I guess the ip/password would have to be handed out somehow, email or a forum pm. Either could also just be distibuted by each teams captain though.
captains should be turning up at irc
where they could get the passwords...
this also might encourage players to turn up to an irc chatroom
though the captain may use whatever system they want to in distributinng the info...
If it was individual then every player would have to be 'signed up' therefore eliminating confusion about player numbers (an issue that i think was raised on the ladle 11 feedback page).
However this in turn may hinder the tournament as extra players may not be able to connect, for example 2020 & wrtl helping us out last ladle.
i don't think we can draw a hard line with player-named entries
if we had
the ladle series would have come to an end by number 3 or 4 if i remember...
maybe one day we are popular enough to enforce this kind of thing
imho it can work with pairs but no larger...
Maybe the best option would be to have a system like the TST. This might kill the wiki element though.
i like the tst system with private emails going to players...
though i think this could be used by teamcaptains...
Even so i think every player has the brains to use custom conect or use the password; maybe this will test 2020's concept on a self organised tournament
one thing is to get your ass at a server on time with your teammates
another is fiddling around with technical stuff...
i only was able to use irc because of joda's interface
otherwise it was impenetrable
(to my little mind)