Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by Muso » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:40 am

Pyrrhos of Epiros Tournament

We are pleased to announce the second Field of Glory 2 public tournament. This will be played using the normal Field of Glory 2 Multiplayer system and our automated tournament system.
Anyone can enter. To join, go to the tournament page HERE while thee general tournament rules can be found HERE!

The first round will commence on Monday 23rd October 2017. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.

Specific tournament rules:
This tournament will involve three rounds. The battles will be medium-sized custom battles. This unfortunately means that Pyrrhos will not appear in person.

Round 1: Pyrrhic vs Romans (Mediterranean Agricultural)
Round 2: Pyrrhic vs Carthaginians (Mediterranean Hilly)
Round 3: Pyrrhic vs Macedonians (Mediterranean Agricultural)

Games are paired, so each matchup will be played both ways. Each player will be able to choose his forces using the normal force selection system. Random maps are in use, so the two battles in each pair will be on different maps. Generals are generated automatically, so Pyrrhos will not be present in person.
First round pairings will be selected randomly, subsequent rounds using the Swiss Chess system. Nobody will play the same opponent in more than one round.

The scoring system is as follows:
- If a game runs to the turn limit, each side scores points equal to the enemy % routed at the turn limit. If the game times out, adjustments may be made, depending on how far the game has progressed and who took longer over their turns – see below.
- If one army breaks, the victorious player scores 60 points plus the difference between the enemy % routed and his own % routed. The loser scores points equal to the winner's % routed.

Examples:

1) If Ben defeats Tamas's army, and has inflicted 45% routed on Tamas, and Tamas has inflicted 15% on Ben, Ben will score 60 + (45 – 15) = 90, Tamas will score 15.
2) However, if Ben defeated Tamas’s army by inflicting 62% routed on Tamas, and Tamas had inflicted 56% routed on Ben, Ben would get 60 + (62 – 56) = 66 points, and Tamas would get 56.
3) If the game is unfinished (or it reached the turn limit) with Ben inflicting 20% routed on Tamas, and Tamas inflicting 10% routed on Ben, Ben would score 20, and Tamas would score 10. (Provided that between them they have played at least 24 turns in all – see below).

Note that this system rewards aggressive play over desultory skirmishing. If you rout an enemy unit then hide for the rest of the game, both players will get extremely low scores - lower than if they played hard and lost.

Byes:
If an odd number of players sign up for the tournament, one player will get a bye in each round. In the first round this is random. In subsequent rounds it will be the player with the lowest score. The score for a BYE is 60 points for each game.

Round times and timing out:
Each round will last 10 days.

Any battles that are not completed by the end of the round will be timed out. The player who has had the game in his “My Turns” box the longest overall will be the one who is deemed to be timed out. This will not normally incur any penalties, unless insufficient turns have been played: If the timed-out player has played less than 12 turns, his score will be reduced proportionately, and his opponent will be granted the BYE score if it exceeds his current score. If the timed-out player has played less than 6 turns, he will not be included in the draw for the next round. This is to prevent someone else’s enjoyment being spoiled by being drawn against someone who has apparently dropped out of the tournament.

That's it for the tournament, if you have any questions feel free to ask and don't forget to check our Discord channel out!
Also, we wanted to announce that tomorrow, October the 20th we are going to have another Field of Glory II stream on our Twitch channel at 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST / 4 PM CEST!
Don't miss this stream, since we will also be giving away some keys for the game! 

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by devoncop » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:02 am

Pyrrhos! Excellent choice...signed up for this one now too.....☺

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by olin0111 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:39 pm

Finally I was quick enough get to the tournament!

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:11 pm

Only 4 places left now. Can another 32 be added before the weekend?

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:42 pm

stockwellpete wrote:Only 4 places left now. Can another 32 be added before the weekend?
No, the powers that be have decided to run several smaller tournaments rather than running huge ones.
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:04 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:No, the powers that be have decided to run several smaller tournaments rather than running huge ones.
Ok then, hopefully we will pick up some new tournament players each time. I am also wondering whether three rounds is long enough to really bring out the strengths of the Swiss system. With 64 players I definitely don't think it is long enough, with 32 it should be a bit better. This might be "academic" if the main intention is to encourage more people to participate in tournament play generally.

