Amen to that ^^Bolinbrooke said:It's a good idea but a team of champions does not make a champion team :teeth:
you don't even consider a venomancer!!! hmm I wonder how much milliseconds will stay those skelly against PNova and lr :lol:farting bob said:1 specilized PvP build will pwn all others of the same character class. a PvP bonemancer will own fishys, a guided arrow zon will own a LF zon.
but id be up for putting my fishy in..
Thanx man very helpfull i do my best for rules , but any sugestion will be niceLiquid_Evil said:I don't understand the format of your tournament at all. You should go into some detail or expand a little on your general idea. Oh, and what are the rules? Anything goes? General Good Manners? I'm getting the idea that this is PvM characters dueling each other, well the people who join with the PvP specialized characters will wipe the floor with the others. I've participated in a lot of PvP tournaments and many fail to finish. And I can almost bet with the complicated 7 mats/pats weird style you're advocating and the sheer size this will have to be, this tournament will not finish.(and I say this with the utmost kindness, just my past experience) Here are some steps I've come up with to have the best PvP tournaments possible with the highest chance of finishing. I'm not gonna sign up (I'm already involved in a tourney) but best of luck to all the contestants.
THE 5 NECESSARY STEPS
1) Try to choose only the most motivated participants. Sometimes this isn't always an option, but use common sense. Out of 2 people trying to sign up for the last spot, pick the one saying "I have a lvl 80 zon ready to go and am available weekends and every night after 5:00" rather than the guy who says "I have a lvl 67 barb I'll try level up some and get ready, oh, and wednesday through sunday just aren't good for me."
2) Set deadlines. Start it at a certain time and don't just stop there, tell everyone rather than ending it "a month from now" say, "this will end on October 2nd, no duels count after that date." Sound official and keep encouraging everyone to keep moving along with frequent reminders.
3) Keep it simple and professional looking. Make sure you post a clear set of rules that is easy to comprehend. Make sure the dueling format you choose is simple, whether it be single elimination or round robin, make sure everyone understands it thoroughly. Also, 2v2 tourneys seldom work as four people must get online at the precise time to duel, it's hard enough just to coordinate two people. Unless you have your heart set on doing a 2v2 tournament, stick to the 1v1 format. Use correct spelling and grammar in your posts, also, refrain from 1337 schpeak in your main post. (Save that trash talkin' stuff for the replies that follow )
4) Have participants use messanger services. MSN is great, a messanger (that everyone has) is pretty much required to coordinate duels with ip addresses and times. Don't let contestants get by with "just pm me whenever" because that is time consuming and irritating. AIM, Trillian, and MSN are all good options.
5) Reward people just for dueling regardless of the outcome. In Treflom's and my tournament, we used a round robin system like this.
Three Duels (not counting practice)
5 points for winning 3/3
3 points for winning 2/3
1 point awarded to each particpant for finishing the 3 duels
Though that 1 point doesn't seem like much, they can build up and after you've completed 5 duels, you have 5 extra points (the equivalent of winning a 3/3 duel) Just finishing all your duels might mean the difference between 1st and 2nd place.
THE 5 OPTIONAL STEPS (the more of these you fulfill, the better the chance of success for the tournament)
1) Make participants pay to play. Have everyone who signs up give you an item. These items can act as the prizes or they can act as tokens. If the players duel every person on the list, they can have their item back, if they do not, they forfeit the item (to the coordinator or the winner of the tournament)
2) Offer prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place duelers. PvP'ers can always use more PvP items (stormsheilds, vampire gazes, war travs, good charms...whatever) The better your prizes, the more potentail duels will take place.
3) Make a PvP tourney website. Post an internet site where scores are updated and particpants can look to see who they have left to duel, how many points they have, and if they are falling behind.
4) Host a 24/7 server. Or at least attempt to have someone (with a good internet connection) host games. This doesn't have to be a fulltime server, just someone you notify a day in advance that you need a game hosted for such and such time.
5) Make an example out of slackers. Penalize or remove players who are not participating. Don't let them spoil the dueling for everyone else.