Monday, August 08, 2022

Proposal: Winners at War

Timed out and enacted, 5-0. Josh

Adminned at 10 Aug 2022 09:24:06 UTC

Add a new rule, called the BlogBot League Final Showcase:

If the date is on or after 22 August 2022 then the game has entered Tournament Mode. If the game is not in Tournament Mode then the rest of this rule is flavour text.

The rules Showboating and Taunt have no effect and are flavour text; any Operator or Announcer may remove them from the ruleset.

On 22 August or as soon as possible thereafter, the Announcer should post a Provisional Seed List. The Provisional Seed List is the Announcer’s subjective opinion of which Operators in the Dynasty have the best Bots, ordered from 1 being the best to the highest number being the weakest. The Operator is allowed to use whatever private metrics they please to assess this, with the single exception that they cannot consider the number of names on any Bot’s LED Banner.

On 25 August or as soon as possible thereafter, the Announcer should post the Final Seed List. The Final Seed list is the same in form, purpose and rules for composition as the Provisional Seed List, updated to take into account any changes between the posting of the two documents. Once the Final Seed List has been posted, all Operators have their Readiness set to Workshop, Operators may not change their Readiness, and unidling Operators are considered not to be Operators for the purposes of the remainder of this rule for the remainder of the Dynasty.

When the Final Seed List has been posted, the Announcer should at their earliest opportunity post a Bracket. The Bracket is the organised list of Bouts that will comprise the Final Tournament, and the Announcer may organise those Bouts as they determine best, following where possible the following principles:
* In round 1 of the Bracket, all Operators with no LED Banner or no names on their LED Banner should participate in a Bout
* In round 1 of the Bracket, Bouts should be organised with the top seed Operators (the top n/2 names on the Final Seed List, where n is the number of Operators participating in round 1) being matched with the non-top-seed Operators
* If there are an uneven or otherwise unmanageable number of Operators in round 1 then the top-most seeded Operators may be deferred into round 2
* Whenever an Operator loses a Bout in the Tournament, they are eliminated from the Tournament and cannot be scheduled in a future Tournament Bout, cannot win the Tournament, and cannot achieve Victory in this dynasty
* In Round 2 of the Bracket, all Operators to have won their round 1 Bout should progress to be matched against Operators deferred into round 2 (due to having populated LED banners or being too high-seeded for round 1)
* If there are an uneven or otherwise unmanageable number of Operators in round 2 then the Operator with the most names in their LED Banner (using top-most seededness as a tiebreaker) may be deferred into round 3
* Rounds then proceed with winning Operators proceding into further rounds, until a final Bout of 2 Operators is due to take place
* In any round after round 2 (i.e. round 3 or above), if there are uneven number of Operators in the round, then before any of the Bouts in that round take place an elimination bout is held between the two bottom seeded Operators in that round; the loser of an elimination bout is eliminated
* All Bouts in the Bracket should have their Configurations detailed in the Bracket document

Once the Bracket has been posted, the following schedule takes effect:

* 48 hours after the Bracket has been posted, all Operators have their Readiness set to Staging
* 24 hours after that, all Operators have their Readiness set to Set; as soon as possible thereafter, the Announcer should run the first round Bouts in the Tournament Bracket,
* 48 hours after the result of the final Round 1 Bout has been posted, all Operators due to participate in a Round 2 Bout have their Readiness set to Staging
* 24 hours after that, all Round 2 participant Operators have their Readiness set to Set; as soon as possible thereafter, the Announcer should run the second round Bouts in the Tournament Bracket

...continuing in the same pattern until the single Bout in the last round of the Tournament Bracket has concluded.

The winner of the last Bout in the Tournament has achieved Victory.

I *think* this works but you can never tell when writing something like this, so please, feedback.

A 2-week fuse to allow someone to win under the current spec if they can, and to allow for this rule to be modified if it is utterly janked.

Comments

lendunistus: he/him

08-08-2022 11:07:30 UTC

components should be repaired after each torunament bout and LED banners should be removed once the tournament starts imo

Josh: he/him

08-08-2022 11:24:42 UTC

Disagree with both but you’re welcome to put them up as amendments if this passes!

Trapdoorspyder:

08-08-2022 13:32:56 UTC

Is worded with the intention that Bots with led banners don’t fight in the first round? If that’s the case, why is it worded to just make sure that Bots with one do fight?

Josh: he/him

08-08-2022 13:42:51 UTC

@TDS Where dies it say that? “All Operators with no LED Banner or no names on their LED Banner should participate in a Bout” seems direct to me?

Josh: he/him

08-08-2022 13:43:14 UTC

We’re out of the window anyway so any issues at this stage will need a follow-up proposal to fix

Trapdoorspyder:

08-08-2022 14:03:24 UTC

True, my bad

Trapdoorspyder:

08-08-2022 14:09:42 UTC

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Brendan: he/him

08-08-2022 14:19:54 UTC

I can’t imagine anyone winning under the LED Banner rules if this passes, not unless there are two players who end up tied at one win away from victory. People willing to go Ready are not exactly plentiful, and this will only encourage anyone who hasn’t already notched some Banner victories to wait it out until their odds improve.  imperial

Josh: he/him

08-08-2022 14:26:06 UTC

@Brendan I dunno, two weeks feels like a long time to tank for a 1/11 shot at victory

SingularByte: Demon King he/him

08-08-2022 22:48:38 UTC

I can’t imagine anyone winning under the LED Banner rules any time soon with how the battles have slowed down.  for

Raven1207: he/him

09-08-2022 01:22:22 UTC

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