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MrDayCee
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A lot of people have been asking me when the new edition of the 'CRBWC' would finally start (and I'm sorry it took me so long...), but I wanted to make the second edition even better and more fun than the first one!
(In case you wonder what the first one looked like: this is the 'CRBWC 2010'.)

After hours of fun (and stress!) in figuring out the new CRBWC schematics, the gathering of info on the participating bands and fabricating the additional pictures to it all, I'm proud of the final outcome and so, without further delay, let's kick off the 2011 edition of the


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Now, some changes have been made to the second edition of this competition, so reading the rules and guidelines is something everyone needs to do, even the voters from last year's edition are advised to...


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The format of this World Cup for Classical Rock Bands is based upon the organisation schematics of the Soccer World Cup. It has the same rules as the Soccer World Cup in terms of competitors proceeding through it, but it will follow a few rules of its own too.
Below is a short guide to elaborate the >binding rules< for this competition:


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-The 'CRBWC' consist of a total of 24 rounds being presented one at a time.
-Each round will be open for voting for a maximum of 2 weeks or untill a band reaches the points limit.


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-Each user of ArmorGames who wants to give a vote has the possibility to vote only once per round.
-All votes given by users are obligated to consist of an elaborated reasoning as to 'why' you choose these two bands. Votes lacking a proper elaborated reasoning, for example: "I like them" or "They rule", will not be counted. Elaborate on why you like them and talk about them, that's the main goal of this competition!
-Different to last year's edition, this time each vote in the group stage of this competition will consist of naming a "First choice" with with a value of 3 points and a "Second choice" with a value of 1 point.
-You only get to vote for two bands in a group. NO double voting for a single band and/or NO voting for more than two bands per group. No exceptions will be made in this matter.
-If two bands reach the limit of 30 points at the same time, the band with the most "First choices" will be declared as the winner of that round.
-The rule explained above, also applies if two bands reach a similar point count for second place at the same time in the 'Group Stage'.
-If, for any reason, two bands reach the limit of 30 points simultaniously and both have an equal amount of first and second choices, the band getting it's 'winning vote' first will be declared the winner.
-Further rounds after the group stage will have a 1 point count for each vote given and an according 10 points limit. Rules for declaring a winner will be applied according to the group stage rules.
-No discussions about the ruling on the outcome of a round are allowed.


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# THE GROUP STAGE:
-This stage will behold 8 different groups (A to H) consisting of 7 Classical Rock Bands to choose from.
-After closure, both the 'group winner' and the 'runner up' band will proceed to the knockout stage.
-All other remaining bands are eliminated from the competition.

THE KNOCKOUT STAGE:
-After completing the Group stage, the 'group winner' of the first group will be up against the 'runner up' of the second group. The 'group winner' of the second group will be up against the 'runner up' of the first group. This schedule will be followed for the rest of the groups, to clarify:
#1 Group A vs. #2 Group B (Winning band is called 'Winner I')
#1 Group B vs. #2 Group A (Winning band is called 'Winner II')
#1 Group C vs. #2 Group D (Winning band is called 'Winner III')
#1 Group D vs. #2 Group C (Winning band is called 'Winner IV')
#1 Group E vs. #2 Group F (Winning band is called 'Winner V')
#1 Group F vs. #2 Group E (Winning band is called 'Winner VI')
#1 Group G vs. #2 Group H (Winning band is called 'Winner VII')
#1 Group H vs. #2 Group G (Winning band is called 'Winner VIII')

THE 1/4 FINALS:
-The next stage, the 1/4 finals, will be held in this order:
# Winner I vs. Winner V
# Winner II vs. Winner VI
# Winner III vs. Winner VII
# Winner IV vs. Winner VIII

THE SEMI FINALS:
-The semi finals will be held in the order of:
# Winner I/V vs. Winner II/VI
# Winner III/VII vs. Winner IV/VIII

THE 'SHADOW FINAL':
-A number three and four is decided in a match between both 'losing' bands from the semi finals.
-Ranking of third and fourth place in this Final is decided upon the band that reaches the 10 points limit first.

THE FINAL MATCH:
-The Final match is held between both winning bands from the semi finals.
-When one of the bands in the Final reaches the limit of 10 points first, that band is declared the winner of the competition and is crowned The 'CRBWC' Champion 2011.
-The remaining band is ranked #2 in this competition.


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-There will be NO playoffs held in this competition.
-You don't get to complain when 'your band' is eliminated from the competition. "Take the pain..."
-Swearing and obscene language is not tolerated. Always respect the opinion(s) of the other users participating in this thread, even if you disagree with their reasoning.
-If any situation should occur that is not explained and/or guided by the thread's rules, the 'Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations' and the 'Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules or else...")' apply and are to be followed for this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'. They will be referred to when needed.
You can find them here:
Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations
Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules, or else...")

