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  1. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Mar '04 02:16
    Has there ever been a discussion about setting up a Masters scheme on this site??

    By this i mean people of certain rating bands, say

    1000-1300
    1300-1600
    1600-1800
    1800-2100

    Players who play in tournaments in these bands can get Norms, similar to the way masters are give their titles. Once a player has achieved 3 or 5
    orms, in rated tournaments, they are given a band master title.

    This way players can progress personally, even if they aren't good enouph to boost their rating to 2100!
  2. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Mar '04 02:19
    perhaps if the bands are given colours, eg

    1000-1300 [yellow]
    1300-1600 [blue]
    1600-1800 [green]
    1800-2100 [purple]

    Once a player has achieved the designated norms to hold a title in their band, their handle appears in the designated colour ~>
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    05 Mar '04 02:42
    good idea, but I'd like to see smaller bands?

    under 1000 [black]
    1001-1200 [dark grey]
    1201-1400 [green]
    1401-1600 [dark orange]
    1601-1800 [blue]
    1801-2000 [red]
    2001-up [purple]

    How ever it might get done, it would be nice. In the forums it would look very neat to know a person's general rating just the color of their name.
    .

    P-
  4. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    05 Mar '04 03:00
    I mean't this as a way for players to set themselves appart from others of similar strength. The only problem is that once a player is good enouph to achieve a norm in one band, the chances are they are going to achieve a higher rating than their original band.

    i.e. jo bloggs achieves 2 band norms in 1300-1600 and then boosts their rating to 1601.
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    05 Mar '04 04:46
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    I mean't this as a way for players to set themselves appart from others of similar strength. The only problem is that once a player is good enouph to achieve a norm in one band, the chances are they are going to achieve a higher rating than their original band.

    i.e. jo bloggs achieves 2 band norms in 1300-1600 and then boosts their rating to 1601.
    I guess I might go green some day using your colors, but will probably be blue for a long time.

    I had hopes of bouncing around green and dark orange with some chance of being blue some day!

    Check this out sometime and poke some numbers in it.

    http://www7.brinkster.com/obyrne/rhp_rc.htm

    It will give you win percents and show you how much better a 1580 rated player is than a 1320. I don't think they should have the same color.

    P-
  6. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    05 Mar '04 05:11
    Great idea!
  7. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    07 Mar '04 02:44
    At the moment, a player has a cup next to their name if they win a tourniment. How about if those cups are coloured into the aformentioned bands. Once you have three, you are a ban master
  8. Standard member Otis
    Lucky Patzer
    07 Mar '04 03:56
    gotta make 2100 and up red not purple
  9. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    07 Mar '04 04:12
    Yeh whatever, the colours could be changed, they were just an example. I just think it would be kind of neat, cos some people play online for years and dream of getting a title but their standard stays about the same. It would be a good way for lower rated players to shine in their own way