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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2013, 11:45:24 AM »
Oh yeah Hank I think we want to encourage people to play. When I play out the scenario it works out to be the same almost always. Going after you play of before you play. Unless we think 10 people will be playing for 1 hour+  that same situation applies doesn't it? With more machines and less chance of getting 5 on a box its going be much better playing experience overall. I just hate to see a scenario where someone got 10 chances and gets a KS on his last play and because you were doing 400k games you got 4 tries. It's an issue either way. :)

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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2013, 12:27:15 PM »
After reading Dan's reply, I thought of another good argument for going back on the queue AFTER you finish.  I mentioned this earlier... but suppose you are a killscreen player and you die 3 times before L6.  Now most people on a dedicated machine in this situation would restart.  However if you know your name is already on the queue and you will have to wait anyway, you might just play the game out.  However, if your name is NOT on the queue, you might want to end your game earlier so you can get back on the queue earlier.  In fact, I would say knowing your name is not on the queue and that the wait time is only 36 mins (for the 16:10 scenario) is enough incentive to end the game early.   This actually BENEFITS EVERYONE.  Not playing out dead-end game would lead to even faster turn around times for everyone.

And BTW 36 mins is not even enough time to eat lunch (unless your name is Mitchell Elliott).  Vote for Pedro, I mean 20:10.
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2013, 12:46:59 PM »
If you don't have a big game, you can blame it on having to share a machine with players that aren't as good as you. But just have a big game and it won't be an issue.

Anyway, I'm liking this idea of punishing the online qualifiers. Let's work with that:)

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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2013, 01:10:51 PM »
After reading Dan's reply, I thought of another good argument for going back on the queue AFTER you finish.  I mentioned this earlier... but suppose you are a killscreen player and you die 3 times before L6.  Now most people on a dedicated machine in this situation would restart.  However if you know your name is already on the queue and you will have to wait anyway, you might just play the game out.  However, if your name is NOT on the queue, you might want to end your game earlier so you can get back on the queue earlier.  In fact, I would say knowing your name is not on the queue and that the wait time is only 36 mins (for the 16:10 scenario) is enough incentive to end the game early.   This actually BENEFITS EVERYONE.  Not playing out dead-end game would lead to even faster turn around times for everyone.

And BTW 36 mins is not even enough time to eat lunch (unless your name is Mitchell Elliott).  Vote for Pedro, I mean 20:10.

Yeah unless everyone is having monster games the wait isn't going to be monumental and I'll be ok with whatever decision is made regardless because it works out better than a group of x players sharing a machine. Plus thats true would you try and sweat out a game where you are on your last man at lvl 5 or try and get back in to restart? I'm guessing what you said hank would apply and I would want to try again.

Also I was thinking would anyone have heartburn about saying you can let someone skip you and still maintain your place in "line" so to speak. If you just want to take a break I cant see anyone having a problem with that. Your name just remains at the top of the queue until your ready to play.

Crush those online qualifiers I think I'm out at this point anyway ;)

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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2013, 02:36:01 PM »
My question is.. will the hot chick on the skeeball tables be back!

I got an official response to Ken's question:

we can't guarantee her but we are positive there will be other hot chicks!
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2013, 09:42:46 AM »
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The top eight combined scorers of the Online Qualifiers will join the top eight scorers of the Live Qualifier to compete in the Wild Card Division Finals on Saturday November 16 in Denver. The top 10 scorers in the Wild Card Division Finals qualify for The Kong Off 3 and challenge for overall victory.


Will the Saturday scores count in the overall Kong Off scoreboard/rankings, or are the Saturday score just used for determining Sunday wildcard dedicated players, and your Sunday score is what goes against the top12?

So, if I get 1,020,000 on Saturday, I proably qualify for Sunday, and lets say Sunday I onky get 500K, is the 1,020,000 still counted?

The rules read as if only Sunday scores will go against Top 12 bKong Off 3?
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »
Yeah, I don't like that wording either. Great question though.

Unless the KO changed something, John and Eric's setup is that the only scores that don't count for the overall KO3 scoreboard are the Friday live qualifier scores. Starting Saturday, everybody's scores count. That was definitely their plan.

I assume the site just has that mis-worded, because really, if Saturday scores DIDN'T count, it would be kinda ridiculous. One day (the short day), to put up a score?! How much "qualifying" do we have to do?
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2013, 10:23:54 AM »
Will the Saturday scores count in the overall Kong Off scoreboard/rankings, or are the Saturday score just used for determining Sunday wildcard dedicated players, and your Sunday score is what goes against the top12?

Saturday scores count for the overall tournament for everyone (wildcard + top 12).  It's only the Friday scores that don't count-- they only count for qualifying to Saturday.  But I do agree the wording is a little imprecise.
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2013, 11:56:50 PM »
Hey everyone! Here are a few clarifications, hope this helps:
- We now have 10 machines dedicated to the wildcard players!
- As such, we are now taking the top 10 online qualifiers (used to be top 8 ) for automatically playing on Saturday (these players do not need to play on Friday).
- On Friday, we will take the top 10 players and those players will join the top 10 online qualifiers for Saturday's game play (for a total of 20 players on 10 machines; players will take turns on these machines).
- If we have less than 10 players on Friday (this is certainly possible but not likely), there will be no need for Friday's qualifier.
- The top 10 players from Saturday will go on and play on Sunday on their own dedicated wildcard machines.
- The scores from Friday do not count on the official KO scoreboard (however all scores from Saturday and Sunday do count on the KO scoreboard).
- There is a $20 entry fee for all wildcard players. All of this money will go back to the wildcard players; we will pay out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
- Good luck !!!


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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2013, 08:53:16 AM »
As such, we are now taking the top 10 online qualifiers (used to be top 8) for automatically playing on Saturday (these players do not need to play on Friday).

I'm pleased that 9 more qualifiers have been added, instead of just that one guy with the round, yellow head and sunglasses.

Just kidding, Eric.  You're not the first forum member to be victimized by the "accidental smiley".

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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2013, 09:22:05 AM »
LOL oh crap, totally missed that :)
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Re: Please post any questions you have about the KO3 format here
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2013, 12:13:16 PM »
If you just so happen to find another machine laying around, I think you should give it to the guy in 13th   ;)
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