Since this year's 'CRBWC' competition has a little more stuff to work with, I will start off as the sole Moderator for it, but there might be other moderators assigned over time if/when I see fit. Don't ask me for an assignment, since I will only assign people I know to have the same devotion to this competition and they will be revealed when the time comes, ok?

And last, but certainly not least... take heed:
!!! OFFICIAL AG ADMINISTRATORS AND MODERATORS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A BINDING WORD !!!
So, whenever an AG administrator or moderator visits this thread and decides to alter/delete a user's post or take action on an item or discussion, listen and obide to them as you would throughout the rest of the ArmorGames website.

I hope the AG users will like and participate in this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'!
So my main advice to all participants is to simply... ENJOY!!!

Now... enough with the talk... shove everything aside and...

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dudeguy45
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U2: a wide variety of song sounds, Bono has a great voice. Plus, they were on the Simpsons.

Bad company: I think "Shooting Star" was the first classic rock song that I remember liking. Distinctive voice.

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I'm posting this at the evening I'm supposed to have this computer packed for my home moving tomorrow, so it'll be quick and -hopefully- without errors... =/

@ stormwolf722 : Evanescence is not defined and/or categorized as 'Classic Rock', therefor they are not featured in this competition... delossantosj has already responded to this, but I just felt like making a point here...

@ logantheking : you get to vote for a second band and give them 1 point! I know the rules are new to a lot of people, so please state your second vote, so I can count them for the final score of this group round, ok? =)

@ iamnotironman : the group stays open until either - one band reaches the 30 points limit (which U2 has passed now), or - the maximum period of 14 days... (which I haven't been able to keep due to my hectic schedule in real life, sorry about that!)

@ Brad1185 : I can be really clear about your multiple posts... you refused to follow the 'CRBWC' thread rules and -more importantly- refused to follow the ArmorGames forum rules and guidelines. Therefor your votes won't be counted and your attitude towards delossantosj's offer to help you is clearly frowned upon... =/

@ abhishek356 : Your reasoning was pretty thin, a little better at your second time around posting, but... since the maximum period of this group has already expired, I will count them anyways! Try to have a more solid reasoning for the next group please, thanx! =)

@ HahiHa : "Can we agree that they are all great?" Now that's something I will back up! They are all great, but everyone in his own way...

Allright then... final score round up for this group! Here we go!

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# Votes counted in Group C :#

U2 : 31 (9 First votes / 4 Second votes) = WINNER!
Def Leppard : 14 (3 First votes / 5 Second votes) = RUNNER UP!

Whitesnake : 10 (2 First votes / 4 Second votes) - Eliminated...
Bad Company : 7 (2 First votes / 1 Second vote) - Eliminated...
Rainbow : 7 (2 First votes / 1 Second vote) - Eliminated...
The Cult : 1 (0 First votes / 1 Second vote) - Eliminated...
Status Quo : 0 (0 First votes / 0 Second votes) - Eliminated...
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Not much of a surprise to be honest... U2 has passed with overwhelming numbers as the leader in this group and Def Leppard have joined them for the runner up spot, to my personal satisfaction since they failed to do this last year! YAY! =D

Next group will be posted from my new home, since I REALLY HAVE TO break down my computer now and pack it into a box... I'm already late with doing that, sorry... =(
Upside from this is that nemo12 and logantheking now have a 2 day-window to post their second choice for me to add to the final score!

See you in about 2 days with the next group in this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'!! Sorry you guys have to wait, but real life has priority at the moment... hang in there!

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Mrdaycee has apparently missed some votes. so ill go ahead and fix it. with the adition of dudeguy's votes heres the updated score


U2 : 34 (10 First votes / 4 Second votes) = WINNER!
Def Leppard : 14 (3 First votes / 5 Second votes)
Whitesnake : 10 (2 First votes / 4 Second votes)
Bad Company : 8 (2 First votes / 2 Second vote)
Rainbow : 7 (2 First votes / 1 Second vote)
The Cult : 1 (0 First votes / 1 Second vote)
Status Quo : 0 (0 First votes / 0 Second votes)

U2 is an absolute winner at this point and they move on with flying colours, but the rest of the bands feel free to vote for until the end when Daycee puts up the next group. if youve already voted, you cant vote again. if we didnt count your votes because your reasoning was poor, post better reasoning and we will count it.

daycee will be back in 2 days with the next group due to him moving.

