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Flamestalker Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:10pm
Challenge #125: The Renowned World Cup MMXVIII (Week 1)
Challenge #125: The Renowned World Cup MMXVIII
Author: Annanass
Contributions from: Blackvision, Noctua Spell, Flamestalker, Pistax, TheWelshDragon


Tagline: It's time to find the best of the best! Welcome to the Renowned World Cup MMXVIII

Direct link to score-sheets/Team Brackets
[docs.google.com]
Story:
"It is time!", Pinkerton declared, standing in the great hall once again, everybody gathered around him. "Time for the next Renowned World Cup!" Everybody clapped enthusiastically.

"This year Rivaleux will be our Glücksfee (lucky fairy) and draw the teams. Each team will have a week to prepare. Afterwards, the Cup will begin. Each team will go on their chosen expedition, collecting as much Renown as possible. Up on return, we will eliminate the weakest participants. To do so, we will have knockout rounds until only the winner remains. Any questions?" Everybody looked excited but nobody spoke. "Alright then," Pinkterton smiled. "Let's start the drawing of the teams. Rivaleux, do the honors!"

An exciting 20 minutes later, the teams were drawn, and the match plan made.


Teams
  • Team A: Anna, Ivan and Kiwi
  • Team B: Yu, Phillipe and Hatice
  • Team C: Victor, Molly and Earl
  • Team D: Maria, Yvonne, Phailin
  • Team E: Pedrinho, Hildegard, Bia
  • Team F: Agatha, Dolores, Min-Jeong
  • Team G: Harry, Charles, Jan-Piet
  • Team H: Emilia, Hojo, Kwame

Match Plan
  • Week 1: A vs B, C vs D, E vs F, G vs H.
  • Week 2: Winner A/B vs Winner C/D, Winner E/F vs Winner G/H
  • Week 3: The grand finale: Winners of Week 2

Rules:
  • This is a group challenge, though you achieve personal medals seperate from your group.
  • Choose your team and run your expeditions. Any of the crew can be captain. Renown (and any bonus for the week) is your score. After you're happy with your run, link to your screenshot under this challenge and add your result to this table[docs.google.com].
  • Each week's submissions will close after that week - if you have not submitted a run during that week, you will score nothing in that week!
  • At the end of each week, all entries per team will be summed up. The teams with the highest scores wins the match. If there is a draw, the highest maximum renown scored per team is the tiebreaker.
  • If your team gets eliminated, you can switch to a new one the following week.
  • You are not allowed to submit entries you've already submitted once to this challenge for another week's competition.
  • You must play on Adventure mode.

Scoring:
Your score is your renown. You get also bonus points if your team wins that week.

First Round: 1500 points
Final Four: 2000 points
Champion: 3000 points

Medals are only awarded after the whole championship is resolved, with your total points from all three weeks achieving your reward.
NOTE: Medal Points/Platinum points are tripled to account for multiple weeks of play.
  • BRONZE: 10,000 points total (3MP*)
  • SILVER: 26,000 points total (6MP*)
  • GOLD: 44,000 points total (9MP*)
  • PLATINUM: 60,000 points total (9MP+**)
* Number of medal points awarded when playing on Classic Difficulty. Easy and Normal give less, according to these rules (adjusted by 3x for this set of weeks).
Gold and Platinum medals may only be achieved with participation in all three weeks, though Silver and Bronze are still possible to get. Incompleted runs (that do not finish 5 expeditions) will not count towards your team's score.
** The platinum medal is extraordinary and can only be achieved on Classic or Impossible difficulty without losing. It doesn't increase Medal Points further than a Gold medal, but we will track how many you have (and this challenge counts for triple as it takes 3 weeks).

How to participate
You can participate with a highscore, a story or both.

Stories
Write a story. Use the Challenge theme as an inspiration by looking at the constraints. Find other stories in the Fan Story directory or by looking at previous challenges.
Post your story in a new topic in these forums.
Also link to it to this thread with a comment: Include the first paragraph/few lines of your story in the post here to show readers what your story is about.

