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March 13, 2012, 02:57:13 PM
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I've just completed the Tournament system in Dragon's Tale and wanted to discuss it here. It's probably the most significant addition to Dragon's Tale since the Mentorship system.

How a Tournament works is an Organizer (usually an eGenesis employee, but not always) puts up a prize pool of at least 1 BTC, and divides that into prize hoppers of at least 100 Bitmill each (a Bitmill is 1/1000 BTC.) Here are some examples of prize hoppers:

  * 500 Bitmill to the player with the highest winnings in Dynasty Fire
  * 2 BTC to be split evenly among the 5 players with the highest jackpots in any fishing game
  * 1 BTC by lottery to the player that finds the most Bitmill in plants. Each Bitmil that you find is one lottery ticket.

If a tournament consisted of these three prize hoppers, then the Organizer would need to put up 3.5 BTC to fund it and put it on the calendar. Tournaments are posted automatically to the Dragon's Tale website.

Organizers can set rules for the tournament, and this is where things get interesting. Organizers will usually set several of the following limits:

  * Number of spins (wagers) that each player can make during the Tournament
  * Total amount each player can wager during the tournament
  * Amount of time the Tournament lasts. This can be a range like "Random length of time, 10-20 minutes."
  * Must hold a ticket of type X to participate
  * Must be at least Level X
  * Must be a part of one of these Mentorship families: ..., ..., ...
  * Spin and Wager limits per game, or game set.

So with a complex prize structure and bet limits, tournaments essentially change luck games into skill games. To play smart, you need to monitor how others are doing, which prize hoppers have a high reward vs. the amount of competition, and balance long-shot vs. slow & steady play.

Often I'll set up tournaments with no entry fee and very low bet limits (1 Bitmill, 100 spins) but with larger prizes (1 BTC). So the expected cost is, say, 5 BTM to do 100 x 1 BTM spins, but if 10 players are participating, 100 BTM average prize per player. I call these Tournaments "freerolls" because it's easy to get enough free Bitmill from soldier statues to participate; having a large bankroll gives no advantage.

As always, Dragon's Tale has no "playthrough requirements" or other nonsense - any Bitcoins that you receive or win are real, and you can withdraw them immediately, gift them to friends, or continue to play.

Dragon's Tale is a free download, with native clients for Windows, Linux, and OSX: http://www.dragons.tl

I'll use this thread to announce freerolls and other tournaments.

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March 13, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
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The first two tournaments will be today, all times are EDT (GMT-0400):

All-Games Freeroll (1 BTC in prizes): 12:00 Noon
All-Games Freeroll (1 BTC in prizes): 4:00 PM

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March 13, 2012, 05:02:24 PM
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Today's first tournament:

Results for All-Games Freeroll - 1000 BTM in Prizes

For All non-PvP Games:
    For the BTM 500 full Proportional pool by Winnings:
        Emperatorzs won BTM 152
        Stripes won BTM 142
        Hypatia won BTM 137
        Caeruleus won BTM 67.31
    For the BTM 200 2-way Proportional pool by Winnings:
        Emperatorzs won BTM 103
        Stripes won BTM 96.52
    For the BTM 300 Top-3 pool by Highest Jackpot:
        Hypatia won BTM 100
        Emperatorzs won BTM 100
        Stripes won BTM 100

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March 13, 2012, 08:23:16 PM
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And today's second tournament:

Results for All-Games Freeroll - 1000 BTM in Prizes

For All non-PvP Games:
    For the BTM 500 full Proportional pool by Winnings:
        Mari won BTM 112
        Stripes won BTM 103
        ramona won BTM 79.01
        Caeruleus won BTM 66.58
        Emperatorzs won BTM 62.62
        Kayla won BTM 38.64
        razz won BTM 36.93
    For the BTM 200 2-way Proportional pool by Winnings:
        Mari won BTM 104
        Stripes won BTM 95.51
    For the BTM 300 Top-3 pool by Highest Jackpot:
        Emperatorzs won BTM 100
        Stripes won BTM 100
        Mari won BTM 100

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March 14, 2012, 02:00:32 AM
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Next three freeroll tournaments, all times are EDT (GMT-0400):

  Wednesday Mar 14, 10:00 AM, 1 BTC Total Prizes
  Wednesday Mar 14, 3:00 PM, 1 BTC Total Prizes
  Thursday, Mar 15, 12:00 Noon, 1 BTC Total Prizes

We had 5 players for today's first tournament, and 8 for the second one.

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March 14, 2012, 03:02:13 AM
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Interesting Game, love it.

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March 14, 2012, 04:29:12 PM
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This morning's tournament results, 9 players participating:

Results for Variable-time Freeroll - 1000 BTM in Prizes

For All non-PvP Games:
    For the BTM 500 full Proportional pool by Winnings:
        izme won BTM 133
        TinaCapra won BTM 112
        SupaDupaJenkins won BTM 58.52
        Lucky won BTM 44.71
        Bitdrago won BTM 35.83
        Stripes won BTM 34.52
        Caeruleus won BTM 32.60
        Kayla won BTM 25.48
        Doris won BTM 22.35
    For the BTM 200 2-way Proportional pool by Winnings:
        izme won BTM 108
        TinaCapra won BTM 91.44
    For the BTM 300 Top-3 pool by Highest Jackpot:
        izme won BTM 100
        TinaCapra won BTM 100
        Lucky won BTM 100

Next tournaments are (All times EDT):

  Wednesday Mar 14, 3:00 PM, 1 BTC Total Prizes
  Thursday, Mar 15, 12:00 Noon, 1 BTC Total Prizes

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March 15, 2012, 03:53:28 PM
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We'll have two tournaments tomorrow, one of the variable-length all-games freerolls like above, and a new format: a skill-based fishing tournament. 1000 BTM (1.0 BTC) of prizes for the all-games one, and 1250 BTM for fishing:

    1000 BTM proportional based on winnings
     250 BTM to the single highest jackpot

There's a tournament-wide spend limit of 500 BTM, so it's important to think about going for the highest jackpot prize by playing risky & big, vs. grabbing a share of the much larger proportional pot. Times are all EDT (GMT-0400):

    Thursday, March 15, 12:00 Noon: Variable-time Freeroll
    Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM: Skill-fishing Semi-Freeroll

I'm calling it a semi-freeroll because having the 25+ BTM bankroll needed can be gotten from soldier statues, though not as trivially as the 5-10 BTM bankroll needed for the first one. So a good strategy if you're not into making any deposits is to play the first freeroll with soldier gifts, and then use the almost-certain winnings to enter the second tournament. Make sense?

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