I would like to get this discussion going. For me the standard both on zone days and on voobly was playing TG FR (Full Random map) or Arabia, and before userpatch everyone would go Random, after userpatch everyone would go Mirror.
In DE we don’t have the option of playing Full Random anymore on ranked, only on lobby games. I know we do have Megarandom, but many people don’t enjoy it.
But besides that, I feel the civilizations situation particularly is making the game very stale, all ranked games after a certain level the players in the other team will have picked civ, and it’s the same small set of civs… It’s made worse by the fact that everyone also picks position as well. So in arabia for example, all games you are against a Viking, Briton or Ethiopian flank, and a pocket Franks, Indians, Teutons or Lithuanians. Every game it’s the exact same strategy, with very few people doing other things.
The “Prefer Random” feature was added in the last patch, but I argue it’s broken by design, because you just need one guy to not want to play random to force everyone else to play the stale pick civ situation. What do you guys think?
Proposed solution: “Prefer Random” wins if at least half the players prefer random.