Can this awful, restricted and unbalanced map pool for DM be changed please?
We need a proper version of Green Arabia or Blue Arabia to be part of the map pool. Otherwise, give us the option to only choose Arabia for DM games.
The other way is, either increase the number of bannable maps or remove the crappy maps such as Black Forest, Mediterranean, Arena, Nomad, Golden Pit, Hideout, MegaRandom?! and Alpine Lakes from DM - that’s literally every single one of them except Arabia!
Most of us DMers hate these stupid RM maps! These are not even made for or optimised for DM… It is such a disadvantage when half of your side of the map is not even designed properly to build buildings upon for a fast-paced DM match…
You also need to let us view the ELO ratings and the opponent we are up against, before we commit to starting the game, this blind matchmaking is ridiculous! And the fact that once you click “Find Match” then we can’t choose to decline accepting the game is beyond me?!
Why are we forced to click “I’m Ready!” and then be forced to play the game once a blind player has been found? There needs to be another option of Leave Lobby, upon seeing the ELO rating and the opponent we are up against.
The reason why I’m saying the above is because the ELO balance is not good. I am sometimes losing many games in a row - quite badly because of exceptionally good players repeatedly versing me… Sure, they are only gaining a few points upon the win, but how is it fair to play against someone who is so much better than you - over and over again?!
It’s the same opponents repeatedly playing against me, whenever I am queuing up in matchmaking.
Sort this out please!
You need a system similar to that of Voobly or the old MSN Gaming Zone. Not this copied approach to games like CS:GO when it comes to matchmaking. They are completely different games!
This is particularly frustrating when you are wanting to play 1v1 or 2v2 DM games.
I’m sorry for the rant but I can see why many of us DMers have gone back to playing on Voobly because of all these reasons given above.
The changes might be good for RMers, but you need to consider the optimal settings to get balanced DM games for DMers too and the kinds of maps we usually play.
If the maps were balanced, I would say fair enough, but the other maps besides Arabia are not optimised for playing competitive DM.
Please change the things above and listen to the community!
Otherwise, the DM community will slowly die out and just be left with those persistent players who are noob-bashing beginners or intermediates, very similar to what has happened in Age of Empires II: HD Edition.