So we’ve had a couple of 1v1 tournaments which have been a blast. The most recent one started with 16 players and it has whittled down to the Final Four - read more here.
Since most of us have been eliminated (including yours truly!), I’d like to see if we can start another one while those guys finish up … although they are happy to join in also. @SuperDave suggested using “brackets will be built by going alphabetical by the 4th letter of the name”, so that’s what I did:
Similar setup as before with the following mods from default params:
Weapons start at Level3 and are LOCKED (whoever gets W4 first has a too-big-of advantage)
Experimentation and Manufacturing are Expensive to Research
EPIC (64 stars/player) Galaxy with Far Distances
HomeStar is 20/20/4 rather than 5/5/1
Starting Cash is $2000 (don’t spend it all at once!)
You start with ONE star that has 50 ships
The Map is MIRRORED … so you each have IDENTICAL starting positions.
Real-time games favor those who are willing to forgo sleep, so the play is the default 8 ticks/jump turn-based.
Since this is an EPIC map, it will take a while to play out … please do NOT sign up if you can’t commit to AT LEAST a move/day … ideally a couple/day to keep things moving along. Note that you are allowed 48 hours to submit which is to take care of the (hopefully very rare) situation where something comes up in RL and you can’t submit in a day. Since it is 1v1, there is no diplomacy (except razzing your opponent!) and with turn-based, if you are the 2nd person to submit (and advance the turn), then please try to make your subsequent moves and hit that SUBMIT button!
Along those lines, a new time based rule for this tournament is:
One month for any game/round but if everyone else finishes, then you have a week (and at least 2 cycles) to finish. Winner decided by most stars with tiebreaker being most ships.
Update: I wrote this with the intent that games started at the same time - it’s a bit unfair if you are delayed due to an earlier round game taking longer to finish.
Stalling to win by time is lame (in NP and any sport), so please don’t abuse the time limits.
Most of the tournament games finished in 2 weeks, so hopefully we can move along at a similar pace.
I just don’t want people to have to wait around too long and lose interest.
Please reply here if you are interested and once we have a critical mass, I’ll setup a single elimination tournament.