It's been somewhat of an ongoing debate over the past so I'm just creating a thread for it to figure this thing out. I know that some of you would like to have TWG signatures who currently don't, a couple of ideas that have been suggested in the past are layed out below. I've described the pro's and con's for them as I best see it.
Have the MVP's displayed on the signatures Pro's - More players would have signatures - Players who have played the game well but not necisarily survived would get sigs
Con's So far the role of "MVP" has been based purely on the hosts view of how the game was played and/or any information provided to him by players. This means that there is no standard way to earn the MVP role and players who do not correspond with the host and deserve the MVP role may not get it. This means that the MVP role can be very biased and players who do not receive signatures for it may feel gyped.
So what if we create a way to standardize the MVP? This might work in the future but what about the past 9 games of TWG? Do the hosts and players remember enough about each of these games to actually go back and figure out who should get a standardized MVP? And for the players that already won the award for those games, it would be unfair to take it away from them.
Lastly, how would the signatures get updated to show an MVP award? What if they don't win the game - how would it affect the overall design - does it change their level? etc.
Have a signature for everyone who plays the game Pro's - Everyone gets a signature
Con's - There's no real motivation to actually keep playing and trying to win if you already have a signature and it's that easy to get it - This creates A TON of work for our current sig makers (Theslan and ZeroByte) as well as myself to go uploading dozens of new signatures and host them - Again, how would it affect the overall design
Those two ideas being said, here's what I thought of -
Have a few generic TWG signatures and/or avatars that anyone can use Pro's - You can have a signature to wear whenever you would like - It's not player specific so it's not a lot of work - Advertises TWG - You still have to survive a TWG to get your own sig
Con's - Have to find someone to make the signatures and avatars. Theslan and ZeroByte look after updating the personalized TWG signature awards so I'm not going to ask them to create these. It will be up to someone to volunteer to create generic TWG sigs or/and avatars
Let me know what you think. If you are artistic enough to come up with a generic sig please feel free to do so as well.