In the recent patch notes, I’ve read that the devs are planning to add even niche non-40min Treaty modes.
And that got me thinking; could we also have an option for King of the Hill on Ranked search?
It is currently the only major game mode which isn’t represented, and I think it has potential. It is essentially as competitive as the most popular game mode (Standard Supremacy), with the added element of capturable Fort which prevents games from dragging on too long and encourages more action-packed matches rather than turtling.
The only thing I worry about is extra mode might split the playerbase and increase waiting time of existing ranked queue.
As far as I know these special modes like King of the Hill or Death match have never become popular in any AoE franchise. At least I have never seen these modes in the custom lobby. Is it really necessary to add another ranked queue which might be dead soon for these unpopular modes and have the risk of impacting the existing queue?
If we can make sure this won’t effect the current supremacy queue, then I am totally fine.
I think the current custom lobby for these modes is sufficient.
I think the ability to queue for multiple game types makes it possible to add without splitting player base at all. I support anything to get people out of lobbies and into queue for any reason, so I would support KotH ranked.