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Old 11-02-2014, 09:34 AM   #59
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New Referee Grades

No, seriously, it's actually happening. The Ref Grades have been revamped so as to actually give them some relevancy beyond bragging points. As suggested, the letter grade and the +/- rating have been separated, with the former focusing on quality and the latter on speed. Furthermore, each has different benefits and restrictions attached to them, to provide some motivation. A breakdown of the new system is as follows:


A grade referee: Almost infallible in matters of what happens during a round. May ref any match, including a Grand Melee. May ref up to 15 matches in total.

B grade referee: Correct on most all matters of what happens during a round. May ref any match excepting a Grand Melee. May ref up to 12 matches in total.

C grade referee: A thorough understanding of the rules and able to state what happens with clarity. May ref any match excepting a Grand Melee or realistic battles. May ref up to 10 matches in total.

D grade referee: Solid understanding of the rules but needs experience before joining the ranks of the great. Can ref standard matches, and Gym matches with permission, but cannot ref 'exhibition' matches, battles already in progress or realistic battles. May ref up to 10 matches in total.

Ungraded: May ref standard, slapstick matches only, with permission from both battlers, except for battles already in progress, may ref up to 10 matches in total.



+: Can purchase legend matches and six-packs of squad slots for 5 SP less, Ref Cap increased by three battles.

±: Can purchase six-packs of squad slots for 5 SP less.

-: No discount, Ref Cap decreased by three battles.



Of course, given that this does not mesh well with our current system at all, we're leaving our grades as is, for now. Over the next month, there will be a bout of Referee Evaluations, where people can tell the LOs what they think of their refs. Once all this is said and done, we'll announce a list of every active ref and what grade they are under the new system, and we can all get on with our lives. Sound good? Good. Enjoy!
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