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Title: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on March 27, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
It's time, folks!

Register by PMing me (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?action=pm;sa=send) your teams (one team per player), following the same rules and format we all know and love:

If you would like to revise your team, please re-submit your whole team. Do not just list changes.

-Any Zodiac, including Serpentarius, is legal
-State which palettes you want your team in
#0 Black
#1 Blue
#2 Red
#3 Green
#4 White
#5 Purple
#6 Yellow
#7 Brown

RULES:


REGISTRATION FORMAT:
Name
Gender
Zodiac
Fury
Faith
Primary Class
Secondary
Reaction
Support
Movement
Right Hand
Left Hand
Head
Body
Accessory

Primary abilities known
Second abilities known

For example



VERY IMPORTANT: Based on map placement:
• Unit #1 will be on highest panel and Unit #4 will stand on lowest panel
IF the panels heights are about the same:
• Unit #1 will be the nearest unit to access a high leveled area.
IF there is no high leveled area:
• Unit #1 will be in front of the others.
Note that I used constantly "Unit #1". But in fact if we'd have 4 units on different heights, for example #1 would be placed on height 7, #2 on height 5, #3 on height 4, and #4 on height 2.

Check the Master Guide (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=6483.0) for all the information you'll need to build your teams!
Also take a look at the very handy Team Design Helper (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=8202.0) by Gaignun
And the Arena patch itself (http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=5625.0) so you can actually test!

Registration deadline: April 28th, 23:59 PST

Registered competitors:
AeroGP
Angelus
Avalanche
Barren
Celdia
CT5Holy
dacheat
Dol
DomieV
Dynablade
Eternal248
Fanatic
Fantactic1316
iamBQB
jansported
Kagebunji
Leif1991
LordBobBree
Otabo
Reks
Ryason55
Shade
Shadowstrike
skiploom188
Squidgy
Taichii
the frisky dingo
TrueLight
Vigilanti
Wiz
Xeno
mucus
Pierce
Kihaku_FTW
Dome
FFMaster
fattyzila
Havermayer
LightningHax

Reserved slots:
The Damned
FDC
secondadvent
Pride
Odal
Star
Alaris
dinosaur
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Barren on March 29, 2012, 11:24:32 PM
Also note to everyone that the Finals of this tournament as a result of our poll will be fought in best 3 out of 5

The map order for that final are small map, large map, medium map three times (if necessary)

Good luck to everyone entering this tournament!
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: jansported on March 31, 2012, 08:11:32 AM
Back just in time I see.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Soleil on April 01, 2012, 12:17:37 AM
Sorry guys! Hate to flake, but something's come up and I won't be participating. Maybe next time, sorry!
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Dome on April 03, 2012, 10:00:25 AM
Can you generate a RNG-generated team?
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 03, 2012, 08:13:49 PM
I have no objections to it.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Eternal on April 03, 2012, 08:27:26 PM
I still say we should set the deadline for mid-May.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 04, 2012, 03:36:46 AM
I have to disagree Eternal, three weeks worth of time to register is more than enough. 4/17 (Mid-April) was what I had in mind seeing as that's how long people were given to register for S5. I'm curious to see how far Gaignun's come along generating the maps for each match, since that's a variable which should be accounted when making an official deadline.

As of now, I can easily c/p the Season 1 FFT Arena Tournament Video Page (A rough draft of course) and prep up ahead of time. Actually, I nearly forgot about making an intro clip, which I think I'll get to now considering I'm off work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: formerdeathcorps on April 04, 2012, 04:33:24 AM
To be honest, Wiz, three weeks were enough last year for S5 because it was in the summer, so I had three full weeks to test daily changes to my team.  For S6, I don't have that time right now and likely won't until early May.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Gaignun on April 04, 2012, 04:50:18 AM
I'm curious to see how far Gaignun's come along generating the maps for each match, since that's a variable which should be accounted when making an official deadline.

I can have the maps generated with the press of a button.  All that's needed is the number of players.  I was thinking of generating the maps once registration closes for this reason.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 04, 2012, 07:45:34 PM
@ fdc - Three weeks isn't enough!? I made and finalized my team within a few days (6 hours throughout that time period) at most while dealing with a 40 hour a week job. You may be in school, but that's not a good reason to not be able to create a team within that allotted time. Besides, dragging on a tourney's not a good idea by prolonging as to when it actually starts. I'd rather get this and everything else out of the way well in advance that way people aren't asking questions later.

