Droid Run PC Rules

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Droid Run PC Rules

Post#1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:16 pm

These are the official rules we will be using to run this tournament and settle all matters related to it. It is much longer than any initial rules drafts we may have posted at first because this one is intended to cover every issue that could possibly come up. A lot of rules are written just in case these issues happen.

Gameplay and Teams:
  • If two competing teams agree to ban, limit, restrict, or allow a thing or things in a given battle, then they are allowed to proceed in playing the match with the given, agreed upon, things used in whatever ways the terms specified.
    • This kind of agreement is known as a gentleman’s agreement.
  • Gentleman’s agreements can include what Star Cards/traits/weapons/team sizes/formats/items/maps should be allowed, limited, restricted, changed, or banned.

  • A gentleman’s agreement conversation should absolutely take place in the forum topic for the given matchup.
    • If a gentleman’s agreement conversation took place via other forms of communication, it must otherwise be able to be proven and verified as agreed to by both teams.
  • If teams cannot both agree to a certain gentleman's agreement, then the rules will fall back to the official default rules for this tournament.

  • Any gentleman’s agreement can be made so long as both teams agree, within reason.
    • For example teams should not gentleman’s agreement to determine their match via another game or game mode. Contestants must be playing DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront EA™, and competing teams must also be playing Droid Run.
  • It is up to team captains to ensure that their team members are aware of and agree to the conditions of the match. If a member violates a gentleman’s rule on a map, it will result in a map forfeit.
    • The only way to determine if a gentleman’s agreement has been violated, without an admission of guilt, is with clear evidence of the act occurring.
  • Any of the base game’s weapons are allowed. The banned primary weapons are any weapons released as DLC only which is the EE-4 and the X-8 Night Sniper from the Bespin DLC. Also, the Rebly V-10 and DT-12 from the Outer Rim DLC. All Death Star weapons are also banned which include the TL-50 Heavy Repeater and the K-16 Bryar Pistol. Also, any new guns added to the game by DICE during the course of the tournament are banned by default. These banned weapons could be allowed through gentleman's agreements only.

  • Charged Star Cards (Middle Star Cards) are allowed by default, with the exception of the Disruption and Adrenaline Stim Star Card, which is banned. This can only be changed via a gentleman’s agreement

  • All traits are allowed.

  • Any side Star Cards may be used freely with these exceptions.
    • The Scatter Gun Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
    • The Shock Grenade Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
    • Scout Binoculars Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
    • Medical Droid Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
    • The Laser Trip Mine Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
    • The Dioxis Grenade Star Card is banned and should not be in any hands of any player.
  • Any player can switch between their hand and second hand as much as they like during a map.

  • Any player can use their partner’s hand as much as they like during a map.

  • The minimum size allowed for a battle in this tournament is 4v4. The maximum that the game allows for in Droid Run is 6v6 so battles will have a maximum of this size.

  • Any higher than a 4v4 is optional for teams, even if the match is initially planned as higher than a 4v4. The default match size is 4v4, meaning you cannot “force” opposing teams to use additional members past the 4 person per team point, even if they have additional members available.
    • Additionally teams with a smaller number of players may have a gentleman's agreement to do a 3v3, for example, but teams are not able to force other teams into playing anything smaller than a 4v4.
  • The battle size can be increased between maps, but only if both teams agree. Replaying maps after a tie counts as being between maps.

  • Teams may change their line up between maps as much as they want, so long as the subs are listed on their roster and they are eligible to play.

  • No ringing allowed whatsoever. Only players whose Origin account names appear on your team's roster, which was submitted at the beginning of the tournament, may play in tournament matches.

  • Teams may alter their roster as they wish, with no restrictions as long as it is done before the start of the tournament.

  • A team may not add a player to their roster who is currently listed on another team’s roster in the Droid Run tournament. The player must leave their original team first.

  • If a player leaves a team, they may not play in a match for a different team in this tournament.
    Teams may add additional players to their rosters after the tournament start date, but they may not play in the current round that the team is on.

  • Teams may add additional players to their rosters after the tournament start date, but they may not play in the current round that the team is on.
    • They may play in the next round of the tournament and in all rounds after that.
  • Teams may make changes to their roster by sending an email with the changes to staff@theswbfc.com and we will process the added or dropped players as soon as possible. Please provide the Origin ID of the players you wish to add/drop.
    • If the roster change doesn't happen after 2 days, just message Bomber on Origin.
  • Teams must have at least 7 players minimum on their roster. This is to ensure teams will have enough players to participate..

