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Dev Blog: Alliance Tournament XI... and a call for commentators!

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CCP Eterne
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-05-15 14:07:15 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Gargant
Oh, it's that time of the year again. A time for alliances to gather together, theory craft fittings, fit up billions of ISK worth of ships, and pit them against each other for great explosions! Yes, that's right, the Alliance Tournament is returning for the 11th time, and we're looking for commentators!

Think you have what it takes? Then check out this dev blog from CCP Gargant to find out how to apply!

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CCP Gargant
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2013-05-15 14:10:34 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Gargant
A lot of things are changing with this years' Alliance Tournament and we will try and solve all of the trouble that surfaces with those changes.

CCP Fozzie made an excellent post about players stuck outside their usual alliance here. Please check it out if you intended to fly with your home alliance, so to speak, but got caught on the wrong end of the cut-off time.

CCP Gargant | EVE Universe esports Coordinator

Edward Olmops
Gunboat Commando
#3 - 2013-05-15 14:17:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Edward Olmops
Oh noes! Any chance to get around the deadline?
This would mean simply that we are out, because our corp joined a Faction Warfare adventure before joining our new alliance. :-(

And we are preparing since months already...

(also first, but quite desparate)
Largueles Amarr
La Famille Amarr
#4 - 2013-05-15 14:19:26 UTC
Love that time of year, won't miss it.
David Magnus
#5 - 2013-05-15 14:21:07 UTC  |  Edited by: David Magnus
Why the ZERO notice?
"Lastly, to fly with an alliance in the Alliance Tournament XI you will need to have been a member of that alliance from downtime this morning, at 11:00 UTC May 15th."

I understand wanting to stop out of alliance B-teams but that's not really fair to a LOT of people.


Edit: This is exciting though, thanks for the update. I like the updated banning format, it worked well in the NEO!

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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#6 - 2013-05-15 14:26:54 UTC
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Joe D'Trader
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2013-05-15 14:28:02 UTC
Sounds fair, when does applications close? Also 64 teams? Or 32?
Roime
Yamagata Syndicate
Shadow Cartel
#8 - 2013-05-15 14:28:21 UTC
Cool,

what about the drone fixes?

.

Kesi Raae
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2013-05-15 14:29:34 UTC
"Lastly, to fly with an alliance in the Alliance Tournament XI you will need to have been a member of that alliance from downtime this morning, at 11:00 UTC May 15th."

Screwing over a lot of SCL pilots here, might as well save yourself the trouble of organizing a tournie and give the prize to PL.
Joe D'Trader
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2013-05-15 14:30:51 UTC
Kesi Raae wrote:
"Lastly, to fly with an alliance in the Alliance Tournament XI you will need to have been a member of that alliance from downtime this morning, at 11:00 UTC May 15th."

Screwing over a lot of SCL pilots here, might as well save yourself the trouble of organizing a tournie and give the prize to PL.



SCL is on Sisi, if you are silly enough to change your alliance on Tranq for SCL then perhaps you are in a B team?
Kesi Raae
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2013-05-15 14:34:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Kesi Raae
Just saying that giving some notice on when pilots have to be in an alliance by would allow pilots who have been flying together in the SCL the chance to join an alliance together.

I really can't see anyone outside the SCL regulars putting on a good show, by locking out a lot of the better SCL pilots, apart from PL, it's going to create a rather dull and one sided tournament.

I've never actually participated in the SCL, btw, I want an interesting tournament full of the best pilots.
Martin Ehrenthal
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2013-05-15 14:39:34 UTC
I hope Shadoo will be one of the commentators
Seldarine
Resolute Supremacy
#13 - 2013-05-15 14:43:52 UTC
This deadline is absolutely beyond un-cool.
CCP Bro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2013-05-15 14:45:07 UTC
Kesi Raae wrote:
Just saying that giving some notice on when pilots have to be in an alliance by would allow pilots who have been flying together in the SCL the chance to join an alliance together.

I really can't see anyone outside the SCL regulars putting on a good show, by locking out a lot of the better SCL pilots, apart from PL, it's going to create a rather dull and one sided tournament.

I've never actually participated in the SCL, btw, I want an interesting tournament full of the best pilots.