@ Gaignun - Sweet! You wouldn't mind generating a bracket as well and assigning the commentators their sections to record too would you (Given the fact that you'll have the maps generated for each match)?

Just a note, due to the results from the "bo3 or bo5 for the finals?" poll, I'm not going to record the championship match due to it being completely unfair to the loser's bracket champ.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Gaignun on April 04, 2012, 08:54:11 PM
@ Gaignun - Sweet! You wouldn't mind generating a bracket as well and assigning the commentators their sections to record too would you (Given the fact that you'll have the maps generated for each match)?

Sure.  Who's hosting?  I've got you, Barren, Fanatic, and Avalanche.  Is there anybody else?
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 04, 2012, 09:03:53 PM
No. Soleil said he would, but due to his last comment (here in this thread), I think he changed his mind.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Barren on April 05, 2012, 03:26:00 AM
Dol also volunteered as well
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Squidgy on April 07, 2012, 02:25:42 AM
Go ahead and sign me up with My First Mime, even though they're rather rusty, and sometimes incredibly boring with all the defense... looks 3 short of a nice, pretty power-of-2 right now.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: dacheat on April 08, 2012, 07:31:49 AM
Is experience necessary? This looks like fun, but I'll probably get wrecked haha.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 08, 2012, 07:47:34 AM
Is experience necessary? This looks like fun, but I'll probably get wrecked haha.

Not at all. It's more of trial and error in understanding the AI on how they function. Make a team, test it against a few other ones, and keep doing so until you're satisfied with your refined product. That's all there's to it.

And yes, it's very fun to watch the AI slaughter each other into trillions of pieces :D
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: dacheat on April 08, 2012, 07:55:48 AM
Not at all. It's more of trial and error in understanding the AI on how they function. Make a team, test it against a few other ones, and keep doing so until you're satisfied with your refined product. That's all there's to it.

And yes, it's very fun to watch the AI slaughter each other into trillions of pieces :D

Yeah I've been watching some matches on youtube, and they're much more entertaining than I thought they would be.

I don't know if they'll be as interesting to watch if it's my team getting torn to shreds though haha.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 08, 2012, 10:02:57 AM
FFT Arena AI Tournament Season One Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJAA4naIYjQ&fmt=18)

^, don't want to make a loser's intro, accidentally erased the files off of my Laptop + it's in an MP4 Format, which Camtasia doesn't recognize unfortunately.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Barren on April 08, 2012, 11:09:24 AM
Looks good to me Wiz. Good to have you on board.

And to dacheat: I'm glad you're interested in trying out FFT Arena. Hopefully you'll do well in the tournament
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Shintroy on April 08, 2012, 12:01:36 PM
I'm entering again, which version of FFT is this?
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Barren on April 08, 2012, 12:30:27 PM
I'm entering again, which version of FFT is this?

This is FFT Arena. Check out some of the matches as well as the Master's/Beginners Guide if you're interested in making a team
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 08, 2012, 05:48:01 PM
Everyone, there is now a deadline for team submissions: April 28, 23:59 PST
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Shintroy on April 08, 2012, 08:53:32 PM
This is FFT Arena. Check out some of the matches as well as the Master's/Beginners Guide if you're interested in making a team
Using my team from 1.3 Season 2 except not fire themed lmao.
Nobody would remember my S2 team :\
That guy above me is cheap
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 08, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
Season 2? Did you have a different account then because I don't see your name in there?

Unless you mean S4 because I didn't see your name in S3 neither :o
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Havermayer on April 16, 2012, 12:12:12 AM
Quick question: Do you have to spend 250 jp to unlock any classes for your abilities? Eg. A Squire with abilities taken from 3 other classes would have to spend 4x250.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 16, 2012, 04:34:39 AM
Quick question: Do you have to spend 250 jp to unlock any classes for your abilities? Eg. A Squire with abilities taken from 3 other classes would have to spend 4x250.

