12hr 1v1 battles!
BotB Academy Bulletins
Anyone else think this would be really fun? two noobs throw down some boons and battle to the death!, then all teh other noobs vote on who's bestest! Winrar takes ALL! We could even do collabs to make it more interdasting!
Level 28 Chipist
post #88755 :: 2017.08.03 8:03pm
  WhiteCrow, Lukas Eriksson, raphaelgoulart, Xemogasa, gotoandplay and Cessor Safari liēkd this
sample wars..........comes back in spirit
Level 9 Chipist
post #88757 :: 2017.08.03 8:14pm
  WhiteCrow and Cessor Safari liēkd this
Level 22 Mixist
post #88762 :: 2017.08.03 8:47pm
  WhiteCrow liēkd this
I like this idea
Level 25 Mixist
post #88763 :: 2017.08.03 9:01pm
  anewuser, WhiteCrow, Quirby64, pedipanol, Jangler, chinanewyr and Zillah liēkd this
did people forget that pit battles were supposed to be a ting
Level 22 Mixist
post #88766 :: 2017.08.03 9:10pm
  rainwarrior, Xaser, WhiteCrow, VinCMG, raphaelgoulart, DevEd and Ktcmoop liēkd this
Level 17 Mixist
post #88785 :: 2017.08.04 12:35am
Hey, I second this. This sounds awesome!
Level 26 Chipist
post #88800 :: 2017.08.04 4:58am
  WhiteCrow and Jangler liēkd this
of course!!
Level 16 Chipist
post #88801 :: 2017.08.04 6:02am
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Yes, I want this concept back! Please do this!!
Level 25 Chipist
post #88802 :: 2017.08.04 6:12am
  Apsarah, andres, areckx, TMM12, pedipanol, Xemogasa and Blaze Weednix liēkd this
1v1 me on dust2
(i fully support this idea)
Level 18 Criticist
post #88831 :: 2017.08.04 5:37pm
I would like to know what was the original intention of Pit Fights and if any had been done before.
Level 25 Mixist
post #88832 :: 2017.08.04 6:14pm
TIL an icon exists for pit fights

and Detroit
(and yet we used major audio instead)
and Winter Chip
Level 0 n00b
post #88841 :: 2017.08.05 12:21am
Sample Wars? Refresh me. This sounds FUN.
Level 23 Mixist
post #88855 :: 2017.08.05 11:47am
Sample Wars was a separate site that was very short lived. Members would upload samples and two peeps would have a day to make a song using a random selection of samples. Others would then vote. The cool thing about botb is we have so many other formats and we could really take it to another level!
Level 27 Hostist
post #88868 :: 2017.08.05 7:31pm
  anewuser, charlotte and mootbooxle liēkd this
Pit Fights are a theoretical concept almost as old as the site itself. There have been many conversations in the past about this. How long should they be? Do BotBrs have to make their entries at the same time? Can it be incorporated into a giant bracketed tournament?
Level 14 Pixelist
post #88869 :: 2017.08.05 7:53pm
  MiDoRi, Melon and Quirby64 liēkd this
Here's my ideas for this:

Every time a major battle ends, arrange a pit fight between first and second place of any given format (example: first and second place of wildchip). It could be random, or it could be organized by either the users or the site itself. Make sure both users confirm their participation so no undesired battles will happen.

Example scenario:

Random NPC: User A gets 1st place on the wildchip category with User B coming a close second place. Let's pit these two stars against each other and see what awesome things come out of it!
User B: Dammit >:C
Random NPC: Okay that didn't work out let's do something else okay

In the spirit of the site they should make their stuff at the same time. One day is good, but maybe one hour pit fights could work too? Feels like implementing this feature would be a tough challenge with interesting results.

Use this feature to solve any disputes that might or might not happen between any two given users :^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^)

Example scenario:


Alternatively, just make sporadic pit fights in the same way OHBs are arranged.
Level 22 Chipist
post #88870 :: 2017.08.05 8:41pm :: edit 2017.08.05 8:42pm
  Melon and Blaze Weednix liēkd this
I'd like some kind of thing where everyone interested in participating in an upcoming brawl is assigned a random adversary from the pool of names who submitted themselves after a registration period, and then moving up a bracket.
I feel like each individual battle should get a different theme, OHB style. The themes could come from any botbr, and all participants would be required to submit their own alongside their entry fee. The themes would then be picked at random for each battle.

