Topics for this report include GJW Gaming Information, Feedback request for Non-GJW Gaming during a GJW, and many old Star Wars Games are available again. With the return of X-Wing Series games the CF and PvP Score for them were leveled. Star Conflict Corporation opens its doors for members and more discussion on Tier 2 Games retiring.
Just over two years ago the Match allowance per day was increased from 6 to 12, however the minimum Matches to meet a challenge was left at 3. Things went ok for the most part since then, until this round of the GJW. I received a lot of negative feedback, both through email and through the DBGaming channel, about how people felt when opponents would only play 3 matches with a evenly or more skilled opponent, but would take all 12 if a less skilled opponent was up for it.
The Gaming competitions are meant to measure skill, and by utilizing a tactic which minimizes playing challenging matches that can skew the results. So in the next round what you'll see is that Matches will be limited to 3 per opponent, per platform, per day. The same amount you need to play when challenged. As an example, during this past round if the rule had been in effect Liam and Marick could have played 3 JA Matches, 3 TOR - Open Duel Matches, and 3 TOR - Level 15 Matches each day.
Depending on how things play out this round we may add this restriction into the Vendetta ROC. We'll find out. Oh, late spoiler alert... next round is another ladder.
I had a few questions come up recently about how two members who wanted to play a Match in a Non-GJW Platform, but didn't want to enter DBGaming because they would be likely to get challenged to a GJW Platform match. After some discussion I wanted to put an idea out there to get some feedback on.
PROPOSAL FOR FEEDBACK ONLY!!! NOT AN ACTUAL RULE!! If two members want to play a Match in a Platform which is not currently being utilized in a GJW / Vendetta they may set up the Matches through a Challenge in #DB.
Example of what this would allow IF ADOPTED:
I'll be using the Forums to collect this feedback. Check out the forum topic here and add your thoughts!
As detailed in several News Posts this week by Delak and Halc the folks at Good Old Games have released a bunch of Star Wars oldies for everyone.
Take a look at their new post for the details on the launches of these games which went out on January 20th and January 22nd.
With the release of the new parts to the X-Wing Series (XvT, XWA) and the help of some old Club gamers (thanks Zoron, Yacks and Pravus!) we've made some adjustments to the CF and PVP Score Weighting for the X-Wing Series games. Similar to previous rounds of weighting this was focused around comparing an X-Wing Series match time (10 minutes per ROC) to a JA Match. The result was that it takes approximately twice the time to complete an X-Wing Series Match.
CF and PVP Score Weighting has already been updated in the system to reflect awards at that ratio. Enjoy!
Yesterday we established a Corporation within the Star Conflict Game. The Corporation's name is the Dark Brotherhood. The following folks are able to invite you to join it, be aware that Star Conflict is sensitive to capital letters and there are no spaces in the in game names:
We've currently got 5 of 20 spots filled in the corporation, but if more people are wanting to join I can buy a few expansions to give us more room in it. I even flew two skirmishes yesterday, after having not played the game since August 2013 lol.
About a month ago I started asking for feedback related to this on our Forums. The result was that most individuals like the second option which had been proposed:
There were some suggestions to run a competition for the platform at the end of the 12 month period prior to removal, to see if there was any interest in it. I think we all know that almost any competition that is run will get submissions, which would create an endless loop of no Tier 2 games meeting this criteria. Hell, if I wasn't running it I'd track down the game and pocket a 2nd level Crescent as one of the few participants.
Although there is merit in calling out that a Platform is about to be retired in case some folks want to sweep in to save it for nostalgia's sake. So what I'm proposing is the following:
I'm adding that in the Forum Thread related to this topic for additional discussion. If feedback is positive following the GJW we'll look at starting this process for a few games. Expect only 1 or 2 platforms to go on the chopping block each month, not a spam of all at once.
Will be in February. I'm moving this due to the GJW taking up most of the month and to allow members to focus on that. There will still be 12 distinct Gorefest events this year, I promise.
The idea to include this section was shamelessly stolen from Mav. A total of 73 members participated in Gaming over the course of Round 1 (making it officially the least popular competition of the round). Those 73 individuals submitted a grand total of 272 matches, the vast majority being Jedi Academy Matches. Here's a participation breakdown by house:
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