entry fee because there is no incentive to

Sure there is. In tournaments with an entry fee, the tournament creator can make money. Tournaments that are free to enter are basically charity, as tournament creator is just giving away money to the winners with no hope of making anything.

I would not have joined V.I.W two years ago if it weren't for a free round robin tournament I joined.

Two years ago the open tournaments system was working pretty well. Did you try browsing tournaments in the last few months? I'm pretty sure you would have found that your story was already broken, since the vast majority of open tournaments never started. That's what we're trying to fix.

Still, if i wanna to create medium sized (32 players) tournament with 180coin entry fee i need to pay 3840+ coins only for creating.

You're right it's possible to create expensive 32 player tournaments, but the numbers are not favorable. Try dragging it up to 256 players and you'll find the deals get much better.

What about playing with X accounts(in the same team) in XvX prized tourneys?

You can never use more than one account for anything coin related.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:16:21


ChrisCMU 
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"But basically nobody will ever have an entry fee because there is no incentive to"


Sure there is. In tournaments with an entry fee, the tournament creator can make money. Tournaments that are free to enter are basically charity, as tournament creator is just giving away money to the winners with no hope of making anything.


Can you explain this to me? When I toggled between fee/no fee...the host fee did not change at all. Are you saying that in a free one, the host cannot play in it? If so, that still doesn't change the fact that the host has a %3 chance on making a %17 profit...even in an entry fee tournament.

Again...I love this idea in principle (never would have seen this solution coming out of the open tourney issue chat). But I think it needs tweaking or the execution of it won't work.

It's possible this update could end up swinging it too far in the other direction (i.e. tournament list is always empty). If so we'll adjust again until we find the right balance for a healthy system.


I think what you will find is nobody will create any. The chance of return on investment is simply way too low, so there is no incentive. You need to decrease the host fee on entry fee tournaments or IMO it won't work.

Edited 3/31/2015 16:23:07
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:19:21


(Teishi) m┼Źshiwakearimasen min'na
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I gained 100 coins but I lost my first game and got 20 left what do I do
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:27:14


Krzysztof 
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Still, if i wanna to create medium sized (32 players) tournament with 180coin entry fee i need to pay 3840+ coins only for creating.


You're right it's possible to create expensive 32 player tournaments, but the numbers are not favorable. Try dragging it up to 256 players and you'll find the deals get much better.


Nothing is changing:
256 players, 180 entry fee -> prize(1st) 36556 coins, cost 19200 coins

Well, awaiting people eager to spend 200$ just to create tournament :P

even if we set lowest possible entry fee it costs 640 coins with prize about 1200 that can be won.
Who will create such tourneys? Creation cost should be fixed (or adjustable, let's say someone want to fund prize)

Edited 3/31/2015 16:30:38
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:30:12


szeweningen 
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Ok, let's say that for the open tournaments it is reasonable to make fees, since being in open tournaments means some kind of exposure via warlight ad if open tournaments are always lotto/spam it's bad. However I'm still completely not convinced why that is the case in real time tournaments whether it's open or private. First, as of this update, rt tournaments will have to start at some specific time or they'll get deleted, both in private and open section, so that is not a problem anymore. Second, I was getting excited for coin tournaments, because I thought that this might revitalise wargaminglive-like events and bring back some people to competetive scene, I was intending on hosting regular rt tournaments, however the necessity was that it'd be under rational rules. By rational I mean I wouldn't be almost sure to lose coins heavily. Now, suppose I want to make a 100 coin (102 for arguments sake, since the multiplier is easier to calculate with) 16 player rt tournament. Now, I thought that I'd be able to make it for free, but the prize pool would be hovering around 80-90% of 1600 that was put forth by the players. However under current rules it'll cost me 1088 coins to create and 100 coins to enter, which is 1188 coins for the host. The prize for 1st place is 1523 coins, for 2nd place 653 coins, which basically means that in order to break even, I'd have to make finals EVERY tournament and get 1st place 50% of the time, which is completely unreasonable considering it's likely only best players would participate. Comparing it to a normal coin game where in order to break even you need to sustain 55%+ win rate, here the host would need sth closer to 80-90%, which basically means that the host gives out coins as charity. Of course some players might want that, but personally I think it's completely unreasonable and gives no incentive to the host. Of course the host CAN make money if he wins in the tournament, but there is no warlight player that could do that in the long run. I'd really like to hear why is it not possible to make at least private rt coin tournaments where everyone has the same entry fee and the prize pool is 80-90% of the sum of entry fees.
Coin tournaments: 3/31/2015 16:45:06


ChrisCMU 
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Right. As I said the cheapest option (I assume the ratios stay the same as it grows) is a %3 chance on %17 return (even if the host has no entry fee on top of hosting...not sure if that is true or you are already entered).

That %3 chance assumes all players are equal, which we know is not true. Even still, a great player has a very low chance of winning a given tournament unless the field is pretty dispersed...and you won't get that as much when people are putting up coins. Maybe an elite player has a %10 chance of winning it...that still does not make the %17 return worth that risk.

The rate of return to investment ratio to join a tournament makes it totally worth it. The issue here is simply the host fee. It needs to be reduced when entry fees are used or there is zero incentive to host.

Edited 3/31/2015 16:46:34
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