It's that time again! What other sport in the Inner Sphere features 60 foot tall walking siege engines, 500 Kilowatt laser shows and a 50% contestant mortality rate? That's right, it's Solaris Time!
This idea for a new kind of Solaris tournament has been brewing in my mind for a bit and the latest slew of Solaris Arena events had me figured that it's high time to give it a test run.
Here's how it will work: For each weight class there will be three rounds of Last Mech Standing at different C-Bill offerings. To avoid dumb standoffs like the last time there was a Last Mech Standing competition, the winner will be determined by a score tally across all three rounds, though bonus points will be awarded to the last mech standing of each round. The map will have to reset in order to change the C-Bill limit which will slow down the whole process, but hopefully this type of tournament will offer some more complexity beyond who can spam the most Daishis.
Proceedings will be fairly informal. I'll be sitting around in Teamspeak at mwll.mekmaster.com on the day and once we have at least 5 participants we'll start with the Light bracket and work our way up until people get bored or go to sleep.
Lights - Mechs Only - 45k -> 55k -> 65k
Mediums - Mechs Only - 60k -> 75k -> 92k
Heavies - Mechs Only - 82k -> 98k -> 120k
Assaults - Mechs Only - 116k -> 130k -> 170k
Open - Any weight class, any vehicle - 60k -> 85k -> 110k