Issue 55: 07/01/09

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Issue 55: 07/01/09

Postby Gozar on Wed May 27, 2009 7:35 pm

Issue 55: 07/01/09

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers. Happy New Year!
Hope you all had an enjoyable break. Time to dive right back into things. Sadly, our news team shrinks yet again as samuelc812 leaves us.
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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samuelc812 wrote:I know i have had a short stay, but it is time for me to say goodbye, but only to the Tournament Newsletter, Don't worry i am going to keep writing for you guys until a replacement is found. I am currently working on another secret project with Foundry C.A. gimil to be revealed at a later date. And because of this, i will no longer be able to honour my commitment to this newsletter, i know the News Hound job has never been one that could be sustained for too long. Happy 2009 all :)

Kind Regards,
samuelc812



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The USA 6 Map Pack, designed for tournaments, has just hit Final Forge!

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

Teams Tournaments

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644

Triples Champion
Organizer: tyler197802198

Bring a Friend Along
Organizer: TaCtiX


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Global Gridiron Showdown
Organizer: skinnerstein

Fog of Feudal War
Organizer: psychobkrazy

King of Doodle Earth!
Organizer: tyler197802198

Road to the Final Four
Organizer: SurgeonGeneral

Extreme Global War…ming!
Organizer: obliterationX

qwert Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: qwert


General Tournaments

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

European League and Champion’s League
Organizer: doochbagbill

Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8

Conquer the Globe
Organizer: the.killing.44

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

The Grand Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves

King of Luxembourg
Organizer: sailorseal

Battle of the N00bs 5
Organizer: a.sub

Game Night!
Organizer: keiths31
Try your luck at one of four games tables (poker, Chinese checkers, crossword or conquer four) for your chance to Wrisk in the finals.

Mac Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Organizer: zissou2

7 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Escape Gilligan’s Island
Organizer: barterer2002

Realms 2 Challenge!
Organizer: tyler197802198

The Whole Sha-Bang!
Organizer: Witt13

Super Quick Tourney V2
Organizer: kratos644

Fit-To-Order Tournament
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Conquer Club Clash League
Organizer: sensfan

The (6 player) League
Organizer: BaldAdonis


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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!

Conquer the New World
Organiser: keiths31
Final round underway...still

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
5 people don't know how they should stop drinking tea

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Montréal
Planned end date: 15 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
First people are singing in Iberia for santa now

Double American Civil War Reenactment
Organiser: Moran555
Round 3 of 7. Entering the second month

College Football Done Right
Organiser: flexmaster33
Alabama (_big_easy_) beats Florida (doochbagbill) in the championship game by a 57-13 score. The Crimson Tide cruised through the tournament winning 11 of the 16 maps they played. Alabama's only challenge came in the quarterfinals when it split maps against USC (Night Strike), but due to some quick victories _big_easy_ came out well in front 45-28 in the scoring formula.
Alabama also beat Oklahoma State 58-16 in the first round and Boise State 66-16 in the semifinals.
This was the first tournament that _big_easy_ has entered on ConquerClub. Well done for the rookie

Thanks to all who played and look for a similar tourney in a couple months if you're interested.
— flexmaster33

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Starting up from a holiday break soon.

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 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


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Race To Conquer the New World" -darbeslod
"Around All CC's Maps:Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Journey To the New World" -Drake_259
"College Football Done Right" -_big_easy_
"The Greatest Nation" -Phr34ky
"A Trip Up the Nile" -joriki
"1v1 Tourney With a Twist" -Chopsiu
"Battle To Rule Doodle Earth II" -saaimen
"8 Man Madness!" -colson
"Around All CC's Maps: Brazil" -Topper
"The Pirate Training Academy" -tanjyr
"Terminator of All Terminators" - MEK
"Foundry Update Halloween Special" -MudPuppy
"Longboreders's Top Terminator Tournament Two" -moguai
"Games Tournament" -Godd
"JRs 1v1 Challenge III" -Diego_CR
"Difficult Maps - Triples Edition" -Velvecarrots, waseemalim, It.pie
"Stephan's 4man Freestyle" -DarthBlood
"Captain Moo's The Apprentice" -MudPuppy
"Montreal Magic Doubles" -Blitzaholic and Osujacket
"Assassinators" -jojo123
"Global Musical Chairs" -Dazoot
"Crazy Dinner Date" -sooupy
"King Tut Tour" -LLLUUUKKKEEE
"WWII Gazala – The Fox Hunt" -ZionT
"Battle of the NOObs 4" -elmerfudd
"Black Ops Squad" -R0k0v
"Best NFL Quarterback of All-Time" -killmanic
"TORNEO ITALIANO" -g3n1u5
"Amazzony's Assassinations II" -dittoeevee8888
"Termination: Waterloo" -killmanic
"Grand Prix Season 1" -Daviedoo
"12 Round Classic Escalating Tournament" -HighlanderAttack
"Coral Coast Singles 1v1" -killmanic
"Formula One" -Individual: Evil Semp, Team: taxmanjile, Forza AZ
"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


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Hey, again! This time I first have to start with an apology because a lot later I noticed I made a mistake in the spoiler section. To name your spoiler, it goes like this:
  • How to use it. You can also "name" your spoilers like this:
    show: schedule

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    [spoiler=schedule]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]

