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#Actualstarbasecitadel

Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

Does anyone have feedback with this as a possible general solution to Kingsmaker:

Teams weak enough to realistically have little chance of winning (and thus are at risk for potentially becoming Kingsmakers) should get eliminated by game mechanics before they reach that point. When such an elimination occurs, a progressive rebalancing algorithm kicks in such that the weakest teams are helped more than the strongest teams.

The obvious problems I see with this approach is that first of all, you will sometimes be kicking teams out that while weak, still could have ended up winning. Yeah, it might be a stretch, but the players might still have been enjoying the game even knowing they are losing.

The second problem is just one of fairness. The stronger team(s) might get resentful of the rebalancing. It would not be a full rebalance where everyone is equal again-- the strongest team would still be the strongest, but it may feel as they are being punished for success.

Still perhaps those are not as bad problems to have as Kingsmaking.

#1starbasecitadel

Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

Does anyone have feedback with this as a possible general solution to Kingsmaker:

Teams weak enough to realistically have little chance of winning (and thus are at risk for potentially becoming Kingsmakers) should get eliminated by game mechanics before they reach that point. When such an elimination occurs, a progressive rebalancing algorithm kicks in such that the weakest teams are helped more than the strongest teams.

The obvious problems I see with this approach is that first of all, you will sometimes being kicking teams out that while weak, still could have ended up winning. Yeah, it might be a stretch, but the players might still have been enjoying the game even knowing they are losing.

The second problem is just one of fairness. The stronger team(s) might get resentful of the rebalancing. It would not be a full rebalance where everyone is equal again-- the strongest team would still be the strongest, but it may feel as they are being punished for success.

Still perhaps those are not as bad problems to have as Kingsmaking.

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