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(09-14-2012 at 9:37 PM)

This thread's purpose is to discuss the changes that have been made to Alacrity tonight. If you are unfamiliar with what's happened, please visit the current news post!

Here's a brief synopsis of what is acceptable for this thread:
• Talk about the age decrease for eligible trial dogs
• Talk about the revised trial payouts
• Talk about increased beauty show payouts
• Talk about increased Frisbee Challenge payouts
• Discussion about a points shop; where it belongs and what you'd like to see.

Of course, all of the same Alacrity rules apply here. If you have criticism, please pose it in a constructive and respectful manner. We LOVE feedback!

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Posted By
AustImage and video hosting by TinyPic> (#9721)
(01-15-2013 at 3:41 PM)

Like, wins in a day. Lets say a dog could win (or enter) 6 times a day. Higher TP dogs wouldn't be able to enter as many trials a day and the lower TP dogs would have a chance to win some trials.

Posted By
Cat Steaks (#5484)
(12-22-2012 at 3:41 PM)

I don't understand how that would work.

Posted By
Under the Mizzletoe (#11754)
(12-22-2012 at 2:40 PM)

What if instead of a direct 0-100 TP, 100-200 TP, etc. TP limit, there was an overlapping range such as:

0-200 TP, 100-300 TP, 200-500 TP, 300-750 TP, 500-1000 TP, etc.

Although a 450 TP would be more likely to win at the 200-500 TP level, it would win more $ per win at the 300-750 TP level, making the owner choose which path is more profitable.

Posted By
Ravette R.
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(12-21-2012 at 10:10 AM)

Not sure how that would work. It would go against the whole ranking system of the toto, gromit, etc.

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Maybe a limit on how many trials a dog could win would work?

Posted By
Cat Steaks (#5484)
(12-10-2012 at 10:03 PM)

TP-limits were discussed but the problem arose that if we sectioned dogs off by TP, what if a dog came over the lower TP limit by like 2TP?
Example: 1TP - 200TP
201TP - 400TP, etc.. what if a dog was 401TP? It would be stuck fighting big dogs.

Posted By
LOREE Bells Jingle (#17177)
(12-10-2012 at 7:35 PM)

On the trials, since they can be limited to breed, surely it would be easy enough to limit it to TP.

That would be the equivalent of advanced classes with dogs going for their MACH's versus people doing it for fun.

In real life, no one would be competing their little fun, hobby dog with a MACH titlest.

Maybe that can be tweaked.

Posted By
Shadow Run Kennels [ Silver Shadow GSD's ] (#13026)
(10-6-2012 at 8:41 PM)

Is the point shop open yet?

Posted By

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(09-30-2012 at 8:02 AM)

Exactly my point... trials need to be made worth it for people to enter, otherwise dogs become useless after a certain point, even when the dog is really young. The trial fees on upper level trials don't even make sense when you DO win with a lower TP dog. And it would be 5$ for dogbert, which it already is... for LOW TP dogs. High tp dogs would pay a higher fee at that level.

Then when a dog moves up to the next level the fee would go up. I don't think the fee should -ever- be higher than what the dog can win out of a trial, that just makes no sense to me. Otis and Gromit have become all capped dogs, aside from a few where people throw in 4 dogs to a trial. Marley isn't much better anymore. I mean, unless the game was intended for people to just give up trialing after a while unless they have capped dogs, but, I didn't think that would be the point of an agility website... for you to not do agility because your dog simply can't do anything without draining your money away.

And yes, now people would much rather use their dogs for frisbee than trialing, which, again, I don't think was the point of the site. The way trials are now, unless you have a capped dog after a certain point, you may as well just frisbee instead of trial. And yes I understand lower TP dogs shouldn't be as good as high TP, that is not the point of this, the point of this is that lower TP dogs shouldn't be completely exempt after a certain point (and by low TP I mean ANYTHING under cap by the time they reach otis especially). I have 5-7k dogs that cannot trial in otis. Imagine a new player finally training even a 3k TP dog (which is hard to train for new people), only to have it have a short career? Doesn't really seem fair to me. And I think the main issue here is the trial fees that are ridiculous after a certain point.

The amount they should be may not be what I suggested, and I already said that. The amounts SHOULD be less than any given dog can make if they do win, though.

I hope that makes a little more sense.

I believe there was mention of the trialing levels being adjusted, though, so I hope they are all expanded by a great deal. That too could solve the problem of dogs trialing out before they are even very old.

Edit History:
edited on 2012-09-30 08:10:13 by #44

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Posted By

(09-29-2012 at 2:18 PM)

By "dirt cheap" I mean literally under $100 or only a couple hundred $$. Playing all games on both accounts can get you $12,000; that's NOT including the new frisbee game, so (no joke) $5 for a trial really is dirt cheap.
Gromit is expensive but unless you have an OTC (over-the-cap) dog that will win that amount back, it isn't worth even wasting the money because under-cap dogs don't win unless someone team trials lol

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edited on 2012-09-29 14:20:41 by #5484

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