Round 2 of Clash of the Clans 2016 Begins NOW!

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With an incredible start of the tournament, Round 1 has finally completed - and the results are in! Thank you all for your relentless efforts in this challenging first week, but now it's time to narrow down the playing field. Proud Vikings, allow me to present you the top EIGHT Clans that will move onto Round 2 - which starts NOW!

 

Spirit of Valhall (#1) v. Swift Champions (#8)
Valor (#2) v. xX Club White Bat Xx (#7)
Wings of Freedom (#3) v. The Forgotten Racers (#6)
The Phantom Lords (#4) v. Team Fearless (#5)

 

Once again, if you need a refresher on how our annual tournament is broken down, be sure to click on [this link] to find out more. Otherwise cheer on your favorite Clan out of the remaining eight, and stick around NEXT WEEK to see who made it to the Semi Finals on Monday (3/14)! http://smarturl.it/ClashClans16W2

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XD 

 

 

Congratulations & Good Luck to all that made it into the

 

tournament.

 

 

 

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The Dragon Racers: Recruitment

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The Dragon Racers: Website

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The Dragon Racers: Official Chat Page

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The Dragon Racers: Summer Special!

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The Dragon Racers: Banner & Art Thread

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Wahoo! Go Valor!

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Viking Name: Lillyian

Clan: Valor

Main Dragon: Auk

Main Dragon Breed: Scauldron

 

 

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*burps*

Way to go, Valor!

Knew you guys could do it. Keep up the hard work!

I'm rootin' for ya.

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~Foxglove~

 

Friend Code:

D1IJMR

 

Trophies:

20,000  & counting!

 

UDT:

400,000

 

Favourite Dragons:

Changewing, Boneknapper, Deathsong, Night Fury, Slithersong, Sand Wraith, Night Terror, Triple Stryke & Snaptrapper

 

Racing Style:

"Dirty" {traps, boosts, & shortcuts}

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Yay!

Thanks, Faux! You're the best! We miss you! ^_^

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*burps*

Not too bad yourself, m'lady.
*gigglesnort*

 

Perhaps after the tournament is over, I can re-apply to join?

Hopefully I won't glitch out like last time. Ugh, that was unbearably ridiculous. 

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GO FEARLESS!!!!!

GO FEARLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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C:

Yeah!
Phantom Lords! ROAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!

We can do this clan :D

 

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Stop Boulder Class shaming!

BOULDER CLASS! BOULDER CLASS! OI OI OI!

Hai.

Welcome to my signature.

Since I am a person who is very, very lazy I (at this time) don't feel like making my siggy "fancy"

So, here's some stuff 'bout me.

I am a girl.

I like the color Blue/teal.

My favorite dragon class is Boulder Class.

 my main dragon(s) are a Screaming Death named Odin, and a Skrill named Jayfeather.

I love Doctor Who, Merlin, Chuck, Physch, Harry Potter, The Kane Chronicles, and other nerd-y things.

My favorite Httyd dragons whose names start with the letter s are Screaming Deaths, Shivertooths, Skrills, Scauldrons, Smothering Smokebreaths, Snafflefangs, Shovelhelms, Sword Stealers, Snifflehunches (+Sneezelhunches) and Seashockers! (that's alot!)

And I am usually friendly :D

In-game name is: IIicedragonII (No, not lice dragon. Those are capital i's not l's. And you simply pronounce it as "Ice dragon")

Friend code: hmm.. P.M. me if you want it. Can't take any chances o3o

And I'm a proud member of The Phantom Lords! (ROAAAAAAAAR!)

I'm also a proud member of the recently-made forum clan The Sisterhood of Clams!

"We aren't perfect! We're women! We take what we want!"

I'll probably post some bios about my dragons, but I'm too lazy to do it right now XP

 

 

Amazing picture of my main viking OC, Eira Glacier, by Pixel!

Picture of my bestest-Screaming Death-buddy, Odin, by Dragonrider34!

 Picture of Odin eliminating the largest threat known to vikings: BUTTERFLIES!! Awesome picture done by ScarfyWings! (He's not a fan of butterflies, deathly afraid of them actually. I can only shudder in horror as he has now discovered they're flammable..)

Epic picture of Odin done by WutendBonfire!

 

 

Info card on Odin by ze great AllyNadderRider!

 

Picture of Jayfeather by Dragonrider34!

 

 

Oldscratch Johnson by Gigimon!

Amazing picture of Seawings done by Freakzter!

 

Picture of Spottedleaf by Tyrannosaur66!

 

Picture of Mage by FlamingHusky!

Adorable picture of Gadget by KareKare!

Amazing edit of Armakillo done by Siren-Spirit!

 

Permafrost the lone Snow Wraith by Huntress of the Storms!

Great edit of Ignis my Monstrous Nightmare done by Frytha!

 

The Acidic ScuttleSting! Idea by me and this amazing picture by NightmareRebuff!

My ever-so-adorable Pan-Puffle Plumpkin by Sky and Ocean!

Blight the nightfury/razorwhip hybrid adopted from Tyrannosaur66!

Sea Glass, my first ever Aqua Borealis by Kcrocket & 1Flower!

Picture of Bluestar being... Bluestar by AngNadder!

 

Armakillo picture by Wildfire78!

Cute Shivertooth blinkie by Candyblast!

Picture of Graveyard admiring his precious chicken by NadderForever!

 

 

Picture of Doopliss by Dragonrider34!

Clan Stuff/Miscellaneous:

(right now it mostly has things for the Sisterhood of Clams, however if I find some phantoms stuff I shall add it to this section as well)

The Sisterhood of Clams' adorable mascot, Clament! (Done by the clan leader, Sky and Ocean!)

Awesome Elder picture of Me, Zuski, and Gummy Bear (our codenames, respectively.) by Sky and Ocean!

 

All clam members by our clam leader, Zuski/Sky and Ocean!

 

My clam badge by Zuski/Sky and Ocean! (The derpy bird represents me perfectly.)

Check out the dragon fight club! It's a cool sort of 'event' area where we stick dragons head-to-head on eachother and vote/see which would win in a fight!

 

Currently there's a tournament going on! Which side are you on?

Fire..

Or..

Ice..

Personally..

Team ice FTW!

 

 

Lil' short:

Jayfeather: C'mon friend, this thing won't hurt anyone!

Odin: I do not have time to mess around with strange objects.

Jayfeather: Look, just hold still.

-Seawings makes sure to not be in the shot of the camera-

-click-

Jayfeather: Aha! Got it. Ahh fish paste, my wing was in it..

Odin: Hand that over this minute! I... want to see if you got my good side..

Jayfeather: HA!

Seawings: G-guys lets just bring this thing to Ice, o-okay?

Odin: GIVE ME THE PICTURE!!

Jayfeather: YOU'LL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!!

Odin: GIVE IT HERE YOU EEL WITH WINGS OR AM I GONNA HAVE TO-

-Jayfeather flew off chuckling-

-Odin roared after him-

-Seawings whimpers and decides to follow-

(Funny picture of Odin and Jayfeather by Wutend Bonfire!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha! Got ya >:D

(awesome gif of Odin by Peymae!)

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Phantoms made it :)

Yay Phantoms :)

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Enough with the SPAM

for oh for, dragon not found.

 

 

 

Don't make Toothless angry

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Yes we made it!!!! GO

Yes we made it!!!! GO FEARLESS!!!! :)

Best of luck for the next round!

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ROARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

ROARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Phantoms ROARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Congrats to Phantoms and to all the 8 clans that made it into the next round. 

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Fallen Viking - Might Wind Rider (Got hacked by a hacker)

Forever gone 2/07/14 - 1/16/2015

The Phantom Lords/The Phantom Shadows - Admin hear us loudly and clearly - stop the hackers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOEPpTCkKPM

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Made by Diamond (Friendship with Diamond Storm)    and other two are made by Nessie (Friendship with Snow Leopards)

Made by AegonTheConquerer - above and below picture........  Cartoon Characters by Northlark

Above Made by Blossom - (used Might Wind Rider as model).  Below made by Stworzydlak

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RROOOOOOAAAAAAAARRRRRR

GO PHANTOMS WE CAN DO THIS! HEAR US RRRROOOOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRR!!!!

