Lindax wrote:Mmmm.... I agree that a colonel is probably better than a cook. On the other hand, I play sergeants who are better than colonels.
Maybe it could be implemented for the "middle-groups" with the most players, say sergeants to colonels. Or maybe it could just be for speed and tournament games. Or limit it to 5 ongoing games or something.
I understand the point you guys are making, but I still think it would be a great option for the vast majority of CC players....
What?! A person that can objectively look at his own argument's strengths and weaknesses?! On CC?! OK, sorry for the cynicism, but there's a couple of other threads that have pissed me off in the last couple days.
Anyway, I kind of like the idea of using it for middle groups. "You can use this to get points, but you'll never be able to get to the top with it (nor will you be pushed to the bottom, a limited limitation on point dumping)." It's kind of a good middle ground. Unfortunately, defining the middle ground will be tough and it will, by definition, alienate many people who think they should be able to use it but can't.
You'd also have the problem that you would have to limit players' ability to join games by their points. Thus, this would be a compound with a (good) suggestion that has not been implemented.
Limiting it to 5 ongoing games (without any other restriction) might just make the farming process slower and more methodical but doesn't really stop it.
I like the suggestion and I would definitely use it. But even I can't say I wouldn't abuse it depending on your definition of the term. I would certainly take into account my chances of winning points on a certain map/settings against a certain opponent, just as I do now to some extent.
Now, this "solution" suffers from many of the same problems to varying degrees, but you could also limit the implementation by the rank of BOTH players. So, perhaps you could only wager points with a person that is within 300 points of you. But this obviously decreases the benefits you've cited along with potentially decreasing some of the problems that others and I have cited.
I hate to say, but I just don't think this is workable.