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#1 Peiper

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:26 PM

The Devil Dogs present:


THAR BE MONSTERS!

Casual Stock Tourney

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What's this, you ask?

This will be an open, casual stock mode tournament.

Oh yeah? How do I join?

Sign up here in this thread and be there. You can bring a partner, if you would like a friend to play the tourney through with. If you do not have a partner, you MAY be assigned one depending on numbers and how the tourney will be run. Sign up by midnight, February 25th. Walk ins are welcome, but you will not be qualified to win all prizes.

Yes, your pair will be paired up with other pairs for a Swiss paired tournament!

How big will the teams be?

We don't know. It depends on how many people show up. We want to run 5 or 6 rounds of best 2 of 3 fights, and that requires a good number of teams to avoid teams playing each other multiple times in the bracket. Ideally, we're hoping for 6 vs 6 teams. If we have enough, we'll run 8 v 8 and if we don't have enough we'll run 4 v 4. (alternately, we'll have a small number of larger teams and run the 'race to extinction' once or twice instead)

When is it?

26 February at 1pm EST is when we'll gather. (If paired, at least ONE of your pair should be there to represent your pair.)

Ideally, the tournament will start at 2pm EST. (Don't show up at 2pm, you'll be late!)

WHERE?

The LCAF Communications Hub (Steiner Hub)

TS1.housesteiner.com - or - 208.99.112.164

Rules?

(Rules are a work in progress at the moment, but they will be nearly identical to the last tournament. Monsters MAY be thrown in.)

https://docs.google....TlR_C04scg/edit

Here's a link to give you an idea, perhaps, of what to expect.

https://mwomercs.com...ent-22-january/

Here's a link to streaming coverage of the last tourney, thanks to Seth!
https://www.twitch.t...eth/v/116609865

How do I sign up?

Respond right here in this thread stating your intent to compete, along with your partner's name if you have one! (cut off midnight pst 2/25)

Do I NEED to sign up, or can I just show up?

You CAN just show up, but some prizes are reserved for people who both sign up and show up!

FAQ

What is Swiss pairing? It's a type of tournament where winners play winners, and losers play losers. Ideally, but not always, you will be paired up up against teams of similar skill so no matter who wins the overall tournament, you will have some close matches no matter how good or bad you are as a team or player. It is NOT single elimination. You WILL have to work for your chance at prizes.

What is Race to Extinction? It is a type of tournament where each round, the winning team gets a handicap/reduction in tonnage. At a certain point, one or both teams are left with minimal tonnage, and the team that wins with that minimal tonnage wins the race to extinction! If we do not have enough people to make a proper swiss pair bracket, we will run this instead, ideally with four teams, twice. This means each team will be paired off. The winners of each race will then be paired up, and the losers paired up and the race begins again. (I might think of something else if the first round lasts too long.)

What mechs do I need to own or bring?

I hope to answer this question more specifically very soon. We have not decided if this will be a 3025, 3049, or 3055 tournament. In any case, understand that whatever mech you take will be automatically reverted to their stock configurations (that is, how you originally bought them). Even champion mechs revert to their pre-champion configurations. (A Dragon-1N (C) becomes a Dragon-1N)

We turn off efficiencies (pilot skills), modules, etc for the tournament so everyone will be on the same level.

The following spreadsheet should show all mechs available for use in the tournament with links to their builds for reference.
What if I am late?

We MIGHT be able to fit you into a team, or you'll be put into a reserve/substitute pool. We may have odd numbers of people and teams are expected to rotate folks in and out accordingly.

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Prizes?

Our last two tournaments had prize support from PGI, and we will be sponsored once again! There will be three ways to win prizes. 1. Win your team's sportsmanship award! 2. Lottery for those who registered and played through the event. 3. Battletech Trivia Questions.

Sportsmanship Awards?

We have a finite number of awards and may not be able to award everyone on the top team, so instead, we will have sportsmanship awards. The way to earn these will be revealed when we know how many will be given out, but we, the judges, will not be selecting the individual winners (hint).

What???

Yes, the goal of our tournaments is to have a fun community event where everyone can drop, have a good time, make new friends and build up the mechwarrior community. It is the belief of the tournament organizers that people come for the mechs and stay for the friendships. The longevity of any video game is very much based upon whether people have a reason to return night after night even when they might be discouraged or a little bored.

Shouldn't winners get the best prizes?

This is a CASUAL COMMUNITY tournament. There are competitive tourneys out there already. This is a different animal all-together.

ADVICE?

Come to the tournament expecting nothing, and be flexible. We like to be creative. The numbers of players that show up will determine how creative we can get. Examples rules may include something like: Catch that Raven! where only one ECM mech is allowed, the Raven 3L, and each team will be required to take one. Whoever kills the other team's Raven first wins the round! We'll do our best to playtest any scenarios during out stock nights Monday and Thursday evenings at the Steiner Hub.

For a complete list of Stock Day/Night activities, see this link!

https://mwomercs.com...ck-mech-mayhem/


Edited by Peiper, 25 February 2017 - 10:40 PM.


#2 Peiper

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:45 PM

Reserved for any revisions, questions, updates.

Added pre-registration cut off.

Fixed broken link to rules.

Edited by Peiper, 25 February 2017 - 10:41 PM.


#3 CykloneJack

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

This sounds kinda cool. Im in.

#4 Gevurah

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:15 PM

Sounds like a good time. Sign me up. If I can get a partner from my unit I'll notify in this post.

#5 LordSkippy

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

I'll try to be there.

#6 Peiper

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

View PostLordSkippy, on 18 February 2017 - 07:51 PM, said:

I'll try to be there.


With Lord Skippy there, you KNOW we're gonna bring the house down!

Edited by Peiper, 18 February 2017 - 08:55 PM.


#7 DaFrog

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:10 AM

so it says to sign up, but where or with whom do I sign up ?

#8 Peiper

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:22 PM

View PostDaFrog, on 19 February 2017 - 09:10 AM, said:

so it says to sign up, but where or with whom do I sign up ?


You just did! If you have a partner you want to play with, add his name to your post!

#9 Karthathan

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

I would love to be their!

#10 Poki

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

i'll signup with Frostvectron

#11 TheSilken

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:26 PM

Bows3r and I are willing to play.

#12 Michaelson Snow

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

Sign up! Sign up! Sign up! Keep them coming in....

#13 HighPlainsDrifter

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

Interested in the tournament !

Please mark HighPlainsDrifter and Makro as a pair.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

TML_Brian will be there and my partner might be tml_winston

#15 Jables McBarty

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:25 PM

I'm in! I may bring Sean Malloy as a plus one

EDIT: Malloy is in!

Edited by Jables McBarty, 23 February 2017 - 01:28 PM.


#16 DRAGONFIRE Sr

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

Yea, I'll try to be here...10AM is an early callout for me these days though. :/

#17 Dren

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:09 AM

I'm In, looking for a partner.
Never done the stock thing before.

#18 RoadKill XP

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

Wild Hog and I are in.

#19 Mr Carter

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:42 PM

sign me up

#20 OrangeJuice7CBx

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:55 PM

Sign up me and xXG0SHAWKXx up.





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