Sunday, September 30, 2018

Next Hitless Tournament (Nov. 2-4) NO LIMITS, All SoulsBorne Games






The next Hitless Tournament is Nov. 2-4 and will include all FIVE SOULSBORNE GAMES---Demon's Souls, Dark Souls 1-3, and Bloodborne! It will feature two teams of five players (10 total runners), who will each run one game head-to-head vs. the opposing team. The team with the least cumulative hits in the tournament splits the prize pool!

This is GUARANTEED to be the biggest Hitless Tournament yet, and the FIRST to include Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 2!

Schedule:

  • Oct. 13 - 1 pm EST: Live Player Draft
  • Nov. 2 -12 pm EST - Demon's Souls
  • Nov. 3 - 12 pm EST - Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2
  • Nov. 4 - 12 pm EST - Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne

Live commentary at Twitch.tv/McRapt0r. If you miss any of the matches, VODs will be posted after the event at youtube.com/c/McRaptor.



Thursday, September 27, 2018

Accidentally Entertaining

We're starting to have quite the library of Dark Souls and Bloodborne Hitless Tournament VODs and highlights---five tournaments now, tons of matches, and some of the best moments in Dark Souls content!

High quality, produced content is what I'm really passionate about. It's why I don't usually just jump on Twitch anymore and casually play games. I want everything that I'm doing to be the absolute best it can be, and the hitless tournaments are an example of that.

This content creator space is hard, and it's difficult to differentiate yourself from others. I've spent years now trying to do that, and I am finally at a point where I can say I'm doing something different, fun, entertaining, and really good. I don't stare at the view count anymore. On my last youtube channel, which I deleted in a fit of baby rage (lol) after quitting Twitch earlier this year, I had tens of thousands of views on videos that honestly were low quality. But they were search optimized and answered simple questions that people wanted to know. My strategy this time is simple: continue to answer questions and provide content that people want, but make sure it's something I'm actually proud of. I'm incredibly proud of the quality in the hitless tournaments, and I'm working on other high quality (solo) projects that will be of equal quality, or hey...maybe even better!

One of the biggest things that you can do to support me is subscribe to my youtube channel at youtube.com/c/McRaptor and share these videos on social networks! It really helps expand the reach of the tournaments and other original works.

I hope you've been enjoying the tournaments, and I look forward to providing you with even more exciting content that is, as always, accidentally entertaining.

OH YEAH---the next hitless tournament is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 2-4. It's going to include all five souls games, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls 1-3, Bloodborne. Ten amazing runners competing on two separate teams. Guts, glory, glitter, crazy stuff. Yeah, it's going to be kind of a big deal...so, check it out!






Dark Souls 3 Tournament Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZy85inXuKY2AoXNI5mYrYg2

Bloodborne Tournament Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZx84u1iXrwP5YdzqjM22Toq

Dark Souls Remastered Tournament Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZzwExso6c7vkxjo5En_TfKL

Dark Souls and Bloodborne Streamer Interviews:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZy6ks1Qn3MzdF4RH3zNokzC




Friday, September 14, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Hitless Tournament Schedule/Rules


















The hitless tournament is HERE! Matches begin Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Round Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Winner's Round One
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Winner's Round Two, Lower Round One
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 - Lower Round Two
  • Friday, Sept. 21 - Lower Round Three
  • Saturday, Sept. 22 - Winner's Finals, Lower Finals
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 - GRAND FINALS
    Rules:
    • Original DS3 hitless run rules apply, such as staggers count as hits, deaths count as hits, and jailer damage count as one hit per occurrence.
    • No quit outs/glitches/out-of-bounds.
    • Environmental damage from swamps (e.g. poison) do not count as hits.
    • Run is any%, but optional bosses break ties (more below).
    • Storyteller staff is banned.
    • Three pre-vordt resets are allowed. No others.
    • Magic/bows are banned, unless you do not use a melee weapon at all (pure pyro build, for example). Spook/hidden body banned regardless of build.
    • 3 hour maximum time limit for any%.
    • Ties are decided by optional boss “pools”. More info available via !bosspool command at twitch.tv/McRapt0r.
    • In the event of an “overtime” match (due to a tie), the match ends when each runner has completed a boss and the tie is broken. For example, if it goes into overtime, each player fights Greatwood. If player 1 takes no hits, but player 2 takes a hit, player 1 wins.

    Dark Souls 3 Tournament Bracket is Live!

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Immortal: Unchained (the new Souls like game with guns) Seems Really Solid So Far!

    Really liking this game so far. Combat is fun, gunplay is solid overall, and the weapon/enemy variety works! Boss variety is a little lacking so far, but I'm only a few bosses in. If you missed our live stream of the first couple of hours, or want to see some boss tutorials, checking out the playlist on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZzOJfwi-nFSgkvJ3b7xhvRF






    Monday, September 3, 2018

    Congrats to FaraazKhan on the tournament win!

    Finally, finally, finally, FaraazKhan took home the gold! Excellent tournament this weekend featuring the original hitless runners. We raised over $1,100 for charity, saw some tense matches, and created memes for years to come!

    If you missed any of the matches, they'll all be posted on the youtube playlist below:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZzwExso6c7vkxjo5En_TfKL

    Match 1: The_Happy_Hob v. Squillakilla