The 1st Prototype Mega Man Character Tournament took place inside this thread. This was where the greatest Mega Man Character of all time [or at least, for now] was be decided on by the people of Prototype.
Every night at 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time [EST], I posted a division of 4 pairs of 2 characters, each. The people of Prototype got to vote on their more favored character in each pair [one vote per person]. The character with more votes advanceed to the next round. In the case of a tie, yours truly gave the tiebreaking vote; I disallowed myself from voting in this tourney, otherwise.
The 4 that advanced from Round 1 did battle in Round 2. The 2 winners of Round 2 advanced to the Division Final, and the winner there advanced to the Grand Division, which I saved for last, as the winner of THAT Division was supposed to crowned the greatest MM character of all time [or at least for now] as voted by the people of Prototype.
In the end, there was shockers and snoozefests. Predictability and UNpredictability. Complete blowouts and close nail-biters.
...Honestly thought Mega Man would have been the finalist instead...so this final round for me is disappointing. So my vote is based on who is trailing at the time I'm posting...so Sunstar gets my vote to keep this close, but I don't care who wins at this point since neither one was a serious character that I liked.
Sorry about the extremely late announcement, here; meant to do this earlier, tonight, but, I had too much stuff going on my comp at once, and I shut it off to let is rest before rebooting it, completely forgetting about this. :P
Anyway, we have our tournament champion:
THE FINAL BATTLE [voting ends at 11:59 PM, EST on 1/2/16]: Proto Man [Mega Man 3] vs. Sunstar [Mega Man World 5] (6-5)
It's an upset and a half, in all honesty. StupidStudiosN broke the tie with his vote. It was a close one, but, you, the people of Prototype, have decided that Proto Man is the greatest Mega Man Character EVER....for now, at least.
[The pastebin has been updated accordingly, along with the [almost] complete rankings of all 71 characters who made it into the tourney, from the Eliminator all the way to the Final Battle.](http://pastebin.com/D8gmNq4J)
When you're done looking at that, do me a favor and vote on one last bonus battle:
BONUS BATTLE! 2 months vs. 3 months [voting ends at ??:?? pm on ??/??/????]
How long should we wait before doing another tourney like this?
Also, feel free to give me your thoughts on the tourney itself; How do YOU feel about it?
Posted on January 3rd, 2016 at 10:15pmEdited on 2016/01/03 at 10:23pm
Posted 2016/01/03 at 10:15pmEdited 2016/01/03 at 10:23pm
WOOOOOOOT! PROTO MAN FTW!!!!! *TheDoc is happy*
For the time vote, I vote for 2 months. Although it doesn't require a lot of participation, this tournament draws a decent amount of attention in a short amount of time and gives you incentive to keep coming back to see it through. Although you'd have to find another very broad banner of participants in order to have another one (and I don't know if you have anything else planned in the coming months), I would definitely enjoy doing another one of these again soon. If you're confident in being able to arrange one in 2 months, then go for it. Thanks for all the work you put into it, Mikey!
I'm voting 3 months, simply because too much of a constant good thing quickly becomes bad.
As for my thoughts? I don't necessarily have the time, or rather the device to give a complete overview, but I thought it was entertaining. Honestly, the ending would've had much more theatrics in play with a rematch from Mega Man and Sunstar, but oh well, the people decided what they want. Overall, it was a lot of fun and I'd love seeing it again in the future.
Posted on January 4th, 2016 at 2:35amEdited on 2016/01/04 at 2:51am
Posted 2016/01/04 at 2:35amEdited 2016/01/04 at 2:51am
@TheDoc: Awww, you're too kind. You kick butt, too, for all the work YOU put into participating in it so much. =)
Actually, I've said this is the Chat plenty of times, but, if there is a 2nd Tourney, I'd be nixing the idea of the 5 Mega Men being guaranteed entries altogether. In fact, not even Proto Man will be guaranteed in. To compensate for this, I'll be allowing 30 nominations per person instead of 25, next time.