Highscores
Play the game according to the challenge rules and in Adventure mode.
Post in this topic a screenshot of your Win Screen*, right after the ceremony or your Leaderboard record.* Also include a text version of your score with the submission to allow for error checking.
Submit by 12:00 noon CEST, 27/06/18 (Or 06/27/18 for those using MM/DD/YY) for the first week, Submit by 12:00 noon CEST, 04/07/18 (Or 07/04/18 for those using MM/DD/YY) for the second week and Submit by 12:00 noon CEST, 11/07/18 (Or 07/11/18 for those using MM/DD/YY) for the championship (final) week.
(click here for your local time equivalent [www.timebie.com])
NOTE: Only one score will be accepted per week - only one submission for each player each week please. If you wish to enter a new score, please edit your initial entry and make it clear which score you are submitting, and add the word "EditGreenlight" to the entry so we can see immediately when the result needs updating.
*If you forget to screenshot the Win screen, you can also enter with a screenshot of your Leaderboards: Go to Main Menu > Leaderboards > Local > click the entry that matches your submission game > screenshot those details.

This thread is for the first week only, later weks get a seperate thread. So only post your run for the first week in this one please

Game Version
For all submissions, the game build must be #489.1 or later.

Story ideas:
How is the opening ceremony? Did everybody sing their along with their national anthem? Which scandals occurred and who was involved with them?

For the previous challenge - Challenge #124:Rogues in Training - click here
Last edited by Flamestalker; Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:29pm
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Annanass Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:22pm 
I am so excited!! Go Team F! :reexcited:
Flamestalker Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:23pm 
Direct link to score-sheets/Team Brackets
[docs.google.com]
This thread is for the first week only, later weks get a seperate thread. So only post your run for the first week in this one please
Last edited by Flamestalker; Jun 20, 2018 @ 12:28pm
The BlackVision Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:06pm 
NOTE: If your chosen team goes through and wins the round, you continue with them the next week too.

**Probably! Going to check with our organiser for their opinion. For now, assume this is the case and we'll let you know.**
Last edited by The BlackVision; Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:14pm
The BlackVision Jun 21, 2018 @ 12:51am 
I love how Kwame's staff looks like Emilia found a space hopper.
Welsh Dragon Jun 21, 2018 @ 4:41am 
National pride demanded I go with Team G.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1417852105

Turns out Harry knows a thing or two about fair play and sportsmanship.... even if he did shoot Rivaleux in the closing minutes of the match. :reconfused:

Renown: 12416

All the Best,

Welsh Dragon.
Last edited by Welsh Dragon; Jun 21, 2018 @ 4:46am
Wesu | 웨수 Jun 21, 2018 @ 5:31pm 
Hmm I regret not going to Shangri-La last expedition... Also might've been better if I went with Phailin captain, though I'm not sure if that's allowed, I just went for the order the explorers were listed.

Team D
Renown: 7136

Still a decent run for someone with my knowledge into the game :D

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1418378966
The BlackVision Jun 21, 2018 @ 5:57pm 
Nice, congrats :)

In answer, yes, you can have any captain in the team.
Roguemonkey Jun 22, 2018 @ 12:26am 
My favorite power couple, Anna and Kiwi, team up with Ivan to investigate the mysteries of the world while beating up animals for 15704 Renown.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1418559281
drykid Jun 22, 2018 @ 8:30am 
Kiwi the ultimate polymath!
I would've gone for baryonyx claw, but im WAY too lazy

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1418863697

Renown: 13766
Last edited by drykid; Jun 22, 2018 @ 8:30am
Saturninity Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:33pm 
Is it okay if I post an Emperor run? I coincidentally ran one of the comps and ended up with an okay score. I'll add my score to the bracket after I get an okay from you guys about having it done on Emperor.

Regardless, here's Team A with the WORST Lost Island ever, which unexpectedly still got me up to 13528 Renown:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1419475964

PS: Polymath rocks.
Last edited by Saturninity; Jun 22, 2018 @ 9:33pm
Flamestalker Jun 23, 2018 @ 3:41am 
Originally posted by Saturninity:
Is it okay if I post an Emperor run? I coincidentally ran one of the comps and ended up with an okay score.
As long as the EC run still follows the rules of the challenge and we can see all the required information we need its allowed, you qualify on both fronts so this run is valid as far as I'm concerned
dman11235 Jun 23, 2018 @ 11:10am 
Stream starting!

twitch.tv/dman11235
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