For a long time I've been thinking about the unfairness of the bracket draw system for our 2x weekly Dragon Tournament. Below I will post some quick suggestions so we can all get a more fair less luck based competition.
Seeding based on previous tournament result or from our Leaderboard.
The Leaderboard can function as a monthly world ranking system the same as the world ranking list works in Tennis ATP / WTA ranks determine the place in RO 128 in Grand Slams there for example the 1st 32 players of the world ranks are pre placed nr.1 at top of the bracket and nr.2 at the bottom. Or as we have the tournament table in DP: nr.1 would be left top of the RO 32 card and the nr.2 at the bottom right half. nr.3 at the top of right half and nr. 4 at bottom left. So its nr.1 vs nr.4 in semi's and nr.2 vs nr.3
Blizzard for example uses a qualifier for StarCraft II to pre-place the best players and seeds those in top of each group or at the outsides of their brackets so u get more interesting (closer) potential quarters, semis and finals. Those systems are win/win bc they are more fair + they give better match-ups near the end of the tournament.
Another thing that's unfair is the fact that we are not able to challenge players from the other servers even tho we (from all 3 servers) are combined in the rankings. This makes it way harder for the most active (competitive) servers to compete with the top of the quiet ones. a combined leaderboard is fine i.m.o. but at least let the top 8 players or so battle it out among each other to determine the winner of the monthly 1st prize.
Quarterly prize is ofc. determined by results combined from 3 months so that can stay as it is.
I really hope you guys at Gamigo take this suggestion in consideration because the tournament is getting more quiet each week and maybe a change in system can boost the popularity again. Dragon's are the best thing about DP and it is (for the biggest part) what makes this IP way better then most f2p WoW clones on the market and the DvD arena and Tournament are our ways to keep DP interesting @ endgame.
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