||While the current division breakdown seems to be working well in most cases, I've heard some complaints about the current structure, so I'm curious what ideas people have for modifying the structure. I have a few I'd like to toss out:
"Iron Man": Put the top 8 ranked coders in room 1. Put 9-16 in room 2, etc. This would make the competition rather fierce in each room, but I think in a good way. Awards would be scaled appropriated so that room 1 would have high awards while the last room has less. Unrated people would compete against each other.
"Tin Man": Rather than having a variable number of divisions as the Iron Man suggests, use the current scheme except with 3-5 divisions.
"Ladder": Rather than using a coder's rating to decide which division to play in, implement a ladder scheme. All players on the same 'rung' compete in a division. Coders get promoted/demoted based on how well they place in their rooms.