Well, what do others think of that? I do not wish to anger our own pvp-people by granting you what is not allowed to others, but I would like to see you.
Not enough to start changing the rules, though.
I have changed my mind.
First, I do wish to have our Corinthia-born brethren to join.
Second, I still think the best teams we will see are going to be guild teams, as most premades that do well are guild ones - that I've seen. It's just the practice of working together, not just good single players that make the best teams.
If a guild gathers two teams, they are likely to be divergent in skill and end up in different positions, thus with the later round matchups also not likely to face each other.
Could also change that rule a bit.
Everyone would be allowed to be in one team max. But guild teams will be more fair I think. If you put the best of the best in one team you know from the start who will win.
Maybe a in between solution. If your guild has the members to make the teams themself they must, otherwise they can mix with other small guilds. But thats very much open for workarounds.
Time for signups is NOW! Use this thread but do remember the in-game mail with attached signup fee to Quadronus.
Preliminary Timetable of the tournament:
Tue 20-JAN-2009 20:00 CET Team entry deadline.
Wed 21-JAN-2009 - Sat 24-JAN-2009 20:00 CET First Round (Blood Ravine)
Sun 25-JAN-2009 - Wed 28-JAN-2009 20:00 CET Second Round (Lost Temple)
Thu 29-JAN-2009 - Sun 01-FEB-2009 20:00 CET Third Round (Blood Ravine)
Mon 02-FEB-2009 - Thu 05-FEB-2009 20:00 CET Fourth Round (Lost Temple)
Fri 06-FEB-2009 - Mon 09-FEB-2009 20:00 CET Fifth Round (Blood Ravine)
Tue 10-FEB-2009 - Fri 13-FEB-2009 20:00 CET Sixth Round (Lost Temple)
Final matches 16-FEB-2009 - 21-FEB-2009 24:00 CET (all battlefields)
RP event Sun 22-FEB-2009 18:00 CET ->
If all teams have finished their matches before dealine the next round may begin earlier.
Rules changed: I have after consulting with people and thinking about it decided that teams are no longer guild bound. I expect most best teams will be guild groups, as those are the ones who have most experience in teamwork, but let all who want to fight form teams and raise hell in the battlefields.
I would also like to see other people who would be willing to be judges in the tournament. You should not have too much work to do, just to settle disputes and check complaints.