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posted 06-23-07 06:28 AM EDT (US)   
Hello All,

For those of you who don’t know me, I am LordPatrick, or LP. I recently enough hosted a FFA Fun Series for the Spring/ Summer months, but technically it was only for Spring, as I had exams, and others had holidays. I am now hosting the 2nd of these series, for the Autumn/Winter months, but once again, due to the release of TAD sometime this Autumn, it will be starting mid-August to get the maximum amount of rounds in before TAD is released. So actually, this will be the last, although only the 2nd, TWC FFA Series, and I hope that it will be a memorable one.

The last Series had around 30 contestants, although some joined late, and some left early for one reason or another. But I suppose that is he joy of the FFA League, the fact that there is no pressure to play a round when you have previous engagements, or simply are feeling a bit under the weather.

Round 8

Map: Yukon
Date: 13th October
Time: 7.30pm GMT/ 8:30pm British Time/ 3:30pm HG Time

Patience is a Virtue

Last to Colonial gets 7 Points

One By One

Can only go Fortress when there are 5 people left. Can onyl go Industrial when there are 4 people left. Only last two can go Imperial. Anyone can revolt. If someone Disconnects, don't count them as being KO'ed, unless they were practically dead and liek just pulled the plug instead of resigning.

The contestants so far:

CookieCrisp13 = 208 Points
chinnie = 148 Points
Eicho = 143 Points
Sporting_Lisbon = 134 Points
LordPatrick = 119 Points
Bastiaan = 106 Points
AIGuy = 102 Points
C4tClysm = 100 Points
_Kenji_ = 84 Points
Dux = 79 Points
madame_praline = 68 Points
wigs = 58 Points
IRP_m0f0 = 49 Points
Walker_5 = 47 Points
Elite_Milne = 42 Points
JimXIX = 39 Points
RetroPriest = 38 Points
Bullet_Bill = 36 Points
Karel007 = 35 Points
smashnbash = 31 Points
bacon = 28 Points
Orlando_the_Axe = 24 Points
the_emperor222 = 24 Points
OdinOwesMe = 23 Points
steve09 = 23 Points
Mr_CoolBeans = 22 Points
Anthonythegreat = 21 Points
PCFreak8 = 19 Points
LordGeneral = 16 Points
JarlNick = 13 Points
goatlancer = 11 Points
chickenboy99 = 7 Points
Brian_NI = 4 Points
Hydrovert5 = 4 Points
General_II = 3 Points
Fecas =2 Points
Tommo = 1 Point
the_emperor = 0 Points
LordKivlov = 0 Points
ziGGysiGGy43 = 0 Points
Stonewall J = 0 Points
Destiny_Devil = 0 Points
MusketeerKing = 0 Points
AceOfKings = 0 Points
3snrocks = 0 Points
zuppa44 = 0 Points
OBESECOW = 0 Points
hazordousPickle = 0 Points
IAmMegaNoob = 0 Points
Fail_Safe = 0 Points
mentork = 0 Points
sandstorm = 0 Points
French_assailant = 0 Points
Farragut = 0 Points
CrazWildSin = 0 Points

The League runs on a point system, with players trying to earn maximum points each round, and the person with the most points at the end of the League wins. The point system was made to try and make games more fun, encouraging rushing and revolting, and not benefiting defensive players nearly as much.

As an added spice to the rounds, each round shall have 1 or 2 themes, as such, which either reward players for certain tasks completed, or force all players to drastically change their game plan. Some of themes from the previous League include:

“Patience is a Virtue” - Last to Colonial Gets Points
“One By One” - Only allowed progress to the next age once a player has been ko’ed, not inc. Discovery
“10 Card Decks” - 10 Cards per Deck.

I will include the successful themes from the last Series and hopefully many more. Feel free to tell me your ideas on ESO. During the League, I will be on ESO regularly, but sometimes leave it logged in, while I am AFK. Simply whisper your question/idea, and I will read it when I come back on the computer.

The formalities covered, I will now proceed to the rules.


Anyone can enter. In a FFA, everyone starts the game with an equal chance of winning. Rank means little when it’s everyone man for himself. And as long as you have fun, that’s all that matters. Everyone’s a winner at the end of the day! To sign up, simply leave your ESO name here.

Times And Dates

Each Round, the chatroom will be set up on ESO at 7.30pm GMT, or 3.30pm EDT (HG Time). The chat will be open for 1 Hour. Try to turn up early so you can be guarenteed a game, as it is often 1 or 2 players don't get a game because they are late and there isn't enough people.

