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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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MrDayCee
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@ waluigi : I thought as much... you posted around the same time in the 'BotB', so I did the math!

@ iamnotironman : Because of what you said, I started wondering and checked the score 4 (!!!) times over, but it was correct... =P As you might have read in my last post, I didn't count in greethan's votes yet, which I am now able to do... everything checks out just fine!

As for the moderators assignment... I won't install just any person as a moderator for this thread! He/she has to proove his/her worth and interest in music in general, which is why I'll be announcing my "Co-Mod-Team" soon for this year's 'CRBWC'! =D

@ AvengedSevenfold11 : You need to elaborate on your reasoning a little more to get your votes counted, because simply stating that they "kick a**" is not enough, just like I stated in the thread's rules...

And I think you meant this video of AC/DC's Thunderstruck, right?

@ StrategicCaptain : Your reasoning is pretty thin, but juuuuuust makes it for the score count... elaborate a little more please, since the goal of this thread is -next to stating your favorites- to discuss the bands as well!

As for the score update... votes are still coming in for very diverse bands/artists in this group, which is good! =)

An update still shows a big lead for Aerosmith, but Ozzy's on the chase! =D
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# Votes counted Group B: #

#Aerosmith_____ : 13 (3+3+3+1+3)
#Ozzy Ozbourne_: 11 (3+1+3+1+3)
#Guns 'n Roses__: 6 (1+1+3+1)
#Motorhead_____ : 3 (3)
#AC/DC________: 3 (1+1+1)
#Meat Loaf_____ : 0 (-)
#Rose Tattoo___ : 0 (-)
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Now keep them votes coming for another close finish like the last group!!! And people... elaborate your votes to make them legit according to thread rules! I will be disgarding future short reasonings somewhere along the line, ok?

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My first vote goes to Ozzy, for what he has done and achieved in music, and his influence on it. Without this crazy drugged and alcoholic guy we wouldn't listen to what we do today :P

Second vote goes to AC/DC; first for the unmistakable singing voice, second for their heavy rock'n'roll music and third for their influence on the rock and metal fans out there; I'm not sure whether they had a big influence on music and other bands or not, but they surely had a big impact on the music public.

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@ AvengedSevenfold11 : You need to elaborate on your reasoning a little more to get your votes

sorry, I vote Acdc for second vote because i
think they have quite a few good songs, (best is Thunderstuck)
and they influenced some of my favorite rock bands.
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Oh when I looked over the soring I must of counted greenthans vote so you got it right.

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My first choice would have to be Aerosmith. I love their songs and their sound really defined the music of the eighties.

My runner-up is Guns 'n Roses. To say they have been influential as well would be an understatement.
My favorite songs are 'Welcome to the jungle' and 'Sweet Child of Mine'

I haven't even heard of a couple of the bands in this round.

AvengedSevenfold11
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I haven't even heard of a couple of the bands in this round.

same here, who are Meat Loaf and Rose Tattoo
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Ok sorry,
I also like Ozzy because he has some of my favorite songs, like Crazy Train, ,which I love.
Guns n Roses again because I usually enjoy listening to most of their music, some fun stuff to dance to

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@ AvengedSevenfold11 : Thanx for the reasoning! Your votes are now counted and you (co-)helped Ozzy take the lead from Aerosmith!! How 'bout that?! =D

@ HahiHa : I agree! Brian Johnson's singing voice is so unmistakenly recognizable, you can immediately hear it's AC/DC whenever he blasts of! =)

@ imamnotironman : Hey, no problem! It's always good to check and double check every once in a while...

@ logantheking and AvengedSevenfold11 : That's why I've included info links and 3 popular songs for each of the bands in the group! Have a look a the videos posted for each band and I'm pretty sure you will at least recognize the songs by 'Meat Loaf'! As for 'Rose Tattoo'... you might not now them, because they were big in Australia, but not as known in the rest of the world...

@ StrategicCaptain : I already counted your votes, but thanx for the extended reasoning! This validates them only more! Thanx! =D

As for the score update... some changes have occured in ranking! Ozzy now has a 1 point lead over Aerosmith and allthough they are battling between eachother for first place, AC/DC now overtook Motorhead and is closing in on Guns n' Roses! Excellent!! =D

New score update for this round gives us the following standings:
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# Votes counted Group B: #

#Ozzy Ozbourne_: 17 (3+1+3+1+3+3+3)
#Aerosmith_____ : 16 (3+3+3+1+3+3)
#Guns 'n Roses__: 7 (1+1+3+1+1)
#AC/DC________: 5 (1+1+1+1+1)
#Motorhead_____ : 3 (3)
#Meat Loaf_____ : 0 (-)
#Rose Tattoo___ : 0 (-)
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Will Guns n' Roses and AC/DC make it back to the top with some more votes and be able to challenge Ozzy and Aerosmith for 2nd or even... 1st place? And will Meat Loaf and Rose Tattoo get even a single point in the bag?! It's all up to you people! State your votes and take care of the excitement! Keep 'em coming!! =D

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Goodness I missed the first round. Oh well though, Quee and the Beatles are who I would have voted for. For this round: First vote goes to AC/DC because I never get tired of their music. They have so many songs that are good, and not many bad ones. They were also one of the first bands I was introduced to. Second vote goes to Aerosmith because they have been making great music for soo long.

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same here, who are Meat Loaf and Rose Tattoo


meat loaf i actually on celebrity apprentice. 0_o just thought id point that out
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First: Guns 'n Roses
Second: Motorhead

I always liked Glam rock (and Glam metal) and Guns 'n Roses are a tough version (Sleaze) undoubtedly influential and successful; My Michelle, November Rain and You Could be Mine are my favorites.

Motorhead was a big band early in the Metal scene and shows the real link with Punk as well.

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
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Since there have been moderators to help me work through the 'CRBWC' competition last year and I won't be able to be online all the time, there will be several people helping me to keep score and guide the participants of this thread!

Officially announced, these are the official moderators of the 'CRBWC' 2011 edition!!!

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They will be your help with any questions you may have and I'm sure they are MORE than willing to participate in any discussion you might want to have about the featured bands! =D

And I will let delossantosj make his first official update on the score... *whispers* "the stage is yours, let 'm rip!"

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Yo **** straight!!!

Ozzy Osborne:17 (3+1+3+1+3+3+3)
Aerosmtih:17 (3+3+3+1+3+3+1)
Guns&Roses:10 (1+1+3+1+1+3)
AC/DC:8 (1+1+1+1+1+3)
Motorhead:4 (3+1)
Meat Loaf:0
Rose Tatto:0

keep those votes coming in guys! lets get this done so we can move onto the next round!

MrDayCee
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Gratz on your first official task there bro! =)

And he's right... keep them votes coming in!!! Next group is one of my favorites!!! =D

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First: AC/DC
Second: Motörhead

I vote for AC/DC because they're one of my favourite bands. They're now making music for a very long time and still sound great.
Motörhead gets my vote because of Ace of Spades. I love this song.

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