The Thunderdome server will be soon available again for Alliance Tournament practice. If your team wishes to gain access to Thunderdome, please have one of your team captains send a mail to the in game character ‘IGC Tournament’ with the following information:
- A list of character IDs (preferred) or character names for characters you would like to have access to the server.
- A list of character IDs (preferred) or character names for characters you wish to have access to the tournament tools (maximum 10).
You will be notified by return eve mail once your access request has been granted and you are able to log on.
Please only request members of your Alliance that are actually required in training for the tournament. We will not be granting entire Alliances access to Thunderdome and have the right to determine and deny what is an unreasonable amount of accounts to request access for.
Teams should note that passwords are being pulled from Tranquillity, so if your current password does not work you should try an older one. Thunderdome is for direct training purposes only, and any Alliance or members causing grief or havoc on the server to the arenas or other Teams will be banned from the server and practising.
While we try to ensure that Thunderdome is available for practice at all times, Thunderdome may be unavailable at certain times, please check back to this thread for updates and to report any issues. If you have any issues you can also mail in-game (on Tranquillity) the character ‘IGC Tournament’.
Please be aware that Thunderdome is no longer run directly by the community team and is a collaboration between several devs from different departments who are putting in time outside of their normal duties to help get it running this year. As such the turnaround for requests such as adding characters to the access request list & resolving technical issues will be slower than when it was ran by CCP Logibro. It is also the reason that the server is set up differently this year - to allow for more stability with less intervention. We hope you can appreciate this situation and work with us to improve it for the future.
Arenas / The Tournament tool
There are limited arenas this year each with their own individual tournament in the tool. This will allow for greater stability of the server. This may mean that during peak times that all systems are full. You should not be able to start a match if one is already in progress, so if you wish to practice the advice is to keep trying to find an empty one until you do. It is advisable to consider this when arranging the time of your practice session if you want to use the tool.
Please note that Tournament Practice Units can be spawned on Thunderdome and you are welcome to use any system to practice in so there should be room to find a suitable system without the tool to practice.
The tournament tool may be a bit fragile/unresponsive on the first use of the day. The recommendation is to wait a few minutes and re-log which should resolve the issue.
Code of conduct
Please abide by the following rules when using Thunderdome this year:
Loitering in a tournament tool system is unacceptable at all times. You must be in one of the fleets moved by the tournament tool to one of the official practice systems or leave the system immediately on entering (for example if you logged on after disconnecting from the internet for a period of time).
The official tournament tool practice systems are as follows H-M1BY, KFIE-Z, LGL-SD, Farit, YUY-LM, Roua, AZ-UWB, A-3ES3.
Spying on other teams outside of these systems is also unacceptable. Due to the setup of Thunderdome this year it is expected that team captains attempt to resolve issues of random characters appearing in their practice systems with some patience and understanding. If, after polite warning (i.e. the time it takes to leave a system after having read local) a character is refusing to leave a system clearly being used by an alliance for practice then please report them to the character ‘IGC Alliance Tournament’ using evemail on Tranquility stating the time, date, system and character in question. We request you reserve this option as a last resort.
Any characters deemed intentionally spying will be removed from Thunderdome and their captains warned. Further transgressions of this rule will result in a team being removed from Thunderdome and, if necessary, the tournament.