The 1st Round will be on the 11th of August, 2007. The lat round will be determined by the Release of TAD. Rounds will continue to happen until TAD is released.


On the time of the round, I will tell certain people to host a game, and who to invite. You do not host or choose which game you want to be in. Once a game is full, you can go ahead with the game. The last game will always wait until 4.30pm to start, as I have to play in the last game, and I have to wait until 4.30pm to start.


- All games must be recorded
- Any cheating of any kind will result in an immediate ban from the League, and all further Leagues.
- The map will be set beforehand.
- All HC Levels
- No Warships
- The Point system stops after 1 Hour 45 Mins. When I am watching the recording, I will pause it on that time, and adjudicate all further points.
- No unsportsmanlike behaviour. If you don’t have anything positive to say, don’t say anything.
- Everyone must have fun :P.

Point System

Winning = 7 Points

Runner-up = 5 Points

Third Place = 3 Points

Unique Civ = 1 Point

Knocking Someone Out (I decide, may be split between two) = 4 Points

Being 2X Teamed (I decide if enough damage was done) = 4 Points

Knocking a TC sub-10Mins = 8 Points

Knocking a TC sub-15 Mins = 4 Points

Revolting = 2 Points

KO’ing,, or Joint KO’ing Someone After Revolting = 6 Points

First to 1000 Points = 2 Points

First to Industrial = 1 Point

First to Trigger a Trade Monopoly = 2 Points

Winning Using a TM = 20 Points*

Stopping a TM (May be Split) = 2 Points*

Wall Spamming = - 6 Points**

* - To get the points for winning with a TM, there must be at least 2 Others Present in the game. Every time a certain person triggers a TM, the value for that person winning with it drops by 1 Point. So if I win with TM after triggering it twice before triggering it and winning, I only get 18 Points. If you trigger it first, and then trigger it a second time and win, you get 21 Points ( 20+2-1).

** - There is nothing wrong with an outer wall, and then a wall protecting your eco inside it, but you will lose the 2 Points if you build layers upon layers of walls. Again, I decide what counts as wall spamming.

As you can see, there is heavy points for rushing, even more than that for winning. This is to stop cagy games where everyone booms to try and win the game. It encourages open fighting from the start. And please, don’t leave your TC open top a 15 Pike rush sub-10Mins. 5 Xbows would stop the other guy walking away with an easy 8 Points.

So, I guess that’s it then. I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything …

Leave your ESO, and I’ll sign you up. Sign-ups will end, in around 4 weeks time. I am going to Alton Towers, and then straight to Irish College after that, 3 days from now, so if you have any questions, ask them quickly. I already asked Destiny_Devil to answer any questions he knows the answers to while I’m gone. Sign-ups will close in 4 weeks time.

Also, there is places reserved to those who participated in the last Series. I honestly don’t know how much people will want to participate, but the more the merrier.

Have Fun,


Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008

[This message has been edited by LordPatrick18 (edited 10-24-2007 @ 06:20 AM).]

posted 08-08-07 09:13 PM EDT (US)     101 / 730  
Im in yeah ha

ESO: Farragut

[This message has been edited by Farragut22 (edited 08-08-2007 @ 09:21 PM).]

posted 08-08-07 09:43 PM EDT (US)     102 / 730  
Thanks Stoney for wasting your money and time in giving us prices

but, prices should be very small, cause if not, very good player siwll want to play only for prices, and these is a FUN league.

And LordPatrick, your idea is too complicated, one shoudl start counting 5 mins when his explorer is killed.
my idea offers 2 possibilities:

  • Use the Explorer to grab treasures, explore, build TP and TC, but with the risk of it been killed.

  • Dont use your explorer, and dont benefit from the things he can do, but keep it safe for points.

    And, if someone decides to keep it safe, the other one thast chose that option will want your explorer dead, and that will result in huge base attaking only to kill a single unit.
    Preparing for Regicide!!
    (and i'll have more exuceses to attak someone's base )

    My idea dependt a bit on luck yes, but you can still use your explorer after it's been killed.
  • posted 08-09-07 02:19 AM EDT (US)     103 / 730  
    I prefer LP's idea.

    ~#~#~ ESO: bacon~#~#~

    Favorite Civs: China, Germans, Aztec

    PR Rank: Master Sergeant.
    posted 08-09-07 02:34 AM EDT (US)     104 / 730  
    Thanks Stoney for wasting your money and time in giving us prices
    Not my money

    It will be small, shirts/hats.

