mviola wrote:Six games in round one at the same time? I don't think that was a part of the blueprint...
Hmm, I actually already explained to you that it was. Round 1 has 9 games. It is in the rules. I will re-quote my explanation.
Let me break it down:
You have 9 DS games that you are going to play in Round 1. 3 invites are sent in one week. 3 more invites are sent the following week. Then the final 3 invites are sent the week after that. Meaning- you get 9 invites in a period of three weeks. Instead of sending you all 9 invites at a time- I divide it evenly into three weeks.
Also, you do realize that an average DS game takes over 20 rounds to end. And with this being a trips tourney, you will most likely only be into Round 4 or 5, by the time you get your second batch of invites. Now you have six games going. And the first three games are not going to be done by the time you get your last three invites. That's the nature of DS- the games last long. So yes, by week 3- you are going to have 9 games going at once.
mviola wrote:Also, I don't think you've checked the status of the games since you've sent them out, which is why I'm calling you out on being a terrible TO. You had three games from week one time out with my team because you failed to re-invite someone on the other team.
Again, it is out of my control if someone misses their invite. I typically do not re-invite. It is quite annoying, especially after sending the invite out the first time. It is easier for me to re-make those games later after all the other round 1 games have been made. If someone politely asks me to re-invite them to their game, then I will as a courtesy. Typically, I do not.
mviola wrote:You then only for some reason made and sent invites for 2 games against Hook2's team.
I'm not sure what you are talking about here, because I made three games. One was deleted due to Goranz not accepting his invite.
mviola wrote:And Goran either missed an invite or is protesting something here in yet another game of mine. So out of the 6 games, only 2/3 for me are running.
Goranz missed his invite.
mviola wrote:Maybe checking the status of the tourney every month and a half isn't enough?
I check the tournament weekly.
mviola wrote:I'm never joining another of your tourneys again to say the least...
That is fine. This tournament is supposed to be fun. If it is not fun for you, then I wouldn't want you to enter.
TheCrown wrote:only updated standings
But this is enough, why would someone say you something?
Look at this way, Preliminaries are almost over for your team, for mine they recently started(all games at Round 3) and for others are about to start, do you deserve some info from the TO to where the things are? From your point of view next round is next corner but in reality it is 2 months from now... and you could be on Winter vacation after 2 months
There are no standings posted yet because Round 1 is not yet finished. I can't post standings when there are none.
While I do understand your point Goranz, I see things a bit differently. It has never really bothered me before when a round starts/ends in a tourney I have joined. I figure it will start when it starts. I join tournaments purely for fun. Just not a big deal to me and I think I just have a more laid-back approach to it than you do. Also in tourney's I join, I often check game-finder more so than the thread to see how the games are progressing along, if I'm curious.
I have been in tourneys that have lasted over a year, and there are five months in between rounds, and its just not a big deal to me. I've also been in tourney's that have been as short as two weeks- and the rounds take place within days of each other. It just depends of the format/setup. Each tourney is different. And yes, my tournaments are more drawn-out. Not purposely- but that is just the nature of it.
Just as in the last tourney, I will announce when its time for tie-breakers and when it's time for a new round to start. I was sure that most understood that round one would take a few months- given the amount of games required.
But I am just confused how some of you really expect that I would have made 70+ games at the same time, and that all games would have ended around the same time. That would have been an impossible workload, and would've required all 9 games to be sent at once. I'm sorry, but this tourney wasn't meant to be run like that, and I actually feel that would have been unrealistic.
At this point, I don't really think it matters what I say. I have explained things the best I can. I respect that you don't feel I've run this tourney well. But from my point of view, I have done everything the way I planned to, and said that I would. Now, if you think that there could have been a better plan or setup- then that is a different point entirely. But this tourney has been run exactly how the rules state that it would have.
If there continues to be bickering, then I think it would be best for a TD to mediate.