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<p><span>Congratulations to <strong>Seth</strong>, <strong>Jason</strong> and <strong>Joe</strong> for placing as the top three finishers in <a href="https://lanfest.intel.com/"><strong>LANfest</strong></a>'s <em><strong>KSP</strong></em> tournament at <strong>PAX East</strong>. As winners, they’ll receive some quality hardware from<span class="Apple-converted-space">*</span></span><a href="http://gaming.logitech.com"><strong>Logitech Gaming</strong></a><span><span class="Apple-converted-space">*</span>and bragging rights throughout the community. We’d</span><span class="text_exposed_show"><span class="Apple-converted-space">*</span>also like to thank the nearly 70 of you who signed up and participated in the tournament. Hope you had fun.</span></p>

<p><span class="text_exposed_show"><span>Want to see what the participants had to accomplish? Read the <strong>PAX East</strong> tournament <strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1m9ngpy">RULESET</a></strong>.</span></span></p>

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Good job, boys! Colonize our solar system for the eventual war on the Kraken!

Well,I'll just have to sit in my little Latvia and drool over these juicy contests, waiting for multiplayer international contest!

Who knows, maybe there'll be a Latvian contest in which you would win a potato. :P

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Any chance of a run down of the three points tally of the finalist and how many Kerbals were landed on each moon and or planets? Oh and what was the time limit?

And congratulations to Seth, Jason and Joe.

I hope no Kerbals were harmed in the winning of this contest ;)

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Wait, the rules have no time limit, mass limit, launch number limit, part limit.

How did they find out the contest had finished? There are no end game criteria!

Those rules would get hacked apart on the forum.

Did they only have 3 real world hours or something? Only one launch with no test launch?

Seems very open ended...

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I was at PAX East and took part. The tournament was a lot of fun, KSP can be a surprisingly social game when played in a LAN setting. The organizer mentioned he'd put a post on Reddit describing the outcome more fully, but I thought I could add some of the details y'all are interested in.

Did they only have 3 real world hours or something? Only one launch with no test launch?

Yes, the limit was real world time. The tourney was scheduled for 3 hours, but we only had 2.5 or a little less to allow for judging. During that time there was a brief setup period, in which you could configure KSP's settings, and re-familiarize yourself with the game. Once that was over, everyone started a fresh sandbox save and went at it. You could build and launch as many things to as many places until time was called.

No mods were allowed, and all craft had to be built fresh in that save file (no stock ships allowed). Apart from that, you could use any internet reference you needed, form the wiki to phase angle calculators.

Quicksaving and reloading was permissible.

Kerbals had to be EVA'd on the surface, I believe because the scoring was done via a save file parser. 'Splashed-down' kerbals did not count, so your landings had to be on dry land (this made Laythe somewhat more difficult).

The winner had about 600+ points, achieved by landing 300+ kerbals on Eve. In retrospect, Eve was probably the way to go, since it's low dv, and easy to aerobreak at. I personally was only able to clock in 55 points, landing an 11 kerbal colony on Laythe.

The organizers encouraged all the players to take as many screenshots as we could, that they might accompany the after action posts. I personally really want to see 300 kerbals standing (or perhaps just piled up) under a purple sky :)

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Thanks gulegule. I. Gona give it a go at home and not include Eve as I would not have considered it a a good target for this competition. It wouldn't give me a fair comparison by using your wise retrospective analysis.

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