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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:38 am
by South Covello
Free Republics wrote:Host Announcement

Since neither of us anticipated the CTE (which I literally discovered just minutes before the results were posted), I feel like we need to specifically state how we're going to handle scorinating extra time and penalties for the playoffs, if needed. In that scenario, we will be utilizing the method proposed by Equestrian States and Cassadaigua in their WC67 host bid.

My cutoff time will be 8-10 AM US/Canada Eastern time on Sunday for the first leg.

The World Cup Concert Thread will be up prior to the cutoff.


Could you clarify on the use of the away goals rule after extra time if both teams score an equal, non-zero number of goals? Based on your post it seems it would be used, but the post you linked to suggests a shootout result would be used. For instance:

leg 1: Free Republics 0-0 Banija
Leg 2: Banija 0-0 Free Republics (1-1 aet)

Would that go to a shootout or would Free Republics advance on away goals?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:08 pm
by Banija
Similar to how UEFA uses the away goals rule, it would be used during extra time as well. So in the example above, FFR would advance on away goals over yours truly.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 pm
by Commonwealth of Baker Park
Congratulations to Starblaydia for winning election as WCC President and to Equestrian States for being elected Vice President.

Congratulations to Cassadaigua and EQS for winning the bid for the CoH.

And Congratulations to the survivors of the playoffs, and commiserations to the defeated sides who made it that far.

I don't think I would've put money on every team qualifying for the Finals to be in the Top 50.

I'm seeing another group stage exit in my future...:)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:32 am
by Tinhampton
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:I don't think I would've put money on every team qualifying for the Finals to be in the Top 50.

Nor would I, to be fair :P At least I might be able to look forward to World Cup 81, But For World Cup Rejects, Minus Eight if Cass or EQS send me an invite... might.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:09 am
by Savojarna
Tinhampton wrote:At least I might be able to look forward to World Cup 81, But For World Cup Rejects, Minus Eight if Cass or EQS send me an invite... might.


I'll steal that name :P

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:25 am
by Drawkland
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:Congratulations to Starblaydia for winning election as WCC President and to Equestrian States for being elected Vice President.

Congratulations to Cassadaigua and EQS for winning the bid for the CoH.

And Congratulations to the survivors of the playoffs, and commiserations to the defeated sides who made it that far.

I don't think I would've put money on every team qualifying for the Finals to be in the Top 50.

I'm seeing another group stage exit in my future...:)

Now that my streak of 4/4 qualifications is now broken, all eyes are on you to see if you can break that ;)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
by Commonwealth of Baker Park
Drawkland wrote:
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:Congratulations to Starblaydia for winning election as WCC President and to Equestrian States for being elected Vice President.

Congratulations to Cassadaigua and EQS for winning the bid for the CoH.

And Congratulations to the survivors of the playoffs, and commiserations to the defeated sides who made it that far.

I don't think I would've put money on every team qualifying for the Finals to be in the Top 50.

I'm seeing another group stage exit in my future...:)

Now that my streak of 4/4 qualifications is now broken, all eyes are on you to see if you can break that ;)


I shall do my best to defend the brotherhood of maiden qualifiers. LOL
I'm just still a bit in shock at having come from nothing to the Top 30 in a short time.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:43 pm
by Eastfield Lodge
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:
Drawkland wrote:Now that my streak of 4/4 qualifications is now broken, all eyes are on you to see if you can break that ;)


I shall do my best to defend the brotherhood of maiden qualifiers. LOL
I'm just still a bit in shock at having come from nothing to the Top 30 in a short time.

*wonders what being in the top 30 feels like*

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:08 pm
by Atlantian Oceania
For anyone interested in the nukes event: https://www.nationstates.net/page=faction/fid=14

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:44 am
by Starblaydia
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:Congratulations to Starblaydia for winning election as WCC President and to Equestrian States for being elected Vice President.

Thank you! And thank you to everyone on the WCC who nominated and/or voted during the process. El Presidente is a pretty important community position on this subforum, so I'm rather proud that the WC players at large think I'm up to doing it. Thanks, too, to Valanora for holding the reins for this Presidential cycle.

I promise to try not to break anything between WC 82, 83 and 84.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:51 am
by Savojarna
Atlantian Oceania wrote:For anyone interested in the nukes event: https://www.nationstates.net/page=faction/fid=14


Wait, Vangaziland is nuking NS Sports? :o

(Cool that we have our own faction! I won't join though, not too interested in the whole nukes event)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:02 am
by Indusse
Starblaydia wrote:
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:Congratulations to Starblaydia for winning election as WCC President and to Equestrian States for being elected Vice President.

Thank you! And thank you to everyone on the WCC who nominated and/or voted during the process. El Presidente is a pretty important community position on this subforum, so I'm rather proud that the WC players at large think I'm up to doing it. Thanks, too, to Valanora for holding the reins for this Presidential cycle.

I promise to try not to break anything between WC 82, 83 and 84.



