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Regalia 2017: The Brackets!

Posted: 8th November 2017 02:22

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Starting soon, the matchups will begin appearing - probably first on the Regalia site but soon after here in the forums as well. For now, though, here are your brackets. Each bracket has 1/4 of the field, seeded from 1-16 in terms of how powerful the community was in nominating each track. These first round matchups will naturally lead into later rounds as the winners move on and the losers lament their fates.

Of course, you can view all matchups and brackets on the Regalia site:
Matchups (as they appear)
Brackets

Or you can watch this forum for threads for each matchup, and follow the brackets right here:

Bracket 1

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Bracket 3

Bracket 4



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Posted: 8th November 2017 22:26

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If you listen closely, you can hear me crying over the "Terra's Theme" and "Dust to Dust" matchup...and they're not good tears.

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Posted: 8th November 2017 23:36

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I don't get any of this, but that's probably from being raised by anti-competitive hippie weirdos from the early 70's. biggrin.gif

Music and competition just don't seem to gel together for me.

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Posted: 9th November 2017 13:20

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If you listen closely, you can hear me crying over the "Terra's Theme" and "Dust to Dust" matchup...and they're not good tears.

Definitely my toughest choice in the first round. Shame there aren't more FF6 v FF6 matchups in the first round, to get things more interesting.
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Posted: 9th November 2017 13:36

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If you listen closely, you can hear me crying over the "Terra's Theme" and "Dust to Dust" matchup...and they're not good tears.

Yeah, when I laid out the brackets, I was personally very displeased over that one too.

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Posted: 10th November 2017 01:07

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I'm already more excited for this then any fantasy hockey bracket I've ever been invited to.

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Posted: 10th November 2017 01:30

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If you listen closely, you can hear me crying over the "Terra's Theme" and "Dust to Dust" matchup...and they're not good tears.

Yeah, when I laid out the brackets, I was personally very displeased over that one too.

I'm glad people understand my pain! I think that it's pretty clear which way I'm going to vote, heh. But still, a really tight matchup as both are incredibly stunning tracks, not to mention important to their respective games.

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Posted: 10th November 2017 09:06

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> my pet track Boss Battle (FF3) vs. the perennial all-time favorite Dancing Mad (FF6)

*steels self*
I don't care.
I'm going to defiantly vote for the FF3 boss battle theme when the time comes.

More relevantly: how long will will these first-round matchup threads be open? I don't think I have time tonight to do all of them...

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Posted: 10th November 2017 12:46

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> my pet track Boss Battle (FF3) vs. the perennial all-time favorite Dancing Mad (FF6)

*steels self*
I don't care.
I'm going to defiantly vote for the FF3 boss battle theme when the time comes.

More relevantly: how long will will these first-round matchup threads be open?  I don't think I have time tonight to do all of them...

Each group of four matchups is scheduled to run for four days, with a new group of four opening each day (in the early morning for us Americans, around lunch for our European friends). The first set will be closing out tomorrow, November 11.

Worth noting that I kind of scheduled them in a dumb way that won't allow a perfectly smooth transition into round 2, I don't think, so there may be a day or two where no new matchups get added while I reconcile that. I haven't thought that all the way through to plot it out yet, as I've been so busy I barely got this part started at all!

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Posted: 11th November 2017 15:34

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The very first set of matchups closed this morning, with Cape Caem, You Can Hear the Cry of the Planet, Fight 2, and Aerith's Theme moving on. Vote totals were a little lower than I would have liked to have seen - what would people think about adding in another day to think and vote for matchups starting in the second round?

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Posted: 11th November 2017 16:12

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I think adding another day is a good idea.

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Posted: 13th November 2017 23:24

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Why are these matchups showing up as having been posted on Nov 8 and a few replies then but then only appearing today?

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Posted: 14th November 2017 00:06

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I kept forgetting to mention, but when I sent in my 5 picks before the tournament I think my internet connection crapped out and sent it twice. When I would go back to the Regalia page it would show up as doubles. Is that an issue?

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Posted: 14th November 2017 00:09

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Iíll take a look but itíll be an easy fix if so. Thanks!

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Posted: 15th November 2017 00:10

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Looks like some of the early matches have had a surprising number of overwhelming wins, while some of these more stacked matches are seeing a surprising number of close calls or possible upsets.

Also I've discovered that "latest post" actually means latest poll vote.

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Posted: 16th November 2017 15:48

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As you can see, I didn't open up any new matches this morning even though round 2 now has eight matches that can kick off. That's mainly because I've been too busy at work and caught a fairly nasty cold, both of which stopped me from getting round 2 ready. smile.gif

I'll be able to start some up tomorrow, and we'll let them run a little longer like I mentioned before.

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Posted: 17th November 2017 21:14

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Does the fact that the matchups are on the Regalia site mean that non-members can vote?

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Posted: 18th November 2017 01:21

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Does the fact that the matchups are on the Regalia site mean that non-members can vote?

Only members can vote - the site is just there to be a prettier way of doing it, and to make it easy for people who want to participate but not necessarily come to the forums be a part of it.

Also, with regards to the "latest post" thing, that is somewhat remedied if you go to the CoN homepage before coming to the forums - at least there you get the number only of new posts, even if you have to dig a little bit more. I intentionally turned on that feature for this forum, but if it's really irritating to people to see bumps via votes, I can turn it off, too.

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Posted: 18th November 2017 08:27

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Actually I like that it notifies on votes, now that I think about it.

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Posted: 20th November 2017 16:17

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Sorry for anyone who came to the forums yesterday to do voting - I was ill and completely forgot that I needed to move stuff around. Remember that the main site, https://regalia.cavesofnarshe.com/ should work even in the case that I forget to do all the manual work here. Should be plenty of time to vote, though!

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