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fuunky
fuunky
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08:23 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
time will tell

the site should have voted on this and not the limited few who don't play micros

there are more players play micros than there is tournaments because of time constraints

the big month tournaments have suffered a massive drop in participation, it proves the tournaments wont get bigger with longevity they will in the short term then crash and burn

the argument is a simple one if you didn't play micros you've lost nothing anyway

whats been done here is a game type has been removed by people who don't play them

i don't play straight to often as many players don't
lets remove that

the majority hasn't spoken here, the minority who dont play them have

yes well done baff
lets watch what happens here now


i hope it works and numbers increase, laughable really that micros had such a big input into the decreasing numbers on this site


How do more people enter micros, I thought It's a maximum of 8 people that can enter and half the time they still don't get maximum entries. I can totally understand you're frustration as it was an easy way to win you're medals, but at least you have something to challenge for now.
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08:32 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
The only downside to removing the micros is that at the quieter times...there's still no games lol. People seem to just sit in the chat room and when there's only 7 people, it's still difficult getting a game.

As for the ranking system, I agree that it needs to be reset. Keep the old ranks on a seperate page for a historic value, but as mentioned before, no one will ever get close to the old highest rankings.
the__priest
the__priest
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08:32 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
random speed last night
9 players entered nothing bigger than a micro
5 players playing ranked games

joke,
i guess fuunky its people like you and your dozy comments that lead to people leaving this site

once again you prove it with your insults again

will it get you on playing tournaments or other players who got them removed, not likely

2 hours before any tournament this morning so also being penalised for coming on in the morning as well
as i work evenings

class work !!!!!!
fuunky
fuunky
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08:34 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Not sure what you're going on about priest, my post was that dozy you haven't been able answer it. I'd say that's more of an insult than me speaking the truth!!
the__priest
the__priest
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08:50 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Not sure what you're going on about priest, my post was that dozy you haven't been able answer it. I'd say that's more of an insult than me speaking the truth!!


don't need to answer it

participation levels in the last 5 tournaments speak volumes

your comment was im sure it would make them worthwhile winning

last 5 tournaments

one went to a final very worthwhile and noteworthy victory im sure
no more than 9 players joined any

what would have been worthy here was a non-panic approach
a mix

if under 8 entries make it a micro
and maybe every half an hour micros
busiest times 7pm till 10pm
lets keep an eye on participation levels then in tournaments in the next 2 weeks and more

but no lets just panic listen to the minority who don't even play these game types and clean the lot out


mornings have lots of players playing, there are 8 people online
and a fabulous straight tournament to look forward to

maybe we will get 3 players in it

applause to everyone on killing this site a little quicker than it

before criticising lets watch over the coming weeks, this so called big difference

like the month tournaments, 1oo + players now down to less than 50

didnt take long either did it
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09:40 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Your just angry you cant get your medals aren't you pal? do you want a tissue?
_egotistical
_egotistical
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09:56 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
It's clans that have seen the site get quieter and quieter.

The micros and 'every 25 hour' tournaments didn't help either.
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10:22 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Scrapping the entire lot of micros is not such a good idea, I agree there were too many but to remove them all will be to the detriment of the site.

What about all the new players people keep screaming or moaning the site needs? Are they really gonna enter a BIG tournament from the off? The micros should have been only for newbies, give them something to build their games upon.

Edited at 11:37 Tue 25/02/14 (GMT)
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11:25 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
The main reason in my opinion isn't really the clans fault entirely, since I've came back I have noticed a big difference in the majority of people that play this game.

Years ago people had manners, they apologised for flukes (some bot not many still do this), most games didn't just end with GG before swiftly leaving the lobby there was usually some sort of conversation about the games and a laugh too with great sportsmanship, sure everyone wanted to win but there was always a positive attitude about it.

Now the majority of people in clans are big headed, arrogant, unsportsmanlike, argumentative and worst of all the main reason the site is going to hell is that they put all the blame elsewhere I can guarantee that anyone that wants to join a new community/game they will read the forums first and see what the community is like. At the moment for the most part, it seems disgusting.

I almost immediately quit after rejoining because of this but it was only because raptorman approached me and asked me to join his clan and I gave it a try and to be honest not a bad thing to say about any of the ones I have spoke to. They have all helped me practice to try and get where I was before an most importantly they made me feel welcome.

If you really want this site to be once again full of active and nice members you better start cleaning up your own act first!
_egotistical
_egotistical
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11:30 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Top post autopilot. Agree completely.
erigert
erigert
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11:32 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
The main reason in my opinion isn't really the clans fault entirely, since I've came back I have noticed a big difference in the majority of people that play this game.

Years ago people had manners, they apologised for flukes (some bot not many still do this), most games didn't just end with GG before swiftly leaving the lobby there was usually some sort of conversation about the games and a laugh too with great sportsmanship, sure everyone wanted to win but there was always a positive attitude about it.

