A special twist in the gamefest: betting!
No, it is not about having spectators bet their money on who's going to win a match, not that this couldn't happen, we just wont be the ones partaking in it.
The idea is something different, a bit of a twist to the gamefest that could make things quite fun. In an earlier thread I mentioned a reward system based on points.
Now what if we allow a player to bet at a certain amount of points that he has accumulated that he will win a voluntary match set up outside of the main brackets? Say the player has 20 points and bets 5 of them to win against another player. If the other player accepts the challenge and wins he gains these 5 points while the challenger loses them (being left with only 15) or, of course, vice versa.
Yes, this does mean that The Ultimate Player of the Freedomware Gamefest 2007 may also end up being the one with good betting skills, but don't forget the fact that he still does have to WIN the match he is betting on, meaning that he does in a way deserve all the points he accumulated this way.
What do you think?