So I've been playing around with the idea of the 12thVR hosting a Solaris style Tournament in the following format.
1 or 2 group of 16 (all "sponsored" pilots, limit 2 or 3 player per "stable/unit" depending on turn out) Top 4-6 players (depends on turnout) to move on to the Champions Round
1 or 2 groups of 16 for all unaffiliated pilots [Grand Melee], top 8-10 players move on to the Champions Round.
Alternatively, it would be the top 8 from each group bracket.
Haven't thought about a cbill limit but i'm thinking 85-90k per player
The reason the sponsored bracket is harder is the simple fact that "Stablemates" will naturally help each other and could be using Voice com to coordinate. The harder qualification into the next round is a means to try and level the playing field for the champions round. Now this may not be needed and we'd go with equal rounds qualifying berths (i mean unaffiliated players could make friends and be partners for the tourney)
Just wanted to kick the idea around. Now the one caveat would be that at least the final round would be hosted on the 12thVR server (in California) just so our Pac players could finally get in a event where their ping shouldn't be too bad.
Comments and inputs would be helpful