 

And a huge congratulations to all the other clans that made it. :)

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~The Sad Siggy of a Retired SoD Player~

 

~My Dragons~

Celestial Radiance - Sand Wraith

Echostorm - Shockjaw

Blazer - Monstrous Nightmare

Blizzard - Thunderdrum 

Hurricane - Whispering Death

Waverider- Sliquifier 

Turbulence - Wooly Howl

Midnight Velocity - Gronkle

Fearstrider - Skrill

Stargazer - Prickleboggle

Delta - Speed Stinger

Winter Solstice - Flightmare

Cataclysm - Snow Wraith

Soulwind - Shivertooth

Tetra and Vortex - Hideous Zippleback

Amethyst - Groncicle

Xenoblade - Death Song

 

~My OC, the Infamous Skylar Krymark~

 

Full name: Skylar Estellé Krymark (Kossakevsky)

Gender: Female

Age: N/A 

Ethnicity: Russian/Japanese

Appearance: WIP

Personality: WIP

Backstory: WIP

 

~A Bit About the Roleplayer Behind the Screen~

Hey! The name's Sky and I'm a retired SoD player and a former Phantom Lords member. 

I now am a roleplayer on forum and you may see my name pop up in some roleplay threads. 

My doggo's name is Jax and he's a cream Shiba Inu. <3

I'm an enthusiast of League, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Osu!, and NieR: Automata. 

From the U.S and a proud Virgo

Self taught artist - Come check my page out on Instagram :)

http://www.instagram.com/catching_frostburn

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~In Pyrrhia I'm a Nightwing/Icewing Hybrid named Frostburn~ 

~In SoD I'm just Skylar Krymark with her group of dragons~

 ~In the world of Harry Potter, I'm a proud Slytherwing~ 

~When it comes to proxies and pastas, OC is Rosalyn the Reaper~ 

~In LoL, I'm a lvl 7 Rakan wannabe~ 

~Full-time chocolate fueled doodler~

 ~In the world of anime, call me Mayuki Tsunemori~

 ~In reality, I'm just a girl who likes to draw dragons and watch anime~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

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Swifties Swifties OI OI OI!

Swifties Swifties OI OI OI!

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SWIFTIES SWIFTIES OI OI

SWIFTIES SWIFTIES OI OI OI!

 

Great job Swift Champions and all the rest of the clans!!!! We have had a lot of fun this week!

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Swift For Life 3/24/2015-Present

Swifties Swifties Oi Oi Oi!

Viking created Oct 11, 2014 at around 6:40pm PST

Made first friend on Jan 16, 2015 at 5:27pm

Joined first clan on Jan 19, 2015

First time in Single Player ThunderRun Jan 31, 2015 at 11:28pm

SoD Discord banner made by SilverDragonFox

  

(Above banner made by me, crests used made by Maijic)

The right side clan crest art was made by carmine (SC banner above made by Silence!)

"Swift Chompions "We bite-alot"" -Moondragonfox

          SWIFT CHAMPIONS IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS!!!! We love to race and we strive to be one of the best clans in rank and loyalty. We are an active clan and are currently ranked 13. Loyalty within our family is very important. We talk to each other all the time though chatzy, discord, and pm. If you would like to join, apply by clicking here and filling out the form. If you have any questions, you can send me a PM here or contact me on Facebook. I am Tyra Penn on Facebook.

  

Clay Toothless made by me: SoD #FanartSaturday showcased 9/17/16

Youtube Video made by me: SoD #ShoutOutSunday showcased 2/19/17

Youtube Video made by me: SoD #ShoutOutSunday showcased 4/2/17

I gained a total of 17,040 trophies in the 2016 Clash of Clans Tournament O.O  (Banner below made by httyyd!)

Aithusa/me (drawn by MistyNight) Aithusa/me (drawn by Carmine) 

 

Master's 47 Commandments

 

 

  1. - Thou shalt not hate thy Master. Thou shalt also have a special name.

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  3. - Thou shalt maketh a song about thy commandments.

  4. - Thou shalt maketh a poem for thy Master, containing the spleling of her loyalist of servants.

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  7. -Thou shalt weareth thy Master's ‘Master Musk’ scent

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  9. - All bleach must be holy bleach. All bleach must be prior blessed by a priest. It is decreed.

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  13. -Thou shalt call the color blue by thy true name of ble, for the Master sayeth it is so. One who refuses shalt be a fool.

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  19. - Note, thy Master does not condone nor accept bribes and/or threats. But things magic may happen if either one or the other is used.

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  28. -Thou shalt always quest for the answers. Quessing

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  37. -#catastrophicallyandawkwardlylate: When thou art late to a Master's party, it shalt be catastrophic and awkward.

  38. -When one shalt arrive #catastrophicallyandawkwardlylate, and find all party goers have become waiting ghosts, then thou shalt ascend to fairy-hood to bringeth thy swift ghosts back to thy living.

  39. - Thou must pass gas once in the presence of master, so she knoweth of thy presence

  40. - Master Chan is kawaii af

  41. - Thou shalt not be greedy while receiving highly demanded, not so demanded, gifts. Thou shalt also not be greedy in any other aspect of one's life. Tis unbecoming.

  42. - Only Master can assume (be it the assumption of genders)

  43. - Thou shalt give with abundance to those who are less fortunate AND more fortunate than thyself.

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-Koda Penndragon-

-Terra-BABY FOX TALES-Spirit-

-Smaug-Luna-Tauriel-Legolas-Lyla-Earth-Merlin-Misty and Meadows-Hailstone-Aragog-Snow White-

-Zack-Loki-Jack Frost-Ralph-Lancelot-Gormogon-Kilgharrah-Temperance-Ichabod Crane-Bazynga-

-Katrina-LOTR-Howard-Nibbles-Forrest Gump-PitBull-Agni-Pitch-Lilith-Tiger-Freya-

-Hot Tamales-August Rush-Nick-Rhino-Arya-Tyrion-Margaery-Fumaca-

-Buddy-Grave Digger-Penny-Icicle-Loch Ness-Gecko-Drake

Oathkeeper-Seahawk-Nymeria-Razanur and Peregrin-

  

The above art/dragon species was created by me, his name is Swift and he is what I call an Asheous Mare (He is just a baby dragon). Asheous Mares are the mascot of Swift Champions.

 

  

(made by me)               (made by Victoriae350)               (made by me)

Art and Adoptables Made by themasterplan47!

Chrome, Mushu, and Darwin

Adoptables Made by MidnightMare!

Lycaon Pictus (origional creation) my adopted African Wild Dog Fury

P. T Leo, Alex, Rarity, and Terra

Art and Adoptables Made by DuskDaybreak!

Kilgherrah, Hugo, Angela and Araneae!

Sapphire, Twilight, Sunset, and Sapling

Art Made by TosiLohi!

Art and Adopts Made by Kimbenoso!

Caimen, Legolas, Swift, Gormogon

Other Art and Adoptables!

 

Cobblestone (made by Defy), Uther, and Kiwi (both made by chameishida)

This is Milky Way, Asteria, and Cosmos (all Galaxyfurys created by bubbles5498)

Timber (made by blockEdragon) Tony Stark and Black Widow (Both made by AniuRavenwolf)

Lycaon(made by Twistedclaw),Tauriel(made by Mariella), Sable(made by kelcyk123), Arya+Gormogon (made by snowflake12298)

 

Swift (made by TildenWolfGirl)  Sandies (made by Witcherforever) Petrichor (made by Bavelly

Toothless (first 2 made by NightmareRebuffLycaon and Swift! (second 2 made by carmine)

  

I Love My Babies

Cora (rip), Bella, Kisha (rip), Abby (rip), and Cuddles

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???

Anyone care to tell me how this clan made it in, unless the clans maybe did not earn that many trophies this time, I don't get how they did it. Usually you guys earn over 10,000 trophies at the ver least for the tournaments per round. Im a little baffled ???

 

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Clan

Not to mention that this clan is all one racer who has been speed hacking all week. Giving others fake lap times.

