Ye if you look it for 10 seconds you might say that but there is a fundamental difference between the old points system and this new points system and who it serves or includes and who it excludes, you talk about it.
It encourages and rewards contribution to more projects.
but I say at who's expense? and who does it exclude? is excluding members the way to move forward or is it going backwards?
this differentiates it from other comps which largely rewards focusing power on a single project for a short time.
So is it all about competition and not about supporting the projects that you prefer, can someone really compete here and still stay true to the projects they support, I think the answer to that is a resounding no. Why would you force people to run every project, isn't that a fundamental shift and it does exclude any members who don't support all the programs. is that a good thing?
Your forcing a new way to compete without addressing the needs of a lot of members. how is that good, you solve nothing but shift the hurt to "on average" the most productive crunchers and give it to members OR TEAMS who don't hardly crunch at all. Is that fair? So who is this competition for when it excludes the most productive?
I like supporting most projects but i can't expect to compete because of this points change, plus I know a bunch of members that feel the same way. If you weren't a TAAT member would you even bother being here?
Ian&Steve C. wrote: ↑Tue Mar 21, 2023 4:20 pm
Yes it's fair. the same rules are applied to everyone. everyone is playing the same game. no one has any inherent or unfair advantage.
It fosters competition in the way that it was designed to. It encourages and rewards contribution to more projects. contributing less to more projects is favored over contributing at a high level on only a few (just look at my ranks lol). this differentiates it from other comps which largely rewards focusing power on a single project for a short time. it's a different kind of competition and I think that is exactly what was intended with BG.
how does it foster "mediocrity"? the only people who would be discouraged would be people who only want to compete in the way FB and Pent and other short term comps compete. but those people are playing the wrong game at BG, imo. Kind of like a basketball player complaining that he can't use his hands in soccer(football).