HippieBroker wrote:you have other games in this tourney that have gone past 25 rounds. So why is that not allowed here?
No need to respond to that. Everyone already knows why.
Comment from BoFM perspective:
No need to be sore losers after you made fools of yourselves with your rediculous jumping-to-conclusions making-as-much-fuss-as-possible-behaviour.
pearl makes some excellent points. For example, had you managed to stay alive a couple of rounds more in the penultimate game to finish - Das Schloss (another no spoils) - you would be advancing by one point with no complaint from your opponents.
You made a poor choice of map and settings and ran out of time. The final whistle is about to blow and you are at the wrong end of the pitch.
In addition, if you become more sportsmanlike in the future, you may find you are more able to negotiate with your opponents.
If you can learn from these mistakes you may find success in the future.From a Clan & TO perpectives combined.
Your most vocal complainant and another regular complainer made PM apologies to me.
It was strange that this was not done publicly after the lengths they had gone to to make their accusations in various threads and forums, and seemingly by as many means as possible.
From their subsequent comments, it is clear that these apologies were not geniune, and some kind of attempt to hope that I personally would change the rules for FOED's benefit, or something to that effect.
Comment from TO perspective:
Nobody is going to change the rules for the benefit of FOED.
I know of 1 team game which went beyond 25 rounds by agreement between two MOW's whose clan's had been amicable towards each other. I allowed an extension of 3 rounds only. The game finished as a draw and one of the MOW's recorded the wrong result - the relevant MOW was asked to record the result correctly. This made no difference to the final outcome in any case. If there are any other incidents such as this please let me know and I will have the MOWs adjust their scoring accordingly.
FOED did not seek to request an extension with their opponents.
I wish you luck in future tournaments and hope you accept the rules you sign up for in a sportsmanlike manner.