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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Burn » Sat May 16, 2009 7:04 am

I'm sure Psychout's mentioned it before, but OS is still the only one who can manipulate Energon (hence why we can't give "loans" for this contest), and well, OS is a little busy. Hence why we suggested sponsorship or donations, 'cause you know, we actually did try to cover all problems before finalising details. :P
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Zordon » Sat May 16, 2009 8:00 am

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vaporretarder wrote:
oh well, I'm sure someone in my faction will be able to help out :-)


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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby vaporretarder » Sat May 16, 2009 2:43 pm

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Burn wrote:I'm sure Psychout's mentioned it before, but OS is still the only one who can manipulate Energon (hence why we can't give "loans" for this contest), and well, OS is a little busy. Hence why we suggested sponsorship or donations, 'cause you know, we actually did try to cover all problems before finalising details. :P



eh, not a problem at all, I'm gonna give this my best shot, and if I fail, then I fail, .....every war has to have cannon fodder :-) I'm just gonna have to hope I'M the one firing the cannon ;-) ....instead of,...well,...the alternative :-P haha
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Raphael Prime » Sat May 16, 2009 3:35 pm

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Zordon wrote:
vaporretarder wrote:
oh well, I'm sure someone in my faction will be able to help out :-)


zordon gives all his other maximals a BIG GRIN :grin: and a wink :wink: hoping they will also help out :)




Post that you could use some in Kaiju's thread in our forums too if ya need some. I'd help ya out, but i got only about 120k from selling excess weapons, and i think that might just squeak me by with what i have planned, and even then i'll have to make a sacrifice i'm sure.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Zordon » Sat May 16, 2009 4:50 pm

Motto: "I'm sure on some planet your style is impressive, but your weak link is: this is seibertron"
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Raphael Prime wrote:
Zordon wrote:
vaporretarder wrote:
oh well, I'm sure someone in my faction will be able to help out :-)


zordon gives all his other maximals a BIG GRIN :grin: and a wink :wink: hoping they will also help out :)




Post that you could use some in Kaiju's thread in our forums too if ya need some. I'd help ya out, but i got only about 120k from selling excess weapons, and i think that might just squeak me by with what i have planned, and even then i'll have to make a sacrifice i'm sure.


thanks for the offer raph but only want cash off peeps with 100k + in the bank, iv seen kiaju post, im thinking im going to take every one else in my team back to level 1 or low leve 2 high avoiders/speed set on manual CR for a week the amount i play i will soon have some cash :)
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Evolution Prime » Mon May 18, 2009 9:37 am

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I'm not sure if you guys covered this or not, but since I didn't see it anywhere, I'll bring it up. Minimum number of matches for this? I believer there should be some minimum number of participation to actually count in the standings. What is stopping someone from enerting one match and getting a shut out. He gets 3 points and then stops playing. That gives him a league score of 3.00 with only one match on his belt. Since it is only possible to score a high of 3.00 and the unlikelyhood of the serious player getting a shutout everytime out, he would end up in 1st and taking the title with only one match. I think there should be some minimum number of matches participated (something small like 5-10) to qualify in the standings to be eligible for the title.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Chaoslock » Mon May 18, 2009 9:47 am

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Evolution Prime wrote:I'm not sure if you guys covered this or not, but since I didn't see it anywhere, I'll bring it up. Minimum number of matches for this? I believer there should be some minimum number of participation to actually count in the standings. What is stopping someone from enerting one match and getting a shut out. He gets 3 points and then stops playing. That gives him a league score of 3.00 with only one match on his belt. Since it is only possible to score a high of 3.00 and the unlikelyhood of the serious player getting a shutout everytime out, he would end up in 1st and taking the title with only one match. I think there should be some minimum number of matches participated (something small like 5-10) to qualify in the standings to be eligible for the title.


As I understood the scoring, the points is then divided by all the arena matches counted. So, if you make one match with win, that's 3 point, but you then have to divide it by the total number of everyones arena match.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Psychout » Mon May 18, 2009 9:55 am

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Ahhh, no I've already got this one covered, but granted its not in rules yet.