Keep in mind that we will hopefully do another New Eden Open which will be team based, there the SCL teams can fly together without any problems. The Alliance Tournament is meant to pit in game alliances against each other to see who emerges victorious, not to pit makeshift alliances formed just for the tournament together to see which team is the best.

With that being said, there is some merit to what you are saying and I expect fringe cases where players might have briefly left an alliance for some reason. The amount of these cases and the impact they have will of course be monitored.

eSports Coordinator for the EVE Universe & Community Specialist

Tahnil
Gunboat Commando
#15 - 2013-05-15 14:46:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Tahnil
Why this deadline? It doesn‘t make sense at all. Interested people should have a chance to join an alliance for this tournament. I would have liked to participate again (like last year), but now I‘m out Sad
Seldarine
Resolute Supremacy
#16 - 2013-05-15 14:53:07 UTC
CCP Bro wrote:
Kesi Raae wrote:
Just saying that giving some notice on when pilots have to be in an alliance by would allow pilots who have been flying together in the SCL the chance to join an alliance together.

I really can't see anyone outside the SCL regulars putting on a good show, by locking out a lot of the better SCL pilots, apart from PL, it's going to create a rather dull and one sided tournament.

I've never actually participated in the SCL, btw, I want an interesting tournament full of the best pilots.


Keep in mind that we will hopefully do another New Eden Open which will be team based, there the SCL teams can fly together without any problems. The Alliance Tournament is meant to pit in game alliances against each other to see who emerges victorious, not to pit makeshift alliances formed just for the tournament together to see which team is the best.

With that being said, there is some merit to what you are saying and I expect fringe cases where players might have briefly left an alliance for some reason. The amount of these cases and the impact they have will of course be monitored.


The problem is, I know of many older players who only still play eve because of the unique gaming experience that the Alliance Tournament provides.

This is just a terrible shame and 1 weeks notice would have been nice from a player perspective.
Callic Veratar
#17 - 2013-05-15 14:54:38 UTC
Tahnil wrote:
Why this deadline? It doesn‘t make sense at all. Interested people should have a chance to join an alliance for this tournament. I would have liked to participate again (like last year), but now I‘m out Sad


You did have a chance, TQ has been up and running for 10 years. You can join an alliance for ATXII right now if you like.
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#18 - 2013-05-15 14:57:28 UTC
Kesi Raae wrote:
"Lastly, to fly with an alliance in the Alliance Tournament XI you will need to have been a member of that alliance from downtime this morning, at 11:00 UTC May 15th."

Screwing over a lot of SCL pilots here, might as well save yourself the trouble of organizing a tournie and give the prize to PL.

PL... Why not HYDRA or VoC Twisted

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Citizen of Solitude

Dez Affinity
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2013-05-15 14:58:01 UTC
Haha -3 hours notice to change alliance. AKA 0 notice.

At least give them until downtime TOMORROW.
CCP Bro
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2013-05-15 14:58:27 UTC
Seldarine wrote:
CCP Bro wrote:
Kesi Raae wrote:
Just saying that giving some notice on when pilots have to be in an alliance by would allow pilots who have been flying together in the SCL the chance to join an alliance together.

I really can't see anyone outside the SCL regulars putting on a good show, by locking out a lot of the better SCL pilots, apart from PL, it's going to create a rather dull and one sided tournament.

I've never actually participated in the SCL, btw, I want an interesting tournament full of the best pilots.


Keep in mind that we will hopefully do another New Eden Open which will be team based, there the SCL teams can fly together without any problems. The Alliance Tournament is meant to pit in game alliances against each other to see who emerges victorious, not to pit makeshift alliances formed just for the tournament together to see which team is the best.

With that being said, there is some merit to what you are saying and I expect fringe cases where players might have briefly left an alliance for some reason. The amount of these cases and the impact they have will of course be monitored.


The problem is, I know of many older players who only still play eve because of the unique gaming experience that the Alliance Tournament provides.

This is just a terrible shame and 1 weeks notice would have been nice from a player perspective.

Duly noted, and as I said we will keep that in mind. As we have shown in the past we can be flexible depending on the situation when it comes to tournaments and we do listen to the feedback we receive. So, thanks for the feedback Blink

eSports Coordinator for the EVE Universe & Community Specialist

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