Clash Of The TITANS - 1v1 tournament with $600 prize pool

Discussion in 'PA: TITANS: General Discussion' started by exodusesports, August 26, 2015.

  1. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    At the end of the day- the rules of the tournament are down to the organizers. Exodus have a simple policy of 'UI mods are ok', they are the ones putting up the money. There is no discussion to be had. People are clearly aware of the various mods available and can make their own judgements as to whats ok or not if it's not if it's outside the rules.

    I mean I understand the concept of 'fair playing field' but remember we're not talking the top level of Dota or Starcraft here with 6+ figure prizes.

    I mean for *total* fairness we'd all need to be in the same room over a wired internet connection to eliminate latency issues, playing on identical machines in 'exam' conditions. This isn't an event at that level, and personally I think the rules are appropriate to the more casual and friendly community that is PA.
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  2. stuart98

    stuart98 Post Master General

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    I'll get the thread on it up, no one beat me please.
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  3. mered4

    mered4 Post Master General

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    Will play in tourney. Will probably get rekt by folks using mods I don't use.

    Meh. Still win most ffas so I think I'm good :D
  4. stuart98

    stuart98 Post Master General

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    Will play in the tourney. Will use OP mods that give me such an unfair advantage and still lose because I don't know the game as well as the Uber players and mods can't compensate for not knowing how to pllay.
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  5. superouman

    superouman Post Master General

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    Same for me. :)
  6. burntcustard

    burntcustard Post Master General

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    Good to see the tournament filling up! Gonna be a good one!

    More like a cyclist winning a race with fancy shaped shoes that make peddling 5% more comfortable, in my opinion.

    *Gets out the stuart98 beating stick*
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  7. superouman

    superouman Post Master General

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    It reminds me the polyurethane suits drama some years ago.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...msuits-a-scientist-explains-polyurethane.html
  8. stuart98

    stuart98 Post Master General

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    :eek:
  9. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    Lol guys I don't want to hear about custard beating Stuart's stick....

    (P.s. *sorry!*)
  10. mered4

    mered4 Post Master General

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    I do....
    (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
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  11. andreasgg

    andreasgg Well-Known Member

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    Did you say that about the "no roll of time" mod aswell? Come an, where are the fair play moral?
  12. burntcustard

    burntcustard Post Master General

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    "no roll off time" mod could mean 2 things:

    1) The no roll off time server mod, which would give both players no roll off time if it was used, so that would be fair (stupid, but fair).

    2) The old exploit involving cancelling factories build queues at the correct time and then instantly queueing up something else, to stop there being a roll off time. I showed this could be abused by making an Autohotkey macro to get the "perfect" timing right, so that I could create Dox and Booms at 2x speed provided sim speed was stable (same metal cost, just less time). What made this an exploit was that it was a) unintended behaviour by the devs, and b) a clear advantage to those who could set up "hax" (external programs) to do it (despite having to have your factories selected to do it, so you couldn't micro anything else at the same time). I'm glad that it was fixed, not just because it was "cheating", but also because it was a massive pain in the arse to accomplish. Factory micro not fun.

    We don't yet have solid confirmation about the minimap being "unintended" by the devs, hell, they put in the hooks for Cola_Colin to use right? We also, in my opinion, don't have enough data to "prove" that it gives an unfair advantage. Finally, it doesn't use any external programs, and is easily accessible to all, so if you find it helps you play better, I don't see any issue with using it. Personally I use icon mods (custom icon set and secondary-colour-when-selected), because they help me to recognise units faster, and the minimap is in the same sort of category as these to me.

    Not sure what happened to stuarts post, kinda too lazy to post this there instead :)
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  13. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    I'd avoid that thread if I were you :p
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  14. fredegar1

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    Do the brackets shown on the Exodus site right now reflect the first round of matches, or are they just a placeholder?
  15. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    They Will be placeholder until just before the event when all players are finalised. Also remember this is Swiss style, so brackets are less important as everyone gets 6 games and points calculated based on overall performance.
  16. violetania

    violetania Well-Known Member

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    Hey, stupid question, when will the maps be chosen.
    If there's already a map pack out then I am absolutely blind! Hahaha
    Thanks ^^
  17. rivii

    rivii Well-Known Member

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    Probably a few days before the event. Its what they always do :)
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  18. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    This would be lovely. 2 weeks with the maps should just about be enough. Will it be ladder maps or are new maps being made?
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  19. exodusesports

    exodusesports Well-Known Member

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  20. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    Excellent thanks. Tiebreaker is appreciated too. Shows you guys listen to the players concerns, so mucho appreciated.
    Last edited: September 7, 2015
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