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CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:50:31 AM »

The first one turned out better than I hoped. Saw some great driving, great designs, awesome fights that made AI matches look like a joke, and we want more. So here we go :gawe:

FORMAT:
8 entries.
1v1, Bo3, double elimination. 3 min.
The Trov action cam will be used.
Major havoks will have the match restarted as necessary.
The CENTAURI arena. An edited octagon with the same geometry, but hammers do more damage, pits open at 1:30, and floor flippers are less powerful. One of the benefits of human driving is that we aren't stupid and can dodge and use hazards. Use this to your advantage in both designing your bot and driving it. practice driving in the octagon it is the only thing that matters in the world
North American entrants only. Sorry to the others. Even with Parsec, overseas latency is a problem.

BUILDING RULES:
Ironforge LW
DSL-S ruleset, to make it competitive
No external programs allowed (BFE, RA2CF, Ro7B) except for skinning. The exception is BFE editing the chassis height lower, but components must fit in legally! I WILL check.
Entries must show a high degree of controlled movement.
Be creative. Not technically a rule, but try to make something to be remembered. Build something crazy that works. Go nuts!
No joke entries. This tournament is a showcase to push the envelope of what new designs work in RA2. I’m not going to waste a slot on a bot that isn’t designed to compete well.
The builder does not HAVE to be the driver. I need the builder's blessing if you are driving their bot, however.
I reserve the right to deny any entry for any reason.

Build well. Skin well. Drive well. Let’s make this a tournament to be well remembered. Online tournaments have the potential to extend the life of RA2, let’s try our best to make this one work. Make a good and cool bot.


SIGNUPS: (close 9/15)
APPROVED
1. Lightning S. - Migraine
2. [cringey name goes here] - Ground Zero EVO
3. 8bean - Freezing Phoenix
4. Plerco - Paradise
5. freeziez - Cooling Down [built by Reier]
6. Evil Toaster - St. Manticore [built by Reier]
7. Thrackerzod - Exactly Lethal
8.

BACKUPS/CURRENTLY UNAPPROVED
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AVAILABLE 'RENTAL' BOTS (PM owner for permission to use)

I will not be entering to avoid bias and lag advantage. I'm serious though someone better do another online tourney so i can enter holy nuuuuuts

For me to accept your entry, you need to send me a PM with ALL of the following files/information:
TWO IDENTICAL copies (or more) of your bot (each with differing keyboard controls, or alternatively, keyboard and gamepad). The inputs can be whatever you want as long as you pick only ONE color from this diagram for each copy:
This is so two people can potentially play on the same keyboard layout. Learn how to drive well with both, as you will likely be required to.
Timezone (Pacific, EST, etc)
Times and days available to fight (be generous please). Saturday and Sunday if at all possible. I will try to work with what you got. But remember that you have the potential to fight any entrant, so the more time you have available, the better. Fights under ideal circumstances don't last more than 10 or 15 minutes, but plan for perhaps up to 45.
Parsec user ID Link to register


I will not accept your entry until ALL of the above has been submitted and the bot is approved. If you are confused, ASK ME!
Note: Again, the builder of the robot doesn’t necessarily have to be the driver. Not everyone is good at both, and that’s fine. If you are planning on driving someone else’s bot, you need to say who built it and I also need a PM from the builder giving their blessing.

Once I check and accept all the bots I’ll make a public google spreadsheet with the timezones for all participating members, and we can set the bracket and fight times from there. I’m fully aware we may need to reschedule some. I’ll give people notifications of their fight times & dates as far in advance as I can.



Feel free to ask questions. Let's do this.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 03:38:05 PM by Reier »

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 02:06:40 AM »
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The first one turned out better than I hoped. Saw some great driving, great designs, awesome fights that made AI matches look like a joke, and we want more. So here we go :gawe:

FORMAT:
8 entries.
1v1, Bo3, double elimination. 3 min.
The Trov action cam will be used.
Major havoks will have the match restarted as necessary.
The CENTAURI arena. {{image}}  An edited octagon with the same geometry, but hammers do more damage, pits open at 1:30, and floor flippers are less powerful. One of the benefits of human driving is that we aren't stupid and can dodge and use hazards. Use this to your advantage in both designing your bot and driving it. practice driving in the octagon it is the only thing that matters in the world
North American entrants only. Sorry to the others. Even with Parsec, overseas latency is a problem.

