Quote from Cantripmancer »This is effectively what I was thinking, but wasn't sure how it was significantly different from just a specialty queue.Quote from osieorb18 »Thought: Make the specialty queue be for semi-completed to completed specialty-level setups at any time and the FTQ be for completed specialty-level setups only?
Alternatively, combine the two. Make the specialty queue the submission zone, and then at regular intervals, an FTQ search for ONE, COMPLETED setup will lead to one being picked off the specialty queue by a fair process.
I mean, that would practically going back to Specialty queue system like it used to be (not that I'd mind if we did that).
Anyways, I think that the problem is that the games submitted to the FTQ aren't ready to run. However, as a host, I can tell that designing, reviewing and doing all the finishing touches IN A MONTH can be really hard to pull off, considering that both the hosts and reviewers do have life outside of MTGS.
That's part of the reason why I'd like us to bring back the good ol' specialty queue: nowadays, you either need to design and prepare your set-up and then just wait until we decide to have next FTQ submissions and hope to make it. Alternatively, you need to rush your set-up in a span of single month and neither of these option is very appealing to me as a designer.
By removing the time restriction for submissions, I think we could actually fill our queues as people seem to be more motivated to design specialty games than other types of games AND there's no need to rush the set-ups because you need to fire your game when that stupid jerk of a Mafia Secretary called Bur tells you to launch it.