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    Default The Official 2014 APCT Rules Thread

    As always, rules are subject to change as needed.

    1. Per last year, we're changing things once again. This year, we're trying to simplify things. Some of you might like the new format, some of you won't. Feedback on the format is welcome but make it subjective and not the focus of threads, alright?
    2. As always, let's avoid bashing. Saying that you don't like a character is fine, but keep it within reason please.
    3. The focus here is on the Character Tournament, not other members, mods, or anything else going on anywhere else on Arlong Park.
    4. Buying votes with physical property or money is banned.
    5. One vote per person per match. Using alts will get you banned and matches won by cheating will be overturned.
    6. This is a PG13 board and any images posted need to stick to that. If you're not sure if it's work-safe, then don't post it.
    7. Remember that "one vote per person" rule? If not, you have problems that I can't fix but once that vote is cast, that's that. We're not going to fix a vote just because you couldn't read the selections.
    8. The following campaigns are banned.

    Spoiler:

    01. Boob/Playgirl/Manglaze Campaigns.
    02. Euphemistic Campaigns for the above ('Hats').
    03. Massive images without spoiler tags. There's a size limit on the forum, but those are still annoying.
    04. Campaigns that are nothing but memes like Haters Gonna Hate.
    05. Campaigns that drag in arguments from other sections. That should go without saying after Rule 3, but still.
    06. The Emo Ace image.
    07. Spamming the same link/image/what have you over and other again. Images that are being altered as the match goes by don't fall under this category.
    08. Posts that are variations of FIRST PAGE or FIRST are annoying. Don't do that. Those aren't really campaigns, they're just stupid.

    That list will be added to when new campaigns that annoy us pop up or as I remember things that should have been on here to begin with.
    09. Standard spoiler rules apply; if the chapter isn't out yet, that information doesn't need to show up here.
    10. Stay on topic. This is the Rules Thread, not a general discussion thread. We'll have a thread for that. Same for the Statistics Thread.
    11. Be patient; things come up sometimes and there might be delays on when a new match starts. We'll get around to it soon enough.
    12. A different staff member will withhold their vote to the end of each match to avoid a tie. They might flip a coin to pick somebody, they might just vote for a particular character, but that tie will be broken. So don't be surprised when it happens and don't get mad if it doesn't go your way. We don't fix matches; this is a character tournament, not soccer after all.
    13. As always, I've saved the most important rule for last. Have fun!

    If you need assistance with something or have questions regarding the Tournament, start here first and then try the Event Staff. If they don't help, try the Forum Staff. Try Urouge first.

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    Default Re: The Officially Official 2014 APCT Nominations Thread

    I just have to ask- will there be tag matches this year? It'd be great to know that beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzeru View Post
    I just have to ask- will there be tag matches this year? It'd be great to know that beforehand.
    Nah, it's all simplified this year buddy, for your tourney pleasure.

    No tag teams.
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    No Manglaze?! Denied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobZilla View Post
    Nah, it's all simplified this year buddy, for your tourney pleasure.

    No tag teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubihige View Post
    No Manglaze?! Denied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobZilla View Post
    Nah, it's all simplified this year buddy, for your tourney pleasure.

    No tag teams.
    Slightly disappointing, but for the best I suppose. Nothing worse than two camps working together, and immediately, they're divided the next round.

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    If I have an idea for a filler match(if we gonna have), do I have to PM somebody?

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    Manglaze? more like BANglaze

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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    As a newbie in here, can you tell me what exactly is the Emo Ace image and why does it stir up controversy? Or is it just a forum joke like Absolom and Krieg?

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    Will this be Stelly's year? Probably not, but I am in higher spirits since last time and my little guy will go far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy View Post
    As a newbie in here, can you tell me what exactly is the Emo Ace image and why does it stir up controversy? Or is it just a forum joke like Absolom and Krieg?
    It was a certain pic of Ace being whiny and complaining. I think its banned because it was over-used in a past tournament. I know I saw it in the past few show up as a bash-Ace effort. I tried to find it. e3 years ago, it was easy to find on a search. ... not so now. If I can find it, I'll sent it to ya

    Finally found its from e1n and ewhat I found was in a group sketch here
    it's in the 2nd collum from the left, above the 'merry x-mas' drawing and under the "Ze Bloos Brothas". You'll see it once you read the "whine whine whine"
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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    Out of curiosity, I know as a new member I don't have voting powers, but am I still permitted to campaign? I have some ideas for characters I'd like to put forth.

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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    Yes, you can absolutely campaign!

    Participation on the forum is one of the things that unlocks your ability to vote!

    (The ability is locked a little to avoid cheating and spambots)
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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    You may even get the ability to vote while the tournament is still in progress :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetaMario View Post
    You may even get the ability to vote while the tournament is still in progress :)
    Too true, it seems to happen in every tourney. I think there were two newbies who campaigned very heavily -and very good ones too- while at first they couldn't vote, but midway (give or take) they could.

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    Way more than two. Warp Predator and Print Error are probably are two biggest examples of "effective campaigners before they could even vote", but there are many, many more for sure. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Inferno View Post
    Way more than two. Warp Predator and Print Error are probably are two biggest examples of "effective campaigners before they could even vote", but there are many, many more for sure. :)
    I forgot how new they are, I was thinking they've been here for 2 years now... they've made that big of an impression.
    I meant to say last year it seemed there was 2 I remember, I seem to recall Noob doing well last year....and there as another I just can't remember... the name is on the tip of my tongue and no it wasn't Print Error (as I said I mistakenly thought Error was here longer...but watch me go through last eyears campaign it IS Error I'm thinking of after all ... my luck -and memory- seem to go in that direction)

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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    But...but...I was here for two years...
    ...still new...
    ...senpai noticed me...

    Rules question: Why there are no discussion thread and we are complaining about things here and in nominations?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Yes, you can absolutely campaign!

    Participation on the forum is one of the things that unlocks your ability to vote!

    (The ability is locked a little to avoid cheating and spambots)

    If you don't mind me asking when does the ability to vote unlock?

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    Default Re: The Official APCT 2014 Rules Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Predator View Post
    Rules question: Why there are no discussion thread and we are complaining about things here and in nominations?
    If it's relevant to the rules, ask/moan here.

    Otherwise, there's the nominations thread for discussion at this stage.

    There will be new discussion threads as we progress through the rounds, but during nominations, there's no need for a separate thread ^_^

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