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|Tournaments; Thunder Arcade|
|Topic Started: July 11, 2012, 1:28 am (532 Views)|
|₪ Chris||July 11, 2012, 1:28 am Post #1|
Note: This article is for future purposes. I'm only releasing it now as a spoiler for future content.
The Thunder Arcade features three different types of tournaments, as well as four scopes for each of these tournaments. In this documentation you can read about how each type of tournament works.
The elimination tournament is a classic style of competition for arcades. There are single, double and triple elimination tournaments, each adding time to the life of a tournament. In a single elimination, each player is eliminated after a single lost match. Likewise, in double and triple elimination, a player is respectively allowed to loose one or two matches.
As in any double or triple elimination tournament, there are two brackets: the Main Bracket and the Elimination Bracket. Those who do not loose any matches will stay in the Main Bracket, until one only player remains. This player will be given a bye through the rounds ahead, until there is only one player left in the elimination bracket. These two players will face off to claim the champion title.
There is also an extra feature that only the Thunder Arcade can bring to an arcade: the power of two rule is a thing of the past. By using a combination of matches between two players and three players, tournaments can begin without all slots being filled. This practically creates a hybrid tournament between elimination and round robin - the two losers of a triple player match are either eliminated or move to the elimination bracket.
Not to be confused with the challenge system, this is a tournament where players are first ranked based on their best (and I do mean best, which is not necessarily their current) score and then go through a series of challenges to climb to the top of the tournament leader board!
This style tournament is best played with an even number of players, as only one person is given a bye every other round. With an odd number of players, one person is always waiting for the next round. During the odd-numbered rounds, a bye will go to the top ranked player, and even ranked players will have to defend their position. During the even rounds, the bye will go to the bottom ranked player (only if there is an odd number of players), and odd ranked players will have to defend their position.
This is also the only tournament in which you are allowed to choose the number of rounds. The minimum number of rounds is the number of players in the tournament plus two.
Similar to a traditional swiss tournament, points are awarded each round. A player gets two points for winning a match, and one point for a draw. Each player will go against each other player exactly one time, until everyone has faced everyone. After the final round, whoever has accumulated the most points wins!
Before the first round, matches will be based on the best scores of each player. In subsequent rounds, matches will be based on the number of points players have accumulated thus far. The general tendency will be for players with the same number of points to go against one another, but as previously stated, each player will only go against any given player one time - so it may be inevitable to have an unfavorable pairing.
Arcade tournaments can be played on four different scopes. That is, there are four different ways to compete in each type of tournament. Let me explain further. The four scopes of the Thunder Arcade are: Local, Network, Brawl and Grand Brawl.
A local tournament is playable only on the forum in which it was created. Even if there are multiple forums using one arcade account, tournaments can be completely private. There is the option, however, to play a tournament on your entire account: the network tournament! Any player from any forum (on the same Thunder Services account) can join a network tournament to compete with the entire network.
Next, and certainly one of my more exciting ideas, is the Brawl tournament. The first type is a regular brawl tournament, which you could call a challenge tournament. Two different accounts can challenge one another to a tournament brawl, and players have a chance to prove their forum's ability!
The second type is a grand brawl tournament. This is a system-wide tournament that Thunder Services will host every so often. In a grand brawl, every account is welcome to join in the tournament, or keep up with what is happening, even if they didn't get a chance to sign up. In the first few stages, we will be testing the system with a low 128 slot count, but in the future increase to as many as 1024 slots. This is a sponsored tournament, and as such, a prize will be given to the winner as well as the account they represent. There will also be monitoring throughout the entire tournament to prevent cheating.
Please note that any type of tournament can be played on any scope, giving the Thunder Arcade 12 different types of tournaments!
I hope everyone looks forward to playing in the first tournaments!
|Grand_Prix_08||July 12, 2012, 1:02 pm Post #2|
I just CAN'T WAIT.... Only question remaining now is WHEN will this happening.... :-)
I have over 4,000 games on my arcade, so I have no trouble scooping up a game for a tournament anytime....
I just CAN'T wait...
I am most excited about the brawl and grand brawl tournaments..... :-)
Chris, You the man.... :-)
|₪ Chris||July 12, 2012, 3:26 pm Post #3|
|It will be a while before I actually release tournaments, but as soon as I need some help, I'll be sure to let you know. As exciting as a tournament against at least five different me's sounds.. I'll definitely need some testers.|
|fluff||November 26, 2012, 1:30 pm Post #4|
|So, when is the tournament system and the game store going to be released?|
|₪ helena||February 1, 2013, 6:08 am Post #5|
|any update on this yet chris?|
|Heavyarts||May 20, 2013, 1:13 pm Post #6|
||I'm sure we all underestimate and just don't realize just how much work you put into this Chris. Looks like a great addition and thank you!|
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