I’m very interested in this! It also seems like a good way to appeal to newer players, or players with more time commitments!

Would the ladder rank be determined through points, @vengefulpickle? Let’s say that each player would be given one match every two weeks. Matches could be played as a best-of-seven format in which the winning player in each game earns 5 points & the loser earns zero.

(Long aside: Maybe perfects could be worth more? 7 points, or so? Also, maybe we should use the matchup chart to determine the points the winner receives, instead, Lum’s Long Odds-style! It could be trickier to reward players for perfects then, but maybe a perfect could be worth extra points? Like, 2-3 more than usual or something?)

Anyway, if a fought a in the “Five Points to the Winner!” version…

: 5 points for Grave.

: : 7 points for Grave due to a PERFECT!

: 5 points for Gloria.

: 5 points for Gloria.

: 5 points for Gloria.

: 5 points for Gloria!

(Note written in the margin: Gloria’s probably ((very)) slightly disadvantaged if perfects are worth more than just getting out of there with a win…)

So, in the end, wins the set over 20-12! Since Gloria won the set in game 6 there won’t be a game 7, but Grave still has those 12 points to his name! Those results would then get added to their current points earned!

Players can only add to their ladder total twice per month, which allows players who can’t play as often a train that’s harder to fall off of! I was thinking that the remaining players who were interested would be seeded based on their rank in the ladder at the end of the year & that all players’ points would be reset to zero at that time! I’m not sure how exactly to arrange matches at the start though, because I don’t know the first thing about TO-ing & because I haven’t thought about it… AT ALL!!

This is just an idea… Maybe it’s a bad idea, though! If it is, we should rethink it & come up with something better! It might be better if players weren’t assigned matches, and could just play against another player on the ladder at their convenience. I foresee issues with this setup, though! I wouldn’t want a player who plays poorly in 5 matches to outrank a player who plays very well in 2, for example! There are probably other issues with that, as well…

However, I do very much look forward to this format being tuned & tinkered with for a bit & then existing!! Let’s figure that out!!!