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Title: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on December 10, 2016, 07:55:37 PM
Yolympics 2017 is right around the corner! It will run from January 28 through March 5. Register at tournaments.twingalaxies.com and start nominating games! Read on for the dates, rules and more info. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

Quick Links
Tournament Registration (http://tournaments.twingalaxies.com/#/event/yolympics2017/main)
Banned Game List (https://goo.gl/mnkmHy)
Game Nomination Form (nomination period has ended)
Current Game Nominations (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19e0P-Lla1nYN7Dj80k4gW-DSA7f6aTsRbgla0zlsXEM/edit?usp=sharing)
Final Game Voting (voting period has ended)
Final Game List (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GoOK_q_3ic4DQvc8UDA_YgSb2_9Ry6qG-RlFRtXdlcE/edit?usp=sharing)
Team List (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f0hYHk_HD7rxElUhggWsmLJjcRarO5Kmv5_931onzCA/edit?usp=sharing)
Game Settings (http://imgur.com/a/kfnBX)

Team Forums
Spaceballs (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/464-Spaceballs) - Captain: QAOP Spaceman
Verizontal Mk. II (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/465-Verizontal-Mk-II) - Captain: ExedExes
Infallible Team Generator v1.0 (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/466-Infallible-Team-Generator-v1-0) - Captain: pwnasaurus
Team Beef (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/467-Team-Beef) - Captain: dwwnp


Dates
Game Nominations: Now through December 31 (countdown timer (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20161231T235959&p0=179&msg=Yolympics+2017+Game+Nomination&font=serif&csz=1))
Game Voting: January 1 - January 23, up until the start of the player draft
Player Registration: Now until January 21 (countdown timer (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170120T235959&p0=179&msg=Yolympics+2017+Player+Registration&font=serif&csz=1))
Draft: January 23 (roughly 8:00 PM EST, hosted by CaptainJivePants (https://www.twitch.tv/captainjivepants) and BackDoorFred. They'll be streaming all day, so come hang out!)

Tournament Start: January 28, 2017. 12:00 AM EST (countdown timer (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170128T00&p0=179&msg=Yolympics+2017+Tournament+Start&font=serif&csz=1))
End of Week 1: February 3, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170203T235959&p0=179&msg=End+of+Yolympics+2017+Week+1&font=serif&csz=1)
End of Week 2: February 10, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170210T235959&p0=179&msg=End+of+Yolympics+2017+Week+2&font=serif&csz=1)
End of Week 3: February 17, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170217T235959&p0=179&msg=End+of+Yolympics+2017+Week+3&font=serif&csz=1)
End of Week 4: February 24, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170224T235959&p0=179&msg=End+of+Yolympics+2017+Week+4&font=serif&csz=1)

Tournament End: March 5, 2017. 11:59 PM EST. (countdown timer) (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170305T235959&p0=179&msg=End+of+Tournament&font=serif&csz=1) This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

Games
5 games each from the following range of dates for a total of 20 games:
1980-1984
1985-1989
1990-1994
1995-2000

Game Nominations and Voting
Players will nominate 1 game per time period, using this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/JZ0MFQ75xWFa6Ji92). Players will then vote on the nominations to decide the final game list. The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.

Banned Games
Games played in last 2 years of Wolf tournaments: IGBY 2016, IGBY 2015, Yolympics 2016, Yolympics 2015, and Puzzle Madness. The full list is here (https://goo.gl/mnkmHy).

Player Registration
Players must register at http://tournaments.twingalaxies.com/#/event/yolympics2017/main (http://tournaments.twingalaxies.com/#/event/yolympics2017/main). The registration period is from now until January 21.

Rules
-Autofire is not allowed
-Pausing is not allowed
-Mapping multiple keys to a single input is not allowed
-All MAME submissions must maintain an average recorded speed over 95%
-All submissions must include an INP or link to a stream, video, or RetroUprising score. Acceptable platforms are WolfMAME 0.106, WolfMAME 0.181, RetroUprising, or an original arcade cab. Video-only WolfMAME submissions will be required to show the startup of the WolfMAME program and the game settings.

PLEASE BE SURE TO DISABLE NVRAM WHEN RECORDING INPS WITH 106 AND 181

INPs that do not play back correctly for verifiers will be rejected. An INP recorded with NVRAM may play back correctly for you, but will most likely not play back for us.