There will have to be a certain number of completed battles before Ill actually add a players score to the league positions, someone who wins 1 battle and then decides to try and retire as champion is in for a nasty shock. :lol:
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Evolution Prime » Mon May 18, 2009 10:04 am

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Chaoslock wrote:
Evolution Prime wrote:I'm not sure if you guys covered this or not, but since I didn't see it anywhere, I'll bring it up. Minimum number of matches for this? I believer there should be some minimum number of participation to actually count in the standings. What is stopping someone from enerting one match and getting a shut out. He gets 3 points and then stops playing. That gives him a league score of 3.00 with only one match on his belt. Since it is only possible to score a high of 3.00 and the unlikelyhood of the serious player getting a shutout everytime out, he would end up in 1st and taking the title with only one match. I think there should be some minimum number of matches participated (something small like 5-10) to qualify in the standings to be eligible for the title.


As I understood the scoring, the points is then divided by all the arena matches counted. So, if you make one match with win, that's 3 point, but you then have to divide it by the total number of everyones arena match.


This what I read:

League and Scoring wrote:Your 'league' score will be your total score divided by your total number recorded matches and will be published to 2 decimal places. Ties will be resolved by highest number of wins.


I didn't see anywhere where it said than what you stated. I'm not saying that it isn't. Just stating that I didn't see it. If it is, can you point me to it?
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Chaoslock » Mon May 18, 2009 10:07 am

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Chaoslock wrote:
Evolution Prime wrote:I'm not sure if you guys covered this or not, but since I didn't see it anywhere, I'll bring it up. Minimum number of matches for this? I believer there should be some minimum number of participation to actually count in the standings. What is stopping someone from enerting one match and getting a shut out. He gets 3 points and then stops playing. That gives him a league score of 3.00 with only one match on his belt. Since it is only possible to score a high of 3.00 and the unlikelyhood of the serious player getting a shutout everytime out, he would end up in 1st and taking the title with only one match. I think there should be some minimum number of matches participated (something small like 5-10) to qualify in the standings to be eligible for the title.


As I understood the scoring, the points is then divided by all the arena matches counted. So, if you make one match with win, that's 3 point, but you then have to divide it by the total number of everyones arena match.


This what I read:

League and Scoring wrote:Your 'league' score will be your total score divided by your total number recorded matches and will be published to 2 decimal places. Ties will be resolved by highest number of wins.


I didn't see anywhere where it said than what you stated. I'm not saying that it isn't. Just stating that I didn't see it. If it is, can you point me to it?


It looks like I've misread the rules then... interesting.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Evolution Prime » Mon May 18, 2009 10:08 am

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Psychout wrote:Ahhh, no I've already got this one covered, but granted its not in rules yet.

There will have to be a certain number of completed battles before Ill actually add a players score to the league positions, someone who wins 1 battle and then decides to try and retire as champion is in for a nasty shock. :lol:


Just as long as you had it covered. Probably should be stated though because you know someone it going to **** and moan about it if it isn't up front in the rules if they try it.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Psychout » Mon May 18, 2009 10:54 am

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Didnt want to add much more in, the rules are 12 foot long as it is. :lol:
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Psychout » Sat May 23, 2009 4:06 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
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Also posted here


Clarification announcement
Recording losses

Im sorry for the confusion here guys, this is as much a learning experience for Burn and I as if is fun for you lot. Weve never done anything like this and to the scoring wil eb a bit hit-and-miss til we can refine something.


After a bit of thought and experimentation, and although it may be a bit late, im going to have to ask all of you to record your loses as well.

I appreciate some of you have not bothered so far (who wants to record a loss eh?) but it be able to score this fairly thats the way its gonna have to be to be able to do this fairly. Remember - We will be able to tell how many losses you have had from everyone elses results against you so no cheating and leaving them off! :lol:


Those of you who cannot get the logs anymore, please list the loss as an unknown battle (or the winning commaders name if you remeber it) and we will chack the amounts against you opponenets wins over you.


Sorry again for the confusion.
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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Naked Magnus » Sun May 24, 2009 10:58 am

How often are we supposed to report our scorecard in the "The Smelting Pool league entry and scorecard" forum? Daily? Weekly? At the end of the season? I am keeping accurate records, but my bot has been in so many battles I don't want to flood that forum with a bunch of noise.

When exactly is the end of the season?

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Re: Smelting Pool League - Game Mechanics and Small Print

Postby Editor » Sun May 24, 2009 12:44 pm

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Really you should keep your post in the scoring thread as up to date as you can, just for the sake of other players and the judges if they decide to do any checking.

As far as I am aware the season has no set end date, as that is dependant on the release of V2.

Don't worry about flooding with your results, as you should only be editing your existing post. the only way to flood that thread is if you make a needless post there.
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