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Offline drsteelhammer

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Signups Q&A
« on: 03 August 2017, 02:27:52 PM »
This thread is for question regarding the signups, rules or anything else on your mind. Please ask them here instead of the Signups thread.

Basic info:

Signups are open until September 11th, the tournament starts September 18th.

Your commitment to the tournament is one match containing up to seven games per week until you are eliminated (single elimination).

Your skill level/forum activity is irrelevant, everybody may signup. Please make sure you're active during the tournament though. If you signed in and something comes up, please edit your post in the signup thread.

Also, check out the rules for further information.

Offline fleetsinsea

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Re: Signups Q&A
« Reply #1 on: 10 August 2017, 10:25:07 PM »
Does the tournament start on September 11th or September 18th? The rules and the signups Q&A thread give conflicting information.

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« Reply #2 on: 10 August 2017, 10:31:23 PM »
Does the tournament start on September 11th or September 18th? The rules and the signups Q&A thread give conflicting information.

Sorry about that, the latter date is correct (September 18th)

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« Reply #3 on: 10 August 2017, 10:36:22 PM »
For tournament games, I believe players ought to start off with an identical starting hand (3 coppers and 2 estates for their first 5 card draw). In certain games, starting off with 5 coppers in Turn 1 or Turn 2 is too strong. I won't bore you with examples. I'm sure other users can do that, if they so desire.

Is there any way to do this? Could the coding be changed for rated games?

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« Reply #4 on: 10 August 2017, 10:59:34 PM »
For tournament games, I believe players ought to start off with an identical starting hand (3 coppers and 2 estates for their first 5 card draw). In certain games, starting off with 5 coppers in Turn 1 or Turn 2 is too strong. I won't bore you with examples. I'm sure other users can do that, if they so desire.

Is there any way to do this? Could the coding be changed for rated games?

Donald X has spoken out decisively against this proposal.  Sure in some boards this is a decisive advantage.  In others, it is actually a disadvantage.  Those are the breaks.  This is also why you play 6 games.  That way one bad starting split doesn't knock you out.

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« Reply #5 on: 10 August 2017, 11:10:22 PM »
For tournament games, I believe players ought to start off with an identical starting hand (3 coppers and 2 estates for their first 5 card draw). In certain games, starting off with 5 coppers in Turn 1 or Turn 2 is too strong. I won't bore you with examples. I'm sure other users can do that, if they so desire.

Is there any way to do this? Could the coding be changed for rated games?

I understand the frustration about the annoying cases where the game feels already lost on Turn 1, but identical starting hands only postpone this problem to the next shuffle (Now your cards might be bottomdecked while your opponents are not). So we don't use identical starting hands for the online tournaments even if we could.

There are always aspects of luck in the game, we just hope that more often than not the better player will come out on top after 6 (or 7) games!

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Re: Signups Q&A
« Reply #6 on: 10 August 2017, 11:37:12 PM »
In.

Offline Cave-O-Sapien

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« Reply #7 on: 10 August 2017, 11:57:30 PM »
I understand the definition of a "match" to mean that we are not required to play all the required games in one sitting. We could, for example, play one game/day over the course of the week.

Is that correct?

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« Reply #8 on: 11 August 2017, 12:02:49 AM »
I understand the definition of a "match" to mean that we are not required to play all the required games in one sitting. We could, for example, play one game/day over the course of the week.

Is that correct?

You're right, you're free to do that if both your schedules allow it. I recommend to being ready to play atleast half of your games in one sitting, though.

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« Reply #9 on: 11 August 2017, 01:57:00 AM »
I'm confused regarding the gold membership. I've played hundreds of games with all expansions enabled--does that suffice? I'm usually on a tablet so this gold membership thing might not have been very visible for me? Idk

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« Reply #10 on: 11 August 2017, 02:02:38 AM »
A Gold membership means you have access to all expansions, including Empires. (Nocturne, which hasn't been released yet, will not count for the tournament)

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« Reply #11 on: 11 August 2017, 02:09:59 AM »
I'm confused regarding the gold membership. I've played hundreds of games with all expansions enabled--does that suffice? I'm usually on a tablet so this gold membership thing might not have been very visible for me? Idk

gold membership means being subscribed to all the cards, that costs about 3,5€ a month. You can check out in the store tab to what you're currently being subscribed to.

