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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 (https://goo.gl/forms/VXXq16St2GX61JC32)

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: Sometime in the week of January 21 - January 27
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))
Tournament End: March 5, 2016. 11:59 PM EST. 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.

Scoring
The top 6 scores from each team will score points for that team. A bonus system is being devised that will reward teams for submitting early and often with high quality scores.
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.

^