jpcloet wrote:After the league is done, the CLA will look at #1. I think part of what is happening is that games are being made on Saturday for many clans, and then being delivered on Sundays or later. That means leaders then spend 2 or 3 weekdays waiting for players to sign up and then assign out. Very few have timed out, but some have. I'm definitely going to ask for feedback on the clan league contacts on that one. Some other changes in the league setup might help that as well. Eg if we went from 10 home to 5and5 as suggested for cross-overs. Although cross-overs might be gone, but 5and5 would still work.
Trips and Quads are definitely on the table and is probably the most likely situation even though no vote has been taken on season 2 ideas as we are still gathering all ideas. A separate league for trip and quads was also suggested.
Hi jp, thanks for organising this league, it's good fun, and is a very good way of getting clans to play each other.
One concern I have is that the game load (timewise) is pretty heavy. As you know, clans aren't involved in just the league. There are also clan challenges, along with CC Olympics, and other tournaments. Our clan has threads going left right and centre, and while we're keeping on top of it all, it is creating a very big workload for several clan members. I can only assume with the smaller and less-organised clans that this is becoming a nightmare.
Perhaps next season, introduce more byes to allow clans time to catch up. I know our clan just got Week 12 games out 2 days late - I checked this thread on the day they were due out, and rushed to get the games made and filled. Now week 13 is looming, and we've only just managed to organise week 12, with 2 of us taking on more than our fair share of games because we simply had to get them filled.
As far as cross-overs go, I think they're good, but I'm concerned about how many games you get against your group teams. Our group for instance has a raft of top-ranking teams. That makes it theoretically more difficult for teams in our group to get the big points required to rise in the table. I find it a little unorthodox to have teams playing within groups, yet ranked altogether. I realise a round-robin of 15+ clans would start to get ridiculous, but maybe it would be an idea to generate some discussion in this or another thread about different league formats, to create a more fair system for all the clans.