ALTERNATE FRONTS : PGCR March Tournaments for HALO WARS & SPARTAN ASSAULT
The POSTGAME CARNAGE REPORT will be hosting TWO Halo related contests in March 2014. In effort to bring those who play ‘non traditional Halo games’ more into the fold, the two games will be HALO WARS & SPARTAN ASSAULT.
These are both considered OPEN TOURNAMENTS. Unlikestandard game nights and preset times the only way to play say, the Hlo Tryhardathalon, these tourneys are based on the honor system and cvompetitors are expected to find games vs other competitors whenever convenient during March!
Below is the outline for EACH event.
The first ever HALO WARS JAMBOREE! And will be taking place this March!
It is a simple tournament and its all for fun. If you aren’t playing for fun then don’t read any further and go fly a kite.
You must sign up to take part. Simply confirm here you want to take part AND send an email to email@example.com.
EMAIL SUBJECT: Halo Wars Jamboree
EMAIL BODY INCLUDE: gamer tag, time zone you are in.
This event will be BUYER BEWARE!
Players will face off against each other in 1v1 games. Players must agree on the terms of the game, the map, who takes what side, all the variables you must agree on.
ALL THE ORGANIZERS WANT IS A RESULT!
In short, make sure you know what you are getting yourself into when you play a game, because you can’t redo a match once you agree to the settings.
IT IS STRONGLY RECCOMENDED: We would suggest that when you find a player to play against, that if you can’t agree to all the settings that you play 2 games. Where 1 player picks settings on one game, then the other on the other game to make it fair.
When a game is over, you must
- 1: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- HWJ Game Result
- Gagnon30 beat Robowski
2: You also most post in the Facebook event page.
IT IS STRONGLY RECCOMENDED: If you can, (because its 2014 and we all have cell phones) take a screenshot of final result when you email results as back up.
If you want to dispute a result, contact Andrew Gagnon.</em>
All players participating MUST be available on every Tuesday night in March 2014 between 7:30 and 9:30 EST to play others at the very least.
You CAN play any other time during March if you can find a time to play with another competitor.
There will be a simple single division ranking all players based on wins and losses. At the end of the tournament, the player on top of standings will win the HWJ.
Because it is difficult to have everyone play everyone else an equal amount of times, there will be an honor system and we will use the Major League Baseball ranking system to compensate for the fact some players will play more than others.
How the Major League Baseball standings work, which is based on “Games Back” and this first explanation is from online explanation.
GB in baseball standings stands for “games back” or “games behind.” The top team in a division will have a dash or a zero in this slot of the standings. For each other team, GB represents the average of the difference in both wins and losses between this team and the division leader. For example, if the division leader has 60 wins and 40 losses and the second-place team in the division has 55 wins and 45 losses, the second-place team is five games behind and will have “5.0” in its “GB” column. GB is an average, so each game played only counts as a half game in regard to this number. Thus, each game won by the division leader increases the GB by 0.5, and each game won by the second-place team decreases the GB by 0.5. The GB number will increase from the top to the bottom of the division standings.
Confused? Yeah, I figured such. Here is my explanation. You factor in 2 things. WINS and GAMES PLAYED.
In a nutshell, every win you get more than the next player gives you a single game better than that other team. HOWEVER, every game more you have played compared to someone gives them a half game more. Or if you have played less than the guy below you gives YOU a half game more.
WHY THE HALF GAMES? Well if you have played less games than someone else, it doesn’t assume you will win or lose those games, instead it gives you middle ground that you MIGHT win, so half a game.
This compensates a ladderwhore who plays 50 games and wins only half, but who’s 25 wins is more than anyone else. You DON’T win by sheer number of wins, you have to factor in the total games played.
Let’s look at the following scenario
- PLAYER A plays 20 games, wins 14 and loses 6
- PLAYER B plays 12 games, wins 8 and loses 4
- Player C plays 18 games, wins 9 and loses 9
- Player D plays 13 games, wins 2 and loses 11
- Player E plays 3 games, wins 0 and loses 3
In first sort you do wins
Now let’s look at wins column, player A for now is first place, for each player behind him, you subtract wins and the difference is the tentative games behind first for standings.
So would look like this:
NOW! Let’s look at the last factor.. Which is to compensate uneven amount of games played.
So comparing each team to the top ranked team, you give whichever team has fewer games played .5 more for the “GB1” column, so here is what you’ll have to do
Here is the total games played difference for each player compare to player A
Now for each of these number on the right, you take that number and cut it in half
FINALLY.. you take the GB1 number of every team behind your wins leader and subtract the adjustment number, you then have the true standings
A quick resort, as you see player E is actually ranked higher:
THESE ARE THE FINAL STANDINGS.
Still don’t understand? Well too bad.. that’s how we are doing it!
Special rules are put in place to try to keep contest as fair as possible.
The Jamboree organizers hold the right to change the rules in the middle of the contest if the integrity of the contest is on the line.
- You can’t play the same person more than 4 times. (This may change)
SR2: If there is any disconnect, whoever DIDN’T fall offline will win the game unless they agree to restart. We expect people to do the right thing, but in the end, if you have a bad ISP, or if your cat knocks your modem over and you lose connect, TFB.
SR3: You MUST play at least 3 other players in the tournament to qualify in standings. This is to keep ‘boosters’ out who will play just to lose and boost others scores.
SR4: You WILL be disqualified from contest if your being a douchebag.
The first ever SPARTAN ASSAULT MANHOOD MEASUREMENT contest.
Nothing says Manhood better than being good at Spartan Assault right? I mean with the exception of having a very big package, a hairy chest and a cool tattoo that has an anchor & says ‘Mom’ somewhere on it… just the thought of such manliness makes the hair on my back stand up.
There are 30 individual missions in the Spartan Assault in the SA campaign, the March Tournament simply ADDS UP THE TOTAL SCORE FOR THE CONTESTANTS!
So, in other words, if you have finished every mission, you then have all 30 of your scores added up. That final score will be totaled with everyone else in the contest and whoever has the highest score at the end of March wins!
Easy? Easy peasy? GOD NO! I HATE THAT EXPRESSION!
WHAT DOES THIS CONTEST SET UP MEAN?
This means you REALLY need to finish all 30 missions.
Once you do that, you need to look at going back and making your high score on any given mission even higher if you can!
Now, you need to be a XBL friend of Gagnon 30 in order to be in contest. This is because one feature of SA is that you can sort leaderboards by friends. So this will make it easier to keep track!
Now you should feel privileged to be on his friend list, and if you’re not yet, he HAS TO accept you as a friend for March. So you can brag to your friends and sticky mouthed sock puppets (Re PGCR EP 195 reference) for at least a month, you’re his friend. After the contest, he will dump as a friend you faster than something that gets dumped REAL fast. (Robowski in high school is a good example)
SO TO BE IN CONTEST: Send Gagnon 30 a friend request on XBL.
If you have an issue getting on the list, email him at email@example.com
Contest leader updates will be posted once a week, after Gagnon has had a few rum and cokes.
Good luck to all..