MadCast: Mike

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About MadCast: Mike

  • Birthday 06/27/1997

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  1. MadCast League Season IV Feedback

    Wow this got a lot of hits quickly. First, I'm sorry that you all didn't consider this a successful season. I appreciate you all taking the time to post. As far as the format for next season, I haven't really decided, I'm pondering a lot of different options, and will for sure post ideas in this thread as I get them more complete. I'm going to try and respond to everyone so bear with me. If I already address something from a previous post, I'll try to exclude it to keep my thoughts somewhat organized. We did this for Season III, and it worked out okay, but we still had the attendance issues, which I will expand on in your second point. The season length can have nothing to do with the amount of teams playing, I believe I was a little over-ambitious with every team playing each other twice, but I wanted everyone to get a good amount of games in and to really bond with their teams. The long season was certainly a grind, and I felt it just as bad as everyone playing for sure. This has been a recurring problem since Season I. With the expansion of rosters in S3, it still presented itself as an issue. Sitting in a lobby waiting for fifteen minutes on a person does stink, and I'm sure we can work something in the rules to address this, but I have always operated under trying to get the games in under any circumstances, even if it shifts the times back a little. With the feedback already posted, I can tell that it's something that needs to be addressed, and it will be. How would you propose we write the rule? To be candid, time is always sticky. In my experience with this event, including directly scheduling almost every match in Seasons 1 and 2, it's damn near impossible to get everyone to agree upon a time. I've stuck with 9 P.M. since it's the time of our other events, and tried to give captains some autonomy in rescheduling based on both teams' availability. The other concerns is time zones, it's different for everyone. This is true, however the season was scheduled in advance by me, it was meant to be a biweekly thing, so the length is definitely my fault. I think my eyes got really wide with four teams when I wrote the schedule and wasn't really considering the length of the season. In hindsight, I should've had everyone only play each other once and a half times (randomly playing one other team), which would've shortened the season by a couple weeks. You're absolutely right about the backup day, that can be something that is changed depending on what the season looks like after registration. This was a midseason addition to the rule, so it only really officially applied to the last couple of weeks. It's something that needs to be, and will be, enforced more strictly if the current format is kept. I would consider the technical timeout part of the rules to address the latter half of this. We can definitely better enforce the 'be out of game and available 15 minutes before' better, including forfeiture of one game and not the whole match. This will definitely be done better in future iterations if the current format holds. This is actually how we ran Season 1, and to be blunt, I ended up personally scheduling almost every match for each team but one. It was a real hassle, but I was on summer break so it played okay, but with school and baseball starting back for me my schedule was a lot less open for scheduling MCL matches, which is why I switched things to a default day/backup day format and gave captains the autonomy that I did. The very last addition I believe I made on my own with notification to everyone because the team was coming off of forfeits for not enough players, and then lost their captain. So yes, that wasn't technically accurate of me to say that every change was approved. I apologize. And I thought you made some very good points kyro, your philosophy towards a lot of aspects matches a lot of the same thoughts I had in the decision making process. To address the draft and addition of players issue: I understand that the draft felt like it was circumvented. I thought we had great parity through the first two weeks. The team that ended up winning was 1-1 with a loss in 3 games to kyro's team, Icarus's team was 0-2, Maesen's team was 1-1, and kyro's team was 2-0. I think everyone is only remembering the disarray of the middle of the season for the team that got the most additions, and not the beginning when they were aggressively very solid and competitive with the higher seeds of the League. Back to the point at hand, I didn't want to cut into anyone's game time by merging a team and forcing extra players onto another captain, nor did I want to screw up the overall schedule, so I thought that the best way to pull both of those things off was to remedy things through the free agent process. I don't think the event would have been able to hold up without the additions process, however. I believe almost every team ended up utilizing the process to make sure they could field a team for a variety of reasons. I'm completely open to the idea of this turning into a short-burst or a one day event if that's the common sentiment. I still want there to be discussion moving forward though. Thanks a ton again for the posts so far, and please keep them coming.
  2. MadCast League Season IV Feedback

    First off, huge congrats to @MadCast: majorhoward@mcjagger@MadCast: Simaniac @MadCast: Usefully Useless and @MadCast: 3footmonkey on a great playoff run. Also congrats to @MadCast: TheMaesen @MadCast: Pushover @MadCast: StargazerLilli @MadCast: doublestufforeo @MadCast: Lokenn on an incredibly fun series to watch! I know this feels like clockwork, but we did try out some fairly new things this season, and I want to hear what everyone thought! The main addition was the draft as well as some increased roster control and autonomy for the captains. For transparency: The philosophy behind the draft was to increase competitive parity among the teams, and the draft outcome was approved by the captains with parity in mind. Any roster changes after the draft were also approved by captains unless there was an urgent need for players on a team. Here's a link to the registration rules as a refresher as well. If there's anything you feel is missing here, please let me know as well: Lastly, I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in, or was involved in MadCast League Season IV in any capacity. Without the tireless efforts of everyone involved, this event would be impossible to pull off. With that being said, let the discussion begin. I look forward to hearing from many of you. Thank you for your time.
  3. MadCast Welcomes: 3footmonkey!

