The End of PDL...?

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The End of PDL...?

Postby Stalwart Higgins » 17 Aug 2018, 19:27

Wanted to say thank you to Mike for all your efforts in trying to get this organized. Can't say I blame you at all for the frustration caused by people dropping out.

I think a diplomacy league is still an interesting idea, and I really hope that it's not been given up upon completely. It just needs some time, perhaps for more people to step up and take some responsibility for administration of the league, and to find a reliable pool of players.

Until that day comes, would anyone be interested in playing a friendly match? If there's enough of us that eventually want the league to pick back up, maybe having a record of people that participate regularly in non-competitive matches organized on this forum could be a good way to create a reliable pool of players.
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Re: The End of PDL...?

Postby AKFD » 18 Aug 2018, 03:50

How are you gonna revive PDL?

Sure, a couple of committed players will do, but how can you predict their commitment?

Also, I'm interested in PDL too.
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Re: The End of PDL...?

Postby Josey Wales » 18 Aug 2018, 03:51

I would join and be committed … so that is one … I have no idea what it entails but hey, it is PlayDip.
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Re: The End of PDL...?

Postby Woolgie » 18 Aug 2018, 11:38

After the TTT ends, in like three weeks, I’ll have more time and am interested in reorganising the PDL, albeit with stricter drop out rules. It looks like there’s still a lot interest in playing so long as we can weed out the flakey people.
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Re: The End of PDL...?

Postby duckling » 18 Aug 2018, 21:47

albeit with stricter drop out rules.

I'd be happy to join in if there's another setup.
Not sure I understand what "stricter rules" would do to give people an incentive to stay, though.
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Re: The End of PDL...?

Postby ColonelApricot » 19 Aug 2018, 15:38

Any structure needs to be designed to accept the reality of notified and non-notified withdrawals and surrenders. That's not going to change in an online environment, regardless of incentives and penalties. This is not and cannot be premier football league, get over it.
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