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Post by LvlSevenBoss » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:06 pm

Alright well, I've decided 25 will be the magic number. If I can get 25 names that will commit to joining and actively playing, I'll look into beginning development on this ladder. There are already some detractors out there saying it won't happen.

1. Spud
2. Behemoth
3. Deliverance
4. Zero
5. Koolbear
6. Flip
7. Foil
8. Ryujin
9. Wavetrades (d2)
10. Kolo
11. JazzyJet
12. IsAB

Got a long way to go.
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Post by Zero! » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:00 pm

your never gonna get 25, atleast put it to 20. btw the most i ever got for a tournament was 16 players so thats saying a lot towards your magic number :)
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Post by KoolBear » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:15 pm

add me and I will hit the Rangers up I and sure we can pull some of them we have about ~20 active d2 pilots
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Post by Foil » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:50 am

If you include D1 + D2 + D3 pilots, you can get 25.

I'm in.
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Post by Wavetrades » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 pm

I'll play some D2 matches!
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Post by SpudPuddle59 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:02 pm

Well, I have been trying to put the word out about this ladder deal. However, the usual response that i'm getting is this: "Why would I join a ladder that I have no chance of moving up on." or "I'd rather just have the elite pilots destroy me in anarchy..instead of killing us one by one on some ladder" And i have to say.. they have somewhat of a point. You have to admit that these days there is a large "skill gap" between the elite pilots of today.. and pilots like me, which are rather mediocre. I see very few names on the list above that I have any chance of beating. which begs the question: Why join a ladder that I will sit at the bottom of?? Thatgets old rather fast. Don't get me wrong I DO WANT a ladder. i have fond memories of ladder matches back in the day... but we would need more pilots that I stand a chance against. Deliverance, Bagheera, isAB, Leon, have all owned me and also vice versa. which makes me interested in matching them. Ryujin, Behe, Zero, and Darktalyn... makes for a rather boring ladder. No offense guys :) I'm still in...just wish I saw some names up there that would make it more interesting.
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Post by LvlSevenBoss » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:41 pm

Yeah, it is a good point. If it was meant to be, we'd have a good list of people of all skill levels by now. That's what makes a good ladder is good amount of people of all skill levels. To me 25 would at least generate a top 5 that might be somewhat meaningful but we're not even close to it after several days. It was a great nostalgic idea but I don't think it's quite ready for primetime at this point. As much as I'd love to have a custom ladder for the community, it'd be tragic to see all that work go unused. Tell you what though, if a new Descent comes out and I have free time and the skills to do it, I'll do it up.

KB, feel free to merge these back to multiplayer or archive at your convenience.
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Post by Ferno » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:04 pm

here's an idea: if an elite beats a relative newcomer, award the winner either one or no points. If a newcomer beats or even ties an elite, give them a lot of points.

that way, people will get points based on how well they do against the opponent.
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Post by Krom » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:08 pm

Too complicated, just make the ladder a straight up month long rolling total kills count. That way the #1 slot can be a person with horrible efficiency that just plays more matches than anyone else.
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Post by KoolBear » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:16 pm

I found a few ladder scripts that we could use so maybe noone has to spend any effort to create the ladder. We might want to use on of those Maybe the same ladder data could be displayed in a few different formats.

Didn't Case's Ladder do something like what Ferno mentions?
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Post by Doplgngr » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:52 pm

I'd love to get back into it. Don't know if I can put my hands on those old descent cd's but I'll dig around and see if I can find 'em.
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Post by Ferno » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 pm

KoolBear wrote:Didn't Case's Ladder do something like what Ferno mentions?


I don't recall, but the magic tourneys I play in do a similar setup.

Yes, i'm playing Magic the gathering. It's so much fun when you can either destroy someone with six thousand creatures you generate or drop a nuclear bomb in the form of 500 direct damage. :D
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Post by Avder » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:28 am

Why not find a formula for giving each player a skill rating and award win points based on that? Beat a higher skilled player, get more points.
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Post by kolo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:46 am

Hey i'd sign up for the ladder so count me in...

