Official Tourney News! (yes, THAT tourney)

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  1. Chops

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    Hey guys, I wanted to drop in and give you an update on what we’re currently thinking in regards to the tournament. I think we’ve got enough stuff hammered out that I can give everyone a rough template on what to expect.

    This isnt a final draft or anything, so if we change something in the future dont be coming back to this thread like “but but but you said…”

    Prize: $1000 to first place. We’re working out second and third place. But it might be like, a 6 pack of pbr and a few moldy pop tarts, so dont get excited.

    Date/time: It’s gonna be on a weekend in late Feb, probably the 23rd. Given the spread of time zones we have in this bracket it’ll likely be 6-midnight CT on a saturday night (thats sunday morning in australia)

    This should give people PLENTY of time to build a toon, gear and practice while not having to rush during the holidays. It also gives you plenty of time to request off work, get out of school, whatever.

    It also gives us a solid amount of time to figure out how broadcast this shit without a whole lot of hiccups, so people can actually watch it. Hey, on that note, if you're experienced with streaming, broadcasting, shout casting, etc... get the fuck at me. We need your talent and time.

    Registration: We’re gonna open registration after the new year. Depending on response, we may choose to cap registration at like, 20 teams. If we do decide to put a cap in place, registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

    Composition rules: Limit 1 per class, one heal spec per comp. Outside of that, roll whatever comp you like. You must maintain your registered comp throughout the tournament. You can register an alternate player but the same comp must be maintained through the tourney.

    Still havent decided on switching specs within the comp. We’ll probably allow it.

    Gear rules: No grandfathered gear (Omarions, Tidal Charm, etc), no loss of control gear procs (green whelp, freezing bands) otherwise gear however you like. Be grateful I talked myself out of banning all proc gear, weapons included. Scepters are stupid. No weapon swapping on any class for any reason.

    Tournament format: Gonna start with a round robin group stage and then move into a single elimination bracket (think world cup). If a high number of teams register, the group stage will serve to eliminate a bulk of the teams while also seeding the bracket. If a low number of teams register, then the group play will simply allow us to seed the bracket.

    Dont worry, every “match” will be a best of three games and every team will get to play at least three matches in group play. So even in the very worst case scenario, youll play 6 games.

    Should there be ties in group play (there will be) they’ll be broken by number of total games played (less is better) and failing that, total time on the field (again, less is better). Display dominance, get rewarded.

    Finals will be best of 5.

    Questions? Comments? Concerns? Lets go! This is a community tournament, lets get some community input. Im open to ideas. Convince me that you should be allowed to run resto druid/balance. Tell me why we shouldnt allow people to switch specs within their comp. Make your case for a double elimination bracket instead of group stage -> single elimination. Got a better tie breaker idea? Lets hear it.
     
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  2. Schalood

    Schalood Psychedelic Gladiator

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  3. Sanit

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    US

    p.s. b4 u start complaining about the rules, realize ur prolly not finna win anyways and go back to ur life as a Target cashier b4 opening ur mouth
     
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  4. Schalood

    Schalood Psychedelic Gladiator

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    If its US i have noting to complain about.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 17, 2018, Original Post Date: Nov 17, 2018 ---
    Rules seems fine :)
     
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  5. Sanit

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    oh sorry, the ps comment was not @ you. just a general comment that needed to be said
     
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  6. Schalood

    Schalood Psychedelic Gladiator

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    np
     
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    Chops

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    I mean, youre welcome to make toons US and just kinda deal with the latency/time zone issues if you like. Though I can understand why thatd be frustrating
     
  8. Schalood

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    Yea i wouldn't do that, 100% it would be frustrating.
     
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  9. Opek2

    Opek2 Get Glad

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    This is good to hear, I dont know him but @saxxon is the tourny broadcasting lord from what i know
     
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    Chops

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    Thanks for the heads up, ill track him down
     
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  11. Geekz

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    Assuming we can do some testing and make sure my computer can handle the spectator client and comms, I’d likely be interested in doing some casting.

