There are multiple "schools of thought" regarding how future matches should look like. For example, some users terribly love hex maps, some love to author and play scenarios, some others to explore black, virgin maps.
Our userbase size is growing up to a point where it would be safe to spawn multiple concurrent matches without running the risk of not having enough players per match.
I propose to try out a new approach for the upcoming GT10: spawn multiple variants of the match, concurrently.
Ferdi (XYZ) is working on a new unpublished scenario based on colonial Africa, which looks really good up to this point (work is in progress!); on the other hand, monamipierrot has always proposed hex tiles since GT01, and lately hexes seem to have gained a more widespread appreciation.
So, would you like to see multiple variations of GT10 scheduled for the same date? For example, we could have the variations:
Another feature I want to experiment with the GT10 series is individualism.
I will no longer be the reference administrator for this GT10 series. Each match will be spawned only if one person proposes himself as administrator of the match. For example, if Ferdi wishes to run his African scenario, you - Ferdi - just have to announce the game you intend to run and propose yourself as administrator.
Anybody can propose a match for this GT10 series. A request should be filled in this thread, and should detail these points:
- The proposed name for the match. Example: GT10-Africa. No underscores or spaces; preferably a short name.
- Peculiar features of the match, which remarkably distinguish it. In this example, Ferdi would propose to run the African scenario. Perhaps others could propose to use some underground "gothic" ruleset, or maybe the Hex map topology.
- ... and of course, propose to be the administrator of the match!
As you advance your proposition, I will spawn a "blank", unconfigured server on meta, and I'll create a dedicated subforum on the Greatturn section. Then, you are the man by this point! You have the webadmin control panel, which gives full control over your server. Set up your match, choose everything the way you want it to be. Some polls are just incompatible with the way you want your match? Ignore them! Or you are a very democratic person? It's up to you. If users don't feel like your match is the right one for them, well, there will be other matches to choose from, in this GT10 series.
What do you think?