josko.ri wrote:I am totally against this idea, your points should represent your overall CC performance, not just your CC performance in games that you choose to do.
With this idea, everyone who are specialist for some map/settings/game type can play only that map/settings ranked and everything else unranked. In long term, high ranked players will have a lot of fun (by playing all games they enjoy/like unranked) and at the same time Scoreboard will become more non representative than it is today, because players who have goal to come to top of scoreboard will play only their top speciality maps ranked. They can also do it today, but at least they will not have fun in doing it (who has fun in playing 100+ times the same map/settings?) and they will not be respected by community because of that.
In short, this can lead to "playing for fun, but having artificial non reliable ranking" principle, as players will be able to choose just their the best games to be ranked, so Scoreboard will represent the best skill of players (whether it is map, special settings, or combination of those 2), and not overall skill of players.
This bit, I will disagree with because the idea is not to give people the chance to play however many they want, but a limited number, much like the freemiums get a limited number of speed games per month.
So, say they gave us 10-20 non-point games a month (whether you host it or not it counts as 1 game used) then that's 10-20 speed games a month that these people can play, giving them a chance to have some non-risk fun.
New players could start these games too to encourage players to come fight them. You only learn if you play against people better than yourself or play on a team with them.
People like you and I could invite that newbie friend who likes Risk to come challenge us every now and then in a game. I have one, General Kaji, but he only comes to play if I facebook him. "Come fight me!" But he doesn't like to take my points haha. He actually said that and hasn't played in months. And yes, sometimes people are going to use them up to learn a new map, but really, isn't that just encouraging people to go try out new maps and hopefully become better players.
That's why we think it should be limited (as in the title of the thread) to prevent the type of idiots you mentioned from abusing it. That cap should be no more than 30, no less than 10 imo. Maybe 10 for freemiums, 20 for premiums or something like that.