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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:00 pm
by Ethane
The Groups Are Now Live!.

The World Cup Qualifying Groups and the schedule are now on the RP thread OP. Links to rosters will be posted tomorrow.
FIRST CUTOFF: 2000-2100 EST (0100-0200 UTC) ON MONDAY 11TH JANUARY.
ROSTER PENALTY: A 15% KPB penalty will apply if your roster is not posted by MD1. It is reversible at the moment you post a roster.

Hope you're ready for the qualifiers, we hope it's going to be a good one! See ya soon folks.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:59 am
by Ethane
World Cup Host Announcement

Someone has brought it to our attention that there was a minor error in the creation of pots. Caryton (The Spiritual Republic of Caryton) was mistakenly listed as unranked, thus placing them in pot 10. However, Caryton is ranked 300 which would place them in pot 8.

To rectify this, minor changes will be made to the group draw, affecting groups 1, 7, and 19.
- Caryton will be moved from group 19 to group 7.
- Silvedania, now in pot 9, will be moved from group 7 to group 1.
- Mapletish, now in pot 10, will be moved from group 1 to group 19.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:20 am
by Trigel
Does anyone know where the schedules are?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:24 am
by Starblaydia
Trigel wrote:Does anyone know where the schedules are?

I've moved this post from the RP thread to here. Any out-of-character questions you can ask in here, while the RP thread is for in-character roleplaying only.

The schedule can be found at the bottom of the opening post of the RP thread. All useful information give out by the hosts goes in there.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:14 am
by Lorrana
What time GMT on Monday will the MD1 scores be posted?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 pm
by Commonwealth of Baker Park
Lorrana wrote:What time GMT on Monday will the MD1 scores be posted?


https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=38134406#p38134406

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:17 pm
by Graintfjall
WCQ Fantasy Link
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Competition that will run through the World Cup qualifiers. To enter, all you have to do is pick one team from each group. You have a maximum of 240 KPBs to spend, so you can't just pick the Pot 1 from each group! Follow the instructions at the bottom of the "Start Here" sheet (and let me know if you encounter any errors along the way!)

Thanks to Ko-oren on whose work 95% of this was based, all errors are 100% my fault.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:29 pm
by Taeshan
Commonwealth of Baker Park wrote:
Lorrana wrote:What time GMT on Monday will the MD1 scores be posted?


https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=38134406#p38134406



On that note.

The Cut off tomorrow will be approximately 27 and a half hours from now.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:38 pm
by Graintfjall
Last call for fantasy entrants. Otherwise the sheet will be locked for additional entries/changes at the MD2 cutoff today (which is presumably about 4 1/2 hours away).

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:43 pm
by Blouman Empire
I normally don't read posts from other users during the qualifying stage, unless they are in my group.

But I must say the one posted by Arch (on his puppet account) was a good one.



Or is Arch the puppet of Alisdair.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:43 pm
by Tequilo
Have I missed something? What are the ‘belt matches’ indicated in the scores thread?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 am
by San Ortelio
Tequilo wrote:Have I missed something? What are the ‘belt matches’ indicated in the scores thread?


The UWC is an Audioslavian invention which traces the World Champion not based on the tournament but by the boxing principle - you become the champion by beating the champion. It is traced back to WC1 and came into the tournament in the hands of Al Qurija. More information can be found at this link

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 am
by Blouman Empire
San Ortelio wrote:
Tequilo wrote:Have I missed something? What are the ‘belt matches’ indicated in the scores thread?


The UWC is an Audioslavian invention which traces the World Champion not based on the tournament but by the boxing principle - you become the champion by beating the champion. It is traced back to WC1 and came into the tournament in the hands of Al Qurija. More information can be found at this link


I suspect it is also based on the irl Unofficial Football World Championships which has been calculated since 2003 though has been calculated since the second international match when England won in 1873.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unofficia ... mpionships

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 am
by Tequilo
Ah yes thank you penny drops now. It's like when you unexpectedly see someone from work when you are holidaying in Torremelinos... it's hard to place them out of context.

EDIT: Not that that is likely to happen anytime soon.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:30 pm
by Mriin
San Ortelio wrote:
Tequilo wrote:Have I missed something? What are the ‘belt matches’ indicated in the scores thread?


The UWC is an Audioslavian invention which traces the World Champion not based on the tournament but by the boxing principle - you become the champion by beating the champion. It is traced back to WC1 and came into the tournament in the hands of Al Qurija. More information can be found at this link

More detail can also be found in Audioslavia's youtube series, if any interested have some time to burn watching his Jon Bois impression. Episode 4 is the one that specifically deals with the matter of belts, and the chapters of Episode 5 (as well as Star's new Craziness Encouraged video series) are currently being aired live every Sunday (organized through the NSS discord).

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:40 pm
by Audioslavia
Cheeky trailer for the next few instalments.

If you've ever wondered what a semi-complete history of Eastfield Lodge's trials and tribulations in the Nationstates World Cup looks like, come along on Sunday at 20:00 UTC. The link to the sync-tube.de room goes up an hour beforehand. Give me a shout if you'd like me to PM you the link too.

If you don't mind waiting, all of Episode 5 will be coming to a World Cup / Cup of Harmony thread near you this cycle.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:58 pm
by Cassadaigua
Cup of Harmony 79 bidding season is underway!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:23 am
by NSWC Signups
Host Bid Deadline

The deadline to submit bids to host the 79th Cup of Harmony will be Sunday, January 24th at 11:59 PM EST.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:56 am
by Blouman Empire
Audioslavia wrote:Cheeky trailer.


Wow this series is awesome and thanks Mriin for raising awareness about the series.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:02 am
by Starblaydia
Blouman Empire wrote:
Audioslavia wrote:Cheeky trailer.

Wow this series is awesome and thanks Mriin for raising awareness about the series.

For the awareness-raising-of-video RPs bandwagon, I will also drop this thread in, and as Episode 2 of Craziness Encouraged premieres tonight in the same Discord watch-along as The Idiot Project, CE Episode 1 will be linked in that thread and the WC87 RP thread around the same time, for anyone who missed it*.


* Which is everyone bar about 15 users.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:33 am
by Silvedania
Starblaydia wrote:
Blouman Empire wrote:Wow this series is awesome and thanks Mriin for raising awareness about the series.

For the awareness-raising-of-video RPs bandwagon, I will also drop this thread in, and as Episode 2 of Craziness Encouraged premieres tonight in the same Discord watch-along as The Idiot Project, CE Episode 1 will be linked in that thread and the WC87 RP thread around the same time, for anyone who missed it*.


* Which is everyone bar about 15 users.

I saw the trailer and it looks good!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:07 am
by Peisandros
Quick post to say hi to everyone - amazing to see some of the old names still on here. Hope everyone is well!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:15 am
by Blouman Empire
Peisandros wrote:Quick post to say hi to everyone - amazing to see some of the old names still on here. Hope everyone is well!


Here's a name that is a blast from the past.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:07 am
by Sarzonia
Peisandros wrote:Quick post to say hi to everyone - amazing to see some of the old names still on here. Hope everyone is well!


Good to see you again!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:28 am
by Quintessence of Dust
Welcome back Peisandros!