Now the majority of people in clans are big headed, arrogant, unsportsmanlike, argumentative and worst of all the main reason the site is going to hell is that they put all the blame elsewhere I can guarantee that anyone that wants to join a new community/game they will read the forums first and see what the community is like. At the moment for the most part, it seems disgusting.

I almost immediately quit after rejoining because of this but it was only because raptorman approached me and asked me to join his clan and I gave it a try and to be honest not a bad thing to say about any of the ones I have spoke to. They have all helped me practice to try and get where I was before an most importantly they made me feel welcome.

If you really want this site to be once again full of active and nice members you better start cleaning up your own act first!

couldnt agree more
ab_rfc
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11:43 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
A step in the right direction, love to see all tournies going back to being friendly and alot more game rooms being created between tournies, members didnt have time to create rooms when there was so many tournies, new members coming on and seeing plenty game rooms is surely better than seeing loads of pointless tournies with only a handfull of entries.
There was far too many tournies and winning one meant nothing, just another stat on your profile, I remember when you had loads of entries, we watched our mates and we pm'd the winners (friend or foe) to say well done, people knew who you were if you won tournies, it was a buzz and winning was an achievement,

I'm hoping now theres less tournies I see more game rooms created, not sure that will happen while we have ranked tournies but now we have less I can always hope.

Oh the good old days
fuunky
fuunky
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12:03 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
I didn't realise how many micros there was, last time I looked at the schedule there was 7 tournaments an hour, now without the micros it brings it close to one an hour, great stuff!!
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13:27 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
Well I personally think that removing the micro's will help improve the site, and I used to play them all the time so does that entitle me to have an opinion? Blimey...

Think some people on this site just need to lighten up, it's meant to be fun after all. Don't take it too seriously haha Getting bored of people who think they are better than everyone else. We are all only trying to help improve this site, and we are all entitled to an opinion. There's really no need to get in a hissy fit about it mr priest lol.

Over and out
punkpoet
punkpoet
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15:48 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
I disagree with this.
I like to play the odd micro tourney but do like that people who play micros all day won't win day tourney medals.
I do reckon like ab said tourneys should be friendlies so people play more ranked games.
silenthill
silenthill
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17:10 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
You have got to look at the bigger picture here.. Micros were annoying! But its not the main reason why so many players gave up the game... In my opinion its the ranking system that destroyed this site.

Ranked Tournaments? I don't have a problem with that and i don't know anybody that has. Ranked games have fallen because of the rank you would receive compared to the rank you'd receive in a tournament match..

The difference there is in tournaments your likely to be playing top players so your chances of winning arn't very high. Were as ranked games you could play low ranked opponents and the chances of winning are 50/50.

I don't think tournaments on a UK time zone during the evening have ever changed. And i've been on and off this site for 7 years mostly on. Maybe some numbers have dropped over the years but not that many.

Its the ranked games that need increasing, and personally the only way i can see that happening is by "resetting the ranking system" or doing whatever you need to make the ranking system fair again.

If that happens then i can see many other players returning, new players joining.

Personally the only thing that bugs me on this site is.. playing a tournament game against an average player. I'd receive twice as much rank as i would do on a standard ranked game.

Other then that, stick to the ranked tournaments..
erigert
erigert
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17:49 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
http://www.funkypool.com/tournaments/217883

who said that micros were removed?? this tourney got less players than a micro lol
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17:50 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
http://www.funkypool.com/tournaments/217883

who said that micros were removed?? this tourney got less players than a micro lol


Lol...a mini micro.
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18:07 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
I think it's a bad move for your average person on funkypool, like me.

I logged in a few minutes ago and there are barely any games for me to play now. I am not in a clan so the only games available to me are tournaments twice an hour. I simply wont wait half an hour for a game because I don't have the time. Many other casual players will be in the same boat as me and will struggle to find a reason to stay here. That is a problem I think you'll all agree.

There should have been a compromise... get rid of tourny points and ranking for micro tournaments so the bigger tournaments have prestige. Keep the micro tournaments as friendly games but within a tournament so the games have a competitive edge. This gives your average pool player some games to play when they log in.

This leaves me in no mans land on pool as I am not in a clan. I'm not sure what else there is for me on this site if I can't get a game. I wish you would take into account the needs of your less serious players here.
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18:17 Tue 25 Feb 14 (GMT)  [Link]  
micros weren't the problem, ranked tournaments are!!! Im all up for a full site reset including records etc, and mine says I've been 930 in 9ball and killer. Im also sure that dvz onua dame etc wouldn't mind, and instead, we'd see all the top players back as they'd have a new goal. I think site traffic would go back near what it was 4-5 years ago, and non clan players would once again have the choice of game room, and we'd go back to having game room names such as 850 plus only ha, those were the days
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