Originally posted by bazik
i dont get it... what's the point of restricting????
If someone cant handle all the games they enter.. is THEIR fault.. and this will only be bad for THEM... let them be.. i dont know how this can bother others...
personally i dont like the idea of getting restrictions.. being a paying subscriber.. just cause some guys have lots of games.. so whaT?
You haven't played Dustn, so u wouldn't know why there could be a problem.
He used to have upwards of 800 games going, then he would be T/O'd from his rating of 1900 down to 900. The problems for others are these...
1) Some low rating players might be pushed above their level if their games with the old Dustn were auto T/O'd. That would mean they may not be able to enter banded tournies in the correct band anymore. They would also be put up against tougher opponents in clan games. The problem wouldn't be so bad if it was one or 2 games, but when dustn enters every tournament in sight, then you may well have 10-20 games (6 is my max) against him.
2) People who decide not to time him out, or don't have the opportunity are suddenly playing a 1900 player at a 900 rating. This can be disastrous for their ratings, especially if they have 10-20 games going with him at once. For the fast movers a dip in rating isn't too bad, but for the slower players it could take them months to get back up to their level.
I don't have a massive problem with mass T/O's cos, in the end of the day ratings are just an abstract number and u still get a good game whatever the rating. But it can get annoying especially when it happens 3 months in a row.
At least the new and improved Dustn has said that he's going to just take on a managable game load, so I don't really see major problems anymore.