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Hello everyone! Please take the time to read this, since it has quite important information.

First of, cycle six does not have a winner because no one met the deadline or they did not follow the rules. Add that to the dwindling participation and it just affirms that Dissidia Aces - as tournament - does not work anymore. After cycle five I told myself: If cycle six goes as cycle five did, I will pull the plug. So that is what I will do.

As of now, the Dissidia Aces tournament is over and will no longer be held. Thanks to everyone who has joined over the years. I (as well as the original founders) appreciate all the time and effort you all put in your entries!

Having said that, I am not willing to give up on this group because I know some people are also really invested in this, so expect a reinvention of this place. I still want this to be a place where people can draw to improve or to get out of a slump; it will just be done differently. I am not sure how this will actually be done, but I will inform you when I have actually thought of something! If you have any ideas, leave a message below or note me! This also means the collab is still open!!

Thanks again for the continued support and thanks for your patience!

Have a lovely day!
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Pii-star Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
It's a shame that the tournament mode has ended, but I'm invested in the idea of reinventing this group.
Sagartherebel's idea of a theme every month sounds very interesting. 
The theme could still have some 'challenge elements' like before if people still like that kind of 'format'. 
Also, if people want in-depth feedback about their art, they can always ask. ^>^
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Exactly! :D
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chevaliers17 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sad, but I'm glad I was able to participate when I did. I love this group. :)
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
I hope you will join again sometime when we have the new format! :D
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chevaliers17 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For sure! I wish I could do more to help.
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Joining our challenges is more than enough kaomoji set 1 7/19 
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bogidream Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
HEEEEEEEY I uploaded my entry before the deadline!
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
That's why it says, "or they did not follow the rules" :') The rules were that you submit something twice at least, so I either missed something or you did not follow the rules. Sorry if I did miss your submission for one of the other deadlines! My files say only cyanoscarlet and cece-m submitted something. (And that chopstuff submitted something late xD) I hope you are not disheartened by this information, because I don't mean to make you feel bad or anything of the likes.

Now you might wonder, 'Why did she allow my entry into the group if I was disqualified?'
Even though that was technically the case, I still feel like you put time and effort in your entry. I already knew where this cycle was going so your entry is more of a start to the new format rather than an entry for the old, if that makes sense? The new format is all about "free-to-play" and just showcasing your improvements and providing feedback and interesting challenges.
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oOFlorianeOo Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's sad, but I was sure it will arrive one day. Thanks for all what you have done for this. I was participating the 4th first cycles, and I learned a lot.

For my own experience, I can tell that I took almost 3 years drawing only for this tournament (because I needed one month for one drawing, drawing almost every evenings and week-ends). I'm quite sure that not a lot of people can do that. That was exactly my problem concerning this "tournament" format: when you win, you continue, so if you win you don't have any time for soemething else. Because as soon as you finished your artwork, you only have the 2 weeks for giving time to juges choose the winners (I loved these 2 weeks so much, this break was really helpful), then the next round start immediately. I think that this problem is only the case for winners, because all the others will have to wait until the next cycle to participate (a big break, if you loose early). For my exemple, I was Zidane in 3rd Cycle, I was drawing until the Final Round (secondary tournament), then the 4th Cycle started immediately. So I didn't stop to draw until I was out at the 4th round of 4th cycle. And for the first time I was really happy to loose, just to have a break (I really needed it). Then I didn't participate to the other cycles to maintain this break...

Even if the 2 last Cycles I participated were hard for me, I never progressed as much as did, participating to this tournament. I really enjoyed it. And I really want to say "Thank you" to all of you.

The Theme idea from SagartheRebel is good. Like that, even if some people dosen't have time to participate, other could still do it. And we can participate to some of them and not to all of them if we want.
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Yeah, we all knew it was coming I think xD But I do want to keep on providing feedback and ideas for people to improve their drawing skills and showcase everyone's improvement ^^

I am so happy people are sharing their thoughts on how we can still move forward :D The theme idea will most likely be implemented and I hope everyone will find them fun to do and I reckon people will have more time to do them because there won't be many rules. I hope to see an entry by you again someday if we move to this more open plan (so to say) as well ^^
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utenafangirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oo i like a theme idea from :iconsagartherebel: and expanding that idea if we still battle maybe character vs character.... or pick a boss and we pick a character of the ff universe to draw against them
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
To help out I could just set a boss character every time a new theme comes. Character vs character is a little difficult if there is no set participant list I think. I will see what will work best! Thanks! :D
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SagartheRebel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I agree with the revamping of the group, if I may make a suggestion, perhaps instead of having a tornament, just set a theme for the month? For example, favourite dungeon/character etc, I think it would give users the opportunity to draw in their own time and allows them to be more flexible.
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KaigaraProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
That sounds pretty good! I was thinking of doing something different every month or so, but I had no idea what xD I was definitely planning on keeping it open for everyone so there are no real strings attached so to say. Thanks a lot for this amazing suggestion <3
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SagartheRebel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student General Artist
No problem :)
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