decreasing level requirements would result in more alts IMO. Since games to not expire on RT ladder, people will become frustrated with their poor rating because they have not gotten good at the templates. they will create an alt and try to start over, especially if the level needed is lower, you can get the alt there faster.
Well using alt is permitted in this site as long as you don't use them to cheat. You can join a ladder with an alt (as long as you don't join with more than one account in the same period). It is not against the rules.
I think it is good for them if they want to start over again with an alt. Otherwise they may stop playing and quit the ladder, resulting in even fewer participants.
Even if you think it is an issue, level requirement is not a good solution. It just delays the problem. It does not solve it. Also it is easy to cheat massive points. A main can easily help an alt to level up and unlock all ladders after about 4 rigged games with custom scenarios.
Forget about alts. The major issue now is extremely low participation rate. This is what we should work on.
I say just drop the 2-3 templates that everyone hates, or fix them.
It is a good one. I would say we can even cut half or more. Why do we have so many templates in a RT ladder, not to say some are really bad? It only serves to scare people away.
Edited 10/13/2015 16:57:30