26 December 2010


As posted by Sellyme on the WP topic.

What is it?
Head to Head was invented by Sellyme in early 2010, and carried out mostly by JaumeBG. It involves WhatPulse users “fighting” one another to get the most keys in a certain amount of time. It’s that simple!

Head to Head in 2011 will be much different from the current system. It will operate on a football league system, with two divisions. With the optimal 40 players, there will be 20 in each division. This format will reset every 6 months, so there’s effectively two a year. There will also be what is known as a “Cup”, which operates on the same basis as the Finals we had, except with every round being single elimination (No group stage). Cup matches will last 3 weeks, or a month, depending on how many people join. There will also be two of these a year.

Wait, how do we join H2H then?
This is a flaw in the system, as you can only join the official H2H before it starts. If you want to join in March, you’ll have to wait until late June/early July to actually compete. Fortunately, we will have other competitions running for the more competitive of you. We can also organise and publicise unofficial Head to Head’s between users if they wish.

So how do you decide who is in what division?
This is mostly left to the discretion of the writers, but is primarily based on key averages, and previous Head to Head results and rankings. Basically, the higher performers will be in the top Division, whereas the lower performers will be in the second division. This is to ensure that everyone has success, and to reduce the huge advantage that people with their own computer have.

I was in last year’s H2H, what do I need to do?
Don’t worry! If you were active at the end of the regular season H2H 2010, then you’ll automatically be placed in both the League AND the Cup. If you weren’t active, but competed in a H2H battle, you’ll receive an opt-in message via shout from one of the writers.

I’m from another team, but am interested in the concept of H2H. Can I join?
Of course! After an unanimous vote, the blog writers decided that accepting people from other teams would create some friendly competition between teams, where Kongregators can fight for our honour! We also implemented this for users loyal to Ninja Chat United or Kongregate Elite to still be able to compete in H2H while in their respective teams

So, are there finals?
No, the Cup will act as surrogate finals. This is probably a better idea, as it doesn’t exclude other users during it, and it also has longer rounds, which is appropriate for the larger magnitude of the competition at that stage.

How do we differentiate between the Leagues?
The top League will be called the “Primera Division” and the secondary league will be called the “Segunda Division”. We’re all fancy with our European words like that. With the different “seasons” of H2H, we will refer to them as "Head to Head: Edition x, where x is the season of H2H. H2H:2010 was Edition 1, and the first half of 2011 will be Edition 2. You get the idea. The cups will follow the same format, however “The H2H Cup: Edition 1” will be the first half of 2011.

How long do you plan on keeping this going?
Until the world ends. Or we all die. I’ll probably try to breed in order to get a child
doing all my work
ready to inherit the project in the case of that untimely event.

How has the formatting not broken yet?!
Us blog writers know the magic of code >:D

How do I sign up?
Just tell JaumeBG or I, and you’ll be added in! Hurry though, you only have 5 days to get in!

Holy Text-wall Batman!
Yeah, and you’d be surprised at the amount of WP keys that resulted from it!

I have my own question that wasn’t answered. What do I do?
Just tell us, of course! Posting in this forum thread is likely the best option, as it allows anyone else to see the answer in case they were thinking the same thing.

23 December 2010

Congratulations to our winners!

Well, nothing fancy here. Just a big congratulations to the three people who managed to make it all this way. As always, you have the bragging rights over your fellow WhatPulsers, but (and more importantly) you also get trophies! I mean, who doesn't like trophies.

VG came from nowhere, and trumped all of the big cards in the Head to Head Finals, and is well deserving of this victory. Kongratulations VG, and we hope you enjoy this invisible trophy. You can't see it, but if you could, you'd love it.
Another underdog, IAmTheCandyman wasn't even certain to make the finals until the very last battle of the very last round. He did very well to make it as far as he did, and was probably unlucky not to get further. As the second place getter he receives this spectacular silver trophy.
THIRD PLACE - WiiPlayer113
One of the hot favourites from the early stages of the competition, Wii was nearly unanimously tipped to make the final, and possibly go all the way. Unfortunately, during the last few stages he seemed to drop off in the intense competition that got him so far, and he fell short of the final. However, he still managed to end up with a third place, still a remarkable result out of 52 competitors. For his efforts he gets this bronze trophy.
He gets this stick. Yeah.
Again, congratulations and well done to everyone involved, and we hope to see you again next year!