In 106:

-If you're using the 106 GUI, NVRAM is disabled by default when recording.

In 181:

-NVRAM is not automatically disabled when recording an INP through the 181 GUI. Therefore, you must use one of the following methods to safely record an INP.

For 106 and 181:

-If you're using the command-line, the provided batch file "record.bat" will disable NVRAM. It is not recommend to double-click this file to run MAME, though it will work. Please use it as a command: record gamename inpname.
-Or, if you're using the command-line but not the batch file, add "-nvram_directory NUL" to your command (no apostrophes).
-Or, edit the mame.ini file and change the line that says "nvram_directory" from "nvram" to "NUL" (no apostrophes). The mame.ini file is in your main, root MAME folder. If no mame.ini is present, you can create one at the command line by typing "mamep106-vc -cc" for 106, or "mamearcade -cc" for 181.
-Or, manually delete all the files in the "nvram" folder BEFORE EVERY ATTEMPT AT RECORDING AN INP.

I know that all seems complicated, but it will save us all from headaches during the tournament. Thank you!

Scoring
The top 6 scores from each team will score points for that team. A bonus system was devised that would reward teams for submitting early and often with high quality scores, unfortunately it created a situation where a team could be potentially knocked out of the running after Week 1. Therefore, the bonus system has been canceled and the tournament will only be scored using the top 6 scores from each team.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on December 10, 2016, 08:46:06 PM
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

:)
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on December 10, 2016, 09:29:26 PM
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

:)

I decided to change as little as possible from last year and stick with Wolf's format, for better or worse. Kappa Half of that is respect for Wolf's work, half of that is me being lazy, and half of that is knowing that there are a shit-ton of games to choose from already. Three halfs lit  <Allen>
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on December 10, 2016, 10:19:32 PM
I decided to change as little as possible from last year and stick with Wolf's format, for better or worse. Kappa Half of that is respect for Wolf's work, half of that is me being lazy, and half of that is knowing that there are a shit-ton of games to choose from already. Three halfs lit  <Allen>

Fair enough, sir. Wolf <3
Three halves can't make a whole without a hole.

:-X
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: marinomitch13 on December 11, 2016, 03:49:23 AM
Berenstain Bears: Big Paw's Cave is not banned, I see. Luvit.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: wolfman24 on December 11, 2016, 10:18:55 AM
Kreygasm love it sir

One question; were pre-1980 games left out for a reason?

Theres some good classics from before 1980 (cosmic guerilla etc)

:)

I decided to change as little as possible from last year and stick with Wolf's format, for better or worse. Kappa Half of that is respect for Wolf's work, half of that is me being lazy, and half of that is knowing that there are a shit-ton of games to choose from already. Three halfs lit  <Allen>
Lol i was actually going to change the way the games be picked each year. 2015 was host picks, 2016 was years, and i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on December 11, 2016, 10:47:13 AM
Quote from: wolf
i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies

This is exactly the kind of linguistic clarity and precision we are all going to miss  Kappa  :-*  :D
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on December 11, 2016, 01:14:54 PM
ROFL
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: CaptainJivePants on December 12, 2016, 05:26:15 AM
Quote from: wolf
i was planning before retiring 2017 was going to be 3 different companies and 1 all companies

This is exactly the kind of linguistic clarity and precision we are all going to miss  Kappa :-* :D


 ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: CaptainJivePants on December 12, 2016, 07:49:18 AM
Definitely nominating Don Doko Don as my 1989 choice for those who like Bubble Bobble and other puzzle platformer hybrids. Any other strong nominations from other timeframes? Figure it's easier to ask than do research myself.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on December 12, 2016, 12:14:54 PM
The game I nominated that I am most hopeful that gets picked is Sky Skipper.  I am absolutely convinced this would be a fan favorite if it made it into the tourney.  It has a high score, but in reality it has elements that reward you for speed running through the game as you get better.  Also it's impossible to play a game that lasts more than 20 minutes because of a quasi killscreen on the 8th board.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on December 13, 2016, 07:18:01 PM
Just a thought, but I like the idea that was floated around of the top four players from last years tournament being offered the Captain's roll in choosing teams, and if one or two of them reject the roll, I suggest going down to the 5th, and 6th place players, and so on, and so on until you get four captains.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on December 16, 2016, 05:22:00 AM
I have added a list of Current Game Nominations (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19e0P-Lla1nYN7Dj80k4gW-DSA7f6aTsRbgla0zlsXEM/edit?usp=sharing) for people to check so we avoid multiple nominations of the same game. It's already happened. My bad.  FailFish
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: D.B. Cooper on December 20, 2016, 07:35:37 AM
Someone posted this over at Highscore.  I really have no idea how to help them.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Cool, but I'm have a tough time registering onto Twin Galaxies.  It's telling me a random question and I need help, thank you!!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on December 20, 2016, 07:45:36 AM
Someone posted this over at Highscore.  I really have no idea how to help them.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Cool, but I'm have a tough time registering onto Twin Galaxies.  It's telling me a random question and I need help, thank you!!

