The whole Battle Royal situation really needs to be looked into in depth. From what I hear, and see, the entire thing looks like crap. Utter Crap. It needs to be changed, not scrapped, just changed. I have my own ideas, which I will post, but it needs to be changed. And don't forget, your ideas matter as well, so if you find something that you think would work, or just have one of those "Eureka" moments, that's why this post is here.
First of all, Brackets. There is a reason why sports brackets haven't changed in, well, FOREVER. They work. Clan Commanders and Lt. Commanders are sent invitations(to ensure the clan receives an invitation). Only one need apply for the clan to participate.
Secondly, Team size. If this is a Battle Royal of clan vs. clan, when pitted against each other, the max party size for each clan is going to be 6v6. That's what is considered a full lobby for almost all game modes, So that would be your Starting Line Up.
Thirdly, Rotational players/Backup Players/Second String Players. All team sports do this, have second string, backup players, or players that are rotated out, so allowing the registering of secondary players should be limited to no more than 12 players, no less than 6, for a full string of backup players. Think of them as your substitutions. This will eliminate one team of 6 participating the entire event by themselves, and allowing the team to at least sub out people who are getting exhausted and need benched for a few games. Not a mandatory, just an optional suggestion to make sure your clan is doing the best it can, as well as taking specialized teammates who are better in certain areas, and subbing out ones who have no talent for certain game types, or play styles.
Fourth, bigger doesn't mean crap. If you have a clan of four, and you want to participate, then the opposing team should be limited to four players as well, though subs can still be used. This will allow the participation of every clan who wants their hand in the gameplay, but are afraid their roster is too small. Don't stop the participation of individuals because their clan size is small, though four is as small as I would go, otherwise, it will become extremely drawn out.
I feel if this is used, we can create some real brackets, elimination, and have an actual season, with playoffs and championships. Make playoff rewards, and championship rewards, and with them being that exclusive, you are going to open the doors to a whole new competitive spirit in COD.
Suggestions or comments are more than welcome.
~Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamer
Addendum: Division shouldn't mean crap. If I have a clan of 60+, which can be pretty common, I can easily make Diamond division in a matter of two clan wars, It should be open to ALL CLANS.
1- Your forum name kinda gives the impression that you probably toked when you wrote this and spammed it on various areas of the forums
2- though your opinion is not bad, they do have a pro" version of COD which pays money and they have brackets and seeding and the whole "real" competition thing going. In other words what you suggest seems far to complex to work for the casual clans.
From what I understand, this battle royal is simply more clans competing, what this does is force clans to play more. Sounds good to me. The issue is in the scoring of taking nodes, that's usually the debate.
If it is a battle royal, I doubt nodes are going to be involved, nor the capturing of nodes. It sounds like a Clan Vs. Clan battle. Secondly, I have actually been clean for a month now because It's time to grow up. I need to get clean to acquire better than fast food jobs. Sure, getting high is nice, but having money and being able to survive in the hypocrisy of the united states has forced me to do a lot of things I don't feel are necessary. And yes, I did post it on multiple forums so everyone would see it and offer their opinion to IW and the rest of the development team.
This is what I found from the reddit post "And finally, for those hyper-sweaty clans who want to prove that they are the true clan wars masters, we are planning to host a Battle Royale on that Saturday/Sunday, to be held in the Euro timezone so that Euro, EDT and PDT clans can all play against each other, in one particular clan war size bracket yet to be determined (but likely in the 46-54). Participating, placing and winning in this bracket will reap rewards and perhaps propel the victors to glory!"
No details on how it will work, except that it encompass large number of clans, leaves me wondering will it be node based, or will clans actually be in their own (party size) playlist? Well see.
I truly hope it is a clan vs clan battle royal with no nodes involved, otherwise it will be just another clan war with maxed out clan sizes. This, unfortunately, doesn't offer anything more than what the clan wars already offers. A pain in the A$$ battle for nodes with nothing more to offer than prizes for coming in the top 3.
honestly, the clan vs clan mode has not been successful as they probably thought. Whats worse, players have been asking for a clan vs clan game mode for years and when it was given to us no one wanted it! Go figure.
This Battle Royale thing sounds interesting and it sounds competitive, grant them the chance to release it and then we can come back and request for changes or improvements or remain silent with gratitude.
I would prefer to offer suggestions, not just from myself, but from the community as a whole, before the battle royal starts, so they can see what we see, and try to make what the players want. After that, if there are bugd to work out, it can be done after that. But starting out with a mode that people will most likely be disappointed in from the start is a good way of making it fail before it can truly begin. so if you have any suggestions on how you think it should work, that is why I created this thread.
I respectfully, but totally disagree. I don't think taking a group of 6 of any clan with more than 10 members is a true representation of a clan. I could see if they made clans work in groups of 6 in order for the game battles to count, but what clan couldn't come up with 6 above average players? How can only 6 people with alternates accurately reflect an entire clan?
I do think that having winners continue to move on until there is only 1 clan for each bracket left would be a great idea, although a very time consuming one that would truly test dedication and skill.
I'd like to see it be something where maybe 4 game modes are picked and the clan you can get the most number of wins in a certain amount of time move onto brackets, playing in the lobbies of the clans they are competing against, maybe in best of 5 format move on until there is only 1 left. The problem is that would be a logistical nightmare and trying to get multiple clans to compete against other clans would be a very hard task to accomplish.
I'm not really sure what exactly they will do, but I am excited to see a new level of competing, and, at the very least, I hope they include nodes for all game modes if nothing else.
The one thing I do like is the thought of all divisions being able to opt in. My clan is good enough to be Diamond, but too new to have earned the wins required to compete.
But then it comes back to Large Clans Spamming to move forward and win. If you have a clan with 60 members, that's 10 full lobbies they can participate in. They will rack up more wins and be able to move forward easier than a single clan of six who is only able to participate in one lobby at a time. I understand the points you make, but if that is the case, then we may as well not have a "Battle Royal" and just continue Clan Wars as normal.