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Fresh and Bold's Bumper Boat Bonanza

Fresh and Bold are hosting an event blockade on Night Harbour!

*** Captain refers to the person who registers the ship, not the crew captain.

Thanks everyone for coming along. I will track down prize winners in the coming days. I will also be posting an update with my experience, as well as recommendations to anyone who wants to run a similar event in the future.


(image by sugarcaddy at wikimedia.org used under CC BY 2.5)

The Details:

Location: Night Harbour
When: 27th of February 2018 at 3pm Game Time.
Who: Everyone is welcome, the event is designed to be win-able by any flag, regardless of size or money.


Bumper Boat rules:

Is it sinking?: Nope, the whole point is to be accessible, but sinking is still bad.

Can we use cannons?: NO WAY!! Bumper boats bump!

Do we have allies?: The best bit about this blockade is sinking your allies.

How many rounds are there?: 2, the first is a warm up and just some mucking around, the second round is the important one.

Do we have manoeuvres?: Is it a blockade without them?

Will there be obsticles?: Of course!

What ships can be used?: Its sloops, only sloops.

Prizes will be available, read below for the prize categories available!

Round 1: The first round will be run similar to a regular blockade. The scoring will be based upon FLAG points, however to allow every flag to be competitive, the score will be divided by the number of sloops a flag enters the blockade field (not including the safe area), including reentry from sinking. This round exists so you can practice sinking people without access to cannonballs. Please take advantage of this opportunity to practice.

An example of this:
Flag A scores 250 points, with 10 sloops entering the field. Flag A scores 25 points and comes second.
Flag B scores 45 points with one sloop, sinking and reentering with the same sloop. Flag B scores 22.5 points, coming last.
Flag C scores 30 points, then sinks and doesn't reenter. Flag C scores 30 points and comes first.


The wining flag of Round 1 will receive one sloop , donated by Dressedinred, as well as a medal to show off their victory.

***With donations we will be able to add in prizes for 2nd-3rd place.

Round 2:
In order to participate in round 2 for prizes, each ship captain will have to sign up in advance. Signups close at the conclusion of Round 1. If you do not sign up in advance you will be automatically disqualified from receiving any prizes.

Anyone Officer+ with access to a sloop is welcome to register as a ship captain to enter the blockade.

Round two is where the only goal is to sink other people. Every sink is worth 1 point. Sinks are determined by the last person to bump a ship prior to it sinking. Judgements on who will receive points will be determined by a panel of volunteer judges. Multiple bumps will not yield more than one point. Sinking against rocks will result in no points being awarded, unless the ship has also been bumped on that turn.

Sign-ups

You can preregister with your pirates name and ship name on this forum. Sign-ups will also be available by tell during Round 1 of the event.

Prizes for Round 2:

Blame Brenda's First Place - For the highest number of points the winner of this prize will receive a War Frigate courtesy of Blame Brenda along with a medal for bragging rights.

Pika's Second Place - For second place by points, the winner will receive a Cupid Sloop with a custom rename, donated by Pikatronchu, as well as a second place medal for slightly less bragging rights.

Pika & Dressedinred's Third Place - For the third highest points, the winner of this prize will receive a full gold outfit thanks to the combined efforts of Pikatronchu & Dressedinred, along with a third place medal for some bragging rights.

Brattyangel's Early Bird - The captain who sinks the first ship will receive a Gilded bookcase, Gilded display case & Gilded drink rack , donated by Brattyangel, and a medal for bragging rights.

Alpone's The Worm - The first captain to sink will receive a medal of shame and a Gilded Easel donated by Alpone .

Traitor - The first captain to sink a ship from their own flag will receive the traitor medal.

You're missing the point - The flag with the most flag points in the blockade will receive a card to remind them of the time they were doing the blockade wrong.

Donations are being accepted for additional prizes! If you would like to create a prize categories, like the one created by Alpone above, we would love to recognize you/your crew / your flag during our event for your generous donation. To donate please contact a royal of Fresh and Bold.

