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    Default Large Scale Community Tournament

    As the post implies, we need one. I tried posting some ideas in the arena, but I got no interest or replies. Can we pleeeeeeeeeease, work on an official event that isn't just limited to EU?

    Hopefully there is some interest. If there isn't we should stop taking about a new wipeout game because it won't happen without community events.

    Is there really no interest in doing a huge community-based event or is it just that posting in the arena gets overlooked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannjon View Post
    we should stop taking about a new wipeout game because it won't happen without community events.
    wat

    no.

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    I'd be interested in a tourney or something along those lines

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    Some nice quickly arranged events would be cool. Hate the Bling Brigade trophy on the PS3 if you like, but it actually helped organizing some events and getting to know some of you more "personal" back then.

    Hell, I even created a YouTube channel with Cipher back then where we posted our recordings Great times!

    So yeah, I'd be up for some online events although I am still a bit out of shape^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdHoc View Post
    wat

    no.
    Hoping that was sarcastic... but if not, since WO has become such a niche title, we need that type of community event. To not only raise awareness, but take up as much bandwidth on the servers that the participation rate can't be ignored. We can talk about what we'd like and speculate about the future of WO all we want, but at some point we need to start taking action.

    In the past, tournaments have not only sparked interest, but they have lead to ongoing events. Take Avalon for example. Based on your join date, I'm sure you know what that was. There is still an ongoing thread for that tournament, and that was ages ago. While Avalon is not a specific event anymore, it has lead to constant online participation of regular players, and has led to things like the friday night flyabouts. We need this to show the IP keyholders that there is not only interest, but that it is a stable and constant interest.

    Since this is not an official thing yet, I'm curious to what people would like to see for a well organized large community event. GMT times can be problematic, but I personally don't mind staying up late or getting up early.

    I have a couple of ideas:

    1. Start a league. Kind of like bowling. This would start out as an ongoing set of match ups against teams of 4 (so you can have 2 teams face off). Once the official event is over, it would be cool to have a casual league type of play where you get together periodically and have team match ups. This could either be a huge event, or a smaller ongoing event based on participation.

    2. "Wipeout Generations" The idea here is to pair up new pilots with HD/Fury and 2048 veterans. Choose you own team, but each team would consist of newer pilots and those pilots that got a Transcendance medal for the older games. To keep things competitive for the new pilots, I suggest doubling their score. So a 4th place finish would be worth 8 points, and so on. Example: two teams face off. Each team has two veterans, and each team also has two newer pilots. First, let's assume the veteran pilots finish 1-4.

    1. 8 points (veteran)
    2. 6 points (veteran)
    3. 5 points (veteran)
    4. 4 points (veteran)
    5. 3*2 = 6 points (new pilot)
    6. 2*2 = 4 points (new pilot)
    7. 1*2 = 2 points (new pilot)
    8. 1 point for trying (new pilot)

    Now, let's assume that the two vets place 3rd and 4th, but the two newer pilots on the same team place 5th and 6th. This is where it gets interesting, because 5+4+6+4 = 19 total points. 8+6+2+1 = 17. So in a matchup result like that, the new pilots on your team just won you the match. I think this keeps things balanced where everyone can have a good time.

    I believe this system would make the newer pilots feel more connected and that they made a difference. Also, if a new pilot were to place above a veteran, they REALLY start to make an impact, because just placing 4th would give them as many points as the winner. If a new pilot made a miraculous 1st place finish, they would get the point equivalent of winning 2 races. This would be enough to keep me on my toes for sure, and winning a match would be based heavily on coaching your teammates. This is kind of like telling all the elite pilots to put their money where their mouth is.
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    Great ideas. It's just that believing a new title rests solely on what would ultimately be a couple extra lobbies when sometimes there's exactly 0 online lobby in Europe midweek during the day and no more than 5-6 during the weekend is a bit naive. I can guarantee that Sony won't be looking at that at all. I command you for the motivation though!
    Last edited by AdHoc; 23rd June 2017 at 01:56 AM.

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    I mean we gotta do something, and regular events wouldn't hurt. It isn't the answer; I realize that.

    But this is really more of just scratching an itch. I mean we finally get a PS4 release. Many of us figured we would never even get that too. I remember all the excitement when those "Wipeout Deception" mockups emerged. And now that we have it, where are all the epic tournaments? Just feels like that aspect is missing, no?

    Has anything been planned at all on a grander scale?

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    Suggestion:
    Seeing as this topic is currently debating a way to increase online activity for certain reasons, how about this.
    Aside from any tournaments;

    Create a psn party chat (the type you stay in, even when you go offline).
    Invite all active members from to forums, and maybe even all active players online that you come across who dont know about this community, but who seem to be serious about wipeout.

    An example: for those who played wo2048 on vita and have the trophies, there was a trophy to complete 210 challenges online. Some requiring you to win. However the game was deserted online and you needed 4 in a lobby to start the game.

    I created a group chat and invited players based on trophy stats and recent trophy activity. At one point we had 20-25 people in the chat. Some installed the chat on their phones and tablets, i did this as well. If there was anyone available to play, they would post in the chat and sometimes 10 minutes later we would be playing online.

    I think we could easily get 50-100 people in a chat for WOOC.
    Might help setting up a tournament in the future too.

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    I will be trying to put together something over the next month just to test the waters. XDEV have already told me they will help publicise any large scale community events that will be running so exposure won't be an issue Any and all ideas for a format are welcome!

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    Small ones that don't require a lot of time worked very well previously. It would be a good way to get people into the swing of things?

    The SL / TT challenges where you had to use certain ships was hugely popular.

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