If anyone wants this game to last longer and agree we should make the upcoming ranked games more fair and competitive, please up vote this so the developers might have chances to take a look. Before it’s too late after it’s launched.
AOE2 is dead now, due to the smurf abuse, before that, it’s also very well unknown that TG is not competitive mostly due to its unfair ranking system.
1…Ban family share before it’s too late, it’s VERY IMPORTANT. (If there’s any alternative to prevent smurf abuse, it can be considered as well.) In AOE2 right now, smurfs abuses totally destroyed the game as everyone using 1 to 2 smurfs in TG to elo push the other accounts. Also, the existing of smurf is definitely destroying others (especially to beginner) playing experience.
To me this is almost equal to cheating because it’s breaking the initial game matching system which suppose to have 2 sides with similar elo playing a competitive game, Smurf is totally breaking this.
2…In ranked TG, separate premade and solo queue, this is also IMPORTANT(and probably separate elo of solo and premade as well: elo of solo in TG, elo of premade team in TG)
The advantages using discord in RTS games are too huge. Specific strategy, unit movements, map awareness, resources exchange etc. I believe whoever has RTS experience before should agree the premade team advantages.
3…Better elo matching system. In AOE2, the elo matching is terribly bad. It always happened a 8 solo players game with huge elo different between 2 sides (I saw a game with 2000 elo difference in total, average 500 difference). They simply just pick 8 players in a game and randomly separate the teams without an elo distribution.
4…Becareful of the map assignment, there were always debating about forcing people to play the map they don’t like, and it creates other debates about punishment of ALT F4, map choices etc.
5…Improve the reporting system so that some real bad attitude players could be punished in ranked games.
6…This is optional, maybe giving out 4v4 an only option in TG to make the ranked queue more concentrate and standard. (this is optional because the player base is quite huge now, the queue shouldnt be a problem at this stage)