AustrianOak wrote:From my personal experience I have noticed the a change in the player base between the spring/early summer to the late summer/fall. The 'fat' of the wargame community is gone. The player base has stopped exploring new game modes or playing solo when their friends are not on. During the summer all my friends that play wargame were out traveling. Being the hermit that I am, I stayed at my house to play wargame. I played around 250 games solo. During this time I usually could find fair and balanced teams, and had enjoyable games. As the summer moved on, however, I started to notice it taking more time for my lobbies to fill; and the average player skill in my games decreased as well. The 'average' player has left wargame. We are left with people who almost exclusively play 1 game mode and do not try and branch out, or people only play with their friends and do not play solo (myself included).
Today I almost exclusively play with friends because I can't trust my team mates to do anything correct. However, my group always looks for other teams to play,
Sadly, most teams out there won't play against yours, they only want to beat up on pubbies.