Ok, open discussion, nothing definitive yet:
I've been sitting on the Idea about an Audiosurf Tournament for quite some time now. I've still got some Issues, but here's what I thought of so far and I'd like to know what you're thinking, what you would change and If you'd participate.
-First off, I would do the organisation. Even though I would also like to participate, I'm not so sure about it being a good Idea if the organisator is also playing.
-There will be no prices as far as I'm concerned except for the eternal glory and the Title "Audiosurf World Champion" at the individual character ^^
-The first Tournament would clearly be for Mono Characters. The other characters need to be looked at more specifically (ex: Pointman and Pusher combined? After all Pusher has more potential. And the random power ups and white blocks…). Maybe we could do this later if the Idea gets a good reception.
Here's what I thought of: If we get many participants, we'll do a qualifying round on ttfaf, as it's probably the most played song and creates many different scores depending on your performance. The best 8 players will move to the finals.
These will be played 1v1, always with 3 songs.
>One song will be fixed for everyone. It should be at moderate speed (yellow-orange) and moderate traffic (250-300). The Numbers can be discussed here, because I don't know yet what challenge you'd prefer. This song will not decide the duel but might be the little extra you’d need to win.
>One song will be picked by you, you’ll always play this song during the finals. The song should be within a certain duration (4:30-5:00) and traffic (250-350). Longer songs with higher traffic of course tend to give you more points, but of course the risk of screwing up, while easier songs should be a certain stealth but at less scoring potential.
>The third song will be decided by throwing the dice. There will be 6 songs hidden behind the numbers (which number will change every round so you can’t pick
). These range from an easy, just barely above 200 traffic song which however has a certain length to a near impossible to stealth 480 Traffic Song (I thought of “The State – Claustrophobia”). The hardest songs in this case will probably not be stealthed in one try, yet a good non stealth run will still give you more points than a mediocre stealth at the lower traffic songs. This is supposed to combine luck and skills. I think most duels will be decided here.
>In the finale, I also though we could add another song, Silent Death. As it’s the highest traffic song, it would be a good Finale to determine the best Audiosurfer.
-To create a fair playing field, every player would need the same files and .ash. At TTFAF, this would not yet pose a problem, as most players use the same files anyway, but at the finals this could become a problem, however, I’d of course share my files with the finalists.
-Cheating could be a major problem here. The whole point behind such a tournament is to do a perfect run at first try. I know many here say they do a stealth in every <300 song at once, but I also know many actually aren’t. There are Videos showing hints of a “Restart” and there are also stats that don’t fit what was said. I am unable to control you, so what would be needed is absolute honesty. If you don’t stealth a song, you would need to face this fact and not retry until you got the good run. I’m not sure how this is going to work out, even though I’m sure most participants will in fact play a fair game. But we can’t rule cheating out. My Idea would be to fix a certain time for each final and give the players half an hour from that moment on. Within this time, they would need to post a screenshot of their final score on the board. Cheating would also not be ruled out, but it would be far harder. But it creates another problem:
-Time. Audiosurf players are located all around the world. Setting a match at 6 p.m. here (MET) would mean 10-12 a.m. in America and around midnight in Asia. During workdays this would mean that perhaps not everyone has time to play at this hour.
I’d like to know what you think about it and what you’d change on this plan. Also I would like to see how many are actually willing to participate. As I said, this is only the Idea with mono, I would like to do a Puzzler Championship too, but it’s even harder to create a fair playing field there.
If noone is interested in this, then there’s no reason to put in more thought, but I believe it would be a nice thing to determine the best amongst the Audiosurfers.
Or what do you think?