Issue 52: 17/12/08

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Issue 52: 17/12/08

Postby Gozar on Wed May 27, 2009 7:33 pm

Issue 52: 17/12/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
The holiday season fast approaches. Hope you have fun!
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Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Holiday Mapmaking Competitions in Full Swing!

The Foundry Holiday Map-Making Competitions got underway this week, and there have been many creative entries from both amateur and foundry regular map-makers. The Central America Amateur Open has hosted 5 unique maps made by novices in the Map-Making business, although some of them could be mistaken for maps made by regular map-makers. It was thought there would be many entries for the Centerscape Redux Competition for Foundry Regulars, but to many peoples disappointment, only 4 of the best submitted a piece for the competition, therefore making it a very one-sided competition.

Central America Amateur Open

This is a very tight competition with only 2 days of voting left, Entry 2, 3, 4 & 5 are all fairly close in the voting scheme of things, while Number 1 is a simpler map and therefore is lacking votes. More than 300 votes have been cast in this competition, Are you one of them? If you haven’t cast your vote for the Central America Amateur Competition then click this link :arrow: VOTE! HERE

The Centerscape Invitational

Yes that’s right the Centerscape Mangled Concoction will be no more once this competition is done, we will have a new themed map that we can all understand. There have been 4 entries and each one has a unique theme, it is certainly worth visiting the thread to check out all the voting action and to view the one-sided vote that is now so evident. To add to the one-sidedness or to balance out the competition please click this link and vote for your favourite map :arrow: VOTE! HERE

Here is what one of the Cartography Assistants had to say:
gimil wrote:About the competitions, I have to say that I am happy with the enthusiasm and quality that the foundry has shown through both competitions currently being run.

In the The Centerscape Invitational the pro map-makers have produced some lovely work but it is the amateur Central America Amateur Open where I have been most impressed. In my opinion I would have to say that the quality of maps produced by the amateurs have easily outweighed the pros. Hopefully the amateurs stick around and become the next generation of pro map-makers.

This is definetly one of the best competitions the foundry has ever run. Special mention goes to oaktown who put the hard work in that made this fantastic competition possible.

Merry Christmas,
gimil



This Competition will not only see a new map for Centerscape but could also see entries that didn’t make it succeeding outside the competition…

This is exciting news for us here in the Tournaments Forum, two brand new maps to play around with and let our imaginations run wild with new possibilities for Tournaments!

Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
If you have an idea for a good story please feel free to PM samuelc812



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Who was the first person to obtain the maximum amount of Tournament Contribution medals?

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Super Triples Tournament
Organizer: LB Ninja

Triple World War II
Organizer: fantanyser

2009 Players of the Year Tournament
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Doubles Team Challenge
Organizer: skillfusniper33

1 versus 1 Tournaments

JR’s 1v1 Challenge II
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

Cundy Comp I: Feudal War
Organizer: Cundy

ULEB Cup 2008/2009
Organizer: Fipa

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis


General Tournaments

NHL League
Organizer: sensfan

Doodle Deathmatch!
Organizers: LFAW and DAT_WAT_SHE_SAID

Hitman: Asia
Organizer: ralpcptc

My Map is Better than Yours
Organizer: ralphcptc

Tupence’s Little Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Bigger, Better, European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Big Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

The Dungeon Explorers
Organizer: cupid1080

One Chance to Assassinate
Organizer: coded

Stephan’s 4 Man Freestyle
Organizer: Stephen Wayne

First Adjacent Attacks Tournament
Organizer: n00blet

Continental Champions
Organizer: sammy324

Pokemon Diamond
Organizer: Zoebear1

Champion of Iceland
Organizer: negoeien

The N Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

Tour de France]
[b]Organizer: a.sub

Kill the Rat: Prison Riot
Organizer: The Neon Peon

Grand World Marathon
Organizer: Tupence

Kotaro’s New World Singles Tourney
Organizer: Kotaro

8 Thoughts Map Only
Organizer: megadeth666

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Win them All Tourney
Organizer: spidey

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes


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Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!

12 Battles of Christmas II
Organiser: cazmart
HighlanderAttack is the overall champion as he won the Elves division.
The Elves also won the overall leading the Reindeer 7-3 with only 2 matches left.