There's also pleanty of characters that people forgot that I think would be pretty good contenders, if nothing else. Not naming names, though. :P
Proto Man will likely have even stiffer competition, next time. Just sayin'. :P
@MegaBossMan : The Final battle was not only the most popular non-Mikey battle of the whole tourney, but, Proto won it by one, buddy. That IS theatrics. Put it this way, what was more theatrics: The Final Battle or King vs. Bomb Man [R1 of Division 5]? :P
...I would go with 3 months, and I thought this contest was a great idea. I think a lot of possible Grand Division candidates were eliminated early being my main problem, but that was due to it being random. The final match for me...let's just say that neither were my favorite, so I only voted for the loser to try to keep it close...otherwise I would not have voted in that battle. Maybe next time...
I think 3 months would work well. It gives some time to let these results simmer and us to do other things in the community as well. If I could make one request for the next tourney, I would say the 1st place winner Proto Man should not even be in the next tournament. It would be boring if he won again, and I was thinking it would be neat of there was a Hall of Fame where all the tournament winners (assuming there will be more) can be held, but excluded from future tournaments.
@TailsMK4 and @Tobyjoey : Yeah, I could go with a whole seeding, ranking thing, but, that creates massive amounts of predictability. I figured it would be much better for every1 if the entire bracket was randomized without me tinkering with it at all; this makes for boring blowouts, like the aforementioned King > Bomb Man, but also crazy upsets, like Enker > Bass, Auto > Ring Man, Sigma > Zero and, of course, Proto Man > Sunstar. With all due respect, There was always either 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or--in the case of the Final Battle and the Galaxy Man > Saturn tie that I had to break--11 voters. This could easily change 2-3 months from now, as we won't have precisely the same audience.....I think. Proto Man, for all the votes he had going for him, still had some pretty close calls down the home stretch; He only beat Mega Man by 2 and he only beat Sunstar by 1--that could easily reverse if they ever face off again, 'cause it won't be the same 10 and 11 people voting on it. I guarantee it.
Whether Proto Man maks it in or not, I'll leave it up to the people of Prototype; there'll be no Guaranteed entries for the 2nd Tourney. If he does win that one, too.....well, your idea will be a lot easier to consider, then, won't it, T.J.? :P
@Meta : It's called "Seasonal", my friend, due to how the seasons change every 3 months. "quad-yearly" isn't a thing, and even if it was, that would be every 4 years. :P
@TheDoc : It's also worth mentioning that there were guys like MegaMan.exe, Magic Man, King, Bass, and most notably, Ballade, that never got a real chance to prove how much of a contender they'd actually be because they just happened to get caught in awkward battles with unexpected vote totals. In fact, with the exception of Mega Man > Ballade, all of the other 4 battles--Roll > MegaMan.exe, ProtoMan.exe > Magic Man, Skull Man > King and Enker > Bass--were ALL decided by a difference of just ONE vote. As far as I can tell, all 8 of these characters have the potential to be Division Finalist material at the very least--some might even challenge the likes of Vile, Sunstar, Mega Man and Proto Man, themselves. That's just a prediction, though; we'll see for sure in 2-3 months. :P
@MusicalKitty : You mean, like a Tournament of Champions. GameFAQs did 2 of those with their Character Battles, too. Link won both of them. Pretty much just as easily as he's won 4 of the 7 GameFAQs Character Battles that he's shown up in. Now, granted, I'm almost positive that this is because there's always a prize in it for whoever predicts the bracket most accurately, and there was no such prize for this Tourney. There likely won't be, either, 'cause as far as I've seen, that would corrupt the unpredictability of this tournament by having the same people vote for the same characters over and over again, even when they wouldn't, otherwise. That's no fun. I know of ways to keep this tourney fresh besides including prizes; if the 2nd one turns out to be subpar [it SHOULDN'T, but, it could], and people still want a 3rd one, I'll have a way to make that one better. I promise. A mad genius always has backup plans for his backup plans. :P
@Meta : I just told you, it's called "Seasonal". Some also call it "Quarterly", but, either one works. :P