Welcome to WAM's F.A.Q. and Laws of the Sea page!
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This section has been put together to answer questions that you might have about the Altador Cup and about We Are Maraqua. It's important that you read through it before asking questions around, especially during the matches when things tend to move fast on the neoboards. If you do have questions that are not answered here, feel free to contact Francineh, Xepha or anyone who is actively discussing on the Neoboard at that given time.
Ranks range from Beginner (0) to All-Star (20). Ranks restart every year, which means that once the Altador Cup starts, everyone is a beginner. Your personal rank depends of the amount of games you played. Our pledge page offers a comprehensive list of ranks and the amount of Altador Cup points that is required to unlock each shield. Please keep in mind that you need a combination of suggested games to rank up.
1 Altador Cup point is equal to:
The points are cumulative, which means that if you have won 3 YYB games, 7 SS games, 4 MSN games and 9 SoSD games, you will have 7.6 points.
First of all, a score below 285 in SS, 3000 in MSN, or under 1 goal in SoSD will be considered too low and will not count towards your Altador Cup points! In other words, when you score under these limits, your rank will not increase. As far as Yooyuball is concerned, every win helps the team and counts towards your rank. The main advantage players with a high GPG have is that for every goal they score, they can cut 8 seconds from the game by pressing the space bar. This means that an expert at Yooyuball only needs about 1 minute to play a match.
15 goals in a game.
There is indeed a limit, although reaching it for just one of the games would probably take you all day. The limits are 301 games of Yooyuball, 301 games of Slushie Slinger, 1201 games of Make Some Noise and 1201 games of Shoutout Showdown.
Just like regular Flash games, all the Altador Cup games reward you with Neopoints. Even though it might be tempting to play the games just for the few Neopoints you get per play, we encourage you to play far far far past three times per day. When the prize shop comes out, if you played seriously, you will have access to items worth millions of neopoints!
The first person that writes "big fish" on WAM board or "Dorina Hals" on WAMQUAD gets to create the next board. When you pwn one of our boards, you agree to stick around to create the next board, to use our opening post(s), to carry on our board number and to use the right smileys in the board title. Also, please use a board title that is appropriate and won't get you a warning from TNT. When thinking of a new title for the next board, PLEASE be mindful of the other team. There's a difference between competitiveness and bashing; if you think it will hurt our opponent's feelings, it's best to find another title.
Example: *maraqua* WAMaraqua ~ Board title goes here.... ####
Assuming that you follow all the guidelines above, it will go smoothly and fish will be swimming to the new board as soon as the other one has been locked.
If you are not comfortable creating the next board, then don't pwn and leave it to the pros. In the eventuality that something went wrong when the board was created, it's possible that a veteran supporter request to remake the board.
You should post your scores on the WAM Quadathalon board (or WAMQuad, for short). You can find this board on the Altador Cup board as well. Posting it on the main board (WAM) might result in your score being missed and we all wouldn't want that to happen.
WAMQuad is our 'scores' board; here you'll find a large group of fish posting scores in all kind of games. WAMQuad is also the place to enjoy a variety of games, such as marathons and races. In general, the pace is far higher on this board with a lot of scores being posted. Let us make clear, however, that chatting is allowed on the WAMQuad board, although it might be wiser to do it on the WAM board, this due to the fact that conversations get lost in the sea of posts. On the WAMQuad board, you'll also find lots of other people playing, chatting, and most importantly, supporting each other. Definitely visit it if you're playing for Maraqua!
The WAM board is the lounge café of WAM. Here, people can lay back and enjoy a good glass of water accompanied by a nice conversation with whoever they may please. Generally, a slow pace is kept here, which makes it ideal for longer conversations between fish. A great place to hit it off with new people, who you never really got the chance to properly speak to, but also a great place to reminisce about whatever. You'll also find the large hoarders here, who post their enormous scores in the last few moments of the day on the Quad board.
Not really. You can do whatever you please; post every single game, every five games, or after 1201 games. However, we do ask you to hoard at least a few of your scores before posting. This is because it will make it easier for our scorekeeper to collect the scores (imagine having to put in one score at a time). However, we will not restrain you do do so; again, you could post every 3.14159265 games, and we'd be totally fine with that.
Yes! Hoarding is the act of collecting your scores, and posting them all at once. For example, let's say that I have played five games of Yooyuball, of which two ended in 6-0, one in 4-1 and two in 8-0. Adding all those scores together, I'd get 6 * 2 + 3 * 1 + 8 * 2, which equals to a grand total of 31 points for YYB. So, I hoarded a total of 31 points for Yooyuball, or hoarded five games of Yooyuball. At any time you'd like, you can then post this hoard on the Quad board. Let it be clear, however, that hoarding basically entails not posting your scores on the board, until you have collected enough for you to be satisfied. And what's a pro of hoarding? Well, saying "+300 points for Yooyuball" sounds far more impressive than saying "+10 for Yooyuball" 30 times (and it saves our scorekeepers a lot of time).
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