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Jul 31, 2013 2:38 PM

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Konnichiwa minna!

The Eternal Heavens Café and SeitenSoushi are proud to bring you:
Our First Mini-Saimoe Tournament!
This is based off the ISML, which you can check out by following the link.
I'm starting off with a smaller tournament so I can see how it all runs. If it goes well, then look out for more in the future!
UPDATE: There will be 8 separate threads for voting - please go there to vote once they are open.
The match schedule will appear below.


::Format::
The 16 participants for this tournament were selected by our Café members with single votes in The Most Moe~ thread, but from now, all battles will be decided by mass vote in their respective threads. In other words, I am opening 8 more threads where you will be able to vote for your favourite in each battle.
Battles will be open for 3 days, unless otherwise stated, so make sure you submit your vote in time! Each subsequent battle will open a day before the previous one ends, as a means to speed things up a bit, since I know many of you are eager to see more moe~ girls!
This 1st round will be single-elimination, so each winner will immediately advance to the next stage of competition.

I'll also post more pictures of our participants over the voting period because, as we know, you can never have enough moe~ (except in the case of moe~ overload, which may happen here anyway...) Everyone, you are free to post pictures, chat about moe~ or anything else etc. if you wish. I think it'll make it more interesting than just voting :)


::Participants::
To structure the tournament, I've given seedings to all participating characters. A character's seeding is based on the number of member favourites they have here on MAL (more favourites = higher seeding). Of course, this doesn't directly correlate with their level of moe~ but I hope it'll work anyway, hehe.

The seed numbers are shown on the pictures below:




::Draw::
Top Half

Bottom Half


::Schedule::
Match 1:
Shana vs Astarotte "Lotte" Ygvar

Started: August 1st - 14:40 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 2nd - 13:10 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 32-7
Winner:


Match 2:
Sawatari Makoto vs Elucia "Elsie" de Lute Ima

Started: August 2nd - 13:30 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 5th - 13:30 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 30-14
Winner:


Match 3:
Momo Velia Deviluke vs Sanzenin Nagi

Started: August 4th - 22:40 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 7th - 22:40 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 25-14
Winner:


Match 4:
Takakura Himari vs Nakano "Azu-nyan" Azusa

Started: August 6th - 19:30 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 9th - 19:30 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 20-6
Winner:


Match 5:
Shiina "Mashiron" Mashiro vs Tsukamoto Tenma

Started: August 8th - 19:40 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 11th - 19:40 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 23-3
Winner:


Match 6:
Index "Dedicatus545" Librorum Prohibitorum vs Eucliwood "Eu, Yuu" Hellscythe

Started: August 11th - 20:05 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 14th - 20:05 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 28-10
Winner:


Match 7:
Misaki Mei vs Hasegawa Kobato

Started: August 13th - 20:00 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 16th - 20:00 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 23-15
Winner:


Match 8:
Nunnally vi Britannia vs Tachibana "Tenshi" Kanade

Started: August 15th - 19:45 BST (UTC+1)
Ended: August 18th - 19:45 BST (UTC+1)
Result: 26-9
Winner:


Modified by SeitenSoushi, Aug 18, 2013 12:54 PM
 
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Finally, before we begin, I'd like to see if anyone has any other opinions or suggestions regarding the format.

E.g. Do you think 3 days is a good length for each battle?
If not, would you like it to be shorter or longer?
 
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Aug 1, 2013 12:29 AM

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Btw you said you will do this with the poll option. Since the 1st round is a single-elimination round there will be 8 matches right? You can't change the poll at the top (you can change the question and options but the votes won't be reset). The only way to do it with polls would be creating 8 different threads... An other way would be post votes which means more work but I can help you^^
 
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Aug 1, 2013 1:14 AM

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Im having a moe~!moe~!Pyon oveload right now... You did a greate job creating the new pictures.

About the length of the battles ... 2-3 days should be fine imo.
I think it would be good idea to exted the time if we get more participants.
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@OceAnh:
Okay, I'm going to go ahead and use 8 separate threads in that case.

