What has occurred to me recently is that with such low k-value players will remain close in ratings to their opponents, so winning continuosly will keep winning you about the same amount of points. This of course results in a distinct advantage for those players who have more battle roads available to them (more so than was already present). In previous years one player might go to 3x the events that another player does, and if they both win at about the same right, the player who's attending more events will start gaining significantly fewer points because of the high k-value, allowing the player attending fewer events to catch up. Their ratings likely won't be equal but it looks to me that they would be a lot closer in ratings last year than this year. This year it looks to me more like the player who goes to 3x the events will be rated almost 3x higher than the other player. I could be wrong and it could work like it has previous years, but this does look like a potential problem to me.