shanksdigs wrote:Could you re-open the poll?
PLAYER57832 wrote:Concise description:
OPTION: allow games where teammates are not set before game starts.
This would be an option. It would NOT replace current team play structure.
Teams would be "shuffled" after all the slots are filled, so you would not know in advance who your teammates might be.
They could either be straight random shuffled, without regard to rank/experience, etc.
OR a "even" rank order.
EDIT -- this "ranking" idea is rough... anyone with better ideas, speak up!
That is, in the second option one team might get the highest ranked player, the second would get the next highest and the third highest, then the first team would get the fourth and (if applicable) fifth ... the second team would get the 6th (and if 8-player) 7th and so forth.
Example: Major, Captain, Leuitenant, Sergeant, Sergeant, Private, Cook, Cook
Team 1 Major Team 2 Captain and luietenant
Team 1 Sergeant, Sergeant Team 2 Private, Cook
Team 1 Cook
Team 1: Major, Sergeant, Sergeant, Cook
Team 2: Captain, Lueitenant, Private, Cook
This will improve the following aspects of the site:
Not everyone has set teammates with whom to play. This means a lot of us avoid team games because we don't want to face 3 majors who obviously play together all the time. This would not prevent them from playing at all. But it would provide an extra option.
The biggest issue is rank. IF teams were random, then sometimes ranks would "one-sided". However, that would be no different than sometimes getting a really good drop, good dice, etc. Also, just because someone has a higher rank does not necessarily mean they are the expert at any particular map (often, but not always).
To get around this, they could be weighted, either as described above or some other fashion.
Would there be a way to set it up so team games are more balanced. Seems every team game is an experienced team with 3-4 reserved slots versus a team with Noobs that has never played together before.
(Non tournament play obviously)
Possible solution ?
How about Needing a certain rank to join, then make random teams ? Or something to that effect. Team games rock but they are so often completely 1 sided.
drunkmonkey wrote:I'm filing a C&A report right now. Its nice because they have a drop-down for "jefjef".
Queen_Herpes wrote:This sounds like the random team suggestion, am I correct?
MichelSableheart wrote:For quite a few people, one of the attractions of team games is that they play together with people they know. That is not something you want to take away. If you want to avoid playing against established teams without having established teammates, pay attention to which games and which teams you join.
greenoaks wrote:i would like to see a random teams option implemented
we can now select random maps so why not random partners
ch0rn wrote:The teams who play with an established team will still have a place to play, they just might not end up with so many "David vs Goliath" types of matches.
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