Attention ladies and gentlemen, at the request of several players, I am proud to announce the Sleuthville AVH Tournament 2011! *trumpets blare and streamers fly*
The format will be 16 detectives, randomly paired off into teams of two by a third party, to face one other team. For this competition, players going through Cairo will have a day taken off their totals. The winning team will be the one with the lowest combined number of days for hunt completion. Failed hunts will not count against you. You will not be disqualified. If you fail your hunt and would like to start another, you may, but the day count will start from the official start date of the round. Irene will be tracking progress using her new program, so this can be considered as further testing.
-travel to Shangri La the night before, but NOT start the hunt
-use a travel kit
-use head of faction privileges
-use agencies and apartments to swap gear
You may not (enforced only by the honor code):
-use sidekick cases (for either clues or travel)
-enter second/third detectives, etc.
The winning team(s) from each round will go on to the next round until a winning team is determined. In the case of a tie, both teams will move on to compete in a triple threat pair matchup. The last team standing wins. Anyone who would like to join, please POST here. Participants will be gathered on a first-come, first-served basis. The first matches will start on Monday, April 25, 2011.
Each following round of the competition will start on the next Monday at 0:00 sleuth server time, unless one of the matches takes longer than expected. In that case things will be adjusted accordingly and you will be updated as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for all the greetings!
Never did I imagine that we would end up as the winners. I was surprised every round we went further on.
I am very thankful to all of you who cooperated and was willing to let this be a fun and interesting tournament all the time.
Also, I am very thankful that you were willing to test out the tracking system I made. I somehow got the feeling we figured out how to make it work during this tournament :-) You have all been very inspiring for me by actually using it. Therefore I hope to release during the next (couple of?) month(s) a way for you to start tournaments and tracking by yourself. In order to not exhaust you, I think I will limit tournaments that everyone can start to 4 participants.
AVAPT lauds Unsung Heroes
As the 2011 Archvillain Tourney drew to a close, Baroness Magda Malatesta spokesperson for AVAPT, earnestly praised the "heroic deeds" of her "unsung heroes" Emira Carmen Severn and Marshal Cleopatra Boucher. "Zese brave members of ours capitulated gracefully and without ze hesitation in order to save more of our members from ze cruel victimsation zat has been perpetrated upon zem recently." "But zis is not ze end", she promised vehemently. "AVAPT vill continue to fight for ze freedom of its members, and zere will come a time ven ve shall rise up like a phoenix from ze ashes and strike back at those who have treated us so mercilessly."