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IYL7 SIGNUP/HYPE THREAD - Starts Feb 3


#42

Also, out of curiosity, how has the PuzzleStrike community been doing?


#43

There’s only a couple of players left, as far as I can tell. I was running a weekly forums matchmaking thread, but there were too few players to sustain it.


#44

That’s too bad.


#45

Am tempted but have been having problems with Yomi on my PC. Continually crashes.


#46

Thanks for the ding @vengefulpickle


#47

Sure. EST Evenings preferred.


#48

Have you tried verifying your cache in steam?


#49

I’m in, buttercups! I can play weekday evenings and weekend mornings in CST.


#50

I think so? I’ve tried reinstalling. Will give the cache thing a shot.


#51

Yeah, reinstall should have done it, if the cache was a problem. I think when it crashes it dumps a log-file… I’d be happy to take a look at that and give it my non-professional opinion on what might be the issue.


#52

Hello! I am here and I’m ready to rock.

Evenings on weekdays between 5 and 12 central.
Weekends are flexible.


#53

So, signup dead line is approaching and unfortunately roster is not as huge as hoped (there’s some time left, however).

In case, what about a single division with the whole roster (and then top 8 or something like that) ?

My personal two cents about pro/cons

Pros

  • I’d love the idea of facing several IYL champions and high level players at last one time
  • More Yomi actions (till now, 20 matches so at least 20 weeks or more, almost half year)
  • Real international league!

Cons

  • Some hard schedule time (very different timezones), but this is what happens in normal DE tourneys or in the playoffs
  • Too many matches: overlap with other events?
  • Some players could lose interest in playing in case of too many losses / no possibility to reach the top 8 (not my case, I’d play even to try only to get one single victory)

#54

I think that sounds like a good way to make big event lemonade out of low turnout lemons.


#55

That seems like the best plan. And hey, maybe tournament showings will improve as the year progresses.


#56

But will we still have Yomi Bowl? That’s the big question.


#57

Right now we have 21 players. I would prefer a two division split. During IYL 1 we played for 16 weeks. Most of the folks I talked to thought it was too long. I felt the same way. 10-12 weeks seems like the sweet spot to me.


#58

Yeah, I like the two divisions idea as well, then do a cut to top X who do single-elim culminating in the Yomi Bowl.


#59

In , let’s do this


#60

I like it. In that case, three divisions would make the most sense. It keeps them the same size without making the divisions too small.


#61

At this point, unless we get a wave of signups, I’m going to do two divisions, to have about 12 weeks of regular season before the playoffs.