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Bring Back the PSO Warm Ups! - Sun Mar 13, 2011, 04:39 PM
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I would like to see the Pso Warm up Tourneys back soon or even as a permanent tournament schedule to go along with the pso skill league. This was one of the best ways to get into the Sunday Million and I hope you guys bring it back.
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 04:42 PM
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i agree
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 04:59 PM
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I would like to see the Pso Warm up Tourneys back soon or even as a permanent tournament schedule to go along with the pso skill league. This was one of the best ways to get into the Sunday Million and I hope you guys bring it back.
Although some improvements may need to be made to the steep payout structure, I would agree...

Im just sayin...
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 05:01 PM
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What about only allowing those that qualify only to play?

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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 05:02 PM
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I agree they need to bring these back.
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 05:26 PM
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This was a PSO Promotion and I am sure that if the powers that be could make it a permanent thing they would.
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 06:36 PM
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My thinking is that when the School Staff sees how well this promotion ran, they will be starting another one in the near future. If they do bring back the Warm-up on a permanent basis, I would like to see a few changes:

1 --- Qualifying score increased to 1600, with a minimum of twenty games. Should get the more serious player.

2 --- The Sunday Satelite is via a non-transferable, non-redeamable ticket. This forces players to partake in the game. Receiving the VPPS should encourage many to seek active status.

3 --- Eliminating the "excess" as a cash award, and have it float to the next tournament. Eventually, there will be an extra seat awarded.

4 --- Players cannot enter the satelite by purchasing a seat. This will increase the competative level of the weekly warm-up games.
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 07:03 PM
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My thinking is that when the School Staff sees how well this promotion ran, they will be starting another one in the near future. If they do bring back the Warm-up on a permanent basis, I would like to see a few changes:

1 --- Qualifying score increased to 1600, with a minimum of twenty games. Should get the more serious player.

2 --- The Sunday Satelite is via a non-transferable, non-redeamable ticket. This forces players to partake in the game. Receiving the VPPS should encourage many to seek active status.

3 --- Eliminating the "excess" as a cash award, and have it float to the next tournament. Eventually, there will be an extra seat awarded.

4 --- Players cannot enter the satelite by purchasing a seat. This will increase the competative level of the weekly warm-up games.
Great thoughts! Totally agree...Although it would force me to play a few more PSO tourney's than I would like, I think you're totally on to something.
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 07:55 PM
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My thinking is that when the School Staff sees how well this promotion ran, they will be starting another one in the near future. If they do bring back the Warm-up on a permanent basis, I would like to see a few changes:

1 --- Qualifying score increased to 1600, with a minimum of twenty games. Should get the more serious player.

2 --- The Sunday Satelite is via a non-transferable, non-redeamable ticket. This forces players to partake in the game. Receiving the VPPS should encourage many to seek active status.

3 --- Eliminating the "excess" as a cash award, and have it float to the next tournament. Eventually, there will be an extra seat awarded.

4 --- Players cannot enter the satelite by purchasing a seat. This will increase the competative level of the weekly warm-up games.

I love #4 that rule should have been applied before. Can't say I agree with #2 though
 
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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 07:57 PM
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#4 will never be an option. Alot of players don't want to waste their time playing to qualify. They would rather just buy in.

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Sun Mar 13, 2011, 10:05 PM
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I would have thought it would be the other way around. I'd rather not waste my money on such a steep payout structure.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2011, 03:40 AM
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I am a strong advocate for including the Warm-Up Sat. as a regular feature for PSO active members. I would even go so far as to up the standards:
1. 1700 min avg
2. 20 PSO Skill tourneys minimum
3. Active members only
By golly, we would have an excellent compliment of good players competing for the prize.
True, many would not qualify,,,but that only serves to fuel their fire to excell.
And for those who do qualify,,,somewhat of an elite status within the PSO community.
As a side note: Consider a Tournement of Champions at the end of the year. Perhaps the top 10 ranked players from each month, all compete for a top dog prize. PSOTOC Player of the Year
or something like that
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I'll be the first to admit that item 4 wouldn't happen since the school's whole purpose is to encourage people to spend their money. Doesn't mean I agree, but that's fine.

The reason I said the tickets should be non-transferable, and non-redeamable for tourney dollars is because the warm-up structure would be a permanent thing. If the site is going to do another temporary promotion, then I would want this option available.

Demontis7 has a great idea for a year-end competition. If I can steal an idea from one of the home game promoters, have anyone who made the first page eligible for the yearly game. Since PSO has earmarked $17,500 per month, it could come from the funds not spent each month due to the whitestars who make it into the top thousand.

His other suggestions regarding the score and the status I would oppose. You do not want to eliminate so many that the additional game goes begging for players. At it was structured, the warm-up games averaged over 300 per game. Increasing it to my suggested level might reduce it to 250. Going up as high as 1700 could cut the number of players by half.

If nothing else, this thread offers some helpful feedback to the staff. Hope they are reading.
 

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