If it's related to TG proper, probably Franny.  If related to tourney site, Wes.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on December 26, 2016, 03:47:51 PM
Only a few more days to nominate games! Get your picks in ASAP!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 01, 2017, 12:44:10 PM
Happy New Year! The game nomination period is now closed, and the voting period is open! Vote here (https://goo.gl/forms/VXXq16St2GX61JC32), for up to 3 games per time period. Voting will end on January 23rd. Player registration is still open, so spread the word!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on January 01, 2017, 01:06:10 PM
OK, I encourage people to at least try out Sky Skipper.  If it is picked, I am almost certain it would be a pretty popular game.  It has things most classic games don't have.  The game is less than 20 minutes long(this is because the 8th board is a quasi killscreen.  You have to lose at least one man in order to pass the board, and since you only get four total men throughout the game the farthest you can get is the 11th board).  It actually rewards speed running despite not being a racing game(you get bonus points based on how much fuel you have.  The quicker you play the level the more fuel you have).  It's a fun game, and I hope people will give it a chance.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: krehztim on January 02, 2017, 09:26:12 AM
Do you have a link to the current results, or can we only see that just after we vote?
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on January 02, 2017, 09:45:49 AM
Do you have a link to the current results, or can we only see that just after we vote?
Uhm, you can't see it after you vote either.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: krehztim on January 02, 2017, 10:22:03 AM
I had an option to view previous results.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on January 02, 2017, 10:25:17 AM
I had an option to view previous results.
Oops my bad
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Zerst on January 02, 2017, 12:55:27 PM
Voting Results Page (http://tinyurl.com/yolympics2017voting)

Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on January 02, 2017, 02:59:36 PM
The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.

Loving this rule right now
 <Pigger>

Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Zerst on January 03, 2017, 12:11:02 PM
Current voting leaders as of 03 Jan are as follows:
berzerk
bomb jack
cosmo gang the video
galaga arrange
metal slug 2
nba jam
new rally-x
pac-man arrange
pac-mania
pengo
raiden
raiden fighters
rampage
solomon's key
super burger time
super space invaders '91
twin cobra
twin cobra 2
wizard of wor
wonder boy

The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games. Don't pick shitty games.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on January 05, 2017, 12:55:46 AM
We should almost have a rule where only 1 game of a specific series can feature in the same contest. Clones could be included here too

i.e. get rid of one of the twin cobras, pacmans, raidens.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: timhett on January 05, 2017, 04:42:48 AM
We should almost have a rule where only 1 game of a specific series can feature in the same contest. Clones could be included here too

i.e. get rid of one of the twin cobras, pacmans, raidens.

Just a thought.

I agree with this.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on January 05, 2017, 08:33:45 AM
My stance is,  If you are going to make that rule  make that rule for the next contest BEFORE voting starts.  I am not against the rule, I just don't want to see that rule implemented for this contest.  Doing it for this contest is sort of pulling the rug underneath people.  People are already practicing on these games, and then to do that garbage, I really have a problem with.
Like I said, this should have been brought up BEFORE voting.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on January 05, 2017, 10:17:41 AM
Well I probably wouldn't call it garbage but yea retroactively adding this rule is not a great idea.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Zerst on January 05, 2017, 12:20:31 PM
My stance is,  If you are going to make that rule  make that rule for the next contest BEFORE voting starts.  I am not against the rule, I just don't want to see that rule implemented for this contest.  Doing it for this contest is sort of pulling the rug underneath people.  People are already practicing on these games, and then to do that garbage, I really have a problem with.
Like I said, this should have been brought up BEFORE voting.
To be fair, look at what happened once joke/non-entrant votes were removed; the game list notably changed. Who knows if the games you're practicing are even going to be in now that the gap was narrowed and things were made more interesting.

