[q]the matches will overlap, as of this 2nd round i will also add a new ruling about the game pace, and how it will affect the score if the games dont finish in the right time (all group stage games by august 31).[/q]
How about lowering the boot times to two days? That should speed things up a little bit.
When scoring games which have moved too slowly, I have a few suggestions / requests:
- If possible, do it in such a way people are not forced to end the game; should both parties want to finish it (even though it won't affect the Nations Cup), it would be nice if that's still possible.
- Maybe you should try taking play speed into account? So there is no incentive for teams slightly ahead on August 24th to start playing very slowly.
- Whatever you do, I think you should make the exact rules public well before the end of August. While that does give a little more room for abusing the rules, you really want to prevent even the suggestion you chose the rules in such a way as to benefit a specific team.
- I'm not sure about the other matches, but our 7vs7 is moving (by far) the most slowly. Would it be possible to start the Round 3 7vs7 at the same time we start Round 2, just to give it a head start?