Hey all! To get a better handle on how a PvE tournament might be run, join me in playing Algorithm for the month of December!
Rules are pretty simple, you play Normal Hardcore Algorithm; it’s one person playing (the person who gets the score/goes on the leaderboard!), and one person who counts as the ‘mod’ for the purposes of a couple things -
The ‘mod’ will join the game with you (the player) and immediately kill themselves so that they can just be a spectator (fun fact: there’s a button to get rid of the death UI as a spectator, so it’s nicer for videos - it’s R1 on my end, which is my quick melee, if that matters). From what we’ve tested, the game still counts that as two-man difficulty (if the mod leaves the game it drops back to one-man difficulty), which is the MAIN purpose, but also because they should record it (there’s no single screenshot that would contain enough information to guarantee people aren’t cheesing- the game will still say two-player difficulty at the end screen even if only one player is in the match 90% of the game). Mods obviously shouldn’t help the player, so there’s that.
The final score is calculated as simply the total score at the end divided by the match time. So that’s score + bonus score, with that number being divided by time. For example: If you take 1 hour to complete the mission, and receive 70,000 match score and 30,000 bonus score:
(70,000+30,000)/60=1,667 (rounded to nearest whole number). So your score on the leaderboard would be 1,667 for the tournament.
No legendaries since Kitru knows of an OP Ghalt build. Sorry! edit: there is a seperate scoreboard for legos, and i encourage you tou do runs for both with and without legendaries!
And since I don’t have any official mods (as in i don’t care if your friend is the one recording) for this fun community leaderboard, I can’t enforce this, but please only try three times. Doesn’t matter if you change characters on different tries, but three tries should give you the chance to retry if you get a really bad roll on spawns. Pretty please?
I have PS4 and PC, so I can mod for people on there all month, and Ace on the discord has volunteered to mod for pc as well (he can stream in addition to recording; bonus points! i can only stream during certain hours).
Get your video posted and contact me (doesn’t have to be on the forums!), and I’ll get you added to the leaderboards!
Spread the word! Tell your friends! Let’s get this going so we can do an actual tournament with prizes sometime!
edit: Ace has set up a twitch account for verified mods to stream from:
and ill be uploading vids to youtube for archival so everything is visible <3
ill get some google docs up and running asap too to keep track of all the data <3
in-game name - score - video link