Basic rules and rough draft of ROCS tournament system.
Please discuss anything you'd like. Key points of discussion that I am most interested in is Biochemists and the Rules (which I broke down with reasons ect).
This has been so far made from input here and private messages from past players of USRC, RWC, and Tournaments.
Team compositions for ROCS
-Each team will be allowed a minimum and maximum of 3 players to participate in a ROCS match.
-Each team is given a "Team Captain", team captains must participate in all matches during and event day. However between events they may switch team captains.
-Each team may have "alternate" players that they can sub in between matches, however this must not cause any delay at all during the tournament.
-Each team may only have 1 of each class present during a match, aka no duplicate classes.
-Biochemist may or may not be banned from the tournament and may or may not have server limits on amount of bombs/coats they can use per match. (see section 1 at bottom for more info and provide your feedback if needed)
Team Captain role (very important)
-In order for me to communicate easily and in a timely manor to ensure the tournament runs smoothly I must be able to have an easy way to communicate to each team. It will be the team captain's responsibility to be able to communicate with me and pass information off to their team. Time delays for w/e reason puts a damper on everything, I want to reduce that as much as possible. I will be able to communicate through iRO community raidcall, skype, and in game via friends list.
-Each "event" day during the season will be double elimination (see champ tourny). Playoffs and Championship might be a tad bit different.
-Each team must finish in a "place", we must have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ect ect in order to determine rewards
-More to come
Tournament reward system
-It will be a "point" system
-Each team that participates will receive a minimum of 1 point as long as they stay for that entire event day.
-The higher you place on an event day, during regular season, the more points you earn. Exact amounts are still to be determined.
-Points will be able to be traded in during the "playoffs" for ROCS rewards that include "bypassing 1st round" as an expensive reward point prize. Exact rewards are still to be determined but they will be made to help teams that have been very active during the "regular season" to have a slight advantage during the "playoffs".
Tournament Rules (important, and will elaborate on rules in next section)
-No cheating of any kind (1)
-No consumables, gods, mvps, gr, dr, or mps (2)
-Must bring your own characters/gears (3)
-Must be on time and no delays, team captains must be 15 min early to setup communication with me (4)
-Winner of a match will be determined by last person/team standing or until time is up (5)
-Must be ok with being recorded and streamed (6)
-Violations of rules will be anything from loss of match to DQ from ROCS. (7)
-More specific rules to come
1v1 tournament info
Will be using same basic format, just no teams and will have no reward system but instead immediate prizes
*IMPORANT* Goals and things to keep in mind
-Trying to hit the right balance of "newer player friendly" and competitive play. Not easy to satisfy both.
-If you have participated in USRC or anything of that nature.... Practice matches are the best part of everything! It is a lot of fun to play with people, see others strategies, try new things/experiment, learn from others, make new friends and enjoy playing the game!
-Trying to hit the right balance of super serious competitive play and casual for fun play. Not easy to satisfy both.
-A fun atmosphere to participate in and be involved with.
-Promote the server!!!!
Section 1 Biochemists
First and foremost, I will be blunt. I see no reason why this class should even participate in ROCS. Here are some reasons why I do not think they should be allowed at all.
-They will ruin the variety of team comps (the most aggressive/common for pure competitive would be bio strings and high wiz)
-There is no counter to acid bomb (pvp settings and knock back is enabled, 100% damage from acid bomb, no GR/DR to counter, pnuemas don't matter in above team comp, the DPS without *ANY* sacrifice is much too high)
-FCP will ruin whatever chance Stalkers/Mastersmiths have of making onto "competitive" teams.
-Matches will all be dependant on biochemists instead of having multiple other ways to kill.
-Boring as hell to watch.
-Not the most "new player friendly" character to fight against (remember pvp has no damage reduction like WoE).
-For a "no consumable" tournament, they will be very expensive to fund. Plus they kind of use consumables.
Another option would be to pull a "USRC" type thing and only allow biochemists 5 bomb sets and 1 coat. It would make it an "option", but wouldn't be quite as powerful.
Again I see no reason why this class should be allowed to play. They can out DPS a champion, however a champion will only be good for 1 fist and will depend entirely on a team mate to get SP back to be useful again. That requires teamwork and many mistakes could be made. The scholar could die and the champs gfist could be hidden, in that situation the champ will be utterly useless. There is no option like this vs a biochemist.
