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November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:20 pm

Official Monthly Challenge for November 2016
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US Admiral, Richard Evelyn Byrd, with the assistance of his first pilot, Bernt Balchen, became the first person to fly over the South Pole on November 29, 1928.

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The Ceremonial South Pole is an area set aside for photo opportunities at the South Pole Station. It is located around 180 metres (590 ft) from the Geographic South Pole, and consists of a metallic sphere on a short bamboo pole, surrounded by the flags of the original Antarctic Treaty signatory states.

The first attempt to find a route from the Antarctic coastline to the South Pole was made by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on the Discovery Expedition of 1901–04. Scott, accompanied by Ernest Shackleton and Edward Wilson, set out with the aim of travelling as far south as possible, and on 31 December 1902, reached 82°16′ S. Shackleton later returned to Antarctica as leader of the British Antarctic Expedition (Nimrod Expedition) in a bid to reach the Pole. On 9 January 1909, with three companions, he reached 88°23' S – 112 statute miles from the Pole – before being forced to turn back.

The first men to reach the Geographic South Pole were the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911. Amundsen named his camp Polheim and the entire plateau surrounding the Pole King Haakon VII Vidde in honour of King Haakon VII of Norway. Robert Falcon Scott returned to Antarctica with his second expedition, the Terra Nova Expedition, initially unaware of Amundsen's secretive expedition. Scott and four other men reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912, thirty-four days after Amundsen. On the return trip, Scott and his four companions all died of starvation and extreme cold.

In 1914 Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set out with the goal of crossing Antarctica via the South Pole, but his ship, the Endurance, was frozen in pack ice and sank 11 months later. The overland journey was never made.

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Rachael Kelly wrote:On January 1 of each year, scientists at The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station spear a ceremonial pole through the snow to mark the newly-surveyed location of the geographical South Pole. Pictured is the 2016 pole marker, designed and built by machinist Anton Brown and engraved by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin. It was unveiled by the Canadian winter site manager Craig Knott. (Photo: Darren Lukkari/National Science Foundation)

Sources: Antarctic Sun, Wikipedia, Canadian Geographic

NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
Games must start between November 01 and November 30.

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Maps: Antarctica
Players per game: 4, 6, 8
Game Type: Doubles
Initial Troops: Any
Round Limit: Any
Play Order: Any
Spoils: Escalating, Nuclear, or No Spoils
Reinforcements: Any
Special Gameplay: FOG - MANDATORY; TRENCH - optional
Round Length: Casual [24 Hour]

Medal Criteria
Tokens are for WINS only.
73 points are required for a medal.

Each GOLD Token is worth 11 points - NO SPOILS or NUCLEAR SPOILS
Each SILVER Token is worth 3 points - ESCALATING

Wins will be counted until December 31.

NOVEMBER SCOREBOARD

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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby josko.ri on Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:05 am

You wrote players per game 2 and doubles. In my opinion, 4 is minimum players per game for doubles. does it mean 1v1 is also allowed as you wrote players per game 2,4,6,8?
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby cgblack on Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:58 pm

p.s. you are missing the Info link in the November Challenge Event post.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:46 pm

josko.ri wrote:You wrote players per game 2 and doubles. In my opinion, 4 is minimum players per game for doubles. does it mean 1v1 is also allowed as you wrote players per game 2,4,6,8?

Oops, thanks for catching that error. Only doubles games count for this challenge. The OP has been updated to "Players per game: 4, 6, 8."

cgblack wrote:p.s. you are missing the Info link in the November Challenge Event post.

I am aware. The link between here and the event post is done by bW and he needs the public forum post in order to do it. Therefore, there is a delay between when the event posts and when the link is added. It will be added in the foreseeable future.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby dakky21 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:42 pm

You're also having "Soils" instead of "Spoils".... :D
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ooge on Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:43 am

how about some polly or beta maps.for medal progress for future challenges?
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:53 pm

ooge wrote:how about some polly or beta maps.for medal progress for future challenges?

Sure, they will get their turn.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby FreeFalling123 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:24 pm

We've been getting GOLD's for winning the escalating games -- as well as +11 poitns on the scoreboard
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:10 pm

FreeFalling123 wrote:We've been getting GOLD's for winning the escalating games -- as well as +11 poitns on the scoreboard
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Thanks FF, I will look into it.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ooge on Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:01 pm

CatchersMitt14 wrote:
ooge wrote:how about some polly or beta maps.for medal progress for future challenges?

Sure, they will get their turn.


I mention this because I think this map was already used for a past M medal,thanks for making this a team game challenge though.but last months challenge doubs only worth 1pt. Boo! :lol:
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ooge on Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:50 pm

a question,why would anyone make silver token games for this map when the pt difference is so large? 3pts. vs 11pts.

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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:39 pm

ooge wrote:a question,why would anyone make silver token games for this map when the pt difference is so large? 3pts. vs 11pts.

Escalating games are more fun, or at least easier. It depends whether you are here to play for fun, or willing to put your nose to the grindstone and grind your way through a no spoils game to reach the top.

Essentially this should satisfy both markets: a fun option that will be enough to get you a medal, or a hard-core option for those who really want to push themselves and try for first place.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ooge on Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:00 pm

Dukasaur wrote:
ooge wrote:a question,why would anyone make silver token games for this map when the pt difference is so large? 3pts. vs 11pts.

Escalating games are more fun, or at least easier. It depends whether you are here to play for fun, or willing to put your nose to the grindstone and grind your way through a no spoils game to reach the top.

Essentially this should satisfy both markets: a fun option that will be enough to get you a medal, or a hard-core option for those who really want to push themselves and try for first place.


huh..ok well I think 7 games 7 wins so far is fun.This has to be the quickest I have completed an M medal challenge.I guess I did not realize players find escalating more enjoyable.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ConfederateSS on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:43 pm

------What event is coming in December?.......NOT doubles...etc.etc...I hope... ;) ...GET BACK TO SOLO WINS... :D ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... :D :D :D
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:01 pm

ConfederateSS wrote:------What event is coming in December?.......NOT doubles...etc.etc...I hope... ;) ...GET BACK TO SOLO WINS... :D ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... :D :D :D

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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ConfederateSS on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:34 am

CatchersMitt14 wrote:
ConfederateSS wrote:------What event is coming in December?.......NOT doubles...etc.etc...I hope... ;) ...GET BACK TO SOLO WINS... :D ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... :D :D :D

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---------JAPAN also attack HONG KONG on Dec.8th...If more maps are needed... :D ...PLEASE...PLEASE...Solos only...No more doubles etc..etc...Thank You Kindly...ConfederateSS.out!(The Blue and Silver Rebellion)... O:)...I hope The 75th ann. is as AWESOME....:):):)
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby ooge on Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:45 am

for the record I wanted to stop at 80pts but as I had players help me achieve that,I then made games for them to get this medal as well.The result is third place of the scoreboard as well as 3 out of 5 players getting this medal..so far.
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:15 pm

ooge wrote:for the record I wanted to stop at 80pts but as I had players help me achieve that,I then made games for them to get this medal as well.The result is third place of the scoreboard as well as 3 out of 5 players getting this medal..so far.


You're chewing through Challenge scoreboards pretty nicely, lately....:)
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Re: November 2016 - The South Pole

Postby CatchersMitt14 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:58 am

Medals and stars awarded.
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