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About the TMX Knockout
  Voyager006
About the TMX Knockout12:47 AM 18-Sep-16 : Quote : Report : #
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The TMX Knockout is a weekly online racing competition designed to be fun! It provides casual gameplay and an element of unpredictable results. No training of tracks is required to play.


Time and place

The TMX Knockout is played on Friday evenings at the following times:
o April-October: 22:00 CEST / 20:00 GMT
o November-March: 22:00 CET / 21:00 GMT

Join the TMX Knockout server before the designated time to take part!
Server link (London, United Kingdom)

A TrackMania United Forever account is required to play.


Rules

Once the Knockout has started, the server will be password protected and late players may not get to play. We will try to get you in if you join during the first warmup, but that is not a guarantee.

At the end of each round, the last placed driver, or all those who do not finish the race, are forced to spectate the rest of the competition. Eventually there will be only one player left as the winner.

If there are many players, the number of KOs per round depends on the player count. This will be announced when the Knockout is about to start. For example, multiple KOs set for every 15 players yields the following setup:

2-15 players: 1 KO
16-30 players: 2 KOs
31-45 players: 3 KOs
46-60 players: 4 KOs

For the final six races (so once there is only 7 drivers left), any track which is made by one of the participating drivers will be skipped by the host. Until that time we play on as normal when the author is still in the knockout.

If you experience a disconnection, you may get reinstated only if you haven't been eliminated yet and, without missing any rounds,

rejoin during the warmup (Rounds)
rejoin with time to spare (Time Attack, Stunts)

However, this is not guaranteed.

Cuts are not allowed in Rounds and Time Attack unless the host says otherwise. Any interaction with a shortcut may result in a KO.

Players who show aggressive behaviour, foul language and otherwise unfriendly attitude may be muted at our discretion.

Any player showing use of driving hacks will be disqualified from the Knockout and banned from the server without warning and their achievements will be subject to removal.


Modes

We are currently running the knockout in three modes; Rounds, Time Attack and Stunts. In Rounds, a warmup is followed by a single round where you have only one chance to avoid getting last. In Time Attack there is no warmup, but instead you have a certain time to set your best time. Our pick of mode depends on the number of players as well as the chosen map pool. Stunts work similarly to Time Attack, the only difference is that instead of setting the best time you have to set your best score.

KO9 (Stunts) is played on the first Friday of each month.
KO19 is played on the third Friday of each month.
Other Knockout pools are played on the remaining Fridays.


Pools

The competition mostly consists of maps built specifically for the knockout system. These are the following map pools we can pick from:

KO1
KO2
KO3 (Envimix)
KO4
KO5 (Short tracks)
KO6 (Famous tracks)
KO7
KO8 (Fullspeed tracks)
KO9 (Stunt tracks)
KO19
KTLC
MK
MrA tracks
Retro TMO
Shock tracks
StarTrack campaign
Xmastree tracks

The following pools are currently open:

KO19
KO9 (Stunts)

If you find a track to be unsuitable, send a PM to   Voyager006 here on TMX or on Discord.


Results

You can find the results of previous knockout events in the TMX Knockout spreadsheet. You can also find some results in this thread, but this list is not complete.
Last edited 19-Apr-2019 by   Voyager006
  Voyager006
Frequently asked questions2:04 PM 27-Jan-19 : Quote : Report : #
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Which environments/styles will be played?

The environments in each pool are evenly distributed, but some environments and specific authors may appear more often than others since we shuffle the tracks before the knockout. The maps themselves are usually a blend of tech/speedtech and normal race tracks with a few exceptions such as KO8 (Fullspeed) and KO9 (Stunts). Some pools also contain envimix tracks.

For detailed tracklists, take a look at the TMX Knockout spreadsheet.


I can't find the server, is it down?

Try joining directly through this link, or search for "tmxmkweekly". If you for some reason have too many favourites, try removing a few at player.trackmania.com. Some times it might actually be down, either because Nadeo's own masterserver is down or other reasons. We'll try to keep you up to date on the TMX Discord and, eventually, the front page in case this happens.


I had a disconnection! How do I rejoin?

When experiencing a disconnection, rejoin the server as a spectator. We will try to force you in if you didn't miss any live rounds, but it's not guaranteed that you will get reinstated.


Can I get reminded of when this event starts somehow?

In the TMX Discord, we will ping users in the #united channel about 30 minutes before a knockout starts.


Is there a chance that the KO will be played on other days than Fridays?

Sometimes we may host special or 'spontaneous' Knockouts, either because of a special occasion or to make up for a cancelled Knockout event. These are usually announced on the TMX Discord on the same day as they are held.
Last edited 11-Apr-2019 by   Voyager006
  Voyager006
Changelog4:09 PM 27-Jan-19 : Quote : Report : #
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January 27th, 2019

- Added KO19 to the list of pools
- Clarified rule about cutting
- Added two questions to and removed one from the FAQ

April 11th, 2019

- Formatting
- Minor adjustments to FAQ and results paragraph

April 19th, 2019

- Added rule about bad behaviour
Last edited 19-Apr-2019 by   Voyager006
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