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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...&quot' 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...&quot

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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iamnotironman
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Once again not speaking about,but I want to see you bring at least one really good guitarist here.Also deth4,you have two votes and your reasoning is thin.Though Deep Purple is awesome.

deth4
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Also deth4,you have two votes and your reasoning is thin.


like i get two votes, or i made two votes

and deep purple because purple is the color of barney
delossantosj
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like i get two votes, or i made two votes

and deep purple because purple is the color of barney


you get two votes, your first vote is worth 3 points your second is worth 1 point. make sure you put out more reasoning
NontroppO
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first Led Zeppelin; besides the great impact in music or the dark symbolism attributed, my vote is cause i grew up listening to them, i remember recording their songs from the radio from some christmas special. XD

good times, bad times
moby ****
d'yer mak'er
all my love

second Pink Floyd; they were a great psychedelic band, a big impulse to prog rock (in their prog stage) and "the wall" is a mythic movie (i like it).

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First would be Led Zeppelin, one of the most inspirational rock bands of all time. They were pretty much the Beatles of their generation, would anyone disagree? In fact, Stairway to Heaven was requested several times a day by hundreds of people that they flat out refused to play it on the radio.
Robert Plant had such an original sound to his voice, he really brought a nice bluesy twang.
And Jimmy Page is indubitably one of the most iconic guitarists of all time. He was mentioned as the most sampled artist in history

Second Vote will go to Deep Purple
Because grape soda is for champions and that's purple. If you had a swimming pool full of it, it would be pretty deep. and purple. deep purple. \\m/

iamnotironman
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Once again,your first vote was good,but your second wasn't.If you say you like Deep Purple because you like purple,smoke,water,and grape soda that is just bias.Look at my vote for Deep Purple,don't copy it,but it should give you an idea.

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If you say you like Deep Purple because you like purple,smoke,water,and grape soda that is just bias


Oh i guess i didnt clarify, i dont just like purple, i like darker shades of purple, byzantium in particular.
dudeguy45
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Pink Floyd: Unique sound, good hit songs, great singing voice, thoughful lyrics.

The Who: Baba O'Riley is just so great. They mix a good amount of instruments, and great guitar.

iamnotironman
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Oh i guess i didnt clarify, i dont just like purple, i like darker shades of purple, byzantium in particular.


Fine,just don't get a second vote.I'm fine with it.If your trying to be funny,your not,it's just wasting your time.
deth4
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Fine,just don't get a second vote.I'm fine with it.If your trying to be funny,your not,it's just wasting your time.


trololol
delossantosj
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trololol


lol respect level +11 points.
MrDayCee
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@ NontroppO : thanx for posting the song 'Good Times, Bad Times'! I was thinking about that one, but in the end decided to pick the other three because they are more known to the general crowd... glad to see a fellow fan of that song, it's simply GREAT! *two thumbs up for you* b_(^-^)_d

@ deth4 : Don't worry about not reading the first page of the thread... it happens to a lot of people! At least you got the current battle right, that mistake happens even more... LOL Anyway, thanx for voting, but we need a more solid reasoning for your second vote, even though it's pretty original! =D

@ iamnotironman : I get what you say with deth4's reasoning being thin, BUT... you have to give him credit for stating a thin reasoning that's really original! LOL =)

Allright, enough with the "guitar-vendetta" and the &quoturple-discussion" here! It's time for a second score count for this group and this shows us :
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# Votes counted for group E : #

Led Zeppelin__: 14 (+3+1+1+1+1+1+3+3)
Pink Floyd____: 13 (+3+3+3+1+3)
The Who_______: 8 (+1+3+3+1)
Deep Purple___: 3 (+3) (deth4's 2nd vote pending)
Cream_________: 1 (+1)
Marillion_____: 0 (-)
The Kinks_____: 0 (-)
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Led Zeppelin took over the lead from Pink Floyd! And there I was wondering how long it would take them to do that... =P But Pink Floyd is still solid in second place with The Who as a shadow lurking... I'm somewhat dissapointed that Deep Purple is so far behind! Really thought they'd be able to mix themselves in this battle this year... hmm... we'll see what the future votes will bring! KEEP 'EM COMING PEOPLE! VOTE!!! =D

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How can The Who have so many more votes than Deep Purple? 0.o
Deep Purple was a great band with great songs and surely some influence; but most of all, they were good live players and improvisators, I saw a live video once and they were great. Well, their music isn't always full of action and whatsoever, but for the ones who appreciate it it's enough^^ they get my second vote.

Now, my first vote goes to Led Zeppelin. They were very talented and had a big influence on music; they had so many different songs you can listen to them for a long time without getting bored. And really, their sound is incredible. I'm sorry for Pink Floyd but LZ deserved that.

iamnotironman
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Yay!HahiHa gave another vote to Deep Purple!Give it up for Barney,the Vikings D Line(Purple People Eaters,hate them),and Justin Bieber!

deth4
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Give it up for Barney,the Vikings D Line(Purple People Eaters,hate them),and Justin Bieber!


yeah hes got the idea!
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