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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2011 at 17:23
I suppose having the "weight classes" would give the smaller alliances more of a chance :) It would in a way be good...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2011 at 18:44
Not sure how 'weight classes' would work, 
after all an alliance with say under 50 members against an alliance with 100 members who would have the advantage, also do you go on population ? that does not represent military strength. I know some alliances were caught out by the start of this tourney but im sure next time around more plans will have to be made by everyone taking part. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2011 at 19:14
You also have to consider the factor of how many people in the alliance are actually going to be participating in the tournament.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2011 at 23:19
Originally posted by Gratch Gratch wrote:

Some smaller alliances might surprise you.


Agreed. mCrow had less than 30 members and we held some of the flags for quite some time and that was with one of our more military strong members not participating. Not to mention that even though we didn't win we had a lot of fun and gained tons of commander exp.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2011 at 03:26
The simplest and most rational solution which has already been suggested is to allow alliances to Confederate and act as a single body for the duration of the tournament (with the current rules of 100 players max).

This is the only 'true/fair' handicap. All others are meaningless. Size is no indication of strength remember, a small pop player can very logically have a greater military power than a larger. Weight classes are inappropriate.

Now back to the point of this thread: GM's: Thoughts on the next tournament date?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2011 at 00:09
Why not just make an A and a B team based on the previous tournaments?
 
H? was by far the strongest, but among all the alliances only a handfull can hope to compete with them. As you correctly point out, size isnt a factor in this, however, you could reason that those that participated and ranked high in the former tournement have the military capability while others do not.
 
I admit, being a small alliance competing in a league of its own would be like competing in the special olympics but its better than spending time fighting impossible odds. 
 
Bottom line - it will get more people active and participating, not shower the strongest alliances with special units, gold and prestige (which when you think about it can be counterproductive to the whole tournament idea), and that is the point of a tournament in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2011 at 07:54
last tourney we simply saw some poor tactics by some alliances: lack of flexibility, target fixation, inability to coordinate.
h? were lucky because on some flags the perception of their strength scared proper conflict away.  There were more than enough troops hopelessly thrown away by some alliances, to defeat h? at their stronghold flags.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2011 at 08:07
Originally posted by Llyorn Of Jaensch Llyorn Of Jaensch wrote:

The simplest and most rational solution which has already been suggested is to allow alliances to Confederate and act as a single body for the duration of the tournament (with the current rules of 100 players max).


This does sound like a good idea, as it also does give smaller alliances more of a chance if they band together
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2011 at 11:19
Originally posted by Llyorn Of Jaensch Llyorn Of Jaensch wrote:


Now back to the point of this thread: GM's: Thoughts on the next tournament date?


Details of the next tournament are pretty much worked out, and it's going to be very different to the one we just had.

However, we are super-busy with UIv2 fixes atm, so don't expect anything in the immediate future!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 00:44
I think a quick new tournament while the larger alliances are rebuilding would be a great idea....
 This makes it a level playing field for all
Have a nice day :)
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