The Bloodbath: Fury’s First Seasonal Minigame Tournament
Hey everybody! Today I’m introducing The Bloodbath - a 3 month seasonal minigame tournament exclusive to the Fury(PvP) server . The purpose of The Bloodbath is to promote the use of tournament mode minigames as well as celebrate the beautiful combat system in AoC that creates the best MMO PvP to date. With help from AndyB, we’re going to make this experience rewarding, competitive, and most important, fun. This tournament will begin with the merger between Saga and Fury, and resume every 4 months, giving a month of down time between seasons.
Build your team!
In order to participate, you must first gather a party of 6 players. You must them register your team with MaStygga on the forums, or Nickromanzer in game. I will then update this thread (see posts below) with the current participating teams for all to view. Please include your group members’ character names, their classes, and their guild, as well as who the team captain is. The captain will be held responsible for providing screenshots detailing the results of the minigames every week. Please also include your team name! Registration begins the FEBRUARY 19th and lasts one week.
For example, registering a team might look like this:
Registering TEAM TANK
- Guise, guardian, Straight outta Khopshef
- Osid, conqueror, Reincarnation (CAPTAIN)
- Yoshiee, conqueror, unguilded
- Wallace, guardian, Primal Instinct
- Camney, bear shaman, Straight outta Khopshef
- Mithic, guardian, Big Baller Brand.
- Argorus, Dark Templar, unguilded (SUBSTITUTE)
- Getspanked, Conqueror, unguilded (SUBSTITUTE)
Please note - each team is limited to 8 players - 6 main players and 2 substitutes. Teams are not forced to have substitutes. If someone can no longer participate, please contact me with their replacement!
Each character is permitted to be on only one team as a main player.
The format of this minigame tournament will be a seasonal win-loss record, with playoffs determined by win rate at the end of the season. Ties will be decided by a tiebreaker series.
Every Monday, each team will be given one or two other teams they must play before Sunday at 11:59 PST, along with a tournament official to send their results to. It is up to the players to work out their time differences and find a time that works for both teams – I strongly suggest weekends if NA and European teams are matched up. If the teams cannot find a team period that works for both, contact a tourney admin.
Each team then competes in a best of 3 set of minigames. The rules of these minigames are a little different though: Victory is determined by whoever has more kills when the game ends. That means that if you’re behind in kills, but cap the flag 3 times, you do not win the game. However, if you’re winning in kills, and then cap the skull or finish the game, you win!
After the games are played, each team captain is responsible for screenshotting the results of each game, and sending them to their assigned tournament administrator on the forums. Both captains are strongly suggested to record the outcomes of each game. If one team does not show up at the time the two teams agreed upon, that team is given a loss.
Every first game in each best of 3 is to be played on Hallowed Vaults. The losing captain chooses the next map.
At the end of 8 weeks, playoffs will determine which teams make it into the finals. The top 50% of teams will be invited to play in an end-of-season bracket. This bracket is single elimination BO3, with the games from the semi-finals onward being BO5.
Alright, now we’re getting to the good stuff.
There are a couple tiers of rewards:
At the end of the season, as long as your team has shown up for 85% of your games, you will receive the following:
- 500 Atlantean shards
- 25,000 PvP xp consumable item
Teams that place into the tourney brackets immediately are boosted up a tier. They receive the following rewards:
- 700 Atlantean shards
- 25,000 PvP xp consumable item
Teams that place 2nd and 3rd place receive the following:
- 1000 Atlantean shards
- 25,000 PvP xp consumable
The winners receive the following:
- 1350 Atlantean shards
- 25,000 PvP xp consumable
Team Composition Recommendation
While any team can be viable, it is important to stick to a couple of fundamentals:
- Try your best to have at least 1 healer. The best compositions generally have two unique healer types.
- Try to have at least 1 mage for the mage shield.
- Melees are an important part of any team. They are necessary to push casters and punish greedy plays. Try to get at least two on your team!
- Build synergy: Teams with a lot of synergy outperform those with none. Try to have teams where overlapping debuffs ensure increased damage. For example, HoX, Demo, and ToS all have debuffs that can be used to buff each other’s damage.
While we’d prefer everyone to sign up with a team, if you do not have a team please provide your name and you will be listed as a free agent. Please contact other free agents to create a team!
Free agents may substitute in for players during the matches if a team is missing players at their designated play time.
Additionally, while it is not possible for me to police this, I have to strongly discourage using store-bought potions and gold pots. I wish I could disable and monitor this, but I cannot. Please be respectful of the enemy team and disable some of these very OP potions if you are running them. Additionally, please avoid using the Rune of the Exile; this rune is bonkers insanely good and gives a huge advantage.
Before each game, each the captains should try to come to an agreement about what runes, consumables, etc. are allowed in the minigame. If no agreement can be reached, the following rules are put in place:
- Exile rune DISABLED
- T5 runes DISABLED
- No consumables other than DAGGAMALT, SWEETPRESSED HASTE, MOONSPILL
Should a tie occur, the game must be replayed, same map.
The following players may be contacted to settle disputes, ask questions, etc. Each name below also has their respective timezone:
- Styggaboy - North America
- Guise - North America
- More to come…
Link to come
Huge thanks to AndyB for agreeing to sponsor and help reward players in this event!
Please send me a direct message with any questions!