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Dominion => 2016 DominionStrategy Championships => Tournaments and Events => 2015 => Topic started by: -Stef- on April 15, 2015, 06:19:00 pm

Title: voting: timing
Post by: -Stef- on April 15, 2015, 06:19:00 pm
When should we actually start the tournament?
Suitable start dates appear to be the end of league season 8, 9 or 10.
22nd of June, 10th of August, 28th of September.

If you have a good argument why some are better then others please post it here. I will probably refer to them / copy them when the actual voting starts.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: liopoil on April 15, 2015, 06:24:19 pm
My vote is for 10th of August, simply because it's most convenient for me. Apart from that, people are often not available during the summer, and August is at the end. Also maybe we will be able to play adventures by then? Maybe? Presumably the end of league seasons aren't set in stone, and it doesn't need to start exactly when a league season ends, so really these dates a just rough estimates, right?
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: -Stef- on April 15, 2015, 06:38:07 pm
My vote is for 10th of August, simply because it's most convenient for me. Apart from that, people are often not available during the summer, and August is at the end. Also maybe we will be able to play adventures by then? Maybe? Presumably the end of league seasons aren't set in stone, and it doesn't need to start exactly when a league season ends, so really these dates a just rough estimates, right?

yes rough estimates indeed. If some of the league seasons are turned into 6-week seasons rather then 5 we'll add some weeks here and there.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: jsh357 on April 15, 2015, 07:08:14 pm
My vote is 28th of September to give MF as much time as possible to implement Adventures.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: Kirian on April 15, 2015, 07:55:54 pm
My vote is 28th of September to give MF as much time as possible to implement Adventures.

I don't intend to speak up much in these discussions, but I think you are being incredibly optimistic to think that MF will have Adventures up in September.  I'd put even money that they won't have it until 2016.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: Joseph2302 on April 15, 2015, 08:14:51 pm
My vote is 28th of September to give MF as much time as possible to implement Adventures.

I don't intend to speak up much in these discussions, but I think you are being incredibly optimistic to think that MF will have Adventures up in September.  I'd put even money that they won't have it until 2016.
I agree, also playing with new cards seems like it would increase the luck factor (or help those who've already used them), so I'd prefer not Adventures.
Timewise I have no strong preference, but aren't lots of people usually away in August? If so, maybe not starting then.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: Hugovj on April 15, 2015, 08:15:07 pm
I'm going to say september because of the summer vacation-thing that's about to happen. I think I could make August, but I definitely can't in June .
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: drsteelhammer on April 16, 2015, 12:35:40 pm
I assume you'd get the most participants when having the Championship in September rather than in Summer
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: GeoLib on April 16, 2015, 05:01:29 pm
In contrast to what a few people have said, many people (including me) are only free during the summer because of school.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: sudgy on April 16, 2015, 05:30:26 pm
The beginning of summer wouldn't work well for me, but later would work better (not necessarily fall, but you know, July or August).
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: enfynet on April 16, 2015, 06:11:28 pm
I can only say for certain that I am busiest when everyone else is not.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: Beyond Awesome on April 16, 2015, 11:23:08 pm
Whenever is fine, but i think Adventures should not be allowed in any tournaments for at least 3 months until MF has implemented it. Although, I'm with Kirian. I doubt MF gets Adventures out this year. They are working at a snail pace just getting the new 2.0 version out.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: michaeljb on April 21, 2015, 03:30:48 pm
I vote for June. August might work. My wife and I will be taking a two week vacation in the beginning of October, won't have much time for Dominion.
Title: Re: discussion: timing
Post by: Lekkit on April 22, 2015, 02:14:27 am
I'm always busy. I will most likely try to make time for this, though. Regardless of when it happens.
Title: Re: voting: timing
Post by: -Stef- on April 26, 2015, 11:11:01 am
I added a poll to this thread. You can vote for one or two of the starting dates.
Title: Re: voting: timing
Post by: assemble_me on April 28, 2015, 07:08:50 am
I've been wondering which time would be best for me, and in fact one would be as good as the other, as it's mostly dependent on my mood.

Then I thought about Goko. JSH said he would want to start as late as possible, so maybe MF could finish Adventures. So I'm in with those saying that it's very very likely that Adventures won't be finished until September. (I'd guess it might be playable somewhere between Nov 15 - Feb 16).

Thinking further though, in September we might be in that transition phase between the current implementation by Goko and the new implementation by MF. That said, despite the fact that this MF guys posting in the forums made a pretty good impression, things may still go very wrong and I think there's a chance we have a Dominion client which isn't very well playable during September.

Therefore, to prevent this from starting even later, I think it's better to start off earlier, and so I voted for the two earlier dates.
Title: Re: voting: timing
Post by: Hugovj on May 09, 2015, 08:20:59 am
If we're thinking about Goko/MF/DO, then as late as possible sounds better, as beta just opened, and the planning was, I believe, to enter the wide world in June. So, in that case, September sounds best.