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Game of the Month general discussion thread

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Original thread title: 'Idea inspired by CFC'

 

I was looking at CFC's civ 2 forum today at the current game of the month to see if I might be interested in playing it. Then I got the idea, why not have a Game of the Month for SMAC?

 

Those unfamiliar with CFC's civ2 game of the month, it is basically a contest to see who can beat a scenario with the highest score. Here is an example of how one is setup. Someone picks a map, victory conditions, starting civ and all that good stuff, The game lasts a month those who participate send in the files required to be eligible, then their final score is calculated by a system they developed. Here is the page with their rules and scoring formula. I have no doubts that if there is interest in this idea that the SMAC community could come up with a similar scoring system, and a set of rules that would insure a fair competition.

 

As for who would be in charge of managing this I am not sure yet, this is another thing that would have to be discussed. For content, I would be willing to contribute maps to play on. I know Darsnan is into scenario making, he might be interested in creating some to play for this. Even randomly generated maps would work.

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Another idea. The idea is being worked out for a MP ladder right now I think. This could become a single player ladder of sorts. A new game each month players can gain points based on their performances compared to other players performances. For instance someone gets the highest score on a given game they get x amount of points, the person who finishes second gets y amount of points, 3rd gets z amount points. x > y > z Would need worked out how much a game would be worth. Probably best to do it based on the number of participants.

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Another idea. The idea is being worked out for a MP ladder right now I think.

 

See SMAC ladder.

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I knew I remembered a thread on a MP ladder, I didn't remember where or what it was called at the time of my original post.

 

Comments on any of the ideas I am tossing around?

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Maybe I could get Solver to weigh in on what support WPC could give. It sounds like we might be able to use this idea as the tournaments WPC wants to promote.

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Poly does the Tri-League Tournament where it's the same map with 3 different difficulties. Would also be good.

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Comments on any of the ideas I am tossing around?

 

They are obvious and already in the works. :)

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They are obvious...:)

 

Kind of harsh, unless you are trying to discourage Russia4Life ...

 

Russia4Life:

 

Keep it coming! :broc:

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Should I compile a bunch of quotes of his dicey manners? Should I, vyeh? Huh? Huh?

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Kind of harsh, unless you are trying to discourage Russia4Life ...

 

Russia4Life:

 

Keep it coming! :broc:

I am pretty good at detecting sarcasm and jokes. Never took it as being anything negative.

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I am pretty good at detecting sarcasm and jokes. Never took it as being anything negative.

 

We're giving Jack a hard time.

 

I'm glad you didn't take it negative.

 

How long have you been a member of CFC?

 

How long have you been a member of 'poly?

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Yes :b: :broc: :b:

He was rude to me just yesterday. :broc: I could find a few... :broc:...

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I was wondering how would Vyeh be like at making a challenging scenario. :nod:

 

(we should give Darsnan some breathing space)

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We're giving Jack a hard time.

 

I'm glad you didn't take it negative.

 

How long have you been a member of CFC?

 

How long have you been a member of 'poly?

I do not know for sure. I can look in the UserCP at the two to see if it might be in there.

 

I joined Apolyton after I read that someone was fixing bugs in SMAC, which turned out to be scient's project. I was a member at CFC weeks before that, but that was mainly for civ 2 purposes. I only glanced in on the AC forum every now and then. CFC was the first civ forum I was ever a member of.

 

March 27, 2009, 11:30 was my first post at Apolyton

Mar 05, 2009, 03:05 PM was my first post at CFC

Edited by Russia4Life
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I take it you were a lurker before registering?

The only place I lurk at is CFC's civ 2 forum, and was lurking there for a week or so before posting. I registered at 'Poly so I could post on the thread scient was using for updates on his bug fixes. Which was also the first time I had ever visited Apolyton.

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Thank you. I'm interested in your suggestions (obvious or otherwise) for the MP forum and this forum).

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:bounce:

 

I was wondering how would Vyeh be like at making a challenging scenario. :nod:

 

:nod:

 

and let's call it game of the month for starters

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(we should give Darsnan some breathing space)

 

Darsnan already had breathing space during his relaxing sojourn at CFC. :)

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ah! OK.

still wondering though...

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Darsnan already had breathing space during his relaxing sojourn at CFC. :)

He was atually working on Beta Lyrae the whole time; just not posting much about it... :)

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There are a bunch of GOTM at CGN ...

 

Maybe we could contact Buster (and I don't mean Buster's Uncle) about permission to use those.

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