The Warlight is a magnificent game!
We can play funny games with our friends with many different settings and rules.
We can play with unknown players and getting friends.
We can enjoy the new point system like a roleplay, getting higher and higher level, more and more achievements, unlocking functions, etc.
However, the Warlight is a superb competitive game as well!
But I think, this competitive aspect could be much much better.
I mean, at present, there are a lot of possibilities for the competitive players: they can take part in many tournaments, even in many gorgeous tournament series (like , Promotion/Relegation leagues, VSOW series, Clan leagues, Champions leagues, etc.) and of course in the official Ladders, but I think none of these are perfect :(
One of the biggest problem with them the missing publicity and the unavailable history of them (the only possible way try to find any league history is in the totally spammed forum if the sought topic hasn’t been archived yet...). Of course the situation of the Ladders much better, but still unfavorable, for example you can check the profiles (if that info not hided), but compared it with a Hall of Fame section... well full another class. For example I am new in Warlight, I heard about some names of Legends, but e.g. I really don’t know who the Impaller was, or I am sure I didn’t heard about the most of Legends’ name yet.
The other big problem (for me) the missing common system. I mean there are many ’local champions’, and browsing the results of different tourneys/series/ladders everybody could have an idea about what players are goods, really goods or the best. Everybody has a Hero :) But this is absolutely not objective and a lot of time spent to get info! Or there is the Master race concept, if I know well this is the group of players who reach the 1st position of the ladder. It is a great performance of course, but not enough objective neither.
And so on.
So the competitive aspect could be much better.
This is why I open this topic. I would like that the like-minded players create an association. There would be more goals of this associations.
1. If we join our forces perhaps we can more motivate Fizzer to develop this part of Warlight (for example via uservoice votes). Furthermore we can help him with our advices, ideas.
2. Or we can create a common competitive system for ourselves (and if Fizzer likes it, he can implement).
I hope there will be player(s) who will manage this association.
I mean I don’t have enough time for my games neither, so I won’t be able do that :(
But I am the first players who joined to this association :)
And of course I can share my ideas too :)
I can’t stop the writing, so I share now those :D (just in bulk)
Well, I think creating a common competitive system is an easy job.
Because we can use a professional one, which is used for the chess.
I mean not only the chess ELO system, but e.g. the World Championship cycle and a lot of other things from that system as well. The chess and the Warlight are very similar!
For example, in the chess you can play white or black, this is why in the small rr chess tourney the chess masters play two matches eachother (white is in advance).
Many Warlight players hate that the most tourneys use the 1v1 strat templates only. So what about if we create a common pool of the strategical (means balanced, playable and not idiotic settings) templates where from the players can choose one when they ’play as white’, and later when their opponents ’play white and they are black’ they played that templates which choosed by their opponent.
But the two most exciting things is the applying of the common ELO system and the World Championship Cycle.
Ok, I see that ELO systems are inflated, but this is not big problem in chess then why should be problem in Warlight? I mean we should use ELO system exactly the same way like in chess, I mean the monthly changed ELO ranking list. Hey, if Fizzer would create this type of monthly ELO ranking lists from the beginning that would be very interesting! We (newcomers) can see how the Legends were good. But only Fizzer has access to the databases, so only he can do that, so I stop the daydream :)
I continue with World Championship Cycle rather. In the chess there is a World Champion aka the defender and there is the challenger. They play best of 12 games for deciding the title. But before it, there is a serious candidates tourney, which decided who will be the one challenger. And before it, there is a system which decided who will be the 8 candidates (you can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidates_Tournament
We should create similar system. The best of 12 title match, and the candidates round robin tourney seems simple. But how should we decided who will be the candidates? Maybe the reigning champions of the big tourney series? Plus ladder top X player.
Or we can organize geographical championships, I mean national championships where the TOP X player promote to the Zone championship (European, American, Asian or something similar), and the TOP X player of Zones will promote the world championship.
It seems unusable (because too long) but despite this, I think these championships would be very interesting (namely decided not only the World Champion title, but European, American, Asian plus different country champion titles as well). For this purpose, when a player join to this association he need give us his country as well (after we can create the Zones and examine there are enough players for the different national championships, Zones etc.)
Btw, this association will be prosperous only that case if most of the good players will join. It is very important, because without that it won’t be quite legitimate :(
And important that we should filter the alt accounts as well!
OMG, I recognized that I wrote a novel...
Sorry for that, and sorry for my poor English as well :(
Despite these, I hope the most players will like this idea (WeSA) and will join and finally will be formed a very good competitive system.
And if my proposals are stupidities just ignore them, but please be constructive and correct or replace them with yours.