We can only pray that trend continues and we somehow escape from having to scoreplay in NBA Jam and Thunder Force AC Twin Cobra 2.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: fruitygayspaghetti on January 07, 2017, 09:37:53 AM
Registered.  Kreygasm
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on January 07, 2017, 11:45:08 AM
Registered.  Kreygasm

Fruuuuuuuuuuitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: WCopeland on January 15, 2017, 08:11:18 AM
Just a quick heads up, sometime within the next 7-8 days we'll have private forums set up for the teams on the TG forum. More details to come on this, but those private boards will be up soon.

Thanks
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Kibbey93 on January 15, 2017, 10:02:03 PM
Wes, every time I see you post all I can think is how BS that badge count is.  Kreygasm Kreygasm
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 15, 2017, 10:07:10 PM
5 days left to register and 7 days left to vote for games! Don't wait! If there is a tie in the game voting, there will be no tie-break votes. I will just pick a "winner" from among the tied games, with an emphasis on variety.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Zerst on January 16, 2017, 01:15:49 AM
1980-1984

1   New Rally-X   17
2   Berzerk      11
3T   Black Widow   10
3T   Pengo      10
3T   Wizard of Wor   10

6   Alpine Ski            9
7T   Gaplus   7
7T   Road Fighter   7
7T   Time Pilot (maximum difficulty)   7


1985-1989

1   Twin Cobra   14
2   Commando   11
3T   Rampage      10
3T   Wonder Boy   10
5T   Hang-On      9
5T   Pac-Mania   9
5T   VS. Tetris   9

8T   Ghouls'n Ghosts   8
8T   Halley's Comet   8
8T   U.N. Squadron   8


1990-1994

1   Space Invaders '91      18
2   Raiden      15
3   Magic Sword   12
4T   NBA Jam      10
4T   Trog      10

6   Cosmo Gang the Video   9
7   VS. Dr. Mario   8
8T   Avenging Spirit   6
8T   Knights of the Round   6
8T   Liquid Kids   6
8T   Super BurgerTime   6


1995-2000

1   Metal Slug 2   14
2T   Galaga Arrange   11
2T   Twin Cobra II   11
4   Pang 3      10
5T   Pac-Man Arrange   8
5T   Raiden Fighters   8

7   ESP Ra.De.   7
8T   Armed Police Batrider   6
8T   Guwange      6
8T   Twin Qix   6
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Fly on January 16, 2017, 02:29:50 AM
Needs more Time Pilot, Haileys Comet and Gaplus votes.  :'(

Hec
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on January 16, 2017, 11:53:13 AM
 <popcorn>
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on January 16, 2017, 12:07:18 PM
<popcorn>

Considering more NBA Jam votes?
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Zerst on January 16, 2017, 12:23:02 PM
<popcorn>

Considering more NBA Jam votes?
The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on January 16, 2017, 12:39:51 PM
<popcorn>

Considering more NBA Jam votes?
The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games.

Just 5 more Super Burger Time votes and NBA Jam is history!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on January 16, 2017, 04:31:10 PM
Just 5 more Super Burger Time votes and NBA Jam is history!

The tournament organizer reserves the right to veto shitty games.

^
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: krehztim on January 21, 2017, 08:33:20 AM
Is the draft going to be Twitched?
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on January 21, 2017, 08:51:12 AM
Is the draft going to be Twitched?

Yup on Jivey's channel.  They said they'll be streaming all day.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 23, 2017, 07:23:51 PM
Games have been selected and the draft is finished. We are officially read for Yolympics 2017! The start date is January 28th at midnight EST. The tournament site still needs to be updated to reflect this time, as well as the teams and games list...but January 28th is the correct date.

For now, please check the following links for team and game lists. TG subforums will be available shortly for each team. Good luck!