Quick Answer: Yep.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 19, 2012, 12:58:20 AM
Made some necessary updates to the patch and I'll list them below along with the .ppf of course...

- Lost Sacred Precincts (Map #54), Murond Death City (Map #69), Grog Hill (Map #81), and Church (Map #95) coordinates are changed to what they were in Season 5. And as a result of this, it's fair to say that Grog Hill's now a small map since the teams are so close to one another.

- Weather Effects are disabled meaning no more rain in fucking caves (More importantly no bonus to lightning/ice nor penalties to fire elemental attacks)! This also means that it should be daytime in all maps (No accuracy penalty to archers at night is what this does)

- Globe from Besrodio's house has been removed meaning there's more space to move around (Like S5).

If anyone has objections to these changes, please let me know and I'll make a poll to vote as to whether these changes will be implemented into the tournament or not.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: dacheat on April 22, 2012, 08:53:21 AM
Hey, my name's listed in the other sign up thread, but not here. Is that an oversight, or did I forget to do something that I should have done? I haven't officially submitted my team yet because I'm still tweaking it, but I definitely plan to submit it before the deadline.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: TrueLight on April 22, 2012, 02:02:21 PM
Hey, my name's listed in the other sign up thread, but not here. Is that an oversight, or did I forget to do something that I should have done? I haven't officially submitted my team yet because I'm still tweaking it, but I definitely plan to submit it before the deadline.

Don't worry about your name not showing up, just submit your team by April 28th and you're in good shape for the tournament! :D
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 22, 2012, 05:23:43 PM
Oversight, but even if you reserve a spot, if you don't submit your team by the deadline, you will not be in the tournament. So submit those teams. Less than a week remaining!
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Taichii on April 22, 2012, 06:04:55 PM
XD
im submiting my team "Taichii's Generals" (also known as angels of taichii)
but with name changes please :3
katsura -> Leny
lenny -> Rai

the name matters XD
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 22, 2012, 07:45:18 PM
Taichii, dacheat: next time use PM please

And yes, you can revise your teams.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: dacheat on April 22, 2012, 07:47:23 PM
Oh, sorry. I didn't realize that that was the preferred method of registering teams (though it does make sense now that I think about it). I'll delete my post and PM you my team.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 26, 2012, 07:50:18 PM
Here (http://www.mediafire.com/?esvbq948afjk777) is the url which leads to the S1 Intro I made. Mostly posted it for the hosts so they can use it in their vids.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: UniqueTownPortal on April 27, 2012, 01:36:30 PM
I don't know Arena mechanics at all sadly, but still I will watch it with pleasure. Thanks and good luck to everyone:)
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Wiz on April 27, 2012, 03:56:28 PM
Because it happened last time, I'll post the deadline again...

Quote from: CT5Holy
April 28th, 23:59 PST

In case people can't read, that means @ 11:59:00 PM PST / 12:59:00 AM MST / 1:59:00 AM CST / 2:59:00 AM EST, the deadline closes, not the moment it hits 4/28 @ 12:00 AM EST like last tourney where people bitched at me for their clumsiness and lack of comprehensive skills.

So yeah, for those of you who are making your teams last minute, don't say I didn't warn you.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Fantactic1316 on April 27, 2012, 05:31:02 PM
So is that 11:59 PST tonight? Or tomorrow tonight?
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 27, 2012, 06:21:40 PM
Once it hits the 29th (for me), I will no longer accept new teams/revisions/etc.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 27, 2012, 09:14:06 PM
That being said, can anyone get in contact with LordBobBree? I just caught a mistake in his team. I sent him a PM, but if anyone could let him know, just in case he doesn't get it in time.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: The Damned on April 28, 2012, 05:18:28 AM
(Oh, right. I'm technically signed up for this....)

Without revealing too much on your end, what timezone are you in, CT5Holy?

I need to know so that I can procrastinate about this as long as possible...even if I'll probably have a team to you within the next hour or two. Maybe.

