Altador Cup III
|Jellyneo's Altador Cup III 2008 Coverage|
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- JN AC Staff Tourney
- Predicted Standings / Scores
- AC Rank Calculator
- Altador Cup Prizes/Trophies
- Join a Team
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- Match Schedule
- Teams & Players
- Altador Cup BoA Entry
- Support Graphics
- AC3 Sneak Peek!
Let the games begin!
This year, Jellyneo will be bringing you in-depth coverage on the third annual Altador Cup! We'll have daily updates with the current standings, who's up against who, and any major events. So, what are you waiting for? Join a team today and participate in the year's biggest event!
- June 22, 2008, 10:05 am NST - Another day, another set of results.
This day was not much like any other we've been having. Krawk Island, Roo Island, the Lost Desert, Kreludor and Mystery Island all played wonderfully and swept their opponents. Probably the biggest of the sweeps was Krawk Island's sweep of Shenkuu. When will Shenkuu get a win? They only have 25 more chances!
Another interesting matchup was that of Meridell and the Darigan Citadel, both historically old rivals. When Meridell captain Windelle was questioned about the match, he had this to say: "As most of Neopia knows, Meridell and the Darigan Citadel have not gotten along well in the past. *chuckle* Two wars later, we're not exactly best friends, but we can loosen up the tension a bit on the Yooyuball field in a good game or two."
Also, Tyrannia, one of the weaker teams, is due for a little bit of time in the spotlight, as they were able to pull a draw with the Haunted Woods, who have been storming ahead in this year's competition.
As always, check out our updated Scores and Rankings page for the latest lineup. Multiple teams have been moving in and out of third and fourth places, and it doesn't seem as if any dominant teams have yet claimed their places there yet. Perhaps a new, less favored team may be able to steal a spot there this year.
Also, just a note that from now on, all weekday score updates will be published exclusively to our Altador Cup coverage section. We'll still post the weekend updates on the front page, though!
- June 21, 2008, 12:14 am NST - Wow, yet another interesting day of YYBing!
The big match was the Roo Island vs. Darigan Citadel pair up, and Roo Island has proven themselves to be the stronger team this year. They took a win in YYB and SS, but allowed DC to have a win in MSN... just to be good sports. ;)
Shenkuu also had another disappointing day. They lost in both MSN and SS, and had a draw in YYB with the Lost Desert. Will they repeat like last year and gain back their momentum later on in the competition? Or is this foreshadowing their fate in this year's Cup?
Other teams also had a good showing, namely Krawk Island, Mystery Island, Meridell, and the Haunted Woods, all pulling off a sweep of their opponents. With Krawk Island's sweep, they have moved a teeny bit closer to overcoming Roo Island, who has only lost one of their MSN contests, which counts for the least in the Cup.
Be sure to check out our updated Scores Page for full scoring data, and a prediction of the current forerunners after four days of hard competition. The Haunted Woods and Meridell are also not far behind in securing a place in the top 4.
In completely related Altador Cup news, we have totally revamped our Support Graphics section. Everything is now organized by teams, and we have posted the first 60 or so images submitted by the users of JN. I am still processing the rest, and they'll be added over the next couple of days. If you're interested in making your own graphics for us to post, check out this page. (Illy, our AC graphics guru, has been working overtime to make sure that all of our graphics are now up-to-date with the new team members on each team. She even got some time to add in a Practice Team corner image that you can set in Site Settings! Practice Team FTW!)
- June 20, 2008, 11:26 am NST - Yesterday's results are in, and there are quite a few surprises!
As predicted by the masses, Darigan Citadel, Roo Island, and Krawk Island all swept their opponents. However, poor Shenkuu is not living up to their hype from last year. After being swept by Roo Island on Day 1, having all draws with the Darigan Citadel on Day 2, Day 3 should have been an easy day. However, team Shenkuu lost their game of Yooyuball against the Haunted Woods, and drew for the Make Some Noise and Slushie Slinger matches. A big upset, to say the least, after the Haunted Woods was not predicted to be a forerunner in this year's Cup.
Needless to say, the other matches all went well, with the Lost Desert beating Brightvale in YYB and MSN, but drawing in SS. Kreludor and Mystery Island was also an interesting match, having draws across all three games. Maraqua also took the most wins against Terror Mountain, with a draw in Slushie Slinger. And last but not least, Tyrannia took a beating from Meridell after losing in YYB and MSN, but drawing in SS.
For an updated list of the estimated rankings, and a win summary for each team, check out our scores page each day for updates.
Also, in case you haven't been following the Altador Cup news, team Kiko Lake has been recovered! Turns out, they were caught in a terrible rock slide during their journey to Altador. At this time, there are suspicions that Tyrannia had something to do with the incident, as Destruct-O-Match III was recently unveiled to Neopia by the Tyrannian Council of Elders. All of those rocks that have been crushed needed to go somewhere...
- June 18, 2008, 9:45 pm NST - Hi there. You may know me as the poor guy that has to work on various pages such as the Yooyuball Guide and the Scores Page. However, some of you may not know that I am also the guy behind the Altador Cup Player Avatar Tool. (Ironically, I do not have the avatar, har har.)
