Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

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Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:24 am

The Vidz Freaks Virtual League is a great idea, and we had a great start last season - lots of friendly competition, funny memes, great participation, and general love of arcade games. I talked to Maxime, and he agreed that the second season deserves a second look, so here goes!

Summary

* Same rules as season 1
* Pick a pool to be part of -- unlimited plays or three plays per game (if you're pressed for time and want to compete with players who are also pressed for time! :D)
* First game up - Gyruss - starts Nov 19

If you wanna play, hit "post reply" to register!

If you want more details, keeping reading!

Resumé

* Même règles que la saison 1
* Choisissez une group pour jouer - jeux illimités ou trois parties par jeu (si vous êtes pressé pour le temps et voulez rivaliser avec les joueurs qui sont également pressés pour le temps ! :D)
* Premier jeu - Gyrus - commence le 19 novembre

Si vous voulez jouer, cliquez sur "post reply" pour s'inscrire!

Si vous voulez plus de détails, continuer à lire les informations ci-dessous!

Season 2 Players
Unlimited Glory Group

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Who Can Play
You can! All MAACA members are encouraged to exercise their video game skillz to complement their pinball reflexes.

In addition to MAACA members, the league may be expanded to include CGCC.CA gamers -- but don't worry, you can just post to MAACA, and any submissions from CGCC will be posted here so you can see who the competition is. :)

Season 2 Format - Scoring
The general format will follow the rules of season one -- play the game selected for the round, post messages often about your progress/strategy/comment/trash talk to promote friendly competition and when you're ready to register your high score submission, post a photo of your high score achievement. The deadline for submitting scores will be on the last day of the round by 11:59PM EST.

Like the first season, points will be awarded in the following manner:

5 best scores = (Great!) 3 points awarded
Scores 6-10 = (Good!) 2npoints awarded
Scores 11 and below = (Noob!) 1 point awarded

If 10 or fewer players indicate interest in the league, we may adjust the number of players that qualify for 3, 2, or 1 point(s).

And as Maxime said earlier, During the season, video can be requested at the best players, so be ready to prove that you really are a Champion Vidz Freak. Remember, this league is not a normal league, this is a FUN league! :)

Select Your Pool -- Unlimited or Three Credit
I noticed last year that there was some variation in how long individual players could devote to their high score attempts due to life, work, etc - some people could practice for several hours, while others could only squeeze in 30 minutes before submitting a score. It was kind of a bummer, though, since people who played 30 minutes were competing with those who could organize their schedules so they could ignore the kids or stay up late :)

As an experiment, we will have two "pools" -- an "unlimited" or regular pool where you can practice as many hours as you can before submitting a score, and a "three credit" pool, where you only play the game three times before taking a photo and submitting your high score. That way, if you're short on time but want to fire up a game to battle it out with people who are in the same boat as you are, you'll be competing on a more even playing field.

The Games and Season
Games for this season were focused on titles found with the 60-in-1 PCB. Since most people have a multi-game cabinet with either the 60-in-1 PCB or MAME, looking to the 60-in-1 game list would ensure that everyone would be guaranteed access to the same set of potential arcade titles.

These titles were chosen at random by an Internet random number generator that was associated with the games 1 through 60.

There are fourteen games proposed for the season at this point, with roughly two weeks to play each game (The one exception is December, where one game period will run for roughly three weeks given the holidays, travel, etc).

Final Game at PinCon
In celebration of the Canada PinCon, the VFVL season will wrap up for some live action competition at the PinCon on June 3 and 4. It will be a chance to meet fellow VFVL players in person, enjoy some friendly competition at a live venue. For those who can't make it out, you can still play from home and submit your scores as usual. For fun, the winner of the final game at the PinCon will be crowned VFVL PinCon champion. However, the VFVL Season Winner could very well be someone else!

The Schedule and Game Titles
Most virtual tournaments reveal the game with the start of each round, but I thought we could treat the abbreviated season as an extended tournament where you know the games at the outset like at a live venue. So (drum roll please), here are the randomly-selected titles paired with the week in the order they were drawn:

Nov 19 - Dec 3 -- Gyruss
Dec 3 - Dec 17 -- Donkey Kong
Dec 17 - Jan 7 -- Mr. Do!
Jan 7 - Jan 21 -- Super Pac Man
Jan 21 - Feb 4 -- 1943 Kai
Feb 4 - Feb 18 -- Pleiads
Feb 18 - Mar 4 -- The End
Mar 4 - March 18 -- Dig Dug
March 18 - April 1 -- Pooyan
April 1 - April 15 -- Jr Pac Man
April 15 - April 29 -- Galaxian
April 29 - May 13 -- Xevious
May 13 - May 27 -- Crush Roller
May 27 - Jun 3/4 - Canada PinCon -- [Game to be announced]

Join In!
Please indicate your interest by posting to this thread, and identifying whether you wish to register for the "unlimited" pool or the "three credit" pool.

