RedVan, on January 22 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:
Needs more server browser.
Yesterday, myself, zeshi, and someone else were taking turns getting fuzzy bunny on on the bad team
. It was pretty funny.
Something the community of Fallen Empire: Legions
did was set up a community VOIP and invite noobs to it. We would hold newblood pickup games, where experienced players would pick teams, then teach the team how to play together. Of course, this is really only possible with a server browser
(fuzzy bunny matchmaking).
Another benefit of server browser is that, should a noob decide they don't like getting owned in one particular server, they can join another, and not be automagically placed back into the same server via matchmaking.
I love this idea Red, and I know that you, Zesh, and more than a few of the forum regulars have at one time or another been a party to, or been the victim of "stacked" teams.
The BSB does this thing on Fridays, we call it fight club but it really can be whatever, maybe we should have newbie night and try to get people together and show the basics of the different game types. Yes, having a server browser would infinitely make this easier. Yes then others could make "new player friendly" servers like in many other games.
What does this achieve tho? It makes for a bunch of games with people in it of comparable skill yes, but that does not increase the players on that servers skill in as much as getting face f'd by a team or a few better players.
The only way one gets better is by challenging themselves and going up against people with better skills then themselves. I didn't get better because I fought 100 level 1 CR-Ts in 50 pub games. I got better because I faced players like you, Zeshi, Decoy, etc. I still get destroyed near instantly when Zeshi is in my games, or you, or Decoy. These are some of the best players that are active right now, hell maybe some people even better than yall will come back after the reaper update, who knows.
Do I like it? No. Do I rage quit and uninstall the game like people seem to think new folks do as soon as they lose a few games 60-10? No. I take a break, play something else for awhile, or hell, even go outside! The point is, MM is what we have, it's been critque'd, ad infinitum, and it's not going to change anytime soon.
Numbers imbalance is easy enough to fix, hit the swap teams button, being on the losing side has little effect on your personal exp/hp gains. The fact that people don't play the tutorials, don't think about region, don't use VOIP (or use it too much in an annoying/trolling fashion) read anything, watch a stream, or do anything past furiously click "DEPLOY" is the problem. I can't tell you how many people I have seen standing dead still shooting till they over heat, don't air burst, don't dodge, go off on solo Rambo missions, etc. All of these things will contribute to a stunning loss if someone from the other team notices, and actually uses the in game VOIP to coordinate their team.
tldr: Server browsers would be nice, they won't help people that don't want to work for it to improve. All they will do, is be a haven for bad play, and poor growth as players.
P.S. To the guy that quoted me, I don't fully understand your question, I apologize for not responding to you, but here's a guess:
I've had games with everyone on the team had a positive k/d except that one guy who was 0/15/2, you win TDM by playing WITH your team, doing anything else just makes you a detriment to said team.
Edited by burns1124, January 22 2013 - 12:04 PM.