AvatarMC Soon™ - Issue 45: Bending Tournament v.4 - Earn Free Cosmetics and More!

2018-11-01 12:11:23 +0000 UTC by FireLordIzumi

Event: Gaoling Bending Tournament 2 vs 2 (hopefully): Discord Direct Link

Congratulations to _Guru for getting first place in the October tournament, with lemur68 getting a close (?) second! It's time for our fourth iteration of the bending tournament! Please read below for more information:

  • When will it be?
    • The event will take place on Saturday November 24th at 5PM UTC. Time-zones are funky and I don't want to convert that into 500 time-zones factoring in whether or not their clocks changed yet. Please use your trusty friend Google to find exactly what time this is in your time-zone. We understand that some people may not be available during this time and will make an effort to have them at varying times in the future.
  • How do I join?
    • Please join the discord (link at top) and sign up in the Tournament Chat or message a moderator / chat moderator in-game. If you can not get in contact with one, you can send FireLordIzumi a message on Skype (FireLordIzumi) or Discord (Mako#2066).
  • Am I limited to the bending I chose?
    • No! This event will take place off the main server by doing "/server event" once the event is open for joining. You will be able to select any bending you wish and change it at any point before the tournament officially starts. The event server will be open 30 minutes before the tournament starts to allow players to have time to pick.
  • Will there be elytras?
    • At the moment we have decided to not provide elytras for players to use. These can be used to avoid combat completely by Airbenders and serve no purpose in combat since they are disabled after taking damage.
  • 2 vs 2? How will that work?
    • Assuming there are enough players and an even amount of sign-ups, the tournament will be in a 2 v 2 format. We will try our best to make the teams Newbie + Veteran vs Newbie + Veteran.
    • You will be able to damage your opponent, so make sure you pick elements that complement each other and ones you know how to control.
    • Thanks to FireLordIzumi and his generous donations, each first place winner will get the first place prize. Each of the second place winners will get the second place prize as well.
    • If there are not enough participants to make a fair tournament, we will revert to the normal 1 v 1.
  • Will there be stats and levels?
    • Just like on the main server you will have stat points to allocate using "/c". You will be automatically set to max level and have all moves available from the moment you select a bending. You can reset your stats throughout the tournament to change your build based on the bender you will be fighting by speaking to the stat spirit near spawn.
  • Will there be rewards?
    • First Place: A choice of any single item from the donation store or 500,000 in-game currency. Winner chooses which.
      -- Please note: You can NOT claim packages. Only single items. A free character slot, blue firebending, special hat, etc.
    • Second Place: 200,000 in-game currency.
    • Third Place: The joy of knowing you're nearly better than everyone, but not good enough to actually win a tangible prize.
    • Participation: Everyone who signs up for the tournament and participates in it without missing any matches will receive a participation prize. This will consist of 6 cosmetic heads and a tea leaf. The cosmetic heads will be 3 Ender Pearl heads and 3 Slime Block heads. First and second place winners will receive this as well.

  • How often will these tournaments be held?
    • These tournaments will be held on the last Saturday of every month. The times of the tournament will vary so make sure you're available before signing up! Sign-ups are closed once the tournament starts; however, if someone doesn't show for their match in round one we do accept subsitutes. There will be an announcement similar to this every month for it!
  • How do I join the Discord?
    • First, you need to create an AvatarMC Forum account by performing "/register" while on the server.
    • Once you have the forum account set up go to discord.avatarmc.com and log in with your forum information. This will link your account to your Discord account.
    • If you already have an AvatarMC Forum account but don't remember your log-in information please contact GuoKao.
  • Various notes on how the event will function below:
    • The tournament will operate off a public leaderboard that you can request the link to at any time (after the tournament has started.)
    • Veterans will face veterans in the first rounds and newer players against newer players. Veteran players will fight first. This is the give the new players an opportunity to watch and learn from the fights before and give them a better chance at beating a veteran player.
    • Time will be controlled so that Firebenders and Waterbenders will receive their day or night damage boosts throughout the fight for only part of the fight. High noon bonus and full moon bonus will not occur in any fight.
    • This tournament is not only a way for you to earn free cosmetics, but also a way for us to gain balancing opinions on the elements. After the tournament do not be afraid to share your opinions on the server discord or on the forums!

If you have any questions regarding the event, you can ask in our discord, announcement on the forums, or message a moderator in-game.

We hope you join the fight on Saturday, November 24th at 5PM UTC! Discord