BattleZone Tournament Questions & Discussion Thread

Discussion in '4th Annual BattleZone Tournament' started by The Doctor, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Great and Devious

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    Hello!

    Welcome to the fourth annual BattleZone Tournament. JGlass and I took a few years off, but we're back, and we got a great tourney lined up for all of you.

    In this thread, you can ask any questions you might have or just talk about the goings-on in here. Remember that this is non-spam, but we do have a spam thread in the GSD for discussion, which is here.

    Feel free to speculate, discuss, and dissect, and if you have a question feel free to ask and either JGlass or myself will be more than happy to help.
     
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  2. nightmare

    nightmare ...7, 8, Better stay up late...

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    Just to be clear because I can't remember & frankly some new folks may not be aware of....

    Anything in a fighters arsenal is included for use as long as it is on hand or frequently used, correct? Like Senzu beans are in, but the Batmobile is out? Obviously nobody will have time to go make a potion or construct something.
     
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  3. JGlass

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    There's really no clear-cut guidelines for what can and can't be used, but we ask the posters in the tournament to think fairly and reasonably.

    To use Batman and the Batmobile for example: It would be reasonable to assume that Batman could call in the Batmobile remotely during the fight. It would be unfair to have Batman call in every single version of the Batmobile so that he has an army of Batmobiles and Buggs Bunny only has his wits and his carrot.

    Same could be said for Iron Man. Those who have seen Iron Man 3 know that he has an arsenal of automated suits that can do battle alongside him, but that's not really in the spirit of this tournament.

    As with most rules, it basically boils down to common sense and respecting the spirit of the game. Play fair, don't inject your argument with steroids just so you can win.
     
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  4. ShinChan

    ShinChan Gone. For. Good.

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    I wanted to know what the whole tournament is about? Brief introduction please?
     
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  5. JGlass

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    It's like the WrestleZone Tournament, but the participants consist of fictional characters from a variety of media and genres.
     
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  6. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    Quick question: how does someone like Neo work? Is he going to have his Matrix abilities in all of his fights or are we to assume that he's not in the Matrix?

    Also, no Dragon Ball characters?
     
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  7. Lee

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    Thank fuck.
     
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  8. The Doctor

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    As was the case last time Neo was in, it can be argued that he is not plugged into the Matrix but it's worth exploring all arguments. As for DBZ, yes there is. All the character profiles have yet to be finished. They should be done hopefully by tomorrow at the latest.
     
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  9. Bernkastel

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    Yeah, just assume that he's plugged into the Matrix or has access to those abilities. We are supposed to be treating these characters as if they at their peak.
     
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    Bernkastel Reaper of Miracles
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    Also I am assuming that there is no prep time for these fights, and that they are random encounters, correct?
     
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  11. The Doctor

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    Correct, same rules as usual. No prep time, no home field advantage. Neutral area. All competitors know about each other is their name and any information publicly available.
     
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    That's not necessarily true. I'd argue that the idea is to treat the characters as they are most often portrayed. Otherwise you could argue that, say, Magneto has the Phoenix Force in him, or is jacked up on Mutant Growth Hormone.
     
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  13. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    So Neo does not have his abilities? Also, Kratos? Are we using him as the God of War? Does he have that shield and sword that can kill gods?
     
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  14. SD619

    SD619 Getting Noticed By Management

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    I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, but will there be two separate set of brackets for Humans/Supers like the previous time?
     
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  15. The Doctor

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    For the first time, we decided to make it a mashup. 64-competitor free-for-all. One bracket. Thought it'd contribute some pleasant mayhem.
     
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  16. Dagger Dias

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    On Link is it the Link from a specific title such as Ocarina of Time, or would he have access to items from multiple titles like he has in Smash Bros? Just looking for verification on that for purposes of potential points of discussion.
     
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    Well yeah, I figured we take the characters best showings at their most consistent portrayal.
     
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  18. The Doctor

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    Amalgamation, like Smash Bros. Samus and Mario are similar.
     
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  19. The 1-2-3 Killam

    The 1-2-3 Killam Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    I always like these kinds of things, and I'm a big fan of the r/whowouldwin subreddit, but you really have to just have fun with it and not ride your one guy to victory by being the douchebag who picks the most OP character and spams his world-ending abilities in every fight.

    Like, I love Hulk the comic book and movie character, but if you start getting into his Ultimate stuff and some of the one-off angles, you're looking at a monster who can punch holes in time and space, and it just gets ridiculous. There's no fun or spirit of competition in just throwing down trump cards every round.
     
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  20. JGlass

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    He might, if he's plugged into the Matrix.

    As for Kratos, I really don't know enough about him to know how often he carries around his god killing sword and shield. Assuming he has those items for more than like, a short period of time in the franchise, I don't see why he shouldn't have them.
     
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  21. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    So we'll literally argue that he's plugged in and the other person will argue that he's not? That'll be a circle argument.

    Also, is there a limit to Trunks' power or can we use the highest level that he's reached?
     
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  22. Bernkastel

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    In that case can we kick one of these sure fire first round fodders like Green Arrow for someone more interesting, like The Hulk?
     
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  23. JGlass

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    No
     
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  24. JGlass

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    Not if the argument is informed.

    The guideline around this is to be reasonable. We include DBZ characters because we understand that it's a popular franchise with beloved characters, but we also know that these characters have a tendency to be ridiculously powerful to the point where they could easily ruin the contest.

    So be reasonable.
     
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  25. red ass skull muhfukkah

    red ass skull muhfukkah Dooooooooooooom

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