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Why can't people find time to play FAF tourney games?

Postby KeyBlue » 08 May 2017, 02:29

I've been wondering why it seems to be so hard for clans to schedule games.
In theory it should be quite easy to do. Just look at all the real life sports events that can get people to participate.
For FAF you don't even need to leave your house!!

But as we all know this isn't the case.
I am wondering why.

Is it because a video game is meant to be fun only and having to schedule a time for you to play takes away from that fun?
Is it because FAF tourneys just aren't worth it? (but there are a bunch of minor leagues which also don't have any real prize, right?)
Is it because RL people cause some kind of incentive that can't be replicated by the virtual?
Is it because FAF people are simply lazy fucks who can't be asked to do anything?
Is it because FAF competitve scene is dead?

Are any of these the answer? Maybe a combination of some/all of them?
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Re: Why can't people find time to play FAF tourney games?

Postby AdmiralZeech » 08 May 2017, 05:38

1. In real life sports events, these are scheduled at a regular time each week, convenient to normal humans. (eg. friday night, weekend afternoon, etc). Online events involve people from many timezones, so it's probably at some weird time. Plus it's a once-off, so people can't get into a habit like a weekly sports event.

2. I don't know how it is in your clan, but I assume there isn't much social pressure to participate. Whereas in RL events with your friends (or a formal club) there is a lot of social pressure to turn up. Even something like an MMO Raiding Guild would have a lot of pressure, rules and penalties, etc.

3. Competitive scene is dead. There are players, yes. But there's not much community around the players - many other players who know them well, casual players who are spectators, commentators, etc. Once again, this means a lack of social pressure.

4. Ultimately I don't think FAF players are terribly passionate about this old game anymore, probably. Compared to addicted MMO players, etc.
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Re: Why can't people find time to play FAF tourney games?

Postby FtXCommando » 08 May 2017, 05:59

Problem with the clan tourney is you have to balance it around a fact that most tournaments in real life don't need to factor in; the fact that this is secondary to people. People naturally just push things that are secondary to the sidelines until they no longer can. This in turn causes conflicts with scheduling, especially with the timezones, because now most clan-war games are played on Sunday and Monday. This means the system of having a week to play your rounds just does nothing as no one considers the option to really play the first 5-6 days. Well, some people do, but they are exceptions rather than the rule.

I thought the first round was alright. People tended to play their games throughout the week in a balanced way. After that week, it turned to shit.
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Re: Why can't people find time to play FAF tourney games?

Postby Blackheart » 08 May 2017, 16:41

Nobody cares, simply. People say "i will play on saturday at 8 or something" and then when their friends call to go out drinking at that time, they go drinking.
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Re: Why can't people find time to play FAF tourney games?

Postby Morax » 09 May 2017, 12:04

Maps are important for FAF!

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