    Permissions updated. Please be advised, your login name is now MadCast: 3footmonkey.
  4. @3footmonkey has received the necessary votes and is now a Full Member of MadCast. Please join me in welcoming our newest FM: MadCast: 3footmonkey 3footmonkey, you have 10 days to reply that you have read and agree to the Terms of Full Membership. Your permissions will then be updated and your transition to full membership will be complete. Congratulations!
  5. Intro - Tyrone/Qrow

    Welcome! Here's the information you need for candidacy! I will need you to decide whether you'd like to go by Tyrone or Qrow, I'll assume Tyrone for now. You are now a candidate for full membership. When in Discord, please wear the [C] tag as in [C] Tyrone. In one month the Senior Full Members will vote on your membership. Should you pass, you will become a full member. You will then be required to wear the MadCast: Tyrone tag. Should you fail, you may reapply and the candidacy period will begin again. You have been assigned the following FM+ to mentor you through the candidacy process: MadCast: Support Welfare. Please attempt to contact your mentor in the next few days. They will be looking for you as well. They will be your primary resource for community related questions and will have a mid-candidacy check in about two weeks into the candidacy period. A few tips for a successful candidacy: * Please familiarize yourself with the MadCast Code of Conduct that all must abide by. Check out the New to MadCast section for more useful information! * Be active on the forums! Check it regularly and participate when possible. If you find something interesting then share it! Chances are someone else will find it interesting as well. Being active on the forums is a good habit to learn, and is one of the main criteria noticed during your candidacy. * Join us on Discord! Even if you don't have a mic you're welcome to listen in. Being active on Discord and playing with other members is the best way to be noticed around the community! Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Cy5WX6B * Use the same name on both the forums, Discord, and in-game when possible. If not possible make sure people know who you are! We rely on feedback from our members when evaluating full membership and they can't give positive reviews for you if they don't know who you are. * Join the MadCast Public Group to make it easy for us to contact you, and for updates on Steam If you are having a problem please attempt to contact your mentor first if they are available. If not please contact an RFM or SFM. If a Staff member is needed the admins will consult them. A list of admins can be found at this link. Last but not least the requirement for you to even be eligible to be voted on can be found here.
  6. JackBox Party Pack Event~

    If I'm available, I'd be happy to play!
  7. MadCast: Kitty Stark has applied to become a RFM and successfully garnered the 75% vote required and has thus earned RFM status. Please join me in congratulating MadCast: Kitty Stark as our newest addition to the admin ranks. @MadCast: Kitty Stark, Please Grab Your Hammer and Make Your Way Here. Congratulations!
  8. RFM Application: Kitty Stark

    Noted and thank you for applying!
  9. MadCast Welcomes: doublestufforeo

    Permissions updated. Remember, your login name is now MadCast: doublestufforeo
  10. @doublestufforeo has received the necessary votes and is now a Full Member of MadCast. Please join me in welcoming our newest FM: MadCast: doublestufforeo Doublestufforeo, you have 10 days to reply that you have read and agree to the Terms of Full Membership. Your permissions will then be updated and your transition to full membership will be complete. Congratulations!
  11. Intro BluuHD

    BluuHD has failed to achieve the necessary votes to become a full member of MadCast. BluuHD may contact an SFM for a brief explanation of the reason(s) their candidacy was unsuccessful. Failed [C]'s may re-apply unless banned. If successful on their second try, they become tagged full members on a probationary basis for 20 days, with probationary status converting to complete full member status on the 21st day barring Staff objection.
  12. Intro - Raeden

    Raeden has failed to achieve the necessary votes to become a full member of MadCast. Raeden may contact an SFM for a brief explanation of the reason(s) their candidacy was unsuccessful. Failed [C]'s may re-apply unless banned. If successful on their second try, they become tagged full members on a probationary basis for 20 days, with probationary status converting to complete full member status on the 21st day barring Staff objection.
  13. Mindset and Avoiding Tilt.

    Great post Kuthillick, this is no doubt helpful, especially as the season is coming to a close and everyone is making their final pushes! I'm glad that you've found some really good ways to stay positive and productive, that always helps maximize performance! Again great post, I'm sure others will appreciate the read like I did.
  14. Intro - 3footmonkey

    Welcome! Since we spoke on Discord, I know that you are wishing to apply. Here's the information you need: You are now a candidate for full membership. When in Discord, please wear the [C] tag as in [C] 3footmonkey. In one month the Senior Full Members will vote on your membership. Should you pass, you will become a full member. You will then be required to wear the MadCast: 3footmonkey tag. Should you fail, you may reapply and the candidacy period will begin again. You have been assigned the following FM+ to mentor you through the candidacy process: MadCast: VoShay. Please attempt to contact your mentor in the next few days. They will be looking for you as well. They will be your primary resource for community related questions and will have a mid-candidacy check in about two weeks into the candidacy period. A few tips for a successful candidacy: * Please familiarize yourself with the MadCast Code of Conduct that all must abide by. Check out the New to MadCast section for more useful information! * Be active on the forums! Check it regularly and participate when possible. If you find something interesting then share it! Chances are someone else will find it interesting as well. Being active on the forums is a good habit to learn, and is one of the main criteria noticed during your candidacy. * Join us on Discord! Even if you don't have a mic you're welcome to listen in. Being active on Discord and playing with other members is the best way to be noticed around the community! Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Cy5WX6B * Use the same name on both the forums, Discord, and in-game when possible. If not possible make sure people know who you are! We rely on feedback from our members when evaluating full membership and they can't give positive reviews for you if they don't know who you are. * Join the MadCast Public Group to make it easy for us to contact you, and for updates on Steam If you are having a problem please attempt to contact your mentor first if they are available. If not please contact an RFM or SFM. If a Staff member is needed the admins will consult them. A list of admins can be found at this link. Last but not least the requirement for you to even be eligible to be voted on can be found here.
  15. Intro: mcjagger

    mcjagger has failed to achieve the necessary votes to become a full member of MadCast. mcjagger may contact an SFM for a brief explanation of the reason(s) their candidacy was unsuccessful. Failed [C]'s may re-apply unless banned. If successful on their second try, they become tagged full members on a probationary basis for 20 days, with probationary status converting to complete full member status on the 21st day barring Staff objection.