Running just slightly behind schedule tonight but everything is squared away and all the polls are open for the second round of out Alphabet Fighter Tournament. If you’re a forum member with an active account go ahead and sign in and cast your votes! You have two days to make your selections again, and only fifteen threads to check (one contestant could not make the deadline even with the extention). Hit the jump for a list of the pilots going head to head and links to each of the polls. (more…)
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Quick reminder for you builders taking advantage of the postponed deadline: you now have less than thirty one hours left to complete and submit your ships this round. As long as you get them in by 8PM PST Wednesday December 4th and everything meets the rules you’ll be ready to go for the next round of polls. With half still MIA and two more in need of revisions to qualify I can see the next day being a bit touch and go. I recomend avoiding last minute submissions if at all possible because you can never be completely certain you got everything right, and you’re only hurting yourself leaving no margin for error. If you like to live on the edge though, well, good luck you crazy rogues!
In a rare turn of events we’ve decided to give all you builders couple more days to complete and submit your ships for this round of our tournament. With the deadline originally slated for tomorrow night and only five entries submitted and one confirmed drop out, we now realize we had underestimated just how brutal a five day build window would be while overlapping a major US Holiday. This puts the deadline for this round on December 4th, 8PM Pacific time, and the polls will go live Friday night and end on Sunday. The remaining rounds will continue to follow the five day build two day poll layout, just offset due to this extension.
Moving right along to the next phase, the submission threads for the sixteen new match-ups are ready to go with the new deadline
less than five days away – that’s December 1st, Sunday night at 8PM PST again update: deadline extended to Wednesday night, 12/4 at 8PM PST. The results from round one polls can be seen in the bracket above and a full gallery of the winning ships can be seen after the jump.
In approximately three hours the first round of polls will close and the winners will be revealed. If you have an active forum account don’t forget to log in and check out the competitors, your last minute vote might very well change someones fate. To make things easier for you there’s a full list of poll threads here. The good thing about charting out all the rounds before hand is the winners won’t have to wait for an announcement to start building their next ship. As soon as the poll results are public you’ll know who you’re up against. I’ll have the new threads up tonight, and a revised bracket ready to post in the morning with a gallery of all the winning starfighters. Good luck everyone!
Out of the sixty four contestants who signed up all but one of them submitted their ships on time, so a great turn out for the opening round. Unfortunately two more were DQ’ed on technicalities but that’s still a very promising start. Loads of fantastic builds to sort through means some real tough choices for voters. The polls are now open to active forum members. They’re each in the same threads where the builders posted their photos, and you can sign in and see a quick list here. The poll only last 48 hours, and time is up around 9:30PM on Tuesday night.
Just a quick heads up to all you procrastinating builders: you now have less than five hours remaining to submit your models. Anything submitted after 8PM Pacific Time tonight will be too late and you will forfeit your position in the tournament bracket. So far forty five out of the sixty four have posted. If any of the remaining nineteen miss the deadline their opponent will automatically advance to the next round while the polls will determine the rest. As far as the polls themselves, they will take a little bit of time to set up but I should have them ready within a few hours after the deadline at most. Stay tuned!
The sixty four entry limit flew by Thursday afternoon and we’re on schedule to kick off the next phase. The bracket above (click for full res version) shows all of the competing pilots, each paired off with their first challenger and the letters they’ll be using for their starfighters. If you registered before the deadline and your pilot is shown above you can start building right away. The deadline for this round is next Sunday at 8pm Pacific time and you can find dedicated threads for each match up right here in the contest forum (you may need to check the second page, there are 32 threads in this opening round). The polls will go up shortly after that deadline and run for only two days before the next round starts.
The deadline for sign ups is Saturday and we have a total of fifty four contestants so far. That means if you want in you still have a chance, but you’re running out of time. All you have to do to participate in our biggest contest yet is build yourself a minifig pilot and submit it to this thread. That earns you a slot on the bracket and a chance to fight your way through the ranks of fellow builders in the coming weeks. Ace has his doubts that we’ll hit the limit of sixty four by this weekend, but I think the odds are pretty good. I’m looking forward to seeing the final ten so we can get this rolling!
It’s time to launch our final contest of the year. We’ve had this one in the works for some time now: a new twist on our annual Moc Madness Tournament that will really put you builders to the test. The theme itself is a classic for Star Wars fans and a perfect way to try out the new format. Please see the full rules for the latest crazy scheme and sign up in the forum if you want to participate. (more…)