I also like the idea of people declaring 1v1 on each other, but am generally more partial to the aforementioned style.
(More inclusive)

Not that we can't have both
Level 18 Criticist
post #88872 :: 2017.08.06 12:14am :: edit 2017.08.06 12:16am
  raphaelgoulart, Apsarah, Quirby64, Zillah, BubblegumOctopus, Jangler and Blaze Weednix liēkd this
I feel like using the site as a means to exercise your beef is a very very bad idea.

"War does not determine who is right — only who is left"
Level 20 Chipist
post #88896 :: 2017.08.06 12:57pm
  sleeparrow, Quirby64, Melon, Zillah and Sinc-X liēkd this
Since when do people around here actually have serious beef, though?
Level 10 Chipist
post #88898 :: 2017.08.06 1:19pm
  raphaelgoulart, areckx, Jimmyoshi, charlotte and Xyz liēkd this

Creation of an ELO ranking system based on percentage of golds, silvers, bronzes, and tins compared to total amount of entries and multiplied by average score or something

This way, if people get randomly assigned adversaries, it's less likely that some ascended botbr gets placed against someone who just started using openmpt a couple months ago or something. No one likes an unfair match.
Level 14 Pixelist
post #88899 :: 2017.08.06 2:02pm
  Quirby64, Xaser, areckx, Jimmyoshi and A-zu-ra liēkd this
btw if there's 1v1 pit fights eventually, I think awarding gold and silver medals wouldn't be too cool because it would interfere with real medals you get from ohbs. Use a separate "pit fights won/lost" stat.
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #88900 :: 2017.08.06 2:19pm
fit thigh
Level 26 Chipist
post #88901 :: 2017.08.06 5:20pm
  raphaelgoulart and WhiteCrow liēkd this
whitecrow: make the ELO per-format too!! that might be especially fun for ppl with inconsistent showings in various formats (im good at nsf, decent at sexmodit, bad at adlib)
Level 26 Chipist
post #88902 :: 2017.08.06 5:21pm
  areckx and WhiteCrow liēkd this
i'd actually generated a pretty decent ELO-type thing from jangler's botb.json (rip) data, mb i can show that as an example
Level 27 Chipist
post #88905 :: 2017.08.06 6:15pm
  raphaelgoulart, areckx, WhiteCrow and Xyz liēkd this
hold on folks

elo is a very specific mathematical rating algorithm based on ternary (win/lose/draw) outcomes in two-player (or two-team) games. this algorithm would be completely applicable to pit fight results but completely inapplicable to the existing corpus of data on botb. so you could certainly calibrate a rating system based on a user's botb placement history but please call it something else haha

and it's not an acronym and doesn't need to be capitalized; it is just a dude's name
Level 27 Chipist
post #88906 :: 2017.08.06 6:20pm
  anewuser liēkd this
i guess you could add some edge case logic and treat every battle and/or category as a set of games between each participant and every other participant but at that point you're hitting a nail with a screwdriver
Level 9 Chipist
post #88942 :: 2017.08.07 6:30pm
In general I think there should be longer battles, not just one hour. Maybe 2hour, 3hour, 4 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour, 48 hour, etc.

I mean, at least allow battle creators to select from a dropdown menu.
Level 27 Hostist
post #88943 :: 2017.08.07 7:56pm
  sleeparrow, m9m, Quirby64, A-zu-ra, Jangler, Sinc-X and Xyz liēkd this
Decadent Decade was a whole year long, areckx!
Level 26 Renderist
post #88944 :: 2017.08.07 8:52pm :: edit 2017.08.07 8:53pm
  puke7 liēkd this
my flatulence is now pertinent opinion regarding all matters of concurrent discussion; heed verily.
Level 24 Mixist
post #88949 :: 2017.08.08 10:16am
  Apsarah, Xyz, Cessor Safari, Quirby64, Melon, puke7, Sinc-X and Jangler liēkd this
I feel like the basic "A challenges B; B accepts; Pit Fight starts" model makes the most sense to begin with, then maybe figure out all the fancy tourney stuff on top of it later.

A question I don't think has been asked yet is how the system should handle forfeits and no-shows. Also, admin folk are gonna need to keep an eye on things to make sure people aren't cheating the system by battling their own alts.
Level 27 Hostist
post #88953 :: 2017.08.08 11:41am
  Sinc-X and m9m liēkd this
Negative Forfeitist points? There's also the issue of whether BotBrs must make their entries simultaneously or not. If they do it would cut down on alt bullshit, but really I'm feeling neutral on that issue -- if BotBrs want to spend their time doing 2 entries they must still succumb to the voters. I could totally wrong with this opinion though.
Level 23 Mixist
post #88960 :: 2017.08.08 3:34pm
My idea was that the person who forfeits simply loses the boons that they threw in and loses. But if you want to make Forfeitist points a thing on top of that then sure!

