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The Future of Tournaments https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=67964.msg1302644#msg1302644
« on: September 01, 2020, 05:08:21 pm »
I'd like to get some feedback from you concerning the future of tournaments - regardless of there will be a last War or not.

First of all I'd like to reignite the discussion about possible tourney times. As someone in the UTC+1 (+2 when using DST) zone
I can tell that I'm ok to be there for tourneys between 8 UTC and 22 UTC. Maybe not everytime, random life events can happen,
but usually I'm available. Please do tell me what is the BEST and the STILL ACCEPTABLE times for you.

Also what do you want more? Speedbuilding or slowbuilding? I know that veterans may like the previous better, especially
if their life got more crowded since old times. Coming up with new slowbuilding rules is not easy... and in these cases
it is especially frustrating when only 1-2 players show up (not counting TO(s)).

I also know that getting another Mark/Nymph code is less and less interesting. Thus playing for fun may be the priority.
And it would be good to summon Zanz in some way. I think the game shouldn't end like Zanz pushing the button of the
server and the whole thing gets unreachable suddenly. I totally agree that he wouldn't want to pour extra coins into this,
at the same time it would be good to know something about the situation, when will the server go down etc.
I'm sure some browsers will still able to run flash, thus it would be nice to meet monthly or bi-monthly for some friendly
pvp fun (or for a friendly tourney).
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Re: The Future of Tournaments https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=67964.msg1302720#msg1302720
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 06:00:53 am »
As someone who hasn't played in a tournament for quite some time, but played in many in the past, I'll throw a few thoughts out there, somewhat at random.

-I live in the GMT-7 time zone (in western Canada).  It has felt like that, for a long time, most/all of the tourneys I've looked up have been at times that are more convenient to Europeans.  (This may or may not be true, but it is the perception I have; I have no data to back it up)  This has led to me choosing between either staying up very late, which is fine sometimes, and I've certainly played in tourneys that started well past midnight locally, or choosing to sleep :p

-Wyand mentions real life getting in the way.  In the last few years, I've had regular real life events that occupy my time Friday and Saturday nights most of the time (though with Covid social distancing, my Fridays are typically open these days)  This means that a tourney that, say, five years ago I might have joined early evening, is now unplayable for me, so that the ones I have to choose are usually ones that start very late.  This is certainly out of the control of the TOs, and we all have schedules that get busier or quieter over time, and it's not the same for everyone at any given time, but overall it should even out in terms of numbers.

-I have no real preference for speedbuilding vs slowbuilding, and most of the time, even the 'slowbuilding' ones I will typically spend less than 30 minutes on anyway, though when I was less experienced I would spend longer working on decks

-I still wouldn't mind the mark/nymph codes, but it gets much harder to care about anything like that when the game is probably going to disappear soon, or at the very least is never going to get an update again.

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Re: The Future of Tournaments https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=67964.msg1302732#msg1302732
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 05:14:26 pm »
"Please do tell me what is the BEST and the STILL ACCEPTABLE times for you."

Slightly earlier than when it's usually held.

Also what do you want more? Speedbuilding or slowbuilding?

Speedbuilding.

I also know that getting another Mark/Nymph code is less and less interesting. Thus playing for fun may be the priority.

I tried to play as much EtG for the purpose of fun. If we have more speedbuilding some adversarial rules could be fun i think, like the bans in trials. Puts more personal flavour to it rather than trying to scout the best deck in this micro-meta. But that's how I have fun, different for everybody.
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Re: The Future of Tournaments https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=67964.msg1302755#msg1302755
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 10:55:40 pm »
Thx dragonsdemesne and DoubleCapitals for sharing your views.

I think this shows the problem. One of you wants earlier times, other one of you wants later times. Hard stuff.
I can accommodate to other times than 18UTC, until they are in my awake time. I would put up a voting for
the next tourney's time, but often those votings go unnoticed, and they end up only ~3 players voting.
(And they won't even vote for the same time.)

So, it seems, the only thing I can do that I will ask again and again in the actual tourney's topic if anyone wants
a different time.
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