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.
For the above hot link, there are entry fees to pay, they are user run, and not consistent. Unlike Deathmatches or the regular events.
I'm looking for something site sponsored, not user based. If players left halfway through, then they forfeit the next match and things move on. You could blatantly note that playing in that room would mean 4-5 matches in a row, so be prepared.
With all the people that play for an hour straight in the regular tournies, I don't think this is that implausable.
I think they should speed up DTs by making you play at least 5 matches in a row before you can choose to continue or not( or give you an option to do that, much quicker than pressing "enter" constantly), same with DMs, if you forfeit a match than you can stop the stream of battles/
So, here's a thought process....
You simply have 16 slots. You have to not only enter the room, but you have to click on a "Fill Empty Slot" or something in the room. At that point, a window pops up and notes "Please be advised by entering this tournament, you will be committed to playing up to 4 matches in a row. Don't join unless you have the time!"
Once in, each round has a specific start time. For simplicity sake, we'll say the tournaments fills & starts at 12:00. At that point, the listing bar below (which normally has the rankings for a DM or shows where you're ranked in the hourly tournament) would reflect the current match-ups, scores if completed, and then show when the next round is scheduled to start. If everyone finishes early, I believe it would still be best to start the next round at that stated time. (That way those that finish early can run off to the bathroom, go get a sammich, I dunno), but I wouldn't anticipate the times to be too unruly (i.e. not like a 15 minute break in between rounds, I think 8 minutes would suffice).
The whole thing would maybe take half an hour at best (8 minutes a round, basically 1 min per turn), you would have a nice structured event, it would still go "quickly" for the standards in this game, and as far as rewards, you could have it mirror deathmatches, which are rewarding, just not disgusting.
I would absolutely LOVE to see something like this implemented....
I would love to see that too. Hope something like this gets done... Player made events are not organised enough, because you have to face a specific player, and sometimes it's hard to arrange a match with him (time zones etc.). That's why they're too slow in my opinion.
I would like to see it maybe in that way
XX:00 - start entering and filling the slots, match-ups
XX:10 - first round
XX:20 - second
XX:30 - third (semifinal)
XX:40 - final
XX:50 - conclusion (prizes)
that would work for 16 players if I'm not mistaken
you can of course give little time, but in that ten minutes I inlcluded a fight and a little break
this way it would work nice I think, but it is still an idea to be thought over when it comes to its form
I would really like that