Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

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Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#1 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:50 pm

OFFLINE. Just wanted to give that one away. ;)

Hey guys, I've been thinking lately:

Isn't it about time for a new real GREAT Dreamcast tournament to kill some time and determine the best all-around Dreamcast gamer?

That's why I'm presenting to you the Eleventh Grand Dreamcast Battle!
... Yes, it is indeed the first, but "Eleventh" just sounds cooler, doesn't it? :3

The "Grand" actually comes the fact that it wouldn't be limited to dc-talk. Even though this site is my base of operations (the chat to be exact), I think it would be interesting to see how an inter-boardual challenge would work out. AND let's not forget all the interesting challenges that would occur...

*Ahem* About the rules:

To be honest, I was heavily influenced by this former competition.

As mentioned above, it would be offline. Yeah, the DC's online capabilities are excellent, but a lot more people can compete in an offline tournament, you see what I mean?

Next you're probably asking "Captain, what games do you have in mind?"
Well, I'm not thinking about games to be exact, I'm thinking about genres. Yeah, the tournament will consist of 10 games from 10 different genres. Each game will be elected in polls on the forums that participate. The game with the most votes wins, simple as that. After the game is elected, participants will have one week to submit a time/score (depends on the game). During that time, the next game is elected.
So, including the week when the first game is decided, the tournament will last for eleven weeks.

Concerning the rankings: It would probably be easiest to just have the first one get ten points, the second one nine points, etc... and then see how things work out.

Just to make sure not EVERYONE cheats, I think it would be best to implement the "pics-or-it-didn't-happen" rule. Yeah.

So, what do you think? Would this kind of tournament be fun, or would it burn and crash like a space colony attached to a giant lizard?
For Great Justice!

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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#2 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:10 am

Good idea . I will participate .

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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#3 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:05 am

not a bad idea. sounds fun!

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Post#4 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:09 am

How you're going to make this a multi forum competition?

It would be nice i agree.

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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#5 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:20 pm

dirtydav wrote:not a bad idea. sounds fun!

Vasiliy wrote:Good idea . I will participate .

K_I_R_E_E_K wrote:It would be nice i agree.

Yay! :)

K_I_R_E_E_K wrote:How you're going to make this a multi forum competition?


Every forum will have a dedicated thread where participants post their scores. Those scores will be assembled and integrated into one universal ranking board, which I'm coding ATM. I don't have a clue where to host the ranking board yet, though it shouldn't be too hard to find a free ad-less host with SQL support.

As for the boards that will participate, these are the ones I have in mind:
  • dreamcast-talk (bet you didn't see that one coming ;) )
  • segahub
  • snesorama
  • dreamcast-scene
  • dcemulation
  • dc-scene (Will it have boards? Vasiliy?)
  • Official SEGA forum

... I'm not yet happy with that list, I think a grand Dreamcast battle needs to include more boards. :|
If any of you knows of a good dreamcast board that should on the list, please let me know! :D
For Great Justice!

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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#6 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:42 pm

I think you should just go to those sites and get them to sign up here for it.

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Post#7 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:18 am

I was planning to bring back the dc talk game contests but I like your idea Captain Dreamcast. A contest like our original but on a grander scale would be great.

I could probably host whatever you have in mind.
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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#8 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:01 pm

dirtydav wrote:I think you should just go to those sites and get them to sign up here for it.


Sorry, but that would be the same as the original dc-talk contest back then. But maybe we can pull off another dctalk-only tournament after this one is done!
... And I'd probably get banned for:
a) linking to a site which hosts DC backups;
b) Spamming the interwebz with links to Dreamcast-Talk.

Impulse wrote: I was planning to bring back the dc talk game contests but I like your idea Captain Dreamcast. A contest like our original but on a grander scale would be great.


There can never be too many DC-tournaments ;)

Impulse wrote:I could probably host whatever you have in mind.


... I'm currently making the universal ranking with PHP/SQL. It's probably not necessary to host it on Dreamcast-Talk though.
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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#9 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:03 pm

offline?
dont know if that is the best idea.

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Re: Idea for a new Dreamcast tournament

Post#10 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:04 pm

luso_dreamcaster wrote:offline?
dont know is the best idea.


... There's more people playing offline than online.
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