What do you want to see in a tournament? #Hearts #Rainbows #TooGirly? #DontJudgeTheHash

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by violetania, May 18, 2015.

  1. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    If the prize money is so high people will exploit this. $50 top prize and maybe auto pair teams up with someone in the same time zone. Unless it's a legitimate pair, players than have played over 20 games on their account over the past few months or something. Again a lot of holes to jump through for your first tourney.
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  2. proeleert

    proeleert Post Master General

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    True wouldn't add money prizes for a pro-am, or rather silly ones.
  3. reptarking

    reptarking Post Master General

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    Get quotes on t shirts and stuff like that? would be a cool first prize for a pro am, pair of t shirts for winning team that's exclusive!
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  4. violetania

    violetania Well-Known Member

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    Okay i know i just got grilled about not listening to people (#acertainsomeone =P) buuuuuut..... the pa community is small and it's a team so all 3 people would have to agree to cheating which... somehow i don't think people are desperate enough, i mean if the prize was 100, they'd only get 33 each right???? I thought about auto pairing when you first mentioned the smurfing issue but i don't know how people will take it? (i guess if the prize is high enough people won't care? haha)

    That and a few of the top players won't actually play unless there's a decent amount of money in the tourny so even a pro-am ones, i was lucky enough to get trained by clopse for a bit, the more top players there are, the more people will get trained by decent players i think? But i'll definetly consider what you guys have to say.

    Also i was thinking of having little things engraved for the small prizes, but i'll look into shirts (because sizing might be a problem) Hahaha ^^ (Though i'm not sure how much people would want a rainbow and hearts themed shirt ;P)
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  5. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    Wrong.
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  6. violetania

    violetania Well-Known Member

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    You always think the worst of people </3 *hugs* The world really isn't a dog eat dog world you know ^^ <3
  7. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    Some might cheat, I think the majority of the well known players wouldn't but the more money involved the more risk.

    The best solution for a pro am would be to specify a minimum number of ladder games for all players to help verify their accounts. It's possible someone could cheat but this makes it harder.

    The next question is where do you draw line of pro and am? Personally I think anyone in plat and above (top 50 ish players?) Count as pro and must be paired with gold and lower players. That keeps things simple....
  8. lordathon

    lordathon Active Member

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    For me the great team size is 3vs3 or 4vs4 (but i know, at the moment its really hard to have enough team of 4 man....). So if you do a 3vs3 tournament violet that will be fun :)

    And if you do a pro-am, i need to start now to found french speaker players who aren't uber/plat... *impossible*
  9. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    Student with limited financial responsibilities detected :)
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  10. neptunio

    neptunio Active Member

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    @clopse is so wise
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  11. violetania

    violetania Well-Known Member

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    @Quitch i'm a full time student, i shouldn't have to have any responsibilities, what? =P Do people expect me to work full time as well as study full time?

    @neptunio so modest!
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  12. neptunio

    neptunio Active Member

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    Always
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  13. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Cheat at what, or how exactly? =o (sorry late to the convo and confused)
  14. Geers

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  15. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    We're talking about a PRO-AM style tourney with a decent prize pool

    The concern is that some higher level players would create a new account to make themselves appear to be an amateur, then team up with one of the other top players in order to get an advantage.

    hence the suggestion that all participants need to have a number of ladder games against their accounts to prove they are real and not 'smurf' accounts. To be honest I think most of the top players are quite well known, and honourable enough not to smurf in a PRO-AM event, but I might be wrong I....
  16. igncom1

    igncom1 Post Master General

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    Never Smurf, kids!
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  17. Geers

    Geers Post Master General

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    Oh lord that bulge... It's like Tony Abbott's budgie smugglers all over again.
  18. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    He's obviously a 'crotch stuffer' :p
  19. davostheblack

    davostheblack Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see an amateurs rank; no one who ever ranked above Gold allowed in :)
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  20. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    Yeah that's the idea of Pro-Am... amateurs are players ranked Gold and lower. Pro is Plat / Uber....

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