In order to add more fair play (and so.. interrestigness) to the ELO
mode, we have read the message boards and an idea seems very interresting: limit the ability to challenge another ELO
player based on both ELO
We don't want to penalize refusals in general, because we think it's too much uncomfortable for the honest players.
Here come the proposal: an ELO
player can only challenge a player whose ELO
value is between -50 and +150 of his own.
A 1000 player can only challenge someone 950 to 1150.
A 1100 player can only challenge someone 1050 to 1250.
A 1200 player can only challenge someone 1150 to 1350.
A 1300 player can only challenge someone 1250 to 1450.
A 1400 player can only challenge someone 1350 to 1550 (if any at THAT level one day).
Thus, a courageous lower than you, player can challenge you but a higher elo
player cannot "choose" his opponents in the lowers players for easy wins. It would also limit some kind of cheat (arranged games).
Let us know what you think of it. If you are OK, we'll add it quickly.