The problem I mentioned before Chrismas is related to the rules in KO2CV current world cup version disk.
In 2013 and 2014 we didn't have the problem just because we had very few newbies there and those who arrived were already aware about rules and how the KO2cv setting works.
The problem instead happened very clearly this year in which we had many newbies.
I perceived the problem before the world cup when Danny, while he was preparing the post for the world cup rules, he was thinking that the APT setting were at discretion of each player (so called freedom of choice).
His reasoning was easy and clear: KO2CV drives you to think in that way. at the line up screen you have to select the APT individually for each player so, a newbie that download the KO2CV adf can think that APT selection is in that way.
In Milan 2012 (where we had a load of newbies), after the vote was determined and having the settings for the world cup, I asked to SteveC to prepare the KO2CV adf in a way that we just have to plug the disk in and play, having the default setting directly in KO2CV. so we didn't need that every time an amiga was rebooted, to enter in KO2CV advanced options and set the right settings; The only selection needed at the lineup screen was PBD or not PBD.
Then if both players agreed to a different setting, inside the game was easy to change their agreed settings with the "9" key.
This year we had 1/4 or the players that were newbies and the amiga disk wasn't set up like Milan2012 (with proper settings) so we had to go on every single amiga and manually change the settings in KO2CV advanced menu.
This is ok for the first time we did, but, you know, how long a single amiga stays on without to be rebooted? very few hours, usually. So in very few hours we had all the amiga running with with the "freedom of choice" line up menu selection. many even didn't know what was that, so we had a mess there. I tried to catch amiga with wrong settings but it was impossible because often amiga were busy so I cannot ask to stop the game and go in advance option to set it.
The result was that many were using the trapfix in face their opponent who wasn't using and both being ignoring it! There was absence of malices (really hope so!) but that was a fact.
There is even a "smoking gun" about it: just look at the Silver cup final: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDpXO85onM
, you will see Jong playing with Trapfix and Lee playing without it. I don't know if both agreed to the use of trapfix, but it isn't matter, the fact was that Jorg played advantaged on Lee. If Lee lost the silver cup final and he was ignoring his opponent was playing with the trapfix on, now he could be regretting what happened (with right reason) and we should (rightly) invalidate the final result. This is a HEAVY lack about the way we managed this question. and I think we need to think about it seriously.
It was clearly my fault, I didn't change the right advanced settings every time that was needed and I'm really sorry about it.
I have to say that the purpose of the KO2CV disk is to help organizers manage tournaments in the best way. I feel this year I wasn't helped very much from the KO2CV disk. Above all, every year thanks to Jacob we gives away KO2CV disk as souvenir to attendees and having this setting running in, it is possible that the misunderstanding is perpetrated again.
I think the best thing to do is to set the advanced KO2CV setting as near as possible to the KOA rules. that could be very helpful for future tournaments. then if there is people that want to use the trapfix in theirs houses, they can simply go in advanced settings and enable the selection so they don't even need to select it every time.
Last point about it, I'd like to give a suggestion for the KO2CV:
Many are used to switch to lock out using the "8" key which is very near to the "9" key that changes the advanced option state. I would suggest to move this function key to "0" to avoid unintended changes. many times people hit "9" instead of "8" and then have to set back the advanced options hitting several times the "9". I think it could be a smart move to change the function key to "0". And btw, remaining on this line, it would be nice to have a PBD override key. the key that follow the "0" on the keyboard and the numpad would be quite good, in this way we could change the PBD anytime we want, without to his several times the Key to change PBD. I'm sure that players that can focus on different ways to approach the box using the different behaviour of the PBD would appreciate it really much. but I'm going off topic now, it is something I must ask in the KO2Cv wish list!