Proposed Tournament Scoring and Rules
I'm separating this conversation from the story conversation; even though the two are tied together I want to get dialogue on the two separately and we'll merge them together as needed.Tournament Segments
To write an evolving narrative we'll need some time between segments. I recommend a 1 day on, 2 day off plan, like this...
-- Day 1 - Mission range selected, fighting and collection of missions occurs.
-- Day 2 - Collection and determining of current standings, writing of story drafts
-- Day 3 - Publishing of new story segments, publishing of next mission range
-- Lather, rinse, repeat until tournament completion.
This will also, since it's more a faction
tournament, let the respective groups collaborate, re-strategize, and prepare for the next wave. As the proposed story will span months it would make the tournament results more align (assuming collaboration occurs).Tournament Scoring
As the mission generation for Max / Pred is buggered (in the sense that we're not guaranteed to get Max / Pred missions consistently) we can't just say "count all missions ending in 0 and 5"; Bots and Cons have such a higher quantity of missions (because of higher quantity players) it's not an issue for them.
Therefore I recommend that each participating player may submit one mission for each character during each tournament segment. If we want to compensate for those with less than 12 character teams, we can say a max of 10 missions per player. This seems like an appropriate balancing for the missions and lets more members participate (as you're fighting for one good mission, not a dozen). Each mission would be totaled for each character, and multiple players can submit the same mission and the total be counted for each.
Now I don't know how we'll balance if more of one faction joins (and therefore has more missions to submit) - suggestions?Tournament Points
I know I'm repeating, but I recommend we use point scoring and we consider the Matrix as an adjustment to how points are scored. Originally posted here
, I recommend the following.
Recommend Points wrote:Summed for each submitted mission, points can be scored as follows.
-- 1pt per kill
-- 3pt per participating character kill
-- 5pt per matrix holder character kill
-- Matrix holder team gets a +1pt bonus for each kill (to balance threat)
-- 2pt sole survivor
-- 2pt top of mission
-- 2pt bonus for 3+ kills (in 6 slot mission)
-- 5pt bonus for all kills (in 6 slot mission)
Clarifications - participating character means a Transformer belonging to a player who is actually competing; not all players will compete. Matrix holder means the player with the matrix - their whole team gives more points to the opponent and the whole team scores more points. Lastly, these points do not account for killing G1ers if we enable drone missions.Tournament Win
Total points? Faction that won the most segments (e.g. games)? Weight both (e.g. segments count and max points wins 2 additional segments)? I'm open here.