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King of the Hill (1v1) Challenge Here!

Postby Radiant Caligula » Wed May 09, 2007 6:09 pm

You want to be a King?
Register and post a challenge here (and PM the reigning King)


King of the Hill Mode:

1v1

Default scoring
random terr/default cities
100pop/25cities
50%/55min timer
5x speed (if no queue, 5x optional)
30mins max game time/45mins is allowed if there is not a queue on the server. (optional)
chat: private
specs: 10+ or as many as your conn allows

The winner keeps the table

The last player to hold the table each time gets his name posted here. Finally you can call yourself KING!
Once registered here, any player is eligible to challenge the throne.
(See specific rules below )


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REIGNING KING:

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> > > > > > > > > > His Royal Highness - King Erasmus J. Homeowner
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The previous king/last assailant and now Queen Bitch of the Universe: Ace Rimmer

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thx to Masaq for the rules (edited):

The concept is simple:

1.) There can only be one King at any given time
2.) The King will be dethroned by losing to a challenger or by automatic forfeit (see #12-16)


The match organising rules are as follows:

3.) The current King may be challenged by posting: "I challenge the King!" OR joining the KOTH server where (obviously) the reigning king must be present. (*See #6)
4.) A King can be dethroned by specific challenge or winning a game against him by entering the KOTH server. Screenshots must validate results. (PM thumbnails to me and I'll put them up next to your name). Post more thorough debriefs in the, er, D-room. If needed I will make a KOTH debrief thread)
5.) A specific challenge should be followed by The King and the Challenger sending PMs to agree on a password.
6.) Drop-in challengers will have to get an updated PW for each new KOTH server in order to prevent identity theft. (PM the PW to the host once you enter to validate your ID). *
7.) All matches must be played with the settings mentioned above.
8.) The winner shall be the new King, and will PM the screenie to me. Post "I AM THE KING!" and VOILA! you have your name in red for all to see! :D :D :D
9.) This topic should be used only for posting challenges and results. All match communication should be done via another topic or Private Messages


The following rules govern who may challenge, and when:

10.) If only the challenger and the King is present, the throne may switch unlimited, screenies must validate all matches.
11.) If the King is dethroned and other challengers are present and willing, he may not rechallenge until the new King has survived/played 1 match. If several challengers are present, he must join the queue from the back




The following rules determine the outcome in various circumstances:


12.) Should a King be unable to play a challenger within a reasonable period (2 DAYS), the challenger shall win by default
12B) If the King is unavailable (outside the 2 day limit) and/or refuse to defend his throne, you can seize the throne via a
COUP*
(See below for explanation)
13.) Should either player quit before the match has ended without the agreement of the other player, the OTHER PLAYER becomes/remains KING.
14.) If one of the players lose connection in the first half (15mins) of the game, the game must restart.
15.) If one or both players fail to reconnect, the KING remains in power. If conn is lost by either player after 2/3 (10min warning) are played, the game will continue to the end with CPU replacement. CPU result is valid. If no screenie validates, the match goes in favor of the KING.
16.) The buffer time (15--->10mins remaining) between 1/2 and 2/3 must be played in order to allow a player to reconnect...

17.)SERVER NAME: Every KOTH server must be named "King Of The Hill (PW#)". If someone tries to coup the throne you must tag the server "King Of The Hill - COUP" Tag all server with (PW + #) to let all the KOTH players know which password to use.

18.) CHEATERS: Trust is worth a lot, esp. on the net. But if any KOTH player is suspected of foul play that player will be banned from entering the KOTH ranks AND he will become a LEPER, thrown into the pit of infamy for all eternity.
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* COUP: If the throne is undefended, 2 players from the list can battle for it by organising a KOTH server. The winner of the first bout is the new King. Until a new King is decided the reigning King shall stay in power. A regning King may NOT claim a seat in the 2 first KOTH-COUP server games. As stated in #11 a reigning King may not challenge the winner (the new King) of the COUP server before that player has defended his throne ONCE. This means that the loser of the first COUP game can rechallenge the COUP King right away (if there isn't a queue.)
(PRE-COUP: KOTH players waiting to challenge the King can set up a server and battle for the throne. If the King does not respond/defend within his time limit the winner of these games will automatically become King. Screenies required of course.)
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***As King you have a duty to be available as much as possible. When online, try to be logged on to Hamachi so challengers can get hold of you . Inform others of the opportunity. Check your Hamachi to see if any of the KOTH players are online. (see below)
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CHALLENGERS: (I will colour code results. Ex: If the first challenger won I will code him red. If he loses he will be coloured cyan

