AoM Weekend Tourney II – Results

After 13 games of action I declared the winner by forfeit of his opponent, AoL_Iron_Maiden (1203937). The rest of the positions are as show below:
Tourney was near perfect this time, so I won’t cry. Thanks to all the participants.

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AoM Weekend Tourney II

. Date
July 6, 7 and 8
. Host/Referee
Sadness (account ID: 583692)
. Place
GameRanger
. Participants
8 players

1. Game Version : Age of Mythology 1.10 version

2. General
(a) Competition Method: Supremacy 1 vs. 1 – Best of 3 matches
(b) Match Length: Until winner is determined
(c) Match Winner
1) The player who completely destroys the opponent or if the opponent surrenders
2) If the match length is complete without an outright winner, the player with the highest score up to that point
(d) At the end of each match, players must send the record game to this EMAIL and contact the referee on GameRanger (Sadness – account ID: 583692)
3) Players are NOT allowed to change nickname during the tourney.

3. Game Settings
(a) Map Random Map
(b) God Selection : Free Choice (except random god)
(c) Map Size : Normal
(d) Game Type: Normal
(e) Handicap: None
(g) Visibility: Normal
(h) Difficulty: Normal
(i) Locked Teams: Check
(j) Allow Cheats: Not Checked
(k) Team Shared Resources: Not Checked
(l) Team Shared Population: Not Checked
(m) Recording: Check
(o) Restrict Number of Pauses: 5 per players

4. Disconnections
(a) Disconnection: Any disconnection of the connection between match players due to System, Network, PC, Power problems/issues
(b) Intentional Disconnection: Upon judgment by the referee, any offending player will be charged with a loss by forfeit
(c) When any disconnection occurs:
1) If disconnection occurs within 10 minutes of start of match: match restart
2) If disconnection occurs after 10 minutes of start of match:
– If both players agree to a match restart, the match will be restarted.
– If both players cannot reach an agreement, the winner will be determined by a referee after the analysis of the match replay file.

5. Penalty for unfair play
(a) Unfair Play
1) Use of any map hack program
2) Intentional disconnection
3) Use of any settings exceeding standard and permitted settings
4) Actions with the intent of disrupiting the game. These include but are not limited to: taunt spamming, name calling etc.
5) Upon discovery of any player committing any violations regarded as unfair play, that player will be disqualified from the tournament.

6. Other
(a) Remember, this is a tourney and everyone will be playing to win, and so should you.
(b) Make sure you read all the rules and agree with them before registering in the tourney.

7. Registration
1) Registration will end on July 5. If you want to participate leave a comment bellow with the follow info.
a) Nickname
b) Account ID (show info > account)
c) Country

8. Banned Players
1) Some players registered and did not show up during the last tourney. To avoid these problems the following players are banned from this edition of the tourney. The players are:
coma (1319670)
D0p (2204808)
[PdG] Krytos (1372437)
[ak-300™]Mata (2425075)
Detonador (1798866)
Chimbo (2651839)
HumaNoide (2100068)

Have fun!

Final thoughts on the tourney

Well I wish I could say the tourney was a  big sucess, but unfortunately I think it was not. The tourney took 2 days more than I had planned, players did not send the recorded games as they supposed to send and the worst part, some players signed up and did not even showed up, in ANY of the days!

I guess I am to blame on most of this because I was the host of the tourney and I should have take measures to mitigate the problems that could have arrived, but in my mind  I really think I have made the best I could; I cannot make players show up. No players no tourney. In the first 2 days I really felt like nobody would show up, so I had to start advancing the players who eventually did. This really cut short the tourney. I guess it all comes down to commitment. Players had a whole week to think if they could show up and plan it through but even though it did not seem enough for them. With a few exceptions of professionalism, almost all of them were really uncommited.

“There is no prize” you might say. You are right, there is not. The whole point of the tourney was to have fun and good games with the people you play everyday. To make you feel part of a community. Enjoy it. That is why there was no segregation between noobies and experts, everyone was welcome and equal.

My only wish was that players of today who have not had a chance to play in the golden days of aom (2002-2003) had a chance to feel what I felt at that time. The excitement of practice during the week to compete during the weekend. The feeling of losing and winning the following week. Heated discussions after the tourneys. Rivalries that were born.

Maybe the current state of the game does not allow for such wishful thoughts anymore.

AoM Weekend Tourney I – Rules and Registration

. Date
June 29, June 30 and July 1
. Host/Referee
Sadness (account ID: 583692)
. Place
GameRanger
. Participants
16 players

1. Game Version : Age of Mythology 1.10 version

2. General
(a) Competition Method: Supremacy 1 vs. 1 – Best of 3 matches
(b) Match Length: Until winner is determined
(c) Match Winner
1) The player who completely destroys the opponent or if the opponent surrenders
2) If the match length is complete without an outright winner, the player with the highest score up to that point
(d) At the end of each match, players must send the record game  to this EMAIL and contact the referee on GameRanger (Sadness – account ID: 583692)
3) Players are NOT allowed to change nickname during the tourney.

3. Game Settings
(a) Map Random Map
(b) God Selection : Free Choice (except random god)
(c) Map Size : Normal
(d) Game Type: Normal
(e) Handicap: None
(g) Visibility: Normal
(h) Difficulty: Normal
(i) Locked Teams: Check
(j) Allow Cheats: Not Checked
(k) Team Shared Resources: Not Checked
(l) Team Shared Population: Not Checked
(m) Recording: Check
(o) Restrict Number of Pauses: 5 per players

4. Disconnections
(a) Disconnection: Any disconnection of the connection between match players due to System, Network, PC, Power problems/issues
(b) Intentional Disconnection: Upon judgment by the referee, any offending player will be charged with a loss by forfeit
(c) When any disconnection occurs:
1) If disconnection occurs within 10 minutes of start of match: match restart
2) If disconnection occurs after 10 minutes of start of match:
– If both players agree to a match restart, the match will be restarted.
– If both players cannot reach an agreement, the winner will be determined by a referee after the analysis of the match replay file.

5. Penalty for unfair play
(a) Unfair Play
1) Use of any map hack program
2) Intentional disconnection
3) Use of any settings exceeding standard and permitted settings
4) Actions with the intent of disrupiting the game. These include but are not limited to: taunt spamming, name calling etc.
5) Upon discovery of any player committing any violations regarded as unfair play, that player will be disqualified from the tournament.

6. Other
(a) Remember, this is a tourney and everyone will be playing to win, and so should you.
(b) Make sure you read all the rules and agree with them before registering in the tourney.

7. Registration
1) Registration will end on June 28. If you want to participate leave a comment bellow with the follow info.
a) Nickname
b) Account ID (show info > account)
c) Country

Have fun!