As you all know by now, I'm not going to be running the next league. I've been looking for someone else to run the league because I didn't want to just ditch the league and let someone else figure out what to do. My main two people who have brought the most ideas in and people I trust most with running the league next year are @Jet Starr and @Emo. I've seen most of their ideas and i'm gunna put them down here just so everyone knows what they would like to do: Emo's ideas X-Division Championship will be instated as a belt that will only be competed for in multi-man matches (it will also replace both the Intercontinental Championship as well as the Iron Man Championship). It is a belt that if you retain it on 4 occasions, you will be able to surrender it for a shot at the World Championship, speaking of which, the belt will only be required to be defended twice a month (once on a regular show once on ppv). Also, at least one member of the match will be the league runner's pick, but it is possible that there will be no sign-ups at all. The World Champion will carry over into the next game year, unless the champion decides to change characters (the other belts will to, it just wouldn't apply to this year since the belts are being changed). However, there will still be a tournament, but now it will decide the number one contender(s) at the first PPV (and the runner ups will be thrown into the X-Division title match). The Feast or Fired event will no longer be a thing. Instead, I look to incorporate the King of the Ring tournament (which will culminate at the ppv prior to SummerSlam), in which the winner will retain the title of King of the Ring for the rest of the game year, as well as receive a shot at the World Championship at SummerSlam. In order to earn shots at the World Championship, I will focus not only on victories, but promo effort. It isn't right for someone who puts no effort into their promos to get a shot at the World Championship. Sign-Ups for the league will begin the week after WWE'2K17 comes out, and should we get at least 12 sign-ups by the end of October, then I plan to start the league up in November. I feel that waiting until January allows people to really get burnt out on the game before the league even starts. So maybe starting the league earlier will be able to keep the appeal going. Finally, though I said that a third belt just hasn't seemed to work for Exodus, should there be a noticeable amount of tag teams in '2K17, then I will have a tournament for a tag team championship. EIF starts 2 weeks after the game comes out every year. We typically copy and paste the rules from the previous year, and edit them as needed. Now, I definitely think that 3 weeks is plenty of time to be able to do the same thing with Exodus. And it's not like should something come up, I wouldn't be capable of changing the rules then. My goal here is to try to have more than 8 people active in the league the whole year through. In EIF, we have at least 15-20 people active in the league the whole year around, and we always double that during the summer. That is something I want for this league, and I feel that starting it earlier while people are still hyped for the game is the best way to accomplish that. Jet's ideas Change the name of the show to Ignition instead of Exodus. Changing the WHC to the Universal Championship. Drop the Iron Man Championship and bring in a womans division. Allow people to sign up to the league as managers. Feast or Fired to be reworked. The school will be brought back. Contenders for belts will be decided on a ranking system. Also based on "character, promo writing, style of play, how good at the game you are, how you behave on the forum in and out of the league". Championships will still be vacated at the end of the year but former champions will be given the first shot at the belt in the new league. The ranking system will help with how you are booked and what belts you can go after. (Jet's ideas are a lot less detailed because i'm writing up the small facts I know about them, whereas I just copied Emos post. I'm sure Jet can elaborate if needed) My main concern right now is a personal one. I built up this league over 3 years and want it to go to the right person and I dont want it to fall flat or die. At the same time, I don't want the league to be "too different" so it doesn't feel like the leagues that we've all been a part of these past few years. There's bits I like and dislike of both peoples ideas. I'll start with Emo's ideas. What I like: The KOTR tournament. Having a KOTR in the league would be fun, especially with the added bonus of getting a title shot at a big PPV. People getting shots at belts based on promo effort. I'm half conflicted with this and this is an idea Jet sorta shares. There needs to be some middle ground which I dont see. If someone gets 5 wins in a row but has terrible promos, but theres someone who gets 3 wins out of 5 but with some of the best promos, how do you solve the issue there? The idea of the X-Division title. This is more of a like and dislike, so let me explain. Because of the smaller roster we have had since moving over to this site, it's