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10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1234877#msg1234877
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:03:56 PM »
Phase 4: The Final Battle

Final Battle Ban Rules
Spoiler for Ban Point Cost Table:
1st Even # Games
Extra Even # Games
1st Odd # Games
Extra Odd # Games
1st All-Game Ban
Extra All-Game Bans
In-element cards
4 points
6 points
5 points
7 points
9 points
12 points
Out-of-element cards
2 point
4 points
3 points
5 points
5 points
6 points
’Other’ cards
1 point
1 point
1 point
1 points
2 points
4 points
Pillars and Pendulums
Unbanable
Unbanable
Unbanable
Unbanable
Unbanable
Unbanable
  • In addition to this, you may choose up to 2 shards. These are banned for both you and your opponent. This costs 0 points. You have 3 days to send in these bans.
  • Game = a single game (1/9), Match is the best-of-nine (winner has to win 5 games)
  • Each player is given 32 ban points he/she may use to ban cards.
  • Both the unupped and upped version of a card will be banned. Please list your bans using the unupgraded card.
  • Pillars, pendulums, and mark-cards cannot be banned.  This includes quantum pillar.
  • You can use the cards that you banned but not the cards your opponent banned.
  • You can ban a card from being used in either an even (2,4,6,8) or odd number game(1,3,5,7,9).
  • You may only "ban", "ban for odd numbered games", or "ban for even numbered games" once per card.
  • For in-element cards you may either use full bans, or ban for (even)/(odd) games.
    • Banning an in-element card for all games invalidates any subsequent (even) or (odd) in-element bans.
    • Banning an in-element card for (even) or (odd) games invalidates any subsequent (full) in-element bans
  • If you choose to use (even)/(odd) bans on in-element cards, you may only have 2 such bans.
  • Shard of Integrity is banned for both players.
    • This ban does NOT cost ban points.
  • Banning a nymph/alchemy card also bans the corresponding alchemy/nymph card for that element.
    • This 'extra' ban does NOT cost ban points.
  • The order you send in bans will determine what bans are illegal/legal
    • This means if you use up too many ban points, they will be accepted in the order of the list (See example 3)
    • This also means that if you make any two incompatible bans, the one higher in the list will be accepted and the other invalidated
  • Banning cards from different off-elements does not incur the price increase.  The price increase is for banning additional cards from the same off-element.  (see example 4)

Spoiler for Example #1 (participant in Trial of Aether):

Ban Spark (9)
Ban Dagger (2)
Ban Maxwell's Demon even # games (2 points)
Ban Abomination odd # games (3 points)
Ban Holy Light even # games (2 points)
Ban Discord (5 points)
Ban Bone Dragon (5 points)
Ban Short Sword even # games (1 point)
Ban Sapphire Charger odd # games (3 points)

9+2+2+3+2+5+5+1+3=32 ban points used



Spoiler for Example #2 (participant in Trial of Aether):

Ban Spark (9) <- Legit because it's the first ban
Ban Lightning even # games (4) <-Not legit because they banned an in element card for all the games
Ban Parallel Universe (12)  <- Legit because it's a full ban
Ban Immortal odd # games (5) <-Not legit because they banned an in element card for all the games
Ban Dagger (2)

9+12+2=23 ban points used



Spoiler for Example #3 (participant in Trial of Aether):

Ban Spark even # games (4)
Ban Lightning odd # games (5)
Ban Maxwell's demon even # games (2)
Ban Abomination even # games (4)
Ban Purple Dragon even # games (4)
Ban Nova even # games (4)
Ban Antimatter even # games (4)
Ban Chaos Seed even # games (4)
Ban Lycanthrope even # games (4) <- Not counted because they already have used 31 ban points at this point
Ban Dagger even # games (1) <- Counted because they still have 1 point remaining

4+5+2+4+4+2+2+2+2+2+2+1=32 ban points used



Spoiler for Example #4 (participant in Trial of Aether):
Ban Maxwell's demon even # games (2)
Ban Abomination even # games (4) <- price increase because second even ban in Entropy
Ban Precognition even # games (2) <- still costs only 2 because first even ban in Time
Ban Firebolt (5)
Ban Phoenix (6) <- price increase because second full ban in Fire
Ban Steam Machine (5) <- still only costs 5 because first full ban in Water
Ban Unstable Gas odd # games (3)
Ban Adrenaline odd # games (3) <- still only costs 3 because first odd ban in Life
Ban Short Sword (2)

2+4+2+5+6+5+3+3+2=32 ban points used

PM your ban list to all Trials Overseers you are not competing against. Banned cards will be made public when the countdown timer below ends.  Contestants will then have nine days to build their decks and fight.

