「Meidou 2」 – Progression

FOB UPDATE: Duckator has taken over the hosting of the final Five Orb Break tournament on February 18, 2012. This is a 3v3 teams tournament. Interested players should contact Duckator in IRC or drop a message in #hisoutensoku.

FOB7EU: (brackets)
FOB7NA: (brackets) (teams)


In case you are not familiar with what has happened recently, here is some supplementary material:

  • <RyuuguuKomachi> No, I’m not playing this game again
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> at least not here
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> maybe at komike
  • <RyuuguuKomachi> k but anyway good luck ya’ll

Both Muii and Magister have said goodbye to the channel. It is truly a shame that something like this has occurred due to the effects of one user. While I can’t do anything about the situation with #hisouten at the moment, I feel that I should begin hosting tournaments again. Perhaps actually complete one pass through one of these series this time. Hopefully, this will breathe some life back into the community. Unlike Meidou 1, I’ll actually be able to host this one without any change of schedule, since there is no longer an issue with organization.

(I know it potentially cuts into Finals Week for some of you guys; sorry! It’s not a ranbats series like Meidou 1, however, so missing one won’t hurt.)

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Host: Aristocrat/Nonoriri


Next Meidou: 「冥道 2.5」 @ August 18, 2012, 19:00 UTC. NA at 19:00 EST.

This is a Touhou Hisoutensoku NA/EU tournament series, to be hosted over the next half-year in a monthly fashion. If you heard about this from #hisouten then you probably have the correct version already, but if not, update your game client to v1.10a here. (Your SWR client should be updated to v1.06 as well. v1.06a optional but not necessary.)


For each Meidou, the EU tournament will begin at 19:00 UTC, and the NA tournament will begin at 19:00 EST. You can check the UTC time here, or if you are lazy, type !tourney in IRC and it will show the time remaining (maybe; not sure if my scripts carried over correctly. If it doesn’t work, message me and I will fix it).

The only registration requirement is access to Rizon’s IRC network. If you do not have an IRC client, use Rizon’s webchat interface. To register, follow these steps:

  • Sign into Rizon’s IRC with the nick you will be using for the tournament, preferably at least 30 minutes before the tournament starts. EU players can register at any time; NA participants will have to wait until the EU tournament is finished to register.
  • Join #hisoutensoku.
  • Identify your nick with NickServ. (If you have not registered a nick, follow this guide.)
  • Type !register. A message will appear and indicate that you have been added to the tournament.

As might be expected, IRC access and NickServ identification are required for participation in the tourament; you are automatically voiced when you join #hisoutensoku if you are identified with NickServ. Registration is open as of the time of this post, and will last until the tournament officially starts. However, please try to register at least 5 minutes before the deadline.

NOTE: Please forward your ports so that you may host. If you do not know how to forward ports, visit http://portforward.com/. This requirement is in place to ensure that we do not hit a situation where neither participant is able to host. Have Hamachi or Soku Lobby on hand if you can’t host just to be safe. If you are absolutely unable to host under any circumstances, inform me of the fact beforehand so that I can seed you to minimize the chance of running into someone else who cannot host.


  • This tournament uses the double-elimination format, with best-of-three sets (the first player to win two matches takes the set), with the exception of the Grand Finals, which is best-of-five (first to three wins).
  • You may use any character and change characters/decks whenever needed, although it is recommended that you do not change after a win. This tournament does not rigorously enforce character lock.


  • Show up in #hisoutensoku (NOT #hisouten) on Rizon, preferably at least 15 minutes before the tournament begins. Register for the tournament.
  • Wait the tournament to start.
  • Play your matches against your designated opponent; after a set has been decided, please report your results via the !report trigger (type !report win if you won, and !report loss if you lost. You will automatically advance.)

(These are neither required nor necessary for the tournament, but they do enhance your soku experience.)

When playing a match, you are expected to save all replays, both for the replay pack and for the convenience of settling disputes in case any arise.


  • Things that are forbidden:
    • Iku 5card -> grab glitch.
    • Any sort of hack that provides an unfair advantage. (Autoblockers, external macros, etc.)
  • Matches in which one of the above is used are invalidated if someone makes a complaint; the other player can choose to take a default win or have a rematch.
  • Do not pick a field with a bright white or yellow background as they make bullets difficult to see, unless both parties have no problem with it. (Specifically: Shore of Misty Lake, Scarlet Mansion Clock Tower, Fusion Reactor Core, Reactor Elevator, Bhava-Agra.) Scarlet Devil Mansion Library is the widely accepted stage for tournament play.
  • If you no-show, you will be de-registered.
  • If a desync occurs, either settle it by yourselves or have a rematch. In the event that there is significant lag that makes a round completely unplayable, message me on IRC and I will do something about it.

tl;dr Instructions

  • Register before the tournament starts.
  • Show up in #hisoutensoku before the tournament starts.
  • Tell the bot your match results with !report win or !report loss, and play your upcoming opponents.
  • Enjoy the carnage.

IRC Channel Notes:

  • The useful IRC triggers available in the channel are as follows:
    • !host – Displays your IP and port for convenience. Usage: !host <optional_port_number>. If !host does not work, use !soku.
    • !ip – Get the IP of a particular nickname. May be inaccurate. Usage: !ip <nick>
    • !whohosted – Displays a list of the last five hosting IPs. Usage: !whohosted, !whohosted10 for a list of the 10 most recent IPs.
    • !tourney – Displays a countdown to the tournament’s start time to save participants from doing time zone conversions.
  • The tournament itself is also entirely automated (and thus will progress rather quickly), although I will watch over it. All triggers can be seen via !triggers and require your nick to be voiced (+v) for them to work. To avoid channel flood, please use triggers via PM (/notice Nonoriri !<trigger>) whenever possible. The important ones are:
    • !register – Adds your current nick to the tournament.
    • !unregister – Removes your current nick from the tournament.
    • !report – This tells the bot about the results of your last battle. Both participants must report the correct result for it to work (The winner must type !report win, and the loser must type !report loss). You will not advance unless both players typed agreeing results. In case of a dispute, notify me (Nonoriri) and I will sort it out.
    • !opponent – Displays your current opponent, if any. If you do not have an opponent, it will show “Empty”.
    • !bracket – Displays the bracket entered. Brackets are formatted in this manner: round[w/l]#, where w/l denote the winners’ and losers’ brackets respectively, and # is the round number.Round 4 of the winners’ bracket, therefore, would be retrieved via !bracket roundw4. (Note: The zero-loss bracket only has even round numbers, as they play one round for every two rounds in the one-loss bracket.)
    • !list – Displays a list of the tournament registrants.

P.S. If anyone is wondering why the old blog post links to Doujinstyle don’t work anymore, suffices to say Doujinstyle underwent some change of administration and links to old content no longer work. Here’s why.
P.P.S. Anyone willing to stream the tournament should contact me and try and get together with other potential commentators for the hype.

EDIT> Current streamers: Duckator

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