SWBF1 Summer Tournament [IDEAS]

Started by Anyder, March 17, 2021, 06:30:52 PM

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Anyder

March 17, 2021, 06:30:52 PM Last Edit: March 17, 2021, 06:35:29 PM by Anyder

Hey there everyone!

First of all, this year we wanted to organize something special for all SWBF1 players so that we can all enjoy this game together. Every summer (or most of them) we have been organizing something we wanted you to enjoy, and this year, we want to make it perfect for you!

So, let's begin with some basics:

=> The tournament will be hosted on SWBFSpy. This means Steam players will need to copy their games into a separate folder and add the Steam reversion patch which is available here and on our info website -- feel free to shoot me a DM or send an email if you're having trouble (I strongly recommend joining an MP Monday hosted by our admin and host, Dark_phantom, as means to avoid coming up issues like the CD Key errors).
=> We have not yet come to an idea of how long it could take, probably a 6-week tourney is fine? Drop ideas and suggestions below!
=> We'll manage it mainly here, in our forums, but we recommend using our Discord server which is always available to you, and we'll do everything in our hand to make everyone feel welcome. Voice channels will be created, but I'd appreciate it if I got some help to make sure everything is set up properly.

During the following weeks, I'll try to get some outreach from everywhere and bring players' attention to our forums to get them to sign up, or at least check if this interests them. The point of doing this is to involve as many people as possible in the setup of this event.

I will attach to this post a PDF that contains all the info about the cup, making it more comfortable for everyone to download and share -- will update it until its name has the word "FINAL" at the end.

Unlike previous tournaments, we won't sign up clans or teams. Instead, once all participants sign up as individuals, we'll give each player a random number and teams will be created that way, making it random for everyone. If we find some teams way too unbalanced, we could think of changes.

Once teams are created, we'll need each one of them to give us their "home-planet"/map. To promote the talent from our modders, any map hosted in our forum is available for teams to pick (as if it is built from scratch or is a conversion).

I expect there to be at least 5-6 teams of 5 players, so each team will be able to attack at least 2 teams per week. Those attacks have to be posted on this board by at least one player from each team (make sure to deliberate with your team first).

Each map won will give +5points to the team, losses will subtract -5points. After the 6 weeks, the team with the most points will be considered the winner of the tournament.

The use of client mods are allowed except for:
 => See-through textures.
 => Extended radar.

Now, any suggestions/ideas/modifications are always welcome!

Anyder | Operations Excellence & Communication - SWBF & Player Engagement

Dark_Phantom

My thoughts on it (since nobody else has jumped in yet):
  • 6 weeks is probably fine, maybe even too long considering the number of people that are left.
  • I'm undecided on random teams.  For balance it's probably best but many people like to play with friends
  • I do like the format of this tournament, if you haven't played anything like this, it's definitely a treat.
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Anyder

Quote from: Dark_Phantom on March 24, 2021, 04:44:16 AMMy thoughts on it (since nobody else has jumped in yet):
  • 6 weeks is probably fine, maybe even too long considering the number of people that are left.
  • I'm undecided on random teams.  For balance it's probably best but many people like to play with friends
  • I do like the format of this tournament, if you haven't played anything like this, it's definitely a treat.

Awesome! Thanks for posting DP  :cheers:

Maybe lower it to like 4 weeks? That should be enough time IMO.
Yeah, the randomized teams are just a thought I had so that it'd be balanced, but I believe there can be some changes done to that. I just don't know how to balance it... if anyone has any idea, just post below  :tu:

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Fire

Awesome to see that you guys are still trying to push for interactive activities in SWBF1. I'd be down to join if you guys ever got something going this summer. Good luck!
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Anyder

Quote from: Fire on April 02, 2021, 06:36:28 PMAwesome to see that you guys are still trying to push for interactive activities in SWBF1. I'd be down to join if you guys ever got something going this summer. Good luck!

We'll try to get something done! I thought it could start 31st May, but we'll see what we can come up with. Feel free to drop ideas  :cheers:

Anyder | Operations Excellence & Communication - SWBF & Player Engagement

Anyder

I've made some progress regarding the cup, which can be found below. Trying to include previous feedbacks.

Today/Tomorrow I'll try to progress some more and make sure to have all info ready for mid-April, and try to get as many players involved as possible  :cheers:

Anyder | Operations Excellence & Communication - SWBF & Player Engagement

Anyder

Here's the latest update for the tournament! We're close to finishing the draft.

I've attached the PDF file and I think I'm just missing what is allowed and what isn't regarding modding, so hopefully we'll have it finished by the end of the week, and start promoting it soon  :cheers:

Anyder | Operations Excellence & Communication - SWBF & Player Engagement