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    21 Jun '07 14:24
    How about Sieges by class, and once your rating goes too high, you're forced off that board and the next two duke it out for the vacated board?
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    21 Jun '07 14:491 edit
    Why bother with having sieges at all? They look like it takes forever before the next person in line faces the defender.
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    28 Jun '07 02:14
    Originally posted by merman
    Why bother with having sieges at all? They look like it takes forever before the next person in line faces the defender.
    It doesn't take that long to play the defender, if your lucky you can play the defender in a month. Around 3 months on average for me. You can join 5 at a time so you can actually play a defender every month.
  4. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    28 Jun '07 02:42
    Originally posted by AADavid1963
    How about Sieges by class, and once your rating goes too high, you're forced off that board and the next two duke it out for the vacated board?
    This would make a nice new banded siege area. I don't bother with sieges, I waited once. Next, I realized most all sieges were dominated by high-rated players, or would soon be by high rated players in line before me.

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    30 Jun '07 21:37
    Perhaps the different colors could mean different rating limits. I don't think this will solve the problem of higher rated players dominating the boards. Because it takes awhile for games to finish, a 1200 rated player that is defending a board could go up a few hundred rating points in a few months and then they would own the board forever, because he would only have to beat 1200 rated playes. Eventually all of the boards would be controled by 1700+ players and it would be easier for them to defend.
  6. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    01 Jul '07 00:301 edit
    Originally posted by KnightStalker47
    Perhaps the different colors could mean different rating limits. I don't think this will solve the problem of higher rated players dominating the boards. Because it takes awhile for games to finish, a 1200 rated player that is defending a board could go up a few hundred rating points in a few months and then they would own the board forever, because ...[text shortened]... ll of the boards would be controled by 1700+ players and it would be easier for them to defend.
    Read back to the first post... a 1700 player must climb to the next table, while the next two low rated players fight for the free banded siege table.

    You can't start a new game on the banded board if your rating goes over (same rules as banded tourneys, I would think).

    Also, this would need to be a new room of banded boards, separate from the original. Can't really take siege boards away from them just because we can't beat them off their tables. Someone will beat them, but it's not going to be me.

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  7. Standard memberwittywonka
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    02 Jul '07 16:44
    A good bit depends on the rating range(s).

    For example, if there were only three groups (0-1200,1200-1800,1800+), there would still be a good bit of domination by the higher-ranked players in each group.

    But if the group ranges were smaller (0-1000,1000-1149,1150-1299,1300-1449,1450-1599,1600-1749,1750-1899,1900-2049,2050+ (for example)), then the underdogs from each group would still have a chance.
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