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CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:14:46 PM »
I've been investigating other ways we could find partners to play Carcassonne and I've hacked together some PHP-code for a Ladder Tournament System.  I'm thinking this would run alongside the weekly & league games organized here at Carcassonne Central.  It's a continuous ladder so there's no end-date season etc.

Currently:
It lets you register [don't put in your good passwords],
Maintains a League/Ladder/Pyramid for all the players.
Lets you challenge people 3 places ahead of you on the ladder.
Sends you both emails with your addresses so you can work out when to play.
Gives you 7 days (configurable) to record your game.
Records all the results for people to see.

Does some other bits and pieces.

Bear in mind,  It's rudimentary, buggy, some of the text is totally wrong, some URLs might break.

I'm looking for some BRAVE volunteers who are willing to give it a go:

I have some caveats:
Generally, with less members, I'd like challenges to be made and played sooner than 7 days.
It's likely to all go wrong, so dont get upset if results are misrecorded/lost or what not.

So if you're willing to give it a go - let me know and I'll send you to the URL.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1671.0

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 03:30:26 PM »
Further to Decar's message above, I'd just like to add that I think this is a great way of holding an online tournament as you can play as and when you're able to and it doesn't hold anyone else up if you're not able to play as often as you'd like to.

We've been experimenting with it today, and whilst the software in use is very much a work in progress (it's getting better all the time), the concept is an excellent one and I'd highly recommend getting involved if you're able to play online quite regularly and are looking for someone to play against in a meaningful way (i.e. not just "friendly" games as the results can make a difference to your position on the ladder too).

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 11:27:09 PM »
I would like to try to participate :)
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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 12:12:56 AM »
I am in!
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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:15:35 AM »
I guess it's a good way to start, I'm in too !
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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 03:30:07 AM »
I am in!

You need to sign up to register Rosco!  :)

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 03:35:25 AM »
I'm brave. Send me that URL!   :D

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 03:37:24 AM »
Great Responses so far!  Thanks everyone - there's a few things that need ironing out, but you're a great help!

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 08:35:02 AM »
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for helping so far!

I've been able to sort out Image Uploads; so you can attach a picture when you input the results and you can now view the results of the game on the Results page :)

I thought I'd give a brief description of how the Ladder works:

You are able to challenge someone up to 3 places above you.

Currently, the ladder is focussed on just the Basic Game of Carcassonne (no expansions).

Both the Challenger and the Challengee receive emails containing each other's email addresses.
It is the Challengee's responsibility to nominate an appropriate time to defend their position; both players must agree a mutually good time to play.
Once a challenge is made both players have 8days to play the game.
If you are unable to play, or do not respond to the challenge emails the game is forfeited after 8 days.

Having played the game, results are logged on the Ladder.
If you have challenged and you lose the game you remain in the same position.  If you win you move to the position of the person you challenge; while the loser moves down 1 place.  A shuffle rather than a swap.

Once you have played, you are not able to challenge the same player for 5days; unless you have played against another player first.  This prevents challenge abuse and 2 players blocking the ladder for others to attempt to move up/down.

The ladder is fairly freeform; meaning that active players typically move up the ladder; while inactive players move down.  Generally you end up playing people of similar ability, but have the opportunity to challenge people above you.

If you join the ladder late you join at the bottom of the table; but your first challenge may to against anyone in the bottom 60% of the ladder.

Occasionally, I will reset and shuffle the ladder, so that players are jumbled up and the process of ordering begins again.



Currently MrNumbers is in 1st place, so we could do with some more people offering to help up, just so we keep him busy ;)

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2015, 02:11:36 PM »
Hey, just a quick info, I am moving out of my flat this week and I won't have internet for about 10 days (if everything is alright, I should have it on 23/04 so I am sorry but I won't be able to make any game until that point.

But I will try to kick some ass later :)

Thanks !

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 02:15:00 PM »
No problem  ;D

Hope the move all goes to plan, and you find a hundred tiles that had slipped down the side of any furniture you move.

Interesting, the Ladder allows people to take a break for holidays/moves/etc, that means they temporarily leave the ladder and no one can challenge them; I'm not sure where they come back to though!

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2015, 03:14:32 AM »
No horrendous errors yet; reminder emails appear to be working; as is 'take a break from the ladder'.

Thanks to Mr Numbers for continually checking my typographic skillz  :(y)

We've got 7 people on the ladder so far; room for plenty more   :meeple:

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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2015, 03:24:55 AM »
Hook me up. I'll see if I can sneak in a test or two.  :(y)
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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2015, 11:46:32 AM »
I'm in, just not sure how to get in  ;D
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Re: CC Ladder - Volunteers Needed
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 08:49:13 AM »
Just forfeited my game with Leven. Sorry about that.  :(

I'm going to take a short break of 3 weeks (will be a bit busy) but I'll be back. Apparently, after "resting", I will start at the bottom of the ladder so it's going to be fun to try to climb.  O:-)


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