Ok we all know how this year you could get a worlds invite threw priemier rating. So after Regionals most of the top players with huge rating had fear of playing in battle roads of 32k events because a win gets you about 4/8 points while a loss is 25+ points. So overall it wasnt worth it. (From experience I played in 1 Battle Road, I was 1955. I went 4-1. I was 1957 after the tournament. I gained 2 points and one of my matches was from cross age divisions because of the small attendance.) Now some people just put a beat down on some battle roads with bunch of flunkies in it and gained X pts for there rating. Which would skyrocket them because no one was playing in battle roads to fear of losing points. As we know POP wants to continue the premier rating invite system for worlds 2008. With having a huge rating. You could choose to not play in a tournament and just wait and see that no one will pass you. Then you grab a invite threw rating. POP has made Battle Roads 8k for next year so you cant go lets say 30-0 and gain 300-350 pts. You'd gain about 120 maybe 175 tops. It also makes a loss not hurt you. Because you only lose 8 points max. The thing im realizing is you can still manipluate the rating invite system. 1- Do good early in Battle Roads 2- X-0 at cities 3- Then for the rest of the year play 1-3 rounds in a tournament and drop. 4- The aftermath with 8 premier rating invites is your more likely to get in if you do this. Another way is 1- Dont show up for the first 2-3 rounds of the tournament 2- When you dont show up for a round you dont lose any rating points(You still get losses but you dont lose any premier rating points) 3- Play in a round when your 0-2+ and your almost guarenteed cupcake matches for the rest of the tournament and easy pts. IMO this is just slapping sotg in the face due to like "win, but in a almost cheat manner". Heres some suggests I think will help make next years season more enjoyable. 1- Make cities k value less 2- Make premier rating a last resort not a motive.(Give more invites not threw primier rating) 3- Do a Pro Points System I like how POP does everything but if you see something out of hand broken prevention is key. Make next season more enjoyable then what it was this year. Lets get better not worse. Thoughts?