The RSTL Tribune: Volume 2, Issue 9, Week 12 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Mod Balls Looking Back At Last Week III. Weekly Highlights IV. Lucifa’s Loose Cypher V. Lucifa Breaks It Down For You VI. Q’s Top 3 Competitors Looking On To This Week VII. The Official Rankings VIII. Q’s Predictions Lets Have Some Fun IX. Interview With An Iron Man X. Honey Of The Week XI. Interview With A Brand New Champ XII. Outroduction _____ I. Introduction Welcome to another edition of The Tribune with me, Lucifa, at the helm as editor. I’ve put some real effort today in to creating the mag and appreciate the time from Q, Got Life? and nom de plume who have helped this week. Now a word from Q: All in all, last week was a bit of a disappointment. Though most of you came through in the clutch, I find it highlyl ironic that following a discussion heavily geared towards not allowing extensions, the entire fucking league opts for one, thus leaving many last minute votes and a pretty dope DK v. Meta match with only 2 votes. Some pretty well put together verses in the end by most that showed, but I really hope we pick this up in the future. My ideal league reflects fewer no shows and more votes per person. I would also prefer the votes be more evenly spread about. I understand that if there is a dope battle in which you have an opinion, you may want to express it. But aside from the champ and contender matches, if there is a match with 5 plus votes on it all in the same direction, please vote for other battles that are either close in votes or few. Otherwise, a knockout rule of some sort may be in effect for seasons to come, or a maximum of votes for per each battle in which they will be closed and voters will be forced to vote in other directions. Aside from this, the week wasn't all that bad. Moderation was smooth as was competition. A lot of questions surrounding this playoff series in which I thought I had stated that I would update the league shortly. Everything will be sorted out and publicized in due time. I also plan to update the archives this coming week being that I am on a very brief break from school. Overall, I am impressed with where the league is going and I am ecstatic that Jook is back to join us. Hopefully he will adjust accordingly to the new rules and whatnot and get right back into the swing of things come playoff time. The theme will be revealed much like last season's closer to the actual tournament. As you may or may not recall, the structure of the playoffs has already been amended. I believe that this is for the better of the league, and correlating with this will be the order in which rankings are determined. Two possible scenarios are obviously points that will carry over from season to season and points based on each respective season. The two will be weighed appropriately and the determined by which promotes the better for the league. As of now, no one is safe. What I mean is that, until the decision is made, those who are hugging tightly to last season's points may be rudely awakened. I mean no harm by my words, but I just don't want you all to feel secure in your position just yet. Once a system is determined, it will be announced accordingly, accompanied by a thorough explanation. Hopefully, this will all be sorted out sooner than later. At this time, we would like to extend a warm invitation to those who disagree with the way our magazines are written, or to those who may disagree with our views or the way we express opinions, or simply to those whom may just want to help out and have a sincere concern for the future of this league. Please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org (Quriosity) or email@example.com (Lucifa). Alternatively contact us via instant message on AIM: joekraq (Quriosity) or lokoveli (Lucifa). We are always open to suggestions and help from those who are truly interested.