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Your more polite then me Zero

Your more polite then me Zero. Baffled wouldn't exactly be the word I'd use. 

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The Phoenix Knights

Big props to Ellisonn for cool banners of Hiccup having the Firey Knight coming from his heart and soul. XD
 

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hmm...

 

Before I go on to hating someone, I like to be sure that they rightfully deserve to be hated...

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Hey?

How didn't The Lightning PreadatorZ

get in?

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My name is Danielg156 (In game name is Danielgodridge)

Friend Code: CU76NQ

 

 

The Erupting Erosions!       

 

Are you looking for the right clan to join??? Well here it is! The Erupting Erosions!

We do all sorts of awesome things!

Racing together, flying and even showing each other what we've learn't!

Join us TODAY on School of Dragons and help us to be in the top 100!

BEWARE! You can only join if you have over 35 trophies!!!!!

If you get us into the top 100 clans, the prize will be riding alongside me and my Titan Razorwhip!

A Titan Thunderdrum or Changewing if you've got a Titan Razorwhip already!

Our description is, "Get trophies daily to stay in"

My clan is in 289th Place

 

 

 

My newest dragons!

 

Roughton-Male-Fireworm King

Rumper-Male-Screaming Death (It's the one on the right!!! The Green One.)

 

 

My Night Furys

 

Bluesky

 

Bluesky was found at the Isle of Night. I found him injured being bullied by other Night Furies.

I named him Bluesky and tamed him.

Since then he has been a good father to the family I have brought up.

 

 

Bertha

 

Bertha was found being bullied with Bluesky and I brang him home.

She is the wife of Bluesky and had 2 kids,

Flamewing and Namsted.

Flamewing the stuntman wanting to be a daredevil

and Namsted a writer, always being creative and following after his acendents.

 

 

 

Flamewing

 

Flamewing is the betraying son of Bluesky and Bertha.

He is also the brother of Namsted.

He is bad-tempered as his name suggests.

 

Battle Event

ALVIN! ALVIN OI! OI! OI!

Alvin is my FAVOURITE to battle.

Dagur.....#Throwing Up#......is HORRIBLE!

Rewards:

Turtle Pond

200 Gems

750 Gems

800 Gems

Nightmare Egg

Raincutter Egg

Flightmare Warpaint

 

 

Aiming for: STORMCUTTER EGG and 1000 Gems!!!!

Last Battle 22:00

19/7/16

 

Titans I'm Hoping for....

Scauldron, Mine has been waiting a year now for titan update,

he's been LVL22 for over 2 Months.

Groncicle, To make them look nicer.

(I actually now like the Gronkle because it's titan looks SOOO cool.)

 

 

 

 

 

My adoptables

 

Whitewinger my Snow Wraith

 

Singert my Deathsong

 

Runtle my Rumblefire

 

Smith my Seasong

 

Girtinui my Changewing

 

Sharquin my 2nd Deathsong

 

*ENJOY THE ADOPTABLES*

 

My adopted dragons

 

Rrttir my Deadly Nadder (Name made from writing)

 

 

Rygan my Lead Spikeroller

Credit to blackpanther0211.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My skill ranks

Adventurer Level: 35 (Top)

Fishing Level: 30 (Top)

Farming Level: 26 (Arctic Fox capable)

Dragon Training Level: 6-28  (Middle-Top)

Main Dragon: Screaming Death

Worst Dragon: Skrill

Best Dragon: SlitherSong

Best Titan: Razorwhip

Worst Titan: Skrill

 

My Brother: WilfredGodridge

His clan: The Erupting Erosions

His level: 35 (Top)

Main dragon: Sand Wraith

Worst Dragon: Gronkle

Martin the Firesong

 

 

My name: Danielgodridge

My level: 35 (Top)

Read all my messages at: School of Dragons Forum!

Join my team: The Anti-HACKERS!!!!!!

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lol

Can confirm... ooOMEGAoo is a speed hacker. Makes you wonder how many subtle speed hackers are passing through the filters here. :u

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If he did speed hack, you

If he did speed hack, you wonder if his clan should be disqualified and if the 9th place clan should take its place.

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Member/Group Leader of S.O.D.A.H.T

 

Click here to report a hacking:

 http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/sod-hack-watch-if-you-see-hacking-report-it-here

Or

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/sod-anti-hacking-team-open-all-forum-users

Also use this form to help better keep track of the hackers:  (click here for the Hacker Report form)

 

Links to my chapters are below along with links to my other three fan-fics.

 

On the Edge of Mystery

Finally posted links to Chapters 17-24 in the threads and my signature.

Chapter 24 - Sudden Turn of Events

On the Edge of Mystery, my fourth fan-fic in two years!  Updates every Friday Night!

 

Proud Leader and fellow member of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are links to the chapters of my fan-fic, The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chpater 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

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Technically 8th place should be bumped to 7th and 9th should be bumped to 8th, rather than 9th bumped to 7th :p

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They are cheating. Whether it's through glitchcuts or speedhacking I don't know, but it's cheating either way. This guy kept teleporting all over the map (not boosting).

 

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the racer that finished first? definitely, they are cheating for sure! when i raced them, they glitch raced and speed hacked!!

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Your trophies are divided amongst number of people in the clan. He does not have many people in his clan and he has earned a comparatively large amount of trophies with his little tricks this week.

 

But still. Baffling it is. 

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This is why I wish the tournament was just plainly whoever earned the most trophies moves on/wins, no matter if they are a small clan.  If a clan earned 25,000 trophies but a larger clan earned 35,000, then the larger one would move on.  But if a smaller clan earned 37,000 trophies to the larger's 35,000, then the small one should move on.

 

It would make their life and our lives a whole lot simpler if they would just do on trophy amounts alone.

 

I'm not saying this because my clan isn't in the tournament.  We did our best and that is all we can do.

 

I've always felt this way about the clan tournaments.

 

You don't see things like this happening in real march madness tournaments.  You would see a smaller school be given a ten point lead to start the game just because they are smaller than the other school they are up against.

 

Tournaments are supposed to be the best of the best.  And if the Top 8 were the Top 8 from the leader boards, then that would be fine with me.

 

Trying to be fair to everyone at the same time, always brings with it unfairness to the someone that is right in the middle.

The clans at the top get in and the clans towards the bottom get in.  Then leave out the clans in the middle.

 

Just simply have which ever clans scored in the Top 8 of trophies overall last week should be the Top 8.  If it goes against the smaller clans, then they should recruit and get more active players.

 

What do you guys think?

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That would be a very bad idea. If they did not divide between clan members, then we would most certainly know who would win. Large clans would be unbeatable. This at least gives a chance for the smaller but active clans to compete fairly. Otherwise, there would be no tournament.  mean, who would go against large clans? or the top clans?

 

As a large clan, if you surely want to win, you should kick the inactive and non-trophy earning members to bring up your chances.

 

I like the current setting most. There is a competition at the very least.

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Maybe it is just me and wanting it to be simple.  If a competition is simple, you can worry more about earning trophies than having to worry about how many people are in your clan, worry about should I kick anybody out, worry about how many people have to be active for the clan to do well, worry about how many trophies you have to make.

 

I like competition that are clear, cut, and dry.  Simple, understandable rules so that all you have to worry about is actually competiting.

 

I'm sure my clan would go against any top clan now.  We are going against them now on the leader boards.

 

Just because you are a small clan/team doesn't mean you can't beat a larger clan/team.

Look at the 2015 NCAA tournament.  Two #2 teams were beaten by two #15 teams last year.  Just because you are smaller, ranked lower, does not mean you don't hardly have a chance to win.  It is the will, effort, and hard work the clan/team puts in that will be the deciding factor.

Which clan wants it more?

Which ever clan shows more heart will be the one coming out on top.

 

The whole thing about clan tournaments is they are supposed to be whole clan touranments.  You need your clan-mates to help you out.  You can't go anywhere without them.  If saying that if you kick out more people in your clan you will have a better chance at winning, that does NOT seem clan-mate attitude or a teamwork oriented tournament.  I'd rather keep everyone in my clan and lose then kick people out and win.  I'm a teamwork kind of guy.  I can't do anything without the help of my clanmates.

