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    TWDT 2017 Rules

    April 9 -- Draft
    TRADE WEEK (April 9 - April 23)
    April 23 -- Game 1/2
    April 30 -- Game 3/4
    (Free Agency Draft)
    TRADE WEEK (April 30th - May 7th 2pm just before games 5/6)
    May 7 -- Games 5/6
    May 14 -- Games 7/8
    May 21 -- Games 9/10
    May 28 -- Semi-Finals
    June 4 -- Finals


    Each team will play the opposing squads twice, meaning 10 games in jav, 10 games in wb, and 10 games in base. The regular season will take place over five weeks.

    A 1 weekend gap after the draft for the Easter holidays ... This was mainly because beam wants to eat his chocolate eggs and play the public holiday map.

    Regular Season Timeslots:

    TWDT-D -- 3:00PM EST
    TWDT-D -- 3:30PM EST
    TWDT-J -- 4:00PM EST
    TWDT-J -- 4:30PM EST
    TWDT-B -- 5:00PM EST

    TWDT-B -- 5:30PM EST


    Format

    TWDT-D
    : 2 reserved spots (7-Star or lower and 6-Star or lower)
    TWDT-J: 2 reserved spots (7-Star or lower and 6-Star or lower)
    TWDT-B: 3 reserved spots (7-Star or lower, 7-Star or lower, and 6-Star or lower)

    This format applies to the playoffs as well.



    Borrowing

    5-Star and 6-Star package players (they can't be a 7 in ANY league) that aren't started by their own teams (or eliminated from the playoffs) are eligible to be borrowed by other teams to avoid forfeits.

    For the third straight year, we're extending borrowing to the playoffs. You can't pick which player you're going to borrow in the playoffs, you have to ask a mod and one will be assigned to you (so you're not cherry picking this year's breakout star.)


    Trades

    Trades may only occur during each TRADE WEEK.

    Trades will be evaluated by the Trade calculator. Every Captain gets 4 trades. A trade is defined as a single transaction of any number of players between two captains, and both are charged 1 trade.

    If there are serious issues and something game-breaking happens, and the majority of captains (4/6) and TWDT ops agree, trades will become a Darwinian free-for-all, with no oversight or blockable trades, and every captain fending for themselves, with only a glaringly obvious complete talent dump of a Captain giving up on the season or trolling being blockable (with 3/4 of the captains not part of the trade in agreement with TWDT Ops. Such a drastic block in FFA also requires removal of the Captain dumping the players, and possible penalties to the captain taking the players.)


    Playing Down A Man


    Playing down a man counts as 6-Star slot. Playing down two is a forfeit in TWDT-D and TWDT-J. Playing down two counts as a 6-Star and 7-Star slots in TWDT-B. Playing down three is a forfeit in base.

    All forfeits result in a 50-0 or 15:00-0:00 loss.


    Adding Players Over Star Limit



    -Any kills/reps/active play that affects the game before the player either specs or is subbed will result in a 50-0 forfeit in TWDT-D/TWDT-J, and a 15:00-0:00 loss in TWDT-B.
    -Active play includes (but is not limited to) terring, sharking, firing shots, or drawing fire.
    -A player being AFK in spawn or not moving is not forfeitable.
    -Make sure your Assistants are aware of the rules and have the Star Sheets bookmarked for each league. Ignorance is not an excuse.


    Bans


    Trading names to get around Star Limits is a season-ending ban. No warning.

    There are no current bans in effect. Everyone is welcome to play and enjoy TWDT.

    That said, acting like an entitled, petulant child, crying about your TWDT star rating and demanding to be removed then re-added later like we're your personal slaves, etc. will get you banned. Make all the posts you want, cry to upper staff, I promise you it won't work. I will not put up with your shit. We're not paid to do this, and it's a lot of work. The only thing I ask is you not actively try to make our lives a living hell while we run it.


    Playoffs


    -4 of 6 teams qualify for the playoffs.
    -The top 4 squads of each individual league will qualify for that league. Unlike the past three seasons where they was combined.
    -#1 takes on #4, while #2 takes on #3 in the Semi-Finals.
    -Tiebreaks: Head-to-head record, then plus-minus overall (all per league)
    -Star Cap Limits remain in place for the playoffs
    -Borrowing is now allowed (preferably from eliminated teams.) Borrowed players who play a full game in the Semis or Finals earn a medal starting this season for their contributions.
    -Playoffs Format is is a Best of 3 in TWDT-D, TWDT-J, and TWDT-B. All warbird and javelin games are to 50, and all basing games are to 15 minutes.



    Playoff Schedule

    The playoff schedule will likely be different and follow the TWL schedule adopted to accommodate best-of-3 series, meaning TWDT-D games will start one hour early, and TWDT-J games 30 minutes early.

    TWDT-D -- 2:00PM EST
    TWDT-J -- 3:30PM EST
    TWDT-B -- 5:00PM EST


    I understand this will be slightly frustrating and take some effort to get the message out the final week of regular season play, telling your players used to logging in at 3pm EST that games now start 2pm EST, we'll try to zoner and actively get captains to let their players know the change, or else the finals can drag on a bit late, especially for Europeans.


    Main Draft

    The main draft takes place April 9th, at 4:00pm EST. The live streaming draft lotto will take place at 3:00pm EST, one hour before the draft. Players may not join or leave TWDT to jump into FA after discovering what picks the captains get.

