Any ladder (that uses a ranking system and a code for matching closely-ranked players) has the potential to contribute to your Warlight gaming skills.
This one, Master of the Dead's multi-day ladder (why not "multi-template
ladder", by the way?), is different than most of the other ladders associated with Warlight, because of the number of 1v1 templates being used, almost all being really good, fun to play and meaningful: The number is 40 something - it is a high number, for sure. And there's a good variety.
Being an average WL player who gets bored easily with a certain template, MDL is something I was long waiting for. Frankly speaking, I was dreaming of something along this line (if I was a coder, I'd definitely do it myself). The high number of templates doesn't discourage or intimidate me at all - because as I see it, the point is not getting better in a number of templates but getting better in a number of skills. This is made possible on MDL thanks to the variety in templates. On top of this, some good players (e.g., ps and Master of the Dead) really spend a lot of energy and time on giving hints about the templates and overall gameplay - check the YouTube videos ps posts for instance.
In short, to answer why anyone should anyone be interested in the MDL: Skills come first, that's why (they're more important than winrates). And skills are improved by balancing critically repeated practice
with challenging your skills in variety of situations
. MDL is promising especially in this respect. It really awards you, especially if you are eager and ready to spend some time on Warlight to improve yourself.http://md-ladder.cloudapp.net/
Edited 4/14/2017 20:32:22