  • Outer Rim DLC and Bespin DLC Droid Run maps are allowed only if they exist and both teams agree to allow them.

  • If a Droid Run map ties, the same map is immediately replayed with the same factions.

  • If someone lags out, loses internet or disconnects from Origin in the middle of a map, only the player that lagged out may come back during the map if they are able to. Teams continue to play on in this situation.

  • If someone lags out, loses internet or disconnects from Origin before or immediately after the white circle signifying the start of the match completes itself, the lobby must be remade, and the map restarted.
    • In the event that this occurs to your teammate, you must make it abundantly clear to the opposing team team that your teammate was unable to connect to the match. This should be done by using the in-game chat and crouching. Demonstrate absolutely no fighting back and leave the match. Then message the opposing team’s leader about what happened and re-make the lobby.
  • If Origin, or DICE's servers go down for everyone in the match, or if the private lobby crashes during a map for everyone in the game, the map is replayed.

  • If there is any dispute as to who should host the private lobby, because of what region the server is in, then the higher seeded team may host the first map, the lower seeded team may host the second map and the third map. This will usually only apply to international teams because this game is not peer to peer, one user's PC is not hosting the lobby.
    • Teams may also choose to compromise by picking a matchmaking region which is in between the general location of the two teams. To do this go into the game settings and choose EA Account from the menu. You can then change your matchmaking region. We are not 100% sure how private servers are hosted at the time, but this may help slightly.
  • Attempting to alter or interrupt an opponent’s internet connection is strictly prohibited, and if proof, within reasonable doubt, can be obtained of this occurring, the perpetrator will be prohibited from participating in this competition and competitions in the future.

  • No cheating.

  • No use of any third party programs to give one player any advantage over another.

  • If a player is suspected of cheating, the admins and staff have the right to ask said player to record or stream their gameplay if they wish to continue to play in tournament matches, if they do not comply then that team will be penalized.

  • No glitching.
    • Glitches that we are not currently aware of will be reviewed on a case by case basis. In most cases if the player is in a location where they can damage enemy players, but their enemies are incapable of damaging them, then the player is currently inside of a glitch.
  • If any map is disputed, and there is not enough clear evidence from either side to settle the dispute, the map is replayed.

  • If any match is disputed, and there is not enough clear evidence from either side to settle the dispute, the match is replayed.

  • Teams have 12 hours after the completion of a match to dispute the result.

  • If DICE release a patch for the game during the course of the tournament, the tournament will continue uninterrupted.

  • We reserve the right to make an emergency change to a rule or add an additional rule. For example this probably would only be done if DICE accidentally introduced a detrimental problem into the competition via a bug or other intended or unintended problem.

  • If DICE make changes on a gameplay level or add additional features to the game outside of gameplay, we reserve the right to change or add a rule regarding these changes that the developers have made.

  • Breaking or not following any rule may rule may result in a map forfeit or match forfeit.
  • Players will be expected to, at the very least, take a screenshot of the post-game screen which includes the result of the map and the statistics of each player in the battle. This must also be done on tied maps.

  • These screenshots are the minimum requirement needed as proof of a map, and thus a match, occurring.

  • Teams are heavily encouraged to use the forum topics that we will make for each matchup to schedule when the match will be played and any other matters related to it. This will help prevent scheduling issues.
    • If two teams decide to schedule their match through Origin messages instead of the forums then a screen shot in English of the discussion should be posted on the forums at http://www.theswbfc.com. The screenshot should include the messages which show agreement to the time and date which were proposed. This is done to prevent any issues when it comes to forfeits. If a team cannot provide a screen shot of this we cannot forfeit their opponent.
  • It is preferential that there be a streamed or recorded video of the battle. This can be on either Twitch or Youtube, or as a file on your hard drive. As long as we are able to view it.

  • Match score screenshots and video files will also be allowed to be linked to in the “Report Match Scores” button at the top of the site, or posted in the forums.

  • We might be keeping individual statistics for this tournament. This would be done via the post game screenshots.
    • If a team forfeits a match, stats are not recorded for the teams in that match.
    • If two teams play a match and have agreed upon the victor, but neither team has videos or screenshots of map scores for a given map, both teams’ members will incur an individual statistics penalty.
  • Teams may not change their team names or tags once the first round of the tournament has begun.

