Let me first make it clear that I am NOT criticizing how things are done at all. If I had any problems with it, I wouldn't attend, because the groups will still go even if I don't. That said... For the VP, I had mentioned the idea of trying to balance out the loads on the elevators so that the runs have a better chance of avoiding problems. I really didn't expect any Stratics runs to have problems (not like the recent one), because after all, this is Stratics that we're talking about. None the less, the idea, thought out just some, is like this. Loading from left side would be players who are Minglers/Hollywoods and at least 60 laff. Loading from right side would be all other players. The idea is that if 4 from each side load the elevator, then any non-experienced or Uber players would be grouped with those who have the ability to help them make it through. Also, could help further if those who are Ubers and inexperienced were to be at the front of the right line, with more experienced near the back. This way as the group gets smaller, if there have to be less than 8 on any of the elevators, you will have experienced toons onboard who are more likely to be able to handle it. Opinions? For the CFO and CJ... I know Trish tries to keep friends together (she's awesome like that). But in trying to mix things up a little bit, if friends were to be in groups of 2, 3 or 4 (1 player with 3 friends at most that is), then those groups of friends can be padded with either singles or with other groups. This would mean that you pick up to 3 friends that would go on the run with you, but other friends that you invite would mix in with the others. For both, you'd still line up where you need to (CFO, go to the wall for crane or stomp), but if she knows you have friends with you, letting her know how many, she might be able to put groups together to form fair elevator loads while letting friends and non friends play together. Reason for this (other than the fact that it is almost like doing a private run) is because it makes it more fun to mix it up some. If I had 2 or 3 friends with me and the others in the group are those I haven't played with before, then it's fun. New styles of playing, the little unknown things that may happen, and if its someone who hasn't played that much, a better chance of their making it to the end. Again, open for opinions. Just thought I'd mention it since the constant "sticking with only friends" thing is not only causing potential problems, but taking away from some of the fun as well.