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HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups...

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Friday, June 26th, 2009 6:28PM CDT

Categories: Game News, Heavy Metal War
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This is the Smelting Pool League
Taking the Heavy Metal War and adding extra metal.

The art of the gladiatorial arena retuns to Cybertron as the 4 factions face off against each other in a league that tests both the tactics and experience of the HMW commanders to the limit.

Firstly, congratulations again to Symbiote Spiderman 14 of the Decepticons for being the first ever ICL: Smelting Pool League Champion. His reward will be the alt of his choice for the next round.
Can he retain his crown in round 2, or will the spider get tangled in his own web?
Only time will tell...


...but that time is now - so, here are the budgets for Round 2!
XP limit: 25,000,000 XP
Level: Seven

Everything else - weapons, armour tactics etc. is all up to you and there are no restrictions but, as always, there is to be no resetting once the start date has been passed and the game has begun.


The rules are simple; nominate a single member of your HMW team, calculate a configuration of no more than 25 million XP that falls in the level 7 range, then PM it to 'The Huntmasters' using the form in the post below.
Then, once the game starts, build your warrior and join in the arena battles posting your victories in the special thread in HMW GD and the staff will do the rest.

The closing date for applications is 3rd July (thats a whole week away!) and the game is planned to start on the 6th July.

Also, as an advanced notice, scoring will be simplified - all you will need to do is list your Victories and shut-outs gloats (when your opponent scores 0xp) and this time and we will do the rest.


Anybody of any level can join the game, even if you weren't in round 1, but if you do have an existing SPL character you must re-submit that one, you are not allowed more than 1 league minion. Then, all you need to worry about is your energon, but your faction will be there to help you if you need it...

We have a special prize in store for the winner of round 2 - Make sure you get your characters backstory in order and listed as without it, you wont qualify for the prize...

Lastly, as a final note, please be sure to send configs only to The Huntmasters, If you have any questions please post them below or PM them to either Burn or myself directly.
Credit(s): Psychout
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Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943221)
Posted by Psychout on June 26th, 2009 @ 6:31pm CDT
It may make the prize interesting to award but yes, the sponsorship rule is still in effect.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943224)
Posted by devast8or on June 26th, 2009 @ 6:35pm CDT
Vicegrip's in...now where's Thundertron?? :lol:
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943232)
Posted by Editor on June 26th, 2009 @ 6:47pm CDT
Round 2 bout time.

Kick the Tires, light the fires and hope for better than an honourable mention this time out.

Of course, i'm fine with have the most shutouts again. 8)
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943245)
Posted by Burn on June 26th, 2009 @ 7:37pm CDT
Psychout wrote:It may make the prize interesting to award


I'll go sharpen the scissors. :WHISTLE:
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943247)
Posted by Halo on June 26th, 2009 @ 7:39pm CDT
I'm signing Master Chief up again.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943302)
Posted by DCybertron on June 26th, 2009 @ 9:56pm CDT
I might join, not sure though. :-?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943362)
Posted by Burn on June 27th, 2009 @ 12:23am CDT
DCybertron wrote:I might join, not sure though. :-?


What are the reasons that have you thinking about not joining?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943393)
Posted by Anonymous on June 27th, 2009 @ 2:26am CDT
Neo Crusader will be back
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943426)
Posted by Name_Violation on June 27th, 2009 @ 5:24am CDT
heres my obligatory 2 cents.

Really, does anyone think i'm not gonna play?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943455)
Posted by vaporretarder on June 27th, 2009 @ 7:51am CDT
I'll take a stab at this again,...haven't got too much time what with the new baby girl here now,...oh yeah, by the way, she was born friday the 12th @ 1:55pm est and was a happy and healthy 7lbs 12oz :-)

see ya'll in the pit!
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943527)
Posted by Overloaded on June 27th, 2009 @ 11:55am CDT
I am in sign me up and lets go
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943529)
Posted by Editor on June 27th, 2009 @ 11:56am CDT
vaporretarder wrote:I'll take a stab at this again,...haven't got too much time what with the new baby girl here now,...oh yeah, by the way, she was born friday the 12th @ 1:55pm est and was a happy and healthy 7lbs 12oz :-)

see ya'll in the pit!


DIE AUTOBOT SCU..... uh, sorry, That should read, Congrats on the Baby. See you in Battle.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943565)
Posted by Firebird on June 27th, 2009 @ 1:22pm CDT
I'll gladly participate a second time

The last round was really fun
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943681)
Posted by DCybertron on June 27th, 2009 @ 5:52pm CDT
I changed my mind,I'm joining.
EDIT:I'm putting Fastech up for this.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943846)
Posted by Orion_Prime48 on June 27th, 2009 @ 11:33pm CDT
I missed it the first time im not missing it again.

so count me in just hope I filled out that form right lol.

all you Cons best watch yourselves :twisted:
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (943969)
Posted by Burn on June 28th, 2009 @ 4:59am CDT
THE BIG PRIZE

Okay guys, we have a VERY special prize for the winner of this round.