 

"As a large clan, if you surely want to win, you should kick the inactive and non-trophy earning members to bring up your chances."

 

That's my whole point.  It sounds like you will do anything and everything you can to win... even if it is taking out people out of your clan?  I would NOT want to be in your clan if you would kick me out just because I didn't earn trophies all the time.

There is a life outside of this game and winning isn't everything.  Sure it is fun, but this is just one month out of the year.  See what happened to the Thawfest games with Hiccup and Toothless... I'd rather be a good sport and lose then a sore winner.

 

"There is a competition at the very least."

 

Another one of my points.  If they would do it my way... you would have competition... at its BEST.  You'd see very competitive clans going against each other, earning large amounts of trophies, and just plain competing.

 

I'd rather lose to a larger clan with more active members that earned more trophies then we did... then lose to a clan that only has one good racer in it when my clan has several people active and earning trophies.

 

You tell me what is fair and what is not fair

xX Club White Bat Xx only has SIX members in their clan, TWO of which do not have any trophies, while two others don't have much, with one with a fair amount, while the last one is doing all the earning for the clan.

This to me tells me that this clan only has one active member.

 

But my clan has FOURTEEN active members earning trophies.  Granted some earn a lot more than others, but still I have 10+ members that actively earn trophies.

 

So you tell me what is fair and not fair.  Is it fair that a clan of 6 which only has one active member gets to be in the Top 8.... let me say that again... The Top 8 and play for the tournament, then a clan who has several members and several members who are active and has in their clan someone that has over 100,000 trophies?  How in the world could this be fair that Club White Bat gets to be in the tournament and we don't?

 

(This is kind of a rant, but I mean no disrespect by it to anybody.  I'm just trying to make my point clear.)

 

It would be a lot more fair if the Top 8 from the current leaderboards were the Top 8 in the tournament.  That would be one whale of a tournament to be in, let alone just watch.  I'd rather watch that kind of tournament then be in one that has so many stipulations and exceptions that would get so confusing.

 

I'd rather compete against an equally match clan which went right down to the wire, then compete with a clan that only has 6 members and I have many more... that are active.

 

Now.  You tell me what is fair and not fair.  How do you think I feel... my clan feels... right now that Club White Bat gets to be in the tournament and we don't?

 

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Then where is the competition, though? If we can predict the outcome of it, then where is the excitement?

 

I wouldnt even care to follow the tournament because I knew exactly who would win. The placing of the tournament would equal the top 8 placing of the leaderboard as you said. So again... where is the competition? How would smaller but active clans see a chance in winning?

 

The main reason it works this way is because it is the most fair, you like it or not. People would be tired to see the same clans over and over again.

 

To be honest, I would not be mad if I was in a large clan and they would not make it into the tournament's later rounds because a smaller clan got in right in front of us. No, I would not. Because it means they were more active. because it means that my clan leader was not paying attention to the members and the trophy winning of each member. A clan leader has a lot of responsivbilities, which only grow once clan tournaments come in. Blame your clan leader and not the smaller clans. Because this shows that the smaller clan was way more active than yours.

 

This is as equal competition as it can get. If it was any other way, then the top leaderboard clan would hog all the first prices in each tournament. Who would even give the tournament a shot if that was the case? Right now, activity and trophy earning plays a lot greater role than member count. Which is -let us be honest- a clean competition. They simply eliminated the the size of the clan as an insta-win trait.

 

Again, blame your clan leader for doing a bad job at clan management.

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That is the whole thing about tournaments.  You don't know who is going to win.
 
Take where the clans are in this tournament.  Of the clans in it right now, this is what I thought they would have been:
#1 The Phantom Lords
#2 Valor
#3 Spirit of Valhall
#4 Swfit Champions
#5 Wings of Freedom
#6 The Forgotten Racers
#7 Team Fearless
And #8 some clan besides xX Club White Bat Xx
 
But as you can see it isn't at all what I predicted.  The Phantom Lords, Valor, and Swift Champions are all major clans that are very active and I see them all the time in Thunder Run.  So I thought for sure that they would be in the Top 3.  But TPL is #4 and Swift Champions #8.  I did not expect SC to be that low.
 
Actually we see the same clans in the tournaments anyway.  The Phantom Lords have won two tournaments, I'm pretty sure Snow Leopards have won two themselves and then Valor I think winning the Race to Dawn tournament.  And look who is in the tournament this year:  Valor and The Phantom Lords.  There are three clans that I knew were going to be in the tournament just by how much I see them in Thunder Run: TPL, Valor, and SC.
 
I do see this as an equal competition.  The very active clans like Valor and TPL are power houses in their own right and are expected to be in the tournaments.  But when a clan ranked so low as xX Club White Bat Xx beats my clan The Dragon Racers, or even The Phantom Shadows, Flame Wings, Snow Leopards, Wings of Royality, etc... Something is definintly not fair.
 
This type of tournament gives the clans such as Valor and TPL breaks and the smaller clans breaks... But what about the clans in the middle like The Dragon Racers or The Phantom Shadows or Flame Wings or any clan in the Top 15?  These clans have always been in the Top 15 and even the Top 20.  But how would you see a clan that is outside the Top 100 let alone the Top 200 is able to get in the tournament.
 
I am the Leader of The Dragon Racers btw and we earned a record amount of trophies in one week then we have ever had.  I earned over 1,000 trophies in just two days.  I have never done that before.  The Dragon Racers earned over 5,500 trophies last week.  Yes, for a clan to be competitive in the tournament that is not much.  However, oOOMEGAOo only has a little over 6,000 trophies.  So for them alone to beat us they would have to average at least 785 trophies A DAY to beat us.  How is it fair that one player can beat an entire clan?  How in the world is that fair?
 
In tournaments and playoffs like the NCAA tournament and NBA playoffs, teams are matched up and ranked by their records in the regular season.  Just because you are a lower seed doesn't mean you'll never beat a higher seed.  Last year in the NCAA tournament two teams ranked #15 beat two teams ranked #2.  Only a few times has all four #1 teams made it to the Final Four.  So just because you have a higher seed, doesn't mean that you will win.  It is the one who shows more heart, effort, and work.  I worked my tail off last week, as did a few others in my clan.  How is it ever fair that one person is able to beat 10+ players that are active in a clan?  Even Lebron James told his team when he came back to the Cleveland Cavaliers and said, "I can't carry this team on my own."  One of the better players playing in the NBA said that.  Not even Kobe Bryant can help the LA Lakers win games.  Stephen Curry is very very good player in practically all areas at his position.  But if other players on his team are not shooting or player well, Stephen Curry can only do so much.  One player cannot carry a team.
 
In any sport or competition when it is team/clan oriented, no one person can carry a team/clan.  The admins harp on the clans rallying their clanmates to play in the tournaments.  And when I do that in my clan, I get beat by a clan that has only really one player actively earning trophies on a consistant basis.
 
" then the top leaderboard clan would hog all the first prices in each tournament."
Doesn't Valor and TPL "hog" the top spots anyway?  (No disrespect intended to either clan.  They are both great and awesome clans.)
 
"They simply eliminated the the size of the clan as an insta-win trait."
Not nesscaryily.  Swift Champions even the going up against Slain of Valhall can still beat them.  If they give more effort, time, heart, and work than the other clan does.  Look at what Butler did.  They went to back-to-back Final Fours and Championship games in the NCAA tournament.  The first one they were ranked 7 and the other one I believe they were ranked 9.  Yet they still played harder and worked harder than the other teams and made it to the final game.
 
To me the way the tournaments are set up in SoD right now is like giving the lower ranked team a ten point lead over the higher ranked team... just because they are smaller.  If you put both teams/clans on equal ground, meaning they both start at zero, and see who earns more trophies, the lower ranked clan has just as good as a chance to win as the higher ranked clan.
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I think if you think that's

I think if you think that's how the clans should have been ranked after the first round then you weren't paying attention to who was racing during the tournament. I think the clan ranking is pretty accurate for the level of activity and amount of winning I witnessed from each clan and then taking the number of clan members into consideration. Except for two clans on the list.

