Trying to get people to play with themselves and each other across the internet seems to be a Herculean task. There are flaws with the current system and setup that are out of my control, but the corrective measures are within my control. And yours.
The whole grouping process was meant to do one thing: force a certain amount of random mixity by not letting players from one small unit do their thing then just disappear. But since it is not getting all the results I wanted, and that some are clamoring for change… here is what is going to change:
- Groups with a game previously formed (A, C, D, E, F) are maintained as-is, even with just one game done.
- Groups with no game are to be broken and reformed in an organic manner.
- Players who do not have a game yet played in their group have until March 15, 23:59 UTC to get a group of 5 players AND play at least two of their games. The sole restriction is to not have more than 3 players from the same country in the group.
- Anyone from old groups B, G, H, I, J, K who doesn’t have a single game played is deleted from WAML and is free to try to rejoin in June. New groups formed for session 1 will take letters Z, Y, X and upward to replace those current groups.
It’s up to you if you want to use #osamuko or not. If not, then you’ve missed the entire point of WAML and we wish you continued success in your personal mahjong endeavours. It might be a scheduling, a timing or a trolling issue: we don’t bear any ill will but it’s time to say goodbye to some of you.
SUPER EDIT: Groups with only one game played by March 22, 23:59 UTC will drop the fifth player as well.