With the current VNL, OLYMPIC and WCH methods, we will never see Cyprus' Zackaiou, Trinidad's Kisarjak or, as it stands, Sweden's Isabel Haak. Also, where is the need to wait two years for Vargas, who is now in season?
Also, in Poland a few years ago, several players accused their coach of harassment, and Belgium changed coaches in similar circumstances, so why not stick to the Nation, or come together under an extended "Nation"? In an open VNL organised by teams, teams that are disliked by the players are naturally weakened.
For example, you could have a team that supports this forum, or you could have a team of staff and players who share a fascinating new tactic, or you could have a team sucked in by the world's stupidest volleyball meme and become a historic team that will last for 100 years. (Whatever, the players and fans who hold those tokens could be worth a hell of a lot more.)
The new ranking system decided by the FIVB old man who doesn't know any better, and no one here is committed to it, but it's a self-imposed algorithm that we have to follow. It will eventually become more of a system where players, coaches, staff and fans can commit according to their involvement. Or rather, it is already technically possible.
Small countries don’t have the resources to compete on this stage. Add in rankings are becoming ever so more important, that’s just going to shun the smaller nations even more.
CEV will have a massive advantage in the long term… but DAOs would defeat the purpose of international competition. Just extend the club season then