The MFL Hello, and welcome to todays broadcast of the inaugural thread of the MFL. WHAT IS IT: Well, its a tourney of sorts, where SPF'ers can enter characters that will have weekly matchups in swiss-style play. It is unnecessary to create new chars, or do anything you dont already do. This would be for bragging rights, and some fun competition. This is still in the general design phase, and I am leaning towards letting SPF'ers enter up to 3 chars, but be warned, it is required the char MF 2 hours a week solely for the MFL. HOW DOES IT WORK: Well, lets get everybody to enter some chars, I'll whip up a swiss tourney, and each week we will have a head to head, best-item-in-only-2-hours wins matchup. I am unsure how uber rares/charms/runes should work, I am leaning towards a more friendly happy-go-lucky format where the competitors can agree who won for the week. After a week is up, a results thread is created, and everyone posts their 1 best item from their 0-2 hour max MFing. With such a limited time frame, results should be very fun to watch, and no one should be dominant forever. WHO IS GOING TO DO ALL THE WORK?: I will. I love stats and numbers. I'll keep the W-L board updated and use swiss pairings to match everyone for the new week. WHERE WOULD WE RUN?: Well, anywhere that character can. We don't need to restrict areas. I think it would create interesting dynamics, as someone could fit in 20 baal runs, or 200 pindle runs, or 50 pit runs, who knows. The focus would be on the character vs character lucky streak. WHY THE HELL WOULD I DO THIS?: Because it sounds like loads of fun, and is more RPG'ish in the fact that it isn't just our forum names. It is our beloved characters, going head to head in a fun quick matchup with our fellow members. Unless we get a huge turnout, tourneys shouldn't last much longer than 2 months apiece, as we would set up a top 4 or top 8 bracket single elimination to decide winner. WHAT WOULD THE WINNER GET?: Well, I am up for suggestions. I am really against MFO style winner takes items. I am leaning towards an entry fee of crafting/cubing supplies and the top 1-2 split them up. So, what I am unsure about. Well, it doesn't have to be swiss style. The prizes could change. We could have a set place to run for each ~2 month tourney. We could change the amount of time each match can take, but I want this to be a fairly quick shot so everyone can join, and no free time bandits can dominate. We could stop match play for any real MFO's, but its probably not necessary, just start and stop a watch during your 5000 runs and those 2 hours would be qualified for the weeks match. What happens when you no longer have a chance to make the top X? Forced drop to save me time, or just keep playing for pride? PROS: Hey, its only 2 hours! You can take your favorite char and make a name for him/herself, going up against the best of the best here, and even have a shot at winning! It only takes one drop, or crap luck. Best part, there really isn't any reason to get mad about losing, as we would just be talking jewels/pgems (though loads of them). We could concievably get LOTS of people in here, and really have some fun. CONS: Maybe this wouldn't stand out enough, maybe the prizes or allure won't draw people in. There might not be a good way to determine the outcome, though I bet we could arbitrate a panel of judges to deem whos drop was better if its in rares/runes/charms category. I'm up for suggestions, guys, this is a pet idea of mine, I would like to see it grow into something. I mean, its only 2 hours a week if you want in, and you can play against other people's monster characters and still have fun. EDIT: ah yes, the MFL would stand for the Magic Find League.