Team List (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f0hYHk_HD7rxElUhggWsmLJjcRarO5Kmv5_931onzCA/edit?usp=sharing)
Game List (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GoOK_q_3ic4DQvc8UDA_YgSb2_9Ry6qG-RlFRtXdlcE/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on January 23, 2017, 07:28:21 PM
The_Pro needs to be added to a team (preferably ITG)   <Mruczek>
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 23, 2017, 07:30:16 PM
The_Pro needs to be added to a team (preferably ITG)   <Mruczek>

Whoops, thanks for catching that! Added to the correct team.  :)
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 25, 2017, 12:34:51 AM
TG threads have been created for each team and the links are below. You will need the password to access your respective forum, so contact your captain or myself for the password. If you're not sure which team you're on, check the Team List (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f0hYHk_HD7rxElUhggWsmLJjcRarO5Kmv5_931onzCA/edit?usp=sharing).

Spaceballs (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/464-Spaceballs) - Captain: QAOP Spaceman
Verizontal Mk. II (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/465-Verizontal-Mk-II) - Captain: ExedExes
Infallible Team Generator v1.0 (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/466-Infallible-Team-Generator-v1-0) - Captain: pwnasaurus
Team Beef (http://www.twingalaxies.com/forumdisplay.php/467-Team-Beef) - Captain: dwwnp

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT RETROUPRISING

It has been reported that longer games have had problems when uploading/saving INPs at RU. Games under an hour/hour and a half seem to work fine, but longer games have had problems. Use RU at your own risk if playing any of these longer games (e.g. Commando).
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 26, 2017, 10:10:19 AM
The OP has been updated with information regarding NVRAM and Bonus Scoring. Please read!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: aarontruitt on January 26, 2017, 01:35:34 PM
haha i voted on games but i guess i didn't register to play  FailFish
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 27, 2017, 01:00:26 PM
Tournament starts in 8 hours! Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 27, 2017, 02:08:59 PM
haha i voted on games but i guess i didn't register to play  FailFish

You will be on Team Beef with Ross as your captain!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 27, 2017, 10:44:25 PM
The tournament has started! Get those scores in early and good luck!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: anningmay on January 28, 2017, 01:28:34 AM
I am unable to submit a score. Whenever I attempt to do so, it tells me that I need to be registered for the tournament.

Please fix this. Thank you.

Dave
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 28, 2017, 05:29:01 AM
I am unable to submit a score. Whenever I attempt to do so, it tells me that I need to be registered for the tournament.

Please fix this. Thank you.

Dave

I will let Wes know and get this fixed ASAP!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 28, 2017, 07:51:53 AM
I am unable to submit a score. Whenever I attempt to do so, it tells me that I need to be registered for the tournament.

Please fix this. Thank you.

Dave

Should be fixed now. Let me know if you have any other problems. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: WCopeland on January 28, 2017, 08:04:56 AM
Hi Dave,

I took a look at the issue and found some very strange things. This has never happened before, and there were about 8 people in the tournament impacted by the issue (I think only 2-3 were aware they were impacted). I believe all 8 impacted registered for the event around the same time, and I also believe my database provider was having connectivity/uptime issues around that time.

On registration, there are lots of changes that are made in the database ... for these 8 registrants only half of those changes were successful. As a result, you guys were sort of "halfway registered" for the event. I've gone through the DB and made all the fixes by hand. Everything should be go to go now for those who were impacted.

I will continue to monitor the site and database for any issues that arise over the tournament, and I will fix them as quickly as I'm capable.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: anningmay on January 28, 2017, 08:31:09 AM
Thanks guys! I was grumpy last night. All is working fine now, much appreciated!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on January 29, 2017, 06:27:21 AM
OP updated with countdown timers for each week.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: danman123456 on February 02, 2017, 09:59:54 AM
Just a question but Wes can the scores be sorted by Total and then Date Submitted? Ties go to the first submitted score I thought and NBA Jam might be the only title something like this really comes up on. Given the "Bonus" points coming after tomorrow up having this sorted out seems important.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on February 02, 2017, 03:43:46 PM
Detailed game settings can be found here (http://imgur.com/a/kfnBX). 181 settings on left, 106 on right.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on February 03, 2017, 11:52:11 PM
Week 1 is over! Infallible Team Generator v1.0 is currently in the lead, but only by 78 points! For those of you wondering how the bonus points factor in, well...

The bonus system for this tournament has been scrapped.

