General Information about GM-Y Some of this information has been posted before, but bears repeating, and should be all in one place where every GM member can find it easily. The GM-Y team is everyman's team. It is a 6-player team, but unlike GM-X and GM-Z, it's roster is determined SOLELY by merit. This means that ALL clan members have the opportunity to be a member of this team, if their skills are up to snuff. Every Sunday, at midnight (GMT), the team leader (me) will check the status of all GM members who are not on the X and Z teams and will assign 6 members (plus 4 reservists) to the team using the sKill formula I created earlier (which uses HLstats data and takes into account each player's score and the amount of time each person has been logged onto the GM servers. For more info, PM me). I only rank and compare GM clan members who are not on the X or Z teams. The top-ranked person will be the Team Captain and will be in command of the team during any matches. Since the Team Captain position will likely change every week or two, I Am Nomad is the permanent Team Leader, who will set overall policies for the team and determine match times and dates. Each GM member should have three classes that they play primarily posted on their member's page (if you do not, please submit them to me). Depending on the map and each player's rank, the Team Captain will decide, prior to each match, who will play which class, to ensure team balance. GM-Y will compete in three regularly scheduled matches during the week (see next post in this topic): two against GM-X and one against GM-Z. It is a chance for Y teammates to develop and hone team skills and communication abilities. While it is true that the team roster will change from week-to-week, it shouldn't change drastically enough to make team-building very difficult. Also, it will teach the new players how to work as a team, and it will teach the old players how to work with and train new players. The rankings will be determined by me sometime between Sunday at Midnight GMT and Monday morning at 8 AM GMT. I will send out a PM to each prospective GM-Y team member and reservist by Monday at 8 AM GMT. Then, those people will have until Monday night at Midnight GMT to respond to the PM and say whether or not they wish to be on the team. If you do not respond, it will be assumed that you will be playing on GM-Y. Although, I would prefer a confirmation -- either yay or nay -- from everyone I contact. It will be required that Y-team members and reservists be available to play in at least two of the weekly matches. If you cannot fulfill that requirement (for example, if you will be on Holiday all week), then you must decline to be on the team that week. If you cannot meet this requirement, and you did not inform me of this before the Monday@Midnight deadline, you will be penalized by not being allowed on GM-Y as either a player or a reservist for the following two weeks. While I understand that emergencies do occur, I have to be firm on this, to be fair to everyone who takes their responsibility to the team seriously. If you wish to be on the Y team, improve your skills. Here is a little quote from Protantus: And my favorite part of the quote: Well said, PT! I Am Nomad Many thanks to Myke and Z3ro.NL for all of their ideas and input.