already difficult enough to pick people to challenge for two belts. Having a multiman title would be good, but I have a feeling it'll quickly fall into the trap of the Iron Man and Hardcore titles where people become less and less interested. Especially since having 4 way matches are hard enough to win as it is, having to defend that belt is just going to be stressful more than anything else. Then there's finding 3 challengers for it constantly, it'll be tough. What I dislike: Feast or Fired no longer being a thing. Personal bias but I liked that PPV. We've just always had sore winners. Sign ups starting the week after the game is released. A lot of people will be getting the game for Christmas, and even with the wait to see if we can get enough members, having time to mess around with the game enough to sort out good rules that can make the game fair will be rushed. Jet's ideas What I like: The ranking system. I'm more intrigued by how this will work more than anything else, but if it helps with booking and deciding challengers, it can only be a good thing. I wouldn't mind knowing more about how it actually works. Bit of a like and dislike here; Championships still being vacated at the end of the year I like, but champions getting first shot next year i'm kinda "hmm" about. Each game is different, someone could be terrible by the next game, should they get an instant shot just for being the last champion? I dunno. The school being brought back. Both a good and bad point. It needs reworked from what we used in the 2K15 league. It needs to be more user friendly and kept up to date. It cant be the same otherwise it'll just alienate people. What I dislike: Changing the show name. Is it necessary? I feel like this is a change just for the sake of a change. Doesn't really change my opinion on anything since it's trivial, but yeah. Laying out my feelings on it. Changing the WHC to the Universal Championship. Again, trivial and doesn't change much. But we've always used the WHC. It's the "Big prize" that's always been around. I like it for history sake and again don't see the need in the change. But again, that doesn't sway me too much. Womans division. I just don't see this working. I think people will agree with me. If not, then whatever, it doesn't effect me too much since I won't be participating in a womans division either way. Allowing people to sign up as managers. This isn't an E-Fed. I've liked the rule of only being able to sign up if you can play matches since it's a competitive league. If we start letting anyone in just to promo, these promo people will start doing more damage than good (in my opinion). I dont want this to seem like im bashing all changes because that's not the case. I see good and bad points to both, and i'm sure other ideas/ suggestions can also be made too. Since i'm not going to be running the league, here's some other ideas I had which I wouldn't mind seeing next year: 4 weeks between each PPV, meaning less PPVs throughout the year. The league moves quickly. As a GM i've noticed how hard it is to decide new challengers after just 3 weeks between PPVs, especially if you want to name a challenger early so they can build up some story, it's hard. Giving an extra week between PPVs could help this. Removal of the Iron Man Championship. 3 belts is too many. 2 is plenty. I don't think you should be able to drop the secondary title for a shot at the main title, but there needs to be some reason to go for the minor championship. Myself included I havent really been interested in the minor title, even if the IC title is my favourite looking belt. It FEELS like a minor title and that's what it is. It needs elevated somehow, and I don't know how. More interaction. I don't know how to solve this one either, but at times it seems like 2 people will go off and do a full feud for a month and no-one will even know what's happened when it's over because they'll stick to themselves and no one gets involved. I'm not saying that you need a load of people in one feud, quite the opposite, there just needs to be more interaction so people are still in the loop. Maybe bring back match descriptions to solve this? A better booking/contenders deciding system. This is where i'm curious about Jet's idea and want to hear more about it. I don't want the GM to get lazy. I'll admit I have been these past few months, but i'm the first to admit i'm burned out and that's why I'm not going to run it next year. Whoever does takeover, I want them to stay for at least the full year before giving up. Leaving midway through the league will kill it. We cant have that. Anyway, those are my ideas. Both Emo and Jet are still the front runners and I more than likely will put both your names forward to run the league next year. Maybe a joint effort will be best, who knows? I want people to use this thread to suggest their own opinions for what they would like to change or what they would like to stay the same for next year. These are my opinions, they wont hold more power over anyone elses since I wont be in charge next year, I just wanted to put them out there just like everyone else will want their voices heard too.