After evaluating the standings and consulting with all the captains, I have decided that the bonus system I devised could cause a team to be essentially knocked out of the tournament after the first week. In the interest of fair play, and the Wolf tournament goal of including as many people as possible, I can't let that happen. The tournament therefore will only be scored using the top 6 scores from each team. Thank you to all the players who busted their asses this week to help their teams...please keep those great scores coming!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on February 04, 2017, 02:14:29 AM
The correct decision in my opinion
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: CaptainJivePants on February 04, 2017, 09:38:38 AM
Week 1 is over! Infallible Team Generator v1.0 is currently in the lead, but only by 78 points! For those of you wondering how the bonus points factor in, well...

The bonus system for this tournament has been scrapped.

After evaluating the standings and consulting with all the captains, I have decided that the bonus system I devised could cause a team to be essentially knocked out of the tournament after the first week. In the interest of fair play, and the Wolf tournament goal of including as many people as possible, I can't let that happen. The tournament therefore will only be scored using the top 6 scores from each team. Thank you to all the players who busted their asses this week to help their teams...please keep those great scores coming!


Cool. Thanks for the update and all the work going on behind the scenes. Glad we're still trying things out and doing our best to make it fun and fair for as many people as possible.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: krehztim on February 04, 2017, 12:38:58 PM
Also agree it was the right decision, and the mere threat of it did prompt a CRAP-TON of playing and high scores the first week, so I'd say mission was accomplished.  I was feeling utterly despondent about ever catching up, but now it's still within reach, and I'm trying.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: anningmay on February 06, 2017, 12:32:49 PM
Don't forget the Wolf tournament goal of changing the rules mid-tourney as often as possible Kappa

(Good call, sir)
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on February 10, 2017, 11:02:10 PM
Week 2 is in the book! ITG remains in the lead. They have about the same score has last week (just few points shy of 1700), but the intense competition and the rise of Spaceballs means the ITG lead has actually increased to almost 200 points! Can anyone challenge the Infallible Team Generator v1.0, or is this now just a battle for 2nd place? Wait and see! :-)
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on February 18, 2017, 07:07:16 AM
Week 3 is finished! Again, ITG is on top by nearly 200 points. SB and BEEF are trading blows, trading off between 2nd and 3rd place by the hour. Will one of them break through and make a run at ITG? Verizontal is close on their heels...do they stand a chance?!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on February 19, 2017, 10:30:45 PM
I was thinking about the time when games should be played again.  Here's my idea.  Since it's called the Yolympics, maybe do what the Olympics does and have a certain video game available once every four years?  That way it's sort of like an Olympic event when that certain video game shows up again.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on February 20, 2017, 11:09:02 AM
Trog every four years. For the rest of our lives
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: BackdoorFred on February 21, 2017, 09:39:07 AM
 <thefinger>
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on February 24, 2017, 10:18:28 PM
Week 4 is complete! We are now in the final stretch of Yolympics 2017. The cutoff for submissions is Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:59 PM EST. This is a hard cutoff. All submissions must be received by this time.

ITG still holds on to their 200 point lead, while BEEF and Spaceballs battle for 2nd. VZ is not far behind. Will anyone be able to make a push for 1st or will ITG coast to the win?
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: homerwannabee on March 05, 2017, 05:33:47 AM
OK, last day of the tournament.  Here are things to look for.  Will BBH be able to overtake the pro for first place overall in the tourney?  It's a tall order, but I wouldn't count him out.  Who will be second or third?  Team Beef has a 29 point lead, but ExedExes has been eerily quite this tourney.  Does he make a huge run at the last day?  We'll find out.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on March 05, 2017, 08:31:25 AM
lo
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on March 05, 2017, 09:27:30 PM
Yolympics 2017 is over! Congratulations to the winning team, with 1,695 points: Infallible Team Generator v1.0! While Verizontal Mk. II made a valiant run, Team Beef managed to secure 2nd place in the final hours of the tournament with 1,489 points. Verizontal finished with 1,485 points and Spaceballs finished with 1,331.

Congratulations are also in order for the top player of the tournament. With 423 points and averaging a top 4 score in every game: The_Pro!

This tournament saw 74 people register, 62 people people submit scores, and 59 people score points for their teams. For those that are curious, if the bonus system had remained in place the final rankings would have been the same, but with a larger point spread between each team.

