We're going to try to improve the templates used on the Multi Day Ladder(MDL). I've decided to approach this in three phases:
- Phase 1 - Remove templates from the ladder
I'll collect feedback from the community using this poll (open until the end of the month) - https://goo.gl/OoZ2Rh
Some templates are considered too unique or mainstream and will not be considered for this poll. The mainstream templates are necessary to attract new players. The unique templates add a novelty factor.
These responses will be evaluated by a template panel. They will vote on the templates to be removed. Please provide reasonable explanations on why you think a specific template is not worthy. We're looking to get rid of templates which satisfy any of these criteria:
- Have broken/confusing connections
- Poor map visibility
- Every game plays out the same way.
- Same forced picks on every board.
- Unbalanced or heavily luck based
Unique Templates : MA Battle Islands V, Georgia Army Cap, Greece LD, Macedonia no split
Snowy Mountains MA, Elitist Africa, Randomized Strat ME
Mainstream Templates : Battle Islands V, China, Guiroma, Strat ME, French Brawl
Strat MME, Strat Greece, Treasure mapPhase 2 - Make changes to existing templates if they can be improved.
As we're going through phase 1, you can also suggest tweaks to the existing templates(including unique and mainstream templates) on this thread. The template panel will evaluate these changes and vote on them as well. If possible, submit an example game with your proposed changes, so we can see how it plays out.
Phase 3 - Add new templates to the ladder
You can also submit new templates for MDL on this thread(with an example game)
- In the interest of transparency, I wont be on this template panel.
- If you believe you are experienced on MDL and want to be a part of the template panel, reach out to me. You must have access to Skype as that is where these discussions will take place.
- I'll try to keep this panel down to 10 members at a maximum.
- Thanks to Beren for making the poll.
- I've done this on a separate forum thread as there were complaints that the last poll was not very visible. Please up-vote this thread so it is noticed by those who would like to participate in this exercise.
Thanks for participating on MDL!
Edited 5/18/2017 03:09:37