Frequently Asked Questions
1. You talk about contenders, champions, #1 contenders etc. What do they all mean?
2. How do I become a contender and the #1 contender?
3. Can I earn a title shot even though I am not listed as a Contender?
4. Who decides who will get a title shot and how often will title bouts take place?
5. Where can I make a claim for contender/#1 contender status and follow the progress of what’s going on in the world of RoRNews.net World Championships?
|1. Fair Play
Guys, I beg of thee. Please, Please, no damn emo/bitch/cry/whine/cheating/bs attitude. Things will get a little more serious, and people will get pissed. However, if we start fighting the entire thing will collapse from beneath. Accept the rules, accept the decision of the referees and play fair. If we start taking this too serious, it will die immediately. Accept a loss, move on, get better and come back stronger – it’s not the end of the world.
Each game will have a referee to help make decision as things go wrong.
The players have two options in regards to choosing a referee:
If they cannot agree on a certain player, a rornews.net referee will be appointed by default and NEITHER player has the right to complain about rornews.net’s choice. If there is any sign of argument in the process of choosing referee, rornews.net moderators will immediately step in and appoint a referee. If this is the case both players are subsequently bound to abide with this decision.
2.1 Referee Decision Power
It is simple, the referee’s decision is ALWAYS final.
2.2. Referee Duties
2.3 Referee requirements
The player must be at least xp+ and he should know the settings in question inside and out.
3. Championship setup
Each championship bout will be best out of 5 matches.
The standard rules for each setting apply. We all know them by now. So don’t act stupid – you will be disqualified.
And please, I implore you, no ghey ass behaviour: TC-Rush, Painting, Shadow walling etc.
Exceptions to standard rules can be in effect in accordance with 7. Rule Change Agreements.
3.2 The GB rule
Given the caprcious nature of RoR maps we’ve decided to give each player ONE (1) opportunity to GB during each series.
Kind of like the challange system in Tennis.
It works as follows. If a player senses that he got majorly screwed by the map, he can
The is, however, one constraint to this rule, the GB rule can only be invoked before:
To invoke the GB rule the player must say GB in the chat or pause the game, and this has to be done BEFORE the abovementioned time limits.
As mentioned, each player has only ONE chance to do this during each championship bout.
3.2.1 The GB rule is binding
Once the words “GB” have been uttered, there is no turning back. Like, oh shit just 5 sec after the player said GB
Once a match-up has been announced the players must agree on a certain date and time.
If they can’t agree on a a date & time it will by default be on Saturdays 9 PM CET within3 weeks after the both was signed. If the champion fails to agree on a time and date he will lose his belt.
This issue is accompanied by exterme conflict potentional. Therefore, we’ve made the rules quite simple.
The players have 2 options:
If the players disagree in the choice, the first option will be chosen by default. This means that the only way for the referee to be awarded the final say is if BOTH players want it to be that way. Quite simple, either the dropper always loses, or both players agree to leave it in the hands of the referee.
4.1 Dropping guidelines for the Referee
4.2 Dropping with an unused GB rule
If a player drops prior to:
The gb rule will be applied automatically.
5. A note on Rule Violations
They do happen unintentionally from time to time. Please don’t freak out. The referee’s will do their best to fix the situation. However, in some situations, an unintentional violation will infact change the dynamics and course of the game. In those situations, the referee has the ability suggest a rematch/restart. If he chooses to do so, it is up to the player who got violated to accept the offer or reject it and continue the game. Should he opt to continue the game he CANNOT bring it up later and cry cheat. His decision is final and cannot be revisited.
Please note that some violations are just very complicated in terms of how they affect the game and how to continue after they occured. For example a “paint or not paint in kor 1.5″-situation – if it is a paint, and the player built 5 ranges already, deleting them is simply not an option. In these situation the referee will decide if a restart will be necessary or not.
Also note that this covers unintentional violations.
If the referee deems a violation game-changing AND intentional, the violating player will always be disqualifed.
I am sorry all fans – these rules won’t please you.
Apart from the referee and rornews.net representative (screenshots, recordings etc.) the only way someone gets to watch is if BOTH players agree on him watching.
No exceptions. So, the one who doesn’t want the watcher(s) always have final say.
7. Rule Change Agreements
Should the players wish to adjust the standard rules a bit in order to promote fairness this can be done. However, both players must agree to the changes without any dispute. Furthemore, these rule changes must be clearly stated to the referee and rornews.net moderator prior to the event begins.
In DM games which has a 5th gold mine, the competitiors can agree that this gold mine won’t be allowed to use.