||Hey everyone. Redeemer and Destroyer came up with this idea, but I'm suggesting it on his behalf. As many users know, the Final Fantasy Wiki has the Dragon's Neck Colosseum, essentially a popularity contest between characters, as voted by users. I believe that we are long overdue for such a competition on our wiki. I, Redeemer&Destroyer, and ZACH have prepared a prototype based on the Dragon's Neck Colosseum, called the "Mirage Arena (to keep in with the BBS theme.), found here. Another tentative logo for the Mirage Arena is . However, as to not make ourselves a complete copy of the FFWiki, we also have come up with the idea of a tournament. After four months of "Battles", we compile the winners (Which would be 16, one for every week) into a 15-day tournament called the "Joint Struggle", akin to GameFaq's character battle. Every day, a new pairing of contenders will be voted upon, the winner continuing to the next round. This would happen in the first 15 days of the month. The next 15 days would be dedicated to selecting characters and matchups for the next four months. The contenders could be anything from characters (Disney, original) to Worlds, to Keyblades. Please leave your thoughts in the section below.
EDIT 16:36, July 5, 2010 (UTC):A tentative list has been drafted for the first four months of "battles". There are four categories, Characters (Disney, Final Fantasy, KH originals), Worlds, Weapons (Keyblades, Shields, etc.), and Enemies (Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed). The list is as follows:
- Sora vs. Riku
- Simple and Clean vs. Sanctuary
- Kingdom Key vs. Kingdom Key D
- Neoshadow vs. Dusk
- Cid vs. Pence
- Space Paranoids vs. Port Royal
- Buster Sword vs. Chakrams (Eternal Flames)
- Dustflier vs. Leechgrave
- Axel vs. Saix
- Hollow Bastion vs. Radiant Garden
- Knight’s Shield vs. Axe Sword (Skysplitter)
- Guard armor vs. Trinity Armor
- Donald vs. Zexion
- End of the World vs. The World that Never Was
- Omega Weapon vs. Ultima Weapon
- Samurai vs. Morning Star
Now, before anybody looks at the 12th battle and says "The trinity armor is a BBS enemy! It's a spoiler!", please note that that is the twelfth battle. If we were to start next week, that battle would take place the week of September 26, 2010, a good few weeks after the release of Birth By Sleep, so please don't complain about that.
Please leave any questions or concerns below.
EDIT 03:07, July 7, 2010 (UTC): It has also been decided that, if a contender was in the previous round of the Mirage Arena, He/She/It cannot be used in the next round (Kind of like Featured Media votes.). However, he/she/it can be in the round after.
For example, Sora and Riku are in the first battle of this round. Regardless of who wins and loses, both cannot be used in the next round, but can be used in the round after that. Also, we should probably try to stay away from repeats of battles, so Sora vs. Riku won't be used again for a long time (at least) after this, if at all.
EDIT 16:21, July 7, 2010 (UTC):Forms of characters cannot battle other characters (No Mummy Donald vs. Larxene, but Mummy Donald vs. Turtle goofy is okay), anonymous votes will probably be removed, for the sake of double-voting, and there are now more severe consequences for not following the rules (Removal of vote w/ message on talk page[a few times], suspension from voting w/ message on talk page [a month maybe? that's 4 battles], and then a ban from voting. If the user persists, then maybe they will land a warning or something, but only for breaking the rules a lot.) Any other ideas?