**Important: The committee of players moderating the event have final say over the winners of each prize. In the event of ties, the earliest player to achieve the victory will consider the victor. Captains who joint qualify on the same MOVE will receive an equal split of the value of the prize.
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A special thanks to everyone who will/has helped make this event happen:

Our amazing donors:
  • Blame Brenda - A War Frigate
  • Dressedinred - One Sloop, An outfit
  • Alpone - A Gilded Easel
  • Brattyangel - A Gilded bookcase, Gilded display case & Gilded drink rack
  • Pika - Gold Chromas, Cupid Sloop, Rogue Marks for sloop rename


A special thanks to Clotho for doing the OM stuff.


Our helpers during the event:
  • Dressedinred






Sign Ups

List of pirates signed up for the event so far in format, pirate - boat.

  • Tomanomanous - Eerie Bluegill (Example signup)
  • Bauds - Haughty Lamprey
  • Pika - To Be Determined
  • Kierzy - Ignorant Barbel/Fascinating Flounder
  • Weedbaby - Crooked Puffer
  • Vitalis - Devoted Sunfish
  • Slowstoner - Slow Stonefish
  • Mattatron - Tasty Shiner/Sweet Haddock
  • Natedawg - Sweet Anchovy
  • Bricia - Polite Hammerhead
  • Stargazy - Crumbly Carp
  • Ceijay - Half Guppy
  • Krimz - Saucy Pickerel
  • Buckoman - Active Hake
  • Hsu - Half Catfish


Due to the chaos with the issues with the blockade at the start, I provided some incorrect information about the blockade. Whilst I accepted late entries, the rules put down in the original post take precedent, meaning one point is awarded to anyone who rammed the ship on the move that sinks it,
not the turn.


Sinks, timestamped. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/233597316

  • 11:30 - Bricia on Polite Hammerhead sunk Crumbly Carp
    - Buckoman on Active Hake sunk Polite Hammerhead
    - Bauds on Haughty Lamprey sunk Polite Hammerhead
  • 13:00 - Vitalis on Devoted Sunfish sunk Saucy Pickerel (Saucy Pickerel sunk against Devoted Sunfish)
  • 21:10 - Natedawg on Sweet Anchovy sunk Childish Mako
  • 30:30 - Bauds on Haughty Lamprey sunk Saucy Stickleback (Was pushed front on into Saucy Stickleback).
    - Hsu on Half Catfish sunk Saucy Stickleback (Pushed Haughty Lamprey)
    - Natedawg on Sweet Anchovy sunk Anchor Issues (Missed the ship name)
  • 35:10 - Kierzy on Ignorant Barbel sunk Active Hake
    - Ciejay on Half Guppy sunk Active Hake (Pushed Sweet Anchovy side on into Active Hake)
    - Natedawg on Sweet Anchovy sunk Half Guppy (Half Guppy sunk against Sweet Anchovy)
  • 42:20 - Vitalis on Devoted Sunfish sunk Half Catfish


As you can see there are various ways in which this can be interpreted. Pushing a ship into another ship to sink it, counts as a sink, which is something I believe is a fair call. Having a ship sink against you, where you did not move out of its way, or moved into its way, was counted. Being pushed into a ship and sinking it, where you stayed stationary on the move you were rammed into them, has been determined to not count.

Winners
Blame Brenda's First Place - Natedawg
Pika's Second Place - Vitalis
Pika & Dressedinred's Third Place - Bricia
Brattyangel's Early Bird - Brica
Alpone's The Worm - Stargazy
Traitor - Bricia
You're Missing the Point - Anchor Issues

I will chase down each person in the coming days to give them their prizes.
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I love it all!
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Okay, you're my favorites now.

If I forget to show up, I'm going to cry or something. Bumpers!
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If I forget to show up, I'm going to cry or something. Bumpers!


If you forget to show up I promise we will host a second event bumper boat blockade event. It will be a month or longer, I think next event is going to be a scav hunt of some description!
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Okay, you're my favorites now.

If I forget to show up, I'm going to cry or something. Bumpers!



