Basically, the objective on Grand Challenge Quest is to find a fleet capable of beating all previous winners. Once your fleet wins, it joins the other Grand Challenges, making the GCQ harder every round. The Grand Challenge Quests are posted in the Tournaments Forum.
Those are the rules for the Grand Challenge Quests.
1 - Three arbitrary builds (with an expected good performance) are chosen from the existing challenges and become the first three Grand Challenges.
2 - The first forumite who manages to make a build that can beat all three Grand Challenges without changing deployment in any way (even rules). Shall post his build as a challenge and describe it in the forum in sufficient detail as to let other people test his build’s ability to beat the previous ones. Don’t forget to post which are the Grand Challenges your build beats (see rule 6).
3 - The first who manages to make a build that can beat all four challenges, posts his build. As so on, with five, six, etc.
4 - The Grand Challenge Quest ends when we decide the combination of Grand Challenges is unbeatable or when GSB changes version and significantly nerfs something used by any of the grand challenges. At both points, we can start a new edition of the Grand Challenge Quest with three new challenges.
5 - “First” will be counted by forum post date.
6 - To avoid a “race condition”, as soon as someone posts a challenge stating that he can win the Grand Challenge Quest as it is at that moment, you can already post another one that beats all the previous Grand Challenges plus the new one. Then, when that one is checked to be sufficient, yours will be considered the first entry.
7 - All challenges will have to be in the same scenario. We’ll change scenarios in further Grand Challenge Quest editions.
8 - The initial three grand challenges will not be chosen among the hardest, to avoid locking the Grand Challenge Quest on round one or two.
9 - Name you challenges with the following structure: “Grand Challenge Quest I Entry 1 - Whatever text you want to add.” . (the first I will change with the next Grand Challenge; the second number is just to differentiate your own entries)
10 - All ships must have at least one engine.