I don't know the matching well enough to know why it would be a big deal to have your (say) TV1000 halfling team matched against a 900-1400 opponent instead of a 1000-1500 opponent. But if there is, then the 100TV discount could be just for inducements instead.
I was merely trying to come up with a bonus that wouldn't require a change to the UI/roster display etc.
I'm assuming that somewhere in the programming for inducement calculation, there is a fairly simple piece subtraction (TV minus TV), where a modifier could be inserted with minimal effort. Hopefully.
I understand that rostering inducements (bribes/Chef) is too much of a programming hassle to do.
I was just wondering - if you're interested in tweaking TV in order to make the tier 3 teams competitive - would it be possible to simple add a -100TV modifier to the TV of the 3 stunty teams?
E.g. a TV1000 team would be treated as a TV900 team.
It would be a lot like rostering the Chef, 2 bribes, or an apothecary.
It seems to me that it is the same 2-3 people who every now and again make a new thread about fixing Brets. AFAIK the current (buffed) Bretonnian team is doing pretty well. If someone has access to actual data, then that would be an interesting read. And if Cyanide are considering any further tweaks of the team, I certainly hope they do so based an data rather than hunches.
I can see the sense in giving them 60K rerolls. I'm much less thrilled about AV9.
That said, I figure Brets are strongest early on and weaker at higher TV - (not that I have the data to confirm or disprove this).
If this is true, then Price cuts probably aren't a good idea, because it helps them when they are at their strongest.
Personally, I'd prefer it of they were given access to the new GW star player Karla von Kill. She is a strong, cheap, star player (ST4, blodge, 220K). Bret coaches could then grow their team normally to around 1700 TV and then rely on the star to close the gap against teams who are better suited for high-TV builds.
Hi Mike and all,
reposting what I wrote on the NAF forum:
The title of the NAF discussion thread (created in June) is "New Races in the Database".
The title of the TFF discussion thread (also created in June) is "Proposal to vote on adding Khorne and Brets to NAF database".
The NAF Minutes from July says "The vote about including these races in the database"
So at that point no indication about this being about mandatory inclusion at all.
The recent description of the vote also ends with: "You will be able to say whether you want Khorne, Brets, both, or neither added to the database."
However, the recent description of the vote begins with "in the next few days we will open up a vote as to whether Khorne and Bretonnians should be added as NAF-sanctioned races.
The effect of this could be that eventually to be a NAF-sanctioned tournament these races would need to be allowed to be included, although as with the BB2016 rules a period of flexibility will be available, and they are likely to be optional for a good amount of time, but will be able to be added to the database."
...which kind of seems not to be the same thing as we had been discussing prior to the vote opening.
Did someone overstep when they wrote the description?
Hmm.. It does seem from the current vote description that we're voting on something else. Or not...
At the start of the description of the vote, it says that we're voting on whether they should be NAF sanctioned (...which all teams are, so that probably means eventually becoming mandatory..?).
But at the end of the descriptio it still says: You will be able to say whether you want Khorne, Brets, both, or neither added to the database.
Rather unclear that.
Darn - couldn't get my old account to transition, so here I am with a new one.
Mike said: what this is about is whether those races should be required to be included in every NAF tournament.
Actually not. One of the NAF guys has said that that might be the outcome if the result is spectacularly one-sided. In the NAF minutes, the vote was described as "The vote about including these races in the database". As Mike said, Khorne, Brets and any house rule roster can be allowed in a NAF sanctioned tournament. However, since they are not in the results database, then they can not earn NAF ranking points, and more importantly their opponents can not earn any NAF ranking points against them either. Including them into the database would not make them mandatory, it would just mean that their NAF-stats could be tracked.