AWW I can't wait for this event and to sink some ships with you! We will have a fun discord voice chat going too so we can yell about ships sinking. :D

See you soon!
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One week to go until the bumper boats!
Remember you can sign up for the event via the forums to be eligible for prizes!
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I hope to make this so will sign up. Bauds - Haughty Lamprey.
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pika sign up!


Make sure to let me know what boat pika is signing up with as soon as you know which boat you will be using! Its the vessel names I will be using to keep track of points in the second round!
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Kierzy will be entering with the Ignorant Barbel
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Cuppa Time will be supporting this event. Thank you for hosting.
R1 Various Sloops
R2 Vitalis Devoted Sunfish

Crew Event contact: Ohhellyes.
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Remember, you only need to sign up for round 2! Round 1 is designed to be a warm up, with a small prize for anyone who enters the blockade!
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The Iron Fleet will be sailing Polite Hammerhead with Bricia as Capt
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It appears there is some issues entering the event blockade. I have put a petition into the OMs about it, and will see how it gets resolved.
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Due to the issues with the first round I will do my best to ensure every entrant is able to win prizes, however some are just not possible to award without knowing captain and ship.
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The winners of the event has been listed, I have uploaded the video, it is attached.

We had a rocky road getting there, with the event cade glitching in round 1.

We managed to get there in the end, and we will run another in the future, using what we have learned to make it run smoother and ensure faster judging.

I have done my best to be perfectly fair and logical in the judging, and all judging is final. If I have made a mistake I offer my sincerest apologies, there is only so much one pirate can do!
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Thank you once again for all of the fun! Anchor had a crazy show out for this event and I have got to say I was quite impressed considering none of the flags posted a true jobbing pay! I would just like to personally thank Tom for organizing the event, Aly for putting up with my brother and I's questions, and of course Blame Brenda for the Generous donation of a War Frig as the grand prize! I couldn't have done it without my Wall Offense captained by Mattatron and of course my lovely crewmates and jobber who helped me to stay afloat! I look forward to watching more events from FAB as well as the ocean in general.

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Thanks so much for hosting, that was a lot of fun!
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Just a big thank you from everyone at Cuppa Time. We had fun. Unfortunately twitch wont let us view the video today we have no time machine!

Back to KH!
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none of the flags posted a true jobbing pay!

Please don't generalise. Cuppa time posted and paid 100 poe a segment, but then we had just 1 external jobber in R2 remainder were crew.

Although, I'd really like to give niffelheim a top carp prize of 69 poe for 23 rams 22 rock hits and not sinking solo manned. What did he pay those npp's? Amazing job mate on Saucy Stickleback. Hit me up in game to collect!
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My experiences running an event blockade

The process for organising the event blockade was incredibly straight-forward. For anyone wanting to plan one, the best place to start is the template under 'Event Blockades on Ringer Islands' . If you can fill in all of the dot points, you will have the complete framework for a blockade, and if your running it from a ringer island, you have all of the requirements filled in, even if you are running it from your own island.

For OM assistance in the blockade, as well as to help with the planning I suggest visiting this forum post. Between this resource and the wiki, you should be able to get your event concept (for us, bumper cars) and turn it into a functional plan for a blockade.

Emailing the OMs about the event and receiving the assistance does take a variable amount of time. It was around 2 days to get the event on the notice board, yet about 5 days for the first email to be replied to. They are busy and have a lot of things to do, so it is on the event organiser to plan in advance. For this event it was posted with emails sent around 2 weeks in advance (the notice board email was sent with about 5 days before the event, in an optimistic attempt that turned out to work well). I would recommend having events up 2 weeks in advance, the OMs are incredibly helpful (I ended up with an OM broadcast without even thinking to ask for one), but you have to give them notice!

When designing a scoring system, make sure to consider if it is possible to do by yourself, and scale-able to as many people who can participate. The reason this event had sign-ups was to help keep track of the ships, however with players changing ships after sinking, I had to spend a good deal of time using /vw. This meant I fell behind on counting sinks (It was actually natedawg who pointed out a sink of his I missed, because of the complicated sink that occurred on the other half of the board on the exact same move).

