LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

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LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:06 am

LUXTOBERFEST XI SCHEDULE

LEADERBOARDS AND RESULTS @ SEMIHOLY.ORG/FEST

1. Thu Oct 2 - Sun Oct 5 :: Winner Picks :: Life Beyond Biodeux and Expletus
2. Sun Oct 5 - Thu Oct 9 :: Memory :: Old Tourneys are Old
3. Thu Oct 9 - Sun Oct 12 :: Twitch :: Click Faster and Try Harder
4. Sun Oct 12 - Thu Oct 16 :: Castles :: January Comes Early
5. Thu Oct 16 - Sun Oct 19 :: WWII Chaos :: Old War Maps with Crazy Settings
6. Sun Oct 19 - Thu Oct 23 :: Naraku Redux :: Handdrawn Maps
7. Thu Oct 23 - Sun Oct 26 :: Penultimate :: More Winner Picks
8. Sun Oct 26 - Thu Oct 30 :: Vanilla :: Same Old Same Old

9. Thu Oct 2 - Thu Oct 30 :: Biodeux :: Monthly Rankings
10. Thu Oct 2 - Thu Oct 30 :: Classic :: Monthly Rankings
11. Thu Oct 2 - Thu Oct 30 :: Expletus :: Monthly Rankings
12. Thu Oct 2 - Thu Oct 30 :: Rome :: Monthly Rankings

(All events begin and end at 6pm eastern daylight time.)

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:58 pm

WINNER PICKS TOURNAMENT

Subtitled: "Biodeux and expletus will rot your brain."

Begins: Thursday, October 2 @ 6pm EDT
Ends: Sunday, October 5 @ 6pm EDT

Use the #map command in chat between games if you are winner. You can also change map if the room is idle. Add the map number to the #map command without space; #map1, #map7, #map12, etc. For best results, please install all twelve map plugins before joining the WINNER PICKS tournament room.

1. Canada deLUX / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 36s
2. Cascadia HD / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 30s
3. EPOCH / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 30s
4. Europa HD / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 36s
5. GES PERIODOS 520BC / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 33s
6. Island Fury / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 30s
7. Nuclear Lux / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 36s
8. Shrooms / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 33s
9. Teleport / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 33s
10. To The Power Of Hex / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 45s
11. U.S.A. War Zone / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 40s
12. WWII Tanks - Hurtgen Forest / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 30s

PLAY ALL TWELVE MAPS AND RECEIVE A TOURNAMENT RANKING BONUS!

Leaderboard will be posted on Saturday morning, and all tourneys afterwards will have live leaderboards from the beginning. In order to qualify for participation awards, please play as many games as possible; likely two hours or five games minimum. More details coming soon.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by Meron » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:40 pm

Thanks para for making the effort to commemorate luxtoberfest :cry:
As a token of gratitude, I'll try to play luxfest games rather than bio.
btw, you said qualification mandates 2 hours play or 5 games.
with the lack of timer, that could be just one game :roll:

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:43 pm

(Bravo, Meron!)

I hope many other people follow your example, and they will try something new this month.

My gut says three hours minimum per tournament, but I didn't wanna be too demanding. I'll settle on a final number by Saturday morning. Most of the usual players will surpass the minimum requirement with ease. The specific threshold should only apply to more casual players. If you hope to earn a special month long medal for Luxtoberest, then you will need to play the minimum in most tournaments.

Everyone, please, do what you can to encourage other players to read this forum thread, and play in games they would usually ignore. I can arrange these tournaments, but I can't make you all play outside of your comfort zones. If this Luxtoberfest is to be successful, then it depends upon you all banding together, and being brave enough to mingle.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by Hagbard » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:42 pm

trois. Trois. TROIS!!!!

(and then of course, bio trois)

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:04 pm

(No trios. Just the twelve maps listed above.)

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Post by Red Beard » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:09 pm

ALL WINNERS PICK ROOMS!!

It's not the change that luxtopia wants, but it's the change that luxtopia deserves! Come play and learn how to adapt to more than 1 map! I promise that it will make you a better player in the long run... And better players make for better games. Better games make for return players. Returning players make for a happier healthier lux! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D See you kids around!

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:11 pm

(Many of those other maps will be infinitely more playable once exponential cards exist.)

