Issue 66: 24/03/09
Hello tournament fans. Spring has finally arrived, and with it, some new tournaments.
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Thanks, and enjoy!
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Even though this is a little late, with St. Paddy's day being a week ago I thought I would write about it. I hope you had fun, because I sure did. In this article is a little interview between yours truly and Oaktown
, the creator of the St. Paddy's day map. First some fun facts about the St. Paddys day celebration.
1.Over 3 days exactly 5,883 games were completed.
2.Thats 1,961 games a day.
3.And about 82 every hour.
Now a interview with the one, the only, Oaktown
. Let's give him a round of applause. (WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO) (Come on OAK) (
blacky44: How did you come up with the map? Where did you get your inspiration?
oaktown: I was on a plane over the holidays and I started doodling holiday-themed map ideas... easter eggs, clovers, Santa's North Pole, etc. My first doodles were pretty similar to how the map came out in the end. When I pitched the idea of a short-run holiday map I received positive feedback, so I ran with it. I have to give big props to the rest of the mod team for their help and their secrecy through the process.
blacky44: Will you create another map, like for this Easter? Will there be a party on CC for Easter?
oaktown: I won't be creating an Easter map, but I would like to spring another map on you all sometime down the road. And even if I knew what it would be I probably wouldn't tell... it's really more fun if it's a surprise, isn't it?
blacky44: Will this map be used next year?
oaktown: Can't really say - that'll be up to the admins to decide. Since I can't seem to get a break in any of my games on the map, I'd like a second crack at it next year!
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks News Hound. This is blacky44
saying Peace Out.
The completed tournament with the most players is Natewolfman
’s One Shot, One Kill
Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.Teams TournamentsCC Golf ChampionshipsOrganizer: ronc8649Little Big World 2Organizer: naxusNFL Doubles 2008Organizer: SerbiaMarch Madness Doubles TournamentOrganizer: JCKingThe James Doubles InvitationalOrganizer: KotaroJR’s 2 v 2 Challenge IIOrganizer: JOHNNYROCKET24Doubles – Classic ArtOrganizer: JoshyBoyDBZ’s Space MadnessOrganizer: dividedbyzeroNational Invitational Doubles Style TournamentOrganizer: JCKingEurotripOrganizer: NataschaTOO and EoEG’s Dubs TourneyOrganizers: TheOtherOne
, EagleofGreenErthIIHF Women’s World Hockey ChampionshipOrganizer: keiths31Puzzle MixOrganizer: PaulusH
Using a 4x4 windmill setup
Game invitations contain a puzzle to solve for entering, first to send on 2 April 1 versus 1 TournamentsAround All CC’s Maps: Doodle EarthOrganizer: HighlanderAttackAround All CC’s Maps: DiscworldOrganizer: HighlanderAttack2009 AFL TournamentOrganizer: LLLUUUKKKEEE2009 NFL SeasonOrganizer: ddogphxAround All CC’s Maps: D-Day: Omaha Beach!Organizer: HighlanderAttackChampionship Series: CrosswordOrganizer: barterer2002Championship Series: Conquer ManOrganizer: barterer2002General TournamentsTrains Across the SeaOrganizer: drake_pk7Kot’s Random Feudal SinglesOrganizer: KotaroThe Sailorseal CupOrganizer: sailorsealnameOrganizer: orgBack to the Original Classic TournamentOrganizer: Simon ViavantTerritory WarOrganizer: naxus007: #2: From Russia With LoveOrganizer: danalanb00060’s Classic Shapes Tournament IVOrganizer: b00060Escalating European DreamOrganizer: NataschaHired GunOrganizer: king samTranscontinental Speed LeagueOrganizer: DJ TeflonThe Winner only takes a Little BitOrganizer: OliverFAI Can’t See a Thing!Organizer: JoshyBoyMelee AssassinOrganizer: poptartpsycho182009 NCAA FootballOrganizer: blacky44Amazzony’s Assassinations IIIOrganizer: amazzonySpeed Terminator IIOrganizer: DJ TeflonCapture the FlagOrganizer: HopscotcherKing of the HillOrganizer: lhcguy
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!The Five ElementsOrganiser: Kinnison
5x5 divisional play, Hyper-round robin (every combination of 3-, 4-, 5-players, with guaranteed home advantage against EACH combination). 60 games per division, 44 per player (per round). One elimination Round. Each Division Winner advances to a single Final Division.