Congratulations

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:57 am
by Free Republics
Host Announcement

The Live Draw for the World Cup 81 Finals will be conducted on the NS Sport Discord server around Noon US Eastern Time on Saturday September 29th.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:45 am
by Free Republics
Host Announcement

The group draw is now up for the World Cup 81 Finals.

Roster links on the WC finals draw, my IC information and the long-delayed World Cup 81 Concert Thread will be coming this weekend.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:22 pm
by Alasdair I Frosticus
Free Republics wrote:The group draw is now up for the World Cup 81 Finals.


The bunnies will give Mr Di Bradini's homeland so much love and hugs and nuzzles and cuddles...





In the effing groin.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:23 pm
by Commonwealth of Baker Park
Alasdair I Frosticus wrote:
Free Republics wrote:The group draw is now up for the World Cup 81 Finals.


The bunnies will give Mr Di Bradini's homeland so much love and hugs and nuzzles and cuddles...





In the effing groin.


glad I avoided the group with the bunnies this time around :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:57 pm
by Apox
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:
Alasdair I Frosticus wrote:
The bunnies will give Mr Di Bradini's homeland so much love and hugs and nuzzles and cuddles...





In the effing groin.


glad I avoided the group with the bunnies this time around :lol:


The bunnies were my favourite to RP against tbh...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:58 pm
by Main Nation Ministry
Apox wrote:
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:
glad I avoided the group with the bunnies this time around :lol:


The bunnies were my favourite to RP against tbh...


I feel tempted to RP with the murderous bunnies, actually.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:57 am
by Starblaydia
Alasdair I Frosticus wrote:
Free Republics wrote:The group draw is now up for the World Cup 81 Finals.


The bunnies will give Mr Di Bradini's homeland so much love and hugs and nuzzles and cuddles...





In the effing groin.

A team of eleven cuddly bunnies, cute as can be,
all trying to rip open your femoral artery.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:41 am
by Free Republics
The World Cup 81 Concert thread is now open!

This Concert is open to all 192 nations that entered World Cup 81, including the 160 that did not qualify for the World Cup Finals.

The idea here is sort of similar to WorldVision but voting is voluntary (i.e. you won't be disqualified from the competition if you post a song and don't vote) and it is exclusively for World Cup nations and taking place ICly in the Free Republics the night before our World Cup opening match against Equestrian States.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:41 pm
by Equestrian States
For those of you who have received and accepted invitations to the Cup of Harmony, the everything thread has been posted. Feel free to start posting your rosters and RPs.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:30 pm
by Equestrian States
Cup of Harmony group draw has been posted.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:53 pm
by Equestrian States
Cup of Harmony Schedule
The group stage will consist of each team playing the others in their group once in a single round robin. Equestrian States will scorinate his groups (Groups A-D) at approximately 11:00 PM EDT (03:00 UTC). Cassadaigua will scorinate her groups (E-H) at approximately 8:00 PM EDT (00:00 UTC). The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage.

Saturday, October 6: Match Day 1 - 1v4, 2v3
Monday, October 8: Match Day 2 - 4v3, 1v2
Wednesday, October 10: Match Day 3 - 2v4, 3v1
Friday, October 12: Round of 16 - A1vB2, C1vD2, B1vA2, D1vC2, E1vF2, G1vH2, F1vE2, H1vG2
Sunday, October 14: Quarterfinals - SR1vSR2, SR3vSR4, SR5vSR6, SR7vSR8
Tuesday, October 16: Semifinals - QF1vQF2, QF3vQF4
Thursday, October 18: Final/3PPO - SF1vSF2

Cup of Harmony participants thus have a bit under three days from now to get their rosters and any pre-MD1 RPs in, the exact time of which will depend on which group they were drawn in.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:52 am
by Savojarna
Question: If my RP plans were related to the World Cup (and my sponsorship application there), but my team plays in the CoH - would it be acceptable to post them in the WC thread and link to them/copy them for the CoH, or vice versa?

I don't really have the time to do double RP's and obviously wouldn't want to near-abandon the CoH, but I'd also like to use the sponsorship opportunity despite not being in the WC proper.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:06 am
by Starblaydia
Savojarna wrote:Question: If my RP plans were related to the World Cup (and my sponsorship application there), but my team plays in the CoH - would it be acceptable to post them in the WC thread and link to them/copy them for the CoH, or vice versa?

I don't really have the time to do double RP's and obviously wouldn't want to near-abandon the CoH, but I'd also like to use the sponsorship opportunity despite not being in the WC proper.

Continuing to post relevant RPs in the WC thread even when eliminated is 100% made of win.

Cross-posting the two threads is "okay", as you're still only trying to earn the bonus for one competition and not two. If you're on an RP kick with the sponsorships keep it up, no matter which thread it's more appropriate in.

I'm usually anti-cross posting when it comes to "this is just a Newswires post in a WC thread" style, but this isn't it, so go for it.