This thread is dropping the ‘Nomad must absolutely be driven from the standard ranked queue and given its own ranked queue similar to how empire wars does or given its own ranked lobby system like death match and treating nomad as an entirely different game mode.’
Instead, we are here to look at the possible benefits if it were done to give nomad its own standard queue for how the game starts to differentiate it from the regular 3 vill+tc+scout+civ bonus start as nomad is its own standard for how the game starts.
feel free to bring up the negatives or further benefits.
Part 1: benefits of replacing empire wars with a nomad ranked queue -
let’s say that today the devs remove empire wars from the ranked queue, moving empire wars to the ranked lobby system, and replace it with nomad,
and, on top of that, fill the, now Nomad, queue with many new Nomad maps, including maps from tournaments built for nomad, as well as a mega random map specifically designed for nomad.
Benefit 1: nomad becomes its own standard for how the game starts, and thus players may practice build orders for this queue with variations based on map layout, thus giving players a more standardized start, for that queue, to become comfortable with as nomad will now compete with the standard of 3vil+tc+scout+civ bonus start and have an elo to reflect based on that start.
Benefit 2: Nomad will have many more maps built for it, and in my opinion will be able to be far more flexible in map types than the standard 3 vill + 1 tc + scout + civ bonus start, thus even more maps are possible.
Benefit 3: Nomad will gain more of a playerbase and may someday grow to be more powerful than the standard 3 vill + 1 tc + scout + civ bonus start by competing directly rather than only having a few maps under the shadow of the standard 3 vill + 1 tc + scout + civ bonus start’s queue.
Benefit 4: this will standardize the standard 3 vill + 1 tc + scout + civ bonus start queue to be just that, and it will bring nomad out from under its shadow to grow into a grand opponent to compete with.
Benefit 5: standardized build orders will become more numerous for nomad maps with flexibility in mind based on map layout.
Optional benefit 6: if nomad is instead given its own ranked lobby system, then the nomad playerbase would greatly robust the ranked lobby system with numbers and give it a healthy amount of player lobbies in that system to then grow the ranked lobby system alongside the above benefits, albeit at a lesser speed for nomad’s personal growth. (similar to empire wars’ situation, but I don’t see empire wars as a good opponent for the standard 3 vill + 1 tc + scout + civ bonus start queue in the first place)
etc, etc, etc ~
I will also suggest a third queue be made with all game modes and starts placed inside of it, including, but not limited to, death match, regicide, random map(standard start, nomad start, etc) empire wars, and so on.
and secondly to that, increase the amount of ranked lobby types such as the above game modes and map types, start types and more. Death Match is currently lonely.