Posted by pythrr on 2011-09-24 13:42:52
i thought C said that there would be no schedulers for R.
good luck to you if he allows it, tho.
Posted by Wallace on 2011-09-24 13:46:26
Sorry I didn't make this clear, this would be in operation for a league group only. It wouldn't work in Ranked anyway due to the TV difference limits.
So interested coaches would need to sign their team up to the league group in the same way as any other league, the only difference is the coaches would agree to play their games based on what some external 'scheduler' told them, rather than by any other means.
Posted by pythrr on 2011-09-24 14:01:31
ah, super-duper then.
Posted by koadah on 2011-09-24 14:54:06
Who adds the teams to the scheduler?
Team owner, admin, anyone?
How do we know that the team owner is really the team owner?
You would probably want an option for an admin to kick off a draw.
The problem with blogs is that if there are alot of posts the oldest ones are not displayed.
Posted by harvestmouse on 2011-09-24 16:11:43
I only really play by myself nowadays and I run my teams in divs of 10 with no tv etc and it works fine.
However as i'm only playing myself, I haven't tried to get around the rules or ways to improve my chances with artificial team builds.
I think it would be a great step forward, however it's all a bit factionesque which would go down like a lead balloon.
I did have some talks with Christer about this sort of thing (nothing serious) and I don't think it would be a road he'd like to go down.
Posted by Nelphine on 2011-09-24 19:46:19
I would join this league in a heartbeat. I would also try to help with number crunching if nescessary.
Posted by Wallace on 2011-09-25 02:09:35
@koadah: The coaches themselves would add their teams to the scheduler. As you say, there is no way of knowing the person adding a team is really the owner. We would just have to trust the players to not be douchebags. Not ideal but I can't see anyway around it.
@HV: You're right, it is a bit like the old Faction, but that would only be down the road if the concept proved to function in its most simple form. I don't see that Christer would need to be involved in any way, the whole point of building something offsite to do the matchmaking is that no new FUMBBL features need to be added to give this a go. The existing League tools can do the job (open round robin) with the coaches agreeing to use the external tool to decide matchups.
The point of this is to make a practical step in trying something that a lot of people have expressed a desire for in the forums. I don't expect Christer to spend his life acquiescencing to every whim, I think the approach I'm going for should provide an avenue to give this a go without needing any additional work from FUMBBL admins.
Posted by koadah on 2011-09-25 04:26:24
If you want to penalise people for not playing games then you want to be sure that they are the ones who activated.
You could force them to sign up using their Fumbbl user name but only activate the account when they send you a Fumbbl PM from the same user name.