Featured Article

The Altador Cup VIII Summary – Part 1

+2   The stadium has emptied out and the dust has settled for a month now. There’s been enough time to reflect and reevaluate strategies and gameplay that may have worked or not. And of course, that transition back to Virtupets and Other Worlds take a toll on your soul. This is basically a summary of how the teams finished and how they performed to get their standing, as well as a comparison between TNT’s standings and the weighted standings and my predictions for the season. 1. Tyrannia Overall Strength: 1st Predicted: 7th Tyrannia has had quite the newsworthy year. The War of the Obelisk gained Neopia-wide attention while many independent factions fought to claim the wasteland of Tyrannia. The other event, the Altador Cup, redeemed Tyrannia’s reputation. The team is
[continue reading...]

Guest Writer

The Altador Cup VIII Summary – Part 1

+2   The stadium has emptied out and the dust has settled for a month now. There’s been enough time to reflect and reevaluate strategies and gameplay that may have worked or not. And of course, that transition back to Virtupets and Other Worlds take a toll on your soul. This is basically a summary of how the teams finished and how they performed to get their standing, as well as a comparison between TNT’s standings and the weighted standings and my predictions for the season. 1. Tyrannia Overall Strength: 1st Predicted: 7th Tyrannia has had quite the newsworthy year. The War of the Obelisk gained Neopia-wide attention while many independent factions fought to claim the wasteland of Tyrannia. The other event, the Altador Cup, redeemed Tyrannia’s reputation. The team is
[continue reading...]

Altador Cup VIII Team Commentary

+2   Well the Altador cup continued to get worse this year, and I would say it was easily the worst yet.  Usually even if my team doesn’t do well I can cheer for another team to win in a close race to the finish, but not this year.   TNT still can’t figure out a way to stop the cheaters, let’s hope that they think of something before AC IX. I’m going to go through each team and talk about their seasons. 18. Moltara  20-80 overall record Really not a terrible year for the Moltarans, despite being last place they showed that they aren’t rock bottom, and had a respectable shootout showdown record.  I don’t think they will get Codex next year. T-16.  Faerieland   15-85 overall record They did have the
[continue reading...]

The Altador Award Winners

+5   Well hello once again peasants, the polls have closed and the votes have been tallied and the winners are being announced. First though, a nice round of applause for Alex for letting me host the first annual Altador Awards and also a thanks for hosting this great site. I don’t even play in the AC anymore and I still come back. So a drum roll please…… and the winners of the first Altador Awards are: Most Accurate Predictions Daily: YAZ!!!! Most Accurate Predictions Global: HOL!!!! Most Entertaining Poster: JANINE!!!! (meiko07) Most Informative Poster: RUSTY!!!! and JOE!!!! (lady_elegant) Friendliest Poster: KRIS!!!! (brickgamer) Funniest Poster: JANINE!!!! (meiko07) Most Unique Article/Forum Posts: JOE!!!! (lady_elegant) and CAM!!!! (that’s me!) The Extremely Dedicated: ALEX!!!! (our dear leader) and ASHLEY!!!! (rubyspire) and the final winner!
[continue reading...]

Altador Awards Voting (Closing)

0   Hey everyone I would just like to tank everyone for voting who did and for those who haven’t voted yet you still have time! All voting will end July 4th 11:59 PM EST and I will announce the winners the following morning! Link to voting: http://altador.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1052 Great 1st year for the Altador Awards! Don’t forget to vote! -Cam

Altador.com Writer Awards (Voting)

+1   The Altador Awards Hello once again peasants, with a lot of hype and agreement I have asked to throw the sites first ever awards show and my wish has been granted! So this is how it works: Step One: Go here- http://altador.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1052 Step Two: Wait! Step Three: Win! Step Four: Repeat next year   Sidenote: you may vote here if you do not have an account to access forums, but just make an account you peasant, it’s a great site and it’s free….(unlike Neopets sometimes…..I didn’t say that) For those to lazy to go to the thread here’s the categories… Most Accurate Predictions Daily: Most Accurate Predictions Global: Most Entertaining Poster: Most Informative Poster: Friendliest Poster: Funniest Poster: Most Unique Article/Forum Posts: The Extremely Dedicated: Most Likely to Rule
[continue reading...]

