Hey all, hope you had a good holidays and a drunkass New Years. As Im only good at ranting for filler well just move right along to this months event.
I decided it was time for another team gaming push and recent ICTE activity shows that people are really getting into teamplay again especially with that EaW game, which rewards ridiculous amounts of CFs for large team games. So with that in mind I went with a different method for this team ladder. Instead of just getting points for any old team match you play, in this event you have to pick a single partner and signup with him or her by emailing me. ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) This person will be your partner for the duration of the competition so pick wisely and the sooner you do it the sooner you can start raking in points.
The ladder is fairly simple. For every win your team gets youll earn 3 points. Every loss will net you a single point. And, to spice things up a bit, and regular matches you or your opponent play (that ARENT against each other) will also be added to your overall team score at ¼ the point value. So make sure you pick a decent or active partner, or just whip them into shape.
Now, when you start your gamering and realize, hey what if we want to play 3v3 or 4v4?, well heres how this is going to work. I encourage multi-team play. That is, your team joins up with another team (either a ladder team or with random players) and plays a like number of opponents. So, for example, Team A can play Team B, but if you have two other people interested they can each pick a team and itll be a 3v3. The ladder points will only count for the people playing in their two-person unit, the rest will get CFs as normal.
Which brings us to reporting. All matches, regardless of whos in them will be reported via the regular DB site administration. Keep in mind that this is only during Gaming Nights, not the ICTE. For reporting your teams victories and losses Ill have a submission form set up. Basically each team will report their own wins and losses, so I can track just the actual ladder participants and not the random players who get involved. The reporting form will be really simple, something along the lines of what I have up for the ICTE, but simpler.
And lastly, the part everyone loves rewards. CFs will be rewarded like usual, and team matches always get extra CFs so if you play a lot for this ladder expect a lot of CFs. Ill also be rewarding Crescents for the top 3 placing teams. Now, I cant say which level of Crescents will be rewarded, as Im going to base that off of the number of participants. So if you want the good stuff get people to join in.
Also, Ill be announcing a special awesome prize for the winning team. Hopefully, if all goes to plan, this will be a recurring award that people can fight for the right to have whenever we have a competition like this. Its still in the concept stages, but I promise itll be done by the time this competition ends.
One last thing, as Im sorta trying to remember stuff as I go. The scores will be kept public and Ill try updating as often as I can. Because I lack any kind of coding or graphical skill Im going to make use of the DB wiki. Ill keep a protected page up thatll list teams and the points and the last time updated. That way everyone can access it and I can update it easily (yay wiki). The page itself will be protected, but Ill leave the Talk Page open for discussions and questions, etc.
PS: I'll be releasing a report later this week to sum up a few things and announce some stuff for the future. Expect some ICTE news as well.
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