Longturn League ranking table (Google Doc)
The purpose of Longturn League is to have games with players at similar levels to each other so that games are more competitive, fair, and fun for both experienced and new players. These games will run in parallel to the regular Free For All games.
Levels will be based on skill (in-game success) and experience (number of LT games played).
Initially there will be 2 levels: A (freshmen) and B (juniors). The number of levels will be increased to 3 by adding level C (seniors) or even more as more experienced players sign up for TheLeague.
There will be no ranking within each level.
Players who have not played any League games will be initially distributed to appropriate level based on the number of LT games they played since LT30.
A new game at each level will start soon after the previous game at that level ends. Sometimes a new game may be started at the same level before the current game at that level ends so that new players at that level do not have to wait long for the next game.
After each game, some of the players will be promoted to the upper level and a few will be demoted to the lower level based on a combination of number of games played, winner status and in-game scores.
The league will continue indefinitely and gradually number of players eligible to play in the upper leagues will increase.
New signups will always be welcome and will be assigned an appropriate level based on the number of games they played since LT30 and will join the next round.
Players do not have to play every round. Each player can play as often as they want. The assigned levels just show the eligibility to play at that level.
Games will be played with standard LT ruleset (LTT) (there may be small tweaks to speed up games).
Map type will be either continental (a large continent and several small islands) or islands (each player starts on an island that are all similar in size)
Victory conditions: Alliance victory with limited alliance size. No space race victory. Occasionally, there can be team games.