Clans, groups, crack outfits, y'know teams of 5 people say competing against other clans/teams.
Taken from another thread:-
: TEAMS!!! I just think it would be great, a chance for competition, of team rivalry, of banter, of enjoyment, and so on. This could work in one of two ways:-
A) The boring but easier way: All the players' results in that team from their usual normal games count towards how the team gets on. At the end of the month have some sort of team league table.
B) The potentially more fun way: Direct team challenges. For example, there could be a team Vaknso called Vaknso's Knights, and a team Rhymester called Rhymester's Rebels. They would play directly against each other, say the highest rated playes matching off, then the next highest, and so on. This team rivalry thing could be very beneficial for the community, as it would create a healthy rivalry similar to that of the MAP war (one of the most successful and good things to ever happen to RHP) but not just between Rhymester and vaknso, there would be new team rivalries etc. I suspect this idea would lead to a lot of good natured, humourous, fun banter between teams.
: I started down this route a few months after development of RHP (with "groups"
but then watered it all down to buddy lists before taking it this far.
Teams/clans is a great idea, and I agree with everything you say there. I have considered doing a separate version of the tournament code for team tournaments. So this will all tie in with that. This will be next on my "BIG" projects list (rather than tweaks.)"]
So, anyone with ideas, suggestions, pointers, help, anything - even just to say that the idea is liked, then post it here.
Possible ideas include having the clans made up of you and your friends on RHP (my preferred idea), or geographically based teams (eg by country), or grouping by age (oldies vs youngsters), or ideology (squirrel loving etc
). Maybe five in a team, either have a structured knock-out tournament or a league or just to start with individual challenges against other teams/clans.