Mod Edit: The suggestion to allow players to set, stake or bet the amount of points that each player could lose to the winner has been suggested several times. It has also been REJECTED several times. Recently, MichelSableheart explained it well:MichelSableheart wrote:The problem with this suggestion is that it doesn't respect the philosophy behind the current score system. Currently, scores are still somewhat indicative of ability, in the sense that if two players only play a certain type of game against each other, their points will reach a natural balance which reflects their ability. The same is true on a larger scale. The fact that most players vary the type of games they play makes the scoreboard less reliable, and abuse does take place, but the principle is still there. The fact that a players score won't grow higher at a certain point is part of that.
By giving players the option to play for a set amount of points, this natural balancing factor will disappear. You give up whatever indication of strength is there to change the system into a flat out race. Definately not a fan.
This thread contains many of these suggestions. If you want to suggest some variation of betting points, please catch up on the ideas history in this thread and the related threads that are mentioned below. If you see a thread that should be merged here, please inform a moderator. Thank you. --agentcom
Along the same lines, some users have suggested options to wager points in other ways. For example:
An option to make a game worth double the amount of points it would be worth otherwise - http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... &p=2721168
An option for a tournament "pot" - http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... &p=2983671
An option to gamble points on casino games - viewtopic.php?f=471&t=32961
This topic is also related to, but distinct from, the idea of having games worth no points, which has been rejected. In fact, if you were allowed to "stake" zero points, this suggestion would actually allow for these "unrated" games. That discussion is here: viewtopic.php?f=471&t=720
It would be a great idea if we could set the stakes (points) of the game. This way there would be more at risk if you lose or win.