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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 25 Apr 2013, 09:27

I just replaced all "MSN/WLM" occurrences in the FAQ by "MSN/Skype" as WLM is now in its dying process and is being replaced by Skype ; other MSN compatible messengers should still work though.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 01 May 2013, 05:07

Rankings Rules updated : Best Small Tournament count has been lowered from 12 to 6.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 10 May 2013, 13:01

Future winner points raised to 50 from 35 ; lower round points raised accordingly as well.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 18 May 2013, 05:06

Future winner points raised to 60 from 50 ; lower round points raised accordingly as well.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby Algo » 04 Jun 2014, 00:24

Small clarification about Accounts rule.
Following "more than allowed", it's been added: "or for any other reason. People may change their account nicknames at any time though: topic13-4870.php"
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 01 Jan 2015, 07:45

Now, Tour Mods can override the RL chance % within the system : in that case, in the Latest Results page, such RL will have their "Reporter" field labelled "(By RL.XX)" with XX being the override percentage (a normal RL is labelled "(By RL)" )
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby MarkChan » 01 Jan 2015, 08:50

manutoo wrote:Now, Tour Mods can override the RL chance % within the system : in that case, in the Latest Results page, such RL will have their "Reporter" field labelled "(By RL.XX)" with XX being the override percentage (a normal RL is labelled "(By RL)" )

This is a positive change. The transparency is improved. I still remember how I lose the shanghai doubles match by RL when the banned mod Kuga/Sheraz, who is also a close friend of my opponent VampireZattitude, used the overriden RL to make her friend win without letting me know the real %. But it will be even better if mods can tell us their standard of when to use the original RL% and when to use the overridden %.

I recommend that:
1.If mods find that some high-ranked players abuse it against some very good but lower-ranked players they should override it to 50:50.
2. Also If a player has won by RL already in the same tournament, the mods should override it the next match decided by RL, whether he abuses it or not because It shows his lack of effort to organize matches despite not intentionally abusing it. (say if a high ranked player has 80:20 for his first RL match, the next time the RL should be overriden to 50:50 even if he is not abusing it. If it is the third time he uses RL, it should be further reduced to 25:75)

It is not a secret that many top-ranked players abuse RL when they face tough opponent who is ranked lower than themselves. (Or less good players abuse RL to beat good players that they have little chance to beat) Half of the matches they played are decided by RL and WO. The vicious cycle is that they use RL to get to high-ranking, then they abuse it again to maintain the ranking since they have even higher RL % now due to their high ranking. The attitude is that they would rather like to use RL than to play the match. This is very ridiculous since we are on the tour to play actually but not to click the RL button and win some undeserving matches.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby Algo » 01 Jan 2015, 15:46

1.- Playing level has never and will ever be a reason to change RL percentages.
2.- This was already a rule but we didn't have a way to enforce it, now we do.

The "abuse" you say is the key.
Intentional or not, there has to be some sort of "punishment" for not really being available to play but not quite to the point that that person's opponent should get a w.o, hence the possibility to override RL% that we now have, but had been using since like always for this situations.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 07 Jan 2015, 05:48

Change in Queue Rule :
you can now also queue for a Doubles Tournament if it's not in the Main Tour (ie: it's a Challenger or Future) if you're already queued in a Singles Tournament in the Main Tour (ie: Grand Slam / Masters / TET).
Before only the opposite was possible.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 23 Jul 2015, 04:01

Fix:
Small Tournament Cap's Rank Limit for Doubles was 30 instead of 15. It is now fixed.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 09 Feb 2016, 11:25

Change in Queuing Rule :
- minimal rank to queue for singles Challengers & Futures lowered from 80 to 30
- minimal rank to queue for doubles Challengers & Futures lowered from 50 to 10
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 20 Aug 2016, 07:53

Change in Small Tournament Count :
- Exhibition & Other Categories aren't counted as small tournament anymore, which now excludes the Olympics from the counting
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 11 Oct 2016, 12:12

Change in Deadlines :
- Now the deadline is shown under your current round in the official draw of your tournament

Fix in Small Tournament Count :
- Players can't queue anymore if they already reached their small tournament caps from their active tournament plus other queued tournaments (before, it was only from finished tournament count)
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby manutoo » 18 Nov 2016, 08:03

Challenger Ranking rules :
Challenger Rankings is done by adding the 8 best results over the past 52 weeks of each player.
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Re: New Tour FAQ/HowTO ; Updated Rules

Postby Algo » 12 Nov 2017, 20:05

New players queueing requirements

From now on new players will no longer need to provide their schedule and location in their profiles in order to (1) be able to queue for a tournament that has registrations open.
We will only ask for a forum account, providing a valid Skype ID in said account's profile (2) and posting here

Note 1: Players will still need to provide them at a later time tho. Worst case scenario, right after they find out we can't do much for them if neither their opponent or us know when they will be available or their timezone :fear:

Note 2: after you have added your Skype ID please add us (specially the mod in charge of the weekly tournament) so we can tell you more about the tour.
Our Skype IDs are in here in the second to last post.
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