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Announcing Custom Ruleset 2
 

Reflex Monthly Cups is happy to announce that we will be conducting a ruleset initiative for community feedback and testing. Now that thousands of matches have been played on the current ruleset, new improvements and refinements can be made. In recent ruleset conversations, there have been many community members with good ideas and a drive to improve the game. We want to translate that interest into a legitimate initiative that will produce results. We are moving forward with this project to promote as much feedback and testing as possible with the end goal of an upgraded ruleset entering the game in place of the current competitive ruleset.

This ruleset initiative will be conducted under the Reflex Monthly Cups umbrella and use the potential of the organization to conduct widespread testing. The development will occur along a specific timeline designed to give the ruleset process the highest exposure, transparency, and opportunity to succeed.

 

Main ruleset Page : https://reflex.fun/cr2
 

Timeline of events : 

 

 

Testing Begins : February 15th, 2018 
Ruleset Finalized : March 25th, 2018
RMC NA#4 : April 1st, 2018
CR2 AU, CR2 JP, and 2v2 Cup : April 8th, 2018
RMC EU#4 : April 15th, 2018
End of showcase : April 15th, 2018

Custom Ruleset 2 Development Timeline :

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Testing and development will begin today, February 15th, 2018 and end March 25th, 2018.
A teammode ruleset will be developed along with the main duel ruleset.


The rulesets will then be showcased in 5 tournaments. RMC NA#4 is being delayed until after testing and will be the first tournament played on the finalized ruleset. The 2v2 cup, JP and AU cups will all be held the following Sunday. RMC EU#4 will be held one week after.

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Get Involved
 

Testing and development will begin today, February 15th, 2018 and end March 25th, 2018.

Take the poll on current competitive ruleset : http://reflex.fun/cr2_starter_poll

Discuss the ruleset on Discord : http://reflex.fun/cr2_discord

Servers running custom ruleset 2 : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers


Testing will take place on the live game (1.2).

A teammode ruleset will be developed along with the main duel ruleset.

Community feedback and testing is at the core of this initiative. Please do not hesitate to get involved, your engagement is important and encouraged.

 

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Links

 

Main Page : http://reflex.fun/cr2
History and Purpose : http://reflex.fun/cr2#HP
Playing on custom ruleset 2 : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Playing
Servers running custom ruleset 2 : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers
Providing Feedback : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Feedback
Gameplay Philosophy : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Playing
Changelog : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Changelog
History of tested changes : http://reflex.fun/cr2_changes_history
Discord : http://reflex.fun/cr2_discord
Tournaments : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Tournaments

 

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Tournaments that will be played on custom ruleset 2: 


Reflex Monthly Cups NA#4

Start Time : Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/def__
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA4
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/nEzNTgDiiC
Communication : https://discord.gg/cmNasKK
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

 

CR2 2v2 Cup

Map Pool : Ironguard, Phobos, and Thermal Blast.
Rules : https://reflex.fun/rmc_rules#2v2

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC-1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/def__
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/fr/CR2_2v2
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/fr/tournaments/signup/DY8kTGuhrW
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9945

The 2v2 cup will be played on EU servers (London, Frankfurt) but registration is open to all regions.

 

CR2 AU

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM AEST (UTC+10)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/ztkfps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_AU
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/srOvxG5QxX
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9943

 

CR2 JP

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM JST (UTC+9)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/ztkfps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_JP
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/FzWZABDPEF
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9942

 

Reflex Monthly Cups EU#4

Start Time : Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC-1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/tyronesama
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/fr/RMCEU4
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/fr/tournaments/signup/hWr05PUnFU
Communication :  https://discord.gg/P3UAvB8
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9947

 

The ruleset initiative will be concluded April 15th, 2018 after RMC EU#4.

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CR2 testing is ongoing, at the time of this message 218 games have been played on the ruleset across all regions !


The ruleset will be final in 4 weeks (25/03/2017). Now is the ideal time to provide feedback and make your voice heard !

 

Discuss the ruleset on Discord : http://reflex.fun/cr2_discord

How to play the ruleset : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Playing

Servers running custom ruleset 2 : http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers

 


We've had some very interesting trends in the starter poll : http://reflex.fun/cr2_starter_poll
Make sure to take the poll so we can provide the best ruleset possible at the end of the process.

