This is just an individual proposal for the Samurai Wars tournament. The tournament is not an actual part of the game, but rather a contest made through the forums, by the players, in the game to decide the best player in each classification.
First of all, we need to get all the players, a list of "who" is in the game. Create a new topic in the forums in the playing section. Make the contestants fill out some forms, in a certain amount of time (e.g. before August 20th)with the following format:
Game ID (forums and in-game)-Timezone (most conveniently, which country) and available times for the contest (this is really important, and the times written shouldn't be too tight, also, make them write it in their local time)-where you want to fight-if he/she wants to play, individuals, team, or roleplay-a profile photo they will use during the tournament. This should include a tiny "sample" of a color(explained further apart) in the left bottom corner of the photo-
Now that we have the forms filled out we should be able to place them in a chart, just like the ones 123 made.
--The tournament will take on 5 different classifications:
*Plains of Practice
--And three different classes:
*Teams (roleplaying factions)
The placement of the participants into the charts should be made randomly, absolute randomness. Make them pick a color, but a well described one (e.g. metallic neon yellow, dark deep magenta, etc). We will compare the colors with each person and pair them. Yellow with yellow, magenta with magenta, the most similar colors possible (yes tedious indeed). The paired players will end up battling in the first round of the tournament. Simple, and random right?
So, this is what we have until now:
the form they will fill out:
Classification-plains of practice
Color-bright buttery magenta
their profile picture
How the games will role out
The tournament should be the classic "pyramid" way. The two competitors will fight until the game marks as "victory" (complete annihilation of the opponent). The winner goes to the next stage and the process is repeated until we can tell who is first, second third and fourth of each classification (yes we will do an extra battle to decide who is third and fourth).
While the battle rolls out, each player is able to call for one "stop battle", just in case the player's connection state is unstable. Remember, this is just to make the game fair and should be decided by the staff in the moment
Twelve units seems fine:
2 pikemen (1 militia, 1 non militia)
2 swordsmen (non militia)
They have to be honest and neutral, swift and responsible. No need for a Mastermind of strategies. Be cold minded, no matter how much each player cries, there should not be a: ok, you look miserable, so you may pass to the next level. Don't you dare to do such thing!
In the forums is easy to recognize who is who and what each person does. But during the battle, the chat is horrid to look at, so, the staff should have a pure red profile pictures. No drawings, no words, just the red meaning you are a staff.
As many of us in the forums community have talked about badges. And yes! We should award badges. Send them a jpeg of the badge they have been awarded: gold, silver, bronze and brass (some designs?) so that they can paste them wherever they want in their photo. And also, add them a badge in the forums.
Hey hi, this is just what I have thought until the moment. If you think I have missed something, please send me a private message XD