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Re: The Great War

Postby Hooch on Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:35 am

Symmetry wrote:We're coming up to the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Anything planned?

Will CC be around for the 100 year anny of WWII?
Should we have something kick?

Maybe we could wait 8 years and then it can be the 90th anny of the years of Japanese aggression.

But we shouldn't forget the Italian conquest of Ethiopia.

What to do, what to do...
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Re: The Great War

Postby mookiemcgee on Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:28 pm

DoomYoshi wrote:Quarterly Prizes

Going forward, we will give 1 Green and 1 Blue every quarter.

The Quarterly Green: Will be given to the player at the top of the scoreboard at the end of each quarter. However, the same player can only get it once per year. Thus, if the player on the top of the scoreboard already got one within the last four quarters, it will go to the 2nd place player. If that player already got one in the last four quarters, it will go to the third place player and so on.

The Quarterly Blue: Will be a "most-improved" star. We'll need a snapshot of the scoreboard at the end of each quarter. The player who moves up the most spaces on the scoreboard will win the Blue. If multiple players all jumped the same number of spaces, the one who began at the highest point in the previous quarter will get the star.

Both the Quarterly Green and the Quarterly Blue will come with a GA medal to commemorate the triumph.


I don't mean to be a stick in the mud, and I know some time ago someone already asked about these prizes specifically. But I feel like after 4+ years of the great war tourneys, and 100's if not 1000's of games played I still find it's a little disappointing this ended with such a whimper. No 'Meta' prizes for the event scoreboard were ever issued (not saying any were promised, but several times it was hinted something was coming), and now the event is gone and mostly forgotten so there isn't even anything to brag about anymore. Somehow I just expected more prizes or some kind of medal or something, I can't imagine doing it again (or an event like it) knowing how this ended.

I don't want to undermine how much work Duku and others put into it. It was clearly a huge undertaking, and he did amazing. But the fizzle ending somewhat disrespects how much work Duk put into it along the way
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Re: The Great War

Postby biscuit boy on Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:49 am

I agree with Mookie, I loved playing the tournament and never expected a medal as I'm not good enough. But it ended with a wimper and I've tried to find out who finished in the top 10 and I can't find the scoreboard any longer. I was ready to quit in 2017 but kept playing to finish out this tournament only to end the way it did takes out what was left of me to keep playing.
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Re: The Great War

Postby mookiemcgee on Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:55 pm

biscuit boy wrote:I agree with Mookie, I loved playing the tournament and never expected a medal as I'm not good enough. But it ended with a wimper and I've tried to find out who finished in the top 10 and I can't find the scoreboard any longer. I was ready to quit in 2017 but kept playing to finish out this tournament only to end the way it did takes out what was left of me to keep playing.



https://www.conquerclub.com/public.php? ... vent_id=15

Here is the scoreboard link
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Re: The Great War

Postby djelebert on Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:20 am

Totally agree with mookie. Huge job has been done to put this great tourney on place and to try to maintain motivation for players, and this by duke specially and others big contributors. I though it must have been finished in another way, as everyone, but the actual end, neglecting, is for me like a lack of respect for all who worked and thoses who played this huge tourney.
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Re: The Great War

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:23 am

I haven't given up. I just needed to step back and recharge my batteries. I can't explain just how much this took out of me. I intend to finish it, but for a time I couldn't even look at it.
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:05 pm

If we could ask you to stay tune and be ensure this event will complete somehow, hopefully the way you expect... :twisted:
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Re: The Great War

Postby HitRed on Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:51 pm

Dukasaur wrote:I haven't given up. I just needed to step back and recharge my batteries. I can't explain just how much this took out of me. I intend to finish it, but for a time I couldn't even look at it.


Flitting, ww1 took the life out over everyone.
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Sat May 04, 2019 10:57 am

As I starting point, I have this Wikipedia link very useful to have an idea where we stand with this event

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_I

I will read through it and try to link all the tournaments that has been completed, then we should be able to get the heads back in and following this timeline will help us identifying the event we want to capture to continue this Great War stuff and bring it to the end everyone wants to see.

