Well, I don't know whether teams from Germany follow these rules or not. BUT the only world bids giving event is in late May /early June. You don't even know your teams roster for next season by then, because our season ususally starts in July/August. So you get your bid a year early and I can understand that its difficult to get a bid in May for worlds almost a year later and then go there with the exact same team. Plus, we can't even compete in the division we qualified in because we got different divisions here than there are in the US. Please take these circumstances into account when you think that its "unfair".