BUILDING RULES:
Ironforge LW
DSL-S ruleset, to make it competitive
No external programs allowed (BFE, RA2CF, Ro7B) except for skinning. The exception is BFE editing the chassis height lower, but components must fit in legally!
Entries must show a high degree of controlled movement.
Be creative. Not technically a rule, but try to make something to be remembered. Preferably something that is difficult to AI. Build something crazy that works. Go nuts!
No joke entries. This tournament is a showcase to push the envelope of what new designs work in RA2. I’m not going to waste a slot on a bot that isn’t designed to compete well.
The builder does not HAVE to be the driver. I need the builder's blessing if you are driving their bot, however.
I reserve the right to deny any entry for any reason.

Build well. Skin well. Drive well. Let’s make this a tournament to be well remembered. Online tournaments have the potential to extend the life of RA2, let’s try our best to make this one work. Make a good and cool bot.


SIGNUPS: (close 9/15)
APPROVED
1. [Reserved for reigning champion Lightning S. until 9/8]
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

BACKUPS/CURRENTLY UNAPPROVED
...

I will not be entering to avoid bias and lag advantage. I'm serious though someone better do another online tourney so i can enter holy nuuuuuts

For me to accept your entry, you need to send me a PM with ALL of the following files/information:
TWO IDENTICAL copies (or more) of your bot (each with differing keyboard controls, or alternatively, keyboard and gamepad). The inputs can be whatever you want as long as you pick only ONE color from this diagram for each copy:
This is so two people can potentially play on the same keyboard layout. Learn how to drive well with both, as you will likely be required to.
Timezone (Pacific, EST, etc)
Times and days available to fight (be generous please). Saturday and Sunday if at all possible. I will try to work with what you got. But remember that you have the potential to fight any entrant, so the more time you have available, the better. Fights under ideal circumstances don't last more than 10 or 15 minutes, but plan for perhaps up to 45.
Parsec user ID Link to register


I will not accept your entry until ALL of the above has been submitted and the bot is approved. If you are confused, ASK ME!
Note: Again, the builder of the robot doesn’t necessarily have to be the driver. Not everyone is good at both, and that’s fine. If you are planning on driving someone else’s bot, you need to say who built it and I also need a PM from the builder giving their blessing.

Once I check and accept all the bots I’ll make a public google spreadsheet with the timezones for all participating members, and we can set the bracket and fight times from there. I’m fully aware we may need to reschedule some. I’ll give people notifications of their fight times & dates as far in advance as I can.



Feel free to ask questions. Let's do this.

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
Might join this if I can get Parsec to work

I have an...interesting design in mind but the weight class being LW is pain
Notable Tournament Stuff, because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 08:35:33 PM »
8bean and cringey both accepted. 5 spots left!

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 01:00:33 AM »
Plerco accepted.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 12:51:33 PM by Reier »

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 11:46:17 AM »
week and a half left for signups. don't wait till the last minute to enter! :claping the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of getting in and the sooner we can get going.

edit: also, 8bean has generously offered for one of his new LWs to be used by someone who wants to enter but isn't confident on their Ironforge building ability. PM him if you're interested! I've added a new 'rental bots' section directly under the signups with a link to it. If anyone else has bots they want to build (but not drive) and put in as a rental, just let me know and I'll link to the showcase.
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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 10:45:53 PM »
hey so i should've asked this earlier but are the hammers just as strong as last time? if they could ko a mw in 2-3 hits, it seems like just grazing against them would leave a lw crippled

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 12:02:44 AM »
haven't decided yet. will probably rebalance them for LWs
I want people to be afraid of them but not die by a single mistake

accepted btw. half the slots are taken!
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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 11:30:32 AM »
1 week left for signups. don't wait till the last minute! the faster you can get your entries in the more it helps me out and the quicker we can get this going.

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2018, 12:49:31 AM »
placeholder. i want in.  :vista:
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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 02:52:58 PM »
5 days left to enter.

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 11:58:14 PM »
freeziez accepted, he will use the push bot rental I made. 3 spaces left!

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 01:59:34 PM »
Damn! No joke entries XD Guess I can't use the Super Gazebo then

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 02:15:13 AM »
Damn! No joke entries XD Guess I can't use the Super Gazebo then
you could always enter a good bot


evil toaster accepted. he will be using the VS gutripper I made.

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 02:30:16 AM »
I which I would enter but i'm malaysian, so...


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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 02:44:23 AM »
I which I would enter but i'm malaysian, so...
sorry man. the lag would just be too much

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2018, 11:33:36 AM »
last day to enter  :beer:

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »
thrackerzod accepted.

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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 10:19:24 PM »
09 accepted as the last entrant. (sorry toast but you were too slow)
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Re: CENTAURI 2 - Online Tournament SIGNUPS (close 9/15)
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 10:36:21 PM »
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