Contents: Intro: Some New Changes For The Matrix............. by MANchyld The Dic Report: Top 3 Matches of The Week...........by dicnyaeye The VIP Section: Top 5 Stanzas.............................. by Insense MANchyld Interviews With Awedishin AKA Mac Flow: Letting The Vet Speak RSLTers Get Punk’d: A New Segment: This Week's Edition - Pinning Pent Up......................by Insense Top 20 Match Reviews of the Week..........................by Rikoshay MOD'S ODDS: The Favorites to Win This Week.........by Rikoshay Some New Changes For The Matrix by MANchyld As the Head Mod of the league, I want to make sure that you all feel appreciated for presenting your verses for us. So let me first thank everyone who showed up for their matches. Also we have a new RSTL Mod in Pent Up so everyone give him a cool welcome to the Mod Squad. The new rules that have been devised are for you to make sure the league is respected and everyone is doing their part to keep it that way. Last couple of weeks, these new rules have been focused on getting more votes with no shows having to vote on at least 2 matches or they’ll be penalized votes in their next match. As well, there’s been another to give points to new RSTLers for winning their first couple of matches with full verses of at least 14 lines, which is the league minimum for when both show in hopes that this will reduce all the newby no shows that have created problems in the lower ranks. There are some more rules and ideas that will be used in the future. The latest one was devised by me to encourage the exchamps to vote on more matches when they decide to give votes while they’re not signed in. With some recent oversights I noticed in the RSTL, some new rules will be put in place to insure your matches receive the fair votes that you deserve. In the past, some exchamps, I won’t name any names because they’re mostly cool with me still, have abused their right to vote in matches when they aren’t signed in by voting on matches that their friends are in. No more of that shit. The new rule I have put in place requires that any exchamp exercising their right to vote in matches while they’re signed out has to vote in 3 matches and if they don’t, their votes will not be counted. This is so at least the favoritism that is often exerted will be a little more encouraging to have vets give their opinions, which are usually widely respected. Another new rules that I have created after seeing some abuse with crappy votes is a 2 line minimum of critique for every verse in a match that is given by voters. People are getting too lazy with their votes and providing quotes and extremely short and unexplained breakdowns that are causing some discomfort for members. Quotes will not count towards those 2 lines of critique that is now required and if not given, the vote will not count. New rules will be posted in the thread that is marked New Rules / Changes, made by Rikoshay to impose the 1st no rule of no show winner voting. Be sure to check the thread below for any updates if you’re new to the league or haven’t been here in a while. http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=876433 Also if you can’t give a link to verify your past record, you’re starting at 0-0 unless Rikoshay, who has been a dope mod by the way for looking up records as well as other mod duties, looks it up for you. Summer is not that far away so there will be another tournament coming up. With the RSTL Bank in place to award points, there will be prizes to receive this summer for the winner and runner-up. Some new ideas for the structure of the tournament are being discussed by the moderators and will be announced when we decide on something.