In two days, I'll post the first ladder board!
I'm posting the rules right now so we can talk about it.
To the elders:
The players in the top ten of the old ladder system will ALL start with 10 points and their rank won't change.
I really hope that at least one of them will talk with me (either in a bad or a good way) about this new ladder system.
How to read the ladder board?
In a first post, i'll post the results and the point loss.
"Week 1, Month 1
Salmacis vs Xuul, Xuul wins. Xuul get 2 points + 0 ranking bonus point + 4 straight wins point. Xuul get 6 points.
Paars vs Soccer 543, Paars wins... etc
This week, Tinydancer didn't play any ladder game, he loses one point"
In a second post, you will find rankings, nicknames, A.K.A, and total points of the players.
How to get points:
-You'll win 2 points for each victory.
-Plus one point if the ladder ranking of your opponent is superior to 3.
You are rank 9 and you win against the 1st : Your point total will increase by 2+(1*3)=5.
-Winning streaks also bring points. Quite simple: If you win 30 games in a row, you'll get 30 extra point.
-A draw resets the winning streak and gives only one point to the lower ranking player.
-Each month, the first player will be overcrowned Emperor and will get 6 extra points, and also,
he will keep his points even if he doesnt play any ladder games in the following month. (Next emperor in February 27).
-Each week, i'll pick a funny quote in the lobby, or in a game, and will grant the author one extra point! It's "the quote of the week".
-If you don't play any ladder game during one week, you will lose one point.
-If you don't play for two weeks, you'll lose 4.
-If you don't play for a month, you will lose 10 points, and your winning streak will be reseted.
-I'll make the weekly updates myself, so you won't have to post the whole ladder board each time you end a ladder game.
-No negative score, you'll never see a player with -30 pt.
-You can't play more than three ladder games per week. Some of the top players just don't have the time to play 10 ladder games per week.
-You can't play more than one game against the same player in a week.
-You have to make a map with the word "ladder" in its title, so the player who join your game knows exactly what he's playing for.
-A leaver is a loser, even in first turn. A player who concede the win must leave before his opponent.
-If I have some doubts about any result you post, I may wait to meet your opponent to officialize it.
-Salmacis won't be able to quote himself for the extra point. =(
Why is that damn Salmacis changing our good ol' ladder system?
These new rules are made to encourage people to play more ladder games.
The best players won't have to play many ladder games to stay in top 5 (thanks to the winning streak system).
The active players now have some chance to reach the top places (thanks to the point system).
There's nothing we can do about it?
I'm not a kind of Master Of The Ladder Topic, I just want to update it if nobody else does.
If you have an idea, or if you have a good reason to remove/change a rule, I would be happy (I mean very happy) to chat with you.
So before yelling something like "Ye Stupid frog, don't you dare to post that shit...", please make sure you brought some
constructive thoughts before clicking on the "post" button.
Want to give me your latest result? Appear in the ladder board? Give me suggestions? Cry on my shoulder?
Contact me in the lobby, and if you can't catch me, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last word for the admin.
Thank you again for the very useful shift+click feature!
I hope the observe feature in preparation will increase the general interest for ladder games!