There were some suggestions to run a competition for the platform at the end of the 12 month period prior to removal, to see if there was any interest in it. I think we all know that almost any competition that is run will get submissions, which would create an endless loop of no Tier 2 games meeting this criteria. Hell, if I wasn’t running it I’d track down the game and pocket a 2nd level Crescent as one of the few participants.
Although there is merit in calling out that a Platform is about to be retired in case some folks want to sweep in to save it for nostalgia’s sake. So what I’m proposing is the following:
- Any Tier 2 Game (except Star Wars Games) which has no matches submitted in a 12 month period may be removed after notification of this game’s “Near Retirement” status in a Fist Report and no earlier than one month after the Report is published.
If feedback is positive following the GJW we’ll look at starting this process for a few games. Expect only 1 or 2 platforms to go on the chopping block each month, not a spam of all at once.