I'm working on a custom tournament platform that is almost completed (http://wztourney.herokuapp.com
). After that I'm starting to implement an MTR (monthly template rotation) tournaments and debating throwing the concept into a ladder.
What that is exactly:
Monthly Template Rotation is a concept where players can join an on going tournament/lobby (and create their own for their own clans) where they can practice specific templates with one another that change monthly. The creator of this can change the templates/stop the games whenever they choose.
If this were to also be a ladder for the greater masses there would be 12 predefined templates (one for each month in the year). The way it will work is that if you've joined the ladder, you will get games on the current month's template until the month is over. Then games created in that next month will be on the next template. Players can have different amounts of games on a specific template, depending on their speed of play. Also, since this is a ladder so you can come and go as you please, but there will of course be a rankings page and all of that fun stuff similar to the ladders here and the MDL.
This post is intended to discuss with those interested on the original 12 templates that a potential ladder should use/focus on.
Off the top of my head, here's what I've got. All templates need to come from the MDL (http://md-ladder.cloudapp.net
January - Guiroma
February - British Raj
March - Biomes of America
April - French Brawl
May - Phobia
June - Hannibal at the Gates
July - Strat Greece
August - Strat ME
September - Elitist Africa
October - The World of Warhammer
November - Volcano Island
December - Yinyang`zhou
Currently the thought is that these don't change unless voted upon by active ladder players which is something I won't implement until this is up and running.
Please share your thoughts/suggestions.
Edited 5/21/2019 16:59:23