    [][][][][][][][][][] Stonewall J [][][][][][][][][][][]
    posted 08-09-07 02:56 AM EDT (US)     105 / 730  
    Not my money

    It will be small, shirts/hats.
    Shirts, Hats, dismembered bodies. Just the usual things in Heavengames' basement.

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    [This message has been edited by Cheesewiz (edited 08-09-2007 @ 02:58 AM).]

    posted 08-09-07 04:54 AM EDT (US)     106 / 730  
    CrazWildSin I want to pwayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    posted 08-09-07 06:04 AM EDT (US)     107 / 730  
    Sorry Eicho but I'm going to have to go with the original way. But after talking to a few pople on ESO, I have decided to reduce it to 3 Mins. I realize that this is a bit of a different theme to the usual ones, but I thought I'd give it a go.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-09-07 03:36 PM EDT (US)     108 / 730  
    I'm in eso-chickenboy99
    posted 08-09-07 06:12 PM EDT (US)     109 / 730  
    Wow this is an only at heavengames moment

    I dont know any other forum/community where a 'simple' and non competitive (although it is but you know , fun is the goal so ...) league gets so much feedback and responses.

    Well , thanks again to LP and Heavengames staff

    "You cannnot discover inhabited land , If not i could go and 'discover' England" - Iroquois Chief
    posted 08-10-07 04:00 PM EDT (US)     110 / 730  
    Ok just a few things.

    The first is that after the earlier release of the TAD release date, the number of rounds has been set at 10. This allows for one weekend off, which will be sometime at the halfway stage.

    The second is that sign-ups are now closed. There are a few people who have contacted me previously and I will be keeping a place open for them as for their own reasons they are not yet sure if they will play.

    And the third is just a slight adjustment to the theme once again but it's only a slight one concerning the Respawn Explorer button. I have decided to change it so you are free to use it, but doing so will result in your explorer being deemed dead.

    I hope to see you all on ESO tomorrow for the first round and hope you all have fun. Thanks to all who signed up, and to those at HG and let the fun begin.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-11-07 01:02 PM EDT (US)     111 / 730  
    thx patrick i look forword to it
    posted 08-11-07 04:14 PM EDT (US)     112 / 730  
    Seems to have been a disappointing turnout for the first round. Ah well your all just going to have a lot of catching up to do ...

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-11-07 05:15 PM EDT (US)     113 / 730  
    LP, I would like to PM you later if its ok...

    Our game turned out as I wouldn't want to have expected (with two clan mates in it).

    AgeSanctuary Staff member.
    posted 08-11-07 06:08 PM EDT (US)     114 / 730  
    i finished my game. this was my second supremacy match since febuary and it went like this.

    got attack at 10 minutes. fled. got attacked again. fled. made my name in walls. got kicked out the league. got back in the league (or not?). major lag. i quit. lag stops after i quit.

    in total i got -102 points

    -2 for making walls
    -100 for braking rules

    Scenarios I have made
    Single Player-: CAMPAIGN - Christmas - Forest River RPG - Total Freedom
    MultiPlayer-: Castle Blood Automatic - Mafia Hitman - Warrior Defence
    ESO = sandstorm....................................................................................."I won the bet on 1.04!"

    [This message has been edited by gunner1 (edited 08-11-2007 @ 06:08 PM).]

    posted 08-11-07 06:44 PM EDT (US)     115 / 730  
    fun stuff need this more often! 2200 units killed!
    posted 08-11-07 06:48 PM EDT (US)     116 / 730  

    Just finished my game which I won! But two people lagged out . It was a good game but the explorer theme didn't really work because the only way people explorers were dying was by getting ko'ed. So I won't be giving myself points for that.


    Yes Walker_5 I know but only two games happened so I didnt have a lot of choice. The second game was waiting for like an hour and a hlaf after yours! I will watch the rec and then will decide about the teaming.


    Sandstorm I said you were kicked out of the league because you started doing stuff like "hey why don't I write swear words with walls so you can't upload the game!". That's just not what we need here. I'll need to talk to you on ESO to clear things up.

    Did anyone else find the explorer theme didn't work? If so then I'm sorry all my fault but hey, everyone in my game had fun and I hope it was the same in the other.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-11-07 06:48 PM EDT (US)     117 / 730  
    Sorry LP, i was ina country club, i couldn't play...
    stupid parent,s the countryclub sucks..

    and i wotn be next week either, im goign to ski!
    posted 08-11-07 06:58 PM EDT (US)     118 / 730  
    The explorer thing didnt work out, with survival being more important, you sometimes forget to keep track of your explorer.