@ZeroBlink:
Thanks, it did take a while to put it all together so I appreciate it!
Okay, I'll keep the length at 3 days for now, unless something happens that suggests we change it. This means the round will last for approximately 24 days.
 
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Aug 1, 2013 5:50 AM

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@SeitenSoushi MOE~ Combat!!!! (plays mortal combat music)... lets do this!
 
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Aug 1, 2013 5:55 AM

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I've just tried to create a sample poll on this site:

http://www.webpollgenerator.com .

And the sample poll.

Hope that helps. Of course, I, on my part, don't see any problems making the polls for the next rounds, if we were to make use of that poll generator.
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@Dark:
That's pretty good! But doesn't that mean people can vote on all battles at once, so it'll be over in 3 days?
 
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Aug 1, 2013 6:15 AM

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@SeitenSoushi how about displaying the "battling couple" for these 3 days on the page and keeping the rest of the table under a spoiler button...
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:16 AM

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I've edited the above post. Now, as how I interpreted the mechanics, I believe Phase 1 would already last 3 days, and it would mean another set period of time for the remaining 8 entrants, and so on. If that's the case, I'd really have no problems creating a separate poll for the characters that will make it to the next round.
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:17 AM

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http://www.gfxpoll.com/

Remembered that site. This one is also not bad

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Aug 1, 2013 6:21 AM

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some of the draws are such difficult choices xD im liking this already xD
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:24 AM

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@OceAnh:

I bet this is the sample poll you made, right?

Made edits to the sample poll I made earlier. Check the modified version here.
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:27 AM

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DarkTempest said:
@OceAnh:

I bet this is the sample poll you made, right?
Yeah right :D
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:44 AM

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@Dark:
I'm not sure what you mean?

I think I will keep this first tournament here on MAL (since it seems easier for me). You are still welcome to give suggestions and I will consider how to implement them for our next tournament.
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:45 AM

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The first battle is OPEN now! Sorry it was late - I took longer than I thought preparing it :p

Anyway, you can now go and vote!
 
Aug 1, 2013 6:45 AM

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What I mean goes like this:

Round 1 Phase 1 (16 entrants): 3 days
Round 1 Phase 2 (8 entrants): x days
Semifinals: x days
Finals: x days
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:02 AM

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@Dark:
Okay, you mean have all 16 participants in the vote for 3 days, then at the end of 3 days, the 8 with most votes advance, and so on?

That seems a pretty good idea. I may do the next tournament like that, but I think I'll extend the 3 days a bit so that the whole thing isn't over in a week and a half or something. Unless people prefer a shorter tournament.
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:11 AM

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Aren't the other matches going to be started yet? Or will it just be one match at a time?
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:17 AM

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Do you think we should run all 8 matches at once?
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:21 AM

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That's what I was thinking. But if that doesn't sit well with you, I'm fine with that. I respect your decision. I was just thinking that conducting the matches one at a time might be rather slow, since I was looking forward to this club having another batch of characters for another tournament once the first one's over.

And as to whoever wins the first tournament, are there any plans on making the winning character a card LE/SE theme?
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:25 AM

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nah I think 1 at a time is ok ... you can spend some time familiarizing yourself with the characters during the 3 days... while having 16 chars to research is just impossible.
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:36 AM

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Hmm...
then, how about, as a compromise, overlapping the battles?
To speed things up a bit, but still give you time to familiarise yourself with the characters, what if we start the next match on the last day of the current match?

@Dark:
I dunno. I think it'd be nice if the winner got an LE/SE. Shall we ask some of the Baristas if they're willing to make an LE/SE for the winner?
 
Aug 1, 2013 7:40 AM

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Definitely, Seiten. It would be a waste not to make an LE/SE to honor whoever wins this first saimoe tournament.

 
Aug 1, 2013 7:45 AM

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@SeitenSoushi thats a brilliant idea :D
 
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@Dark:
That! That is your avatar, who I thought was a girl!!!!1 (@_@)
So a trap pairing...

@ZeroBlink:
Okay, we'll do that then. So now this round should last... 17 days, I think?
 
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