The requirement for this tournament is to be a Subscriber for two months, from September 15th to November 15th.

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Re: Signups Q&A
« Reply #12 on: 11 August 2017, 09:28:19 PM »
Hi! I just left a message saying I'd like to signup on the sign up thread but I'm not exactly sure how you would link this account to my dominion account? I'm not sure if I had an account automatically on this site if I had a dominion account but i registered the same email.

Just wanna make sure I'm actually signed up for this! I just bought a gold membership so I don't want to be mistakenly left out!

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« Reply #13 on: 11 August 2017, 10:05:25 PM »
Hi! I just left a message saying I'd like to signup on the sign up thread but I'm not exactly sure how you would link this account to my dominion account? I'm not sure if I had an account automatically on this site if I had a dominion account but i registered the same email.

Just wanna make sure I'm actually signed up for this! I just bought a gold membership so I don't want to be mistakenly left out!

If your username here is the same as on Dominion Online, you are fine. Otherwise, go edit your post to include your username that you play with.

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« Reply #14 on: 11 August 2017, 11:18:09 PM »
There are a few people around like myself who have been involved as Nocturne play testers, and some other people might think that is an unfair advantage. How should that be handled? Should we play kingdoms without Nocturne if anyone is concerned?

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« Reply #15 on: 11 August 2017, 11:55:52 PM »
There are a few people around like myself who have been involved as Nocturne play testers, and some other people might think that is an unfair advantage. How should that be handled? Should we play kingdoms without Nocturne if anyone is concerned?

From the rules:
"7.1 The default is playing on the Shuffle iT platform (dominion.games), with the point counter enabled, on fully random sets including all expansions up to Empires. Nocturne is excluded by default."

So no Nocturne unless both players agree to it.

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« Reply #16 on: 12 August 2017, 03:04:46 PM »
That's fine. I just have to work out what these Empires cards do. It would be easier if I had rocks for brains.

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« Reply #17 on: 13 August 2017, 12:02:17 PM »
How do we know when our opponent is online? If this is someone from a different timezone, it may be very hard to find a time to actually play if left by chance. Is it possible to contact the opponent to agree on a date and time to play?

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« Reply #18 on: 13 August 2017, 12:11:12 PM »
How do we know when our opponent is online? If this is someone from a different timezone, it may be very hard to find a time to actually play if left by chance. Is it possible to contact the opponent to agree on a date and time to play?
You can send him PM (private message) on this forum.

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Re: Signups Q&A
« Reply #19 on: 15 August 2017, 03:55:44 AM »
Because 3rd is 150 and 4th is 50, you need to play a consolation match before the finals to figure out 3rd/4th. Any reason it's not just 100/100?

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Re: Signups Q&A
« Reply #20 on: 15 August 2017, 04:43:09 AM »
How is this tournament going to handle users who have blacklisted others?

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« Reply #21 on: 23 August 2017, 03:50:33 PM »
How is this tournament going to handle users who have blacklisted others?

There will be no precautions against matching people who are on each others blacklists. I think you are still be able to join their table and if not, you will have to remove them from your blacklist during the match.

If they are verbally abusive during the match, inform your moderator.

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« Reply #22 on: 23 August 2017, 03:53:26 PM »
Because 3rd is 150 and 4th is 50, you need to play a consolation match before the finals to figure out 3rd/4th. Any reason it's not just 100/100?


More dominion! I suppose it's nice for a strong player who got unlucky in the semifinals so you can make up for a bit.

(I didn't choose the prizes but it seems ok to me)

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« Reply #23 on: 13 September 2017, 01:11:15 AM »
My name still says "pending subscription" but I paid for a subscription through Nov 16.