Participants of the Trials of Aether should only send their ban list to Physsion and Afdarenty. Participants of the Trials of Air should only send their ban list to Physsion and Zawadx. Participants of the Trials of Darkness should only send their ban list to Zawadx and Afdarenty.

A few more things:
1) To have no bans, you must send a PM saying that you are banning no cards. If you don't send in this PM, then your spot in the final battle is liable to be given to someone else (Example: Player 1 fights Player 2 in the final battle. Player 2 does not want to have bans but does not send in a PM. Player 3 will gain the opportunity to compete against Player 1 in the final battle). If there is no one to take a place, then it will be counted as not banning anything (Example: theelkspeaks and Blacksmith). If a replacement takes place, they will be given 48 hours from the end of the ban timer to send their bans and 48 hours past the duel timer to play their match.

2) If you wish to share your ban list with your opponent before the end of the banning phase then you need to note in your ban list PM that you wish to do so (flag for "early release"). If both players in an Element flag their bans for "early release", as soon as the second ban list is received, both lists are final and may not be updated or altered.  Illegal bans will be processed per the rules above, as though the list were received and not updated before the deadline.  The order of the list will determine which are accepted and which are invalidated according to the rules for bans.  Please check your lists very carefully or ask a TrO to review them for legality before submitting them if you are unsure.

3) Bans that are not flagged "early release" are not final until the ban deadline timer ends.  Up til this deadline, any new list received will overwrite the existing list.  Any updates to an existing list must be sent in the form of a new complete list.  (e.g. "I want to ban dimensional shield instead of discord" will not be processed). 

4) Until your list is finalized (within reason, as a TrO may not be available at the last time you are available before the deadline) you may check with a TrO if your current banlist is legal, and all your bans are valid.  You may then submit a new list up until the point at which your ban list is finalized (you and your opponent submit lists flagged for "early release" or the ban timer ends, whichever occurs first).  If you intend to flag your bans for "early release" we recommend submitting them without this flag first, requesting a legality check, and then after resolving the legality submitting your final list with the "early release" flag.

To send Shard bans:
Time's Up!

To send bans:
Time's Up!

Final Battles Bans Doc


Final Battle Deckbuilding Rules

  • Deck may be of any size.
  • You may use any mark.
  • At least 50% (rounded up) of the cards in your deck have to be in-element.
    • The rest of cards can be from any element, including 'Other'.
      • 'Other' is considered off-element for all elements for deckbuilding (but the ban pricing is per the table)
    • This means a 31-card deck must have 16 or more in-element cards.  A 31-card deck with 15 in-element cards is illegal.
    • NOTE - THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM PHASE 2.
  • Your deck cannot contain cards completely banned by your opponent (in any game).
  • Your deck in even numbered games cannot contain cards that were banned for you in the even games of your match.
  • Your deck in odd numbered games cannot contain cards that were banned for you in the odd games of your match.
  • Shard of Integrity is banned for all participants (this does not cost you ban points).
  • Mark cards are cards of their respective elements.
  • Maximum amount of upgraded cards is the number of points a player scored during Phases 1 through 3 + bonus points from War and Loyalty


Final Battle Match Rules

Players should contact their opponents using PMs and find a duel time that is suitable for both players. Keep in mind that best-of-nine might take a long time, so you might need up to two hours to finish all the matches.  Players are highly encouraged to post a countdown timer for their duel in the Trials Final Battle Countdown thread at least 24 hours before it happens so that community members will have a chance to observe the battle.

