asaphx wrote:praslovan wrote:I have no idea why they don't take the CoH approach to the MP matches.
It is already there actually. It is called ranked and because of that scary name people think that if they play it and loose they will I dunno... have to give their kidney.
It is simple really. Rename ranked to "multy-player" remove any publicly visible leader-boards (because some people can't stand the idea of tanking spots) and that is it.
Retain custom lobbies as invite only, so that community can organize tournaments. Have those 10v10 and PvAI servers in their own sub-menus and that is it.
But nooo people will be against that. In the same breath they will demand so that player levels are made public... dude if you play auto-matched MP you will be paired with same skill-level players anyway. Effortlessly at that since it will be automatic.
The fact that they just leave things as it is is killing anything they release. Wargame would have more players if it wasn't for the MP system as it is and SD would have the same.
The problem with ranked is that, also due to the low amount of players but also due to limitation, it can only be played 1v1 or 2v2, and is almost always played 1v1, which is not how most people want to play.
If the only thing you can play is auto-match then you won't have a problem with people not playing.