Team members who don’t play
Is there a way to purge players from teams who do not participate? More than half of my team attributed zero points. They need to be benched!
In Critical Strike, I use 3 consecutive weeks of no participation. It’s definitely not fair to those playing and busting their rumps. I also put it in the team description, that’s the only requirement. I don’t place quotas because every members level is different but you can tell who’s really trying vs. the minimum.
I can relate to this subject because it was a thorn in my side, too, at one point. However, when one thinks about it, there can be many reasons why people don’t play.
First, let’s remember the origins of team tournament play--it started during the COVID-19 pandemic when many people were at home isolating. People from all over of all abilities joined teams out of the blue. Probably on most teams, there was a mixture of talents ranging from avid players who were used to playing the weekend solo tournaments, average players who had limited experience in tournaments, and new players just starting out.
For avid players, it is frustrating when others don’t contribute to the team score. One may have assumed that because others joined the team, the other players were just as avid as themselves. But in reality, the others are a mixture of people of probably different ages, different abilities, different mindsets, and different weekend responsibilities. Some people approach the game as a leisure activity done when they have a bit of spare time. They score some points when they can, contributing a small amount here and there to the team and don’t lose sleep over it because its just a game. Some people have family responsibilities that prevent them from playing. Some people may be using the game to improve their language skills; maybe for them, English is a second language and even simple puzzles are difficult for them. Some people are really young and don’t have the vocabulary for completing the puzzles. Some people are really old and do what they can. Some people have disabilities and are using the game to improve their language skill. And yes, maybe some people are too lazy to contribute, but I think it is wrong to jump to this conclusion about everyone.
The other factor in this is some people just don’t have the “chat” turned on. They may be totally obvious to the frustrations of others and just carry on playing on their own schedule--which, quite frankly, is just fine.
So how to deal with this? Well, if you are an avid player with the expectation that everyone on your team should be as avid and as competitive as you, then, you better find a different team of like minded individuals. Fortunately, these teams abound screaming for similar competitive players and are relatively easily found. If you have doubts, advertise yourself in the general chat or “PLAYERS looking for teams” and see how quickly top teams will seek you out. For the rest of us, maybe a shift in mindset is needed. Remember, you probably were playing in the solo tournaments first, so just continue with that mindset as part of a team--play for your own solo ranking and let the chips fall where they may for the team. If you are fortunate to have friendly teammates and enjoy their chatting, then look at that as the reward for your team. If this still bothers you, then your only real solution is, finding another team or creating one yourself with set minimal standards etc...
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No one commented
Team leaders should know what level teammates are on, because you can only participate in tournaments at level 60, I would hate to kick someone for not participating when they weren't even able to play.
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hate it when 5 or 6 members play the whole tournament and do very well, and the deadwood who never participate or play, share in winning coins. then they get kicked or switch teams and do it again. winning coins should be given to participants only. just saying.
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WizeOwlz Team Leader commented
My TEAM plays. Only 28 hard playing FUN Teammates won 1st in 3 tournaments, top 4 in all 8. We KICK by team agreement anyone earning less than 600 in 2 weeks. We put Family first so we watch scores over 2 weeks if a Teammate can't play one weekend. JOIN WizeOwlz
JBW some of my team players are looking for a team where members play. How many openings do you have?
Marie W Pierre-Casimir commented
I feel like I was doing better by myself, before I created my team...They barely play or help out! There's like almost 30 ppl in there and only 3-4 ppl are actually playing and landing a hand.Its so frustrating, I really want to kick everyone out and disband the whole DAMM team.
Join Turbo Turtle commented
Being frustrated with a team where only HALF the members EVER played, I started a new team called TURBO TURTLE. We are not the best players out here, but we enjoy the game and we all try to contribute. If you like, come join us and let’s have fun with the game and tournaments!
just me commented
I think only the team leader can kick a player out. Or in this case a non-player. I’m tired of being on the teams that hardly anyone is competing
Theresa Moore commented
As far as I can tell, the only way to know who is playing and who isn't is to screenshot the scores of everyone after a tournament and check to see if it's changed.
is there another way?
I agree. The math isn’t that difficult. And is should be programmable.
Why should a team tournament prize be divided 50 ways when only 15 participated in the tournament. This is so unfair. Only players should get the final prize money. That would encourage more players to participate.
I started a team and I'm having the same thing happen - hardly anyone is participating! Are they just hoping for some free coins and don't plan to contribute. I feel like I'm doing all the work.
Kick them off. Hold your finger on their names and a option will come up. Once gone they can’t rejoin