Team17 (scheme)

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Click to watch (W:A + Beta Update required) W:A replay: An example of a Team17 game with Run,
Splongul, Parker and Noodles; taken from Worst Shot Ever
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Game setup
Scheme
Team17:
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Map
Random dual-layered cavern
Worms
4 recommended

Although the Team17 scheme is primarily a shopping scheme, some players view it as one of the more tactical and strategic game types available.

Team17 games are primarily played on randomly generated dual-layered caverns. Weapon crates drop every turn and may contain super weapons. As dual-layered caverns are usually quite cluttered, crates tend to drop in particular places on the map. This gives rise to 'drop-zones' that players are forced to defend, as by doing so they can be given access to a steady supply of weapons.

Players are given infinite teleports, drills, blowtorches, parachutes and bungees in order to make their way around the level, along with a single ninja rope and a generous supply of girders. Infinite supplies of fire punches and dragon balls are also given as a backup means of attacking your opponent.

Most Team17 games result in Sudden Death occuring, where the water level begins to rise and players are poisoned along with losing the ability to select which worm they want to use for the turn.

Games generally tend to be very defensive, with players commonly blocking in their opponent's worms with girders, forcing them to waste a turn firepunching or blowtorching their way out. Certain weapons that can be collected are very powerful in certain situations, and can win a game if used correctly. These include homing missiles and aqua sheep during Sudden Death, and banana bombs and ming vases, which can kill a worm outright in the cramped caverns.

Rules

Weapons in this scheme



F4 Firepunchicon.png
Dragonballicon.png


Prodicon.png


F7 Blowtorchicon.png
Girdericon.png
F8 Ninjaropeicon.png
x1 ⋆5
Bungeeicon.png
Parachuteicon.png
Teleporticon.png


F12 Skipgoicon.png Surrendericon.png
Weapons are unlimited in number,
and have a power setting of 3,
unless otherwise noted

Team17 is classically played with two rules:

The origins of the second rule are unclear, since rope knocking does not bring a considerable advantage considering the extremely limited supply of ninja ropes. A possible explanation is that official WormNET Team17 leagues were played on a channel scheme with no rope knocking. Originally Team17 was played with roofing allowed, but this has fallen out of fashion.

Variations

Skunk17

Click to watch (W:A + Beta Update required) W:A replay: An example of a Skunk17 game with
Balee, skunk3 and WickedWorm.
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Game setup
Scheme
Skunk17:
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View scheme settings
Map
Random (mostly dual-layered) cavern
Worms
Four worms per team

Skunk17 is a variant of Team17 made by skunk3. The main difference between the two is the slightly modified weapon arsenal, like the single Skunk.

History

The scheme has featured consistently in competitions, featuring in every year of the Worm Olympics from when it started in 2006 to when it ended in 2016, and in cups and tournaments hosted on The Ultimate Site between 2009 and 2020.

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