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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2017, 07:20:18 AM »
I've waited for an opportunity like this. I join! :blue-meeple: :red-meeple: :white-meeple:

btw, I'm Chilean :D
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2017, 11:10:02 AM »
I'll join if you need to make the (Mr)Numbers up to 24.  If you have 24 others I'll happily sit this one out.
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
I hesitated, I'm quite busy, and I had more than my share of Carcassonne in 2017 but I couldn't miss Cup two years in a row, I'd like to join... Sorry that I waited so long. Representing  :white-meeple: :red-meeple:!!!!

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2017, 01:24:45 PM »
OK, I think that's it! We have a good number of participants now (24), so Halfling, you are participating, unless some late-comer desperately will want to join :)
Expect the Grand Opening very soon! ;)
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2017, 02:19:19 PM »
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2017, 03:32:45 PM »
Hi all,
I don't play in this CarcC World Cup, but if a player will quitt during the tournament, then I will play the remaining games.

Have fun in the CarcC World Cup.

Greetings
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2017, 03:34:58 PM »
Have fun guys! I considered participating but there are too many things going on in the few weeks left before the Christmas break, so ultimately I decided against it. Cheers! :gray-meeple:

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2017, 08:48:31 AM »
So are we good to go with 24?

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2017, 01:19:36 PM »
So are we good to go with 24?
Yes, we are good with 24 participants.

So, here are the rules for this year's World Cup. I allowed to myself to take Dan's previous year's rules and modify them a little bit ;)

Group stage
Every participant has been assigned to one of 4 groups (labeled A – D) and each group has 6 participants. Everybody in each group should play a single, head-to-head game against everyone else in their group individually. This means that everyone taking part in the World Cup will get to play 5 games at this stage of the competition.

Games
Games should be played online via JCloisterZone version 4.1.0 which can be downloaded here: http://jcloisterzone.com/builds/JCloisterZone-4.1.0.7z. You must be running the same version of JCZ as your opponent in order for the game to work (so let's all stick with 4.1.0) and please remember to unzip this before you attempt to run it as you will encounter difficulties connecting to a game otherwise! Alternatively, you can play a game in person. If this is the case, please be sure to post photos of the finished landscape!

In order that they can take place, online games require a host which may be one of the players, or even a third person who isn't taking part in the match. If neither you nor your opponent has the ability to host games directly, please ask if someone else in your group is able to host for you at the time of your scheduled match. Failing this, someone in the chat room or Slack channel (see below) may be able to host for you or there is an online server which can be used by selecting JCloisterZone's "Play Online" option.

In the event of either player losing connection while the game is in progress, the game should be saved so that it can be reloaded. There will normally be someone in the chat room or Slack channel who will guide you through how this can be achieved, but it is a relatively simple process...

Expansions
All games at the group stage should include the following expansions:
Inns & Cathedrals
Besiegers
The Festival
The Phantom
(these can be selected on the pre-game screen where you choose a colour and enter your name).

Please ensure that the "Randomize playing order" checkbox is enabled/ ticked so that the starting player will be chosen at random.

Artificial Aids
JCloisterZone includes a number of artificial aids such as farm hints, projected scores and even tile-counting assistance. We all are busy people, and time is valuable for all of us. Many players spend decent amount of time anyway to count points for farms and uncompleted features, so with the purpose of speeding up our games, I allow to use "projected scores" feature. Other aids are still prohibited. I can't stop you from using them anyway, and won't know if you do, but I do urge you to play as fair as possible. I know it's a competition and we all want to win, but let's keep it fair, fun and friendly as far as possible...

How groups will be ranked
Players will be awarded 2 group points for a win or 1 group point for a draw so that an overall group-ranking can be established. "Points Differential" (total points scored by you minus total points scored against you in all games) will be used as a tie-breaker and the top 2 players from each group will go through to the knock-out stage.

Communication
Please use Private Messages (PMs) as an opportunity to schedule suitable times for your matches. Don't just sign in to the chat room or Slack channel and hope that someone will be there and available to play! There will also be a dedicated thread for each group which is intended for you to record scores, post screenshots (including score breakdown) and game reports so that your groups progress can be tracked.

Chat room and Slack channel
Since Paul created the irc chat room and Decar created the Slack channel for Carcassonne Central, we have two places, where our members can meet for the games. So, our chat page can be accessed through your browser by following this link: http://sydby.com/carcassonne/irc/index.html. Accordingly, Slack channel's address is https://carcassonnecentral.slack.com. You will usually be able to find a third-party host there as necessary, and can also seek technical support relating to JCloisterZone or crashed games in the unlikely event that you need it. Use what is most suitable for you.

Prizes
I have some prize(s) for the winner(s), but let it remain in secret for some time :)

What happens next?
More information regarding the rest of the tournament (specifically the knock-out stage) will be disclosed as the group stage begins to wind down.

Participants distribution into groups will be published shortly.

Any questions are welcomed! :D
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 01:45:23 PM by MrNumbers, Reason: JCZ version changed »

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2017, 01:31:57 PM »
Woohoo! Let's kick it...

Those are some nicely written rules MrNumbers. Good work!

Good luck everyone :)
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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2017, 01:55:01 PM »
Groups are ready, so let's roll! :)) :(y)

Group distribution was based on last available Elo ratings, new players (3) were distributed randomly.

Group A: Adrornalin, BabyGamer, Chooselife, Leven, MrNumbers, TheSteveAllen
Group B: Halfling, khalidqasrawi, Merlin_89, Rosco, What If?, Xanderx12
Group C: danisthirty, jungleboy, monwil, ny1050220, SamoolSamosa, thodekey
Group D: glh510, Hounk, Piet_Agoras, rfielder, sinscerly, zone2

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2017, 01:56:31 PM »
Groups are ready, so let's roll! :)) :(y)

Group distribution was based on last available Elo ratings, new players (3) were distributed randomly.

Group A: Adrornalin, BabyGamer, Chooselife, Leven, MrNumbers, TheSteveAllen
Group B: Halfling, khalidqasrawi, Merlin_89, Rosco, What If?, Xanderx12
Group C: danisthirty, jungleboy, monwil, ny1050220, SamoolSamosa, thodekey
Group D: glh510, Hounk, Piet_Agoras, rfielder, sinscerly, zone2
Oh my God Group B is so strong

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2017, 02:01:22 PM »
Oh my God Group B is so strong
I wouldn't say that there is an easy group somewhere :) Group C, for example, doesn't look like walk in a park also ;D

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2017, 12:55:08 AM »
No worries GLH510. I am in B so that's an easy win for you

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Re: World Cup of Carcassonne Central 2017
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2017, 03:34:58 AM »
No worries GLH510. I am in B so that's an easy win for you
Good that I 'm in Group D


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