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June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby DoomYoshi on Sat May 31, 2014 9:55 pm

Official Monthly Challenge for June 2014
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On June 12, 1964:
Quartus de Wet wrote:The crime of which the accused have been convicted, that is the main crime, the crime of conspiracy, is in essence one of high treason. The state has decided not to charge the crime in this form. Bearing this in mind and giving the matter very serious consideration I have decided not to impose the supreme penalty which in a case like this would usually be the proper penalty for the crime, but consistent with my duty that is the only leniency which I can show. The sentence in the case of all the accused will be one of life imprisonment.


With these words, Nelson Mandela began his 26 year prison term.

To go from a black man in prison, to an internationally respected leader, one needs fundamental teamwork skills. As such, all the games are team games. As is the case of organized resistance, those in power will seek to deny your right to communicate effectively. With No Spoils and No Forts, your armies will be isolated. Can you work together to achieve the greater good?

RIP Nelson Mandela, 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013
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NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
All you need to do is join, collect the required number of points, and win at least one game started between June 3 and June 30 with the following settings:



Settings
Map: South Africa 1885
Players per game: Any
Game Type: Doubles, Triples, Quadruples, Polymorphic (2, 3, 4)
Initial Troops: Automatic
Round Limit: 20
Play Order: Sequential or Free Style
Spoils: No Spoils
Reinforcements: No Reinforcement
Special Gameplay: Fog and Trench optional
Round Length: Casual or speed

Medal Criteria
You need at least 50 Points for the General Achievement Medal and 180 Point for the Challenge Achievement Medal.
Each bronze token is worth 1 point - they are gained for joining the games
Each gold token is worth 3 points - upon winning, one gold token is awarded per # of teams defeated.


The settings that must be present are South Africa, Team or Polymorphic, No Spoils, No Reinforcement, Automatic and Round Limit of 20.
Please double check and make sure you have all these settings set.
The other settings are open.

Wins will still be counted until July 31.

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Re: June Challenge: Delayed

Postby DoomYoshi on Sat May 31, 2014 9:56 pm

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Who can play a Challenge?
All challenges are open to everyone, although freemiums may have a problem meeting the game load.

How do we join?
All you have to do is a)create games that meet the requirements or b)join games that meet the requirements. They can be private, public or even tournament games. Team CC is not creating any games, the whole thing is done by users. There is a game-join link at the top of the first post.

What are the prizes?
For reaching the Challenge Goal you get one of the rarest medals on the site, the Challenge medal. Challenges only come around once, if you miss it, you won't ever have another chance.
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For completing the Challenge, one receives a General Achievement medal.
For scoring the most points in the Challenge: 1 Green Conquer Star
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For those who finish in 2nd-5th place in the Challenge and achieve the Goal: 1 Blue Conquer Star
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When do I get my prize?
Soon after you meet the requirements!

How is deadbeating dealt with?
Please report deadbeats in your games, I will do a random check. Inventory items will stay, but medals might be taken away if the deadbeats points do not allow for a medal.

Rulings
1. Deadbeats will have entry points stripped.
2. Wins by round limit count as normal wins.
3.Games can always have round limits but they never need to. Over-ruled for this challenge
4. Inventory relating to the challenge will vanish at the end of May.

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Re: June Challenge: Delayed

Postby DoomYoshi on Sat May 31, 2014 9:56 pm

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Re: June Challenge: Delayed

Postby kizkiz on Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:50 pm

In :D
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Re: June Challenge: Delayed

Postby Tviorr on Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:05 pm

Great work with the challenges so far. We can wait a bit for the June one. - Looking forward to it a lot though =D>
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby DoomYoshi on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:15 pm

Bump so people can see we are almost live.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby jonofperu on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:09 pm

What are the requirements for a challenge medal?
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Tviorr on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:36 am

180 points
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby betiko on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:59 am

Tviorr wrote:180 points



Where do you see this?

If it s the case this is bollocks. The challenge medal has just turned into a "join the most games possible" fest. Unplayable for higher ranks.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby redspyder on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:22 am

betiko wrote:The challenge medal has just turned into a "join the most games possible" fest. Unplayable for higher ranks.