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I only voted for Def Leppord because they are the only ones I like. But if I have to use my other vote, I will vote for Whitesnake.

iamnotironman
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Once again no reasoning.If you don't know any other of the bands listern to some of their songs.You never now until you try.

logantheking
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I did look up and try the other bands. I still didn't like them very much.

delossantosj
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you still need reasoning with your votes dude. not just "because they are awesome". show some of your musical knowledge and tell us WHY you like them so much

delossantosj
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no daycee deemed it not good enough of an explantion

delossantosj
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yes you can. no reason whyy you cant, daycee isnt back yet so go ahead, i doubt itll much skew the votes that much

iamnotironman
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DayCee's still not back yet?When I moved it was quicker than this.

MrDayCee
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Seems that there hasn't been that much activity since my leave of absence because of my moving... hmmm... well, time to get some life back into this competition then!! =D

First things first... a final score round up for Group C is in order here. A big thanx to Delossantosj for picking up on my mistake with the vote count!
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# Final score of votes counted in Group C :#

U2 : 34 (10 First votes / 4 Second votes) = WINNER!
Def Leppard : 14 (3 First votes / 5 Second votes)

Whitesnake : 10 (2 First votes / 4 Second votes)
Bad Company : 8 (2 First votes / 2 Second vote)
Rainbow : 7 (2 First votes / 1 Second vote)
The Cult : 1 (0 First votes / 1 Second vote)
Status Quo : 0 (0 First votes / 0 Second votes)
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The final score count is with the exeptions of both second votes from 'logantheking' and 'nemo12'. Even though they didn't state their second choices, or chose to stick to only one band (which is allowed, no problem!), it's time to move on with the next group!

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This time around, we're presenting a group of bands that have a more melodic way of making Classic Rock music! Most of them are well known all over the world for their easy laid back music that calms and exites! Here we go... presenting:

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Featured contestants and info (in random order):

# The Eagles Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Take It Easy (1973), One Of These Nights (1975), Heartache Tonight (1979). (Let's see who notices the missing video here...)

# Steve Miller Band Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: The Joker (Space Cowboy) (1973), Rock'n Me (1976), Abracadabra (1982).

# Chicago Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: If You Leave Me Now (1976), You're The Inspiration (1984), Look Away (1988).

# Journey Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Anyway You Want It (1980), Don't Stop Believing LIVE @ ARROW Classic Rock Festival 2008 (Original release: 1981), Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (1983).

# Dire Straits Official Mark Knopfler Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Sultans Of Swing (1978), Money For Nothing (1985), Walk Of Life (1986).

# Boston Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: More Than A Feeling (1976), Don't Look Back (1978), Amanda (1986).

# Poco Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Crazy Love (1979), Call It Love (1989), Nothin To Hide (1989).

I hope this group will get the respect and vote count it deserves...

On your marks... get set... ready... eddie... steady... VOTE!!!

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You just had to make this such a hard battle.

My first vote shall be cast for The Eagles. They have so many classic songs, like Hotel California (missing video?) and The Sad Cafe. I was going to see these guys live, but when the dixie chicks are touring with them...barf.

My second vote gets cast for Boston. No other band have I heard that amazing guitar tone that they have. Not only this, but Brad Delp's voice is amazing. If only he were still alive (R.I.P.).

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First vote:Journey.Great,amazing songs.Maybe my favorite so far.I love Anyway You Want It and of course Don't Stop Believing.I might not vote again if they don't move on.

Second Vote:This is a tough one.Not really another band I really like.I'll go with the Steve Miller Band.Not to good but I've always liked their song Rock N' Me.Please let this vote go by.If you don't I don't care too much.

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Interesting line up here.

my first vote goes for boston, behind freddy, Brad Delp is my second favorite rock singer. hes such an amazing vocalist. not to mention the sure might that the self titled album had

my second vote goes for the Dire Straights. i tend to favor them over the others because for 1, ive never been a big eagles fan, 2, i hate journy (cheesy *** arena rock -_-), 3, im not really a fan of anything peter Satera has done, and last the rest of tose bands dont particularly appeal to my ears.


ill go ahead and do a quick score check
Boston:4 (1-first vote, 1-second)
Eagles:3 (1-first vote)
Journey:3 (1-first vote)
Steve Miller Band:1 (1-Second vote)
Dire Straights:1 (1-second vote)
Poco:0
Chicago:0

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1st band: Boston: Their awesome guitar riffs, excellent lyrics and exceptional singing more than qualify them for this spot.

2nd band: Steve Miller Band: They would be #1, but songs such as "Dance, Dance, Dance" kill them, even when they have masterpieces like "Fly Like an Eagle".

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