When you compare our clans to real life sports team, you have a massive flaw in your argument: real life sports teams have a set size. You don't have a team of fifty football players face off against a team of ten. You can't possibly say that a ten-man team has good odds of winning against a fifty-man team if their points are weighted equally. The clans in the game are nothing like real sports teams and simply can't be compared. There are no benches that inactive members are sitting on, ready to spring into action if someone else is injured. We don't have any referees or spectators making sure that people aren't cheating and using underhanded measures to gain an unfair advantage. And when a clan is eliminated from the tournament, there is nothing to stop racers from joining remaining clans to make them stronger. It's just not worth comparing.

Different tournaments have had their trophy calculations done slightly differently. This tournament clearly favours smaller clans and the clans who pare themselves down to the smallest amount of active, strong racers are the ones that will do best. Now of course there is some contention about how ethical it is to kick out clan members because they're not helping your chance of winning. The best idea probably came from Fearless who did not remove clan members, but made a team clan of active racers. That's kind of like how countries assemble teams of players to represent them in sports. But then it beggars the question of whether it's a true clash of the clans if you don't have your whole clan with you to compete.

Ultimately there is nothing fair about different sized teams competing against one another and that's why it's just not done in the real world. Clash of clans and clan ranking is something of a joke if you consider all the variables. A clan like Club White Bat is testament to just what a joke the whole thing really is.

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Thank you, this was about what I would have said. I am glad someone else wrote it before me, since I am horrible at explanations.

The SoD team simply took out the size of the clan from the competition. Now, activity plays the main role, which is -clearly- fair. THIS is the closest one can get to real life competitions.

 

But, to be honest, it is not a joke. Someone paid a ton of money/had dedicated a lot of time to be in the next round. Nothing wrong with that.

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Nope, I maintain that it is a joke. This is not how things are done in reality because it is a joke to try to have different sized teams competing with one another. It's not that spending a lot of time and money is a joke, it's that what was essentially a one-man-clan is competing in a tournament that is meant to be done in teams. Just because this one guy did that doesn't mean that the people in bigger clans who didn't get in put in less time or money, it just means their time and effort was spread across more people. Obviously anybody could do this - any one of us could put together a tiny clan with one trophy-grinder, but it just doesn't seem - to me, at least - what the Clash of Clans is supposed to be about. 

 

I know SoD is doing the best to make a balanced tournament within their own restricted framework, but people like this are taking advantage of the balancing mechanisms. This is why we don't have balancing mechanisms and different sized teams in real-world competitions. 

 

The way I would like to see it work is that, first round, everyone in a clan races to the best of their ability. The top racers in the clan go on to make up a, say, fifteen-man team to compete on the whole clan's behalf. Then we start with the top 8, quarters, semis and finals. This way each team competing is made up of active, top racers in a clan. Just like sports teams for countries are made up of elite sportsmen from those countries and not just anyone. This way each team would be competing with the same number of people and there wouldn't be drama related to people being removed from their clans for being "dead weight". There would be no mystery as to what magical formulas are being used to calculate ranking, we could literally just count trophies. There would be none of this smoke-and-mirrors business of high-trophy racers quickly moving into clans for tallying and then mysteriously disappearing as soon as the next round starts. There wouldn't be people shifting into other teams to make them stronger when their teams got knocked out of the running. We would have a game tournament that came closer to resembling a real-world tournament.

 

But is anything gonna change? Nope. We essentially have the same tournament with the same exact issues and fights happening each year. Just different winners (sometimes). No real changes and absolutely no improvements being made to the user experience. And so it will remain - at least to me -  a joke. 

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"The way I would like to see it work is that, first round, everyone in a clan races to the best of their ability. The top racers in the clan go on to make up a, say, fifteen-man team to compete on the whole clan's behalf. Then we start with the top 8, quarters, semis and finals. This way each team competing is made up of active, top racers in a clan. Just like sports teams for countries are made up of elite sportsmen from those countries and not just anyone. This way each team would be competing with the same number of people and there wouldn't be drama related to people being removed from their clans for being "dead weight". There would be no mystery as to what magical formulas are being used to calculate ranking, we could literally just count trophies. There would be none of this smoke-and-mirrors business of high-trophy racers quickly moving into clans for tallying and then mysteriously disappearing as soon as the next round starts. There wouldn't be people shifting into other teams to make them stronger when their teams got knocked out of the running. We would have a game tournament that came closer to resembling a real-world tournament."

 

Now this would be a tournament I would like to be in.

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It's not that spending a lot of time and money is a joke, it's that what was essentially a one-man-clan is competing in a tournament that is meant to be done in teams. Just because this one guy did that doesn't mean that the people in bigger clans who didn't get in put in less time or money, it just means their time and effort was spread across more people. Obviously anybody could do this - any one of us could put together a tiny clan with one trophy-grinder, but it just doesn't seem - to me, at least - what the Clash of Clans is supposed to be about. 

 

I know SoD is doing the best to make a balanced tournament within their own restricted framework, but people like this are taking advantage of the balancing mechanisms. This is why we don't have balancing mechanisms and different sized teams in real-world competitions. 

 

↑ That's essentially what I'm trying to say. A one-man clan gaining a spot in Round Two over a team seems unfair.

 

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What if a clan has less people in it than 15? Like... 10 or 5 people. That is a clan too. If anything, 2 people is a clan as well and can be a team too. Would you disqualify them because they do not have the size required for the next round?

Now THAT would be stupidity.

 

You cannot define what a 'clan' is. Only SoD can. So a clan has 16 people in it and only 1 person is racing? Good for them (it is no different from having 100 members and only about 6 of those are racing). If you think about it, only 1 in every 16 trophies of his are counted into the tournament if he is the only one racing. Basically almost every second race of his goes to nothing, while other more active clans have it easier if their members are active enough.

 

It is merely about the activity % compared to the size of the clan. 1 in 16 members equals about 6% activity. 6 in 100 also equals 6% activity. This basically means he was a lot more active than some other complaining clans, despite the amount of trophies he loses because of the inactive members. Or he hacked, we seriously dont know until SoD doesnt give an announcement about it.

 

Again, it just comes down to activity. A large clan can easily win if the members are active enough collectively. If you take away the size of the clan, you will get a boring and predictable leaderboard placing in the tournament.

 

The tournament would be only fair if all clans were in the same size. But how can you achieve this without disqualifying small but active clans? That would be pretty unfair.

 

All in all, a clan is a clan as long as it has a clan name and members in it.

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"It is merely about the activity % compared to the size of the clan. 1 in 16 members equals about 6% activity. 6 in 100 also equals 6% activity. This basically means he was a lot more active than some other complaining clans, despite the amount of trophies he loses because of the inactive members. Or he hacked, we seriously dont know until SoD doesnt give an announcement about it."
Your math is slightly off.
1 in 16 = 1/16 = 1 divided by 16 = .0625 = 6.25% or 6 1/4%
Whereas
6 in 100 = 6/100 = 6 divided by 100 = .06 = 6%
 
The smaller clan is more active by 1/4% than the other clan.
 
 
Why don't we just have a variety of tournaments.  Ones like these, ones like mine, and other ones.  That way everybody gets a chance to be in a tournament.
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Oh my god that 0,25%....

The point did not change. They have a huge disadvantage for being the only racer in a 16 member clan. Basically, what you would need to do is have a better activity rate. More than that 6%.

 

You cannot have everything, though. Large clans have the leaderboard all for themselves. Smaller but more active clans have the tournaments. Choose what you want. You cannot have both. Again, every coin has two sides. If you want the coin, you got to like both of its sides.

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Technically a coin has three sides.  Heads, Tails, and the width or height that spans the length of the circumference of the coin; which you can stand any coin on its side.

I just thought I'd point out the .25% difference.  I just wanted you numbers to be right.

 

Actually we can have both.  The Phantom Lords, Snow Leopards, and Valor have had both since they started the tournaments.  All three of these clans have tournament wins as well as being inside the Top 20 and Top 15, Top 10, and Top 5.  So actually a clan can have both a high ranking and be in the tournament.