  • Matches are best of 9 - First player to win 5 games wins the match
    • If a defending Master wins, they retain their title as Master of their Element
    • If a Challenger wins, they become the new Master of that Element
  • The winner for each match should post in the TRIAL FINAL BATTLE RESULTS SECTION
    • The post should be titled :[9th Trial of *element*] Winner'sName # - # Loser'sName
    • The loser should post in the thread the winner created
    • DECKS SHOULD BE POSTED ALONG WITH RESULTS
    • Please consider recording the match and making it accessible, there are instructions below. If you can't record, match descriptions are also greatly appreciated
  • In the event of a desync, the players should play it out vs the AI on both sides
    • If the same player wins in both "games", they are considered the winner of that game
    • If the two "games" result in wins for different players, the game is voided, and players may not switch decks before the next game.
  • If it is obvious that a game will never end (e.g. if both players have zero net damage output -- where they can both heal off the damage done each turn easily -- and will never deck out, and both players have no means of breaking the stalemate), that game voided, and players may switch decks prior to the next game.
  • In the event an illegal deck is used in any game (whether that game was voided at the time of the match or not) the user of the illegal deck will be given a loss for that game (and their opponent a win).  It is possible this will invalidate subsequent games and/or alter the outcome of that match.
    • If this creates a situation where neither player has 5 wins, additional games must be played to complete the series.
  • Losing access to the game during a match (refreshing the tab, clicking on ad that isn't a popup type, closing the tab/window/browser/computer, power outage, pet elephant stepping on your computer ect) counts as a loss (a win for your opponent). You only lose 1 game through this, not the match (unless your opponent already had 4 wins prior to that game)



Additional Rules:
  • In the event the Final Battle goes unplayed for an Element:
    • If one player can provide overwhelming evidence of their availability for the match, and the inability or unreliability of their opponent to play the match, that player may be awarded the victory pending consultation between TrOs and available Council members.
    • If both players were active but unable to find an agreeable time or both were inactive or otherwise unwilling or unable to play the match, there will be consultation between the TrOs and available Council members, and it is most likely there will be no Master for that Element until one is victorious in subsequent Trials.


Recording matches:
 
  • Download screen recording software.  Camstudio is the suggested choice.
  • Follow the directions to record your screen while you play your matches.
  • Upload the video to youtube.  Follow the instructions there.
  • Share the link with us. :)
Here’s an example.
Or check out this TUTORIAL by rob77dp.


To play matches:
Time's Up!
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 02:15:21 PM by Afdarenty »
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Re: 10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1235104#msg1235104
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 01:58:15 PM »
Recording matches:
 
  • Download screen recording software.  Camstudio is the suggested choice.
  • Follow the directions to record your screen while you play your matches.
  • Upload the video to youtube.  Follow the instructions there.
  • Share the link with us. :)

Since Camstudio is Windows only have some instructions for other OSes

Instructions for Mac

The easiest way is to use QuickTime, as there's 99% chance that it came bundled with the OS
  • Choose File > New Screen Recording
  • Fiddle with any options you want
  • To start, hit record and then either click anywhere in the screen (to record everything) or drag a rectangle on the area you want to record
  • Hit the stop button on the menu bar to finish recording

Instructions for Linux

The most "straight forward" way of doing it is to use FFMPEG to redirect the X11 stream. You do that from the terminal with the command

Code: [Select]
ffmpeg -video_size (desired width x height for the output) -framerate (desired framerate) -f x11grab -i (coordinates of the top left corner in the format :0.0+x,y) output.mp4
for example

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ffmpeg -video_size 1024x768 -framerate 25 -f x11grab -i :0.0+100,200 output.mp4
or

Code: [Select]
ffmpeg -video_size 1024x768 -framerate 25 -f x11grab -i :0.0 output.mp4
using your screen size as output size to record the whole screen


There is a way to combine this with ALSA to get the sound but it depends on what you have.
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Re: 10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1235195#msg1235195
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 10:47:05 AM »
Instructions for Mac

The easiest way is to use QuickTime, as there's 99% chance that it came bundled with the OS
  • Choose File > New Screen Recording
  • Fiddle with any options you want
  • To start, hit record and then either click anywhere in the screen (to record everything) or drag a rectangle on the area you want to record
  • Hit the stop button on the menu bar to finish recording
Thank you. I didn't know about quicktime and it's super easy to use!  ;)
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Re: 10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1235319#msg1235319
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 07:06:02 PM »
Did Regy and I just submit the same bans?

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Re: 10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1235432#msg1235432
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 12:05:41 AM »
Um... great minds think alike deuce? :P
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Re: 10th Trials - Phase 4: The Final Battle http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=62124.msg1235806#msg1235806
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 11:55:41 AM »
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Final match in the past (hopefully).

 

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