We had a partial success. Sadly the leagues did not work out as expected. We were unable to create any of the predicted leagues. The upside is that we can now confirm that the density of cheaters is much lower than anything we’ve had before, which was the main reason for doing this experiment anyway.
The initial conclusion is based on the principle that most cheaters are quite fanatic about their scores. They will likely be playing as soon as the new week starts to get high scores. This means that they will be dominating the boards which are formed in the first hour of the leagues.
The advice would be to start a new week’s league as late as possible, while still allowing yourself enough time to achieve the first set of objectives of the day (let’s say half hour before midnight). This should give you better chances of getting a fair board for the next week. Remember to read up on the cheaters thread for info on what is and is not cheating when you’re looking at the scores.
If anyone else has any great ideas on how to create an ABN league, bring it forth and we’ll have a go at it!
It turns out that we may be able to manipulate our league boards based on when we open the arena after the new week starts. We would like to test this and see if we can generate a Birdsnest rally on the arena.
Here’s the basics:
Drop a message in this thread starting with “@larry” stating your current XP level and expected league level for next week. I will then list you in this first post.
Make sure you don’t collect your prize or open the arena scoreboard when this week’s league is finished (check the timer in the arena lobby). Wait with this until the timeslot of our next league starts. The timeslot is below.
Maybe we’ll try and assign some players to specific timeslots to see how this works out and and if we really get the league boards filled with ABN players.
Before the end of this week’s league, make sure your name starts with “ABN_” followed by your nickname (preferrably your nickname from ABN). This way we can track the placements on the boards.
The initial time slot we’ll use is as follows:
22:00 GMT+0 – as in 26 hours after the official start of the new leagues.
This puts the joining times for some different areas as follows:
Tuesday, 6:00 am in Perth, Australia
Monday, 2:00 pm in California, USA
Monday, 10:00 pm in London, UK
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