VonStryker, on Jun 29 2015 - 01:59, said:
the problem is that you are talking like you know how WG set this up, you don't know how they did it. it could have been done in any manner of ways, but you decided that
oh no, it can't be random. WG set this whole thing up, they have a hidden agenda, etc.
it could have been something as easily as, picking names from a hat(a bit stupid, but hopefully you'll get the point)
Therein lies the problem. It should not be random.
Every sport has a season in which there is a general round robin of sorts to help figure out who the top teams are in the end. Those teams are then selected and seeded, not at random, but based on their performance throughout the season. Even the BCS system in college football, while controversial, used a system of metrics and polls to determine who the best teams were, and did their best to make sure that it was those teams playing for the biggest rewards.
If the Group Stages are to be considered the "season," then there needs to be a better system for seeding the teams to ensure that the best teams don't kill each other off before they get to the finals to face teams that would otherwise have never made it.
If only two clans per group make it into the finals, it will mean that out of the Group 4 clans, at least one of the top 5-ish clans on the server will not be able to make it in by default. Then, at least two non top ten clans will get in by default, simply because they were the next best in the other Groups.
If 3rd makes it into the thing because we beat a bunch of scrubs, and the only decent clan we faced was ESPRT... Does that make us more worthy to be in the next stage than the one top 5 clan from Group 4 who didn't make it because they had to face way tougher competition, two other top 5 clans, to get there? I don't think so. I'd rather we faced the same tough opponents as everyone else and earn our spot in, not let it be basically given to us.