bart wrote:For purposes of this event there will be no freestyle, or manual settings. Unlimited forts will be allowed on certain (primarily single start) maps only (Feudal War, Feudal Epic, AOR1, AOR2, AOR3, Galapagos, Jamaica, New World, Lunar War, Poker Club, Monsters, Arms Race, City Mogul, Peloponnesian War, Das Schloss, Route 66, Treasures of Galapagos, WWII Poland, Clandemonium, King's Court) (please let me know if I've missed any) Beta maps will not be allowed
about maps listed above, I dont see how arms race is primarily single start map? arms race is normal map, troops are placed random, not on several fixed regions. if arms race fit with the definition, then poison rome also have to. these maps are the same style, several territories with a bunch of weak neutrals which are worth bonus. but IMO arms race definitely doesnt fit with the rule of primarily single start.
bart wrote:The purpose here is to show the depth of a clan rather than merely that there are 1 or 2 stud 1v1 players in it. With this in mind, each clan must provide at least 12 different participants with each participant taking a maximum of 5 series out of the 41.
I think this rule causes not a lot of clans participate. 12 is nice, but without this I think you wuld have 16 for sure. it is not hard for Genration1 to have 12 players for every round as you have 37 players, but lot of clans have less than 20 players (not every of them active), so having 12 of them for this can be a factor why some didnt sign up. in team clan tournaments (CCup), one player can play 33% of all games, while here one player can play only 12% (5/41) clan games. isnt it enough to show that a clan has good depth if one player can get only 12% of points? so, other one rule about at least 12 different players didnt need to be declared IMO, as some clans maybe are not sure that can have in any time 12 players ready for 1v1 challenge, so rather do not sign up than come in some round and then cannot afford enough players in games.
the least number of players from the clans who signed up is 22 (legion). so that fact convinces me more that 12 different players are too strong restriction. I think that restriction is the main reason for KORT to not sign up. some players showed interest for this, but I am not sure we would have 12 different players ready for this everytime. just think about that for next edition.