marauder wrote:So, essentially we meet up once a month and battle? Is there anything more complex that makes it more like a sports team or are we just using the name?
I mean it would be more like the rivalry thing we used to do, but better. We'd pick teams and battle to see who's worthy of being league champions. There probably wouldn't be playoffs or anything because we could only support two teams, so the champs would just be the team that won the most battles. And if one team starts really dominating, we could add special adjustments to battles to make it harder for them to win. Like maybe everyone has to use small guns, and if they still win, then the next battle they use small guns but start out empty. Kinda like a video game where the farther you advance, the harder it gets. We could elect league heads who are in charge of setting up the battles. They decide location, game type, and any special considerations.
As mentioned, we could switch up teams every season, or have player trades if one team is consistently having trouble.
I've also thought of a way to involve people who cannot attend. Imagine if every active member was assigned to a team, and once the battlefield was disclosed, everyone hops on to plan things out. Even if so-and-so couldn't make it personally, they could still assist in planning. It would sort of be like those fictional scenarios that people sometimes post, except the battle would actually take place!
DX wrote:Everyone else has become too far away to visit regularly now, RIP.
What happened to driving 12 hours just to scout
scottthewaterwarrior wrote:Bringing the League back is an interesting idea. I think we might be going about it wrong though. Instead of meeting up for a single battle, we should do multiple battles starting with a 3 hour League battle with fixed teams, but then going into our more regular style and mixing the teams up.
Not sure if I speak for everyone here, but I'm kinda bored of our "regular-style" way of doing things. It was fun several years ago when I was a teenager, but familiarity breeds contempt, as they say. I'm always looking for ways to switch it up.
I see where your concern is coming from, but the thing is, these battles would be in addition to the standard big events. We would have them even with like six people. Continue the fight no matter what. And when the fight is over, we could hang out and do other fun stuff that doesn't even have to be water war related.
Then the big events (which seem to be becoming rather scarce these days, but...) could even have a day dedicated to an official league battle. Then the other day could consist of less competitive fighting where we could switch up teams and fight for fun.
scottthewaterwarrior wrote:IDK what it is, I am still really interested in doing battles and such, but I am just not able to focus enough for the amount of planning involved to set one up.
The neat thing about the league idea is, organizing single-battle (or even single battle with multiple stages) events doesn't require nearly as much planning. Pick a location and a date that works well, set the rules, show up, and fight. All the pre-event planning would be done by the league heads anyway.
Let me know if this sounds good and we can proceed to set something up. Not sure when we could start fighting, but it could technically be any time.