No cheating of any kind (1)
-No GRF edits (including ndly)
-No 3rd party programs (including AP/Bot programs/WPE ect)
-No intentional pos lag. We know the difference between intentional pos lag (i do it all the time lol) and accidental. Just don't be a dick and it wont be an issue.
-Anything against Warpportal/Ragnarok Online rules
-Finding a loophole in the system to sneak consumables in will be automatic DQ from the event. Please report it to myself, Xellie and the CMs.
-More to come as I think about it
-"Major cheating" such as ndly/WPE and that kind will be immediate DQ and perma banned from every ROCS event for life. Xellie and I will also provide recordings of said cheating and report it immediately. We are holding a very strict policy on cheating: 0 tolorance, period.
-"Minor cheating" such as intentional pos lag will be dealt with on the spot depending on how bad it was. Could be an automatic loss of a match or a DQ from an event. It will not be perma banned from ROCS. Pos bug will be dealt with on a case by case ruling.
As far as cheating goes... We haven't had any issues with it in the past tournament. Just don't be a douche and play the game for what it is. If you do that then there will be no problems or issues. It will only be a problem if you try to be cute and "sneak" cheats by me lol. Good luck with that haha
No consumables, gods, mvps, gr, dr, or mps (2)
Reason for no gods, MVPS, gr, dr, or mp is quite simple. They have a very strong potential to creating a drastically unfair advantage for one side. It is no fun to have no special gears and fight people that are completely decked out with gears in a small party fight. It is also my belief that these types of items do not make players better. We want to encourage and create an environment that is relatively "even" when it comes to gear selections. That way somebody playing for a few months can still compete with people who have been playing since the beginning of the server and not be at a huge disadvantage.
As far as consumables go, this should be a big discussion....
-HP/SP potions of any kind (disabled)
-Buff scrolls (disabled): get a HP/Champ if you want buffs
-Speed potions (undecided): I would personally like speed potions, however a lot of people disliked them last tournament. Looking for opinions and reasons for or against it.
-Green potions/pancakes (undecided) I would personally like no green pots or pancakes. Looking for opinions and reasons for or against it.
-Everything else (disabled)
Must bring your own characters/gears (3)
Kind of simple. This will be done on iRO Classic. You are welcome to borrow gears and/or characters if your friends allow you to (we are not responsible for missing items).
Must be on time and no delays, team captains must be 15 min early to setup communication with me (4)
I did this last tournament and had everybody on my friends list in game so I could do /hi "so and so vs so and so next match get ready". It is more to keep the tournament running as fast as possible with the least amount of downtime. It is a spectator sport and you all are just gladiators!!! But in all seriousness, I need to be able to talk to you and you need to talk to me. We can set it up in advance. I only want to talk to team captains because otherwise it would be way too many people to have to communicate to and organize well broadcasting. I am decent at multitasking, but not a pro.
Winner of a match will be determined by last person/team standing or until time is up (5)
Again, this one is basic. As far as a time limit, that is undecided. Maybe 5 minutes? Thoughts and ideas?
Must be ok with being recorded and streamed (6)
By participating we will be streaming you, hopefully on WP stream again. Kind of need to be ok for being recorded/streamed. This is to provide advertisement for the server and also by recording it gives us hard evidence if anybody cheats to report them. Shouldn't be an issue, the cheating, but this is also another way to get the point across that there will be 0 tolerance and reports will be made immediately.
Violations of rules will be anything from loss of match to DQ from ROCS. (7)
Depends on the rule broken. If it is related to cheating please see that section as we have a strict 0 tolerance and 0 BS policy.
If it is time related it depends. I will work with team captains if a member of a team is running late to try and post pone the match so its not an issue. I am willing to work with people as much as possible, as long as I'm not being taken advantage of or something isn't ridiculous. If a team just can't make a match for w/e reason (min/max team members needed is 3) then they will automatically lose that match. I will do my best to avoid those situations, but I can only do so much too.
Please discuss and voice opinions with reasons behind them. If something is stupid or sucks, tell me why. If you like something, why do you like it. Xellie and I do not get paid for this, we are doing it with the community for the server/community so please be a bit respectful <3. If you want to troll me or w/e, that is fine but please find me in another thread and troll the hell out of me. Please not here though <3