Before I say what it is, I want to throw a massive congratulations out to the prize provider, our very own Psychomud for coming second in the BotCon art contest. Check his DeviantArt page to see his Scarface inspired rendition of the Decepticon Apeface, along with other fabulous works, including my personal favourite, Deaths Head.

Getting back to the prize, Psychomud has very graciously agreed to do a piece of artwork based on the winning character of this round.

There is one small catch however.

Your character MUST be an original creation of your own creation complete with a fleshed out bio. It must NOT be a canon character or have much of a resemblance to a canon character (e.g. Optimus Prime1).

Don't like that condition? Well tough. When HMW2 gets here you won't be able to have canon characters under your command anyway so consider this a warm up!

But what if the winner of this round is a canon character?

Simple, it defaults to the highest ranked fan made non-canon character.

So that's it, that's the prize. Create a character, flesh it out in a bio, and win the chance to see your creation drawn and brought to life by a BotCon Award Winning Artist. Pretty cool eh?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944047)
Posted by Archanubis on June 28th, 2009 @ 9:56am CDT
Northclaw will return, if only to make sure he has a few dance partners when he enters the arena (about the only place he can go these days.)

I doubt I'll win though, but I've got a peice I commissioned from the Gearsmith on DevArt that hopefully should be finished soon. I need to check.

I gather upgrading our characters is OK so long as we keep within Level 7?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944068)
Posted by Overloaded on June 28th, 2009 @ 11:04am CDT
How do we know if we were succesful in round 2
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944112)
Posted by DCybertron on June 28th, 2009 @ 12:14pm CDT
Do we get to keep the stats?
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944170)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 28th, 2009 @ 1:42pm CDT
You keep track of your shutouts, wins and ties. No tracking losses. Your league score will be tabulated the tournament officials. I personally am going to keep track the number of losses I have (not who I lost to, just the number) so I can keep track of my own league score.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944224)
Posted by Windstalker on June 28th, 2009 @ 3:30pm CDT
Since I couldnt join the first round due to me being busy, I'll be joining this round to help out the Maximals.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944294)
Posted by Bloodlust on June 28th, 2009 @ 5:31pm CDT
Windstalker wrote:Since I couldnt join the first round due to me being busy, I'll be joining this round to help out the Maximals.


Yay!

More maximals!

You guys taste great slightly sauteed with a tangy bar b q sauce!!
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944561)
Posted by The Huntmasters on June 29th, 2009 @ 5:18am CDT
We wish to make a brief announcement to clarify a few questions:

The ICL:Smelting Pool League, organised both by ourselves and your native WarPorn Industries is a separate entity from the core HMW struggle, and as such different rules apply.

You have been chosen as contestants as a test of your configurational understanding, tactical knowledge and skill at arena combat, not of who has the biggest 'numbers' at the end. Your champions are here to take part in the SPL and related alone, and therefore any XP you accrue within a round belongs to us and is not kept at the end.

We will not be transferring any experience gains between rounds, that is not the point of this competition and as an advanced warning; future rounds may involve a lowering of your level/XP budgets, limitations on what tactics you are allowed to employ in a season, or specific goals that must be achieved during a league.

This has been planned out in as much detail as is possible considering the chaotic nature of your dying planet. We suggest you take the opportunity to enjoy the challenge placed before you, but realise, this is not the normal Heavy Metal War.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944632)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 29th, 2009 @ 9:19am CDT
Oh mighty Huntmasters, what happens to the ones that do not participate this round that participated last round? Will they be stuck there and left if purgatory to battle amungst themselves? Will they be dropped down to their previous experice levels and thrown back into the fields of battle?

Oh yeah, I'm in for this round.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944650)
Posted by Galvatron Supreme on June 29th, 2009 @ 10:12am CDT
Devastatorwill return to the battlefield.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944663)
Posted by The Huntmasters on June 29th, 2009 @ 10:28am CDT
Evolution Prime wrote:Oh mighty Huntmasters, what happens to the ones that do not participate this round that participated last round? Will they be stuck there and left if purgatory to battle amungst themselves? Will they be dropped down to their previous experice levels and thrown back into the fields of battle?

Oh yeah, I'm in for this round.


They will be returned to the obscurity from whence they came.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944700)
Posted by Electron on June 29th, 2009 @ 11:58am CDT
i kinda wanna join and kinda don't wanna join, see how i feel when deadline comes around

gud thing there isn't a rule that hunters have to join ha :P

<@:D
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944714)
Posted by Kaijubot on June 29th, 2009 @ 12:22pm CDT
Back to obscurity for Gorebash, then. I can't afford to re-equip at a higher level.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944720)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 29th, 2009 @ 12:31pm CDT
Kaijubot wrote:Back to obscurity for Gorebash, then. I can't afford to re-equip at a higher level.