 

You don't have to like both sides of a coin.  Just like I don't have to add onions on your pizza because I don't like them.  I don't have to put them on the pizza just because their are a topping I can put on it and I have to like.  I have the preference and right not to like onions.  Just like I have the preference not to like a side of a coin.  That doesn't mean that the side goes away.  It is still there.  Maybe I just perfer heads better than tails.  Or vice versa.

 

We can have tournaments for both large and small clans.  We can think about them, figure out who they would work, even make our own, and still request that another tournament be made or change the exsisting ones.  That doesn't mean it will happen, but if we ask and it doesn't come through, we can still do it on our own if we can.  So in fact we can have both.  Have a high ranking and be in a tournament that we would enjoy more than others.  It wouldn't be the same, but it would be better than nothing.

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We can have tournaments for both large and small clans.

How about a leaderboard for both large and small clans, then? How about a battle event for both large and small clans so small clans can win the 200 gems as well? Wait... this cannot happen... So better make the tournament as fair as possible for any sized clan. Laege clans have an enormoud advantage in everything else. Let them have a chance at the tournament.

 

Until people start making smaller but hugely active clans, they are able to be on the tournament. xD Truth is, there are no small clans that are truly that active to beat the large clans because the large clans are like a sponge. They suck away all the actives from the small ones because of their popularity. If people would be loyal, the piture would look different.

 

But the coin still has two sides. One, that enables you to be on top of the leaderboard and another that means you got to work hard to manage a clan this large and keep the activity level adequate for a competition like this. So yes, as I have already pointed out. just because you dont like one side, you still got to accept it. You said nothing new there but agreed with me. Good.

 

 

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It could happen.  Anything could happen.  And if it did, I wouldn't mind.  Have like a 1A Top 30, 2A Top 30, etc., kind of like what they do in high school sports in the United States.

 

I guess there is pretty much pros and cons to being a large clan high on the leaderboards to a small active clan low on the leaderbords.  One gets one thing, but loses another.  The smaller clan gets the thing the big clan loss, but loses the thing that the big clan won.

 

Yes, a coin still has two side.  Yet it still has three sides.

On this subject, I think we agree on more than we think; we just have different ways of saying that may look like we don't agree.  We just got different ways of saying it.

 

I did a little back checking and did find pics of the first Clash of Clans tournament.  And in the bracket picture with the prize in the middle, down at the bottom it did say that the tournament is based off of the average trophies spread among the members of the clan.  I guess I could have checked before, but I'm so used to tournaments being whoever scores more than the other, regardless of what size they are, wins.  But I guess one shouldn't assume too much and actually go and trouble check to see if what they think is actually right.  So that is some fault on my end.  But everybody can learn from mistakes to be better the next time.

 

I accept how the tournament is, I just don't prefer it to be done this way.

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Clash of Clans is a tournament.

High School, College, and professional sports have tournaments.

 

Both Clash of Clans and these other levels of sports have tournaments.  Both use the same word.  And thus are fundementally the same.  So I CAN compare them because they use the same word.  Yes there are differences in a bunch of areas, but fundementally, a tournament is a competition that matches several teams/clans up against each other in a bracket style or a round robin format.  In those match ups, who ever scores more than their opposition, wins.

 

SIMPLE

 

I've been on a basketball team that had only 13 players... and won our state title.  We played teams ranging in size from 10 - nearly 20.  Three of our four games we won by five points or less.  From where we were ranked, no one picked us to win the state title.  Yet we did.  Why?  Because each team we played, we both started at zero.  And whoever scored more points than the other team by the end of regulation or overtime if needed, wins.

^^^This is what I wish the tournaments were like.  Just simply score more than the other team and you win.^^^

 

This way all one have to worry about is earning enough trophies for their clan.

 

The time one would spend trying to determine if they should kick out any members of their clan, the time one would spend trying to figure out how many trophies they and/or the clan would have to earn to play the averages, would be time not spent well when you could be fishing or getting eggs in preparation for the tournament or earning trophies it is during the tournament.

 

"I think if you think that's how the clans should have been ranked after the first round then you weren't paying attention to who was racing during the tournament. I think the clan ranking is pretty accurate for the level of activity and amount of winning I witnessed from each clan and then taking the number of clan members into consideration. Except for two clans on the list."

Those were my own predictions, based on preivous times and what I know about each clan and their activity.  Predictions can be incorrect.  Just look at metorology.  The forecasters are trying to make predictions but all their are really doing is making educated guesses on what the weather would be like.

(Btw, if one would just look at the clouds and see what type is in the sky, one can know what the weather is going to do within three days.)

Sometimes pre-tournament rankings don't mean a thing.  The number by the clan's name doesn't really mean anything.  It just shows how they placed in the prelims.  What matters now in the quarterfinals is who wants in more?  Who will put more work in?  Who will spend more time?  Swift Champions has just as much chance as moving on as Slain of Valhall does.  If Swift Champions want to win, they need to spend practically every waking moment to ensure their victory.  But it can be done.  And if they spend every waking moment when they aren't doing anything else irl, then the probablity of them possibly blowing out or having a large lead on Slain of Valhall goes up.

 

"When you compare our clans to real life sports team, you have a massive flaw in your argument: real life sports teams have a set size. You don't have a team of fifty football players face off against a team of ten. You can't possibly say that a ten-man team has good odds of winning against a fifty-man team if their points are weighted equally. The clans in the game are nothing like real sports teams and simply can't be compared. There are no benches that inactive members are sitting on, ready to spring into action if someone else is injured. We don't have any referees or spectators making sure that people aren't cheating and using underhanded measures to gain an unfair advantage. And when a clan is eliminated from the tournament, there is nothing to stop racers from joining remaining clans to make them stronger. It's just not worth comparing."

As I said above in the post, I can compare both real life tournaments to the Clash of Clans tournament... because they are both the most basic and fundemental terms exactly the same.

Well if fifty football players were out on the field against a ten man team, the fifty player team would be penalized for Too Many Men on the Field and quite possibly Unsportsman Like Conduct because they have too many men on the field.

But the ten man team really could not even participate because at least in the NFL you are Required to have at least 45 players on your team and at most 53 players on your team.  So the smaller team would be disqualified anyway, according to NFL rules.  College and High School football have similar rules regarding each team's roster.

I was making a comparision when referring to inactive players being like the bench players in basketball.  There is such a thing as using a metaphor.  I'm not saying they are the same, I'm saying they have are common things in relation to each other because:

Inactive players in a clan are not earning any trophies... because they are inactive.  

Bench players in basektball are called bench players because... They are inactive and not used in games.  If they are used, it is either Senior Night for High School and College Basketball or it is a blowout game with one of the teams up by a bunch.

Inactive players = Players not contributing to the Clan

Bench players = Player not contributing to the team in an official game as the coach uses his other players.

Both are inactive.  And thus both are fundementally the same.  And also I can make the comparision.

 

If a car is red and a house is red, you can make a comparision to the two... because both things have the color red.  Both things have at least one thing in common.  A car and a house have another thing in common, both are used by people.  There are probably several other comparisions I can make, but I'll stop with those two for a house and a car.

 

"Different tournaments have had their trophy calculations done slightly differently. This tournament clearly favours smaller clans and the clans who pare themselves down to the smallest amount of active, strong racers are the ones that will do best. Now of course there is some contention about how ethical it is to kick out clan members because they're not helping your chance of winning. The best idea probably came from Fearless who did not remove clan members, but made a team clan of active racers. That's kind of like how countries assemble teams of players to represent them in sports. But then it beggars the question of whether it's a true clash of the clans if you don't have your whole clan with you to compete."

If one has to question how ethical something is, then there they should already know the answer.  They shouldn't do it, when referring to kicking out members just because they want to win.  In a way, that is being a little selfish.  Because, if you win, you get the prize.  You go back to your original clan and they didn't get the prize.  Where's the loyality?  Where's the teamwork?

In my eyes, I would not kick anybody out.

And about making a different team kind of like an All-Star team for your clan, I'm not sure.  I think it is alright and okay to do, but I'll have to think on that oen some more.

"But then it beggars the question of whether it's a true clash of the clans if you don't have your whole clan with you to compete."

