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    Default Escalation: Team Captains

    One of the common complaints made on the forums is regarding how unbalanced teams can be in terms of class make up and ranks. I propose Escalation: Team Captains.

    In this mode, rather than starting with very incomplete teams, the match would not begin until a minimum of 20 have queued for it. When it nears the number of people required for the queue (say 16-18ish) the queue menus appear and 2 captains are chosen. While the system could be done purely by random, if possible I think a system which after matches are complete you can up vote or down vote your captain based on their performance which would affect their probability of being selected during the captain choosing process would be ideal.

    So you have your 16 people in the warfront and the captains have been selected. They see everyone's name, rank and role and then begin choosing teams. While there will be some troll captains who might choose to bring misery to their own team I think overall this will result in much more fun/competitive matches. Since extra additions are paired, you can have this process continue for other players as they are added in. Also, since who needs original ideas, I saw that in gw2 they have a prematch warm-up, so copy that and you can have a massive FFA going on or whatever while the captains choose.

    The best part about this is that it can be applied to all the warfronts already in existence and be paraded as new content.
    Last edited by Seether; 04-17-2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    I can't find anything glaringly wrong with this idea.


    Which means it'll probably end up buried and get 5 replies.

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    I really like this idea.

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    I really, really, really like this idea. It would be like Dodgeball back in grade school.

    I would not mind if it took a hour to do one match, just seeing who would be on your team would be exciting.

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    But Mummy, I never get picked first for my team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikos View Post
    But Mummy, I never get picked first for my team
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    I say do this just to see who gets picked last.
    New round up of some high rank matches
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    An idea that actually would be fun and that makes a lot of sense that hasn't been mentioned here a thousand times already.

    Nice job thinking outside the box.

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    Its' that 8 0 8 Bump make you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Violacea View Post
    I say do this just to see who gets picked last.
    God, we would hear the QQ's then.

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    I never cry about being picked last.....

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    This would be a good thing, and I'd even give the Captains a 10-20% bonus reward. 10% if your team loses, 20% if your team wins. The game automatically picks captains based off of a combination of Wins, Up Votes, and Some Random number so new people at least get a shot at being captain if they want to.

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    I really like this idea. If you end up with a troll captain, you can always vote him down until he no longer is qualified to be a captain. This way, only genuine people who care about winning will be promoted as such.

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    We warriors would always get picked last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartzekar View Post
    We warriors would always get picked last.
    Warriors are the tankiest dps and have lingering wounds, they are very important in competitive battles.

    But yeah, I think Trion should implement this, and the PR team would love it because it could count as 5 new warfronts by applying it to warfronts already available.

    And since everyone that cried about mercing might cry about being forced to be a captain, allow for people to opt out of being a captain.
    Last edited by Seether; 04-18-2012 at 07:26 AM.

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