Marathon Annihilation

Marathon related contests and tournaments.

Post May 6th '09, 00:01

I'd like another go at a marathon tournament. I've noticed there's been a slight increase in players on the meta recently, so I figured why not organize a tournament? They're fun for everyone! If you like it or not.

I have yet to decide the nature of this tournament though. I'm considering 1vs1, teams, or a ladder. 1vs1 seems like a winner to me because there don't have to be set times and whatnot for the matches. Whenever 2 players are online and they are setup to play each other they can do so. But I'd like to stay away from 1vs1 though. They are fun and all, but I enjoy games with 4-8 players a lot more. Team games could be really fun, but they require a lot of planning and just sound too tedious to me. A ladder might work, but someone would have to administer it and keep track of all the scores.

For those who are interested please post your ideas on this possible tournament!
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Post May 6th '09, 06:02

You should have a prize :P
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Shadowbreaker
Melbourne, Victoria

Post May 6th '09, 22:56

The Thug wrote:I've noticed there's been a slight increase in players on the meta recently,


Really? Whenever I check, there's almost never any games or players on. There's actually quite a bit less than there were several months ago. And although a tournament would be fun, it would be quite difficult to successfully arrange in a community as small as this one. If you're going to go through with a tournament, you should try and make sure that as many players as possible hear about it to ensure that at least a few people will be there.
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British Columbia, Canada

Post May 6th '09, 23:19

Get on the meta around 3-5pm EDT. There's usually a good amount of players then during the week. Just today I had a lot of good games, some of them even had 8 players!

I'm starting to plan this now, but I suspect it won't kick off until the summer when more people will be free to play. I've tried to get the daily players to check out this forum, but most of them either ignore me or don't know what I'm talking about.
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Post May 6th '09, 23:37

The number of games per month has dropped from 3000 in January, to about 1800 last month. Certainly not an increase.
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post May 7th '09, 02:19

I meant recently as in during the past few weeks. Maybe it's just because I started playing again, and people want to play in the presence of my awesomeness. But I do agree that overall games have gone down though.

I've talked to plenty of people online, and most of them seem to like the idea. As I said earlier, hopefully when summer time comes, there will be even more interest.
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Post May 7th '09, 15:36

The Thug wrote:...
Maybe ... people want to play in the presence of my awesomeness.

I can confirm this report.

The Thug wrote:I've talked to plenty of people online, and most of them seem to like the idea. As I said earlier, hopefully when summer time comes, there will be even more interest.

I'm always game for this sort of thing, but I have to admit I'm not optimistic about it after watching a couple similar ideas boil and evaporate. I also have a hard time visualizing this as something long term if stats are to be collected manually.
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effigy

Post May 7th '09, 15:47

a 1vs1 single elimination bracket would be easy to do. 16 players would mean 4 matches per player to decide the winner. I think you'll want the first tourament to be fairly easy, then evolve it over time.
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Post May 7th '09, 21:29

goran wrote:a 1vs1 single elimination bracket would be easy to do. 16 players would mean 4 matches per player to decide the winner. I think you'll want the first tourament to be fairly easy, then evolve it over time.

Good call. I think I'll start with a 1vs1 because it's fairly easy to setup. Nice idea.

Here are my proposed rules right now, I'll make another topic when it's official:

It will be a double elimination tournament. If an odd number of players show up like 9 or 14, we can compensate. A 1vs1 is nice because the matches really don't have to be scheduled. Each round can be a set of multiple games. It's not much fun if you play 2 5 minute games and you're already out of the tournament. I'm thinking maybe best 4 out 7 or something like that.

As for the prize. It's the satisfaction of knowing you are a very strong 1vs1 player.
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Post May 7th '09, 21:52

I would enjoy taking part is this so-called tournament.
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Post May 7th '09, 22:02

1st: we should do this and call it Marathon Mayhem tournament 4
2nd:
Maybe ... people want to play in the presence of my awesomeness.
I can confirm this report.

I can deny this report
3rd: how will the beginning bracket be decided?
4th: ill play in it
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megabyte
Asympotatoes, Mars

Post May 7th '09, 22:10

Yeah we can call it Marathon Mayhem 4, MM4 for short.

I'll decide the beginning bracket based when all the players have signed up. But exactly how, I don't know yet. I would like to base them off of skill level, but I definitely don't know everyone's skill. If that doesn't work, it could be random, but I'd prefer not to do that.
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The Thug

Post May 7th '09, 22:40

Assuming this will somewhat work out, just give us a date and I'll probably be more than happy to sign up.
Marathoner325
British Columbia, Canada

Post May 8th '09, 01:51

Yea, me too. I suck, but it'd still be fun to play :|.
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uescsuperhuman
Orange County

Post May 8th '09, 20:05

Alrighty, currently I'm working on a website where, I'll post the brackets, screenshots, and statistics. After I finish it, I'll start a new topic where players can sign up.
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