Now lets move on to today's topic which is images and how to put them to forums. This is used to make scoreboards. I'm going to give you step by step introduction how I make my image scoreboards. I'm sure there are other ways and programs to that can be used but I'll give you my point of view.
  1. Making scoreboard. For that I use excel. Those who don't have Microsoft Office can get free programs from internet (for example, OpenOffice).
  2. Making image. When scoreboard is made then I need to make it as image. I use IrfanView for it because it's simple and easy but at the same time gives different options. You can also use Paint of whatever else program that lets you save images.
  3. Getting scoreboard to image. Select everything in excel that you want to be in the image and copy it. Then save it as GIF extension (unless you have a picture or something that needs better quality, then use JPG).
  4. Uploading a picture. If you understood my instruction correctly then you have a picture in your computer now (if you didn't then don't hesitate to message me and ask better ones). To get the picture to forums, you must upload it to some site that hosts pictures. I'm using www.photobucket.com. When using that site make sure that your "image max size default" would be 1 megabyte (it can be changed under options).
  5. Posting to the forums. Now there's just one more step ahead. Copy your image link from photobucket. Either Direct link which means you have to add image or bigimage tag in forums. Or IMG Code which means you already have image tags and you don't have to add them in CC forums. Just copy one of them and in the end, when you want image posted in the forums it has to look like this:
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    [img]DIRECT IMAGE LINK[/img]

    OR
    Code: Select all
    [BigImg]DIRECT IMAGE LINK[/BigImg]

Next time we'll look closer to some other ways how to post scoreboards. A bit late but nevertheless...


Have a Happy New Year!

amazzony



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This week we bring you an interview with Japs. All questions are based on reader suggestions. Our next interview is with a tournament director, Night Strike. You can send in your question in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, Japs.

A:

Q:How did you find this website?

A:I googled risk online because I wanted to find a good online risk game.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:This site was the best online risk page I saw so I joined it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:It seemed like a way to step up my level competition.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I like participating in them so I said why not run one?

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:I have only been doing it for a few months but I think its great!

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:Short WW2 tourny

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: World War two is one of my favorite wars to learn about.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A:Brandon Berry (one of my good friends)

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A:The first I ran a longer version of a WW2 tourney but it was never completed.
The first one I ran in I don't really remember.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"? How many are you running right now?

A:One. I'm thinking about running another and I am participating in Hitman North America.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:

Only one, Short World War 2 tourney

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:My only one 8-)

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in? Why?

A:Hitman so far. Its very entertaining and has some great players.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:right now I'm picking enter because I have a busy holiday season.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I prefer to run them where the winner of each round advances. It is the most clear cut.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A:I find it easier to choose them myself.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A:I am currently in two tournaments. I cant really play a lot though because I am not premium.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A:I had lost so many games by the time I won one I was ecstatic.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Nope, but there is always time :)

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A:It wasnt really a loss, It was more of a failure to correctly organize a tourney...

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A:Fresh Idea, people who want to join, and originality.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A:The CC olympics seems like a very good tourny.

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A:Halloween Tourneys.

Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?

A:Yes I failed to have one completed. Not really in the ones I entered.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:The initiative to follow through with one.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A:I just advertise on my private forms and on the Create Tourney Form. Invite only and restricted tourneys tend to give a greater sense of accomplishment to the winner.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A:I wont lie, Its time consuming. :shock:

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A:Being able to congratulate the winner =D>

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A:Game scheduling and not having any reserves.

Q: With experience comes the wisdom of knowing what mistakes you've made in the past so you can avoid them in the future. What mistakes have you made in your tournaments that you are sure to avoid in future tournaments?

A: Not having reserves. They are a must!!! I will let the signup period go on longer.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A:I think that this is really up to the organizer. If it is a friendly clan tourney sure go ahead and join. If its a out of clan game pick whats best for you.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A:Yes, very helpful and the contestants like to see their ranking.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A:Not mine anyway, deadbeating ruins the games for other people.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A:The reserve system is the fairest that I know of. It would be unfair to give a cook a free pass when a captain is in reserve and doesn't get to join.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A:Not a whole lot, I'm quite satisfied.

Q: If there was something that the Conquer Club administrators could implement into the game to make tournaments easier to manage, what would it be? Similarly, is there anything you would like to see taken away from Conquer Club to make running tournaments easier?

A:It would be tough but a tourny tree so you can show the games and the members in them and who advances to the next game. It would lay the whole thing out. I would not like to see anything taken away.

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A:I cant really voice my opinion here because the premiums are set for making it all fair by playing a lot more games in each round and since I don't pay for it I don't get the bonus.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A:Start Small and work your way up. Its a lot less work and you can see just what needs to be done.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A:1. Organization
2. Getting everyone in the right games
3. Getting privileges
4. Remembering Reserves
5. Keeping everyone patient

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A:30 minutes since I am a Freemium but if I was a premium it would be a lot longer.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A:Im a proud member of KARMA and the Jesus Freaks.

Q:Who are you?

A:I am whatever the time calls for., usually I like to be Nick, Right now I am a member of CC. :D

Q: Why did you pick the name Japs?

A:When I started I was really into learning about the Japanese in World War two and the name just came to me from that.... By the way I'm not Japanese I'm American. I may be related to the U-boat Captain Lemp who lost the Enigma machine to the allies :o and the owners of the Lemp mansion in St. Louis.

Q:Some thought this might be a racist topic. Care to comment?

A:Its not, I liked to learn about them, I'm not trying to discriminate against anyone, my appologies to all offended. ;)

Q:Where are you from?

A:I'm from Waterford, Michigan but I have a lot of family living in Germany, my grandparents came from over there.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Black, I dont know why I just think its a good color.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Conquer-man, its so darn confusing

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Sequential, Flat, No Cards, Unlimited, Fog/No Fog

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: WW2 Pacific, Show the other side of the war the US was involved in.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Don't give up if your a cook or cadet, its a learning experience. I was one for over a year and a half.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Thanks for this conversation and I hope people take something away from it. :D


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Interviews Interview with Night Strike

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Notes

If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

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Tournament Name: (with link)
Organiser Name:
Status:
Brief description or update:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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