Happy Holidays and Good Night!

Head to Head battles Finals: Finals (results)

Here are the results of the Head to Head battles Finals of this year!

Finals (17–23 December)
To end the Head to Head battles of 2010, here you have the results of the final week. I, JaumeBG, am not responsible for any finalists complaining that they did not know that the Finals ended today, it was mentioned four times... So next year's Head to Head battles will start on Saturday, 1 January 2011, at 7–8 pm NZDT (usual sort of time). Selly is supposed to be doing an article on Kongpulse about sign-ups for next year, so when (or if) it's done, sign up there (if you want)!
3rd Place Battle:
IAmTheCandyman vs WiiPlayer113.
IAmTheCandyman typed 60,371 keys and WiiPlayer113 typed 0 keys.
IAmTheCandyman wins by 60,371 keys!

Final Battle:
sellyme vs videogames518.
sellyme typed 340,000 and videogames518 typed 948,204 keys.
videogames518 wins as sellyme resigns (and would've won by 608,204 keys anyway. Highest amount of keys pulse in 1 H2H!) ! Note (place mouse here to read)

There'll be an upcoming "congratulations" post. Check it out to see the prizes for the winners.

17 December 2010

Head to Head battles Finals: Finals

This is the week to decide who are the best WhatPulsers (or most addicted) of Kongregate!

Semifinals (10–17 December)
This decides who are in the Finals and who're in the 3rd Place Battle! Who won this week? We'll see now.
Semifinal Battle 1:
IAmTheCandyman vs sellyme.
IAmTheCandyman typed 173,493 keys and sellyme typed 317,567 keys.
sellyme wins by 144,074 keys!

Semifinal Battle 2:
WiiPlayer113 vs videogames518.
WiiPlayer113 typed 297,280 keys and videogames518 typed 545,180 keys.
videogames518 wins by 247,900 keys!

Finals (17–23 December)
The Finals will end on 23 December, that's Thursday, not Friday. It's the usual time but just one day before. I have no idea what I'll be doing on 24 December so I might not be able to do it then, and for reason we'll make it end one day before. Anyway, these two battles will determine the first, second, third and fourth best participants of the Head to Head battles: 2010. Good luck, guys!
3rd Place Battle:
IAmTheCandyman vs WiiPlayer113.

Final Battle:
sellyme vs videogames518.

Good luck! This is how the Challonge bracket looks like now:

Blog Stats!

We haven't done this for a while, and I saw several interesting things.

Yeah, so people seem to like porn. And I'm not sure why all those other blogs linked to us. Stats over 1 month btw.

10 December 2010

Head to Head battles Finals: Semifinals

Quarterfinals (3–10 December)
8 people qualified for the Quarterfinals, but only 4 qualify for the Semifinals. Everyone who got up to this round did pretty well. Now the hardest two rounds start, the Semifinals and the Finals. Only the best will qualify, and only the best will win. In the poll, so far 6 voters voted for people who lost and 20 voted for WhatPulsers who still have the possibility of winning the Head to Head battles Finals: 2010. Now, the results of the Quarterfinals.
Quarterfinal Battle 1:
racefan12 vs IAmTheCandyman.
racefan12 typed 161,154 keys and IAmTheCandyman typed 195,893 keys.
IAmTheCandyman wins by 34,739 keys!

Quarterfinal Battle 2:
sellyme vs Vegard20.
sellyme typed 212,673 keys and Vegard20 typed 212,672 keys.
sellyme wins by 1 key!

