Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

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Fix the late spec advantage by adding a queue?

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No
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Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

Post by -Muffin- » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:31 am

Late-spec is great! It helps Blitz activity. BUT it can really fck sht up.

So... why not make a "spec-in" queue, that only lets you join a team when there are as many people in the queue as there are teams. So, if its a rvb, and you spec-in, you have to wait until another person spec's in for you to be put on a team. I think that'd be a quick fix, and possible considering there is a spec-out queue based upon time. Making one based upon numbers probably wouldn't be too much different.

And the exception! If the teams are already unfair. (3v2) let's allow one person to spec-in to make it a 3v3. then two people need to enter the queue in order for it to become a 4v4. This would work the same for a 2v2v2v2v3. 1 person spec's in to make it a 2v2v2v3v3. Then 1 more for 2v2v3v3v3. Then another for a 2v3v3v3v3, then one more for a 3v3v3v3v3. But now 5 people have to join the queue for it to become a 4v4v4v4v4. Get the picture?

And hey. one more feature. if someone specs into a 1v1v1v1v1, they are put on an entirely new team :D (or 5 people join queue for a 2v2v2v2v2 i guess, just not as cool.)

Of course this would also mean no more 1v1s turning into lame-@ss 4v1s. The current system is really easy to rig. You just wait until the team you want to be on no longer has control of the dome. How about teams are always even. This is the fairest way to do it. Even teams in number is way more important than even teams in rating or any other variable. We know this from experience. Having 1 extra person on your team is a huge advantage, not to mention 3 extra.

Tell me yalls what you think, and maybe we can bring this up to Toonces <3

Love,
Muffin

(I reread this and I have terrible grammar when I DGAF lol. "Tell me yalls?" xD)
Last edited by -Muffin- on Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

Post by duece » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:04 am

Extremely reasonable solution. Something like this would make it much harder to game the team selector.

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Re: Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

Post by Mr Cow » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:37 pm

Especially the 1v1v1v1v1v1v1 spec in should make a new team

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Re: Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

Post by -Muffin- » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 am

Can we please strongly consider this?

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Re: Possible Fix to Late-Spec in Blitz

Post by Gloin » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:16 am

Yes.. When people late spec into blitz it completely unbalances and ruins games.. I hope Toonces fixes the issue, I think what Muffin has suggested

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