Greetings Dark Jedi Brotherhood!
Thank you all for being part of what I believe was a very successful war all the way around! I will admit that it was a bit odd not to be diving into all of the competitions head first but I had a ton of fun creating a varied slate of activities for everyone to try their hand at.
Looking at the numbers, GJX XIV was a great success overall and the gaming competitions seem to follow that trend.
We saw 542 entries with over 159 unique participants. The war as a whole had 181 unique participants meaning that just under 88% of the members that participated in the war submitted towards at least one gaming competition!
Average competition participation rate of 3.4 competitions per member.
Additionally, 89 members participated in every bin, just under 56% of gaming participants.
Impressively, we had 8 members submit towards all 9 competitions! Congratulations to:
A total of 27 novae were given out for gaming in this war (9 competitions, 3 nova per competition). Out of those we had 18 different members receive at least one nova with 7 members receiving more than one. That seems like a very diverse group of placements!
Lastly, outside of the bracket activity Hearthstone was far and away our most popular PvP platform. I have a sneaking suspicion that this could change by the next war with the fall release of a game whose name rhymes with “Bar Scores: Cauldrons”.
I am looking forward to additional feedback but I am glad that the numbers seem to indicate that you either:
1.Had fun or;
Thank you all again!
Big thanks to Zoron for providing these updates before he left the Fist office.
The two changes are:
Added a picture reference for “Basic” vs. “Non-Basic Cards” showing the rarity game or lack thereof.
Added a note not to use the “complete my deck” feature when building a basic deck. The game will not fill your empty card slots with only basic cards using automatic completion even if that is all you have filtered.
Changes were made to the cluster modifiers to Diablo 3 that I believe more fairly represent the effort required in relation to difficulty levels. With the associated power creep of each season, new items and further Paragon it has become much faster to clear higher levels of difficulty.
The new modifiers are:
Regular Rift All Levels = 1x
GR 1-75 = 1x
GR 76-100 = 1.5x
GR 100-125 = 2x
GR 126+ = 3x
These are already live on the website. As with everything, I look forward to your feedback on these changes.
This is a repeat from before the war but I wanted to post it once more in case it got lost in the pre-war excitement.
I have created a Fist Competition Approval Guide to assist members with running competitions, especially at the club level. For those who are familiar with Operation: Stomping Grounds, I consider this another contribution towards that effort. Increasing the occurrence of member run, club-level gaming competitions a key component of enhancing our gaming community.
This guide covers a wide range of topics such as competition types, tie-breakers, non-approved platform competitions prohibited elements and general competition ideas along with other relevant topics. This should be useful to both new and experienced competition hosts.
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August 2020 GMRG Competitions hosted by the Fist office.
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