Yaz

June 28th Commentary

+1   Well, that’s it folks! The Altador Cup is mostly over. There should be a tiebreaker, though, since TNT did mention that there would be one for any ties–but I guess they aren’t always true to their word. Commentary RI vs KD Ah, there we are! KD makes a comeback, possibly because it was their last chance to do so, and takes MSN from the Roos. Their SlS score, while losing, was still pretty high at 7. Naturally, RI still takes 3/4 of the match, though. KI vs MI KI sweeps like there’s no tomorrow. Oh, hey… MQ vs VP MQ did not watch YYB closely enough, and VP does manage to take it. It was the borderline game though, so I’m not surprised. DC vs HW The match goes as expected, though it was close
[continue reading...]

Lady_Elegant

The State of the Altador Cup

+4   Hello sports fans, today I was prompted to write this article after I noticed an overwhelming amount of Kiko Lake hate following our results. With the fallout of AutoScore Sending groups (ASS groups) it has now become public opinion that any team that makes improvements has an ASS group. Here’s just an example of what’s been going around the Altador Cup community. “The second sweep came from Kiko Lake against the Lost Desert, by large margins – the scores here are starting to look suspicious if you ask me. Seems there may be truth to the rumors that the cheaters on Terror Mountain came from Kiko Lake, and then went back to their home team.” Herdy from Jellyneo “Lastly, Kiko Lake swept Lost Desert.  Honestly, I don’t think the
[continue reading...]

Tails

5 Ways The Altador Cup Has Been Irreparably Ruined

+13   I think most of us can agree that Altador Cup is a dying sport. Three to four years ago, the cup was booming. Teams had to struggle to keep their team boards up on the front page. Nowadays, it takes more than a few hours to fall off the first page. How did the Altador Cup become this way? 5. New Yooyuball In ACVI, TNT gave Yooyuball a complete overhaul. Complete with power-ups, keyboard control and a whole lot of glitches. Ranging from opponents stealing from the goalie, lack of control over said goalie and, the big one: Keyboard only controls. This took time to get used to (It’s my preferred method now), and it gave laptop players, and other players who can’t use mouse very well for various
[continue reading...]

Pepe

First Bracket Analysis: Alabriss

+3   After five grueling days in the Altador Cup, the first set of brackets finally come to a close (so I am assuming). Each team has played the other five clubs in their ladders, and the final results for the Alabriss, Minitheus, and Vaeolus brackets are in. In this post, I will give an analysis on how each team performed in the Alabriss bracket along with whether or not they actually deserved their placing. As always, feel free to expostulate yourself in the comment section below. It is always great to have reader feedback. But, without further ado, here we go: Alabriss: Darigan Citadel has been superb in the first five days of the cup. They not only completely swept Mystery Island and Lost Desert, but they put up a
[continue reading...]

Alex

The Altador Award Winners

+5   Well hello once again peasants, the polls have closed and the votes have been tallied and the winners are being announced. First though, a nice round of applause for Alex for letting me host the first annual Altador Awards and also a thanks for hosting this great site. I don’t even play in the AC anymore and I still come back. So a drum roll please…… and the winners of the first Altador Awards are: Most Accurate Predictions Daily: YAZ!!!! Most Accurate Predictions Global: HOL!!!! Most Entertaining Poster: JANINE!!!! (meiko07) Most Informative Poster: RUSTY!!!! and JOE!!!! (lady_elegant) Friendliest Poster: KRIS!!!! (brickgamer) Funniest Poster: JANINE!!!! (meiko07) Most Unique Article/Forum Posts: JOE!!!! (lady_elegant) and CAM!!!! (that’s me!) The Extremely Dedicated: ALEX!!!! (our dear leader) and ASHLEY!!!! (rubyspire) and the final winner!
[continue reading...]