Thanks to everyone for the great scores and great competition and I hope to see you all next time!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: xelnia on March 05, 2017, 09:41:08 PM
In my haste to post the final update, I definitely left out some thank-yous. :(

Thank you to best set of captains we've had for this tournament: pwnasaurus, dwwnp, ExedExes, and QAOP_Spaceman. You guys did an excellent job in drafting your teams. Now that the tournament is over, I took a quick glance at the TG threads and I can see that you all were actively updating and motivating your teams the whole time.

Although score verifications couldn't keep up with the pace of submissions this time around, I'd like to thank krehztim for his work in verifying RU scores. And of course, thanks to Wes Copeland for his working in running the actual tournament site.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: Barra on March 06, 2017, 12:16:37 AM
Congrats ITG, way too good in the end. Very competitive tournament for all teams though, best one yet I reckon! I had an absolute blast. Everyone involved should give themselves a pat(33999) on the back for what will be a memorable tournament in my eyes

Thanks Jry for running the event! Very seamless and without fault. Now get to verifying, we want official scores this time tomorrow Kappa

Having said that there are always things that can be improved, but whats important is we are learning from each one of these to try and make the next one better.

<3 it!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: BBH on March 06, 2017, 12:28:01 AM
Will BBH be able to overtake the pro for first place overall in the tourney?  It's a tall order, but I wouldn't count him out. 

I could not dig deep enough to gain the remaining points. New Rally-X destroyed me, Alpine Ski, Pengo, and Rampage brought me down a bit too. I knew there was no way I'd be catching Martin but I wanted slightly better scores on some stuff just for the sake of my pride. Can't complain too much about my performance when I got five #1's!

Shoutouts to Steve Wagner for putting together a super buff team and for putting more work into these games than any of the other captains   <Sanders>
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on March 06, 2017, 04:25:58 AM

Hats off to the Wags wrecking crew, well done fellows. Bravo!

Pats on the back to everyone who got stuck in, whether your score ended up grey or not.

Thx also to Wolf for starting it, and Jry for keeping it going with such aplomb.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: pwnasaurus on March 06, 2017, 04:41:50 AM
Shoutouts to Steve Wagner for putting together a super buff team and for putting more work into these games than any of the other captains   <Sanders>

I think Spacey played more Rampage and  <pacman> than I played all other games combined.   Kappa

In all seriousness though, thanks to everyone for playing, captaining and organizing.  Was a lot of fun, even Pengo.  I got fortunate with the games list being for the most part full of familiar to me games from the golden era and the other eras had some reboots of popular classic games that didn't take long to figure out.  Most other stuff was either a shmup or platformer which I enjoy playing/learning anyway.

While I enjoyed being a captain, ultimately I enjoy just being a player in this more and not having the responsibility of running things, so it's one and done for me as captain (though since we tied last year I believe ITG is the first sole winning team in Yolympics history)    <Mruczek>   I'm not sure I'll have the time in July to IGBY this year with some work stuff going on but hopefully I will.  If not, see you cats next January, when possibly another captain will pick up the next version of the ITG and carry the torch.   Kreygasm

Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: ExedExes on March 06, 2017, 07:54:00 AM
ExedExes has been eerily quite this tourney.  Does he make a huge run at the last day?  We'll find out.
I may have been quiet, but my team sure wasn't. I got all my good stuff in the first week of the competition, then real life kinda sorta got in the way (as well as the Yie-Ar Kung Fu high score contest @ GameEx) and the time I did have to play, I couldn't improve all that well. My favorite games had to be Gaplus and New Rally-X, games I play on a regular basis. While I can max out the bonus stages in Gaplus (and did three times in my submission, although that is NOT my PB), I was really surprised that I couldn't break 200k in NRX.

The very first pick in the Yolympics made #1 overall. Martin did not disappoint. TRB, Sawys, Blackflag82 and Bestcellar were the grinders that got us out of the proverbial basement that we were stuck in for a while and while I'm happy with third, 2nd would have been nicer, and that's why I had to try in the waning hours of the tournament.

Unlike last year, all the games were not a good fit for me, but I was satisfied at least to do better on Twin Cobra hours before this ended. As great of a month as it has been, I'm ready to move on.

Thank you xelnia and my captain brethren for this year's event. You all did your homework in drafting, that I agree, but I'm still glad I was able to get Giro-X!

