Now, to put it simply, there will still be balancing issues, especially with the increased evade passive for shadows, insanely amplified attack for warrior classes, and the immense amount of stat points able to be gained after 60. I would like people to discuss ideas that they think would be fair for a 3v3 tournament.
Instead of the fiasco last time, due to mainly organization on my part, I am planning to have matches throughout the week at a certain time, with times clearly stated well before the start of the matches, so that there's no excuses for not showing up.
As for balancing, here are some ideas put forth by me and some others:
1. Some sort of clean equipment to make up for the lack of defense.
2. Lower level weapons (20) for warriors, while other classes have something in the level 30-40 range.
3. Possibility of including aim equips (probably not).
4. Same as last time: no duplicate classes on the same team.
Further testing would occur after the game is up.
Reasoning for the above points:
Since we'll have to use higher level weapons, the player's defense must be accounted for so that we don't all kill each other too quickly.
Due to the imbalance in attack power of the warrior classes, the level weapon players may use will probably be adjusted as such, unless a significant problem is seen due to the added defense
While aim equips may result in 100% hit rate on all players, I feel as if skills such as stumblebum and wood rush should still serve their purpose. Also, the diversity of the team is important here. In addition, it would be unfair for the health stacking players to have a significant advantage against the agility stacking classes.
For obvious reasons.
Any input from prospective participants would be appreciated. I'm hoping the next tournament will be successful and enjoyable. Expected date and time is the first and second week of January, from 6 PM PST to 9 PM PST. Participants will be limited to level 60+ only (maybe higher if the level cap is raised even higher by then).
Before dismissing the possibility of organizing a large scale event such as this again, I would like to give it one more try, in a much more organized fashion. More details later on, but for now, let's discuss any potential balancing problems, and hopefully, we can get it all sorted out within the next two months or so.
Edited by Yurai, 20 October 2010 - 12:21 PM.