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Topic Subject: FFA Fun Series Autumn/Winter 2007
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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 06-24-07 10:12 AM EDT (US)     26 / 730  
The chatroom will be made at 3.30pm, and closed at 4.30pm.
GMT = 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

I'm GMT+1 so for me it's 8.30 and 9.30.

Eicho is that GMT-3 for you? So 4.30pm and 5.30 pm then.

Hopefully it will be the same time each week so you just need to remember them.

Here's a link to show what you are for different countries.

EDIT: Pat my GMT is different to yours, isn't this site GMT-4?

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

"That last comment has earned you a ban Musk" - Solus
On realising I was on a 2nd account:"Quinarvy ehhh" - Solus

Mine and Micky's OPness

[This message has been edited by MusketKing (edited 06-24-2007 @ 10:13 AM).]

posted 06-24-07 10:14 AM EDT (US)     27 / 730  
Sorry, I thought DSt put us back an hour by accident.


EDIT: No Your right, I was wrong. We are both GMT+1. HG Time is GMT-4 Yes.

Congratulations Serge - Winner of the FFA Spring Series 2008

[This message has been edited by LordPatrick18 (edited 06-24-2007 @ 10:18 AM).]

posted 06-24-07 05:16 PM EDT (US)     28 / 730  
Sign me up, my ESO is Dux.

However, why no warships? How am I gonna get someone off whales if I cant build ships?
posted 06-24-07 05:25 PM EDT (US)     29 / 730  
Warships cuases lag.
i hope there is a no water map rule.
water alone cuases lag.
and if there si water, oyu can kill fishing boats with mortars, culvs or outposts.
thank for GMT time, and yes Musket im GMT-3
posted 06-25-07 06:52 AM EDT (US)     30 / 730  
Hey, LP - I already told you months ago that I want in!

Have been playing FFA lately just to get in shape for this event!
posted 06-25-07 07:06 AM EDT (US)     31 / 730  
AceOfKings <- Smurf account!! ;-)
posted 06-25-07 07:54 AM EDT (US)     32 / 730  
Sign me up and I'll try and make it to a few games this time lol...
posted 06-25-07 11:02 AM EDT (US)     33 / 730  
ESO: JarlNick

ESO: JarlNick

Want to talk OP? AOE3 Abus Guns at release were nightmares. But I knew how to take care of them! Beware my Culverins you artillery bastards! Oh wait...- MNBob

posted 06-26-07 01:06 AM EDT (US)     34 / 730  
hey btw will the hc thing come into play now?

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

Favorite Civs: China, Germans, Aztec

PR Rank: Master Sergeant.
posted 06-26-07 01:21 AM EDT (US)     35 / 730  
posted 06-26-07 01:50 AM EDT (US)     36 / 730  
Each Round, the chatroom will be set up on ESO at 7.30pm GMT, or 3.30pm EDT (HG Time).
I'm confused on times again, I subtract 1 from edt to get my time but 6 from gmt, and there's a 4 hour difference.

[] - Never gonna get updated in your life
posted 06-26-07 09:56 PM EDT (US)     37 / 730  
AIguy, then it will be a 1 hour difference.
posted 06-27-07 05:41 PM EDT (US)     38 / 730  
sign me up plz
ESO: the_emperor222

Favourite civ: British
or maybe not
posted 06-27-07 06:01 PM EDT (US)     39 / 730  
Ive signed up, but i wont be back from the USA untill the 22nd of August... So ill miss the first 2 games
posted 06-27-07 09:50 PM EDT (US)     40 / 730  
there will be a price?
if there is... bad..
cuase these are FUN series, and i think a price will remove some fun, and there will be some player playing really for the prices.. but well.. anyways, ill tr to have fun
posted 06-27-07 10:02 PM EDT (US)     41 / 730  
meh i'll give it a shot. add me to the list.

ESO: smashnbash

Lolocausts are fun.
posted 06-27-07 10:43 PM EDT (US)     42 / 730  
True Eicho, I asked Patrick but awaiting the e-mail to see if he wants it or not. Always easy to retract that statement I just wanted to get the word out of a FFA Series.

Edit- and true, no longer in the news about that part.

[][][][][][][][][][] Stonewall J [][][][][][][][][][][]

[This message has been edited by Stonewall J (edited 06-27-2007 @ 10:48 PM).]

posted 06-28-07 00:28 AM EDT (US)     43 / 730  
Sign me up. My ESO is OBESECOW

posted 06-28-07 01:44 AM EDT (US)     44 / 730  

quoted from jafit talking smack about ender in regards to the abus nerf: "He's probably in a fetal position on the floor holding an action figure abus gun."
posted 06-28-07 07:37 AM EDT (US)     45 / 730  
I wish i could come but that's 1 am where I live.
posted 06-28-07 08:02 AM EDT (US)     46 / 730  
I'll sign up, my ESO is Brian_NI.

I'm a little concerned about this rule,
Being 2X Teamed (I decide if enough damage was done) = 2 Points
Does this mean that if you are teamed and fight it off very well that you won't gain any points?

[This message has been edited by brian_37 (edited 06-28-2007 @ 09:51 AM).]

posted 06-28-07 08:07 AM EDT (US)     47 / 730  
Sign me up! My ESO name (if needed) is HazardousPickle.

I do regret that I missed out on the first one, hope this will be as good as it was (if it was good).

Agecomm quote of the week: "woooooh my thread got stickied thats a dream come true."

ESO: hazardousPickle
posted 06-28-07 09:42 AM EDT (US)     48 / 730  
I would love to sign up for this, my eso name is Iammeganoob, count me in! except what does wall spamming mean specifically, if you use walling as a technique (aka aztec wall dance) does that count?
posted 06-28-07 03:48 PM EDT (US)     49 / 730  
Although I've been dealing with a lot of crap lately and haven't played and won't get to play much during the summer, I'll definatly be there for the tournament.

Count the challenger in!

Proud Citizen of Sovietcanuckistan
posted 06-29-07 06:35 AM EDT (US)     50 / 730  
You have to be! - You are one of the reasons why I want to play ;-)
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