I'll be honest, I read up on the forum rules, and I wasn't 100% sure which sub-forum this truly belonged to, but this was my best logical guess. If I was wrong, I apologize to the mods in advance! Anyway, without further ado, the main topic: I would like to test the waters here. I have a wonderful idea for a type of multiplayer battle competition here, so here's the pitch: We log everyone onto a dedicated server that I would be hosting for a tournament/survival game where just about anything goes (with some ground rules and settings). There are certain mods that everyone would need to get in order to make it interesting and more fun (specifics on those particular mods TBA, for surprise value). Everyone would create a new character under the "Hardcore" option, and any further adjustments needed to be made could then be done from there. We would move everyone's ship to the same coordinates in the universe to start them off (I will help make that happen for you, and keep you fed in the mean time). We will then load everyone's inventory from a set of pre-selected items (via admin commands), warp everyone down to the starting planet I have selected for you, and brief you on any special questions you may have at that time. There will be NO exploration/crafting/mining/etc. permitted yet. You will then have FIVE MINUTES (number is subject to change) to chat with each other, size each other up, get to know each other, figure out who your allies/enemies/neutrals will be, if you intend on going against the world solo, etc... Any SOCIALIZATION that you want. But it will be in front of everyone. Do not wander from my field of vision. Do not explore/mine/craft/etc. At this time, I will make sure everyone is fed to full, and then release you to do as you please for THREE MINUTES (number is subject to change). At the end of those three minutes, I will activate PvP mode for the server, and the game will become much like a Hunger Games type of contest. You can do ANYTHING (other than try to cheat) you want. You can make allies, kill enemies, betray allies, lie low, systematically hunt everyone down, use server wide chat to tell everyone where people you don't like are located, use it to lie and lure people to their doom, stalk players until PvP is activated so you can kill them right away, etc... ANYTHING TO WIN IS ALLOWED. To prevent cheating, once you die, please save and quit immediately (to prevent people from being tempted into talking from the grave). If you die before PvP mode is activated, you still lose. You died. Game over. No second chances in this game! Obviously, the only win condition is to be the last player standing. Yes, you will eventually have to fight your friends if you all make it that far. It should go without saying that in hardcore mode, when you die, you stay dead AND you drop ALL your stuff. If someone has a nice shiny weapon that you want, you might consider killing them. ;D There is no limit to how you can play this game. No time limit. No limits on where to fly your ship (if you get that far). No limits on building a fortress or crafting gear that could help you. Do as you please. If you have to leave the game due to time constraints in real life, you will be considered dead and not get to return later. If you simply disconnect, we'll discuss the best solution (if it is short and unintentional (and didn't affect your chances of death) you'll probably be allowed to continue; long or purposeful, you'll probably be DQ'd from the game). If, on the off-chance the game goes on for too long, then I will allow the surviving players to save and quit, and we would pick another date to finish what we started. If players deliberately attempt to make the game never end for the sake of trolling or making it not fun, I might just perform some admin commands to fix that. ;D The point of this thread is to measure/generate possible interest from people would would love to compete in a game like this, or similar. I am also open to suggestions/adjustments for the purpose of making it more appealing and fun for everyone!