Thanks for sharing your thought on our league structure.
Having differents leagues for DDK, SDK and dans is indeed an idea that would create a more competitive league.
I see 3 issue about it thought:
- What about users who are not ranked ?
- That means less teaching games.
- What if a kyu player get in top of his class due to strong activity. That kinda break this rank sorting.
Activity is important:
The league can work only if players play games.That's why I think it's important to encourage players to play a lot. If players play a lot, it will be easyer to find games and the league will be working.
By experience, we will have lots of player registrated, but let say 50% actually playing games.
Right now our league reward activity as well as winning (see point per win/loss discussion).
Also, I plan to drop out all players that didn't play a minimum number of games during a month (1 for now). Such players will of course be able to rejoin the league anytime, but starting from bottom.
Rewarding activity not only encourage players to play a lot but it also means that a kyu player very active in the league could go up the ladder to the very top class. Doing so he would enjoy some prizes and basicly all his leagues games will be teaching games with review by stronger players.
That way, the top class would be the class with both the strongers and the more active players and our DDK won't be discourages by staying at the bottom all time.
I can't hide that's my experience in ASR speaking: Some kyu players play a lot and improve faster. Naturally, the top class was mostly compose of strong dans players fighting for the the 1st place but eventually, a kyu can get there if he plays enought and enjoy a crazy month there.
Anyway, for March we have few players still. We will only keep the players who have played at least one game. That leave us around 10 players for the A class and we ll put all news in B class.
Maybe we can do A for february active, B for players stronger than, let say, 3 kyu and C for new players weaker than 3ky.
I fear this division could make it harder for newcomers to find games eventually.
Does the way I see things make sense to you ?
Maybe I am biased due to my ASR time and you would rather enjoy a different structure ?