Added a few FAQs
As various Tamers and Digimon continued appearing out of nowhere with questions to be asked, it was unfortunate that the Leaders themselves could not answer them. Out of nowhere, they were prompted to oversee the event, and had questions of their own to ask. Without a doubt, there were those who even felt like it was shady, and even a little risky...over time, it was clear that not all of them were going to agree to stick around for this mysterious phenomenon. Each contributed to what they could, but some decided that it wasn't something they were going to sit around to wait for answers.
Regardless of the situation though, those who are left know to be cautious: Preparation is the key to everything. And whatever the future of this tournament holds, they will not lose sight of the importance of being prepared for a fight.
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! Our first event of the Bits and Bytes 2015 tournament!!
The first event is essentially a test run, but to start off, you are given TWO options on what to do!
Option 1: Training with the Judges!
What better way to prepare for the mysterious unknown future than training! Esyra, Hukaro Nakawa, Matthew Ambrose, and Takeo Raiden have taken it upon themselves to spar against contestants with their Champion-leveled digimon (or themselves) on various locations.
Select the Judge image you want to face to know about their info. Remember that this is a spar; there is no real win or loss in that.
Option 2: Field Work - Retrieve Stolen Eggs!
For those of you who prefer to learn through experiencing reality, the Event Leaders of Bits and Bytes aren’t just going to sit back without action. There have been a recently reported case of nests full of eggs stolen by several digimon (of roughly Champion power level.) Latest reports indicated they were last seen in these locations outside of the Bubble:
Here are the targets you are to be locating:
Once again, select each image to access files we have so far on these digimon. Your job is to retrieve the eggs only. Engaging with the digimon may cause harm to the eggs themselves, as reports have shown they are unwilling to leave the nests.
Whether it be against the judges or going out on field work, this is not only a chance to test your base strength but also a chance to get a feeling for what it's like when you must venture out. Remember that the judges want to test your base strength and outside, there are eggs at stake. Most of you might be worried as you do not have anything past Rookie form...however, this is the exact reason why you are here. Against all odds...when we are not on even ground...is level and strength all that matters?
Oh yes, and do not injure anyone.
Contestants can pick either one or two enemies out of both categories. so 1-2 out of 9. (So, you may retrieve two eggs from field work, or spar with two judges, or do one of each.)
Dear contestants, please keep in mind that fighting will be exhausting for your digimon and that they might get wounded. So if you want to face two enemies, please give your digimon a break and time to recover. so only one enemy a day!
Either Splash Pages (single images) or comics will be allowed. Min 3 "images" or "pages." Max 7 deviation entries. Please only submit to the gallery when all pages are done. (Your pages can be as long as you want or as many pages in one single deviation. The deviation cap is because when judges judge your entries, they will open ALL of the deviations at once, so, we would like to not crash our browsers with too many windows or tabs, please. )
Minimum of 1500 words, maximum of 3600 words. Here's the nifty word counter for those without fancy word editing documents.
What determines “success” in this event?
For sparring, it’s no “winning.” For the Egg Retrieval, it’s retrieving an egg. Keep in mind: do not significantly harm your sparring partner, and do not hard engage (i.e. kill/reset/delete) the digimon that stole the eggs.
Deadline for full points is Monday October 6th
. Remember, entries will still be accepted after October 6th! However, the amount of points for it will be halved.
What should Spirit Evolution users without partners do?
Since this is a mostly-rookie event, if you are a Spirit User that doesn't have a rookie digimon or has yet to unlock your first spirit, you may borrow a P-Spirit from the judges. Not sure what kind of P-Spirit to use? Just ask~
Submission gallery is here
Are we only allowed to pick two out of the nine?
You may definitely do extra pages or continuation stories of your team's thirst for challenges, and your enthusiasm will not be squandered! However, for Event One's judging, we will only judge TWO instances, so make sure you think carefully of which fights/rescues to submit to the Event 1 gallery, and which ones to put into the Story gallery!
Digivolution is allowed so long as you have enough Bits
! To unlock a form, tell us here