@JamToast said in Will 'money over 150k added to TV' be optional in LE?:
edit - after some discussion and realising this will be how TV+ works too, in reality it means they will still match against teams within 500TV of them, but with TV+ records as if they were 1300TV. So in essence they will just be playing with the same TV brackets as all current teams, but are just more likely to be playing against the better coaches. Which feels like (assuming your belief of how TV+ ensures fair games) you are just forcing halflings to play against better coaches, within the 'fair' 500 TV bracket. Surely this means Halflings will essentially be handicapped by always playing better coaches?
The idea of tacking 300 TV onto halflings is basically totally nonsensical regardless of the system in place. Under TVPlus matchmaking (which, I'll point out, doesn't guarantee fair matches.. that's full TVPlus... using it just for MM just creates better matches, but it can't balance them beyond that) halfling teams will end up matched with the same people regardless of what you tack on or don't, because their zsum will go down as they lose, making their TVPlus rating compensate for any random additions you throw onto it, over time at least. Under straight TV matching it'd just make them lose more than they already lose, and it'd never be cancelled out.
The idea that halflings do better when playing higher teams is total crap... it's one of those urban legends that the non-data people cling to like money. The actual data from BB1 and FUMBBL contradicts it very directly - like almost every roster they do worse when they're playing against higher TV teams than themselves. Koadah recently posted the complete data from FUMBBL B, and if we look at halfling teams under CRP and their win rate plotted against tv advantage (their TV minus the other guy's TV) we see:
...the completely typical trend of doing better the less of a TV disadvantage halfling teams have, or the greater the advantage they have. So, whatever they're basing this new idea on it sure and shit isn't data.