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by AlessandroD » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:40 pm

I agree, three rounds for a Swiss tournament are too low, five at least.
Also 32 players limit when the game is still pretty new it seems a little low as well, sold out in the same day of announcement!
I read this board yesterday night and I wasn't able to read it again until now.

Just my 2 cents :D

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:43 pm

I have a vague recollection that under Swiss Chess system you'd need 5 rounds for 32 players (6 for 64) to determine a winner on the basis that only 1 person will be undefeated (game results have to be win or lose, no draws).
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:34 pm

nikgaukroger wrote:I have a vague recollection that under Swiss Chess system you'd need 5 rounds for 32 players (6 for 64) to determine a winner on the basis that only 1 person will be undefeated (game results have to be win or lose, no draws).
Yes, that sounds about right. If you had a KO competition with 64 entering the players winning in each round would be 32-16-8-4-2-1, which is 6 rounds (5 if you start with 32).

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by mkjhartmann » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm

Already filled up? Wow, maybe start another one tournament?

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rexhurley » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:56 am

Really only 32's how on earth are us guys down under expected to be able to enrol due to timezones and by the time we see it 32s are full shezz. :evil: :evil:

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:16 am

rexhurley wrote:Really only 32's how on earth are us guys down under expected to be able to enrol due to timezones and by the time we see it 32s are full shezz. :evil: :evil:
Sorry.
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by Cablenexus » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Is there a third Tournament planned already or are you change the second tournament to 64 players? It's already full and today is a stream on Twitch which will attract new players as well.
It's now or never guys!

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Cablenexus wrote:Is there a third Tournament planned already or are you change the second tournament to 64 players? It's already full and today is a stream on Twitch which will attract new players as well.
It's now or never guys!
I expect another tournament will be set up before long. I just do what I am told.
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by Cablenexus » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:31 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
Cablenexus wrote:Is there a third Tournament planned already or are you change the second tournament to 64 players? It's already full and today is a stream on Twitch which will attract new players as well.
It's now or never guys!
I expect another tournament will be set up before long. I just do what I am told.
Well, hopefully you will keep doing that for a long time. You made an absolutely stunning game that many of us like very much including me.
Can't wait for anything organized, dlc's and more of this. Thank you so much for this!

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by AlessandroD » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:03 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
Cablenexus wrote:Is there a third Tournament planned already or are you change the second tournament to 64 players? It's already full and today is a stream on Twitch which will attract new players as well.
It's now or never guys!
I expect another tournament will be set up before long. I just do what I am told.
Please, no more 32 players only :D

Edit: and 5 turns at least!

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Cablenexus wrote:
rbodleyscott wrote:
Cablenexus wrote:Is there a third Tournament planned already or are you change the second tournament to 64 players? It's already full and today is a stream on Twitch which will attract new players as well.
It's now or never guys!
I expect another tournament will be set up before long. I just do what I am told.
Well, hopefully you will keep doing that for a long time. You made an absolutely stunning game that many of us like very much including me.
Can't wait for anything organized, dlc's and more of this. Thank you so much for this!
Thank you for you kind words.
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by Triarii » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:02 pm

rexhurley wrote:Really only 32's how on earth are us guys down under expected to be able to enrol due to timezones and by the time we see it 32s are full shezz. :evil: :evil:
Not just you antipodeans Rex - I have missed both by letting work get in the way (and by having a little log in hiatus so I am now Triarii not Triarius - means next time you beat me you will be winning even though outnumbered :) ).
Makes me even more envious of Richard for whom it is work - and a good job well done too!

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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:05 pm

Triarii wrote:Makes me even more envious of Richard for whom it is work
A very fun sort of work though.
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Re: Field of Glory II Second Tournament

Post by mkjhartmann » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:04 pm

Maybe every user should be limited to only one active tournament? Seems like some users get the inside scoop and sign up for every tournament.

If Slitherine wants this game to grow, you have to provide a way for everybody to participate, not just the same 32 grognards.

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