The emphasis on competitive metagames is always in the best interest of the server, and the non-Standard metagames are of course just meant for the amusement and enjoyment of those on the server.
An option could be that with the major decline in 8 man tournaments since the introduction of the Smogon server, we can bump up the value of tournaments a little. From hereon, I will consider OU/Uber/UU/LC as standard and everything else as non-standard.
Here is an example:
Four man standard: 2 points
Eight man standard: 4 points
Sixteen man standard: 8 points
This is essentially doubling the point values that are in place at the moment, but if we can continue the trend of non-standard tourneys such as mono/BL/mono-Arceus/etc, we can have them worth half of the credit.
Four man non-standard: 1 point
Eight man non-standard: 2 points
Sixteen man non-standard: 4 points
This complies with the general consensus that the non-standard mini-tournaments are not worth as much as standard, yet allows the TO's flexibility to meet the wants of the community. There is very little movement on the leaderboard despite all of the tourneys that have been held, mainly because of the lack of people. Back in the day when 8 man tourneys were everywhere, it was very easy for someone relatively new to become a regular and make himself known on the leaderboard, but now this is extremely tough. With the new point values, we would make this more accessible to the people who will hopefully be swarming to our server once the metagame guide has been completed.
EDIT: After discussing with tennisace0227 and Hybrid, the argument came up that this would be much more work for the TO's and Tournament Director, Bass. Of course, this idea is just that - an idea. I propose that the TO's could possibly tell Bass the number of points that the winner of the MT won, as well as the number of basic details: standard/non-standard, how many people in tourney, whether they won the FC or not, and of course who actually win.
This would allow this process to work without too much continuous strain on Bass. Now, the TO's would be required to do some extra work, but the TO's on our server hold a position that demands or at least requires a certain level of respect from the community. Currently, the TO's are not subject to much work besides organizing tournaments willingly, and all they have to do is PM Bass the results, which is not complicated. I'm sure that adding some very simple arithmetic will not make their lives much harder.
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Last edited by cyberzero; Nov 10th, 2008 at 11:54:05 PM.