QUOTE(Valkyrie @ Aug 5 2010, 08:20 PM)
Better lay up on the good paint jobs then... top 10% paint scores get you an invite.
QUOTE(DarthEddie @ Aug 5 2010, 08:23 PM)
Did not know that. But my gaming results with the help of my dice should keep me out of the top ten %
Lol, the painting rankings are based *solely* off paint scores.
Coming equal 2nd best painted in a 57 person event should assist with that....
QUOTE(mjb @ Aug 5 2010, 11:35 PM)
Perhaps moving forward, it might be worth stopping for a moment to think before releasing your keyboard warrior skills.
I reckon I can take this advice too. Always worth reminding oneself there's difference between online and face to face!
Poomba - I won't tell if you won't. I also have inside running on submitting events as I know the bloke who does the data work!
I really think you're being a bit too pedantic on the issue. I reckon it's mainly there to put a division away from things like a young bloods, club based events, or a backyard tourny that you have to know the owner.
What was the proposed age restriction for Big Bash? My guess if it was something along the lines of 16+ then that would be fine. In the past a *lot* of large tournaments have had similar restrictions, 18+ is another common one if there's licensing issues.
Certainly when Mark was running it, 16+ was not significant enough restriction to deem an event ineligible. It is a generally inclusive system if you're running tourneys that is open to pretty much anyone, and that people travel for and so forth. Lords is definitely the sort of tournament they'd want to include.
Actually, think about it. How much credance would the rankings have if they didn't include Lords of Terra? That'd be a good way to see their rankings becoming a laughing stock in the community.
When you think about it, my "restriction" (either version) doesn't prevent anyone playing either. I reckon it's still an open. I am leaning towards the "HLoT invites *may* play in LoT but will be ineligible for all trophies and prizes which will default down." type caveat.
I might have a chat with the guy who runs the rankings to be sure, but I reckon it's fine.
I won't bother asking. I reckon banning Lords from the rankings for that would be like saying a tournament isn't an open because it banned a player for bad behaviour after setting fire to a tabletop or something equally obviously bad.
Valkyrie, as abpve I believe the restriction is stated to give them some control, but they aren't looking to catch big open events on a technicality, rather having a way to say no to inappropriate events.