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  • Ladder closing 30th November

    Okay. Today we received news of ladder closure being postponed for a week 10 days before ladder actually closes. This makes me wonder how well things have been actually planned. Not really well. If ladder launch was postponed and people who knew how much it was going to be postponed why they didn't simply then inform how much the end was going to be postponed as well? Amateurish.

    I still maintain my question on other thread which has been so far ignored by the staff that is it because the lack of web dev guy that several matches are yet not being reported/asserted by the staff due to website bugs? When will this problem be solved?

    Also there is a huge leak in declining challenges. There is not trace to that. It is up to admins to daily check what challenges are active and what are not. While they fail to do that a clan can simply decline a challenge and say there never was a one. So will there be a system to track the declining challenges any time soon? While there is not, it simply encourages for inactivity without any punishment at all.

    EDIT: A real life scenario for the above problem: We challenged a clan for a CD match about 10 days before proposed time. We let time pass over the 7 day period for answering the challenge as we deemed the clan to be a friendly one who we can co-operate with. Then on eve of the match they said they wont have players and declined the challenge. So in the eyes of poor software and inactive admins this seems like there never was a challenge as the challenge disappears once it is fully declined without a reason which is fully possible in the current web site code. What can the active clan do in this kind of situation? Well, make a ticket. What will the admins do then? They can say there never was a challenge and there is no problem at all. Fuc***n 5/5.
    Last edited by Suugi; 11-15-2014, 05:35 PM.

  • #2
    That it would happen was already announced when we still had problems with the challenging system. That announcement can be found here (2nd paragraph).
    TWB*BlueDuck

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    • #3
      Rejecting a challenge was never punished so far, making the rules senseless.

      So th 30th is over, who won what? The ladder list is crowded with inactive teams, the two disqualified teams still have their victories. It's hard to look through it, especally for those who are not so well informed.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by feldmarschall View Post
        So th 30th is over, who won what? The ladder list is crowded with inactive teams, the two disqualified teams still have their victories. It's hard to look through it, especally for those who are not so well informed.
        We wanted to announce it last Wednesday after all corrections were entered in the database, but unfortunately all teams got marked as disabled. The web-developer is looking into this, but it seems it needs some extra time. We hope that it's sorted out this weekend. That will allow us to announce the winners on Sunday.

        We apologize for the inconvenience.
        TWB*BlueDuck

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        • #5
          Sunday is over, still no new information. I can even go on challenging other clans

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          • #6
            We wanted to announce the winners yesterday, but some of the teams didn't confirm the results of some of the matches. We will have to confirm those scores manually.
            TWB*BlueDuck

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