I am a member on gametechmods.com, the last active Robot Arena 2 community. What is Robot Arena 2 (RA2)? Back in the day when Battlebots and Robot Wars were popular, video games were being based off of them, and it was the only half decent one. This was largely due to not being able to design robots externally, but internally. Even the chassis shape was up to the player. All sorts of wheels, motors, spikes and more could be put on. Then once the building was done, you could fight your robots.
Now that you know about that, onto gametechmods. Here is the modern day RA2 community, for better or worse. Anyway, RA2 has a multiplayer option where you can battle friends online, but there is a huge problem with this: lag, and lots of it. So, a few years ago, someone figured out how to have user-created bots compete without lag: tournaments. What would happen is the users would send their robots to the host and he/she would give the bots AI (Artificial Intelligence), all before posting videos of the battles.
The reason I give this history lesson in here is because I'm asking for permission. I
want to host a tournament for Smack Jeeves users. I think it'll be fun, seeing how different people rank up.
What would happen is: I would first make a thread for sign-ups (see examples here: http://gametechmods.com/forums/index.ph ... ,94.0.html
) and in here, I would give the download link to the actual game and lots of advice and instructions on how to enter and make good robots. Also, most importantly, I have a basic knowledge of how to AI and can do just that to all robots.
After the deadline for signups has come (I'll give plenty of time) I'll make a new thread for the splash (robot that have entered), brackets (rankings) and videos. (See examples here: http://gametechmods.com/forums/index.ph ... ,95.0.html
Finally, after all that is done, I'll make a thread where users vote in their comments for various awards. (See examples here: http://gametechmods.com/forums/index.ph ... 105.0.html
Also, I guess I have one question: IF
this were to be allowed, where would I post it?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and please answer. Please note that this is NOT for advertising purposes (as everything is free), I just had the idea of this happening and thought it would be fun.