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Posted at: 2020-01-17, 10:35

I will host a new Tournament, which in called the Winter Games - with a special new feature: If both of the competeting players agree, I will send a livestream with strategicial comments to the Game.

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Maps are not yet decided

Date: Is it possible to make a weekend Tournament?

Win Conditions will be standard

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Rules will be the Same as our other Tournaments:

(two changes over the previous tournament: removed the longer playing time for large maps, and added a clause on glitch abuse)

SHORTENED VERSION (see the full version for details)

the tournament will be played with the swiss system.

the pairings will be declared at the beginning of every turn, so keep an eye on the forum. once the turns are declared, contact your opponent and set up your game. after the game, notify the result to me and send me the replay.

there will be one week to play normally, and one week overtime. People are expected to play in the first week. Going overtime is penalized, except in a few specific cases, most notably if you start a game without finishing it, or if you announced in advance you would be missing for a few days. after two weeks, games not played will be assigned by forfait as a loss to both players, except for a few cases. Games started but still ongoing will be assigned by a judge, generally as draw unless there are good reasons not to. In no case a game will be allowed to continue after two weeks, as all the results will be needed to make the new turn.

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0) basics

Playing which map? For each game, there is a predetermined map. They have all been announced now. Playing which tribe? Choice is free. If both players want to see what the other picks first, blue player has to pick first The game version should be build 20 or a newer development version. Make sure to take care that every player in a match uses the same game version. Games are hosted by one of the players or another person. If you need to find someone to host for you, ask in the IRC chat. After every game, all players send a private message to the-x with I won! / I lost One of the winners has to send in a replay of the game (see next section for instructions). You will receive an email address to send the replay to. Please also add the version of the game (as that is important to be able to watch the replays). 1) pairings and ranking.

The tournament will be played with a swiss system pairing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament). Basically, first turn is paired at random, who wins get one point, draws (can happen by agreement between the players, or by either players failing to win after a long time) are awarded half a point. For further turns, players are paired against other players with an equal score, so winning will progressively give you harder opponents, and losing will give you easier opponents. Nobody will be eliminated.

There will be five or six turns, depending on the number of players

The final ranking will obviously be given according to the score. To sort players with equal score, the Bucholz system will be used: the Bucholz score of each player will be calculated as the sum of the scores of all his opponents; a higher score means one has played against stronger opponents. If two players also have the same Bucholz score, they will be ranked according to how their direct game ended, if they did play against each other. Otherwise, the tie will not be resolved. Exception to the whole Bucholz mechanism is for deciding the winner.

If there is an odd number of participants, a forfait will be included, i.e. a virtual player who will always lose without playing. If one player retires, a forfeit will be put in his place. So a forfeit is a free win, but since the forfait will lose all games, it will sink your bucholz face-smile.png If there are two forfeits, they will be eliminated.

After the last round, if one player leads the ranking alone, he will be the winner. If there are several ex-aequo winners, then they will play a second phase with round-robin rules (everyone plays against everyone else). If that also ends without a clear winner, then direct encounters will be used to break the tie, both from the first and second phase. If there is a tie there too, then the involved players will be declared winners ex-aequo.

after the game, the players must send the replay of the game by email to me, at lainluigi86/at/tiscali.it. It is enough for one player to send it, but sending it twice to be safe cannot hurt. 2) time schedule

Ideally there should be one round per week, but up to two weeks is considered an acceptable delay. Never a turn will last more than two weeks. Therefore, when a round is started, every player is expected to play within one week. Since people from different time zones cannot reasonably play except on weekends, and need a couple days to set up a game, if the turn is declared thursday or later in the week, the deadline to play will be extended until the next sunday. Taking more than one week to play will entail penalties, and after two weeks the game will be assigned by the arbitral decision as detailed below:

If two players fail to play within one week, then they will be penalized by -1 point on their bucholz score. If they accumulate 3 such penalties, it will instead be commuted to 0.5 points in the score (so it could make you lose the tournament if you were tied up for the first place). If they still have not played after two weeks, the game will be assigned as lost to both of them. A few exceptions below:

if it can be demonstrated that the delay was clearly the fault of one player (for example, if one player failed to be there at the appointed time of the game, or if one was only available for very narrow time windows while the other was much more available) then only the player at fault will be penalized. After two weeks, the game will be won by forfait by the player declared not at fault. Of course, if you failed to play and think it was not your fault - or not only your fault - you should send me some kind of proof that your opponent set an unreasonable schedule. Copy of mailed messages is the preferred method.

if two players did play for some time but had to interrupt the game and continue from a reload at a later date, they will not be penalized for taking more than one week. At the end of two weeks, if they produced at least 6 hours of in-game gameplay (taking into account game speed; they can get away with only playing 2 hours if they used 3x speed for example) and they sent the replays to me and still there is no victor, then the game will be considered draw unless one player has a clear advantage.

If one player will notify in advance that he will have problems playing one week, he will not be penalized for going overtime; but please don't do it too often. If he still can't play after the two-weeks deadline, he will be declared loser by forfait, but will not face any more penalties. If you know you cannot play, you can try to agree a draw with another player with a similar score: if you find one willing, I'll try to manipulate the turn so that you can be paired against each other and get a draw by agreement. 3) arbitral decisions

It was never necessary to appear to the final arbiter, though. This has always been a clean and sportsmanlike community. Let's try to keep it that way. 4) lack of communication

If one consistently fails to answer communications (i.e. never answering, or never discussing game schedule; missing one message is acceptable) for more than one week, he's considered retired from the tournament. 5) bug/glitch abuse

Abusing of bugs and glitches will be forbidden, on penalty of losing the game by forfait. However, a specific action has to be declared as bug abuse in advance, so you will not be penalized until I step in and forbid the practice.

Edited: 2020-01-17, 13:09

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hessenfarmer
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Posted at: 2020-01-17, 10:40

when will be played? on which maps? which winconditions?


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Posted at: 2020-01-17, 12:22

the-x wrote:

I will host a new Tournament, which in called the Winter Games - with a special new feature: If both of the competeting players agree, I will send a livestream with strategicial comments to the Game.

Very nice face-smile.png

I, king of nowhere, ...
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3) arbitral decisions

Since I, king of nowhere, ...

Didn't know that you are king_of_nowhere. I guess you just copied the text from his post?

Which version should be played? I am in favor of one of the current development builds.


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king_of_nowhere
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Posted at: 2020-01-17, 14:25

i would play. i host a tournament yearly in th esummer, but i have nothing against someone else hosting one.


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2020-01-18, 14:21

king_of_nowhere wrote:

i host a tournament yearly

very good...

in th esummer

... but why not in spring? face-wink.png Because of your vacations? In summer it's rather too hot.

kaputtnik wrote:

the-x wrote:

I will host a new Tournament, which in called the Winter Games - with a special new feature: If both of the competeting players agree, I will send a livestream with strategicial comments to the Game.

Very nice face-smile.png

Yes, that could be fun.

I, king of nowhere, ...
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3) arbitral decisions

Since I, king of nowhere, ...

Didn't know that you are king_of_nowhere.

Lol. And I was so sure that they are different persons face-tongue.png

I guess you just copied the text from his post?

That must be the reason.

Which version should be played? I am in favor of one of the current development builds.

There are several? The master branch is excellent, so I also suggest that the tournament shouldn't be b20 only.

hessenfarmer wrote:

when will be played? on which maps? which winconditions?

Very good questions. Seems like the-x wants Autocrat as only win-condition, because this is "standard" for him.

Which starting conditions? HQ only?

the-x wrote:

Date: Is it possible to make a weekend Tournament?

You mean that the whole tournament shall take place in one weekend? That change would be so radical that the people wouldn't want it, I guess. Including me.

But to speed it up I guess that every time around the weekends (including the weekends) there could be a new round, and the overtime could be in between. This is just twice as fast as the last tournament.

So lets say regular turn time is thursday till sunday, and overtime monday till tuesday. Or no overtime at all, just one turn per week? Announced in the middle of the week?


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Posted at: 2020-01-20, 09:52

Nice idea face-smile.png

I hope I'll have time to participate... or be able to take it face-smile.png


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Posted at: 2020-01-20, 11:46

So here is what it will probably look like: Every 1 / Every second weekend there will be a map thats be testet, I will try to make tournament short so that we only have 4 turns.

Players so far:

world, king of nowhere, the-x, hessenfarmer, ektor, kaputtnik (if you dont manage one its not a problem)

  1. Winter Challenge: - 24.1.2020 - 27 to 3 Islands - A nice seafearing game where the participant will win who will settle first islands, this is the only long round. If both agree you can always speed up.

  2. Winter Challenge: - 31.1.1.2020 - Crossriver Artifacts

  3. Winter Challenge: - 7.2.2020 - Fjords or Crater

  4. Winter Challenge: - 14.2.2020 - Ice wars or a new suggestion

Its aimed to play at the weekend - A week starts Friday and lasts till Wednesday

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Edited: 2020-01-20, 11:55

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Posted at: 2020-01-20, 12:27

I won't be available the first weekend so I have to skip this round probably.


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Posted at: 2020-01-21, 09:17

The Pairings for the 1st Round (of 4) are:

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Fr 24. - We 29.1.2020

World - kaputtnik

the-x - king of nowhere

ektor - hessenfarmer

Edited: 2020-01-21, 09:18

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Posted at: 2020-01-21, 09:19

If you want to participate, please subscribe till Wednesday


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