You can find the detailed information about the 5 tournaments hosted in April on the ruleset here : http://reflex.fun

Latest information :

The prizepool for the NA tournament is currently at $80/100 :
https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839
The prizepool for the EU tournament is currently at $70/100 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9947
Rules for the 2v2 tournament have been updated : http://reflex.fun/rmc_rules#2v2


We will be announcing casters and streamers for the AU, JP and 2v2 tournaments very soon.

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The Custom Ruleset 2 Development Process has been moved to the live game!

With the release of 1.2, ruleset modifications are now available on the main game.
Since it is no longer necessary to test CR2 on an older version of Reflex, CR2 development has moved to the live game!

 

All CR2 servers have been transferred to the live game and the testing process continues. On March 25th, 17 days from this post, testing will conclude and CR2 will be finalized.
Previous replays of games on CR2 servers have been preserved.

Official CR2 Servers: http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers
For latest ruleset changes, always play on official CR2 Servers.

How to run CR2 on your server :

-Download the latest version of CR2 and CR2_team rulesets :

   http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg
   http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2_team.cfg

-Place both files in your reflexfps folder

-Callvote ruleset CR2 or CR2_team in game to add it

 

See you all in the upcoming duel cups for North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as the first 2v2 cup!

 

Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun
The CR2 development timeline remains unchanged : https://reflex.fun/cr2_timeline.PNG
Full CR2 Information : https://reflex.fun/cr2

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Custom Ruleset 2 has been finalized!

Custom Ruleset 2 has been finalized, and the CR2 tournaments are here! The goal of Custom Ruleset 2 was to improve the current competitive ruleset by refining balance. After thousands of games on the current ruleset (CR1), some problems with the ruleset became apparent. Issues with the current competitive ruleset were also gathered through the custom ruleset 2 tester starting form.

 

This in depth poll received 29 responses on the direction the ruleset should move. Some noteworthy results include :

  • Most responders had a positive view of the the current competitive ruleset (CR1)
  • More than half of the responders felt that some weapons were too easy to hit in CR1. Among this majority, 88% said the ion cannon was too easy to hit
  • A significant percentage of responders felt that the current competitive ruleset discouraged aggressive play

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Custom Ruleset 2 has specifically addressed these issues, primarily by making major weapons harder to hit and tweaking the other weapons accordingly to retain balanced tiering.

CR2 Changelog: https://reflex.fun/cr2#Changelog

CR2 Config File : https://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg

 

A teammode ruleset was developed along with the main duel ruleset which is the same except for ammo (Box = Weapon pickup).

CR2 Teammode Config File : https://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2_team.cfg

 

Testing began on February 15th, and since then, engagement from players has helped guide the ruleset to its final state. CR2 has remained true to its original goal. It has refined the current gameplay with a totally open environment for testing and feedback. Positive improvements have been made throughout the testing process due to community support and meaningful engagement from many different skill levels and viewpoints.

Thank you to all involved.

 

You can continue to play on the CR2 ruleset using the config file or on official CR2 servers.

Official CR2 Servers : https://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers

Custom Ruleset 2 main page : https://reflex.fun/cr2

A complete log of changes made during CR2 testing: https://github.com/custom-ruleset/custom_ruleset2/commits/master

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Following the Custom Ruleset 2 timeline, we are hosting additional events in early April. For the first time, in addition to RMC NA#4 and EU#4, duel cups in AU and JP and a 2v2 cup are being held!

Upcoming Events Info: https://reflex.fun

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All 5 tournaments have been successfully hosted ! 
Congratulations to the winners, thank you to admins, streamers, donators and supporters !
More details can be found here : https://reflex.fun/rmc

During the tournaments, feedback was collected it appeared that some changes were still needed. 
The following changes have been applied to the CR2 ruleset :

- Rocket ammo has been increased from 4/8/16 to 5/10/20 (Box/Wep/Max)
- The CR2_team ruleset has been synced with the CR2 ruleset, it appeared ammo changes did not prove useful, there is now only a single ruleset.

Official CR2 servers (https://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers) have all been updated, we encourage everyone to make the CR2 ruleset available on their server using the official config file : http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg

 

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