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Re: Fortress-For-All - Discussion

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****Important Update****

Rather than having an IRC bot to sort the teams, we will be using a Google Docs Spreadsheet instead. These spreadsheets are instantly updating and will be a *lot* easier to manipulate and organize. The Spreadsheet can be found on this page. I will require captains PM me an email that is linked to Google. This will allow me to add only those emails as editors of the document. We will still meet in the IRC room #armagetron.tourneys. This will allow me to ping players in case they forget it is their turn, and we will be able to hold side conversations/ask any questions/generally communicate.

Google Docs allows up to 50 people to edit the spreadsheet at the time. This means all 12 Captains should have no problems signing into the document and simultaneously editing.
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hold on, then the captains will be randomly picked or I missed something?

I personally think captains should select themselves for the job.

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Gonzap wrote:hold on, then the captains will be randomly picked or I missed something?

I personally think captains should select themselves for the job.
There will be like 20 captins sign up, 12 will get selected from that. then they will all pick from the remaining players and captins.
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Oh, I see, thanks kyle.

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Actually Kyle sinewav pointed out that it will be biased (favorites could be picked) using that way.

Instead, 12 captains will sign themselves up.

The ONLY ranfom things are byes and draft pick orders
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Concord wrote:the most "unfairness" will come from the differing skill levels of whoever the captains are, and any draft order will be affected by the fact that no one has anything other than a vague idea of who is better than who at fortress.
Pickup games prove this, if otherwise even teams are picked the captains can make a difference. But, sometimes, when everyone says "gg" after the picks because of supposedly unfair teams, the one believed weaker wins. Teamwork is important, not only solo skill (which of course is opinions of the captains anyway).

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True that, vov. I also think its due to the large focus captains usually have of picking good attackers rather than good defenders. What I normally see is a center as first pick and an attacker as 2nd on the first captain's team. This can leave teams at a huge disadvantage when the other captain picks the best def and the 2nd best def/best sweeper. Since fortress games rely way more on defenders than attackers, I'm surprised captains usually opt for the best attackers first.

For anyone who is going to be captain, I really suggest considering who you will have defend since defenders are less easy to come by than centers and attackers lately.
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Another format for 6v6 fortress -- my prayers are finally answered.

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shh Tobe, that's super secret picking strategies!
(I usually pick a good sweeper first for certain reasons ;))

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I think this draft pick fort-thing is a great idea. Sign me up! (draft me).

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Axon wrote:I think this draft pick fort-thing is a great idea. Sign me up! (draft me).
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European, sign me up o/

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Yo!
I´m going to add two german servers till Thursday :wink:
Nice idea and I hope that it´s going to be a success.

and btw: everyone can edit the wiki... it´s quite useful to have an acc there :mrgreen:

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subfocus wrote:[email protected]
European, sign me up o/
would you like to Captain as well?
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Can't wait! The drafting still confuses me a bit however

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