I have been running into a series of issues trying to get folks in the Standard/Expanded VS play to stay in the game long enough to play through a hand. Unless they start with a total upperhand, water deck VS my fire deck, they have EX/GX while I use normal evolutions, etc., they just up and quit, usually before turn #3.
That got me to pondering, if I were to setup an unoffical league, with people that want player versus player competition, that you can actually play through and test those decks we all spend hours building and tweaking... That would be great!
I ran it past a friend that helped me complete my EX/BREAK collection, and he mentioned that it's a ban-able offense and that some guy did before and he got himself and all his friends banned. (Note: throughout our discourse I believe that this was more because they were acting as a group to exploit winnings, it seemed, I could be wrong -- usually am -- not because they organized an external competition... I mean, the regular card game does this in every hobby lobby around the world!)
I am curious, is there a way to do something like this without a threat of ban, within the rules of the TCGO user agreement, etc., etc...?
I cannot believe that it would be forbidden to encourage players to spend time on the game, actually playing the game in the manner it was likely originally intended, instead of this "oh no, he played a decent card, I quit," we're clearly getting tons of now. Which is just boring and has quickly made the game tiresome for me... I want competitive action!
Unfortunately, the only place to get it in game is the actual "tournaments," that you basically have to pay (8+ tickets) to enter...
I am asking the community, is there any way to do this legally? I don't want to be banned.
If it is, what options do I have as far as organization? I.e. Can I make a social media page for it? Can I livestream games? Can I award winners prizes and such? What are all the particulars?
This is likely more for Mods than anyone, but all info/input is appreciated.
Thank you to all in advance...
Edited by OfficerShane, 07 March 2019 - 01:07 AM.