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BoM Arcade Tournaments Now Open!

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

  1. Fallen Paladin

    Fallen Paladin The One and the Same Veteran

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  2. Atmer

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    I didn't do very well with the pairing either, as I'm sure dmc will kick my sorry ass.

    Fortunately, I'm positive he'll do it with class. :D
     
  3. Alura Gems: 1/31
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    [​IMG] Hmm... that was weird.

    I know I played once for the Gold Miner tournament, but then I played a little bit for just the arcade (to practice a little, I guess).

    After the first time playing in the tournament, I checked the tournament standings and it looked like I was going to beat Blackthorne if I just got around the same score again for the second time I needed to play.

    So that's when I went to play Gold Miner in the arcade for a while. Then I decided I had better go back to finish in the tournament and when I checked in at that time, it said I had already finished. I'm wondering if my arcade (supposedly non-tournament plays) counted somehow...? If they did, they certainly didn't help my score, as it stayed the same.

    Not that any of this really matters. I figured I wouldn't get far in the tournament anyway (paired with Blackthorne or not). And it is just a game. I'm just curious, that's all...
     
  4. 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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    Check this, it applies to tournaments as well. What was your best tournament score? Was it higher than BTA's first round winning score?
     
  5. Alura Gems: 1/31
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    I don't do any of the things that would cause it to not save. And I always have the 'remember me' box checked.

    I only actually played in the tournament once and the score I got there was the score I lost with, the one I still have now. But it was enough to beat Blackthorne's first score.
     
  6. 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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    Then it's likely a bug with the Arcade... unfortunately the mod is nowhere near bug free. :( I'm sorry that this has happened to you, but sadly there's no way to negate it because the arcade doesn't offer enough control to allow for fixing issues such as this one.
     
  7. Alura Gems: 1/31
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    Ah... well that's alright.

    I probably would've lost to someone on the right side of the tournament board anyway. I just wanted to report my strange findings. Not sure if it helps others to know what happened to me, though.
     
  8. Blackthorne TA

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    Hm. When I played my second try, it indicated you had already played both your tries.

    I have played games outside the tournament and it doesn't count them for the tournament, so I don't know what happened to you...
     
  9. 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] Alura, I just had the same happen to me as it (probably) did to you.

    I accidentally opened my second tournament game while fiddling with some settings, but immediately closed it as I didn't really want to play just then. However, doing this has resulted in my "second" match counting too, only 0 as I didn't even start playing. So I'm now showing as having completed 2 rounds and my score is still the same as it was in my 1st round.

    I expect that something like this must have happened to you too...
     
  10. Blackthorne TA

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    Oh, yes, if you start a game and accidentally/purposely exit it before completing, the tournament system counts it. I did that on the Bowling tournament.
     
  11. 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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    Barely squeaked by you Tal on my second game.
     
  12. 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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    Doh... I was a split second away from going well beyond that score. I was pulling a diamond piggy up and just when it was about to count it, I ran out of time. :doh:
     
  13. dmc

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    That's happened to me a couple of times. Also, there are some times where you just can't make the score because it's a no-diamond level and there isn't enough gold to bridge the gap. It happens.
     
  14. 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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    Yea, hoard early, hoard often. :D
     
  15. 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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    What I don't like about it is that you have to decide whether to buy diamond polish without knowing if the next level will have any diamonds. It can be a very expensive mistake. It'd be better if the stuff you buy was all like the dynamite sticks: Use when you want.
     
  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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    Yea; I'm pretty good at guessing when the diamonds will show up, but I still miss every now and then.
     
  17. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Yeah, but on the big diamond levels (if you guess right) buying the diamond polish can be very profitible. That's how I got my high score, I got about 12 diamonds on one level.

    ---------- Added 0 hours, 0 minutes and 43 seconds later... ----------

    Just started a Mahjong Tourney
     
  18. 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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    Quick question on the Mahjong tournament if anyone knows. I got fairly unlucky in that my first two attempts were pretty locked up and the third was just good enough to squeak by. If you hit "restart" when you have an obviously horrible board, does that count as one of your attempts?
     
  19. Loreseeker

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    Aw, eliminated. So close, but not good enough. Congrats, kmonster. :)

    dmc: I don't know, but I was under the impression that it counted as a new try. Not sure though.
     
  20. 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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    It didn't seem to. I tried it on my last attempt though so I only know that it will take the last score of the last attempt OK if you reset. Seems like something you shouldn't do though in a tournament :)
     
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