Rule Changes for Tournaments

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I've never seen a way to modify the rules of a board used for a tournament. As such, tournaments are a bit limited, unless you go through the trouble of creating a mod.

The reason for this is that it is difficult to know if a particular combination of rules "works". When the tournament system was first launched there were cases of large tournaments being created.. and started after waiting weeks of invites.. only to find out that the game board that was chosen doesn't really work (actually there still are cases of this). So providing some checks and balances to try to minimize the annoyance of getting tournament invites.. waiting for them to start.. only to find out that it doesn't work. Of course the current system is only a poor approximation of "quality" and is not perfect. Requiring that there be a mod or a game board already created was a sort of "poor man's" way of hoping that the game board had been tested already... although there are still loop holes since new game designers sometimes will test their boards for the first time by creating a large tournament... etc. Another alternative would have been to handle it like the Ranked games where there is a 3x3 reviews (i.e. at least 3 reviews and at least 3 stars or more) but that seemed too restrictive... so that is how it ended up the way it is... no rules tweaking but allowing mods. Any ideas other on how to address the disappointment / mass spamming of tournament invitees for them only to discover that the tournament was started with a "broken" game or set of tweaked rules would be helpful? --Steven 17:51, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Interesting. I don't think I've actually seen a case where a rule made a map unplayable. I have seen rules make maps annoying to play though. I suppose the only real way around that would be to have some kind of checks per rule, and even that might not help everything (and could be processing intensive). I do agree that a mod is a decent solution given the problems you mention, and one I hadn't really thought much of. Creating a new "tournament mod" any time someone wants to change a rule for a tournament just seems like a bit overkill. --FadeToOne 19:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

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