@dode74 said in Start a CCL season every 3 weeks.:
Your assumptions are just that: assumptions. Currently the drop in CCL games does not correlate with any increase in COL games.
They are not 'assumptions' but 'observations' of my own behavior. If I have limited time to play a game and am not matched fast enough (i.e. in the first two match-cycles), I will start spinning COL "or similar" (as stated) or just do something else instead, e.g. not play BB.
It doesn't matter which "environment" they play in but the number of matches in each season: more matches are beneficial in order to make the results more meaningful/less subject to randomness.
Is there some statistics that show what kind of matches are happening (after which amount of waiting time) mostly during the waning weeks of the season?
Further, any such change would result in an increase in administration duties and complexity: currently we are running up to one season and one cup at any one time. This would require an increase to 2 seasons and two cups, and the invariable response to just about every report/issue/problem will be "which season was that?" Added to that, it would double the prize frequency, resulting in either a reduction in magnitude of each or an increase in overall prize money.
It's not going to happen for all the reasons I've already stated but which you are choosing to reject.
I'm not 'choosing' to reject them willy-nilly, I reject them as they are also just assumptions on your part based on reasoning that is flawed, which I have tried to show.
You're free to reject them, but it's me and the other admins who have to implement this. The decision ultimately rests with Focus and my own opinion is stated.
I can understand the additional workload/cost argument, of course.
I'm just trying to find a constructive solution to a definite problem, which, in my opinion, should be solvable SOMEHOW, in the interest of everyone playing CCL.
An alternative to what I have proposed would be that somehow teams that join the season late (let's say the last two weeks) and have not qualified could be allowed to be carried over into the next season if they have not played more than X games until then).
This would mean that at any point in time, it still makes sense to play CCL, even if you're doing it only for competitive reasons. That means more teams spinning, which should mean more matches to be played for everyone who's trying to find a match, also those only playing casually.
I know, it would be a implementation issue, mostly on Focus side (but that's what this page is for, right?) which couldn't be solved with the current implementation (as the original one). I don't see any additional administration workload/cost approach (after the implementation effort, of course) with that approach.