Elimination round ~25% complete. Expected Tournament Completion : August, 2009.Trippel TrappelOrganiser:
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Everybody played a nice Poker game, so time to go to USA
Planned End Date: 5 MayMac Dinner DateOrganiser:
Using a 5x5 windmill setup
keeper16 will become overall winner
but the dinner date still continues
Planned end date: 10 OctoberBar Double DutchOrganiser: PaulusH
Using a 3x3 windmill setup
The wine is very enjoyable !
Planned End Date: 14 AprilThe Legend of Tor Na’MitOrganizer: Gozar
Round Ten winding down.
Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon. From keiths31:
In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: USA Map Pack
Musical Chairs: Island TourTournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms
Here are some recent tournament winners."AoR Doubles Tournament" -
gcwca_4_life&neanderpaul14"Speed Doodle Assassin Tournament" -
Eagleofgreenerth"Sam's Birthday Bonanza" -
aalii"Pick a Partner Dubs Tournament" -
Blitzaholic&Natascha"Championship Series: Circus Maximus" -
Blitzaholic"Pokemon Diamond" -
barterer2002"WorldFitz Dubs Tourney" -
AAFitz & nikoli_milicki"Around All CC's Maps: Centerscape" -
Lindax"Halloween Tournament" -
martyn"Overlord of Europe" -
zissou2"Top Gun Triples Tournament" -
deliaselene, King_Herpes, & Army Of Achilles"Tourney of Disaster"-
banana_hammocks"Difficult Maps: Quads Edition" -
Shatners Bassoon, Chariot of Fire, Daryth, jpeter15"Conquer The World" -
ShootandMiss"The Random Map Duel" -
knighthawk"ConquerClub World Cup 2008" -
lokisgal, loes, dragon dor, Forza AZ"Mission Survive The Longest V1.3" -
Megadeth666"Card Counting Team Challenge" -
waseemalim, dcc1220 & elric45"Championship Series: Chinese Checkers" -
Bones2484"The Evolutionary Tournament" -
Funkelee"Championship Series: The Citadel" -
Ghost_Rider"Doubles Civil War Reenactment" -
blitzaholic and natascha"Et tu, Brute?"-
downfall & 4red"King of the Mountains" -
Lacika"Around All CC's Maps: Caribbean Islands" -
ultraman"Championship Series: City Mogul" -
wrexham"Best Football Players 2000 NFL Edition" -
nashlloyd"Best Football Player NCAA 2000"-
jly_champion"Fog of Feudal War 2" -
Poisonous86"Battle of the N00bs 5" -
MaroonBeret"Freemium with a premium doubles" -
Bigroo4601 & Wump"Foundry Update 8.1" -
lanyards"Dutch Soccer League 2008/2009" -
Wrexham"The Whole Sha-Bang" -
dcc1220"Realms 2 Challenge!" -
tyler197802198"Little Big World 1v1" -
Zivel"Road to the Final Four" -
Mikalf"Best of the Worst Tournament: Doubles Edition" -
siutiapik & unataqti"Royal Flush Tournament" -
gordito"Championship Series: Cairns Metro" -
The Neon Peon"Who has the highest IQ on CC?" -
ralphcptc"Map Blaster IV: The Pantheon Jihad" -
Lisbon101"Minimalist Tournament" -
This week we had the chance to talk with vykingsfan64
. All the questions in the interview are based off input from newsletter readers. Check in next week for another tournament interview.
Now, on with the Interview!
Q: Hello, vykingsfan64.
A: Hello Gozar.
Q:What makes you interview worthy?
A: I am a man of many words and personalities.
Q:How did you find this website?
A: The great and powerful Google.
Q: Why did you join CC?
A: We were sitting around at work talking about that "famous world dominating board game" so I thought I would try to find one like it to play online.
Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?
A: Just to put more meaning behind the games.
Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?
A: I just woke up one morning with an idea for a tournament so I started it.
Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?
A: Almost 2 years now.
Q:What tournament did you first run?
A: Classic Ladder - it just finished by the way.
Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?
A: The voices in my head tell me ideas.
Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?
A: All the other organizers out there.
Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.
A: Excited and thrilled to be a part of them.
Q:Tell us about your overall tournament experience from when you first joined a tournament to the present day. How has it changed for you? Is it a better experience than before? Worse?
A: I have played and enjoyed many tournaments so far. I think their are many organizers who do a great job.
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: I have run only 2 tournaments so far because they took a long time to complete. I plan on starting another one here in the near future.
Q:What tournaments have you organized?
A: Classic Ladder and 2008 MLB
Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?
A: I really enjoyed 2008 MLB because it is sports related.
Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in? Why?
A: Easily it is flex's NCAA College Hoops tourney's. He does an outstanding job with the standings and his news stories.
Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?
A: It doesn't matter to me, I enjoy both!
Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite? What about other peoples' tournaments?
A: I really prefer the sports themed tournaments.
Q:Are you selective about which types of tournaments you join or do you join just about everything you can fit into your personal game load? If you are selective, do you look for certain styles or organizers?
A: I guess I would say I tend to play as many as I can. I usually will play anything from the same organizers I've played for before.
Q:What would be your dream tournament if someone were to offer to run it for you so that you just had to show up and play? Or, have you already participated in your dream tournament?
A: It doesn't get any better than flex's NCAA College Hoops tourney's. If you like to play 1vs1 games, you have to play in this.
Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?
A: Choosing settings 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 usually have about 10 going at a time. Right now I'm down to about 5 because I have been pretty busy lately.
Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?
Q:Have you ever won a tournament?
A: Yes, I believe I have won 4.
Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?
A: I was playing a blind doubles tourney and made the championship game. After the 2nd turn my partner disappears and deadbeats the game. Probably Optimus Prime's easiest win ever!
Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?
A: One that starts and finishes.
Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?
A: There have been so many great tournaments, it all goes back to the organizer.
Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?
A: Sorry Gozar, but I was really sad to see the "Longwalk" get abandoned. My team was in 1st place you know!
Q: What makes a successful organizer?
A: One that is very organized and keeps the players updated.
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:There are just so many different kinds of games and settings that if you are looking to play, you will find something.
Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?
A: Making all the games. (Almost 2,500 just for MLB)
Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?
A: Just nice to know I have come up with something that other people enjoy playing in.
Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?
A: Not keeping players updated.
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: Making sure I have the time needed for the tourney I am running.
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: Yes, I don't see why not.
Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?
A: I try to update before the next round of games begin.
Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?
A: Sorry newbies, but my answer is NO.
Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?
A: I try to use reserves whenever possible.
Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?
A: Getting rid of or stopping all these makings of new maps.
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: Can't think of anything at the moment.
Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?
A: Don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many great organizers here who are willing to help out and give advise if you need it.
Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point
A: I really only have 1, DEADBEATS.
Q:How much time does CC take from your day?
A:Let's see, I'm at work 10 hours a day so that would be 9/12 hours or so.
Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?
A: No, I don't play well with others.
Q:Who are you?
A: A 33 year old male who has been told he looks like "Tackleberry" from those Police Academy movies.
Q: Why did you pick the name vykingsfan64?
A: My favorite football player was Randall McDaniel. Congratulations to him for making it into the Hall of Fame this year.
Q:Where are you from?
Q:Favourite play colour?
A: Blue, easiest to see.
Q:Favourite and least favourite map?
A: I like the USA map the best. I really hate all those gimmicky maps (They know who they are: AOR and AOM and stuff)
A: Seqential, Flat, Chained, No Fog
Q:Freestyle or sequential?
A: Sequential, Freestyle is for cheaters!
Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?
A: Classic Ladder 2 -trying to think of a way to be 1vs1 this time.
Q: Any parting shots?
A: Packers Suck!
Q: Thank you for your time.
A: No Gozar, Thank You!
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