For those who were there, you know that it didn't run perfectly smoothly, but there were more factors behind the scenes that people may have not been aware of. There were also things that helped out with this.

  • The ocean broadcast was nearly an hour late due to an issue on the OMs end. This was something they fixed and updated the message I had set so that it didn't say 'blockade in one hour'. Remember, the OMs are only human, and whilst its an issue that I doubt happens often, don't provide all of the important information in one place.
  • I had global chat toggled off for the first 5 mins, which was the worst possible thing to occur in combination with the blockade breaking, as I was one of the only 4 ships able to enter the blockade. Always ensure global chat is on and you have someone watching it, I found out thanks to tells. I would without a doubt recommend part of the pre-event set-up be toggling global chat to on.
  • When running an event blockade, have 3 rounds minimum. 1 round to warm up and spread additional awareness of the event. Round 2 for the event, and round 3 as a backup if round 2 is broken. If round 1 breaks, I would not recommend moving the event back, because you never know if later rounds will break. Noone will object to extra rounds, even with no prizes, because if they are already there, its something to do.
  • When things go wrong, take a second before trying to fix them. From the point I found out the event was broken, I went into damage control mode, I had decided to push forward with the event and try to keep players keen for the main round. I ended up with a sizeable amount of tells, discord messages as well as some petitioning all happening back to back, and I decided the best thing to do was to set up an auto reply. This is the first thing you should do, before all the tells start happening, however you MUST make sure to not make a mistake in the autoreply. My mistake was using the word turn not move, which led to some confusion around the points scoring in the event.
  • Always have video of the event, the only thing that made me capable of judging by myself accurately was the ability to be able to spend time looking at each move to work out when on the turn the sink occurred.
  • Try to think of every scenario, and never think you have. The position order in the event came down to semantics, which means I hadn't thought of enough scenarios. Whilst I do believe the end result to be impartial, I had to consult various sources on decisions to make sure the ones I was making had reasonable logic behind them (in one instance, my crew came second, in another, someone who I get along really well with came first). This meant the judging took about 1 1/2 hours longer than the hour I planned it to take.
  • People expect more from you than you can give, completely reasonably, because unless they have run an event, they don't know everything that has or is going into it. For this reason, I HIGHLY recommend having as much help as you can get. A big shout out to Dressedinred for helping to answer questions about how the event worked, and getting the information right when I made a mistake. In the future I would ensure either more helpers (3-5) OR I would have a super simple winning mechanic.


Overall it was a fantastic experience thanks to all of those who came along and got evolved. There were even those who came just to watch helping provide a good atmosphere. I will certainly be taking many a lesson away from this experience, and am looking forward to bumper boats 2.0, with none of the above problems!
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none of the flags posted a true jobbing pay!

Please don't generalise. Cuppa time posted and paid 100 poe a segment, but then we had just 1 external jobber in R2 remainder were crew.

Although, I'd really like to give niffelheim a top carp prize of 69 poe for 23 rams 22 rock hits and not sinking solo manned. What did he pay those npp's? Amazing job mate on Saucy Stickleback. Hit me up in game to collect!


Just to clarify on this, it was not a true jobber pay in regards to the rewards. War frigs are a hot commodity and can be sold for a sizable chunk. My brother, mattatron, was able to pay jobber pay out of his own pocket as well as provide ships and provide stock. All for less than 70k. Considering that’s about the price of a sloop, the rewards FAR exceeded the costs. Not to mention the benefit to having a war frig available to use for crew/flag events. With one decent war frig pilly you can bring in 100k no sweat.

But that is besides the point, Tom I’m glad we found out that I did not win on a technicality and actually won by one full sink more. I could not have accepted the prize with good conscience otherwise!
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I had a great time and really proved what a novice I am at blockades!! Thanks to FAB for such a great event. I promise to be better behaved next time!! Love ye all.
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