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 Post subject: You can stop gnawing on your arm now...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:13 am 
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Well, ladies and gentlemen – this is the thread that you’ve been waiting for. Some of you looked at “The King of Darkness” when you came here for the first time and wondered what exactly would be happening. And when. And all that other stuff. However, this is quite possibly the most exalted tournament that has been run in the history of DI. It doesn’t run very often and, for lack of a better term, is epic. In fact, it’s so epic that since I knew that we were due for one, I wanted that stuff to be my first public post upon my return. I like seeing people get all excited about things.
So, let me lay down the groundwork for this year’s running. (These rules will also be located in the official rules thread located here.)

Stuff you should know about The King of Darkness Tournament

- The KoD is quite possibly DI’s “purest” tournament. This means there will be no twists of fate (Foundations) or epic final battles using really overpowered hidden characters (Zodiac). There will be no final RP and you are allowed to use anything on your character to fight with – no more, no less.

- The KoD is an open tournament. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are or how many victories that you have under your belt, you can join. Anyone who has an active character and passed training is eligible to fight. Heck, if you know some folks who haven’t been here for a while, tell them about The KoD – it’d be good to see some old faces! However, only people who meet the character guidelines now are eligible (I’m not going to approve and train a new player in a week just so that they can do The KoD.)

- All battles in The KoD are three pages (45 thread posts – opener made by a mod). From the first round to the final, all battles will meet this condition.

- Winning a battle in The KoD is a bit different than you might be used to as well. In addition to the usual win conditions (DQ, time out, death), after three pages there is NO VOTE. The KoD is judged in the traditional fascist manner of the mod council passing judgment on the winner and loser of the battle. If you look at the writing styles of each mod, they have something different – no one tactic will guarantee victory.

- However, the final round is different than the previous point (and yes, this is part of the tradition), the final battle will be determined by the community by a vote – however, this vote will be a secret ballot, to be facilitated when the time comes.

- The time limit for this battle is 4 days. Solid. Unlike my previous tournaments, there will be no “one day grace” in any round. Make it happen. If you are past the time limit, the first mod to log in after you’re done will time you out. (On the other hand, you might get lucky in that regard.)

- Your character will be considered “locked in” once these sign-ups close and will be “re-locked” before the beginning of the next round. This means that anything that you gain between this notice and the end of sign-up is fair game for the tournament. (So, if you want to use your special/skill/whatever that you’ve been holding on to – get it done NOW.) This also means that should you survive to the second round, any character gains that you make between the end of sign-up and the beginning of the next round will be available to you in round two, and so on. However, once the semi-finals hit, characters will be locked until the end of the tournament to prevent people building for their opponent in the finals or third place battle.

- To prevent any meta-game building at all (ie, noticing that you have casters all down your side of the bracket), matchups will be kept secret and likely randomized between rounds.

- Prizes have traditionally been medals and we will likely not be breaking this tradition. However, the official prize notice will not be given until the beginning of the third round.

Stuff you can do for The King of Darkness Tournament (yeah, that means you!)

- Sign up! Here! Now! This thread will be locked in one week (sometime on November 9, 2010) and participants finalized.

- With your sign-up, or at any time before the end of sign-up, drop a mod a line about your favourite battleground that you’ve seen in DI at any point in time. Since the tournament is supposed to span the world, you could be fighting anywhere! Please use a link or an exact battle title. (You have no idea how hard it’s going to be to look through battles based on description alone...so help us out by doing some legwork!)

***This in no way promises/guarantees/ever remotely states that you will be fighting on that battlefield at any point in time or that we’ll even use it in its current state. We just want to revisit some of the “classics” as we go along.***

It’s time...


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 Post subject: Re: You can stop gnawing on your arm now...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:21 am 
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Zane Shadowcast is ready for this tournament.

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Darnit, that sneaky little rouge beat me to the first application.

Boreas is here, on some quest for the spirit world or something else like that (lol will decide when i write my first battle post =) )

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The gods of the Storm present their Avatar as a combatant in this fight.

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Thelranor has heard about this tournament, and seeks power and the chance to prove his might.

I'm in.

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Never liked the gods of storms, so pushy and loud...

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You can count this kitten in.

Probably about time I pull out the sharper for my sarcasm and get to work.

I promise to make this KOD at least a tiny bit sillier then the last one.





Side question... are mod characters joining/eligible?
(Obviously they'd abscond from voting on their own matches if they are... just curious if they are or not.)

And remember, hate the player, not the game.

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Ooh this sounds exciting...Kaine wishes to be popular and join in the festivities.

Fighting is fun!!

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Musalis would like to join, and bring honor to Ochres name.

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Drakol will join the fight to bring honour to his own name.

It will also bring him just that little bit closer to being a god, but I bet you already figured that out.

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Xander never backs down from anything remotely tournament like, and I suppose I have enough free time to start/continue that mindset.

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Faust is in! And Destruction! And the sins!

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Count Dahlia in. ^^

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Grimmar is out.

*Note*: Mods can join, but they will not be voting on battles that they are part of. Being that I am not participating in this, I can police that.


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Tyzrk wants to join.





If she can. D:

Juggling KoD and NaNo... This is going to be epic.

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