Ok. After much thought. Here's my 2 cents worth. First and foremost the team competition is designed to get people involved, and to have fun. Oftentimes people will try twice as hard if they are a part of a team. And that's a great thing.
We all know that Taeric is very busy. And we all appreciate all of the time he devotes to running the competition. Thanks to gibsonnova74 for volunteering to help. And was selected as the F@H Section Editor. This will relieve 50% of the load off of Taeric.
So I suppose they will decide on the rules as far as Team Folding and replacements. Once again we need to remember, this is for the cause. Win or lose we are all winners.
Here is my proposals for the future.
First of all they need to decide if folding on 4 cores on a quad is allowed. Most guys have at least 1 or 2 quads on their team and are splitting their folding to 2 seperate names. I propose an increase from 8 to 12 cores (or possibly 10). This would greatly increase the output from OCN and attract quad owners to the team competition.
Please post your thoughts on a core increase.
Now comes the issue of replacement folder(s). I watched a team that had 2 dedicated folders that were tearing it up. But the other 2 hardly contributed at all. That always hurts the moral of the 2 that are trying so hard. The team captain should have the option of replacing them. Then at least they'd still have a chance to score high or even come in first.
And also it happens that motherboards give out. Hardware burns out. RAM and CPU's give out. And people cannot possibly contribute. I propose they able to be replaced.
But here's the deal.......they can only be replaced after 2 weeks. And only ONE replacement per team. This will cut down on overhead and save Taeric and Gibson time and effort in calculating totals.
I am talking to all teams. And all team captains also. This "rule" where you take a guy that folded 4000 points and replace him with a guy that was folding solo and scored 28,000 points in two weeks, so 24,000 points were instantly added to that team should be tossed out the window. It would be unfair to any team to bring in a "ringer".
So it comes down to 3 different scenarios.
1. Absolutely no replacement for any reason.
1 or 2 guys do nothing. Tough luck. A guy breaks down. That's the way it goes.
2. You are allowed ONE replacement per month. You had a guy only score 5000 points and is replaced. You bring in a guy that has turned in 28,000 points. All those points are added to that team. That team instantly sees a net gain of 23,000 points.
3. You are allowed ONE replacement in a month. For any reason. The person never contributes. Someone breaks down. Or simply quits. You are allowed that SINGLE replacement.
The update should only need to happen after 2 weeks. If a person scored 4000 points. It shows on the update. You replace him with a person that scored 30,000 points all by himself. That team still only earned 4000 points for that first 2 weeks for that slot. (not 30,000. That the guy wasn't even a member of that team)
In team folding if the first person scores 4000 points in 2 weeks. That team has 4000 points for that slot. The replacement allowed for that team comes in and scores 28,000 points. That slot scored 32,000 points combined. No points are ever subtracted. No points are never added.
The 4 man, 8 core rule is never broken. Because one guy simply replaced another.
I really believe this is the way to go. And the fairest for all teams.
If anybody has any suggestions as to the fairest way to score the teams. And the easiest for Taeric and Gibson to keep track of and add up. Please feel free to post your suggestions in this forum. This was simply my 2 cents worth. Thank you.
And best of luck to all the teams for May. And for June. And remember when we are helping to find a cure for these diseases. We are all winners.
And thanks to Taeric, and to Gibson in the future, for volunteering to make this such a fun and rewarding event. And they better understand. They might be #2 and #3 in points right now for OCN. But someday we are gonna pass them