April 15, EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan updated the PvP Tournament page on their website. The updates are noted below: *********************************************** Now that Origin has the PvP House with Arena, EM Laurana and EM Faine Morgan are planning a PvP Tournament. The following is the initial outline from their website UO - Origin Events, and they would like your feedback. Please do not post your suggestions, ideas, etc. here on Stratics ... Go to their website, emfainemorgan.com, and use the feedback link at the top of the pages. There's also an Origin PvP Tournament link at the top of their homepage. The EMs have said, 'This first round will be a 'test' of sorts to see if we can make it work in Fel and if there is anything that needs tweaking.' Origin PvP Tournament **Disclaimer - This is still a work in progress Look for the start of the Origin Tournament of Champions PvP Event to begin sometime the weekend of April 24th. More details will be posted as they become available. In the meantime, we wanted to post a general outline of how the event will run. Again, this is still a work in progress so please check for updates. Feedback is welcome using the Feedback Form on these forums. Right now, we are thinking this will run weekly or bi-weekly with the championship being held quarterly. However, this depends on the amount of participation from the players, the number of entries, other events that may be taking place, etc. In between tournament times, we may run variations on the fights with possible team competitions, gm only armor and weapons, naked fights, etc. ***********Begin Page Updates**************** Changes currently under consideration Divide mage bracket into two sub brackets - Pure Mage and Hybrid Mage Increase time limit before Sudden Death from 3 minutes to 10 minutes Allow a limited number of petals, grapes, etc. in all brackets EXCEPT Pure Mage up to Sudden Death Allow an unlimited number of potions in all brackets EXCEPT Pure Mage up to Sudden Death Depending on number of registrants, attempt to complete tournament in one weekend or, at the most, two consecutive weekends. Again, the above changes are under consideration and we are still welcoming feedback. We hope to have the final details nailed down early in the week. Clarification - While there will be a plaque placed that will change quarterly, there will also be “statues” or named items placed that will stay in the house. They will stay on display or in a box on the award table. These will NOT be overwritten but, instead, be stored with access available for viewing for all time (or until the house fills up). We’ve placed a couple of examples on the table at the PvP Arena. We are NOT able to award these items to players but it is intended that they become a permanent part of Origin’s history. ***********End Page Updates****************** Brackets Mage (See Page Updates For Mage Brackets Under Consideration) Dexxer Archer Last Man Standing Pet Fights broken down by category Low Level Pets Mid Level Pets High Level Pets (Pet fights will have a separate tournament to be announced at a later date) Ladders Elimination Style Competition Two people from each bracket fight a round One set of rounds will be fought each week for each bracket Winners of the evening’s rounds advance each time resulting in the final Championship Fight If there is an odd number of contestants, one defeated fighter from a previous round will be chosen via a roll of the dice to play the odd man out in a wild card match One set of “rounds” will be fought each week for Mage, Dexxer, Archer to determine the group to go on to the next elimination round. (See Page Updates For Changes Under Consideration) Three minute time limit on matches. If there is no winner at the end of three minutes, it will go to Sudden Death. No healing, no bandaging, etc. except for cure during Sudden Death. (See Page Updates For Changes Under Consideration) No orange petals, grapes, apples, etc. allowed (See Page Updates For Changes Under Consideration) No precasting Match ups will be determined by roll of the dice. Highest roll matches with lowest roll, etc. Winners of each weeks’ rounds will have their name recorded in a book locked down at the arena Battle Royale At the end of each week’s competition, the participants from the week will fight in a Battle Royale, everybody in, last man (or woman) standing wins the week. The winner of each week’s Battle Royale will be recorded in a book locked down at the arena At the Champion’s Fight, all winners from previous weeks’ Battles will compete to be the Origin Battle Royale Champion. Trophies Trophies will be locked down at the arena and engraved with the Champions’ names and the time period they won for. For example, Bubba Gump - Origin Champion PvP Mage - 2nd Quarter 2009. There will be one trophy for each bracket plus the Battle Royale. A duplicate trophy will also be placed in the Award Hall in Malas. (See Page Updates For Claification) House Rules No fighting outside of the pit No looting No giving of murder counts No rez killing Contestants stay in the observation area until their name is called No interference with matches from anyone not involved with the current match **Any violation of the house rules will result in immediate banning from the house with the possibility of the offender being disqualified from the tournament.