See you next year!
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: krehztim on March 06, 2017, 03:01:35 PM
Big thanks to Jry for carrying the tourney torch.  I hated this list of games from the outset, but I actually had a lot more fun than I thought I would.  It's nice to know my complete lack of playing Pengo and Wonder Boy didn't really make a difference in the end.  I AM going to No Bomb TC2 one of these days.  I had a fantastic team - thanks Zerst for your hard work and leading the charge.  Barra was once again predictably and consistently awesome.  This was probably my favorite contest, though I do have a soft spot for Crap Tourneys.  Thanks everyone for making me work my ass off, bringing mediocrity to new heights.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: danman123456 on March 06, 2017, 04:03:58 PM
Sweet job this year everyone. It was another nail biting fest right until last few submissions on midnight. FYI here is a spreadsheet I did for Yolympics 2017. It takes the standings and adjusts them with a timestamp priority for ties (Basically first person to submit the score gets the points). I also adjust the overall player standings by who has the highest submitted score on any given title. I haven't triple checked this but think its accurate. Lots of cool little info as well regarding timestamps and avg score per submissions/etc. People might enjoy here you go all.
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: VON on March 06, 2017, 10:30:58 PM
Thank you to Jeremy, Wes, and all my fellow players.  This was a fun one.  The competition for second place kept this thing interesting to the very end.  And second place is the best place anyways... after all, you don't put your hamburger on top of the bun.  ITG and Spaceballs were buns, really only there for their structural support.  Team Beef was the juicy flavor in the middle, and we were delicious.   
Title: Re: Yolympics 2017
Post by: danman123456 on March 07, 2017, 08:44:21 AM
I know I must have missed it but here is the Draft for Yolympics 2017. I'm going to put it on my spreadsheet and upload a V2.0 of it but for now in case anyone needs this info for awards/etc.

Captain   
1. ExedExes - VZ
2. pwnasaurus - ITG
3. QAOP Spaceman - SB
4. dwwnp - BEEF

Pick   Player   Team      
1   The_Pro   VZ   
2   BBH   ITG   
3   TodayisForgotten   SB   
4   Zerst      BEEF   
5   Barra NZ   BEEF      
6   Pat33999   SB      
7   Innuendo   ITG      
8   TRB_MetroidTeam   VZ      
9   Sawys   VZ      
10   Dalar   ITG      
11   RedElf   SB      
12   Danman1234   BEEF      
13   Fly   BEEF      
14   BackdoorFred   SB      
15   RedStar   ITG      
16   Nick666101   VZ      
17   Scoops   VZ      
18   Xelnia   ITG      
19   CaptainJivePants   SB      
20   Krehztim   BEEF      
21   DK Madness   BEEF      
22   Duaber   SB      
23   spectre   ITG      
24   Giro-X   VZ      
25   DB Cooper      VZ      
26   RMacauley      ITG      
27   nii-san   SB      
28   CrazyKongFan   BEEF      
29   ConjuredEntertainment   BEEF      
30   Fok999   SB      
31   VideoWarrior   ITG      
32   BlackFlag82   VZ      
33   fruitygayspaghetti   VZ      
34   Anders Svensson   ITG      
35   Kibbey93   SB      
36   cofferjoerx      BEEF      
37   Powrie   BEEF      
38   Hanasu   SB      
39   Jerky   ITG      
40   Bestcellar   VZ      
41   Dax   VZ      
42   timhett   ITG      
43   DJ Wheels      SB      
44   PG3   BEEF      
45   HomerWannabe      BEEF      
46   DataStorm   SB      
47   Regys   ITG      
48   Vikleroy   VZ      
49   Cicca      VZ      
50   anningmay   ITG      
51   CelsoAffini      SB      
52   WCopeland   BEEF      
53   Datagod   BEEF      
54   Sergio Manetiando   SB      
55   RogerPoco      ITG      
56   BenSweeneyOnBase   VZ      
57   GMU      VZ      
58   siouxscout      ITG      
59   Barthax   SB      
60   DWO      BEEF      
61   TBE      BEEF      
62   Kane      SB      
63   Mirko   ITG      
64   TheHighScoreGamer   VZ      
65   Svavar   VZ      
66   Timmell   ITG      
67   Flash IV   SB      
68   Bdawg   BEEF