Overall-Battle Points + Painting + Comp + Sports
This one I have no problem with, it gives everybody a shot and fits the "ideal" of the compy tourney.
Best General-60% Battle, 30% Comp (peer and judge scored), 10% TO's discretion
In other words, who can kiss the most ass and sneak their strong list while maintaining a fluffy facade. Fucking joke.
Painting-Combo of peer review and judge review
I don't see a comp score here? Bullshit, fuck you.
Player's Choice-Everyone picks their favorite army
The Ass Kissing/Crony award.
Sportsmanship-Player review after each game.
The butthurt/chipmunk score
So, there's our system. Fuck me, right? The main argument for comp was to prevent people from bringing powerbuilds just to win.
Hold the fuck up.
Why the fuck are you going to a tournament if not to win? Die in a fire.
Then we get the same bullshit scrubtastic responses
"Any three year old can play Vulkan!"-Fucknuts
"What if some guys from out of town bring in their unpainted Green Tide and stomp."-Dumbshit
"Waaaah! Special Characters are broken!"-Assclown
Listen up idiots, if you actually fought against competitive armies and not bullshit 4th ed armies or crap like footdar and Green Tide you would become a better player and see the crap armies for what they are, crap. A bad general with a good army will beat a bad general with a bad army. Get better and/or bring better armies and this problem goes away. How do you get better? Practice against good armies, you fuck!
Somebody actually told me that my DeathRaven army would be comped poorly (Sammy, Belial, 4 DW squads, 2 RW units for reference) because I picked the "power options."
Welcome to my god damn nightmare.
The biggest arguments came from how to use soft scoring, particularly how to eliminate shenanigans. You know what the best way is? Don't fucking have it. It eliminates all this chipmunking bullshit and gets you focused on beating your opponent, not the system.
It's as easy as this:
Overall-BPs + Painting, Sports as the tie breaker
General-BPs, Sports as the tie breaker
That requires 0 extra effort from the TO beyond making sure people aren't cheating or being assholes. There's no system to exploit, no way to snipe somebody who beat you, no way to game your friends to victory, none of it. It's simple and lets you focus on the real important bits: playing the damn game!
But wait, there's more!
They also tossed around ideas for missions, eventually deciding to use the main rulebook missions (salvation!) BUT letting the player make up their own missions and submit them. They were talking bullshit like having only Elites score, using 4th ed VPs (the Eldar player suggested that, I guess he wants to bring back SMF too), a railgun train driving through the map (anything not hugging the board edge dies! lollololollollol FUCK YOU!), empty board with Night Fight all game and wacky random teleporting.
Fuck my life.
Oh hey, we're also using the INAT FAQ.
Also the Fantasy game is still 1800.
I hate everything.