*PLAYER NAME* (PM me or post the URL to the screenie to validate)
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Hyperion http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... kinxt4.jpg
Xocrates http://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 101ev8.png
Radiant Caligula http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8963 ... 308fp5.jpg
Hyperion http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6314 ... hypwm4.jpg
Hyperion http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3548 ... hyppq2.jpg
Homeowner http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1893 ... howti7.jpg
Radiant Caligula http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1968 ... howrx0.jpg
Xocrates http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8198 ... hoxie9.jpg
world idiot http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7339 ... xwics6.jpg
Radiant Caligula http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/406/ ... xraar7.jpg
JESUS http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 501xd8.png
JESUS http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 502yu7.png
Radiant Caligula http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 503zs2.png
JESUS http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8290 ... jesof0.jpg
Radiant Caligula http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6254 ... jesss7.jpg
Hyperion http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/614/sc ... hypfx8.jpg
Homeowner http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/8641/s ... hobve0.jpg
Xocrates http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2470 ... 801md6.png
C Ace Rimmer http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07214&f=radiantKOTH.JPG
C Homeowner http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9823 ... domsy0.jpg
Ace Rimmer http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs215&d=07224&f=KOTHhomeowner.JPG
Hank Scorpio
[1337]WOPR
skynet77812
Domino
RedDwarf
Kunshu
Masaq
world idiot
JESUS
Freeloader

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NOTE: The challenger list is tentative, meaning availability outranks the list...
ABOUT CHALLENGES: An unlimited number of CHALLENGES can be issued at any given time, it is merely to get on the challenger list. No need for anyone to wait for a new king to challenge.
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RANKING:

Any player that has played a game against the King and lost gets the rank----------------- Warrior

Anyone who's been King, but dethroned once, is a---------------------------------------- Prince

A player that has claimed/defended the throne 3 times will become a----------------------Knight

A player who has managed 8 times is a-------------------------------------------------- Wizard

A player with 15 King wins is a---------------------------------------------------------- God of Genocide

25 wins equals an---------------------------------------------------------------------- Emperor of Pork

33 wins will make you a ---------------------------------------------------------------- :arrow: ~Dolphin~ :arrow:

40 wins tells us that you are a---------------------------------------------------------- :P Decadent Supreme Commander :P


The highest rank a KOTH-player can possibly achieve requires 50 wins. That will make you a------------------- :twisted: BEAST :twisted:

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Peasants who wants to be King :!: :
(you must actively state a challenge in order to join the queue...)
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Xocrates 6/******
Demosthenes
:!: Homeowner 5/*****
Masaq
Hyperion 3/***
Radiant Caligula 4/****
Diomedes
Ace Rimmer 1/*
Bonsai
[1337]WOPR
shinygerbil
skynet77812

Domino
RedDwarf
Kunshu

world idiot
JESUS 2/**
Weps
Freeloader
Feud

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LEPERS: none
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>>>Your GAME NAME is the name that will get glory, so please PM me and I'll correct the list if it differs from the name above<<<
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NB!NB!: I will send a PW list to everyone registered here. Each time a new KOTH server is up (i.e. every new challenge) the next PW on the list will be required for validation. Please keep the list confidential to prevent cheaters. :P
***new players: please PM me and I will send you the list...
If I am unavailable and you need the PW list to enter the queue in a running KOTH server, PM any of the REGISTERED PLAYERS for the list
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All KOTH players should get Hamachi. A simple and clean IM program. Get it here.
Download and join the group DefconKOTH. Password is KOTH. Please use your player name for simplicity. This way we can make the process of challenging and setting up matches much easier. Thx to Ace Rimmer for the tip. :D
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WHICH PASSWORD TO USE? Either use the same PW# as there are matches or just pick one... I will expand the list so we have more to choose from. Please shuffle the use of passwords, so we dont use the same ones too much. Remember to name each server "King of the Hill (PW#)". The passwords are case sensitive. For now use higher case letters but when I send out the expanded list I will make them lower case.





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-HAIL TO THE KING, BABY! <<<----(click it, I know you wanna!)
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Postby Xocrates » Wed May 09, 2007 6:37 pm

Sure, why not?

I would play.
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Postby -Demosthenes- » Wed May 09, 2007 6:57 pm

Although I'm not a Vet, I'd love to watch...
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Postby Radiant Caligula » Wed May 09, 2007 7:02 pm

-Demosthenes- wrote:Although I'm not a Vet, I'd love to watch...


nah, anyone there can play. Me mentioning vets was only a prompt to give the most hardcore players the best opposition possible.
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Postby Erasmus J Homeowner » Wed May 09, 2007 7:41 pm

maybe shrink the worldscale a bit, just to give it that extra speed. i think a decent 'winner stays on' evening would need quite rapid games.
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Postby Radiant Caligula » Wed May 09, 2007 8:01 pm

Erasmus J Homeowner wrote:maybe shrink the worldscale a bit, just to give it that extra speed. i think a decent 'winner stays on' evening would need quite rapid games.


wouldn't you think setting a max game time is enough? reducing size changes the whole dynamic set up...
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Postby Masaq » Wed May 09, 2007 8:01 pm

As Erasmus said; the world should be shrunk a little to allow slightly quicker games thanks to the extra range on units etc, without forcing relatively new players to have to play at 10x speed or whathaveyou (Speed Defcon terrifies me, if I'm honest!).

