In this thread, Patrick formally proposed an excellent idea for 1-on-1 battles between step artists. Later in the thread, I fleshed out the idea a bit more with proposed rules for this potential event, which I have dubbed "Summer Simfile Madness."
I am making this thread specifically to record how much interest there is for this idea, as well as to finalize the details of format/rules/etc. Input is greatly appreciated here! So please, take the poll and post what you voted for if you voted "Yes." I will edit this post to keep a running tally of interested parties. If enough interest is shown and we can agree on a set of rules, we can probably approach Scott to make a subforum and get this event rolling!
Here's a cross-post of my proposed rules thus far:
RULES wrote:• The competitive period will run for the duration of summer, starting on a given date (say, Monday June 21st perhaps?)
• Each week until the end of summer, there will be one face-off between two simile artists. (Maybe we can do two face-offs per week if there is enough interest.)
• We will have two pools of participants: People willing to select songs and judge stepchart submissions, and those who wish to compete either by issuing challenges or accepting challenges.
• Those wishing to issue a challenge will post to declare their desired rival; matches will be made according to this on a first come/first served basis.
• Entrants may only issue one challenge and accept one challenge, meaning that any one person could only participate a total of two times. (This ensures a fair chance for everyone to participate.)
• Before the first week of competition, the judges would compile a pool of 8-10 songs that would be used for the duration of the competition. Songs should be under 2:15, reasonably steppable, and not horribly difficult to sync.
• Each pair of entrants should be PM'd with their song file by Monday morning. The entrants must submit their finished charts by midnight on the following Friday. Judges will then have the weekend to review the files and choose a winner.
• Judging should NOT involve a numerical system for obvious reasons. Ideally, there should be an odd number of judges (likely 1 or 3) to avoid a tie on any given week.
• Winners from each week could receive something along the lines of a lovely sig graphic. At the end of the competitive period, we could whip up graphics for all the winning files and release them as a pack.
Interested in being judge/song selector AND competitor:
Interested in being judge/song selector:
Interested in being competitor: