it's just me against the music.
Join Date: Feb 2006
Re: The Suicide Locker Room.
During the offseason, I will re-write the rules and clarify them as well as updating them with the rules we have added as the game has progressed. I'll then post them for everyone to modify, comment, etc before 2008 begins.
I agree with most of your points but not 5, 6, and 7. # 5 because the rankings have to mean something. If you look at the results, seeds winning the tournaments are VERY rare and there are ways to beat them with the games tiebreaker. Without byes and the games tiebreaker being smaller, the rankings would mean nothing. In TT, the rankings decide entry, seeds, and draws. In PAW, rankings decide entry. In FITD, there are rankings but they mean nothing -- and the game is a little less meaningful too. We have to give our rankings some credibility and keep it like the WTA Tour in this respect.
For # 6, the 12 person rule does not come into effect at Tier II and Is, obviously. For Tier IIIs and IVs, I think it takes more skill to win those than it does in Tier I and IIs -- and ironically, the points are less even though they are tougher! The 12 person rule at least gives people 120 or 95 pts when compared to an easy Tier II or I where everyone can get to Day 6 or 7 with ease. The 12 person rule gives our lower tiers some meaning. Without them, even less players will play them.
For #7, I understand what you mean but the YEC should not be mandatory in anyone's ranking. For example, for the top 8, it should only be included if the YEC amount is in their best 11 ( now 11, not 10 ). If it's not, it's an extra tournament -- just like the WTA Tour. Jankovic's 105 this year did not even count in her ranking because of her 17 tournaments and it fell outside the 17. The YEC should only be included if it's high enough.