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Rikers #4

Post by dexter » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:16 pm

What's up guys? Anyone interested in a a fourth Rikers Cup? We always said it would be something semi-anual.. :)

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Zelgadis » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:22 pm

Yeah, it would be cool. Holidays are soon, so lets do it!! ;)
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by quantum dot » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:02 am

Yes, good point, time to evaluate the support for a new edition of the Riker Cup, please state your willingness to play, observe, cheer, ...

Do you want to see this happening any time around Xmas/new years?
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Bambino » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:26 am

quantum dot wrote:please state your willingness to play, observe, cheer, ...
I'd like to observer silently! :P
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Fade » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:04 am

Yeah, would be cool if it was anytime during the Xmas/New Years break..like last year.

End of December, or beginning of January.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Saturos » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:18 am

How about the 2nd of January? Thats a Saturday.

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Post by dexter » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:54 am

Saturos wrote:How about the 2nd of January? Thats a Saturday.
Perfect.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Zelgadis » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:17 am

Yeah, 2nd of January is good.
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Zac » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:51 pm

can we have an australian cup???!

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by red-der » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:29 pm

@zac: ...
can we have an australian cup???!
Do you think you get 20 australian GU Players together for a streight 10v10? :lol-old:

@qd: I am ready and wiling to observe and cheer. Hoping for some good and entertaining matches.
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Are the captains for this event already choosen?

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by quantum dot » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:32 pm

red-der wrote: Are the captains for this event already choosen?
Not yet. Typically, admins will pick up two leaders for each side and they will be given full control of the organization of the event and selection of players, subs, etc. Also, as in previous editions, the captains would be preferably people who have not been captains before. In this way, we try to make the cup more participative.
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by rhapsody » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:38 am

January 2nd is perfect for me, although I will simply be watching :p.

Can't wait, best time of the year :)

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by llrr » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:54 am

lol zac, imagine 10 aussies vs 10 euroes, you'd need to rename rikers to lag cup. anyway, it ain't gonna happen zac, even though we could probably easily get 10 players from around here on at the same time. and as for rikers, well, doesn't concern me or the rest of us down south obviously, so, whenever you have it i'll get in obs and cheer! woo have fun!

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by benji 11 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:20 pm

Is there a way to avoid identification problems?
We always had trouble with the list server.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by joevano » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:33 pm

benji 13 wrote:Is there a way to avoid identification problems?
We always had trouble with the list server.
There haven't been auth problems with the list server in quite some time.
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by rhapsody » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:50 pm

joevano wrote:
benji 13 wrote:Is there a way to avoid identification problems?
We always had trouble with the list server.
There haven't been auth problems with the list server in quite some time.
I think benji 13 might have meant problems with global login. I know that was a problem with the Summer Rikers.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by macsforme » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:45 am

It is a problem with the list server design and server load. A player authentication at join requires numerous database queries and network transmissions. When forty people try to rejoin and authenticate to a server at the same time, the server can easily be overloaded with database queries. With the current list server design, numerous simultaneous player joins cannot be easily accommodated.

A solution is to have a longer countdown, and have players join gradually leading up to the starting time. That way, the load on the list server is not so great, and there is time to try multiple rejoins if a player cannot authenticate the first time.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by dexter » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:09 pm

Like joevano said, there hasn't really been much trouble lately. Leading up to the last Rikers, it took like 5 tries before every match and was a huge problem at the time. I'm confident that global auth. won't provide us with too many difficulties this time.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by blast » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:31 pm

I think last time there may have been another CPU and/or memory intensive process running on the server (like a backup, or rsync). So, you may want to speak with brlcad/learner and coordinate with him to ensure nothing like that would be running at the time.
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by benji 11 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:40 pm

dexter wrote:Like joevano said, there hasn't really been much trouble lately. Leading up to the last Rikers, it took like 5 tries before every match and was a huge problem at the time. I'm confident that global auth. won't provide us with too many difficulties this time.
Well lately there haven't been 40 players on a server.
If there's no way to change the server design, a long countdown will do it again, but I always experienced this long period of rejoining as unnecessary and annoying.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by Zac » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:32 am

How Boring! Lies!

i will happily watch the rikers cup :D

only thing i dont like is that the same players get picked every year, sure there will be 3-4 changes but they will change between players.

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by rhapsody » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:01 am

Zac wrote: only thing i dont like is that the same players get picked every year, sure there will be 3-4 changes but they will change between players.
Well, Riker's after all is the Top 10 players from each continent, and unless most of the players decreased in skill drastically, or others increased, naturally the teams should be comprised of most of the same players. Having said that, I think the organizers of the cup try to get new leaders each year, which is a plus.

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Re: Rikers #4

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Re: Rikers #4

Post by quantum dot » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:14 pm

Captains of both sides have been chosen and they have agreed to lead the cup. Watch this thread for news in the incoming hours....
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Re: Rikers #4

Post by quantum dot » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:47 pm

Now it is official, the teams will be lead wither to glory or disaster (but that is now out of our control) by:

America continent: Sphere and Constitution (gu admin)
EU continent: snick and NTH (gu admin)

get ready your engines and polish your tanks to shine....

From now on, latest news, updates, etc in dexter's page: http://rikercup.org/

PS: Due to an unfortunate typo the GU league page showed "fade" instead of "sphere" as leader. Sorry for the confusion, this was probably a product of heavy champagne ingestion by the corresponding poster.

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