Chuuuuck wrote:First, I would like to say that limiting the number of clans isn't really my opinion. My opinion is irrelevant, I suggested it to accommodate those that complain about playing year around. I understand the concept of a "play in round." For those of you that have been here a long time would know that anything over 16 was considered the "play in round" in the first two cups. My idea was for that to be the same. As Bruce pointed out, we are not done with CC2. It takes a long time to finish all of these wars. The clans who are repeatedly in the final 4 or so are never getting a break. I also suggested limiting it because if we expand it to another play in round, then the entire tournament will last even longer. Eventually I feel the tournament needs to be capped somewhere, otherwise it'll turn into a 2 year event which would be entirely too long in Conquer Club life terms.
This also may be a mute point. At quick glance I see 38 teams on the FD400. Surely not all of them have 2 completed wars of 40 challenges, do they? I also wouldn't imagine they'd all sign up. So we may only have 28ish signup. Anyone care to check these numbers?
p.s. My orinigal statement about starting the first Conqueror's Cup was to give EVERY clan a chance to fight and prove they are the best, regardless of status (but still using a 2 war rule to make sure the clans will stick to their commitment).
I do still agree with that, only reason I would consider denying anyone so far down now is the logistics of completing so many wars.
you say top clans are without break... and you might be right, but let me ask you this. how much time did TSM and KORT took between semis and finals of CC2? so the top clans were the one dragging this thing to oblivion, and yet youd like to punish lesser clans because of that(and i say punish, cause lets be real, conquer cup has become most important clan competition)...
but OK, lets say top clans need a break, and lets be real, top 8 clans will not lose in first round, no way... so lets calculate this a bit. lets say we have 40 clans participating. you can give 16 clans 1st round bye, and have 24 clans battle for 12 more spots. so after first round, youd have 28 clans left. then you give semifinalist from last clan war another bye, and 24 teams would battle, leaving you with 16 teams in round 3. lets say one 40 games clan war would take 2 months to finish it, top 16 clans would have 2 months break, 4 out of those 16 would have 4 months break, which should be more then enough to take a break and finish other clan activities like CC2 and CL4! and you would have 4 rounds left to finish CC, which should take about 8 months(if finalists again dont take 6 months to prepare for war...)
so its more then doable. top clans would have time to finish all the events plus have some kind of break, and lesser clans would have chance to participate. you just need to take all the signings, then do some math which would satisfied all the participants