2022.01.17 22:31 IAmSixSyllables Dueling Doubles: How everything else went wrong (Part 2)
Last time on Dragon Ball Z:
-I joined an “interesting” 2v2 mge tournament -over half of the weapons were banned and many classes made unusable -the fundamental concept was pretty flawed
In this episode: How the staff and moderation did not help
Much of the discussion was taken in the Fortress Faceoffs discord. Their replies to complaints and remarks would be haphazard, and would brush off many ongoing problems. In fact, they would often try to deflect or refute those arguments, saying that this whole thing is “not serious” and that “it’s only subclasses”. This did not help.
Tangent. I initially was very confused when the Cleaver was unbanned, yet wrap assassin was. The justification I get was, “We should unban the wrap assassin since we recently unbanned the Boston Basher.” ??? What does the basher have to do with this, and why was it banned in the first place? This was foreshadowing for more problems.
As more people joined the server, more complaints were brought, and debates on the questionable whitelist too, especially when people with actual experience in comp join. This would incite a perpetual loop of people arguing valid points, complaining about the bs, getting brushed off, getting toxic, then finally getting banned. It took 3 days to clear up a hackusation, and they made sudden changes to the whitelist; shotgun was banned at one point, they switch shortstop for FaN, and more. Half of the discussion was on pyro bans, pyro seemed to have disproportionate amount of good weapons compared to others (subjectively).
Then came scheduling issues. It was planned to be that people would play at the times they signed up for. So, people available at 6 would play with staff present, until they realized that it was stupid, and took far too much manpower to constantly have 1 staff watching and reporting scores. Our first game was scrapped after they decided to change to a Swiss bracket, which they should’ve done in the first place. Not only that, many of the duos didn’t play a single game. My partner messaged all of the other duos in our group with (if I remember) 8 duos. We only played 2. We had to initiate the dms, or none of the games would've happened. 2 of the brackets had not a single game played, and none of them had a group where all the contestants played at least 1. To this day, I’m not sure what those teams did. The staff even extended the duo limit to 128, yet only a quarter actually played.
In fact, in our second match, we went against two pyros. We told them that 2 of the same classes werent allowed, but they insisted that the staff approved them despite stating in the form that they were both pyros.
Now, I’m going to draw parallels with a different competition called TFArena. This was similar in a sense that it was a locally run small gimmick-type competition. This time, though, it was 6v6 in the Arena game mode. There were just as many people in this competition as this one. Yet, it was run mainly by a single person, and was only the second season. Of course, they weren't perfect either. The leader fucked up EU's playoffs bracket, and had to be rearranged to be played a week later.
Despite this, I felt that things were much more transparent and responsive, and listened to criticisms a lot better. We actually PLAYED our matches as well. Something I felt wrong with this competition was that we weren't exactly sure what was supposed to happen. Me and my duo partner would just wait in discord calls for a match, and just play mge for hours. It was a huge waste of time for us. Every single person that was, at least one point, in the competition, said that they hated it by the time it finished. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Another user messaged me privately. He played for the previous tournament, and had an extremely similar experience:
"We are randomly messaged and asked to join our next match - it is on a community attack/defend map literally nobody has ever heard of, despite the maps we were supposed to use being listed in the tournament info. We play, and as we are defending our last point, the server is reset because the config was not properly set to stopwatch mode. The match is restarted and our time is wasted. Our team fails to capture the final point and the sides are switched. We lose a huge chunk of time due to the map not properly showing which points must be captured in which order - which is determined by arbitrary platforms on the map raising and lowering instead of by locks on the UI like other attack/defend maps. Halfway through defending our last point, again, three random players join the game - they are from the next teams to play after us. Two of them join the enemy team and assist in the push, which we can no longer defend because it is 6v8."
So this isn't just with this first time; it's a repeat occurrence.
Last but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST (I guess you can call it the cherry on top): Guess what time we were supposed to start playing once we were in the "playoffs"?
1 EST. 1 EST. 1 FUCKING EST. Not only can older people not be able to go due to school and jobs, neither can the young kids, who are at school too! When I asked why this was, I was answered with, "Because nobody objected".
A common theme you will see throughout all of this is the lack of common sense for the people who run it. The things that seem obvious to do are the things they don't do. At certain times, I swore that they HAD to be doing this on purpose to drive the attention to this competition. Like, having a person twice VAC banned on staff? There has to be some kind of serious lapse in judgement.
They would be streaming all of their Top 16 matches. After I finally got them to start it at a remotely reasonable time, because each and every one was casted, a lot of pairs forfeit anyway because it overlapped with scrim times. I guess it's poetic in a way; we got matched with two Advanced players in Top 16, so our pain and misery ended quite early. The same pair left the server once they realized they had scrims to go to.
In Conclusion This whole competition was extreme depression, sadness, unfun, and a complete fucking waste of time. Look, I always keep a certain level of respect in most things, but this was retarded. This became so long that I thought of making this a 3 part trilogy. It is clear that their staff team is an echo chamber, and will continue to host horrible tournaments unless something big doesn't happen.
The whole fundamental idea was very flawed, the staff were deflective and did not help with the insurmountable complaints from the already created bans, and in the end, we only played a total of 5 MGE GAMES. But you know what? I had hours of fun complaining to people outside of the tournament of all the bad things that happened. Even my IRL friends who barely played understood how bad all of these decisions were. Please, do not participate in any of their competitions. It is a waste of your time, and you will suffer.
My mother could host a better tournament!
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