So, right now, if I wanted to play in a tournament....
A)I play in the regular fights room every other, and play as many matches as possible. If my opponent plays slow, oh well.
B)I play in a Deathmatch, where if I can't auto-match an opponent in time or my opponent plays slow, oh well. (And there are several times I've been at the start of a Deathmatch, gone 5-0, and lost because somebody else went 5-2... I fail to see why we are rewarding them for playing worse and faster)
What I would REALLY like to see is some sort of 8 or 16 person single elim tourney (or double elim swiss, whatever makes you happy. Heck, do all of them, I'm not picky) that just runs when it fills. It wouldn't punish me for playing the guy that forgot where the action button was. If there would be methodology for introducing this, I would be way more interested long term in this game.
ShazamFTW I know i'm considered fairly "fresh blood" around here but Honestly I agree with you,
Although I would almost consider making the room size a bit bigger that 16 seats or something,
make a few changes in comparison to deathmatch, but I believe that you're absolutely correct.
I think if they made an Hour long event. something that doesn't penalize the player or reward the player for the amount of matches played in the time frame... each set of players must complete each set/match in the time frame or well the player with the highest HP wins..
That would be so amazingly great i'll be in the first seats!!!
Yeah, if a player quits, they get penalized to the equivilant of the match they would lose (or matches if you're running it swiss or double elim), and the person they are paired with gets a free win. Simple as that.
It wouldn't really go against the grain of anything else on here, it would just be game based, not speed based.
When you read strategies in T1 DT's about "Play a 20* deck, if you lose, no big deal!", that's dumb to consider a winning tactic. I just want to see a format that is solely based on winning games, and not a bunch of hoopla around it.
I attempted running events that do EXACTY this. Unfortuantely (despite popular belief) I'm not a robot that can automatically do an event every hour of every day. So your idea would be EXCELLENT for a new game type, one that I'd probably spend most of my time in (other than ELO).