I am happy to announce that there will be a Cycle 8 and we have big(ish) news! We are now on Discord!
I can imagine this is cause for a couple of questions, so I will answer them below! (If you have any more, just ask them! I'll add them to this journal as well.) Read on for the information you will need about Discord and the next cycle!Now what does us having a Discord server mean for you?
Us having a Discord server means you can better coordinate your pieces with your opponent if you want, but it also means you can ask us questions quicker! Drifter and I will be online as much as possible and whenever someone posts something we'll get a pop-up, so we will see your messages sooner. You can also share your works in progress and ask feedback from your peers.Do you need to have Discord to join this cycle?
No, you do not. It will remain on here as well. However, we still advise you to join if you do have Discord account so you get all the added benefits!There are several tournaments; do I apply for just one?
No! You apply for the entire cycle and choose which assignments you do. The summer and winter tournaments are similar to the old format and you will have to join its first round to go through, but the autumn and spring tournament are separate "assignments" which you can simply join if you want as long as you applied for the cycle.
This brings us to the Cycle format. As you can see, it is different this time around. We know people are busy with school and work and other things and the tournament format no longer works for all. This is why we split it up in seasons. We'll have two lightning-round tournaments (meaning you have little time for your piece but you can also use cleaned up sketches for these tournaments; as long as we can see what is happening) and four free-for-all participants assignments. We hope that by using this format more people will be able to join and enjoy themselves!TL;DR: WE'RE ON DISCORD NOW! :D
Hopefully we'll have an application form ready this week or the next.
Have a lovely day and don't forget to join the server if you can!