Quote (ium @ Feb 5 2020 05:29am)
Exposure is important for a tournament like this to success, I would say Yes - With a bit of Modification...
For a tournament to be granted this kind of exposure should need a good structure, clear prize plan, a good game schedule, a clear way to judge games, a clear way to keep cheaters out of the game, etc, etc. It would need strong group of people with an actual devotion to run it.
I've always been a fan of tournaments, they bring a great joy to the game. They would most definitely contribute to the growth of the community. :) I used to run counterstrike tours 10-15 years ago at IRC, it was amazing, the professional swedish players of today used to play in my tournaments (ESO) for honor and love of the game. The tournaments generated a lot of activity in the very early professional gaming field.
Today people in gaming don't get the same chances as they used to get. We need more small-timers in this field!
Thank you for your suggestion, this is something that lies very close to my gamerheart... I feel sorry for those who missed out on the good old days of gaming :)
Thank you very much for your positive response!
Regarding your stipulations on quality tournaments, please see my current tournament as an example:https://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=82605243&f=147&o=0
-free to join
-sponsored by users
-admins and in-game assistance available
This is an example of the tournament organization that existing d2 players are putting forward.
This tournament would benefit greatly if I were able to advertise it as a service in the ESCL trade section. I bet we would more thank double the participation if that were possible. As it stands
, only a small demographic of users actually browse the “legit dueling” forum. The forum is practically unmoderated and is loaded with a disasterous amount of spam, which prevents most active, polite users from wanting even to set foot in there, and thus it has become a wasteland.
For all those whose feedback here is “there is already a dedicated forum for tournaments,” please go visit the Legit Dueling sub forum. Moderators who are advertising that we do so should perhaps spend their time fixing the pot holes there...
My original point stands. There are many “non-trade services” that get posted in the trade forums. It would be a wonderful “non-spam” alternative if users were allowed to post their tournaments as services, and in the thread link users to a guild topic or a topic in Legit Dueling where users could then sign up.
Thanks for your time and cheers