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Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:49 pm
by Night Strike
Play-Now Tournaments
(Formerly Reserves Threads Policy)
Announced May 8, 2008
Revised August 10, 2010

In nearly every tournament, there are players who sign up to compete but never show up when it comes time to join their game(s). Most tournaments start out with a couple reserves for just such a case, but what should the organizer do when their list has been depleted? The option to start sending PMs to players is always there, but many organizers have chosen to create a new thread specifically for recruiting reserves. In an effort to help players interested in play-now spots sift through those requests more quickly, we're now going to combine all the reserves request threads into one permanent stickied thread at the top of the Create/Join a Tournament Forum. Here's how the thread will work:

  • ORGANIZERS ONLY will make one new post in the thread requesting reserves for their tournament.
  • The post needs to include information on the # of reserves needed, the game settings, and a link to the main thread.
  • A player wishing to join a Play-Now Tournament must go to the actual tournament thread and post only in that thread if they are interested in joining. Player-posts in the stickied thread will be deleted without notification (whether the organizer gets their interest or not).
  • ONE WEEK after the organizer's post is made, it will be deleted from the thread to keep the thread from becoming cluttered. If your reserve need is filled before the one week has ended, please edit out the text of your post and it will be deleted by a Director.
  • Here's an example post:
    Point Grabbers VII

    I am looking for 3 players who are interested in playing in the Point Grabbers VII tournament. The games are 1 vs 1 with flat rate spoils and chained reinforcements. If you would like to join the fun, please post in the thread linked below, or contact Optimus Prime with a PM.

    Point Grabbers VII
  • If you still need reserves after the one week, you may make a new post.

This new method of finding reserves should make it easier on players as they do not have to sift through several threads in the forum to find the tournaments that are immediately taking players. It should also help organizers by making sure all reserve players are posted in their tournament thread and they don't have to check multiple places for reserves. Anyone is still welcome to send out PMs to gain reserves. The stickied thread will also have a permanent entry as an Open Tournament in the Tournament Database.

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:02 am
by Dako
You might also say that interested players can subscribe to the forum topic via Control Panel or RSS reader - they will receive a notification of the new post (ie new callout for reserves) made in the topic.

This way all the interested people in play-now tournaments will be notified about the slots right away!

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:54 am
by Night Strike
Dako wrote:You might also say that interested players can subscribe to the forum topic via Control Panel or RSS reader - they will receive a notification of the new post (ie new callout for reserves) made in the topic.

This way all the interested people in play-now tournaments will be notified about the slots right away!


Awesome idea. I added it to the bottom of the post in that thread.

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:20 am
by amazzony
Cool addition, thanks for it! Hopefully it will make finding reserves easier in the future :D

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:37 am
by amazzony
My first experience with this is great :D For 2009-10 NCAA Football 1v1 tournament I got 4 reserves (needed only 2) with less than 24 hours and first person signed up 11 hours after I made the post.

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:54 am
by sensfan
My experience with this unbelievable! Within 4 hours I found the person I needed! Thank you!
:D

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:58 am
by Sir. Ricco
sensfan wrote:mini hockey season

I need someone to play on team Gladiators in the mini hockey season. It is a tourney consisting of 82 rounds, and you will be playing 4 to 5 games per round. I am looking for a premium, but freemium may be accepted. Tournament starts sunday. Please pm me if you are interested.

Here's the link: http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=122716

This isn't the place. http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=124042

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:21 pm
by barterer2002
Looks like we're going to need a couple in the History of the World.
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=124056&start=120

1 game at a time
varied settings/maps-themed to History of US
Round 1 played on New World 5 player escalating unlimited sequential fog

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:10 pm
by Lindax
barterer2002 wrote:Looks like we're going to need a couple in the History of the World.
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=124056&start=120

1 game at a time
varied settings/maps-themed to History of US
Round 1 played on New World 5 player escalating unlimited sequential fog


Wrong thread Bart. I copied it in the other thread. ;)

Lx

Re: Play-Now Tournaments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:10 am
by Sir. Ricco
Lindax wrote:
barterer2002 wrote:Looks like we're going to need a couple in the History of the World.
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=124056&start=120

1 game at a time
varied settings/maps-themed to History of US
Round 1 played on New World 5 player escalating unlimited sequential fog


Wrong thread Bart. I copied it in the other thread. ;)

Lx

You should lock this thread.