OF COURSE! EDIT: That didn't end up happening, but I probably won't procrastinate until the last minute. Probably.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Dome on April 28, 2012, 09:59:48 AM
PM Sent
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: FFMaster on April 28, 2012, 11:21:07 AM
Submitted a team. Probably will get knocked out first round considering I only tested it against 1 team.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 28, 2012, 05:36:04 PM
I'm in PST.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: CT5Holy on April 28, 2012, 09:56:06 PM
Going out on a limb here, but:

For everyone submitting teams today (that are not revisions/updates), if there are mistakes, I will give you an extra day to fix your teams, as I will not be able to check teams until Sunday in 3 hours.

Deadline for submitting teams still holds. This is just in case there are mistakes for all you late-comers.

I figure it's only fair - I want as many people to participate as possible. I hope the hosts are ok with this?
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Dol on April 28, 2012, 10:58:01 PM
Sounds more than fair.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Otabo on April 29, 2012, 01:43:09 AM
Submitted a team. Probably will get knocked out first round considering I only tested it against 1 team.

I haven't tested mine at all. XD
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Fanatic on April 29, 2012, 01:54:49 AM
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Submitted a team. Probably will get knocked out first round considering I only tested it against 1 team.

Unlike what I normally do, I tested my team and spent a great deal of thought on it, even down to the ideal speed for my #4 unit given his move set....

...

...So of course I will lose twice immediately and be eliminated from the tournament. I know how things go with me. The day I go straight up RNG will be the day I bring home the gold.

I seem to recall getting walloped by you, FFMaster, in the last tournament I entered (though it may have been the one with my Cheesey Monk team instead). I would love a rematch, even if the outcome does not change :)
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Gaignun on April 29, 2012, 02:16:13 AM
39 teams displayed as registered, and at least 4 more to come.  This tournament is going to have a lot of seeds by the current look of things.  I'll sort seeds by the results of last tournament.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: dacheat on April 29, 2012, 02:44:07 AM
I'm guessing that it's too much work to do pools to determine seeding correct? That would be the best way, but that would be a lot more work, and I definitely understand why y'all wouldn't want to do that.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: The Damned on April 29, 2012, 07:09:41 AM
(At the buzzer....)

Ha, I was totally being sarcastic about the last-minute thing, but between wasting my Saturdays like always, having to actually put things down in type to make sure I wasn't going over the JP cap (since I still use Excel 2003) and the forum being slow for me all of a sudden, that was almost a "thing". Sorry, CT5Holy.

Heh. That makes me sounded more invested than I actually am, but my crappy team is finally in, so that's one less thing to worry about. Still, I can't help but feel like I should have went with one of the (far) more damaging teams I had in mind, instead of going with Doku No Kyoukai just because formerdeathcorps' made mention of being unable to think of a way to redeem it.

Perhaps I should have left said redemption to someone who can actually make competent teams. Oh well. I'll probably lose Round 1 like FFMaster, so it shouldn't be around to bore anyone too terribly long.... [/rambling]
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: formerdeathcorps on April 29, 2012, 07:44:54 AM
You can redeem Doku no Kyoukai but you'll need to make your units really tanky.  Same with nameless song, I think.  If anything, Doku no Kyoukai is more usable than nameless.
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: The Damned on April 29, 2012, 07:54:45 AM
(Yeah, the AI is probably smarter about Doku No Kyoukai than Nameless. Probably.)

Oh, they're "really" tanky (theoretically, since I can't test on this crappy computer). It's more a matter of the fact that I ended up with little in the way of (active) healing, especially since I pretty much always used Arrow Guard even before Guns went apeshit over everyone. Probably should have given one of the girls HP Restore, but I have crap luck as it is, even before trying to rely on Critical-only triggers.

We'll see how much I fucked up soon enough, if only because my match will probably end up being 20~ minutes even if I "win".
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Dome on April 29, 2012, 08:26:45 AM
I haven't tested mine at all. XD
Et said me "You should submit a team, Dome"
I had some spare time, and so I did
I hope my team will at least put up a decent fight >_>
Title: Re: Season One Arena AI Tournament Registration
Post by: Eternal on April 29, 2012, 08:28:09 AM
Registration is closed now. If you want to discuss the tournament, please go here: http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=8766.0

You can post about the tourney there even though the matches haven't started yet and please use spoiler tags were appropriate! This topic's going to be locked now.

Good luck to everyone who has entered!