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Only 9 people still drinking tea

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Pearl
No group yet in Berlin
Planned end date: 1 March

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Several people did sing a rather nice first song, others can improve

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Seven is winding down.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now running.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

From PaulusH: Mac Dinner Date

From amazzony: Fantastic Four Quads Tournament - End of December/Start of January

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Wrestling Tournament" -sapato
"12 Battles of Christmas" -HighlanderAttack
"Termination: Crossword" -ZionT
"JR's 1v1 Challenge I" -prismsaber
"Blitz Masters Quads Tournament" - Benjikat is Dead, Lt. Pie, Waseemmalim, Velvecarrots
"Battle for Madagascar 1v1" -negoeien
"Around All CC's Maps: Alexanders Empire" -pogophiles
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" -topper
"Around All CC's Maps: Ancient Greece" -Blitzaholic
"AOM Singles" -demonfork
"2008 Sprint Cup Series" -aspalm
"Foundry Update 6.0" -killmanic
"Around All CC's Maps: Australia" -zissou2
"Best Movie Ever, CC Edition" -gehrem
"Just Win a Game II" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Subprime Crisis 2008" -gunner1980
"AOR 3 Singles 1v1 2500+" -DBandit70
"King of Merchant" -blitzaholic, davidwain, nephilim
"2500+ Midkemdil 1v1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Africa" -elmerfudd
"Qwert Bracket Tournament III" -Natewolfman
"Space 2500+ 1v1 Singles" -Reptile
"Conquer the Continents" -Godd
"Canadian Football League 2008" -vexx & goggles paisano
"2500+ Malta 1 on 1 Singles" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Arms Race!" -joriki
"Around All CC's Maps: Archipelago" -Blitzaholic
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament 3" -gamefreakguy
"Oasis Single" - -Maximus-
"Territories Become Alive" -harvmax
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 2" -Sir. Ricco
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 3" -Vikorus
"Star Wars II" -MudPuppy, ultraman, otis89 and magneto_acolyte
"Supreme Feudal Doubles Tournament" -Tammy Delee and Homer_Jay
"Assassins of the World" -RAM16
"Square Dancing" -Gehrem
"Fantasy World Cup Championship" -Gehrem and Endar1077
"Short WW2 Tournament" -blockhead15
"The Private/Lower Tournament" -scottishleaf
"The 8 Thoughts" -Zissou2
"Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tournament" -ubcman64
"H-O-R-S-E" -LFAW
"Literature Prize" -killmanic
"Don't Take Too Long: Bracket Edition" -amazzony
"CC Gaming Tour 08" -NoobX200
"Snowy Rock Races" -Shino Tenshi
"Battle of Actium" -elmerfudd
"US Pro Sports Showdown" -killmanic


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As promised, this time we will look more closely into some tags that I'm using and find very useful both to myself and to players who play in my tournaments. Before I get to specific tags, I would like to write a few words how to put the tags into your message/post the most easy way. For some of you it may be simple but I think that explaining it won't hurt.

  • To add tags, may it be color, size or anything else, you have 2 possibilities. First possibility is to enter the tag(s) and then type your text between them. Another possibility is to write the text first, then highlight/select what you wish to put between tags and then press the tag button.
  • First I would like to introduce you the most common one used in tournament forums. I'm sure that many players and organisers are very grateful for this one.
    • It's game-tag and looks like this: [Game][/Game]
    • This is an easy way to get to games fast. Putting game number between the tags makes a simple shortcut to the game so players could enter it and organisers check the results fast. Are you a player looking to post results or an organiser sending out games, this is the tag that you should always use.
    • How to use it. To get this: Game 123456; type this:
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      [Game]123456[/Game]
  • An upgrade to game-tag is to-tag and it looks like this: [to][/to]
    • This is meant for organisers who wish to put an extra effort into sending out games. I personally don't use it because it's not in the "tag-strip" so I have to type it every time I wish to use. Secondly I think that if people first see the game they are joining then it might help to avoid joining wrong-setting games. So, I just don't find it comfortable enough to use but I understand completely people who wish to use it and I encourage to test it out to see if it's suitable for you.
    • How to use it. To get this: View Game 123456 (Auto-Join Game); type this:
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      [to]123456 password[/to]

      Of course, "PASSWORD" needs to be replaced with the actual password of the specific game.
  • Last tag that I will introduce is spoiler and it looks like this:
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    [spoiler][/spoiler]

    • I think the main purpose of this is to avoid awfully long posts so loading and scrolling wouldn't take forever. How you wish to use it is up to you and your imagination. I'm personally using it to keep a long schedule short in here (scroll down after scoreboard). To see/hide what's hidden behind spoiler, just click show/hide.
    • How to use it. To get this:
      show
      type this:
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      [spoiler]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]

      You can also "name" your spoilers like this:
      show: schedule

      Code: Select all
      [spoiler="schedule"]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]


That's it for this time. Please send me your questions, comments, feedback and complaints. May it be a simple sentence like "keep it up" or "enough of the crap, we don't need it". We can put it into newspaper under your name or anonymous or just answer the things by private message if you wish.

Waiting for your messages, full of BBCode!


amazzony



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Megadeth666was unable to complete the interview planned for next week. Interviews returns next week, when we have a chat with Japs. The interview is based on your questions. You can send them in here.


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Interview with Japs Reader submitted interview questions

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