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avatarRegeneration Manifesto: Pt 3, 14.9.2011 © Welkin

The 2011 Regeneration Manifesto: Part 3, Structure the Season
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The 2011 Regeneration Manifesto: Part 2, The Situation
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Gibblordag revival2011-07-24 16:36 | SEBbull
With the recent start of the fairly successful (more players are welcome to join!) TESLA ladder, the duel lovers, have a platform to play on, even during a slow summer season. But what about the players who despise duelling, who are more fond of TDM? The EUROQ2L season is (nearly) finished, there's no regular league on the horizon till the next season in autumn, there's no TDM ladder of any sorts... You could always connect to a somewhat full server hoping for a pick-up game. Yet, how many times have you been left off as the unfortunate 9th player on the server, huh? What are the TDM players to do, then?

Fear no more. Welkin and sofiene come to the rescue, with the idea of reviving an old Scandinavian project, the gibblördag!

The gibblördag was a series of events designed for players who had nothing to do on lazy saturdays (hence the name), yet were up for some TDM action. They used to gather on irc channel, appoint team captains among themselves and begin picking players, in a manner familiar to that of a football playground. Then, they would compete in the temporary created teams for the gibblördag champion title. Simple idea, what's not to like about it?

It doesn't go unnoticed that there is huge potential in this kind of event to put some life into the game. In fact, the project was actually revived this year, in January. It was, however, only a one-off thing. Welkin and sofiene are looking to revive the project with little to no changes to the formula for good. They want it to become a routine - every week, same night, same time. But whether they do revive the thing, or not, all depends on the response of the community.

Are you up for some 4v4 fun, got any ideas on how to improve the formula? Or maybe you think it's a bad idea to revive the gibblördag? Be sure to go to the comment section below and express your opinion, as the admins want to hear the voice of the scene! If you're for fun TDM events, go check out the new poll on the right-hand side and cast your vote on when the hopefully revived gibblördag should take place. Saturday, as it used to be? Or maybe a weekday?

Gibblördag revival / Gibb
:: Admins: Welkin, sofiene
:: Website: q2scene.net/gib
:: IRC: #gibblördag (at qnet)
Comments

Welkin
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2011-08-27 05:40 
There's been some confusion regarding how I came to my conclusions. If you find yourself confused, read the news post on the Gibblördag page (q2scene.net/gib)... And if you're still confused, seek medical attention (and/or comment on that post).
Welkin
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2011-08-21 06:16 
Big news update on q2scene.net/gib! Read it ALL, and participate in the poll!
Welkin
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2011-08-21 04:21 
Considering the poll result, Saturday seems to be the most popular day to run this thing. But it doesn't seem like this event will be the kind of thing that runs full every Saturday night anyway - probably to none's surprise.

In spite of that, let's see what we can make out of it.

I will continue updates on the Gibblördag page -> q2scene.net/gib
kots
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2011-08-16 07:48 
I think 2v2's are better then 4v4's
Just preference tough emo
Is it swede only or are norweges allowed in? emo
sofiene
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2011-08-10 11:57 
cboy,i run it for like 2 times,we had some 3vs and 2vs but we never had enough players for 4vs,its just that ppl dont want to play or smth,maybe we should change the day like Revo said,from sunday or saturday,to like friday,so ppl get interresed and play some,also,i think we should start posting screens of the matches in the site emo
cowb0y
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2011-08-09 17:24 
I feel that gibblördag is something that has died just like any other mod around the scene has. for example we used to have the tdm-pickup channel on irc where people sign and play. it's basicly the same thing in gibblördag. what people used to do in the end was to pick the top players instantly. resulting in easy wins and tough losses. fun for some but not fun for the whole scene i imagine. that's just my thought. it used to be fun while it did last.

and besides... it's been almost three weeks since the post was published. had it been interesting it would've been established by it self, by now =))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) just give us some ra2-public-servers with map vote options and other stuff back!

Edited: 2011-08-09 17:28
Delita
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2011-08-01 07:52 
I think Fridays are the best beer days. A can imagine a lot of people prefare to go out on a Friday and be socialable than sit at home and listen to egoistic players call people noobs and whine because they can't play on a one sided team and spawn rape people.

Majority of the scene has really bad attitudes these days.

Edited: 2011-08-01 12:14
sofiene
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2011-07-26 12:14 
for me,saturday is the best day to do it,in summer it doenst matter,but after,there is school and saturday is the best day to play at nights....well thats just my opinion
Welkin
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2011-07-26 11:02 
Newash: Agreed! We should definitely convince Darus to join forces with us.

Revo: Do you think the weekend even during season is a bad time for running this - regardless of whether it's on Saturdays or Sundays? I'm sure summertime might be a bad time for this event, but we're only a month and a half away from the start of the season, and it would be a good thing to introduce the concept during that time... Well, at least it won't hurt. emo

Purri: Good point! Me being away for such a long time has me not realizing things like that. Sunday might not be the day of the week for gibbs, if clans tend to use that day for cw's.

Looking forward to seeing what the outcome of the poll will be!
slippi
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2011-07-26 06:52 
Cool...
Except that any other day of the week would be better than saturday emo
PURRI
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2011-07-26 06:35 
Nice!

The original idea for this (1999/2001?) was to have #gibblördag as a social event where you join ventrilo/teamspeak etc and also consume alcohol, yes this was the actual idea, and that is why it was on Saturday emo. This is what it was for in the beginning. But due to the change of the scene and what has been mentioned already, it might be a better day to do a #gibb-other-day-of-week since the original idea of this has changed, to get more people interested.

I would not go for Sunday since that is the most popular PCW/CW day last years. Just my input, nice idea ofc!
Revo_
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2011-07-26 04:04 
The idea is nice but some other day than lördag (saturday) would be better imo. What about Gibbsöndag (sunday) or Gibbonsdag (wednesday) instead? The scene is too small to run such cup during the weekend and its even harder to run it during the summer.
*TeiOch*
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2011-07-25 19:31 
Gibblördag emo hehe, such a nice name!

I voted for Gibsaturday. emo

This would be quite close to euroq2l games, so I might be interested for a few games since I made a break from "for fun" tdm games.
newash
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2011-07-25 06:41 
I think there is no problem to play some 2/3/4 vs TDM games on polish servers on weekends.

Thats why i vote for weekday.

D4Rus are up to make a 'Sunday Plays' with similar outcome > lets omit doubling.
sofiene
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2011-07-24 20:13 
Cool stuff emo
Welkin
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2011-07-24 16:40 
Awesome! Thanks!

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