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08.08.2015 - Underused Map FFA Appreciation Saturday

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Alright, seeing how next week we dont seem to have any special events, i have decided to try and host some games in a pretty unusual format.

This is more of a test, sign up will be closed right before the start of the event, but i would like to know in advance how many people are interested.

The tourney begins on saturday, August 08, 17:00 UTC, hopefully such time will let american players join along with europeans.

Format:
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FFA (1 player per team) with no starting boxes.
There are no brackets, everyone plays in every round.
The map is picked randomly from a pool listed below in this thread.

When the time is up, the person with the most wins is considered the winner. If there are many players tied for that position, an extra FFA round is played.
The reward for 1st place, as well as 2nd and 3rd is absolutely nothing.

The event duration is 3 hours, once that time is out, the final round is played to determine the winner.


The map pool depends on the number of players, below is the fool map list with playercounts its available for:
[Spoiler]

The reason for no-boxes format is there to maximise the map pool, as many are not intended for FFA.
I do realise the no-boxes format is likely to be full of RNG bullshit, but there is also some strategy involved with picking your start position, especially since you can discuss it with everyone during pregame.

Since this is more of an experiment, i am very interested in feedback - the time, the duration, the maps can all be discussed.
When picking maps, i tried to find ones that are asymmetrical and have nice elevation variety, so that there are many possible viable start positions.
If you know other maps that could fit our no-box FFA format, feel free to suggest them.

Current Participants:
RUrankYogzototh
@Rafal[ZK]
ITrankOldGhostStalker
USrankFealthas
CAranksanyc
USrankArteries
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4 years ago
You forgot Violence mate.
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4 years ago
I remember when the map Kolmogorov was released and there was a 16 man FFA with literally all the best players in BA at the time, was super fun, some guy called Kixu ended up winning

I would love to see a big ffa on that map in zk, not sure if it is underused though
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4 years ago
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You forgot Violence mate.

Hahaha, no. Fuck that map and fuck you.

Actually we could play some older version that doesnt have that problem with mexes. The problem is that the map can only be played as 5-way FFA with proper boxes, i dont think it would fit the format of the event.

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I remember when the map Kolmogorov was released and there was a 16 man FFA with literally all the best players in BA at the time, was super fun, some guy called Kixu ended up winning

I would love to see a big ffa on that map in zk, not sure if it is underused though

People complain Kolmogorov is a bit unbalanced, but it is a relatively popular choice for 10-way FFA. And, again, its better suited for a proper FFA with boxes.

Also Kixu is one of the best and active BA FFA players of all time. Not sure how active he is right now, but i do remember playing against him less than a year ago.
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4 years ago
he got pretty lucky with a corner spot and was able to tech uncontested for most of the game, I think anyone was good enough to win that FFA though

I can see why you say it is unbalanced, the people in middle really get screwed
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What is this tourney announcement without a picture. Make a picture, and i'll splat it into news etc.

FWIW, same should go for clanwars.

P.S. The blackest, most meaningless award of all: NOTHING!
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Sign me in!
No-boxes completely random FFA sounds like something I would love to play! :)
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4 years ago
I really appreciate this idea. Sign me in.
I suggest to add Grts_Gunmetal_Harbor_12 to the pool, it's a nice asymmetrical map. Maybe with a 0.5 metalmult because mexes are really high in value there.
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4 years ago
You would have to start it at 20:00 UTC for me to consider waking up early enough to take part. But it sounds interesting.
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4 years ago
Put me down. Most likely will able to be able to play.
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You would have to start it at 20:00 UTC for me to consider waking up early enough to take part. But it sounds interesting.

My intention was to stop the Australiacentrism and set a time best suitable for Americans and Europeans.
Personally i cant start play any later than 18:00 UTC, and shifting the tournament time to UTC 10:00 (the usual 1v1/2v2 tourney time) would be too big.
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I suggest to add Grts_Gunmetal_Harbor_12 to the pool, it's a nice asymmetrical map. Maybe with a 0.5 metalmult because mexes are really high in value there.

Done. There arent many metal spots, so i will set it as 4-8 player. Damn, if we somehow get >8 people, the map pool is gonna be pretty small.
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4 years ago
The event starts tomorrow and we only have 4 people so far!

Get in here!
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4 years ago
I will try and make it.
Whoever is best at this, prepare for suicidal aggression.
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4 years ago
I'm in.
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4 years ago
is it time?
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The event starts in less than an hour. Everyone involved please be prepared.

I will make a custom game room for the event at 16:40-16:50.
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The event is over.

We have only been able to have 2 games, which is not too unusual considering the FFA format.
6-way http://zero-k.info/Battles/Detail/369078 on HighGroundsDeltaV1
and
11-way http://zero-k.info/Battles/Detail/369088 on Cathralda

Congratulations to @Rafal[ZK] and USrankFealthas ! They both now have 1 win in their store!

These win counts will carry over to the next No-box FFA events, and whoever is first to reach the next win highscore wins the prize! The prize, obviously, is still nothing, but that may change in the distant future!


Anyways, thanks for everyone who participated, hopefully we will get to play this kind of games again in a month or two!
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I could do a shitty drawing for the winner as an temporary prize before someonne thinks of something better.
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4 years ago
Are we re-organizing this?
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4 years ago
Iunno, is there a demand?
Coming week is the 1v1 tourney, and i'd like to space the events out a bit, so 10 or 11 october would be the best dates to have the next No-box FFA day.
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