the goal should be for everyone to have fun. Sometimes that means a virtual deadlock, other times it's smashing the other team, then getting smashed back, etc. People should put less stock in winning any specific round and more on how they can win the next.
I can't agree more with this.
The problem though is that we let the stacking go on for too long so it is now the dominant factor in how people think about the game. "Oh I lost a round, it must be because the other team is stacked, I better join the stack next map". Whether the teams were or weren't stacked is almost irrelevant now, it's the thought pattern that that MUST be the reason for a loss that's the issue -- it leads to people making the stack true whether it was or wasn't before.
manifold_curiosity wrote:The general feel seems to be that auto-scramble is a bit too keen, and vote-scramble is a bit too hard.
Agree on making vote-scramble ~5 votes.
I think auto-scramble is kind of at the right level. See why below.
Ralph Wiggum wrote:I feel sad it would come to this but the only true way for random teams to form would be for the server to automatically place you in a team, with no ability to choose or swap.
Sad is how I feel too.
I wonder if the server needs a month or two of artificially forcing things to be exactly random/even just so that people might see that when they have no control over picking the teams the games can be randomly fun in exactly the way Mythor said above.
Just theorycrafting here, I do note that we've only had auto-scramble running for a week
THANKS to Bickety for setting it up