As many of you have seen in the last few weeks there has been a wild phenomena around BLACK FOREST, by the initiative of a discord channel a lot of pro players have increased their activity 300% or 400% playing team games, take slam as the best example, in the last few weeks he has played more games than all his games in the last year, hes not alone several pro players and teams are now playing together(like they used to do back at voobly).
If the pro players can enjoy the game again by playing team games at their level under their own rules, imagine all the POTENTIAL for the rest of the player base that have lost their will or any desire to play ranked team games, given their experience by the punishments, awful matches, point trading/smurfing, bad maps, noob bashing, etc.
If the Developers finally implement TG ranked lobbies, a lot of the current issues will be solved, random civ matches would be the norm again, better matches will be generated at the cost of losing the unfair matches the MM generates all day long(which nobody is going to miss).
There is not a single logical reason to deny TG ranked lobbies, cause the people who will use the ranked lobbies would be competitive players and communities around certain maps, the vast majority of users at lower ranks are not going to suffer by the lack of players cause there is where the big numbers are, the only fraction of players moving to the ranked lobbies would be the higher levels that already suffer a lot to find good and fair games, contrary to the lower ranks that can find games around their levels all day, this is probably the best way of improving and fixing things, MM can coexist with a ranked tg ladder in the same way quick match does.
This is fair petition, DM ranked lobbies are coming, they were less than 1k active players back then while there are over 60k players playing team games actively every month, if the guy who is in charge of the numbers read this there is no way to ignore how positive the change will be, there is already enough evidence of PRO players activity just coming back to play the map they always wanted, it can’t be that a discord group is better to find equal matches rather than the game itself, cause that would remove all the essence of the elo system.
I am not suggesting ranked lobbies for 1x1, so please do not start a war or a discussion about one map players or the imaginary fantasy that the game was invented to play all maps rather than play what you want and you enjoy, cause that isn’t relevant for team games where there are up to 8 players agreeing on playing the same map and settings unlike the MM that can’t find the best map possible for everyone and chooses the least option no one wanted.