Also, important announcement. (UPDATED!)
Same rules and scoring applies as per the first eight preliminary groups.
Submit your group 9-16 entries here.
You can view your entries here.
List of prelim groupings here.
Post a comment here if you are to make changes to your line-up.
Current time in Japan (GMT+9)
Submit form by 21 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 9 modifications: 21 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 10 modifications: 22 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 11 modifications: 23 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 12 modifications: 24 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 13 modifications: 25 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 14 modifications: 26 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 15 modifications: 27 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Deadline for Group 16 modifications: 28 July 01:00hrs GMT+9
Some of you have raised concerns, so I’ll address them here.
Q: Allowing modifications to be made are kinda unfair… I CAN’T MEET THE DEADLINE
A: Well, the prelim round is always a huge unknown, so I thought it would be fair for those who haven’t been watching much anime lately to get a feel of the proceedings and then amend their entries accordingly.
Furthermore, this was done at a short notice – the draw was made only a few days before prelims begun, so there was not much time for people to really think about their entries.
In any case, I’ll consider implementing a policy where no changes can be made 24 hours before the kick-off time starting from the main round onwards.
Q: Will my scores from the prelims be carried over to the next round?
A: No. This is to encourage more participants to take part in the fantasy game. There are people who only start following Saimoe proceedings from the main round.
Q: Then what’s the point of this?
Originally, my plan was as such: Participants who finish in the Top 5 (excluding me) during the prelims will be entitled to a privilege/bonus in the main round. These privileges/bonuses are not guaranteed points, but they will provide participants the chance to earn additional points. However, frustra highlighted that some of you might be against this, so he has proposed another alternative where prelim scores are not counted at all. The winner of the prelims will be crowned the Prelim Champ and everyone will begin on a clean slate.
In any case, the scoring system for subsequent stages of the fantasy game will be consistent throughout. There will also be no double penalization as was with the case in last year’s game (specifically referring to the case where your entries from Phase I were brought over to Phase II).
Thanks for the feedback. After much consideration, I have decided on the following:
To reward those who have done well during the prelims, the one who finishes top will be declared the Prelim Champ and his/her name will enter the record books. Also, the Top 3 participants will receive a single opportunity to earn additional points in the next round. They will be able to declare a ‘no penalty riichi’ ONCE, which means that they stand a chance to earn an extra 10 points maximum if their entry for the selected match-day corresponds to the results. As you can see, it’s not an excessive reward in order to be fair to the newcomers.
The format and scoring system for the next round will be similar to that of the prelims, but in this case you will be predicting the winners of the match-ups for a particular day. More on that when the time comes.
Also, continue commenting away on the deadline issue.