View Poll Results: How about a duel one on one?

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    While I like the idea overall, I think this would be a bit tough to pull off due to availability of time. It's pretty obvious some of us (me as an example) have much more free time then others.
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    I am for it but my biggest problem is that players paired up with professionals might just drop out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomadic View Post
    I am for it but my biggest problem is that players paired up with professionals might just drop out.
    I was thinking somewhat the same thing. What if we get the entrants who would like to participate and post a poll:

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    Mary
    Ted
    Bill
    Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomadic View Post
    I am for it but my biggest problem is that players paired up with professionals might just drop out.
    Yeah thats true, I dont want to be paired up with one of them... oh wait a minute...

    What about a handicap based on previous challenges won ?

    I think the choice has to be random or on a ladder type affair. I don't like the idea of a club picking who goes with who.

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    You know there's a photomanipulation contest site called worth1000 that does this sort of thing really well. They have two areas. The first one is a beginner area that offers easy contests. If you have won at least 3 contests you are banned from participating in that one. The other area is the standard area where anyone can participate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Equally it could be like a squash ladder - you can challenge anyone above you to a match, and if you win you swap places. Challenge laid down by the challenger, winner decided by popular vote. You can decline a challenge, but you move down one place.
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    I'd prefer an Elo-ladder to a squash ladder.
    :eek: I prefer the squash ladder idea. I understand how that one works and don't have to resort to seven-dimensional mathematics to work out where I'd go.

    I don't think it'd work as a monthly challenge, but as an ongoing thing it'd be interesting. A Cartographer's Guild league.
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    About Elo ladder:
    There's some nice programs to calculate it for you, you just put in the winner and looser and let the program generate the rankings.
    And then you'd be able to do as many or as few duels as you please and you won't loose you're ranking if you're gone a while.

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    After all of this discussion/debate I must say that I probably would not be taking part anyhow...I'm not that interested in kills or defeating opponents just to up my guild ranking like in MMO guilds. It has potential to be fun but it also has potential to get out of hand with people rubbing in the face of others to increase their own self-esteem. Ok, that's my psychologist side talking...my pessimist side says that I'd be crushed in the first round anyway

    My paladin side would say to combine this with the idea of a tutorial challenge--best tut wins and everyone gains some knowledge...sort of like dueling tuts for something like making forests.

    My gladiator side says "one map to rule them all"...everyone makes one map, map vs map to determine the winner, and then that map goes on to the next round to take on another opponent's map, and so forth until we have one map to rule them all. This way we don't have to make multiple maps.

    If I had a chaotic-evil side it would probably say something like..."monkey butts, red, willow death"...which sounds like a really cool idea for map.......
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    This is becoming a joke guys.
    It was not my intention to make a ring of battle here just a different way to compete.

    But if you prefer ...

    ...just let the carnage begin
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    wow lol 9 yes 9 no, that makes a net vote (thats what its called right?) of 0.. wow lol I find that funny

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    I love the idea of doing duels. How about Gimpers against Gimpers and photoshopers against photoshopers, with the final 2 being a gimper against a photoshoper?
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