@biass said in A plea for the Lack of Events for "2nd Rate" "Common Folk" & The Community:
I feel like we have had this conversation before, but
If I were to grind up the ladder a little bit so I had the rating requirement...
Minimum of 500 ladder games total to ensure it is not a smurf
I think I have roughly 350 games (my stats are hidden) And i've been here since 2015
Minimum of 50 ladder games a month to ensure no manipulation is at hand
Me attempting to do this is probably impossible at 1450, where games should theoretically be easier to come across.
I agree that creativity in tournaments is lacking. There is no hype, the promotion for tournaments is a joke most of the time, most of the community lack viewer etiquette and RUIN the experience for other people mid stream. etc etc.
Changing the rating bracket doesnt solve this in my opinion. At the end of the day, two people show up and stream a ladder game and someone gets money in the end. There is no continuting narrative, no reason to choose a side or otherwise really be involved. We can go on forever about this.
Having a new PC doesn't change this either, you can host a tournament whenever you want. If you want to play in one, I would just dump that responsibility on FtX by giving him the hosting duty. FtX might be 5'2, but a role like PC should not focus on one issue or it will burn FAF in the end.
What has happened to our TD pool? Do they simply no longer care about the game?
I am a TD and I typically don't have the timezone for FAF. That's why I help out in other areas like the LOTS promotion stuff you saw last year.
You are/were? also a TD.
Biass, I hear you on that. I never really asked but assume you would play more if your timezone did not have so little people to play.
Okay, I gave some example numbers on ladder game requirement, and I want to reference the last known "amateur 2v2" event Apofenas hosted, where later it was realized two, very frustrating individuals created smurf accounts to ruin the experience. You can call me a "smurf blamer" all you want, but there are plenty of recorded incidents causing mayhem. This would really need to be thought out and clear so it is avoided.
For folks like yourself, may a lowered amount of games is nice, and an account with as much history as yours would be easy to pass into invitation.
100% agree the promotion council needs to get addressed as I think it is a bit lacking. Anihilnine did state he would work out the details of the news front page, then move on as he is a busy guy with family and working on his own game, so again another case of someone in the council not really doing their job responsibly.
Last point, though, biass, have you played ANY ladder games in the past year or so? I can hardly believe you cannot get less than a few matches a week. I see Electrician and some other Oceania folks playing plenty, so what gives?