When JFF becomes the norm
I thought you were 'for' this being used in tournaments when I read this bit:
Bounty Bob wrote:The biggest draw back would be the fact that goal difference counts to the ranking points, so there would be slightly less point gains by the high goal scorers. But victory margin should never have been a factor in the first place, so I say we forget it, re-calculate the rankings and carry on like we never had that factor in the first place.
Along with the other bits about it not really making much of a difference etc. I mistakenly thought you wanted to introduce this new feature whenever it was ready.
You do raise an interesting question about how things are great for JFF but not for tournaments...but, what if you liked a JFF option that much ? I'v offered to host tournaments without JFF options but you'v politely declined because the choice wouldn't be unnaminous. But surely the opposite is true...what about the people who attended Athens that voted for 2 JFF options to be used? Although they knew the vote wasnt unnaminous, they still attended and enjoyed it.
Saying you'v stopped playing KO2 due to Auto Slides suggests they'v definetly be taken out and the KOA commitee has ruled out ever putting them back in...but it's not like that at all because Slide Free tournaments do exist and I'v offered to host them. Gaz came out with a great idea of compromise whereby we have one with and one without - thus everyone is happy then.
Perhaps if this idea had been discussed along with alternative ideas of the first half of a tournament being slide free, the 2nd without, THEN maybe this act of positivity would have had an affect on the UK Champs. After a few months of tournaments whereby everyone is happy, I'm sure people would have then looked at ways and great discussions would have been had with regards to integerate this 'everyones a winner' attitude in UK Champs...maybe have a quota (50%) being slide free and a quota without.
By discussing we wouldnt have got people getting the wrong idea with the mistaken belief that all tournaments now had to have these two settings in. If you, Waynie or Sid hosted a tournament without Auto's then I'd certainly attend.
Whilst it might look like tournies have become slide free. That's only because the hosts have chosen to do so. Rewind a few years and Sid hosted loads with Auto Slides, doesent mean there was a ban on disabling of Auto Slides.
Basically, Kick Off 2 is whatever you want it to be.