Originally posted by flexmore
aas you have it then everyone would be playing games with a person above them, and also two people below them ... there are a variety of resluts possible ... then what? who should move up or down and when?
Anyone with an algorithms (computer programming) background should be able to figure it out. But here's an example:
No.1 Level 1
No.2,3 Level 2
No. 4, 5, 6, 7 Level 3
No. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, 15 Level 4
Whoever is at the top, in level 1 always has black status (defending), and everyone in level 4, the bottom level, always have white status (attacking). Anyone in level 2 or level 3 could be either, but not both.
Someone fresh in a new level starts in the white queue, challenging players who are in the black queue in the level below them. If they lose a game, they get bumped down a level and into the black queue. If they win a game, they go back into the white queue. If they win that game (2 games in total), they go to the black queue challenging players in the white queue in the level above them. If they win their game in the black queue, (3 games in total). they are bumped into the white queue in the next higher level.
I haven't truly thought this thorough, and there may be possible situations where deadlock may occur, but as long as the ratio of defenders to attackers (2:1) stays constant, I think it will work.