I love Master Magic but skewb's cool too.
I would rather we removed more events before adding others ^_^
I really care much about this, now.
I do not see this as an issue as these events can be normally scheduled and I think there is not really an judging issue.
Multi and Big BLDs are the most extreme tests of puzzle solving skills and deserve to be officially recognized.
If as an organizer you feel these events take up too much time: do not schedule them.
This is already often the case.
If you do hold them you still have several options:
- Assign a time slot (reference to German Nationals where there is a 90 minute slot to do your 4 and 5 BLD attempts)
- Find a judge and solve whenever you like
- Overlap them in the same time slot; for instance FMC – Big BLD
As mentioned before: I would actually like to see bigger BLD become official.
If you can solve these you deserve the official recognition.
As always it would be up to the organisers to schedule it and they can even set limits / qualifications.
Reference again to German Nationals: to participate in 4 and 5 BLD you need to have an official success on 4 or 5 BLD (probably done to reduce the number of participants as this is a large competition)
I agree on feet though: to high of a “gimmick” factor.
Removal of Magics makes sense. I would understand the reasons for removing 6x6 and 7x7: they are big cubes like 5x5 and 4x4, just bigger; you solve in a similar way, it just takes longer, so they are redundant.
But why removing feet? Because you don't like it? Because a feet solve looks silly? There are many people who think the whole Rubik's cube thing is silly. Moreover, I think Feet is there for people who, for some reason, aren't able to use they're hands to solve a Cube; in this way they can compete at the same level at least in that event.
And why removing every BLD event except 3BLD? I don't see any reason to remove them that cannot be used to remove also normal 4x4 and 5x5 speedsolve.
As I said before, removal of magics makes sense, but I don't think we should remove events just because they are long or difficult to judge: we are only loosing something in this way. If an organiser doesn't like an event he can simply not put it into his competitions; if you don't like an event, don't compete in it; if you hate an event so much that you don't even want to see it, look somewhere else when they're holding it.
EDIT: it actually took me quite a long time to write this post (I also had to answer a phone call), so I posted whithout noticing Cubenovice's post, which is similar to mine for some extent.
Last edited by porkynator; 07-24-2012 at 03:29 AM.