Alleviating the pain of missing GAC signup: 2 tourneys in ~Parallel?

Participation in GAC is essentially required due to the sheer amount of rewards (including crystals) that can be earned from the event. I and perhaps others, have had the unfortunate luck of having real life interfere with play for quite a few GAC signup periods. That is a week's worth of punishment for being busy for 24hrs. It completely cripples my crystal income and is a huge dent to my progress.

I was wondering if the community would be ok with essentially running two tournaments in parallel, with one lagging behind the other by a day. Players can only participate in one GAC obviously but there would at least be a second full 24hrs of join time to accommodate those individuals that have suffered some awful fate that prevented them from signing up for the first GAC, which will call Alpha GAC.

To ensure sufficient participants CG could place a portion of those who signed up for Alpha in the Beta tournament to join the slow/unfortunate sods that missed it.

All rewards and matchmaking would be the same and those in Beta tournament would not be restricted from enroll in the next Alpha tournament,
Does this make sense and does the community see value in it?

Thanks for reading.

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  • CCyrilS
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    Your premise that it "completely cripples" is incorrect, and a second GAC isn't justified. I've missed signups before. It sucks. I moved on.
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    Thanks for feedback. Perhaps I did make excessive use of hyperbole.
    Moving on is a fine outcome and that is what I'm currently doing. I just don't see what the downsides of such an implementation would be. If you are against the idea, please say why. I would think CG and the players would want access to all the game modes regardless of a day off.

    Would I be correctly understanding your position as this: CG should not concern themselves with someone who missed initial signup for a game mode because the detriment to the players progress is not enough to justify giving them another opportunity to play?
  • CCyrilS
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    Thanks for feedback. Perhaps I did make excessive use of hyperbole.
    Moving on is a fine outcome and that is what I'm currently doing. I just don't see what the downsides of such an implementation would be. If you are against the idea, please say why. I would think CG and the players would want access to all the game modes regardless of a day off.

    Would I be correctly understanding your position as this: CG should not concern themselves with someone who missed initial signup for a game mode because the detriment to the players progress is not enough to justify giving them another opportunity to play?

    Basically, but I would say it's not enough to justify the cost of implementing such a feature.

    Might it be nice in theory? Yeah, I suppose. But there are things we NEED first.
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    Understood. And yes, I would agree that there are things that should be a much higher priority than my proposal here. I don't know how much work it would take to implement this feature though; I am not privy to the source code; but I would be surprised if it was not one of the lower hanging fruits among the communities wish-list.
    I certainly would Not be mad if CG devoted their resources elsewhere, but I'm not going to ruin Christmas for myself by censuring my wish-list based upon the presumed difficulty it would take to implement something. I'll leave it up the Elves to decide if it is reasonable.
  • CCyrilS
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    Fair enough. Good luck.
  • Waqui
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    Participation in GAC is essentially required due to the sheer amount of rewards (including crystals) that can be earned from the event. I and perhaps others, have had the unfortunate luck of having real life interfere with play for quite a few GAC signup periods. That is a week's worth of punishment for being busy for 24hrs. It completely cripples my crystal income and is a huge dent to my progress.
    [...]

    There's no punishment - but there's rewards for those who actually sign up and participate. You have to earn those crystals - f.ex. by participating in GAC.

  • Waqui
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    Thanks for feedback. Perhaps I did make excessive use of hyperbole.
    Moving on is a fine outcome and that is what I'm currently doing. I just don't see what the downsides of such an implementation would be. [...]

    It would interfere with matchmaking.

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    Waqui wrote: »

    It would interfere with matchmaking.

    How so? It is just two random pools of players instead of one big one. The size would be capped and the excess would overflow into beta such that both tournaments are similar in size.
    Waqui wrote: »
    There's no punishment - but there's rewards for those who actually sign up and participate. You have to earn those crystals - f.ex. by participating in GAC.

    By punishment I meant the cost of the missed opportunity.
  • crzydroid
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    Don't know what this would accomplish. How many people miss that wouldn't miss the next day? And in what leagues? Would we potentially be working with too small of a pool to justify a full GAC?

    I also see people gaming this--intentionally missing sign up to be paired with the "forgetters" who they think may not be as good overall since they are not on top of things (not saying whether that's a well-founded accusation).
  • Waqui
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    Waqui wrote: »

    It would interfere with matchmaking.

    How so? It is just two random pools of players instead of one big one. The size would be capped and the excess would overflow into beta such that both tournaments are similar in size.

    A. Not random.
    B. Some players could risk being matched with players outside their own SR range (depending on the compositions of the 2 pools).
    C. And what about players that have a busy 48 hours during the 2 sign-up slots - would you create a 3rd pool for them?
    Waqui wrote: »
    There's no punishment - but there's rewards for those who actually sign up and participate. You have to earn those crystals - f.ex. by participating in GAC.

    By punishment I meant the cost of the missed opportunity.

    OK, so no punishment - but rewards for participation.
  • Gifafi
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    I have lost plenty where I didn’t find the time to do all the battles, but I thinking finding the time to push one button isn’t asking too much.
    Maybe End Game isn't for you
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    Ok, well I am convinced this was a poorly conceived idea on my part. Thanks to everyone for helping me see that :smile:
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    I'd support the idea of an auto sign up, that gets canceled if you ever fail to earn 10 banners. You can choose auto again of course, but the cancel is to stop GAC getting filled with inactives. This would work well with the new "re-lock roster" button that is coming, so your auto sign up does not lock you with messed up mods.
  • crzydroid
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    I'd support the idea of an auto sign up, that gets canceled if you ever fail to earn 10 banners. You can choose auto again of course, but the cancel is to stop GAC getting filled with inactives. This would work well with the new "re-lock roster" button that is coming, so your auto sign up does not lock you with messed up mods.

    Or maybe after you've earned so many banners, you can get rewarded an auto sign up token. Automatically used if you fail to do it manually, and one use per token.
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