And about the whole simultaneous thing, if a noob wants to make a song in an hour when they have 12 then that is their decision. As long as it's within that 12hr period then I certainly have no porblem with that.

Also, let's say we use the collab feature for the pitfights (2v2, or XvX) and one fighter decides to use their alt as their collab partner then i think that is okay as well. Regardless of how many are fighting this should be 1 song vs 1 song! And boons need to be divvied up in such a way that you can't game teh system and make an unfair profit.

Puke seems to have some totally different idea that I personally am not down with (2 songs VS 1 song?).... Not sure how that would work fairly.
Level 18 Criticist
post #88965 :: 2017.08.08 4:54pm
  WhiteCrow liēkd this
Pussy points
Level 17 Chipist
post #88978 :: 2017.08.08 9:11pm
  Cessor Safari and puke7 liēkd this
Cessor, he referred to someone battling against their alt, i'd assume ;)

Also, for the record, i'm down for this but keep it simple. I didn't haeit any posts in here but some are a bit over the top imo.. I second the opinion to start small and then maybe make it more complex later.
Level 11 Chipist
post #88982 :: 2017.08.08 11:48pm
  WhiteCrow liēkd this
maybe there can be a casual approach to this. users can create "pit" battles that are on a first come, first fight basis. ofc the OP would have to accept the challenge after an opponent has requested to accept the challenge. even better, maybe there can be a sign up list and users will be paired with other botbrs at random, ala mass 1v1. all of these are really cool ideas though. would be down for 1v1 in any shape or form.

also forfeiting/forfeit points? screw that buzz, if you're in for a 1v1 you win or you lose. it's a death battle. if you don't come with your blade sharpened, prepared to have an orifice blown apart.
Level 27 Hostist
post #88990 :: 2017.08.09 10:02am
  Quirby64, WhiteCrow, anewuser, Cessor Safari, Apsarah and Jangler liēkd this
There are countless threads like this where the community collaborates on a feature concept. Sometimes these threads can go 50+ posts deep w/o me saying anything one way or the other (usually in that case I have no interest in implementing it). I'm not married to this 12 hour window either. Always lots of good and bad ideas. The Pit Fights are a very old concept and requires me refactoring/rebuilding the entire battle engine like I wanted to do for the Kickstarter. It's not an insane amount of work, but I wonder if I could even get it all updated and working within a weekend...
Level 21 Chipist
post #89130 :: 2017.08.13 3:41pm :: edit 2017.08.13 3:42pm
  TMM12, DBOYD, Quirby64, Zillah, Ktcmoop and Sinc-X liēkd this
I just wanna see kfaraday vs Charlotte
Level 22 Mixist
post #89133 :: 2017.08.13 5:03pm
  TMM12, Quirby64 and Doxic liēkd this
Or how about puke7 vs Baron Knoxburry? That would be legendary.
Level 23 Chipist
post #89140 :: 2017.08.13 9:13pm
  Minerscale, TMM12, Doxic and Quirby64 liēkd this
Tobikomi vs. Tobikomi...

I'm lonely.
Level 25 Mixist
post #89145 :: 2017.08.13 9:33pm :: edit 2017.08.13 9:33pm
  johnfn liēkd this
A-zu-ra vs. JohtoKen

one actually makes music
the other just fucks around on twitter and the lyceum
Level 24 Mixist
post #89344 :: 2017.08.18 12:18pm
  Jangler and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
lyceumexploiter vs signup2dl--jerks
Level 22 Mixist
post #89345 :: 2017.08.18 12:28pm
Starfish vs General Blobular!
Level 21 Chipist
post #89391 :: 2017.08.19 6:18pm
DBOYD+Kommisar |VS| Rock Candy

Level 15 Chipist
post #89392 :: 2017.08.19 7:13pm
how about puke7 vs. BotB
Level 17 Mixist
post #89400 :: 2017.08.20 3:08am
Woah, legendary
Level 23 Mixist
post #89654 :: 2017.08.24 2:10pm
"<Cessor> I'm thinking about making a subreddit for 12hr battles until puke can implement it into botb. Would anyone here take part in something like that?"
Level 22 Mixist
post #89667 :: 2017.08.24 6:18pm
  m9m hæitd this
Level 18 Chipist
post #89911 :: 2017.08.30 12:18pm
piastol vs. limkin

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