Quarterfinal Battle 3:
JaumeBG vs WiiPlayer113.
JaumeBG typed 189,000 keys and WiiPlayer113 typed 303,442 keys.
WiiPlayer113 wins by 114,442 keys!

Quarterfinal Battle 4:
videogames518 vs tetrismaster.
videogames518 typed 164,483 and tetrismaster typed 5,000 keys.
videogames518 wins by 159,483 keys!

Semifinals (10–17 December)
Well, these are the ones who've qualified and also the matches that will be going on from today until 17 December 2010. Good luck to all, and don't spam keys! Well, actually, that might be a good idea...
Semifinal Battle 1:
IAmTheCandyman vs sellyme.

Semifinal Battle 2:
WiiPlayer113 vs videogames518.

Also, here is the current bracket (damn Challonge won't allow me to put more than 4 numbers in each match of a bracket, so the numbers don't really fit. But you can still see it, kind of):

09 December 2010

Team Stats

Here are some team stats I've whipped up.
This also happens to be my first blog post! :D

We're currently on 1,133,434,177. We're 20,420,540 in front of Techzine and 4,160,810 keys behind pclab.pl. Keep pressing your keys guys!

We have clicked 345,575,101 times! We're 4,045,265 clicks in front of Fanfiction Enthusiasts and 231,888 in behind of Burger-Ping. Keep clicking away!

We've moved our mouse 33065.37 miles. We're 507.62 in front of Adrenilina and 4,931.04 behind FTD. Keep moving your mouses!

03 December 2010

New poll!

So the previous poll ended, and these were the results of it.

So most people think we should update more. 54% of voters said that. Well, yeah, we should. According to sellyme we'll be updating more throughout these Southern Hemisphere summer holidays. Hopefully we will!

36% of voters want more gadgets on the blog. Well, I'm not particularly sure what type of gadgets you'd like, so just tell us in the WhatPulse thread or whisper a Kongpulse writer and we'll see about it.

27% of voters voted for more useful links. Yeah, we shall try and improve that section of the blog.

3 people said we either can't improve or that they would tell us in the thread, well, I don't recall seeing those suggestions in the thread...

The new poll question simply asks who will win the Head to Head battles Finals of 2010. Well, vote for whoever you think will win! On 23 December we'll see who wins the Finals and we'll also see what percentage of blog readers got it right!

Head to Head battles Finals: Quarterfinals

The first challenging round of the H2H Finals starts today!

Qualifier (26 November–3 December)
Results of the mega battle of 10 people.
Qualifier Battle 1:
gta0004 vs IAmTheCandyman vs JaumeBG vs racefan12 vs sellyme vs ST3ALTH15 vs tetrismaster vs Vegard20 vs videogames518 vs WiiPlayer113.
gta0004 typed 48,018 keys, IAmTheCandyman typed 87,899 keys, JaumeBG typed 217,000 keys, racefan12 typed 74,741 keys, sellyme typed 224,263 keys, ST3ALTH15 typed 45,086 keys, tetrismaster typed 53,000 keys, Vegard20 typed 215,201 keys, videogames518 typed 202,329 keys and WiiPlayer113 typed 290,828 keys.
Disqualified are... ST3ALTH15 and gta0004, who typed the least!

Quarterfinals (3–10 December)
So 8 people, the best 8, qualified for the Quarterfinals of this year's Head to Head battles! So the following battles weren't arranged as I wanted, but Challonge arranged them randomly. By the way, in the bracket, if you're wondering why sellyme and I have avatars to our left it's because we are registered users on Challonge.com so we can have our avatars next to our names in challenge brackets (if you have an account, just whisper me and I'll add you). Good luck! :D
Quarterfinal Battle 1:
racefan12 vs IAmTheCandyman.

Quarterfinal Battle 2:
sellyme vs Vegard20.

Quarterfinal Battle 3:
JaumeBG vs WiiPlayer113.

Quarterfinal Battle 4:
videogames518 vs tetrismaster.

Link to the bracket: http://challonge.com/images/brackets/h2h_2010.png.