Proposed change to "Overall" Category
|Opened on:||Monday, April 28, 2014 - 17:34|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 08:14|
We've always had players who are excellent, but prefer to focus on one puzzle at a time. With the NC, we have many players who are now more limited than they used to be with the number of clients that they can run.
I'd like to suggest a change to our current "overall" category (not the global rankings).
Instead of 40 out of 50, lowering the number to 20 out of 50 would make good sense for a few reasons.
First - it would allow some of our very best players to feel less time constraints when focusing on a good solution rather than trying to work on all puzzles (or 80% of them) at once.
Second - those who now can only run half the clients they used to can still be competitive.
Third - by allowing more freedom with this, it could be very beneficial for CASP by allowing players to really work on the puzzles they are excelling at without fear of dropping ranks by not opening every one.
Fourth - especially during vacation seasons, this allows players to relax a bit without the worry of dropping ranks
Fifth - a good number of our players either have physical issues, or do caregiving for family members with issues - this allows them a little more freedom to be competitive.
Sixth - this would also allow those who like to focus on evo rather than solo more freedom to pursue their strength without affecting their "overall" ranking.
Seventh - any returning vet can be competitive more quickly, encouraging them to stick around.
Last CASP season, we had 56 CASP puzzles and 14 others during the season (mid-May through mid-August). Reducing the 40 out of 50 to 20 out of 50 would make a major difference in everyone's stress level - and probably better results.
IMHO, this would be a relatively easy change for the devs to implement, and could make a whole lot of players a bit happier.