**Many people have brought up the issue of a ranking system and ladder. This concept would be amazing because, in addition to driving people to better, it would reduce the issue of mismatched opponents.
**Another topic discussed has been preformed teams. I happen to think this is a much needed system, one that would greatly improve the site. I often want to play with my friends on the same team but this is hard to accomplish. A set-teams function would make this much easier. Preformed teams would also lead to another reality- clans. The best players on the site will form groups which they will continuously play with and eventually create clans. These people will have enough practice with each other that they will be able to beat almost anybody.
**One of the built in features on the site with the highest potential is the round robin tournament. However this system needs to be fixed, A LOT.
1- A display showing everyones records
2- The ability to set a limit on people in the tournament without restricting the number of invites
3- A way to view match-ups not in the complicated web-like display that currently exists. A new display which allows anybody to view matches by clicking on a players name in a table which would then open another display which shows all of that person's matches.
4- The ability to play each player more than once
5- The ability to change the map
The last two settings would be great for Leagues.
** I would like to see a way to create a league. The three issues I have brought up would allow for the creation of multi-game leagues of 8-40 players. The ranking system would show individual's and team's rankings in their various leagues. Officially sanctioned leagues would match players based on their rankings and possibly accurately crown "the best player on Warlight". Leagues could be a simple round-robin on a single map with one setting or a complex build with players playing each other multiple times on different maps and with different settings. This would allow a true 'season' of games to be played. It would also be a social experience by adding a chat room to the league lobby. In addition this would provide a true competitive nature to the site by creating an atmosphere of players who constantly play against each other.
WarLight now supports clans!! Check out the announcement here: http://blog.warlight.net/index.php/2013/09/website-update-2-2-clans/
[wm] czajnik commented
Hope this isn't member-only, because some of the best players I know are not members ;)
I really like this idea and I hope it gets some more votes. This system could potentially replace the Ladder system that everyone is trying for. With Leagues, you could have a lot more rivalries and also you could swap leagues (trades). I'm sort of picturing this like a soccer league or conferences in professional sports. You could also have your league stats which will be more official and you wouldn't have people padding them so you could get a true grasp of a player's skill. I think with this set up, anyone should be able to create a league and how prestigious your league is, is determined by the players you have join it.
Lets get this one implemented!