Game on, Freaks!
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby Mrhide » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:37 am

well that was wayyy too much text and seems wayyy too complicated :FP:

looks like I'll pass
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:03 am

Sorry it was too much to read. Here's the Coles Notes version for your reconsideration:

Same rules as season 1
Pick a pool to be part of -- unlimited plays or three plays (if you're pressed for time)
First game up - Gyrus - starts Nov 19

Thanks!

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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby OTTOgd » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:23 pm

Awesome! Thanks for putting in the time and effort to continue the FUN, Jason!

The 3-play format sounded neat but too much emphasis on honesty. I'll cheat!

So, I want to have "unlimited" practice and submit my ONE ridiculously highscore pic. I WIN!

Outta my way, newbarions! I'm warping back to Earth in no time!


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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby redketchup » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:27 pm

interested if i have unlimited play and i can submit my highscore
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:50 pm

Absolutely - please chose unlimited (the "regular" stream) if that's best.

If not very many folks are interested in the "three credit" approach, it will be dropped. I wanted to include it initially given I recall there were a few gamers during VFVL Season 1 who just weren't able to devote much time to achieving high scores due to life, work, etc, and sometimes could only get a few games in just before the submission deadline, but then their scores were judged for points against the rest of us who practiced madly. :D

I got the idea from the MGLXXIX - Congo Arcade tournament (posted on Twin Galaxies, but I think it's an Aussie-led tourney) - for those gamers who couldn't devote lots of time to practicing during the event had the option of choosing a "one credit" stream so they still participate and be judged separately from those who could devote a lot of practice time.

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Postby Sunset Rider » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:59 pm

Im In

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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby YellowMustard » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:28 pm

i m in, unlimited credit for me...
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:09 pm

I'm a very strong Gyrus player :-) Nov 19- Dec 3 i'm pretty confident to win this first round ''unlimited''
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:07 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:I'm a very strong Gyrus player :-) Nov 19- Dec 3 i'm pretty confident to win this first round ''unlimited''


Sounds like we have our first challenger!! Game on! ;)

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Postby Azatotht » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:16 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:I'm a very strong Gyrus player :-)'


Give us a points range ?? :?: :o :roll:
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot!

Postby The Evener » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:05 pm

I think his strategy may be to wait until he posts his high score submission - to keep us guessing how much practice we'll need! 8-)

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Postby HPR Pinball » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:55 pm

Azatotht wrote:
HPR Pinball wrote:I'm a very strong Gyrus player :-)'


Give us a points range ?? :?: :o :roll:


If my memories are good, back in the arcade days, after a few quarters i marathonned this game pretty easily, unlimited play :)
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby Azatotht » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:51 am

I'm far from being that good with Gyruss !

Sign me up thou, unlimited play :mrgreen:
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Postby shovelhed » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:06 am

Sign me up! Unlimited play.

Is there a reference for jumper settings?

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Postby Delroy666 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:49 am

I'm in! Unlimited plays. My 48-in-1 doesn't have a few of these games, but I'm sure I can get them going on MAME.
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Postby Manu2 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:33 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:I'm a very strong Gyrus player :-) Nov 19- Dec 3 i'm pretty confident to win this first round ''unlimited''


You will not be alone ! :twisted:

I sign in for this next tournament, for unlimited credits. I think that Gyruss, and 1943 kai, will be my best games. There are a lot that I don't know (Mr Do, Super pac man, jr pac man, The end...), and some that are very hard for me (crush roller for example).

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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby The Evener » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:30 pm

Updated player list!

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Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:51 am

Mid-week bump! If you're a Pokémon fan, you can pick up Pokémon Sun and Moon on Saturday, AND start (officially) playing Gyruss for high score glory in the VFVL.

What more could a gamer ask for??? :o

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Postby shovelhed » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:00 pm

What's a good score in Gyruss? I managed an 85k this eve. Not my submission, but a start. Also, I HATE some of the games on the list :) haha.

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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby The Evener » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:19 pm

shovelhed wrote:What's a good score in Gyruss? I managed an 85k this eve. Not my submission, but a start. Also, I HATE some of the games on the list :) haha.


I posted a first attempt score of 71300 in the Gyruss thread, so you're off to a good start! I think Gyruss is a game that you can improve at fairly quickly once you remember the pattern of the ships, particularly during the challenge stages.

Yes, I know what you mean about the titles! But hopefully the battle for high score will make the less fun games, a little more fun! :D

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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:52 pm

My first attempt: 89900

8-)

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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby choubidou » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:25 pm

Hi

i would like to be in if its not to late.
this is my best score 174000
it gets to crazy for me on the way to earth.
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Re: Vidz Freaks Virtual League Season 2 Reboot! - Starts Nov 19

Postby The Evener » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:27 pm

Awesome - you're in!

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Nice score, too!

I think I made it as far as the 2 warps to Mars...not quite there yet myself! :o



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