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BoM Arcade Tournaments Now Open!

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] *** New Arcade Feature ***

    Tournaments are now open for creation to all registered users.

    A tournament is a mini-competition between a specified number of board members (2, 4 or 8) in any game in our arcade with a specified number of possible replays for each contestant (1-5 tries). Tournaments are public, can be created by anyone and also played by anyone, which means that whoever fills the open tournament slots first gets to play.

    All tournament notices (match start/end, progression, elimination, disqualification, etc.) get sent via e-mail to all participants so make sure that you have a valid and working e-mail listed in your profile, otherwise the notices will not reach you!

    Tournaments keep separate scores from the global high scores, which means that your tournament result will only be as good as your allotted tournament plays are.

    Tournaments work by (random) pair elimination, which means that ladder progression favours the winners of each pair's match until only a single tournament winner remains. If you don't play in a tournament you've signed up for, you will be disqualified after a certain amount of time and someone else will be able to play in your stead.

    BEFORE CREATING A NEW TOURNAMENT IN ANY GAME, CHECK THIS PAGE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE NO ONGOING TOURNAMENTS IN THE SAME GAME WITH OPEN SLOTS LEFT. We wouldn't want to have 3 tournaments in the same game open but not enough players to fill the open slots!

    Tournament winners get the number of tournaments won shown below their avatars/portraits in every post.

    This should cover the basics, but if there are any questions or comments about the tournaments, post them all here.

    Oh, and good luck! ;)
     
  2. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    To try this out, I created a bowling tournament for 8 players. Considering I average 5 or more 7-10 splits a game, this should be most frustrating. Anyone who wants to should sign up.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'm in... we need 4 more.
     
  4. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Yeah, that Ten Pin Bowling took me a while to be able to predict where the ball was going to go. It's still a little weird, and I have trouble picking up spares with the 7 or 10 (and I've never gotten both :) )

    If there are spots available tonight, I'll give it a go... three chances per round too... Lots of opportunity for frustration :)
     
  5. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    I'm in. As clueless as I may be in bowling. :p
     
  6. Jhonka

    Jhonka This is the face of Justice Veteran

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    This was a nice surprise to come back to after kinda forgetting about the BoM for a while. (shame on me!)

    I'm in :)
     
  7. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Hoo hoo! Look out Tal; you've got a decent score to beat :)
     
  8. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Jeez BTA, looks like you figured out how to roll strikes on this game and avoid 7-10 splits. Nice score.
     
  9. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Very rarely get strikes. But I pick up most spares...
     
  10. Jhonka

    Jhonka This is the face of Justice Veteran

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    Noooo! Beaten!

    Good luck dmc, I hope you make sure I get beaten by the best.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Going against the King of the Arcade I can but bow. :shake:
     
  12. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Jhonka - i am going to need a mega-dose of luck to beat BTA. Even though I have started to figure out how to make spares, I still manage to have two to three 7-10 splits each game. That really kills a mark, let me tell you . . .
     
  13. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Im finally getting the hang of the bowling -- watch out BTA, I may stand a chance against you.
     
  14. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Something happened to my last try. Must've hit some wrong key as I started and it exited then said I already played. Oh well. Looks like you took it dmc! :)
     
  15. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Thanks, BTA. Hate to win something on a miss like that though. I suppose you can console yourself with 9 high scores. ;)
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    To emphasize again, ANYONE can start a new tournament in any game, and it's very easy. So folks, go start some new tournaments, don't wait for us to do it for you!
     
  17. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    When someone starts a new tournament, post about it here so that people know about it. I haven't noticed that a Gold Miner tournament is open until now...
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Come on people, we need 2 more so that the tournament can begin! Join now!

    Edit: Gah, it's paired me with Aldeth... :shake:
     
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    I think I know why no one joined for a while until after I did.

    Somehow everyone knew that the next person to sign up for the tournament would be paired with Blackthorne.

    Lucky me...
     
  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Actually, I thought that when I signed up... didn't notice Aldeth there... :shake:
     
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