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Highlander Season 10 Survey Results

   WiLLmaTiC   - 1/4/2022

Division Questions



A fairly close split on the skill range for the divisions. 48% of players felt the skill range was appropriate, while 52% believed it was at least a little bit too large.




Main had a 74% result that the skill range was at least a bit too large. This may be due to a couple of Advanced level offclass teams playing in the division.




Overall, players felt their division was the correct size, except for…



…Advanced, which had an almost even split on it being too big and just the right size. While I personally agree 14 team Advanced was too big, it is interesting to see that some Advanced players also thought it was an appropriate size.



Admin Questions



Most players felt their interactions were positive. Nothing really of note here.




Players still felt like it was easy to get a hold of their division admin.




Overall players felt the decisions of our admins were reasonable. Again, nothing really of note here.




Interestingly, an even split of players felt we were effective in curbing sandbagging and at the same time we were too lax regarding sandbagging. 3 divisions stuck out in terms of being too lax regarding Sandbagging:


Newcomer


Newcomer felt like we were too lax regarding sandbagging. This is odd to me, as Newcomer is the division with the most strict sandbagging rules. If you played in Newcomer this past season and felt we were too lax on sandbagging, please open a ticket in the RGL discord or DM me (WiLLmaTiC#0777) or Kitty (Kitty™#5889) on discord, as I would love to find out more information.


Amateur



Amateur also felt we were too lax on sandbagging. After reviewing the playoff teams in Amateur there was definitely 1 team that should not have been placed in Amateur, however the remaining teams all seemed fine overall.


Main



Main was the last division that felt we were too lax with sandbagging. As stated in regards to the skill range, I believe this may be due to the couple of Advanced offclass teams that made playoffs in Main. Looking at the remaining playoff teams, they all seemed to be placed appropriately.



Maps



Vigil



Vigil is the second most enjoyable map, and is still going strong with 78% of players enjoying the map. This is down very slightly from last season, by 3%.



Ashville



Ashville gets the distinction of being the highest rated map this season, with a whopping 83% of players enjoying the map. This is actually an increase of 2% from last season.



Upward



Upward was rated the 3rd most enjoyable map this season, with a rating of 76%. This is a small 4% increase in enjoyability compared to last season.



Lakeside



Lakeside was NOT enjoyed, with a rating of only 36%. Compared to Cascade last season as well as the last time Lakeside was played, this is a 6% drop in enjoyment rating. Lakeside will not be making a return for Season 11.



Swiftwater



Swiftwater had an enjoyability rating of 61%, a small 2% decrease compared to last season. This is about average for the map.



Product



Product had a tiny bump in enjoyability, up to 68% from last season’s 67%. Nothing to see here.



Steel



Steel ended the season with a rating of 73%. This is a 1% decrease from last season.



Refresh Maps



Players unanimously voted to use the “Refresh” version of maps, provided there are no major gameplay changes to the maps. We will continue to use the Steel Refresh, and may use the Upward Refresh version. You can find a full list of the Upward Refresh changes in this TFTV thread.
In addition a thread has been created to discuss if the Upward Refresh version should be used. You can find it HERE



Unban Cup Results




Unfortunately, the only weapon that had a remotely close vote to wanting to be tested was the Crit-a-Cola. Since players do not want to test out unbanning weapons the Unban Cup will not be happening.



Format Changes


Week Break



The majority of players voted to include a 1 week break between Week 7 and the start of playoffs. Originally, this was to be included in Season 11, due to originally having scheduling conflicts with Prolander it was removed. However, since the Prolander scheduling conflict has been removed, we will add this in for Season 12. Holding off until Season 12 is primarily due to the dates for Season 11 having already been announced.



1 Extra Match A Week



56% of players voted in favor of not adding an extra match on Sunday 930 EST, so it will not be added. This may be repolled in future seasons to see if opinions have changed.



Extra Weeks



An even 50% of players voted they would like to add 1-2 more weeks to the HL season. While this change will not be in effect for Season 11, we will look into if adding an extra 1-2 weeks to the HL schedule is feasible. Since HL no longer has scheduling conflicts with Prolander, the main issue preventing this is the limited map pool HL has to offer.