Originally Posted by weissritter
Nek0 should know this before hand tho :P
I mean for all the previous tourny that were made, you already know that the player base is currently very small, and their skill level, was well... you know.
And its actually hard to find a handful of player that can keep up with OCEX of your team's suits. Even if their skill can be on even ground.
So even if you increase the prizes to let say 2000M per person, it just warren more random players that hasn't even finish newbie server to join. And most of the time ends up idling the whole game. The more fun people are usually at KR server, and will not come to TW server just for this.
Its not even challenging to call it a tournament. Even those mission zakus can serves as better opponents.
1, if your looking for "good GGFTW players" for a tourny, well there isn't enough to satisfy your team's needs.
2, if your looking for entertainment value, its more entertaining to do missions or play random matches than a tourny.
3, if your looking to kill newbies, its easier to just open a new account and use that.
4, If you truly looking for a challenging team play, should try on baha and do their weekend 4v4 games against other TW players, or join KR's weekly no OC clan matches.
My aim is to hold something that will make GGFTW improve, whether it is OCing of suits, training of teamwork, or if you like, just enjoying playing 13 points against each other in a more competitive setting
. Everyone can join the tournament regardless of their clans, and improve together.
Believe me, if I can hold 13 point matches weekly and get enough teams to join without having the need to offer prizes, I will go through the trouble of handling all the administrative work and planning weekly, perhaps even make it a league.
You always see players here talking about, you know, wanting to improve, wanting to play competitively, etc etc. Especially on the front page of clan threads. But what we are seeing here is just the opposite.
I thought that having more 13 point tourneys will be a good incentive to get the community to play competitively together, and learn from the games we had with each other. I had even set the games to be best out of 5, so that we can rack up more games during the tourney to learn more about how the other team plays.
I stand to gain nothing from hosting the tournament. And like you had said, I can do the whatever you had suggested, without even having to spend a single cent. But I offered some small prizes, despite having limited cash resources, in hope that people will want to join it. No matter what, those cash will be going out to someone, even if my team manages to win.
I don't really see your point about OC. I had started out the first GGFTW 13-point tourney with an OC5 CR Dog as my only OC5ed competitive-viable suit. I had much more options now, because I put in time and effort to OC the suits that I want (if people still remember, my aim of having 1 OC5 competitive suit for each class and rank
). OC5, OC6 and OCEX are not something exclusive to our team - check the accomplishments thread. There is not too much difference between OC6 and OCEX, while OC5 should be playable at the very least. Also, Shift had his account banned, but being a University student who only have his weekends free, he is aiming for an OC5 Ball-K with his new account, and the last I checked, it should already be OC3 one week ago.
And as for my team, it's not like we don't put in effort into every competition which we joined. We had planned for training nights to improve our teamwork, and we discussed what suits to use as a team, so that I can try to OC my suits as high as possible. Example, during the second tournament, my MRLS hit OC6 only the night before the tournament after repeated grindings. At the very least, for me, I give my all in the tournaments that I joined. We put in effort to try to win.
tl;dr. I am disappointed with the attitudes, and not because 'boohoo no team to pwnzzz'. If everyone puts in efforts to play in the 13 points tournaments, the issues you had raised would not be that much of a problem.