Anyways, I have good news. I have made it so that the calculator does more than predict how many more games you need to play for the avatar, it now predicts how many more games you need to play to reach the next rank! (Click here for the Altador Cup Rank Tool!)
If there are any problems with the tool, feel free to email me at terryNOSPAM@jellyneo.net, removing "NOSPAM". Thanks. Here are some links to things I think you should read and enjoy. :)
Oh, and you can stop feeling sorry for me now. ;)
EDIT: The Scores Page has been updated! :) And if you haven't set your Altador Cup Team yet, you may want to do so. Why? Because the Scores Page will highlight your team! (You can click here to set it!)
Altador Cup Coverage | Support Graphics | My AC Record | AC Rank Tool
- June 18, 2008, 8:37 am NST - We have a couple updates here regarding our Altador Cup section. :)
Firstly, our nifty Scores Page has been updated with yesterday's results. Krawk Island, Altador, Mystery Island, Roo Island, and Darigan have all swept their opposing teams, securing themselves in a rather large tie for first place. Of course, this will most likely change as the tournament continues on, with a single team emerging as the forerunner.
Secondly, you may have noticed JN's �ber slowness since the start of the cup. Well, it's the Altador Cup Record's fault. :P So, to offset the constant updating, we've imposed a 5 minute waiting period between your record updates. We'll adjust this number according to JN's load. And remember, a game of YYB takes anywhere from 2-3 minutes, so 5 minutes is a pretty reasonable starting time. ;) However, you may feel free to update your raw scores as you please, since they are not connected to any images at the moment.
Hope everyone is enjoying the Cup! Now, get back to the Colosseum and start kicking some AC booty!
- June 16, 2008, 11:32 pm NST - Erm... After last night's booboo, and today's delay, we can safely say that the Altador Cup has officially started!
Oh. We have a nifty tool to help you calculate how many games of Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise you need to play in order to get the Altador Cup Player avatar! Click here to reach it!
Um... Here's a bunch of fun links. (Oh, and let the games begin!)
Altador Cup Coverage | Support Graphics | My AC Record | Altador Cup Player Av Tool
- June 16, 2008, 12:50 am NST - Seems that the first round of match-ups has started premature. If you haven't picked your team yet, sign-ups are still open.
This early release may be a site error that is allowing goals to be counted. This could result in the scores gained during this time to be removed from your goal countings. Please be aware that this may just be a glitch in the release date of the games. The Make Some Noise and Slushie Slinger games are still not available for play.
Glitch may cause users to be frozen, we are not sure. Stay tuned for more information on this mishap as it unfolds!
Edit: A monitor has confirmed on the Spanish Neoboards that today's scores will be erased and will not count toward the championship. For those that unlocked the avatar (confirmed to be unlockable with 50 wins) they will be able to keep the avatar, but all the scores will be wiped clean.
Edit 2: The practice team has returned and scores no longer send. You may resume training (:
Altador Cup Coverage | Support Graphics | My AC Record
Make sure to Refer a few buddies to the AC Records for a chance to beta test a new JN feature!
Also, if you're having any issues or have any questions about jnAccounts, please use our shiny new jnAccounts Issues form located on the Contact Us page. Anything submitted through that form will be looked at promptly and dealt with as soon as we can. :)
- June 12, 2008, 2:18 pm NST - Yessiree Bob, the Altador Cup is back! Are you excited for the Altador Cup? I am. If you aren't, you should be.
Well, what are you waiting for? Click here to choose your AC team! Pick Faerieland. Pick Faerieland. Pick Faerieland. Meepits wuz here.
All signed up? Good. Now, grab your Altador Cup Record images, post some Support Graphics on your userlookup/shop/etc., and then check out our forums to discuss the Cup! (Oh, and don't forget to check out our Team Freebies Page!)
Altador Cup Coverage | Support Graphics | My AC Record
UPDATE: We've added some new functionality to our Altador Cup Records service! Now, you may refer people to the service, and if you get 3 people to sign up, you'll be guaranteed a spot in our upcoming private beta test of a new JN feature! :D For details, check the referrals page in the ACR section. Aren't signed up for ACR yet? Well, what are you waiting for!?
- June 6, 2008, 1:25 pm NST - Check out the Coming Soon trailer for a teaser on the upcoming Altador Cup 3! It'll be hitting Neopia next Thursday, June 12th. (Or is it December 6th...!?)
We'll probably get an update in Wednesday's news update which is when the 12th's news will be posted. Everybody relax, take a deep breath, and carry on with your daily lives and try not to get too flustered with waiting. We're all pretty anxious. ;) (We also have some cool things planned for the Cup, and this gives us plenty more time to perfect them! :P)
Also, if you were a fan of the Altador Cup Blog written by Alex, we're now hosting him on Jellyneo! Click here to check it out!
- June 3, 2008, 7:05 pm NST -
We've decided to open up to our graphically-inclined users and allow you to submit your own graphics for us to post on Jellyneo for the Altador Cup. Please read over the requirements below if you're interested!
If you think you're up to the challenge and you'd like to have your graphics displayed on JN, send them to dave[at]jellyneo[dot]net. All of your graphics will receive a credit underneath with the username you provide in your email. ;)