Winter Rikers 2013

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Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:33 pm

Rikers 2013 in the works
Euro captains: Zelgadis and Monster

US captains: orbit and Yvaika

Date: TBA, looking to January

Time: 20:00 gmt

Stay tuned for date announcement
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Very excited, this will be my first Rikers! :) and it will be wonderful if you can make it on a Sunday. (Saturday, if a bit late) And I don't completely understand this process, but how will I be able to participate?
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by red-der » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Snake12534 wrote: but how will I be able to participate?
You will sit in Observer and cheer in Teamchat (<-- that is important)

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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Can I cheer in all chat?
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:53 pm

In Riker, as it should be in all matches, there is no public chatting from obs during the matches.
There is zero tolerance for match disruption.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:08 am

I have a question though. Will the observers be able to be in the match itself? If not, how do you attend a Rikers as a player for your country/continent.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by red-der » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:15 am

Snake12534 wrote:how do you attend a Rikers as a player for your country/continent
Usually you get an invite from your captain ahead of Rikers - if you are chosen to play.

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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Zelgadis » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:25 pm

The date has been set! The Riker Cup will take place on January 12th, 2013. ;)
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:39 am

How do you get a higher chance of being invited though? :)
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:53 am

Rikers is skilled US players vs skilled Euro players. The teams are chosen by the captains/co-captains together. You don't ask to be on the team...it's by invitation only. It's 10 vs 10.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by NTH » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:37 am

You can also look at http://rikercup.org/ for past matches and some FAQ
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Don't know who's responsible for the rikers' site, but it needs updating for 2012....where US won both winter(Euro capt/co FS & red-der, US capt/co kierra & R3lax) and summer Rikers (Euro brad/hurricane, US Constitution /klavier) :)
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:51 pm

Ok, so you have to be skilled in order to be in the Rikers match. Can anyone be a sub though? :)
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:55 pm

snake: its stated above Captains chose the teams. They decide who plays. If you don't get an invite, you don't play period.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:56 am

Ok. I look forward toward Winter Rikers then :)
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Jacko H » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:25 am

Good luck to both teams! I've never witnessed a rikers due to the time period, but it looks like fun. Gooo uero? Haha
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by mahem1 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:40 am

I know that somebody had the idea to record a live commentary of the Rikers. Then put it online for those who missed Rikers or maybe attract new players through the competitive gameplay. Would this be an option for this Rikers? If so who would be willing to do this?
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by mr64bit » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:49 am

I'm planning to record it, but it'd just be me watching and chatting, no other intended purpose.
But I do like the idea. The game will be recorded as a BZFlag recorded match, right?
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by benji 13 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:48 am

I do like the idea too, but it should be someone who understands game tactics quite good.
Even though there are a lot of long-term players I doubt that it'll be easy to find someone who is good at it and is not participating, furthermore is fluent english a criterion.
Maybe there should be even two of them, one for each team so that you can have different perspectives. This would help the moderator to keep track, imo it could be difficult to keep track of the game tactics and besides that comment on player actions (can't handle 20 players).

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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Snake12534 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:03 am

I will be honour to make sure to record the Rikers. Though I am quite noobish in making observing.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by Jacko H » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:11 am

Would it be possible for it to be posted on YouTube? That would be a very easy source for everyone to access. I am not bothered if people commentate or not, because I understand the game well enough. Maybe though for the people that don't understand the game, it may be helpful and well while. Could also help from an "advertising" point for this game and the leagues.

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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by benji 13 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:56 pm

I recognized a lot of jitter / lagspikes for all players on match servers, so it's pretty obvious the problem is server related.
Sorrowful I look towards RC, will the servers be working well?

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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by blast » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:23 pm

BibapBadapo wrote:I recognized a lot of jitter / lagspikes for all players on match servers, so it's pretty obvious the problem is server related.
Sorrowful I look towards RC, will the servers be working well?
You do realize there is not just one host for match servers, right? There are multiple hosts from various parts of the world. So just saying "match servers" is vague.
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by kierra » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Most of the jitt issues and jitt warnings have been on mana's public and match servers, bzf.
Though there has been jitt complaints on brad's gu servers
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Re: Winter Rikers 2013

Post by benji 13 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:23 pm

blast wrote:
BibapBadapo wrote:I recognized a lot of jitter / lagspikes for all players on match servers, so it's pretty obvious the problem is server related.
Sorrowful I look towards RC, will the servers be working well?
You do realize there is not just one host for match servers, right? There are multiple hosts from various parts of the world. So just saying "match servers" is vague.
was speaking of the european servers, as kierra got right. multiple hosts is good, but since the european onces keep having jit spikes it's not really fun to play on them anymore. mana's bzf became really annoying these days, it's a pitty :(

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