Tournament Cosmos -what is this anyway?
Well, Tournament Cosmos is an OCT, an Orignal/Online Character Tournament,
it's sort of a online competion, where is given a main theme and story and the members are drawing or writting stories with their characters fighting each other. Usually it's a lot of fun and people join in order to improve and learn working according to deadlines.
The the setting of Tournament Cosmos is a reality TV-show for magical boys/girls. Surely sounds like fun, but no one should join this OCT for simple reasons: the founders are, well, obnoxious persons.
But let's start at the begining:
Tournament Cosmos was founded 2011 and started as a Sailor Moon OTC, having a more serious plot than the other Sailor Moon OTCs around (your senshi was invited to a competition at the realms of the forgotten ones. Whoever would win was given the opportunity to change his/her destiny. Who lost had to stay and became a forgotten one).
Everything changed when 2011 the OCT SMOCT (more about SMOCT? Read here) had a catastrophal second run and broke down in April 2011. Some of the disappointed members of SMOCT where friends of the founder of Tournament Cosmos. Spitefully, they came up with a „solution“ for the SMOCTproblem: taking over the tournament!
Seven members of SMOCT, four of them present-day's judges of Tournament Cosmos, competed in year three of SMOCT(2012), aiming for the (instory)„wish“ every winner of SMOCT gained. But things didn't go as they planned. One of them quited even before round one, one was defeated round one and two of them had to fight each other, leaving only three of them ingame. But there were also troubles with the other competitors, who, on the one hand had improved since last year and on the other hand, all of the new competitors were quite talented. So their plan seemed to be doomed to failure. Because of this and also quite angry with the whole competition, they started a burn blog, called „SMOCT Oppinions“, a block where everyon anonymously could complain abot SMOCT.
At least it looked like that, time has shown, that these girls are telling the identity of posters publicy (seriously, how malicious is that?).
When the flame war stopped, the conspirators started to rant publicy against a team of artists who had tried to set things straight and had become the surprise of the tournament due to their level of skill and rather professional behavior. The girls wrote on their blog that they were afraid of this team winning SMOCT and started to write really mean and inpolite things about the team. However, the internet is the internet and so it was only a matter of time before they were discovered and the authorities of Smoct were told about their behavior. Of course, the authorities took actions, but the girls refused to understand they had done something wrong and after one, two warnings, they were banned from the group, except one, who stayed and kept complaing and trying to convince the judges, that talking bad (really bad, we are talking about public defamation) about people is okay, as long as the persons in question don't know.
Due to the massive problems, SMOCT was closed down and the rise of Tournament Cosmos began.
On the one hand, because the seven girls did spread their version of the story, on the other hand because a lot of the members of SMOCT wanted to proove that they are better than the seven girls think.
So, let's summ this up:
The judges of Tournament Cosmos are:
-people, who appreciate defamation and bullying, but only when they are doing this and only if the victims don't notice
-people who play nice but wouldn't hesitate to throw you off a cliff in order to achive their goals
-people who pretend to want to help you but in fact they are laughing about your lack of skills
-destroyers of a community and proud of it. They are even bragging with their experience they gained because of SMOCT! Talking about bad style!
You really want to join a competition with judges like this? (Remeber, ALL of the judges were involved in this and so was the founder of Tournament Cosmos!)
I don't think so! In my oppinion you better stay away from Tournament Cosmos.
But if you want to join, maybe even to proove them wrong, good luck!
However, I will provide to you a list of reasons „Why NOT to join Tournament Cosmos“.