2v2 Tournament. Dec. 18th. Prizes.

Most ducks wear hats.  Sometimes people wear hats.  I wear a hat on occasion.

The winning teammates in our 2v2 tournament coming up on the 18th will probably wear hats.  They may be similar to the one below.  Right now there is only one hat like this in existence.  After the winners of the 2v2 get to choose their pattern, there will be a total of three.

Duck Beanie

I expect a full bracket of 64 players for this one.  We have been consistently filling our brackets of 32.  We will pre-register just like we always have in the past.

I am hopeful that you are enjoying our league, tournaments, and community.  If you feel this is a good cause, I am accepting donations to help cover the cost of the prizes and hosting (mostly prizes.)  The total expected cost to make and ship these hats will be about $60ish, assuming one of them has to go overseas.  We have a donate button on our web site, and will be recognizing those who donate.  People can remain anonymous as well.

We will continue to run our Thursday and Saturday tournaments until then.  This special event will take place Sunday the 18th at 2:00pm Eastern time.  It is also on your Steam calendar.  Be sure to show up a half hour early in chat to lock in the registration.

Saturday FFA Tournament

We are hosting the next edition of our EU-friendly Weekend FFA Tournament!

The tournament will be hosted at 9:00 PM GMT, AKA 21:00 UK time.
In US time, that’s 4:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM CST if you live near the east coast.
This means that you will be able to register for the tournament starting at 8:30 PM GMT, half an hour before the tourney begins.
Like always, you can register by joining the FWF Steam Group chat when the registrations start.

If you’re having trouble calculating the time for your own time zone, this webpage should help you out: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

We hope you join us tonight!
Good luck and have fun!

12/1 Update: The Snowball Effect

Hi League members and guests!  Our efforts seem to be growing at an accelerating pace.  What was once a tiny snowball has rolled into a … well a bigger snowball 😀    I have a lot to cover with this update:

  • Web Site Update
  • Ease of joining our group and chat
  • Consistent Saturday tournaments

Site Update

Thanks to the PHP and SQL sorcery of Becer, along with a generous donation of his time and expertise, you may notice the site looks slightly different.  Behind the scenes, there were dramatic changes that will make edits and posts by our group leadership much simpler.  Additionally, our posts will be archived as you can see on the right.  This is not a final design, but a significant step in the direction of a robust site to fulfill the needs of the community.  Not all functionality is present yet, but Becer and I (mostly Becer) are working on improvements in our spare time.

Joining our group and chat

We have discovered two very simple ways to join our chat rather than sifting through your other steam groups.  I will be linking two methods here.  One is as simple as dragging this link to your desktop:  Feathers Will Fly Chat.  The other is editing your steam shortcut to include this text in the target field.  Make sure to include the quotes when you copy and paste.  This will launch FWF chat instead of the “Steam News” advertisements.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe” steam://friends/joinchat/103582791455237656

Our group chat is an important part of building our community and finding friendly, respectful, and skilled players at any time of the day or night.

Consistent Saturday Tournaments

Thanks to Mage Legend, we will now host tournaments each Saturday at 4:00pm EST.  Since I have always hosted based on the time I am, residing in Indianapolis, Indiana, people have to convert to their local time zone.  The site linked makes this simple.

New EU-Friendly Weekend Tournament!

You have asked for it, you have waited, and it’s finally here, A weekend FFA tournament!

Cheesy intro aside, not only will this tournament please the US players that have been requesting a tournament in the afternoon, but also the EU players that have been wanting tournaments at EU-friendly times. This means that both EU and US players are allowed to participate.

The tournament will be hosted at 9:00 PM GMT, AKA 21:00 UK time.
In US time, that’s 4:00 PM EST and 3:00 PM CST.

That means that you will be able to register starting at 8:30 PM GMT, half an hour before the tournament begins.

Good luck and have fun!

Happy Thanksgiving! Tonight’s tournament is ON!

We will be hosting our 20th straight FWF Free For All (FFA) tournament tonight. Be sure to check out the rules tab above if you are new to the group. Participation is welcome for all. In fact, if you have any questions, feel free to join our FWF chat. We have been there frequently to answer questions, arrange for games, and generally be a part of a great community.

How to automatically join the FWF chat when you launch Steam

In an effort to simplify communication, I have had a couple requests to have the FWF chat open when steam is launched. As an added benefit, the “Steam News” advertisement is not displayed with this method. There is a simple way to do this.

Right click your Steam shortcut, click properties, and change your target to:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" steam://friends/joinchat/103582791455237656

11/17 Update – New Direction and FWF Expansion

As many know, we started FWF with the humble goal of having skilled matchups on a regular basis. I am pleased to say that we have now have had flawless execution with 17 consecutive weeks of tournaments,
as well as a 2v2 that generated the largest turnout of any tournament yet. We have made new friends. We have had some great games. Last but not least, we have built a community of Duck Game enthusiasts.

FWF began as a league for weekly tournaments. We are going to continue to have these tournaments. However, I am working on expanding FWF to be not just for tournaments, but a community group for anyone who loves the game.

I have had several requests for 2v2 tournaments, 1v1 tournaments, different days, different times, and just a great place to hang out and meet new players. I aim to achieve this goal, with the help of our dedicated community.
It starts with our FWF steam chat. Whenever you are looking to get into a game, or just talk Duck Game in general, I encourage you to hop in the FWF group chat. You can easily run it in the background, play some games, and see any communication our community has, whether it is looking for a certain type of game, 2v2, customs … like I said, anything Duck Game.

We will continue to be consistent with our Thursday tournaments.

Additionally, I will start streaming as much as possible. I primarily started the stream in an effort to teach people how to run the tournaments, but after seeing how well it works and the overall quality, I am very impressed with how smooth and crisp it is. I also managed to find a microphone that works. Woo!

11/12 Update

I relaxed restrictions for registration.

Due to the number of last-minute registrations and higher than expected turnout, I have relaxed requirements for registration. You can now just type your name next to the hat you want. If you have played before, your name will be in a drop-down box. If you are new, there will be a little red triangle in the corner letting me know I have to add you to the database. Please email lucid@featherswillfly.com with any questions.

11/10 Update

For anyone on the fence about whether it will be worth committing for the 2v2 tournament this Saturday…

I just played a game with three highly skilled players. It is AMAZING. It brings a whole new level of strategy to the game.

Remember when you just got duck game and kept laughing at the funny stuff that you didn’t expect to happen? Yeah. That.

The Feathers Will Fly 2v2 Alpha Test tourney will take place this Saturday, November 12th. The time will be 10:30p EST.

Sign up using the 2v2 button above and pick your name, or “Teammate Requested” if you are looking to form a team. I am asking for each player and their team partner to post in the Steam Community Duck Game Forum thread and choose an available hat. Each hat will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Team hats must be unique for the tournament structure to work. If we choose to continue hosting 2v2’s, teams will wear the same hat from one tourney to the next. I expect we will not run out of hats any time soon.

I am asking for each participant (both team members) to post their partner and hat in the thread listed above as a commitment to be there for the tourney. Once I validate this has happened, I will lock in validation and your name will turn white.

Example: Player 1 posts
Player 2 Eyebob
Player 2 posts
Player 1 Eyebob

This will help to prevent no-shows at game time. If your partner does not show up, you will be flying solo vs. two other players, so choose wisely.

I understand this is a pretty late start (or early for you EU’ers) but it’s the earliest I can be available for it.