Tournament GnollHack Beta April 2020 Tournament with Prize Pool of $200

Tommi Gustafsson

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Summary
Sound Mind Games organizes Gnoll Hack Beta April Tournament during April 2020. The participants compete together to ascend characters on public servers and receive prizes that our paid out to the participants through PayPal.

Schedule
Tournament starts: April 1st, 2020 0:00 (UTC+0).
Tournament ends: April 30th, 2020 23:59 (UTC+0) or when the prize pool is depleted.

Prize Pool
$200

Prize Winning Conditions
  1. You must register for the tournament before starting to play. You can register before the tournament or at any time during the tournament.
  2. You must play GnollHack on our public servers (see below).
  3. You must ascend a character before the tournament ends. Restrictions per player apply (see below).
  4. You must abstain from cheating (e.g. intentional use of bugs) and using the Explore Mode.
  5. You must email the information about your ascension to us to [email protected] (see instructions below).
Prizes
You gain a prize, when you ascend a character in GnollHack. If there is enough money in the prize pool, you will receive the following:
  • $5 for ascending a character on the Very Easy difficulty.
  • $10 for ascending a character on the Easy difficulty.
  • $15 for ascending a character on the Normal difficulty.
  • $20 for ascending a character on the Hard difficulty.
  • $25 for ascending a character on the Very Hard difficulty.
Additionally, you will get a $5 bonus if you ascend one of the following roles/classes:
  • Healer
  • Monk
  • Priest
  • Wizard
Additionally, you will get a $5 bonus, if you live stream your ascension to Twitch or YouTube. If you do, you must ascertain that your live streams are saved for viewing for at least 14 days after streaming.

If there is not enough money left in the prize pool, you will gain whatever is left and the tournament ends.

Multiple ascensions are allowed for each player.

Restrictions for Ascensions
The following limitations apply for each player:
  • Maximum total prize amount is $65 per player.
  • You can ascend maximum of 1 character on the Very Easy difficulty.
  • You can ascend maximum of 1 character on the Easy difficulty.
  • You can ascend maximum of 1 character of each role/class.
Payment of Prizes
You need to send the information that you have ascended to [email protected], with the following information:
  1. Your PayPal email.
  2. The server that you played on.
  3. Your account name on that server.
  4. The role/class of the character that you ascended.
  5. The difficulty you played on.
  6. Optional. If you live streamed your ascension: A link to the saved Twitch or YouTube stream that contains your ascension. You can have multiple saved streams, and then you just send links to all of them. You should also tell the point of time in the stream that contains your ascension.
The prizes will be paid through PayPal. The participant will be responsible for all taxes and tax-like costs in his or her country.
Please note that the prizes will be paid out in the order of received emails. So, please be sure to email us immediately after you have ascended. If the prize pool gets depleted, no prizes will be paid after that. We will pay the prizes after the tournament so that multiple ascensions are paid as one payment.

Registration
You must register for the tournament at the following address:

https://tournament.gnollhack.com/april2020

The registration is free. There is no fee for participating in the tournament.

You can register even after the tournament has started. The tournament email list is used to send information about the tournament to the participants. Especially, we will inform you when people ascend and how much of the prize pool is left after each ascension.

Playing on Public Servers
You need to play GnollHack on our public servers:
You need to use an SSH client to connect.
  • Windows: PuTTY: https://www.putty.org/
  • macOS: Use the Terminal and the ssh command to connect.
  • Linux: Use the Terminal and the ssh command to connect.
Furthermore, we recommend that you use the Curses interface, which has been improved for GnollHack. You can find step-by-step tutorials here:
Live Streaming (Optional)
You may live stream your tournament games on Twitch or YouTube. For doing so, you get a $5 bonus for ascending. You can find our live streaming instructions here:

https://github.com/hyvanmielenpelit/GnollHack/wiki/Live-Streaming-Instructions

Reporting Bugs
Since GnollHack is still in beta, we wish that the participants report all bugs and balance issues to us. You can use our forum or our GitHub page to report bugs and balance issues. Please take a screenshot of the bugs, when they occur.

We have a discussion forum at:
https://community.soundmindgames.com/forums/gnollhack.18/

We have our issue tracker here:
https://github.com/hyvanmielenpelit/GnollHack/issues

Wiki
We have a GnollHack wiki at:
https://github.com/hyvanmielenpelit/GnollHack/wiki

Tutorials
The wiki has also tutorials.

Starting Guide for Beginners
https://github.com/hyvanmielenpelit/GnollHack/wiki/Starting-Guide-for-Beginners

Starting Guide for NetHack Veterans

Remember to check also the changed key bindings, such as Alt+s for saving.

Discord Server
You can chat on our Discord server about the tournament:
https://discord.gg/qgz4JQm

Happy gaming!
 
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Tommi Gustafsson

Administrator
Staff member
Update April 15, 2020:

Instructions about Known Bugs in GnollHack Beta 4.0.22c (April 14, 2020)

There are a few important bugs in GnollHack Beta 4.0.22c (April 14, 2020):
  1. Wand of Wishing has too many charges.
  2. Invocation Ritual does not work.
When you meet these bugs, please do the following:
  1. Do not use Wand of Wishing more than 3 times before recharging. When you find one, treat it as though it had 3 charges for all purposes.
  2. When you reach the vibrating square with all required artifacts (Bell of Opening, Candelabrum of Invocation, and Book of the Dead) and 7 candles, you can submit an ascension mail to us. We will count reaching the vibrating square with these items as an ascension. Please include a screenshot and the time of your reaching to the vibrating square in UTC+0. We will check your game in the recorded TTY session files.
We have already fixed these bugs, but the next version of GnollHack will be published a little bit later, when we have had time to test everything ourselves thoroughly.

While we are fixing bugs and implementing new features based on user feedback, you can continue playing the game and trying to reach the vibrating square to claim your ascension.

We thank you for your patience.
 
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