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Bzflag olympics

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:00 pm
by Mrhankeythechristmaspoo
What if there was a bzflag oylimpics!? We would pick like 2-5 days out of a year and we would have compitions. Some event examples would be 1v1 challenge, salom driving(lol), or ctf teams. When you win you get points and theres a winner at each event then an over all winner of them all.
What do you think?

Sorry if some one already said this!Please tell me if so.

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:59 pm
by Hannibal
Wow, thats a great idea, I love it, but it would require serious time and labor to monitor matches and tally points, also, what server would it be on?

Reality-not probable

i love it, probably not gonna happen though

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:44 pm
by Guest
There was suppossedly a bz-olypics once...

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:17 pm
by Legolas
I'm not sure if it ever worked out though....

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:57 am
by Brennen The Great
There is a BZFlag olympics server by thumper, People race on it and stuff... havent u ever been there? it took him two years to make :!::!::!::!::!::!:

-And if there was one redbaron2 would win everything anyways...

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:02 am
by ^nightmare^
i dont think were talking about races, most of us know about the olympics map, but thats just obsticles.

by the way, i think thumper had some help with that map.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:08 am
by Brennen The Great
yea he did have help with that map, i just didnt say cause i didnt know ho helped him. :oops:

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:34 pm
by Mrhankeythechristmaspoo
This oylimpics is defintly possibal can use some of the same stuff from 1v1 were you register and thenplay official matches. We could say in a week you can play up to two matches in an event. Then you are only aloud in the server as in observer so you cant play anymore in the event.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:57 pm
by So an So
Or you could just say only players who are regesterd can play... than who ever gets the best stats... kills, strength index, etc, wins... the prizes could be a colored star in your rank (gold, silver, and bronze) and something telling which one you got your prize in.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:28 am
by Hannibal
Yes, what so and so said is good, i.e when playing you wold have say, a gold star with a letter showing which event you won(instead of the standard + next to name). same on forums

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:47 am
by ducatiwannabe
FFA Tournament (Password: FFAContest)

CTF Contest

I've been trying to find somebody to host this so I can do this contest, but nobody wants to.

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:05 am
by A Meteorite
ducatiwannabe wrote:I've been trying to find somebody to host this so I can do this contest, but nobody wants to.
I could host! I just need to know the server hours and all the config options. A Saturday would be better, though. (Even a Saturday, I can't do all day.)

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:10 am
by Brennen The Great
Great! i cant wait to see this happen :)

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:43 pm
by A Meteorite
Brennen The Great wrote:Great! i cant wait to see this happen :)
DW hasn't responded yet... Hopefully he'll see this topic. :) If he doesn't I'll PM him.

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:15 pm
by cookiecutter
That sounds really cool. I'd love to get in that FFA contest. However, I'm out all next week until Saturday afternoon. :(

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:20 pm
by ducatiwannabe
That'd be great if you'd host it Meteorite :) Which one, the FFA or CTF? Because CTF needs 16 player slots (not counting observers) 4 for each color on the team (besides rogue). And FFA just needs 20 rogue slots and a bunch of observers too.

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:28 pm
by Lone Wolf
If there is gonna ever be a server going,

Hopefully i'll B N

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:30 pm
by A Meteorite
I can handle the CTF. FFA at 20 players is a little too much. 15 players is about when the lag jumps... I don't have a pro line, but it should be good enough until someone else with a T1 can host. Please ask that everybody has a broadband connection for now. :)

On the observers: I can handle quite a bit, as observers don't take as much bandwidth. How's 8 available slots? I have a 10 max. with 2 on all the time.

Sorry about the lag, but it's the best I can do. :wink: I would still love to host the first olympics. I just need the map and config file with all the options you want. Don't forget the date and hours. (An all day event depends on what day and schedule.) Thank you so much for this oppurtunity!

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:32 pm
by ducatiwannabe
Thanks, CTF Tournament will take place soon (hopefully :P) Pming..

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:22 pm
by A Meteorite
Now I'm just waiting for the maps and config files... :wink: Have you sent it?

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:48 pm
by ducatiwannabe
CTF Contest is scheduled to take place Saturday the 16th at 12:00pm Central Standard Time. Please email bzflag dot email @ gmail dot com to enter. Thanks! (Pick your team now, THREE on each team now and once a team is full I'm sorry)

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:49 pm
by Brennen The Great
am i on one?

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:23 pm
by ducatiwannabe
Alright, the CTF Tournament takes place on July 16th (Saturday) at 12:00 pm (Central Standard Time). EMAIL TO: to enter. Please enter as soon as possible, and tell us what team and callsign.

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:38 am
by Harlin
Olympics can be exciting indeed. However, they take up a lot of resources to pull off. If you have time, let me show you my twist on these Olympian ideas of glory.

This suggestion is something I have normally given at my various places of employment over the years to show everyone how stupid management can be.

For example, I used to work at a warehouse where we were treated like animals. We picked many many cases of product that weighed about 30lbs apiece. Not very heavy but we were expected to pick about 1200 cases in 8 hours. Needless to say, it was very exhausting. At any rate, I went to management one day and suggest that we have a "Warehousemen Olympics". I suggested that we all come in on a day that we all had off and pick cases for competitions that would judge speed and accuracy. Management ate this stuff up. They really thought it would boost morale. Fortunately, everyone thought it was stupid and no one (including myself) volunteered.

Later I did this at my job in a datacenter. I suggested that we have a competition to see who could set up a rack of ten servers the fastest. Who could configure an Apache web server the fastest etc etc. Predictably, management ate this idea up. Of course, no one was willing to spend their time off to do this.

What does this have to do with BZFlag? Nothing really except that they are a good idea generally as long as they're not carried out. Still, though, I would like to see some type of organized BZFlag event that gave out prizes and the like.