    The no wall things was actually refreshing, it's odd not to have any kinda of protection to our ecos, but we spammed towers, & it was kinda fun. I made a little too many buildings though.

    Oh & btw, the map sucked, no wood >_<

    [This message has been edited by Dux_ (edited 08-11-2007 @ 06:59 PM).]

    posted 08-11-07 09:47 PM EDT (US)     119 / 730  
    hehe didnt help with op ports 3 explorer card... nice job with the fort spam and opris lp look forward to next weekend...btw when do the points get calculated just wondering cuz 2v1 or sometimes 3v1 a lot for me lol

    [This message has been edited by IRP_m0f0 (edited 08-11-2007 @ 09:49 PM).]

    posted 08-12-07 05:43 AM EDT (US)     120 / 730  
    Seems to me like the round didnt go great . Neither dd my night. Got woke up at 2 in morning and couldnt get back to sleep . Ill be here next week though. And sandstorm that is a bit stupid, no need to write swear words with a wall.

    ~#~#~ ESO: bacon~#~#~

    Favorite Civs: China, Germans, Aztec

    PR Rank: Master Sergeant.
    posted 08-12-07 06:53 AM EDT (US)     121 / 730  
    Ahh the round didn't go too bad. We only got like 10 people but everyone got a game and that's what counts. The wait was a bit annoying but everyone had fun.

    I'm not sure why some of you didn't show up, but doesn't really matter to me. Maybe your on holidays or something, but no worries. It's just for fun.

    And IRP I'm actually about to wach a rec now. And trust me you'll get all the teaming points you deserve. Hey could either first or second place in the other game please post their rec soon.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-12-07 08:01 AM EDT (US)     122 / 730  
    i didn't write swear words widget, i just wrote a bit of by nickname.

    Scenarios I have made
    Single Player-: CAMPAIGN - Christmas - Forest River RPG - Total Freedom
    MultiPlayer-: Castle Blood Automatic - Mafia Hitman - Warrior Defence
    ESO = sandstorm....................................................................................."I won the bet on 1.04!"
    posted 08-12-07 09:01 AM EDT (US)     123 / 730  
    OK I just finished the rec of my game. Was very good to wach, I have to say. Ok but before I start I have decided that since the explorer theme didn't work and in both games the winner was usually just the person who won the game. But since some of you made efforts to keep explorers dead 1 Point will be awarded to those who successfully kept explorers dead for 3 mins. So heres how it finished:

    LordPatrick = Unique Civ, TC Sub 15Mins, First to Trigger a TM, Split KO'ing sandstorm, KO'ing IRP_M0f0, Eliminating AIGuys Explorer, Winning = 21 Points

    AIGuy = First to Industrial, 2X Teamed, Revolting, KO'ing Someone after Revolting, Most Treasures = 12 Poins

    AnthonytheGreat = Eliminating IRP_M0f0's Explorer, Third = 4 Points

    IRP_M0f0 (not playing for points) = Unique Civ,Split KO'ing sandstorm, KO'ing AIGuy, First to 1000, Second = 15gPoints

    sandstorm = 0 Points

    sgtkiller (subbing) = 0 Points

    Ok I gave the full KO of AIGuy to IRP cause all I did was hunt down his explorer and vills, while he did all the hard work. Me and IRP both destroyed different bases of sandstorms before he resigned, and so we split that one.

    Not a lot of rushing in this one but a fun game all the same.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008
    posted 08-12-07 09:05 AM EDT (US)     124 / 730  
    Oh crap totally forgot it was the first round last night, I'm sure others did as well :S
    I'll try to make sure I'm definitely here next week!

    "The better at AoE, the worse at RL" - Doppel
    After Smash suggests to make a meatshield to fight off petards..."Where can I find this meatshield? Is it in the TC?" - Sjalle

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    On realising I was on a 2nd account:"Quinarvy ehhh" - Solus

    Mine and Micky's OPness
    posted 08-12-07 09:06 AM EDT (US)     125 / 730  
    ell if some of you want I'll be on at 4pm GMT and 7:30pm GMT, so if there is enough of you there at the time you can play. But I won't be on for long at 4pm, while I can wait at 7:30pm.

    Oh and the exlorer theme will be a tad different I will explain at the time.

    Remember that for some of you your clocks have gone forward/back.

    Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008

    [This message has been edited by LordPatrick18 (edited 08-12-2007 @ 09:08 AM).]

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