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by General K » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:30 pm

:smt023

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Post by imapickle » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:18 pm

Good luck to all competitors. :smt109

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Post by guillerme » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:45 pm

Shows your best move! (if you have one...) :pirate:

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by SmotPoker » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:39 am

This is what Luxtoberfest has come to? No regular tournaments?
I don't want to learn or play the weird maps, I like playing classic and bio, and an occasional shrooms. but to force people to play only the games that no one ever plays is ridiculous. Seems like just another nail in the coffin... I miss old Lux.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by RogueMonk » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:58 am

SmotPoker wrote:This is what Luxtoberfest has come to? No regular tournaments?
I don't want to learn or play the weird maps, I like playing classic and bio, and an occasional shrooms. but to force people to play only the games that no one ever plays is ridiculous. Seems like just another nail in the coffin... I miss old Lux.
Go cry to dustin if you have a problem. The remnant that has emerged in his extended apathy is doing its best to enjoy lux and put together a fun month in honour of the best of what is luxtoberfest.

If you choose not to participate, there is always tetris. But please don't poo on the good-intentioned efforts (amidst the reality of an absentee owner) of those who are stepping forward to help the rest of us enjoy the next month.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:55 am

Luxtoberfest has always been about spreading our wings a bit in terms of maps. I remember losing the tie breaking highest seed tourney game in 2005, and it was played on To The Power Of Hex. Strangely enough, it wasn't until 2011 that there were dedicated classic and biodeux tourneys in Luxtoberfest, and the overwhelming majority of biodeux players didn't even realize they were in a tournament 'cause they were simply playing the same game they'd been playing all year long.

I'm not gonna fuss or argue about any of this stuff though. In all honesty, I'm an unwilling host this year, but sometimes we all must do something that we'd rather not do. There was no advance planning or promotion, and I suspect this month will be very subdued, but some Luxtoberfest is better than no Lutoberfest. Sad, but true, and that's okay. Not all meals can be feasts. Famines happen occasionally.

I'd like to believe that some of the changes coming later this month — exponential cards, dedicated color collusion scoring system, more dynamic biohazard map generation, etc. — will be for the long term betterment of Lux. I'm eager to see how players respond to those changes. Hopefully, by this time next year, we can look back on this month as the low water mark for our community, and with a sense of accomplishment in terms of growth and improvements from here.

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:31 pm

I'll add some month long awards for best players in Classic, Biodeux, Rome, and Expletus.

(Leaderboards for those standings will be later this week.)

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:12 pm

I added a link to the current leaderboard in the Winner Picks post above. Be advised that I have set the minimum requirement at five games, although I might adjust that downward to four or three games based on overall participation numbers after the tournament has concluded. Players can receive up to a +12.5% bonus for playing more than the minimum up until twenty games. The maximum map bonus is +12.5% based on how many maps you played, and the maximum number of humans on each map.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by The Silken Knot » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:57 pm

Very nice! Thanks, paranoiarodeo.

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Post by SmotPoker » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:50 pm

Sorry.. I am not ungrateful for what you have setup. I simply dont like playing most of those games.
I just wish we could go back to the good ol days :(

Will the real Luxtober, please stand up.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:15 pm

Preliminary Winner Picks Tournament Results

Number of games played: 156
Number of six human games played: 33
Number of players: 80
Number of minimum requirement qualifiers: 25
Time played by humans: 78.0 hours

First place: tactical pterodactyl
Second place: George874
Third place: General K

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(Scores may change slightly as scoring system is tweaked, but top three ranks will remain the same. Minimum required games might be lowered from five to four in order to qualify a few more players for participation medals.)

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:16 pm

MEMORY TOURNAMENT

Subtitled: "The room isn't broken so please stop leaving and coming back so often."

Begins: Sunday, October 5 @ 6pm EDT
Ends: Thursday, October 9 @ 6pm EDT

Bots have been set to slowest possible movement. They will be randomly selected during every restart from the following types: Cluster, Pixie, Yakool, Boscoe, Quo, Bort, Trotsky. It's possible for any one type to appear as multiple bots in a game. The AFK bot will also be selected at random from the same list whenever a human disconnects.

Use the #map command in chat between games if you are winner. You can also change map if the room is idle. Add the map number to the #map command without space; #map1, #map7, #map12, etc. For best results, please install all six map plugins before joining the MEMORY tournament room, and memorize the list below so you can quickly choose your favorites during the 30 second countdown between games.

