18 competition is a contest that room 18 regulars frequently participate in. All games are hosted by me, Kirbychewy, and I only bother to start them when there are at least 11 room 18 regulars online. To get away from the trolls and noobs, these events are held in the special room 18c. Invites are sent out only via whisper, so no unwanted mice in room 18 follow us in. Whisper invites are written very formally, usually something along the lines of "Congratulations! You have been invited to room 18c, where you can compete with the best of the room 18 regulars. The more mice the merrier, so we will surely appreciate your company."
The game itself is very simple. It's just a friendly competition to see who can get 4 firsts before everyone else in the room. Scoring a first place wins you one point, so the match ends when one person has reached 4 points. I do most of the scoring, and it is in the following format: [Kirbychewy] sweep 1 goboz 2 me 1 hobo 2 wig 2 wanghis -1. The number of points a person has is shown to the right of their name, and zero's are not announced.
For extra motivation, there is a reward system. For every full official match won, players will get one snapshot of them put into the "Tournament Winners" album of the photos section on this website. After an 18c ends, winners will be called into the "pictures" room to get their pictures taken. Since it is your own responsibility to show up, I will not take make-up pictures if you don't.
More important than the gameplay section, it is essential that all players understand the rules before attending an 18c.
1. No shaman trolling.
2. The shaman cannot show a bias towards any mouse.
3. All maps count towards score. Do not complain about certain maps being "luck-based" because all games have some luck involved. For soul-mate maps, first place and his or her partner will both win a point, even if the partner does not finish.
5. The winner of the previous match starts with a score of -1 firsts on the next game as an anti-handicap used to prevent consecutive wins. This is the only handicap that is ever given.
6. Do not bring your friends into the room. If you want to have a friend over as a guest, have him or her personally talk to me first.
7. Violation of any rule results in disqualification from that round.
If you wish to be a part of 18c and you aren't a regular of room 18, you can still join us by personally asking me, Kirbychewy. You are still expected to abide by all the rules above. If you win, you can also get your picture taken and put in the "tournament winners" album, just like regular members! Come along and have fun competing with the best of Transformice!
(Image) One picture from the 18c.
Tournament Length: Total time the 18c lasted.
Winners: 1. (image) 2. (image) 3. (image) 4. (image)
Total mice: X mice. X mice. X mice. X mice.
Extra notes: Description of anything special about the 18c.
Our newest event, Raid, is more simple and less sophisticated than 18c. It's an activity that requires fewer participants, but can still be a lot of fun. The pros of room 18 band together to "attack" other random rooms. Attack has the following definitions:
1. Try to get firsts, unless it's a troll raid.
2. Don't insult anyone or any of the rooms we attack. Raid is supposed to be an event that is enjoyable for everyone, not a full-blown war. Any arguments or criticism must be done jokingly.
3. Enthusiastically announce your room 18 pride when you or an 18-er gets first.
Unlike 18c, everyone is allowed to join raids. Since they are started by chat spamming and not whisper invites, you are welcome to come even if you are only in room 18 because you spawned there. Everyone is encouraged to bring their friends. However, all guests are still required to follow the rules of raid.
After a raid is completed, the outcome will be posted in the Announcements section in the following format:
(Image) Only provided sometimes.
Total mice present: ~X ; This is the average number of mice that were present in the room during our raid, including ourselves.
Win rate: Y% ; To keep up the spirit of the number "18", a raid ends when one team has earned a total of 18 firsts. The win rate percentage is then calculated. Therefore, if the win rate is above 50%, that means that room 18 "won the raid" by reaching 18 first.
Hate rating: Z/10 ; Shows on a scale of 1 to 10 how much the room hated or loved us. A 1 means they really enjoyed our company and welcomed us, a 10 means they flamed and threatened to ban us the entire time, and 5 means most of them didn't care.
Although many 18-ers attend these events, they are actually hosted by moderators. Boot camp maps are nearly impossible maps that involve crazy corner jumping, wall jumping, and turnarounds. They can sometimes take a full room of 30 mice several hours before one pro mouse completes the map. Mods repeatedly cycle these maps over and over until someone is able to win, or the room gets bored of the current map. It may sound tedious, but its actually a lot of fun. For a list of most of the bootcamp maps, go here.
1. If you're shaman, don't summon anything and don't die.
2. If you're a mouse, die if you are stuck and have no chance of completing the map.
3. Don't complain about the map, music, or resetting.
4. Listen to the host mods.