James May's Ye Semi-Olde Fashioned Stepmania Tournament

Hello people, Captain Slow here, the guy who stepped Pepper Steak, DANBO, Juicy and currently on track to release a fifth pack (totally not a self-promotion thing I swear oops), and also ran two previous tornaments known as the Wheel of Arrowsmashing Tournaments a year or two ago. Anyhow, time to get to the jist of the tournament. I'm planning on running a Stepmania tournament. One that doesn't involve mods or gimmicks, silly trivia stuff or even have to use math to get some sort of algorithm to achieve a perfect score. Just some good ol' fashioned Arrow smashing.

Now, here are some ground rules

  1. All files/songs/maps/charts/whateveryouidentifyyourselfas must be played on J4/J5, there will be no bonuses rewarded in using a higher judge count.
  2. All rates must be played on 1.0, of course you can try higher rates but there will be no bonuses awarded if you are playing a song on 1.5 compared to someone playingthe same song on 1.3 and so forth.
  3. I have a right to request anyone to present a video of any files that they have played if I, and/or the majority of the players, feel like you are bullshitting.
  4. Addendum to Rule 3, if I find that the proof isn't sufficient enough to see that your score is legit, I do have the right to deny your score and eliminate you from the tournament. (really terrible example: Getting a FC on OME at one point in the tournament and failing it misreably on the proof video)
  5. I will allow livestreaming if you wish to do so, just remember to post a screenshot of the score in the thread.
  6. You are -not- restricted to using the default theme/noteskin/speedmod, that you have full freedom on using whatever you want. Hell, you can even use Jousway's Minestorm noteskin or a Siezure noteskin for all I care :B
  7. Because most players that play Stepmania has gone on to Etterna, and the scoring system I am using is on WIFE, I do require players to be on the Etterna engine. This is to maintain consistency.*
  8. And because most players are using the latest Etterna version, with the lack of Chord Cohesion: Players are required to have at least Etterna v0.55 or later. To download the latest etterna version - https://etternaonline.com/downloads **
  9. No, you are not forced to log onto the SMO server to play the songs.
  10. Have fun, we're all here to have fun.

How do I screenshot?

For windows, you just press the [B]PrtSc[/B] button on your keyboard, which will promptly save in your screenshots folder (for those using Stepmania 5 on Vista [which why? lmao] to Windows 10, it will be in %appdata%>roaming>Stepmania 5>Screenshots; for those using Etterna: it'll be C://>Etterna>Screenshots) and upload it to either here in your FFR photo gallery or any image-sharing websites. For Mac users, press [B]command+shift+3[/B], that will save the picture, double-click on it, crop it, cut it ([B]command+x[/B]), and follow suit to the instructions for windows but instead use the command button instead of the control button.

Seeding breakdown

The seedings will be determined by the game client's Etterna rating that you currently have. The reason why I'm using the game client and not the online one is because there might be the case where not everyone is on the latest version of Etterna. Next tournament, I will require players to be in the latest Etterna version.

Credits breakdown (will update accordingly)

Grand winner: 50% of the credit pool (360,162 credits)

Runner-up: 30% of the credit pool  (216,097 credits)

3rd place: 15% of the credit pool (108,048 credits)

4th place: 5% of the credit pool (36,017 credits)

Credit pool total: 100% (720,324 credits)

Donation Pool

James May (Me~): 310,324 credits

PhantomPuppy: 100,000 credits

Spacegorilla: 100,000 credits

11Brendon: 60,000 credits

Xonica: 150,000 credits

Just remember people, have fun and if you need to ask any questions, ask me in the thread or PM me <3


James May

Sign-up End Date/Tournament Start date

I will aim to end signups on November 30th. Will give a 1-week leeway for people to practice before starting the tournament on December 10th (If things get in the way, December 13th is the latest that it'll start)

Sign-ups for the tournament will be hosted: http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/vbz/showthread.php?t=145905


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