    Would like to get a bit of info on each player: time as a 39, max level rated xp, what they’re going to ride first at Disney if they win, etc. Just nice to have as a bit of filler for downtime on the stream and help people get to know the players a bit more.
     
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    Chops

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    Fair, but you have to sing it.
     
  13. Livingforce

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    Just some notes i think should be added/changed:

    • Legion Expansion must be activated in order to participate in the tournament. (Both arena teams need legion or higher so when the third party group (camraman/shoutcaster ect) ques against the arena teams that the ques will pop). Anything less and the ques will not work.
    • Any behavior that would be considered strange, mechanically manipulative, or non-objective oriented is not permitted and may result in a PENALTY.
    • Teams Must maintain communication with Admins for any changes pertaining their team's availability.
    • Teams are required to be online and ready to play at least an hour before the tournament starts.
    • The SIX first teams to sign up will be guaranteed a spot in this tournament. First come first served from teams signed up using the proper sign-up format listed below.
    • Every Team is required to present the battle tag of their nominated team captain.
    • Each serious (Per Team) your allowed to switch your comp once - if you d/c ingame you have to go again with same comp.
    • All games Best of 5, finals best of 7.
    • Double Elim Style
    Format for signing up:

    Team Name
    Team Composition Number
    Team Leader (Armory Links) (#BattleTag0000)
    Team Member 2 (Armory Links)
    Team Member 3 (Armory Links)
    Team Member 3 (Armory Links)
    (Each team member has to link all the characters they could possibly play to prevent another outside player joining in half way through the tournament)

    • I will add on this more in future after the patch comes out and theres any concerning changes that need to be addressed.
     
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    Chops

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    @Livingforce I like alot of this, especially the "legal" stuff (for lack of a better word).

    Also, given our conversation, we will probably move to best of 5, finals best of 7.

    I do have some questions/concerns I wanna iron out.

    I cant tell if the sign up/composition format would allow for a team to register 4 players and endless characters? Not something I would like. I dont want the tournament to be decided by which team can field the biggest pool of comps. Im thinking something like "each team can register a maximum of 4 players and 4 characters. If a team wants to register 3 players and 4 characters, this is also allowed"

    For example, a team sign up can look like:

    Rise: RShaman
    Sanit: Ret
    Chops: Warrior/Druid

    Or

    Rise: RShaman
    Sanit: Ret
    Chops: Warrior
    Drad: Druid

    But its cant look like this:

    Rise: Rsham/Priest
    Sanit: Hunter/Pally
    Chops: Warrior/Druid
    Drad: Druid/Priest/Warrior

    My main concern here is that I want the tournament to feel accessible to folks who are new to the bracket. I dont want people to feel like "hey, I wanna make 39s for this tourney but I dont want to level and gear 5 different classes so our team can build any comp at any time". I like the idea of limiting teams to 4-5 characters and either 3 or 4 players, depending on how the team wants to build.
     
  15. Swoops

    Swoops Grandfathered

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    Could you clarify the grandfathered gear rules a bit? Does it include pre-squish versions of items that have more stats (some Scholo/DM items, Bloodband Bracers, Chain Link Towel, satchel rings etc). Is legion invasion gear banned even though it has the same stats as greens? GFed helm/AP/SP enchants? Event gear like halloween rings?

    Just banning GFed enchants and trinkets could probably cover most of the problematic stuff if you want to go for a simpler and easier to regulate rule.

    A note about glitched enchants would be helpful too. They're pretty minor (except maybe when a PCB is involved) and mostly a workaround for a broken/inconsistent enchanting system, but it's fair to exclude them. Don't need to push them into a spot where people feel like they're required.
     
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    I don't know if I missed this I am kinda tired while reading but are the team sizes 5? or a full 10 with just 1 healer? also cant wait to watch the games if they are being streamed sounds sick.
     
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    Chops

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    3V3 arena bro


    Im not sure what youre objecting to but there are good reasons for all of it.

    And OBVIOUSLY no tradeglitched gear but new races are just fine.
     
  18. Adeimantus

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    wat?
     
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    If you have the game you have legion afaik.
     
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    shut up lmao
     
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