April 9 -- Draft
TRADE WEEK (April 9 - April 23)
April 23 -- Game 1/2
April 30 -- Game 3/4 (Free Agency Draft)
TRADE WEEK (May 1 - May 7 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
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.
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 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.
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.
Ruining my hockey or football fantasy season is not a bannable offense (but should be).
-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 most wins in your worst league (5-5-5 beats 7-7-1), then best plus-minus across all three leagues (with minutes in basing countings as kills/deaths.)
-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.
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.
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:
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.