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STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:03 am
by skeezix
I know, AF is just back up,m but I'm curious :)

STOT main page is missing lots of info .. it woudl appear season 7 is ongoing now, but nowhere does it describe what is in each season and so on; looks like a dozen members, all in Europe?

What are the rules, and is it open for joining .. only at the begin of a season? when is season 8, and what games have been already done so we might know what will nto be in season 8?

Too many Q's, I know :)

I'm just curious .. life is eternally busy (I code for too many projects, never actualyl take time to play anything..), but if this is slow paced, it might be an awesome way to force myself; it looks like (from randomly loking at a few posts here) that a season is a few months long (?), and every 2-3 weeks a new game kick off, with points awarded based on goals the organizer has set. That sounds managable .. were it a new game every week or something, it would be too much for me, so I must admit I am intrigued!

So, any news? :)

jeff

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:41 am
by Mug UK
Join in at any time with whatever the current game is. I pop in from time to time when I'm not messing around on my Xbox, so I'm currently killing zombies in Red Dead Redemption which means I'm not currently partaking :)

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:13 am
by christos
Yes, about stot, I am not sure if Thorsten has kept the data from the rounds that have been affected by the AF downtime or not. Either way current game is Kolmik by Paradize.

Here are more info at the stot blog: http://www.npoi.de/stot/

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:49 pm
by simonsunnyboy
You can also follow the Facebook group of STOT if you use Facebook.

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:07 pm
by skeezix
I do try to avoid Facebork, but my wife insists I keep a presence :)

I'm assuming generally arcade style games are used (ie: that have obvious scoring systems) and that scoring is either competitive (first place gets X points, second gets Y) or score-divided (game score / 1000 == points awarded for this round)? or is it achievement based (beating first boss gets X points) and thus requires some game research by the league organizer? Or do yo uget into games like DM or Breach or whatever, and make it achivement based, or games like Empire / Colonial Conquest and try to share a savestate around?

I'm way overcommitted to projects, but considering giving up some commitments and trying to learn how to relax a little :P

jeff

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:27 pm
by christos
STOT is both score based (first gets x points 2nd y etc) and achievement based where various awards are given.

We haven't played a game such as DM yet so I can't really say, but achievements are game exclusive, for example level solving or find an item or stuff like that.

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:21 pm
by Marakatti
Is STOT still alive? Haven't seen any updates for a long time :(

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:38 pm
by simonsunnyboy
STOT awaits resurrection but otherwise is pretty dead. You are welcome to restart it anytime. It died because beside Thorn and myself noone else cared to submit scores anymore. That made the thing pointless as I only play for fun and Thorn only for competition.

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:24 pm
by christos
STOT is effectively dead. Seems like the days that the ST was viewed as a gaming platform are gone :(

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:38 pm
by coy
christos wrote:Seems like the days that the ST was viewed as a gaming platform are gone :(
many folks still play games i think but don't necessary participate in the stot event, they are 2 different things :wink:

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 am
by christos
Of course they are two different things but:
a. There is very little discussion going on about gaming in this forum
b. If there were many people playing a portion of them would participate in STOT making it viable.

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:43 pm
by simonsunnyboy
A sad indicator for less ST gaming activity is that few if at all people do the reviews for the Automation rerelease over at the D-Bug forum.
I can't play and review all of the games over there :(

Re: STOT status now? This forum being monitored?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:22 pm
by wongck
christos wrote:STOT is effectively dead. Seems like the days that the ST was viewed as a gaming platform are gone :(

What can I say.... it seems that my phone can play the games similar to the Atari but more convenient.