: --Previous Message--
: Based on the feedback and observations in
: month and a half since we went back to
: Melinda's design, it seems overwhelming that
: there is a need to change a couple of the
: changes back to how they were before March.
: Namely, this is what would change as of May
: - return to winners and enough wilds to fill
: two semifinal tables, and then top 2 advance
: to finals. In the case of 9 tables or more,
: it will be winners and wilds to fill three
: semifinal tables, and winners and one wild
: to the finals.
: - return back to scoring 5 points for 1st
: place, and 2 points each for 2nd, 3rd and
: 4th place.
: Players who have been using the system to
: justify playing for 2nd will no longer have
: that excuse. Removing all incentives for
: working to end the game in 2nd place will
: hopefully improve things, though I have my
: doubts since I have seen that happen under
: this system before, but I admit it has been
: worse than ever since the change.
: Staying in place are these changes we made:
: - wilds will still be determined by
: comparing 2nd place's score to 4th place and
: choosing the lowest differential(s).
: - 1st round will be 150 points.
: - EOM/EOY finals will be 100 points.
: This post is open for comments before the
: changes are put into effect in case there
: are good reasons to not change back or if
: there are other suggestions for encouraging
: lowman play and other improvements.
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