Can't get donations from your fellow teammates? You could always sell your weapon back, if you had one, and use you kung fu moves to take down your opponents.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944728)
Posted by Kaijubot on June 29th, 2009 @ 12:48pm CDT
Evolution Prime wrote:
Kaijubot wrote:Back to obscurity for Gorebash, then. I can't afford to re-equip at a higher level.


Can't get donations from your fellow teammates? You could always sell your weapon back, if you had one, and use you kung fu moves to take down your opponents.


Aside from a huge donation from my Girlfriend (which she can't repeat) the total donations I recieved last time would just about pay for 1 tonne of decent armour, and one of the donatees is planning on taking part. The armour just costs too much.

What doesn't help is that there's only about 5 people at all active in the Maximal forum, and only a couple more here.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944732)
Posted by Evolution Prime on June 29th, 2009 @ 12:53pm CDT
Yeah I forgot you were a Maximal. What armor were you using? You can get up to rank 6 and the armor being reasonably cheap and decently effective.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944741)
Posted by Kaijubot on June 29th, 2009 @ 1:03pm CDT
Currently using Trythilium-steel
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944762)
Posted by The Chronic on June 29th, 2009 @ 1:54pm CDT
I have to say thats a pretty amazing prize big up to Psychomud!
will be changing my guy to The Chronic (the combined form of regular Chronic and Green Chronic) because I stole Hammerstein from the pages of 2000AD

Working on bio and stats now
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944801)
Posted by Kaijubot on June 29th, 2009 @ 2:58pm CDT
Hmm... looks like I'll be taking part after all.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (944880)
Posted by Name_Violation on June 29th, 2009 @ 4:26pm CDT
if any preds need some bucks, let me know. i got plenty to share.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945333)
Posted by ChocolateThunder on June 30th, 2009 @ 8:28am CDT
Technofunk will be back for round 2 and more prepared to fight this time.
CT
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945338)
Posted by Symbiote Spiderman14 on June 30th, 2009 @ 8:45am CDT
I'm joining in again but I think I will try a different set up this time
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945386)
Posted by Electron on June 30th, 2009 @ 9:50am CDT
yeh i've decided to sign up, decided to use skram, cba changing
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945406)
Posted by Psychout on June 30th, 2009 @ 10:26am CDT
Great to see so much interest again this time around, you've still got 3 days to enter and we have about 25-30 challengers so far...
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945430)
Posted by DCybertron on June 30th, 2009 @ 11:11am CDT
I'm in. Still waiting for The Huntmasters to reply to my PM. I mean,it's been 4 days! (I'm a little impatient)
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (945454)
Posted by Psychout on June 30th, 2009 @ 12:02pm CDT
Patience Grasshopper, there are still 3 days to go.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946023)
Posted by Naked Magnus on June 30th, 2009 @ 11:34pm CDT
I am in. Since, in order to qualify for the prize, a non cannon character is required and Ultra Magnus is about as canon as it gets, I swapped the names and bio's of two of my bots.

Ultra Magnus renamed to Supercruise
Supercruise renamed to Ultra Magnus


I am submitting Supercruise (formerly Ultra Magnus) and is the same bot I submitted for SPL1 (now with 17 Mil XP)

So don't give me crap about not submitting the same bot. It is exactly the same bot I submitted for SPL1. I don't have time to think of a different name. :P
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946118)
Posted by Burn on July 1st, 2009 @ 2:49am CDT
"Same character_id" would be the technical term, but you just know that would confuse people even more! :P
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946221)
Posted by Zordon on July 1st, 2009 @ 9:13am CDT
i have signed up again for round 2, let hope i fair a bit better
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946248)
Posted by Tristar on July 1st, 2009 @ 10:12am CDT
hehe...I'm in and have submited my stats....hehe...
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946945)
Posted by DCybertron on July 2nd, 2009 @ 11:08am CDT
Does signup end EXACTLY on the 3rd
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946959)
Posted by Symbiote Spiderman14 on July 2nd, 2009 @ 11:44am CDT
DCybertron wrote:Does signup end EXACTLY on the 3rd

Depends where you live, still about 12 hours until the 3rd here :P
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (946961)
Posted by Psychout on July 2nd, 2009 @ 11:46am CDT
It'll end (very) early tomorrow morning as ill be calling it at about 10am GMT. Then I will be posting the list of approved entrants and will begin the process up grading everyone after the weekend.

So, get your applications in tonight or you'll miss out.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (947091)
Posted by Evolution Prime on July 2nd, 2009 @ 3:05pm CDT
Good. I'll be on a camping trip until Sunday afternoon. EP is all set to go. Just need the XP upgrade to get my last two spots filled to get to Level 7. Armor is already installed.
Re: HMW: Smelting Pool League, round 2 signups... (947102)
Posted by Name_Violation on July 2nd, 2009 @ 3:16pm CDT
actually installing armor today sounds like a good idea, since the xp we get today doesn't matter anyway.

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