Ok, I am not trying to be bitter or anything here.
Lately, meaning the last few months, many in Twitch and the game’s high spheres keep ranting and complaining and crying about how unfair certain maps are, and then we have T90Official and several others modding the game, creating new map versions and pressuring Microsoft to make changes so you always get a back gold/stone, the number of risks reduced because they serve as free walls, etc. etc. ETC.
While I understand their motivation for all this, I think that all of us need to remember that this is a game. It is not Microsoft Excel. It is not a tool for work. It is a tool for fun. And there is fun in randomnes, and there is fun in unfairness. A good player could lose to a bad player because the former gets all forward resources, for example. Among a group of friends playing, such occassion could be hilarious. And guess what: Hilarious is good because, again, this is a game, for FUN.
So instead of forcing the pro player needs down everyone’s throat, I think Microsoft should just deny all of the requests while still allowing for fair tournaments by allowing the game to run custom maps or anything else they need to have their perfect competition games where the best wins because they are the best, and not because of some gold tiles being up front.
Opinions and rants welcome.