Battledome Ladder/Tournament |

The ladder has not started yet. If you want to be on the ladder, then neomail videogameaholic.

When we get 16 people who want to be on the ladder, we will start giving away prizes. Here is how the ladder works. At first, assume the ladder looks like this.

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. E

6. F

7. G

...and so on...

I like ladders because they put more emphasis on 'upsets'. What that means is if the person higher on the ladder wins (which is to be expected since they are "better"), then the ladder stays the same. However, if the person lower wins then it is considered an 'upset' and the winner climbs up half the spots between the two players. For instance, if 'A' beat 'G' nothing would happen, but if 'G' beat 'A' then 'G' would claim the no. 4 spot and the ladder would look like this:

1. A

2. B

3. C

4. G

5. D

6. E

7. F

Here the complicated math behind it: (winners rank-losers rank)/2 then subtract that number from the winners rank and you get 7-1=6 6/2=3 7-3=4 If you get a decimal then you round up: 4-1=3 3/2=1.5 4-1.5=2.5 which puts you in third.

If the winner is within three spots of the loser, then the winner takes the spot of the loser and the loser is bumped down one. For instance, if 'C' beats 'A' then 'C' would become first and 'A' would be bumped down to second. That would make it look like this:

1. C

2. A

3. B

4. G

5. D

6. E

7. F

Therefore, the only way the person in first can lose his/her position is to lose to someone in second or third. Prizes will be given to the person at the top periodically (weekly, monthly, etc.) and their name will be posted on the front guild page for everyone to admire!

The first tournament will start when we have 16 people on the ladder. The tournament will follow the ladder postions at the time the tournament is started (i.e. the person ranked first on the ladder will battle the second ranked, and the winner of that match will battle the winner of the match between third and fourth). It will be a single elimination tournament, but if you lose a tournament match you can still play ladder matches. Whoever is running the ladder/tournament will post who is to battle whom. If I were to run it, then they would only be updated weekly. If you are on neopets daily, have a website, and want to run the ladder/tournament you should neomail videogameaholic.

The rules of the ladder/tournament include, but are not limited to the following:

I know this might be a little confusing at first, but hopefully you will understand once it has begun. If you have any further questions about anything concerning the ladder/tournament or the guild itself neomail videogameaholic.