  • Teams may not register for this tournament with the exact same tag or name as another existing team in the tournament.

  • If BFC staff members would like to spectate a match in the tournament, they may not be refused.
    • Any other spectators who are a third party and are not involved with the BFC stream, commentary or other tasks may only spectate if both clans agree to let it happen.
  • Stream ghosting is grimy and discouraged, but we cannot regulate it. Please try to use a delay on your stream if you are streaming a tournament match and you feel a team could gain valuable information from it.

  • Teams may use the BFC discord or @
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    sanctioned TeamSpeak channels
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      through Origin at BFC-Staff_dAnc to ask about this.
  • This tournament will be a standard seeded double elimination tournament bracket.
    • The top 8 seeds will be awarded to some combination of the top 8 teams from the PC Drop Zone tournament and PC Cargo Tournament based on BFC points so long as at least 3 members of their roster is the same.
    • Outside of the top 8 seeds, the rest of the team's' seeds will be randomized. If 8 who have BFC points do not enter this tournament, then some of the top 8 seeds will also be randomized.
      • Teams which have competed in past events and have picked up 3 players who have also earned seeding consideration in past events will be seeded differently than simply adding considerations cumulatively
    • The only other alteration we would make to the random seeds is to try and keep teams with vastly different time zones from meeting early on in the bracket. This only applies to international teams.
  • Make sure your team members have the free Battle of Jakku DLC downloaded for this tournament because Goazan Badlands is one of the playable maps.

  • The battles will be only Droid Run and will consist of best 2 out of 3 map wins constitutes a battle win.

  • The map selection process will be map bans in the form of 1-1-1-2. It will work as follows:
    • The higher seeded team (the team favored to win) will ban one map from the main eight available Droid Run maps.
    • The lower seeded team (the team not favored to win) will also ban one map from the remaining seven available Droid Run maps. They may not ban the same map that was banned first by the higher seeded team.
    • The higher seeded team (the team favored to win) will ban one more map from the from the remaining six available Droid Run maps. They may not ban any map that was already banned by either team.
    • Lastly, the lower seeded team (the team not favored to win) will ban two maps from the remaining five available Droid Run maps. They may not ban any map that was already banned by either team.
    • Once there are three maps remaining, the higher seeded team will now pick which map they would like to play first in the match out of the remaining three.
    • The lower seeded team will now pick which map they would like to play as the second map in the battle. The lower seeded team will also pick what faction they would prefer to play as on the higher seeded team’s map at this time.
    • Lastly, the third map is the the one which was leftover and will be the last map played in the battle. The higher seeded team now picks what factions they would like to play as on both the second and third maps.
        ▪ Example:
          Team A: Seed 1, Things Team A Picked will be BLUE.
          Team B: Seed 16, Things Team B Picked will be RED.

            Team A’s First Post
              Team A bans Rebel Base
            Team B’s Response
              Team B bans Jawa Refuge
            Team A’s Response
              Team A bans Goazan Badlands
            Team B’s Response
              Team B bans Swamp Crash Site and Raider Camp
            Team A’s Response
              The remaining maps are: Ice Caves, Sulfur Fields, and Dune Sea Exchange.
              Team A Dune Sea Exchange - Team B Faction
              Team B Map 2 - Team A Faction
              Team B Map 3 - Team A Faction
            Team B’s Response
              Team A Dune Sea Exchange - Team B Empire
              Team B Sulfur Fields - Team A Faction
              Team B Ice Caves - Team A Faction
            Team A’s Final Response
              Team A Dune Sea Exchange - Team B Empire
              Team B Sulfur Fields - Team A Rebels
              Team B Ice Caves - Team A Rebels
  • We will post a schedule that will be subject to change for how long each round should take. Teams are encouraged to play as soon as they are able to and to advance the bracket as quickly as possible. This will be pretty flexible.

  • If two teams are unable to find a time when both are able to play, then an extension may happen where the two clan leaders agree on final possible date and time for the match, and if one team is unable to play during this time then forfeits will be necessary.

  • This tournament will award BFC Points to the top 8 teams in the tournament which may be used in power rankings and seedings for later competitions.
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