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Post by Ferno » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:11 pm

Avder wrote:Why not find a formula for giving each player a skill rating and award win points based on that? Beat a higher skilled player, get more points.


ummmmm, I just said that.
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Post by SpudPuddle59 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm

As I said earlier.. I DO want a ladder. Add Kolo to the list and i'll get on fiend to start posting as well and see if he's interested.. maybe we can get ten names up there and the rest will follow.
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Post by Behemoth » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:37 pm

umm, ryu you should be on that list too
and most of the players that pop in and out every now and then.. this is not a tourney, it's people who are interested in a competitive ladder of descent players, not just for d3 but 1 and 2 also.
i'll try to get some people to see this so they can post because i'm sure many more would be interested they just haven't seen it yet.
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Post by LvlSevenBoss » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:45 pm

KB might have a solution that requires little to no work so stay tuned!
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Post by Behemoth » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

hope you guys can keep up
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Post by KoolBear » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:56 pm

lol don;t tell anyone but I am too :P

Ryujin, might end up reinstalling this tonight. Can't seem to get the admin accounts back :) my player account is fine... lol
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Post by SpudPuddle59 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:11 pm

Please add JazzyJet and isAB to the list. :-)
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Post by Knopi » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Count me in, if I can figure out how to get a js to work.
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Post by KoolBear » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:31 am

The effort is still ongoing, for those that have already signed up on this site please test the features out! P We need feedback please!
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Post by Foil » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:31 am

I registered on the site, but never got my activation email. :?
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Post by KoolBear » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:31 pm

Foil, we had /have two sites.

The one that is working is lad.6dofbb.com the other has admin login issues that I haven't resolved yet and the guy I paid for it says he needs access to myphpadmin :P
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Post by Knopi » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:48 pm

KoolBear wrote:Foil, we had /have two sites.

The one that is working is lad.6dofbb.com the other has admin login issues that I haven't resolved yet and the guy I paid for it says he needs access to myphpadmin :P


Mike, that page isn't working at all. Goes to some placeholder.
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Post by KoolBear » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:06 pm

Knopi wrote:
KoolBear wrote:Foil, we had /have two sites.

The one that is working is lad.6dofbb.com the other has admin login issues that I haven't resolved yet and the guy I paid for it says he needs access to myphpadmin :P


Mike, that page isn't working at all. Goes to some placeholder.


DOH! http://lad.6dofbb.net guess I beeter register .com ;)
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Post by Buddha » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:08 am

IN!
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Post by Behemoth » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:38 am

BUDDHA! haven't seen you in an eternity
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Post by Foil » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:11 am

Buddha!! :D

Where've ya been?
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Post by snoopy » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:45 am

I'll sign up for the tourney, but I probably don't belong on the list. I doubt I'll end up being a "regular attender"
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Post by KoolBear » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:32 pm

Behemoth what else do you require to get this rolling? Ryujin where did you disappear too :)

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Post by Buddha » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:10 pm

I think once it's up and running and people see that games are being played, more will join in. I'm excited!
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Post by Buddha » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:13 pm

Behemoth wrote:BUDDHA! haven't seen you in an eternity


Foil wrote:Buddha!! :D

Where've ya been?


Hey guys! It's great seeing everyone again. I really appreciate the work that goes into keeping sites like this running, I hope it never dies =D
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Post by KoolBear » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:05 am

Hello Budda!

Great to see these old names rolling in.
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Post by Behemoth » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:01 am

Gollee guy's, so sorry i've been away for a few days
but i'm back, and KB i can't think of anything, as long as it works.
Perhaps we should have some people sign up and test it out?
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Post by LvlSevenBoss » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:02 am

I will have to respectfully to bow out of this project for several reasons. The biggest of which are other priorities that have cropped up. Also, unfortunately, I dont feel that there is quite enough interest. Good luck and if time frees up again, I'll be sure to get some games in.

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Post by IsAB » Thu May 05, 2011 5:32 am

If there's anyway i can help to get this thing rolling i'd be glad to do it, i have lots of time these days.
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Post by KoolBear » Thu May 05, 2011 7:18 pm

email me and Behemoth we'll see about it.I am strapped on time but the script should be working fine
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Post by DKH » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:13 am

Sir Yes Sir! D1 and D2 for me!
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