Thanks for understanding 8-)
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Re: The Great War

Postby Dukasaur on Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm

Mad777 wrote:try to link all the tournaments that has been completed

Most of the work of linking all the tournaments has already been done:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13hp18u3nJb6WXDpsb8oVxktCoWwS0ow9fCK5jszWOpI/edit?usp=sharing

Only the last few months weren't updated. I thought jytreberg was going to take this over but he seems to have gotten busy with other things. There are only a few tournaments for which the start dates weren't entered, but there are a lot more for which the end dates weren't entered.
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 am

Hi all GW members, I'm now getting a list of remaining tournaments, I would like to get a pace of 2-3 tournament launch per month, and making a goal to end this event November 2020 (2 years behind the original schedule but keeping the month of the Armistice as a cutoff).

I'm looking to gather writers to help compiling story for each upcoming battle/episodes remaining of this WWI event, I'm ready to create as much tournament needed, my writing skills aren't that great other than copy/paste from Wikipedia, so having couple of nice members who wants to get this back moving forward would be helpful, I have also launched an internal call with members who actively participated so far but I feel few more would help...

Send me PM if you are interested, and thanks all of you for being patient, this should go back live very soon 8-)

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Re: The Great War

Postby Dukasaur on Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:32 pm

There are 52 battles that remain to be done:

April 1917
9 Vimy Ridge
11 Shiala
17 Hills of Champagne
21 Istabulat
22 Battle of Doiran
23 Battles of the Scarpe
30 Battle of the Boot

May
3-11 Bullecourt and Lagnicourt
12 Tenth Battle of the Isonzo
14 Battle of Otranto Straits

June

7 Battle of Messines

July
31 Battle of Passchendaele (3rd Ypres) (done)

August
19 Eleventh Isonzo
20 Second Battle of Liege

September
28 Battle of Ramadi

October
24 Battle of Caporetto (12th Isonzo)
31 Battle of Beersheba (3rd Gaza)

November
3 U-Boat Part 3: The Convoy System
5 Capture of Tikrit
13 Battle of Mughar Ridge
20 Battle of Cambrai

December
8 Fall of Jerusalem

1918
March
Operation Michael (2nd Somme, 3rd Arras)

April
9 Battle of the Lys/Operation Georgette
17 U-Boat Part 4: the U-cruisers
23 Raid on Zeebrugge

May
27 Third Battle of the Aisne/Operation Blücher-Yorck
28 Battle of Cantigny

June
1 Battle of Belleau Wood
3 Chateau-Thierry
15 Battle of the Piave River
18 Action of 18 June 1918

July
4 Battle of Hamel
14 Battle of Abu Tellul
15 Second Battle of the Marne
18 Battle of Soissons
21 Attack on Orleans

August
8 Battle of Amiens
27 Battle of Ambos Nogales
31 Battle of Mont St. Quentin

September
12 Battle of Havrincourt
12 Battle of Saint-Mihiel
18 Battle of Epehy
19 Battle of Megiddo
26 Battle of the Argonne Forest
27 Battle of the Canal du Nord
29 Battle of St. Quentin Canal

October
8 Battle of Cambrai
17 Battle of the Selle
23 Battle of Vittorio Veneto
23 Battle of Sharqat

November
1 Battle of Valenciennes
4 Second Battle of the Sambre

11 The Guns Fall Silent
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 am

Thanks Duke, I will working on it this weekend and hope to get one or 2 out very quick 8-)
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Re: The Great War

Postby mookiemcgee on Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:31 pm

Will you gents please consider putting the great war banner back up under event when you launch new tourneys?
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 pm

mookiemcgee wrote:Will you gents please consider putting the great war banner back up under event when you launch new tourneys?

Yep it will be showing back ;)
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Re: The Great War

Postby Mad777 on Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am

  • Requested scoreboard to be activated back and bring back to the Central Command
  • Created 2 tournaments and under review
    • Vimy Ridge
    • Hills of Champagne
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