I agree.  This is another point I've been trying to make.  If it is supposed to be a clan tournament, then it should be done with your clan.  If you saw someone from Team Fearless go to The Phantom Lords just because they wanted to win, you wouldn't nesscarily like their methods; because one would get the impression they are doing anything they can to win... even throwing their own clan "under the bus".

 

"Ultimately there is nothing fair about different sized teams competing against one another and that's why it's just not done in the real world. Clash of clans and clan ranking is something of a joke if you consider all the variables. A clan like Club White Bat is testament to just what a joke the whole thing really is."

Actually it is done in the real world.  Smaller and larger teams play each other all the time in College and high school sports, and even professional sports; one can even include racing teams.  Some racing teams, such as in Nascar, have a 4-car team.  As several others only have a 1-car team.  But just because a team only has one car, they have just as much of a chance at winning a race as the larger teams do, if they smaller team puts in the same amount of effort, work, and heart into their car as the larger teams do for several cars.

Take the NCAA Division I Tournament.  The Butler Bulldogs are considered as a small school because they have under 6,000-7,000 students.  The Butler Bulldogs made it to back-to-back Final Fours.  The teams they beat include: UTEP Rank #12, Murray State Rank #13, Syracuse Rank #1, Kansas State Rank #2, and Michigan State Rank #5 inn the '09-'10 season.  And in the next season beating: Old Dominion Rank #9, Pittsburgh Rank #1, Wisconsin Rank #4, Flordia Rank #2, and VCU Rank #11.

Of these 10 teams, Syracuse, Kansas State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, and Flordia are big name, big school teams.  Yet Butler beat theam all in two seasons during the NCAA Tournament.

And they used the format for a tournament I wish SoD used.  Even in this tournament, small teams/clans can beat big teams/clans.  All they would have to do is put at least a little bit more work than the bigger team/clan and even a little bit more just to be on the safe side.

 

If the Clash of Clans tournament would just be like NCAA tournaments for Division I, II, and III, NFL playoffs, etc., any team has just as good of a chance at winning as any other team does.  Their rank and size do not matter.  The size of how much time, practice, work, effort, and heart does.

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You seem to miss the point.

The main point why this comparison is nonsense because on the match equal teams are put against one another.

 

Still a nonsense comparison. A football team made of 30 people would easily win against a team of 11 without any kind of competition. This is what it would look like if the size of the clans wasnt taken out of the picture.

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You seem to be missing my too.

 

A lower ranking clan should have just as good a chance at beating the number one ranking clan in the game.  Even with the odds against them, if the tournament was done my way, if the smaller clan just simply earned more trophies than the other clan, then they would beat the larger clan.

 

Following is a true story:  On my high school team, we played a team from Texas.  We had 12 players... they only had 7.  Who won?  You'd think we did.  But we didn't.  The Texas team won.  Because their coach continually rotated his players in and out so they would stay fresh.  Our coach only used 9 of the 12 players he had and he only subed in players when they were really tired or for match up purposes.  Btw, I was on of the 3 players my coach did not use.

Side note, I play in a group every week and I've scored 10+ points in the past two times I've gone in a row.  I can contrubute to any team I play on.  But it seems like coaches never respect my play and realize I am a good player.

 

Let me say this:

If I had 30 players on my team and the other team only had 11 and they earned more trophies than we did, then that would be fair because they just flat out out played us.  If my team scored 28 points in a football game and the other team scored 29, even though they have fewer players on their team, they scored more points than we did and thus earned the win and get to move on.

 

What I would like to have in a tournament is this: If one clan earns one more trophy than the other clan does, then the clan that earned one more torphy than the other will move on.

If oOOMEGAOo earned 5,684 trophies (random number) and The Dragon Racers only earned 5,683 trophies, then by my idea of what a clan tournament should be, oOOMEGAOo should be able to move on.

 

 

But the whole idea of a comparision is to find the similarities between things.  I was using a metaphor

Definition of a metaphor:
Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made based on a single or some common characteristics.

 

The playoffs in the NFL is a tournament of 16 teams playing against each other for a title and a prize.

The NCAA Division I tournament has 64 teams playing against each other for a title and a prize.

Clash of Clans is a tournament in School of Dragons that has all clans playing against each other and then a Top 8 picked to match up and play for a title and a prize

Common Characteristics:

All three are Tournaments.

All three have teams or clans playing against each other.

All three have a title and a prize for the Championship winning team or clan.

All three ranked the teams or clans.

All three have the teams play each other according to their rank.

All three are competitive competitions.

All three are supposed to bring the best out of the teams or clans

All three have winners and losers, but one ultimate winner who is crowned Champion.

All three have teams ranging in size.

All three can have upsets where a lower ranked or "smaller" team beat a higher ranked or "larger" team.

All three have a governing body that has rules and guidelines for the tournament.

 

Need I continue?

 

The NFL Playoffs, the NCAA Tournament (The reason why there is even a clan tournament in March because the NCAA Division I tournament starts next week), and the Clash of Clan tournament are all tournaments and has teams or clans competiting against each other.  All share at least this in common and thus can be compared to each other.

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That is the keyword right there. The smaller clan would need to do a ton more work to even stand a chance against the way larger clans. That is no competition because one clan starts out with enormous advantages and the other clan has to work it off somehow. No matter if they are more active than the large clan, the large clan will always keep its advantage.

 

Do you see the point now?

 

So basically, it is exactly as saying that a football team of 11 still stands a chance to win the match against a team of 30 if they just work harder. How is that a fair match to you?

 

Alright, I will try another way:

The point is to give everyone equal starting chances.

Better?

 

And please please PLEASE forget about the NFL. because in the match, equal number of players are playing against one another. In SoD, that does NOT work because the clans would need to have equal members. Understand this, please. This comparison is such a nonsense that I could scream. I will ignore this from now on because you apparently dont get it. Quit bringing this up. You cannot compare.

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In the first round of the NCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament, 13 lower seeded, lower ranking, "smaller" teams beat the higher seeded, higher ranking, "bigger" teams:
South region
UConn #9 over #8
Hawaii #13 over #4
Wichita State #11 over #6
 
West region
Cincinatti #9 over #8
Yale #12 over #5
Northern Iowa #11 over #6
 
East region
Providence #9 over #8
Stephen F. Austin #14 over #3
 
Midwest region
Butler #9 over #8
Little Rock #12 over #5
Gonzaga #11 over #6
Syracuse #10 over #7
Middle Tennessee #15 over #2
 
Just because you are a lower seed in this kind of tournament, does not mean you are put at any dissadvantage.  Both teams start at zero, fouls are called on both teams, both teams must defend their basket and score points on their oppoent's.
I watched the Yale, Stephen F. Austin, Butler, Syracuse, and Middle Tennessee games.  The reason these teams beat the higher seed is because all of these teams worked more for the lose balls, played more intense, gave more effort on the defensive side, and scored extremely well.
 
The rankings and size most times do not matter.  It is which ever team wants to win.  If one team shows the desire to win more than the other, then this team will be right with the other team whether they are playing a bigger or higher ranking team does not matter.
 
The shortest guy on the basketball court can out rebound the big centers on the court if the little guy just simply boxes out the big guy.  If the little guy does this, the big guy is more than likely going to be called for "over the back" because the little guy had established his position.
 

#15 Middle Tennessee VS #2 Michigan State

2016 NCAA Men's Division I Round of 64.

All intensive purposes, people would say, Michigan State should have won that game.  But the Smaller school, the smaller team, out played, out shot, out worked the tougher more powerful team Michigan State.

 

Just because you are small, doesn't mean you can't knock off someone or something twice your size.

 

Look at Drew Brees and Russell Wilson.  Both said were too short to play the Quarterback position, yet both have at least one Super Bowl win.

 

Size shouldn't matter.

 

Just because someone precives someone to be smaller in size or numbers, should be motivation to show them that you can beat them or your opponent.  I'd take someone with effort, work, determination, heart over talent any day.  Effort, work, determination, and heart can at least match anybody with talent.

 

And if you see in this year's NCAA tournament, more lower seeds have beaten the higher seeds in the first round this year than they have for a while.

 

Heart, effort, and work should.

