Posted by girt25 on 4/28/2013 11:37:00 AM (view original):
Has anyone else noticed that all of dac's ideas involve Taiwanese child prostitutes?
I'd love to see full (or even more full) worlds. I think scrapping the current system would just cause way, way too much carnage.
lol, i have noticed that, too ;)
i would love to see fuller worlds, too. however, this 7->3 consolidation is WAY too much. maybe 7->5.
heres the issue. worlds have a critical mass. a full world would be a disaster, its the same reason that its hard to keep conferences full and stable in lower divisions - its hard to be the 12th man and enjoy yourself. so you might be full but theres normally rotation. now, SOME of us have the competitive spirit like, "every loss teaches me something, bring it on" type stuff. but most of us, and almost all the more casual folks, would not enjoy getting pummeled. sims have to exist so humans feel better about not being 300th best out of 300. if they are 150th out of 300, with 150 humans, that is just as bad - but it doesnt FEEL as bad.
the critical mass is not clear, it seems most humans need a shot at the post season, minimally, to stay happy. there are 96 post season bids. i could see 150, even 200 humans, but not 300. for what its worth, the world design i came up with when i consider such a thing, does NOT have **** like, 384 d3 teams in a world. i cut d3 in half, and put half the teams in world 1, half in world 2. that way whoever went to carnegie mellon can still find them somewhere to play them, if they really want, but in a single world, you dont need to be mostly empty to avoid the bottom third of coaches being totally miserable.
i think d1 has an even lower critical mass. a third of all d1 team were dropped by the horrendous recruit generation we know today. maybe it would work better with a full world, but i seriously doubt it. i think d1 is in a sad state, and it sucks mid major land is 80% empty. but i think adding 100 coaches to a d1 world would be a disaster. d2 in those worlds wouldnt even be fun anymore, any half way decent d1 prospect would get snatched up, and possibly a lot of the decent d2 prospects, too. d3 would then be affected as well. and d1 itself would be a blood bath. people like the competition, its what people have always seemed to love about d1, but having to drop SO far in quality when you lose out on a couple top prospects, has really driven coaches away. doubling the competition would only make it worse, i think.