Posted by TiggyT (OpManager) (Ranked 25 on Command & Conquer (Kali) Ladder) on August 25, 2010 at 07:58:01 PDT:
In Reply to: Re: test posted by mysticprincess7 (LadderOp) on May 06, 2010 at 11:16:52 PDT:
I felt it important to clear up a slight misconception of how the Rank Defense Rule works.
Here is a reminder of the Rule:
The purpose of the Ladder is to climb to the top and the competition for the rungs in the Top Ten is high. As such, we have special rules that apply for members in the Top Ten.
Members in the Top Ten must play the person ranked directly below them at least once every three days. A rank-defense match takes priority over other challenges, and any member that would be involved in a rank-defense match may initiate the challenge. For example, a match between rank #2 and rank #3 is considered a rank-defense match, and either member ranked in those positions can challenge the other to play the match. If either member, the better-ranked player or the worse-ranked player, is found to be avoiding a rank-defense match, then their account may be penalized.
A member is allowed 3 full calendar days AFTER the day they reach the Top 10 to play a Rank Defense Match (not 72 hours from the exact moment they reach the Top 10). A calendar day is a Case's Ladder day, which is on Pacific time, and runs from Midnight to Midnight - (or more correclty Midnight to 23:59).
So, for example, a member entering the Top 10 on a Monday, would have 3 full days, (Tuesday, Wednesday and up to Midnight Pacific Thursday) to play a Rank Defense Match to comply with the rule.
I hope this explains this for you all.
Good luck in your games.