I meant that it should be implemented like an ELO rating, not like the tiers used to be set up. Which means that if you lose a war, you will go down in points (you wont lose the points contributed to the tournament pool, but you will lose your standing in the bracket.) This way, even if as you say a medium level gang gets to the top, they will most likely only lose 1 war, since they will be dropped down to the lower skill group again.
Okay, I can agree with that the users and mods will not be agreeing on every decision. But that's why you are there, and why mods aren't allowed to rectify the points themselves. They will have to write a report to you with a reason to why they think it's rigged, and you have the final decision.
Think of it like being just as before, but instead of having thousands of whiny kids throwing the word "cheating" around, you will only have to focus on a few mod's complaints.
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- Auto war in the same tournament TIER is not fair since the TIER only indicates how engaging the gang is... now how much powerful they are. Its not fair for a medium level gang worked hard to get on top, but now getting hammered by all the high level gangs in the top-tier.
- We thought about a moderator system... but we doubt the users (or the moderator themselves) will be agreeing with each other decision... as it is not really easy to determine wether a war war fixed or not.
- The reason why we haven't implemented complete lock down on gang turing tournament is cos the gangs are not explicitly signing up for it... so we can't force them and have such constraints. A new gang, still in the process of building should be able to continue with the normal wars/recruitig etc while the tournament is active.
- We do not want to separate users to diamond to non-diamond one... both are part of the game world in all equal sense... with different strategy.
Gangs should join the tournament, not be forced into it. Why? Because you should introduce a bracket-like tournament, where you cannot decline a war request, sent from someone in the same skill group. As your gang advances in points, it also advances in skill groups (think ELO-rating.) There should be a cooldown period between wars, where recuperation can occur of 1-2 hours, although sending requests is still allowed.
Also assign moderators, from both sides (blue and red) to keep an eye on point fixing/cheating. 10-30 people who can use a report-feature to directly report point fixing to Jim. They should also have the option of removing spam about this on the devs wall (1 person from each side has to approve of the removal before it happens). This would decrease the cheating by a lot, and also be much easier for Jim to focus on only the important stuff. Moderators should change from tournament to tournament, but some restrictions should be made (like that they have played for at least 4 months and are above lvl 150, or something.)
A good idea would probably be to build a system in which it's easy to remove gangs and points from the tournament - for Jim, that is. And when a gang is discovered of fixing points, have all the players of that gang banned from the current tournament.
//Formidable - DeathWish MGS