Also, what might be an idea would be to have two of them going on side-by-side:

Limited KotH - the occasional evening you suggested, in which anyone can turn up, spec or play.

Ongoing KotH - set up a new topic, with someone (yourself, or anyone who wanted it) as King. Then, one person at a time can issue a challenge by posting on the topic, and no-one else can issue a fresh challenge until the results of the game are posted below the challenge post. Winner stays on. Keep the topic un-cluttered (with a separate topic for post-match discussion, analysis, bragging rights etc), and you end up with a neat history of the title and the players.

If the title kept rotating between the same three or four expert players, you could introduce a three-challenge rule or some such so that a defeated king had to wait for a certain number of other challengers to come forward to play his victor before he could make an attempt to reclaim it. Then at least there'd be four matches played between someone being defeated and the earliest chance they'd get to retake the title. If one of the other challengers immediately defeated their victor, the slate would obviously be wiped clean allowing the former king to take on the new title holder.
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Postby Hyperion » Wed May 09, 2007 8:20 pm

Good idea. Im in. Just keep an updated list of who's interested from this thread on the first post and when you feel like starting it some night PM them all for whose available. or some of them, lol, depends how many are interested.
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Postby Radiant Caligula » Wed May 09, 2007 9:15 pm

Masaq wrote:As Erasmus said; the world should be shrunk a little to allow slightly quicker games thanks to the extra range on units etc, without forcing relatively new players to have to play at 10x speed or whathaveyou (Speed Defcon terrifies me, if I'm honest!).

Also, what might be an idea would be to have two of them going on side-by-side:

Limited KotH - the occasional evening you suggested, in which anyone can turn up, spec or play.

Ongoing KotH - set up a new topic, with someone (yourself, or anyone who wanted it) as King. Then, one person at a time can issue a challenge by posting on the topic, and no-one else can issue a fresh challenge until the results of the game are posted below the challenge post. Winner stays on. Keep the topic un-cluttered (with a separate topic for post-match discussion, analysis, bragging rights etc), and you end up with a neat history of the title and the players.

If the title kept rotating between the same three or four expert players, you could introduce a three-challenge rule or some such so that a defeated king had to wait for a certain number of other challengers to come forward to play his victor before he could make an attempt to reclaim it. Then at least there'd be four matches played between someone being defeated and the earliest chance they'd get to retake the title. If one of the other challengers immediately defeated their victor, the slate would obviously be wiped clean allowing the former king to take on the new title holder.


good ideas. I'll implement!
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed May 09, 2007 9:25 pm

Speed Defcon is very simple. It should not be scary.

How to win at Speed Defcon: Don't think. Just play.

Thinking about strategy for even a couple of seconds puts you at a disadvantage. Just place as you normally do and move fast. Shoot first and often because by the time everyone else does, the vic timer surprises them and once that hits, it's to late to get points. At 20x, there's no way to get all of your silos emptied before the timer runs out. Shoot often meaning reload and empty bombers as quickly as you can. Letting them fight naval battles or sitting idle in bases/carriers is a mistake.
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Postby diomedes » Wed May 09, 2007 9:27 pm

id def play.
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Postby zkl » Wed May 09, 2007 10:00 pm

i want to be king even more!
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Postby Hyperion » Wed May 09, 2007 10:05 pm

Who wants to be queen? :wink:
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Postby Masaq » Wed May 09, 2007 10:06 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Speed Defcon is very simple. It should not be scary.
How to win at Speed Defcon: Don't think. Just play.
Thinking about strategy for even a couple of seconds puts you at a disadvantage.(snip)


But I'm a nurse! I'm not allowed to even take a piss without assessing the situation (my bladder aches!), planning my action (going to walk to bathroom, unzip flies, point genitalia at toilet, urinate), implementing it (aaaaaaaaaaah!), reassessing the situation (bladder is empty, no embarrassing drips on trousers) and evaluating the efficacy (yay, sucessful piss taken with minimum social faux pas) :P

Asking me to play defcon without thinking is like asking a fish not to be quite so fond of water lol.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 pm

Well, it's the only way to win Speed Defcon. It's similar to Orgazmo, but at least in Orgazmo you can make quick decisions.

I wonder, has anybody ever tried playing via Hamachi?

If there were players out there with it, it's possible I could log in and play (from work, its 12pm my time currently GMT-4) those that are online when I'm not?? Never tried it.
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