    The draft spots for each captain will be randomized 1 hour before the draft. Each captain must select a low-star package. You can only draft one of each. If you refuse to draft a package early on, you will be forced to select one or both with your final two picks.

    You can trade your draft spot with another captain before the start of the draft, but beware it does affect your FA Draft spot within your own pool. The FA draft spots are determined by where you actually draft in the main draft, not where the spot you initially were granted -- should you choose to trade it.

    You have about 1 minute per pick to draft (although we ask that you try to speed it up to 30-40s past round 10), and there will be between 100 to 120 draft picks (including 180-200 players due to packages), so the draft should take between 1.5 to 2 hours.


    Free Agency Draft

    The FA Draft takes place April 30th, at 2:00pm EST. The draft order is the same system as last year. Tier 1 (Zidane/Dreamwin), Tier 2 (Attacks/Ogron), Tier 3 (Jessup/Delectable). Jessup and Dele ALWAYS get the #1 or #2 pick in the FA Draft, Attacks and Ogron ALWAYS get the #3 or #4 pick in the FA Draft, and Zidane and Dreamwin ALWAYS get the #5 or #6 pick in the FA Draft. The tiers are ordered by the strength, skill, and experience of the caps. Who gets the better pick in each tier is simply the reverse of the Main Draft. If the Main Draft order is:
    1. Jessup
    2. Zidane
    3. Attacks
    4. Dreamwin
    5. Ogron
    6. Delectable

    Then the FA Draft goes:

    1. Delectable (Tier 3)
    2. Jessup (Tier 3)
    3. Ogron (Tier 2)
    4. Attacks (Tier 2)
    5. Dreamwin (Tier 1)
    6. Zidane (Tier 1)

    Whoever gets the worst Main Draft pick in their Tier gets the better FA Draft pick in their tier.


    Signups for the TWDT season end at Friday 23:59 EST 7th April . Anyone signing up will be put on to the FA list.

    Players messaging particular captains not to pick them or threatening not to show if picked will be banned.
    Last edited by Claushouse; 05-08-2017 at 08:50 AM.
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    Last edited by Claushouse; 04-03-2017 at 05:02 PM.
    TSL has begun! The Solo Q league will take place over the Summer. Teams are randomized every week, and you advance individually. It's a hyper-competitive league for veterans looking to clinch one of 10 playoff spots for themselves, while more casual players will benefit from everyone being added.

    Learn more here.


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    Notice the change on the second draft week, it ends one day sooner than previously announced, now it ends on 14th May just before games 7/8.

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    What does "Trades may only occur during each TRADE WEEK." mean??.. what is a trade week???. When can we trade? Can we trade after this weeks first game?? Has anyone done a trade yet? Pretty scary when you have zero clue who is even showing up for games.. Seems super risky but I'm mulling a few offers over but yet to act because the unknown variables seems super risky. Any help appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessup View Post
    What does "Trades may only occur during each TRADE WEEK." mean??.. what is a trade week???. When can we trade? Can we trade after this weeks first game?? Has anyone done a trade yet? Pretty scary when you have zero clue who is even showing up for games.. Seems super risky but I'm mulling a few offers over but yet to act because the unknown variables seems super risky. Any help appreciated.
    Read the rules, there are two trade weeks first one from 9th April till 23rd April and second at May 7th - May 14th ending just before 7/8 games are played at 2pm EST.


    Infact let me just copy paste the section that should explain everything:


    Trades


    Trades may only occur during each TRADE WEEK.


    Trades will be evaluated by the Trade calculator. Every Captain gets 4 trades. A trade is defined as a single transaction of any number of players between two captains, and both are charged 1 trade.


    If there are serious issues and something game-breaking happens, and the majority of captains (4/6) and TWDT ops agree, trades will become a Darwinian free-for-all, with no oversight or blockable trades, and every captain fending for themselves, with only a glaringly obvious complete talent dump of a Captain giving up on the season or trolling being blockable (with 3/4 of the captains not part of the trade in agreement with TWDT Ops. Such a drastic block in FFA also requires removal of the Captain dumping the players, and possible penalties to the captain taking the players.)




    Nobody has traded so far but little birds told me that first trade about to happen today or tomorrow. Therefore there is a draft thread now where the drafts will appear.
    To trade players talk with the other captains who they have to offer and/or who you want (for example if you require a terr for your basing team, ask around and offer something in return, a player with similar skillset/ratings or changing one of your super wb's or javs for a baser, this is just an example of course),
    once you agree on a deal and it is verified as even one and approved - a trade has been done.


    As for the activity of your squad, use squad chat to gather them all in one place. Use ?messages and private messages to talk with your players and let them know when the games are.
    For the lower stars, they may be the ones who are lost so you need to use more effort on them to show up. They may be first timers who just play the game, never check forums or so on.


    I would leave every squad member a ?message about game times and even harrass some of the key players via pm in game. Hopefully this reply helped a bit Jess, if not we can talk in game or discuss it with the other captains for support.
    Last edited by Henry Saari; 04-21-2017 at 08:33 AM.

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    Man, who would've thought trading needed to be so complicated. If it seems like a fair trade - approve it. If it's clearly unfair - reject it. Just my two cents tho.

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    Trade week 2 timing has been adjusted.

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