1. Booze / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 60s
2. Classic / 4, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20 / 0% / 45s
3. Classic Part Deux / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 45s
4. Roman Empire I / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 45s
5. Roman Empire II / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 45s
6. Spacestation Lux / 4, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20 / 15% / 45s

PLAY ALL SIX MAPS AND RECEIVE A TOURNAMENT RANKING BONUS!

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:56 pm

No congratulations for the first tourney winners? Good grief, people.

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Post by The Silken Knot » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:09 pm

∞ TSK offers "preliminary" congratulations to plummy, George and GK... ∞

And woo and hoo for all the players!

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Post by imapickle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:37 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Hats off to plum and George and General K.

Best of luck to all in the memory tournament. It is tricky stuff, especially on that booze map.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by Schroberts » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Congratulations, Plummy, Georgie, and GK! Well done! Fun games playing with all of you once again! :beers

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Post by Llama LluxaLlot » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:45 am

Thanks paranoiarodeo. I've had life stuff but I WILL show up to play SOMETHING and appreciate that it's here for the playing.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:06 pm

TWITCH TOURNAMENT

Subtitled: "If you're using on a trackpad, then you're doing it wrong."

Begins: Thursday, October 9 @ 6pm EDT
Ends: Sunday, October 12 @ 6pm EDT

Bots will be randomly selected during every restart from the following types: Cluster, Pixie, Yakool, Boscoe, Quo, Bort, Trotsky. It's possible for any one type to appear as multiple bots in a game. The AFK bot will also be selected at random from the same list whenever a human disconnects.

IMPORTANT NOTE: TWITCH GAMES ARE LAG SENSITIVE. IF YOUR LAG IS RUINING GAMES FOR OTHER PLAYERS, THEN PLEASE GUEST OUT, OR ELSE I WILL REMOVE YOU FROM THE RANKINGS, AND BAN YOU FROM FUTURE TOURNEY GAMES!

(Please use /report to flag games where lag was a problem.)

More maps being added; temporary list:

1. Antarctica / 5, 10, 15 / 40% / 13s
2. BABYLON / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 13s
3. Celtic-Anglo Isles / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 12s
4. Cube Wars / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 18s
5. DEUX REDUX / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 11s
6. Imperium Romanum Expletus / 5, 10, 15 / 40% / 15s
7. Spanish Civil War HD / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 12s
8. THE HOT GATES / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 12s

(ps. Cube Wars and Expletus are pure evil and will marathon with five or six humans. Please choose carefully.)

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:18 pm

Official old wise para advice: twitch begs for sucker punching!

(Hit 'em when they least expect it, and they won't be prepared to respond.)

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:25 pm

Go twitch. Ask your fellow Luxers to twitch with you. Three days of twitch.

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Re: LUXTOBERFEST XI — ONE THREAD TO RULE THEM ALL

Post by The Silken Knot » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:52 pm

Mumps' lag is ruining my twitch games. Really. Yep. It's his lag. That must be it.

BAN HIM.

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Post by paranoiarodeo » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:20 pm

CASTLES TOURNAMENT

Subtitled: "Bamburgh free for your Luxing pleasure."

Begins: Sunday, October 12 @ 6pm EDT
Ends: Thursday, October 16 @ 6pm EDT

The usual Stooges have returned, although AFK Sto0oges has been dumbed down. Please remember to install all map plugins before joining the tournament room in order to save yourself the trouble and inconvenience of having to install themes during a game. Like all tournaments this year, there are no game time limits in effect. Marathon if you like chatting with your friends, but please do be aggressive when need be, and resist the temptation to target and suicide whenever things don't go your way.

(Ahem. Don't be a bully. Not everyone else is as good as you. Yes, you. I'm talking to you. Especially you.)

1. Castle Lux - The Last King / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 45s
2. Castle Lux HD / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 36s
3. Castle Lux IP / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 30s
4. Castle Lux MP / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 33s
5. Castle Lux SI / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 45s
6. Castle Lux-Merchants / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 45s
7. Kingdom of Ayrlawn / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 33s
8. Kings & Castles - Scotland / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 45s
9. Londinium HD / 5, 10, 15 / 10% / 30s
10. Siege Lux / 5, 10, 15 / 30% / 36s
11. SIEGE OF TYRE / 5, 10, 15 / 15% / 36s
12. Tyre / 5, 10, 15 / 20% / 36s

(Remember to use the /colsize command when necessary to automatically resize the player info box columns.)

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