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by Sphire
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

Sphire, as much as you think so, from data it's obvious many voters do not treat them equally. This is why they only come to vote for Postseason. I'm not disagreeing with you, since YOU are treating RS and PS equally and that's actually what we want. But unfortunately, many do not. Hmm, that is tru...
by Sphire
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

PS is straight 1v1, nothing else matters. RS has all kinds of shenanigans, which makes it fun, but there are way more variables. As it is, RS is purposely vague so that voters don't really know a characters pure 1v1 strength, especially between Nova and Stella. That's not going to change under thes...
by Sphire
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

My 2 primary dislikes are first: No Tiara bearers for RS and more importantly PS. So if we're taking them away from PS, I feel you might as well take them away from RS (Option 1). I don't like it, but I don't see the point of them hanging around in RS. This is what I don't understand. Why do people...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

Here is how I view the Option 1. By introducing ToC, we have made the current prelim+Regular Season + Postseason to Tiara, a Qualifying round into the ultimate crown that can be won in Tournament of the Champions . It can be thought that past Tiara winners are Auto qualified to the Ultimate stage o...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

Damn, I didn't think I'd be the only one who wanted the Tiara bearers to remain, even in PS. I guess I am the odd one out. - Like avery-kun said, this can avoid the question of "What poster should we give whosoever?" before the period start. Weirdly enough, this has swayed me to go with Option 1. I ...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions
Replies: 266
Views: 31150

Re: ISML 2015 - Tournament of Champions

Oh, I think I died a little reading this (if I understood it right). ... but as a whole, people believe that it lessens the value of those who win the Tiara. As a whole? Really? Do the majority here think some Tiara winners are undeserving? That is surprising news to me. The ramblings of hateful idi...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Exhibition
Topic: ISML 2014 Trap Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 112
Views: 17576

Re: ISML 2014 Trap Tournament - General Discussion

I think if you're going to do a tourney like this, you should include both trap and reverse trap as it'll provide a bigger sample and it gives equal chance to both sides, unless a reverse trap tourney is planned somewhere down the line. Also, this may just be me, but I remember a video game being cr...
by Sphire
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Operational Changes
Replies: 220
Views: 28944

Re: ISML 2015 - Operational Changes

So now we're going to have two tiara-winners not subject to the new rules. One from the first generation, one from the second. Wonder if only one will survive this before it changes again. Mathematically, everything works out to as before. The volatility of the new system is dampened by the effects...
by Sphire
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2014 Awards: Winners
Replies: 25
Views: 11207

Re: ISML 2014 Awards: Contestants

Oh crap, I hate Index, but love Railgun :onion33:
by Sphire
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Operational Changes
Replies: 220
Views: 28944

Re: ISML 2015 - Operational Changes

Maybe I should have read this before replying to the structural change thread, although I didn't really say much. Point 3 and 4 seem fairly straight forward. Point 1 sounds cool, although it does seem like it is giving a lot more 'value' to later wins than earlier wins (regardless of model). Maybe t...
by Sphire
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Community News
Topic: ISML 2015 - Structural Changes
Replies: 102
Views: 20172

Re: ISML 2015 - Structural Changes

Shame there will be no male tourney this year, but at least it'll allow Blank's total and utter dominance next year, so all is good. As for the nitty-gritty, I'm sure the staff have it worked out, and I don't want to try and dissect how things will go. Bit of a shame that seasonal tourneys now have ...
by Sphire
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: All Season
Topic: International Saimoe League 2014 Awards: Nomination Phase
Replies: 63
Views: 13507

Re: International Saimoe League 2014 Awards: Nomination Phas

Huh, okay. I'll try to pick characters I think deserve some credit and actually match the categories rather than just favs of mine just because. a) Aragaki Ayase & Aoyama Nanami b) Eucliwood Hellscythe & Himeragi Yukina c) Toaru Kagaku no Railgun & The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya d) Hayami Saori &...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: 2014 Postseason general discussion thread
Replies: 277
Views: 35443

Re: 2014 Postseason general discussion thread

Next year's stella seeding prediction: T1: Kanade,Mikoto,Mashiro,Asuna,Kotori X: Kuroneko T2: Shana,Taiga,Eu,Ayase,KYH T3: Rikka,Mio,Azu,Eru,Inori T4: Saber, Yui-nyan, Yuri, Nanami, Kobato T5: Haruhi, Shinka, Yami, Illya, Kurisu T6: Mikan, Momo, Sena, Oshino, Yuki(SOS) by matchbaby,avery-kun,tehyc,...
by Sphire
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10
Replies: 158
Views: 19938

Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Congrats to Kotori on winning the Tiara! She ended up being the only one strong enough to pull it off. Pretty good poster to accompany the win too, probably the best of the lot. Kudos. That map spread is something too. The rest of the results, while immaterial, was nice to see Nanami ending up with ...
by Sphire
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 9
Replies: 69
Views: 7915

Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 9

Congratulations to both Kotori and Mashiro for reaching the 2014 ISML Tiara Final. It is exciting to know we will definitely get a new champion this year. Unfortunately, I don't really care for either girl, and may even abstain (I have to vote for Shiro, so I'm turning up at least). I dropped DAL af...
by Sphire
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: 2014 Postseason Phase II Day 4 Campaign Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 4594

Re: 2014 Postseason Phase II Day 4 Campaign Thread

Vote 4 ARAGAKI AYASE! http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/188/c/6/ayase_aragaki_by_king91om-d6bstbf.png The biggest underdog remaining in the final 4 has risen from the ashes of Tier 7 ISML 2013 into a Tiara contender. Still, she has no necklace and this may really be her last chance. Her rise i...
by Sphire
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Exhibition
Topic: [Nominate] Exhibition - Summer 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 26545

Re: [Nominate] Exhibition - Summer 2014

Fuijiwara wrote:

Would have loved for you to vote for Machi. Not that I could force you.
Since you also recognise Yurika's awesomeness, I'll edit Machi in.
by Sphire
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 7
Replies: 82
Views: 10009

Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 7

Oh wow, those graphs. Be interesting to see what happens now that Asuna fans will likely drop the tourney (like last year).

Also, I didn't realise the semis are on different days. Interesting.
by Sphire
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Elimination Stage
Topic: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 7
Replies: 82
Views: 10009

Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 7

Hmm, I dunno, mixed feelings on the results. Too bad Nanami lost. I'd be overall fine if Kanade wasn't there, then we'd have an interesting semis set-up. As is, it is still so hard to not see Kanade winning. Otherwise I think the results were very cool, some nice close matches too. The increase in v...
by Sphire
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Exhibition
Topic: [Nominate] Exhibition - Summer 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 26545

Re: [Nominate] Exhibition - Summer 2014

I expect the best anime of our generation to garner serious votes. RAIL WARS 4 LIFE! Who knew such a humble story of train stuffs could showcase such well executed drama and characters. Truly a special show. I'm joking I have to say, I love Sakura Chiyo as much as the next guy, but I'm surprised sh...