Everyone knows three player games suck because they usually devolve into bickering about who's stronger and "why are you attacking me when X is running away with the game?" nonsense. It's been years since I've played a three player game for this reason, so I decided to make a tournament of three player games with a catch--you must be absolutely silent in game chat!
Consider it your sacred vow. Not even a harmless "gg" will be tolerated by this good friar! The rest of the basics:
All games will be for three players.
Groups of six will play a round robin on the three maps in the group of their choosing.
Settings for all games will be auto, sequential, nuclear, chained, and foggy.
The winner of each game receives three points. Second place gets one point. No points will be awarded for third place.
The top two point-getters in each group at the end of round-robin play will go on to the final round.
The winner of each group will chose one of their group's maps to be used in the final round.
If necessary, ties will be broken first by win totals, then by a 1:1(or if needed a 1:1:1)game on each of the three group maps.Most importantly GAME CHAT OF ANY SORT IS NOT ALLOWED!!!
Since everyone makes mistakes, the first infraction will simply result in a warning. Every additional infraction after that(up to three)will see a point taken from your total for each instance. If you should break your sacred vow of silence four times over the course of the tourney you will be asked to leave the monastery and will be disqualified from the rest of the event.
Warnings and infractions WILL
carry over from the first round into the finals.
The final round will be another round-robin played by the qualifiers from the first round on the maps chosen by group winners.
Tournament champion will be the one with the most points accrued in the final round.
Points WILL NOT
carry over from the first round into the finalsThe maps: (Please indicate which group you would like to join when signing up. Failure to do so will result in you not being accepted into the tournament as it does not appear you're able to read instructions)
[6/6] Western Group:
Central America, Haiti, Golfe du Saint-Laurentcontreras.alefairmanGen. RamsarelliianphullnebsmithRisk_Averse
[6/6] Eastern Group:
Hong Kong. Japan, IndochinaErlandharvmaxMoB DeadlyRobbieDubswimmerdude99wilkinc
[6/6] Central Group:
Cyprus, Iceland, IrelandDukasaurmachrsneanderpaul14nibothaVaiciusperchorin
Other requirements to join: As stated in the tourney thread title, you must have 1800+
points at the time of signup (and not significantly fewer at the granting of privileges) to take part. I reserve the right to deny entry to anyone I've had bad tournament experiences with in the past. Finally you'll have 24 hours to join your games once they've been sent out, then another 24 once you've been reminded and if you still fail to join your games you're out. Sorry but premium members only
due to the large amount of games involved.
Thanks and good luck to all!Addenda:
1. I would hope anyone with a score of 1800+ would know this already, but you just never know with some people so let's make it official. No game chat means there can be no in-game diplomacy, and secret diplomacy i.e. communicating with your opponent via wall post or pm is and always will be an illegal and site-ban punishable offence. Secret diplomacy (or indeed diplomacy of any kind) are not allowed in this tournament. You'll just have to win these games on your own folks.
2. While I myself will be taking part in this tournament I also reserve the right to make in game official announcements in game chats. These will be things like reminders to be quiet or notice that an infraction has been made. I will preface these in game announcements with the [official announcement] tag in game chat and will not
abuse my power as head abbot to utter any non-essential or personal statements in game chat. If I make any mistakes (It is my habit to say 'good luck' for example) I will duly penalize myself in good Catholic fashion (and on the scoreboard).
3. If someone breaks their vow of silence to bait or flame you it is not acceptable
to reply in any way.
Two wrongs don't make a right, turn the other cheek etc. etc. I will punish the transgressors myself and be keeping an eye on all the games. This includes both verbal and non-verbal communication i.e. "<====3" in game chat is also unacceptable.