Not only unplayable for "higher ranks" but also unplayable for those who have a life outside of CC. Disappointing since these challenges could be fun. Make the requirements less ridiculous and you would have one more participant.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Wingnut 16ga on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:33 pm

Why is it unplayable for the higher ranks? It's not limited to lower ranks anyone can join.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby IcePack on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:35 pm

I'll pass on this one
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby kizkiz on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:45 pm

Tviorr wrote:180 points


According tot he first post
"NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
All you need to do is join and win at least one game started between June 3 and June 30 with the following settings:"

Reads as one win gets you the medal
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Swifte on Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:31 pm

kizkiz wrote:
Tviorr wrote:180 points


According tot he first post
"NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
All you need to do is join and win at least one game started between June 3 and June 30 with the following settings:"

Reads as one win gets you the medal


That is definitely not the case. Check the Scoreboard here, see the section about Major Contest Rewards.

What you quoted there is misleading... I'm not even sure what the purpose behind that statement is, DY? Other than to emphasize that you do need at least 1 win to be considered at all...
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby boow on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:49 pm

redspyder wrote:
Not only unplayable for "higher ranks" but also unplayable for those who have a life outside of CC. Disappointing since these challenges could be fun. Make the requirements less ridiculous and you would have one more participant.


I agree that it seems like certain players are able to win the challenge simply by playing hundreds of games.

Maybe there should be medals awarded to both the top point achiever, and top win/games played ratio (with an appropriate minimum games). I understand the ratio may lead to people no longer joining games once they achieve the minimum games played and have a decent ratio. But it seems like some players are turned off by the idea that the challenges are currently completely volume based, so the number of participants may be similiar under either scenario.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby JOHNNYROCKET24 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:54 pm

I like the monthly challenges. Just not big on the maps and options that are used.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm

kizkiz wrote:
Tviorr wrote:180 points


According tot he first post
"NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
All you need to do is join and win at least one game started between June 3 and June 30 with the following settings:"

Reads as one win gets you the medal


To sign up, you join a game.

As opposed to signing up via PM or thread post.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby umbrellaman on Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:27 pm

Just like I predicted last month more people dropping out. All you have to do is switch the criteria for the general achievement medal and the challenge medal and more people would go for it. Sitting out again this month. The only thing this rewards is people who can join and play a ton of games at once. Anyone that has a sliver of a life outside of CC will have a hard time with this.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby anonymus on Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:19 am

DoomYoshi wrote:Official Monthly Challenge for June 2014
Brought to you by DoomYoshi and the Community Team


CLICK HERE TO JOIN GAMES

On June 12, 1964:
Quartus de Wet wrote:The crime of which the accused have been convicted, that is the main crime, the crime of conspiracy, is in essence one of high treason. The state has decided not to charge the crime in this form. Bearing this in mind and giving the matter very serious consideration I have decided not to impose the supreme penalty which in a case like this would usually be the proper penalty for the crime, but consistent with my duty that is the only leniency which I can show. The sentence in the case of all the accused will be one of life imprisonment.
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The settings that must be present are South Africa, Team or Polymorphic, No Spoils, No Reinforcement, Automatic and Round Limit of 20.
Please double check and make sure you have all these settings set.
The other settings are open.

Wins will still be counted until July 31.

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I missed the 20-round-limit demand on my poly-games, can they still count towards the challange, since obviously noone would create games with these stupid settings if wasnt for the challange? no forts.. its stupid enough to be obviously meant for this right?

EDIT; just saw i need to just join a ton of games to get this medal anyways so, i think i'll pass anyhow.. whats up with that the last months just joining the most games gives you the "win"?

april sort of made sense.. even though winner obviosly just joined 1200games joining 20 still was enough to clear the challange.. this is jus stupid..
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EDIT: http://www.conquerclub.com/game.php?game=14501922 game finished in 9 rounds anyways?
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Pirlo on Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:24 am

still no mod confirmation of the points required to win the challenge medal?
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby DoomYoshi on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:24 am

Pirlo wrote:still no mod confirmation of the points required to win the challenge medal?


It says in the original post. 30 for GA, 180 for CA.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby iAmCaffeine on Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:29 am

I will play for the GA but the CA is not worth it, especially when the settings each month are deliberately unpopular.

Edit: the scoreboard says it all. RICHARDJOHN is top with 104 points and hasn't completed a game yet. Base these challenges on quality instead of quantity and the winners will have actually earned their medals.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Frito Bandito on Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:02 am

Agreed, or anyone who like's variety in their games-and has a life.
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Tviorr wrote:180 points



Where do you see this?

If it s the case this is bollocks. The challenge medal has just turned into a "join the most games possible" fest. Unplayable for higher ranks.
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Re: June Challenge: Mandela, a Retrospective

Postby Pirlo on Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:05 pm

DoomYoshi wrote:
Pirlo wrote:still no mod confirmation of the points required to win the challenge medal?


It says in the original post. 30 for GA, 180 for CA.


sorry, must have missed it!
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