 

Every time you tell someone that is short, not fast enough, not smart enough, not good enough... if that person really wants it, they will work to prove them wrong.

 

Heart, effort, and work does matter.

 

So if TDR got out worked by a clan that only has one player that earns trophies for the clan, then too shay to them.  If they earned 6,001 trophies and we only earned 6,000 trophies, then too shay to them.

 

My whole arguement was that ooOMEGAoo had about 6,900 trophies at the start of the second round, My question is: "How many trophies did he have when the tournament started?"

For a fact, I know TDR earned at least 5,500 trophies in the opening round.  If ooOMEGAoo started with 1,000 trophies or more, they did not earn more trophies then TDR did combined.  Just to match our trophy count that I know TDR got, ooOMEGAoo would have to average 786 trophies a day to beat us.  That is about 33 trophies an hour... non stop without sleeping.  Since ooOMEGAoo would obviously have to stop to sleep and I guess at least 9 or so hours to sleep, then they would have to average 53 trophies an hour to beat us.  But then taking in to consideration in addition to sleep, time to eat: 3 meals a day, maybe 3 hours: they would then have to average 66 trophies an hour.  And then depending on how old they are, if they are in school, along with sleeping 9 hours, and eating supper for an hour, that would mean ooOMEGAoo would have to average over 100 trophies per hour, and could make up some time on Saturday and Sunday.

The average race for me ranges from a minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  Let's just take 2 minutes as the average time for the average race.  If they won every single race, that would be, 300 trophies in an hour.  But no one wins every single race, if one does, then they are most likely a hacker.  I consider myself a very good racer, but even I don't win every single race.  So let's say they win half the time, that is 150 trophies for first place per hour and plus 75 trophies for second place per hour.  That is a total of 225 trophies per hour.  And then take into consideration that we even get third place some times and let's say they get third place one-fourth of the total time, second place another fourth of the total time, and then first place the last half of the total time.   That is still 150 trophies per win per hour.  Then that would be 39 trophies for second place per hour and then 15 trophies for third place per hour.  Grand total of 204 trophies per hour and 1,632 trophies in 8 hours.  But then there is on occasion that we are fourth and lose a trophy or leave a race because of something and lose five trophies and then the game freezes and we don't get any trophies.  So taking that into consideration, that would be about 1,600 trophies in 8 hours.  That would be 11,200 trophies in seven days.

But since ooOMEGAoo had only about 6,900 trophies at the start of the second round, ooOMEGAoo did not spend every single minute of those estimated 8 hours in game.  Why?  Because they probably had homework, if they have school, chores around the house, family time, family activities, activities they do on their own.

So taking all that into consideration now, that would probably be on average about 5 hours per day to play the game.  Now that would vary each day because we aren't busy all the time.  So if they had those five hours of non-stop play, then they would average (using the 204 trophies per hour because taking into consideration one doesn't win all the time) that would be 1,020 trophies per day and 7,140 trophies in a week.

Again, the 7,140 trophies surpasses the 6,900 trophies that ooOMEGAoo had at the start of the second round:

This proves again that ooOMEGAoo played less than 5 hours per day.  Not by much, but less than five.

Now mathmatically, ooOMEGAoo could beat a single clan, by themselves in one week by the math I did above.

But physically, mentally, and being busy with everyday stuff, the odds go against them beating TDR all by themselves.

Yes, there is more than just him in the clan; however, only three other vikings have trophies... all three under 1,000 trophies and two of them under 300 trophies.  So if they did in fact earn trophies to help ooOMEGAoo out, ooOMEGAoo should be neck and neck with the combined total of TDR.

 

Now, all this math is based on if TDR and xX Club White Bat Xx both start at zero trophies and whoever gets the most trophies wins.  Shown by the math above, he could beat one clan all by himself.

 

But now knowing that the Clash of Clans tournaments are based on the averages per member of a clan (I only found that out by going way back into the forum, through looking up old Clash of Clans pics on Google Images) the fewer members you have in a clan, the better you will be.  The math of that greatly increases the chances of xX White Club Bat Xx moving on.  But greatly decreases TDR's chances of moving on.

 

I'm not saying it is impossible for ooOMEGAoo or any other single player to carry an entire clan, mathmatically it is possible.  I'm just questioning the physical and mental part of playing for that amount of time as well as how many trophies did ooOMEGAoo start with the tournament.  Because the closer their starting total gets to the 6,900 trophy total they ended up with, the bigger my argument will become.

 

But if they didn't earn more trophies as a whole than TDR did, but still get to move, I don't think that is fair.

 

However, according to the rules of the first Clash of Clans tournament that I found, the tournament is based on averages to number of members.  If they would have said that before this tournament this year, TDR would have known what we were up against and would have worked that much more to win.

 

The communication between admins and players, was I think little lacking on the specifics of the rules regarding the Clash of Clans tournament.

 

Equal starting positions:

In basketball each team starts out with zero points.

In basketball each team varies in size, reputation, and power and skill.

Each team, whether big or small, high rank or not ranked, has just as good a chance at beating the other team as the other team has beating them.

 

By not telling the clans in advance that Clash of Clans would still be run the same as the first one, it would be like telling Middle Tennessee: "Because you are a 15th seed and you beat Michigan State by scoring more points than they did which Mighigan State is a 2nd seed, will will have Michigan State moving on and you will have to leave.  Michigan State has the better talent and reputation of going further in the tournament than you, Middle Tennessee has.  So you will not be moving on."

But Middle Tennessee scored more points than Michigan State did.  Middle Tennessee won by 9 points.  How would it be fair to Middle Tennessee to tell them, even though you scored more points than Michigan State did, Michigan State gets to move on.

If the roles were reversed and Michigan State won by 9 and the NCAA told Michigan State, "Because you are the bigger school and have more talent than Middle Tennessee, Middle Tennessee gets to move on to be fair to them because Middle Tennessee is the lower seed, the smaller school, and does not have as much talent as you do.  Also, Michgan State, you have won enough, time to let the smaller school win."

I could just imagine that everybody that just even likes basketball would be irate at this.

 

Having a tournament like Clash of Clans on the cover looks like it is being fair to everyone because a low ranking clan go in the tournament.  But when you look deeper into that TDR, Snow Leopards, Flame Wings, The DawnBreakers, etc., are average clans but were over looked because there had too many members?  How in the world is this fair to them?  If the whole point is to be fair to every single clan, the only possible way to do that is to just let who ever earns the most trophies wins and moves on.  The NCAA has done that since the beginning, and yet still smaller schools and lower seeds still win in the tournament.  Google "11th ranked george mason final four" and then tell me a lower ranked school, a smaller team cannot win in a tournament where it is just whoever scores the most points wins.  Then Google "butler basketball two final four runs" and tell me a small school, a lower ranked team cannot win in a tournament like this.

 

In tournaments like this, it is the team who wants to win more and does all the little things right as well as the big things right, is the team who will be victorious.

 

PS
verb (used with object)compared, comparing.
1.
to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to notesimilarities and differences:
to compare two pieces of cloth; to compare the governments of twonations.
2.
to consider or describe as similar; liken: “Shall I compare thee to asummer's day?”.
3.
Grammar. to form or display the degrees of comparison of (anadjective or adverb).
 
If two things have a similarity that they share, I can compare.
 
Clash of Clans is a tournament.
The NCAA Final Four is a tournament.
I can compare.
The NFL Playoffs are a tournament.
The NBA Finals are a tournament.
I can compare.
The Nascar Spirnt Cup Championship is a round by round elimination type of tournament.
Clash of Clans, The Final Four, NFL Playoffs, and NBA Finals are a round by round elimination type of tournament.
 
Each of these examples share at least one word in each sentence: Tournament.
 
If two things share at least one thing in common, then they can be compared.  That is the definition of comparing.
 
So don't say I can't compare things, when by the definition of the actual word, I can.
 
I can compare an apple to an orange if I wanted to.  The one basic similarlity of these two is that both are food.  Another is both are a fruit.
 
Two things just need at least one thing in common, and one can compare them to each other.
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Point taken

Point taken

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i agree

Point taken

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i agree

Point taken