Yes if the hardware limitation rule is eventually applied, then WCCC would be just another common tournament. We have plenty of those played all the year with all these lists.Kirill Kryukov wrote: As a member of CCRL testing group, I however welcome the change, as it will result in WCCC losing any remaining relevance it still had, and my (and others) testing efforts will become more valued and appreciated.
And in fact it will be a completely poor in quality tournament with just 10-15 games. A joke in fact!
Compare this with the thousand games you, CEGT, SSDF, Sedat, etc play and WCCC becomes meaningless.
While until now in WCCC there always appeared hardware that is not common. Larger than usual and that gave it a special character.
Now they remove it, so they are killing it.
I think the best thing programmers(that share my opinion and it seems that they are the vast majority) should do is to boycott the WCCC for this year if this rule survives, and don't participate, in hope that ICGA will change its mind next year.