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Just a suggestion here, but I’m thinking all team tournaments should be made with the parameters of 4 persons per team. As it stands now, we’re having a hard time finding 5 players per team. So until things pick up (if they pick up), I would suggest keeping the limit set to 4 people per team.
rabbitoid: Only paying members with Brain Rook or higher membership level can create any number of tournaments with various parameters to set - one or more game types (including a random game selection), time control, accessibility (public or private), tournament type (round robin, single elimination, ...), optional prize for the winner, etc.
heavenrose: What's the point of joining anything now? all you find is a zillion tournaments proposing "all games", none of which will have more than 4 players. And you have a 99% chance playing against the same turtles who enter all games, have 3000 games and move in none. Not fun!
Tournament creation based on membership status but a sensible limit as to how many tournaments one can create. Active tournaments should not count in the total tho as I can foresee some slow pokes tying everything up.
I agreed with the fact about too many tournaments are created that not even me that i play so much here cant catch up... I like the idea about who can create tournaments based on membership status (lets say we black rooks can create truly as many as we want ! so is good incentive to have more want to get to that level ... i believe goldtoken does that even if they dont have black rook level but they have platinum which is very similar ) . Then use the vacations days as parameters : 35 days = 35 tournaments a year x each game i would also limit ! So a normal black rook can just create only 35 tournaments of battle boats for all year and no more ( of course that if he/she has all days of vacations still available so if someone has just 30 days left then can create just 30 tournaments of each one ) Create something for this in terms of $$$ so if someone wants to create more tournaments must give you some greens :) limitation of course about when you can create a new tournament if that is even possible there are 2444 tournaments listed for now few are suppose to start in 6 months .. non sense ....and one of the creator of so many tournaments made barely 70 moves in one day ..all this is illogical ... why i want to create a tournament and then not even join it ???
I think the number of tournaments you can start should reflect your membership status. You could reach out to the site for possible ideas on this. I think some of the ideas Beach mentioned would be very helpful.
I’m going to take a closer look at the parameters you have set up for tournaments and see if I can come with additional suggestions.
Fencer: for my 2 cents worth I think you should only be allowed to schedule new tournaments to start within say a 14 day waiting time, also the 30 days to stay on tournament board after the start date is excessive, perhaps a maximum time it can stay on the board is perhaps 5 days after start date. It drives me nuts to see tournaments posted for the next 2 years and then see started tournaments stuck on page 1 of the board for an additional 30 days after start date.
Also I think you should only be allowed to post perhaps 3 tournaments at a time.
This would certainly clean up the board, and get rid of someone posting 100's of tournaments for the next 2 years. No one needs to post tournaments starting over a year from now
I stopped looking to join anything a few months ago as I too find hard to find new tournaments
TerryS: I agree too, and something I complained about awhile back is people joining tournaments and putting games up on waiting list when they have hundreds or thousands of games going. I'm phasing out, but I have one going that started two years ago and am waiting for the person to run out of vacation days. I learned to watch for limits and number of games they have before taking a game off waiting list
This is a general observation and comment on the current status of the site’s tournament page.
It seems like it is out of control. There are currently over 2,400 tournaments listed. I think it is fair to say that it would be impossible to thumb through all of these. I’ve also noticed that a number of members have posted dozens of tournaments, I find it frustrating to find a tournament I would like to join.
Some ideas I had was to completely reset the tournaments to zero, and perhaps set a limit the number of tournaments a member can create at any given time.
I enjoy the variety of tournaments, but as I mentioned it’s a little overwhelming to scroll through all of them.
To all game in which I'm now timing out: My wife has passed away and I won't be on for a while. I see 16 games have timed out all ready. My wife died this past Saturday. I was trying to get back into playing here a bit. Perhaps in a while.