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Old 08-30-2011, 05:54 PM
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Rolling Tournaments

Rolling Tournaments are a new feature for HeroClix Online. These tournaments are not prescheduled. They will occur whenever there are enough players online that queue up to play one. This guide will cover the following:
  • How do I sign up for a Rolling Tournament?
  • How can I leave the Rolling Tournament queue?
  • What happens to my Clixbux when I'm in a Rolling Tournament?
  • When does a Rolling Tournament start?
  • How do I find a Rolling Tournament that is currently ongoing?
  • What can I do while I'm waiting for people to join a Rolling Tournament?
  • What tournament formats are available?

Joining a Rolling Tournament

To sign up for a Rolling Tournament, click the Lobby tab at the top of your lobby interface.
Now click the Rolling subtab when it appears.
You should now see a list of Rolling tournament queues available. At the launch of this feature, there will only be one queue available: 4-person Constructed.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:20 PM
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Click on the Rolling Constructed Queue, then click on the Join button that appears below.
You may notice some times that appear in the Rounds section below the list of tournament queues. This is fake data that can be ignored.



Now, if the tournament is a Constructed format, you'll be asked to select a force for this tournament. Choose one you wish to play with and click Submit.



The Tournament Queue window will now pop up.



This will periodically update to display the number of players that have joined the queue. Whenever the queue fills up, a new Rolling Tournament will begin!

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:27 PM
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Leaving a Rolling Tournament

While waiting in the Rolling Tournament queue, you are allowed to leave the queue as long as the Rolling Tournament has not yet begun. Just click the Leave button on the Tournament Queue window.
This cannot be done if you happen to be the last player in the queue. It cannot be done if the queue has filled up.



Beta Testing Note: If you ever suspect that the Tournament Queue window is “stuck” on you, you can always close the client and restart HeroClix Online. Please contact the GM's and/or file a bug report if this happens to you.

Rolling Tournament Entry Fees
Just like scheduled tournaments, Rolling Tournaments require an entry fee to play.
When you join a Rolling Tournament Queue, the system will check whether you have enough Clixbux to join the tournament format you selected. If you don't have enough Clixbux, you won't be able to join.
This amount of Clixbux will not be taken from your account until the Rolling Tournament actually starts, however. If you choose to leave the Rolling Tournament Queue before the tournament begins, you should notice that your total Clixbux will have remained unchanged.
Prizes for Rolling Tournaments are handled in the same manner as scheduled tournaments and are handed out when play completes.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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Starting a Rolling Tournament

When a Rolling Tournament Queue fills up, the Leave button on the Tournament Queue window will become greyed out, and the Enter button will become available. Click it to automatically go to the Tournament Overview for your newly created tournament.




This screen will look and behave in exactly the manner as the Tournament Overview for a scheduled tournament. Please note that the name of the tournament is automatically generated with a unique ID number. You may wish to take note of this ID if you wish to find this tournament in the future.
Also, this screen will show you the schedule for the first and future rounds of the tournament. Later rounds for 50-minute match tournaments will always begin 60 minutes after the previous round began.




Within 10-20 seconds of the Tournament Queue filling up, you should see a window pop up that asks you to Join the first tournament round.
Click the Join button to join the first tournament match. From here you will proceed as with a scheduled tournament.

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:41 PM
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Viewing an Ongoing Rolling Tournament

Rolling Tournaments that have already begun and are in progress can be found in the Lobby tab under the Tournaments subtab.
Each Rolling Tournament that is in progress will be listed with its unique ID number. Clicking on one, then clicking View will bring you to that tournament's overview screen.

Rolling Tournament Limitations

In order to make sure that the Rolling Tournament Queue works correctly, you may not do any of the following while waiting in a Rolling Tournament Queue:
  • You may not purchase or bid on items from the store or auction house.
  • You may not trade with other players.
  • Blocking purchases and trades ensures that you won't accidentally spend the ClixBux reserved for your registration fee.
  • Create or join a public match.
  • You can never be in more than one match at a time.

IMPORTANT:

Please do NOT sign up for overlapping tournaments and do NOT sign up for a Rolling Tournament if you're already scheduled to play a tournament round some time in the next 2 hours. We are planning to support “double-booking” of players in tournaments in the future, but at this time you will probably cause an error to occur, and you will forfeit your entry fee for one or both tournaments.

Rolling Tournament Formats

Rolling Single-Elimination Marvel Constructed
4 players, 50 minute matches, information on themes are published in Announcement every week.
Entry Fee: 50 Clixbux
2 Rounds
First round begins approximately 1 minute or less after the Rolling Tournament Queue fills.
Second round begins approximately 1 hour after the first round begins.
Prizes
see Announcements and ingame information
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