Archive for May, 2011

Promotional Artwork Updated

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Signature slivers for series represented in ISML 2011 are now available. Visit the promotional page either from the tab here in the News blog or on the main site. Thanks to melange for putting this together.

I forgot to credit KholdStare in the last post for taking the lead in preparing the community artwork page and hosting the contests for exhibition poster and signature-banner submissions.

Thanks also to hinakatbklyn who is our latest donor. ISML would not be possible without the generous efforts of all the community and staff. Thanks for voting and thanks for spreading the word to new people.

Community Artwork Portal

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

We’re happy to announce our portal for community artwork, currently featuring posters from Aquamarine Exhibition and support (signature) banners from Topaz Period.

A few weeks ago we started art contests on the Forum. Anyone in the community may participate to share their talents and learn from others. For now, they are mainly Photoshop/GIMP contests about ISML’s Exhibition competitors, but more types and categories may be hosted in the future.

The main artwork page lists the winners of the contests, but there are also links to view the entire entrant list for each Period. So almost all submissions will be featured on the main site.

Congratulations to all our participants and winners, both artists and competitors alike.

Corrected statistics

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Topaz 1 rankings were incorrect upon release, but they are now corrected. This is for the rankings calculations (both Topaz and Overall) only. The vote totals and winners from yesterday’s matches have not changed.

Thanks to the many keen eyes in our Community for discovering it first; ISML Staff apologizes for not catching the error prior to release.

EDIT: Was alerted to a few more corrections that were needed. Those are now applied; more details in the first comment below.

Aquamarine Concluded

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Congratulations to Misaka Mikoto for winning the 2011 Aquamarine Necklace. This concludes Aquamarine Period, and Topaz will begin in about a week on Tuesday. The match preview for Topaz 1 will be available Friday along with the website skin changing to Topaz colors.

Hatsune Miku also wins the Aquamarine Bracelet for her performance in this Period’s exhibition matches. A different piece of jewelry will be awarded each Period to recognize the best competitors in the exhibition setting. As always, this is separate from the main tournament, but we hope you enjoy the matches and posters as they come; we are always excited about showcasing new characters and learning about how the world rates their moe potential.

Our Exhibition Gallery continues to update each match day, and now translations are available as well as a poster gallery for the Period winners.

Voting for the Topaz Seitokai has begun on our forum. The Seitokai program has been very entertaining in the past few weeks and well received by our community. We look forward to the new leadership for Topaz Period.

Finally, a belated but huge thank you to Elouda, our latest donor. His humbling gift puts us very nearly at our financial goal for 2012, and the Regular Season has only barely started. The staff and community appreciate it very much.

Aquamarine Necklace Showdown

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We are at the final round of Aquamarine Period; it has been an exciting couple of weeks leading up to this point. This year, ISML introduces a new matchup that will determine the winner of the Necklace, dubbed the “Necklace Showdown” (but also more simply, Round 8).

Here the top 7 eligible Contestants participate in a free-for-all match. Eligible Contestants are those who have not yet won a Necklace this year. Since this is the first Period, nobody will be passed up in the Aquamarine standings for this round.

Simply acquiring the most votes in this round does not win the Necklace. As noted in the 2011 Charter, a score is calculated from the votes earned today and the SDO rating over the whole Period. So performance over the last seven rounds do play a large role, and the top seed has a greater advantage entering the match.

5. At the end of the round, each Contestant receives a Necklace Score, calculated as the product of her voting percentage for the round of and her SDO for the entire Period.
6. The Contestant with the highest Necklace Score will be awarded the Necklace. Ties are resolved according to the procedure list in the preceding section (Rule VII.E).

We have four arenas of exhibition matches, one of which consists of the seven exhibition winners in each of the voting rounds this Period. Please vote in all arenas; abstains will not be allowed.

Congratulations to everyone for making this far, and good luck to our competitors! To the voters, please enjoy today’s match!