and then why not ask the server host to lock it and password manually instead of having 8 people type /scrim simultaneously and have to use vinmod just to war
eh this isnt the right topic i'll get on skype
Yeah that was a bad idea definitely. But I've talked a bit with a few people, polled my server once, and I think there's enough interest in people playing at a higher level for pugs (pick-up games) to work. Scheduled teams seldom seem to work out well (Feb. 4v4s, Summer clan, All-Star Exhibition, multiple clan wars, even practices have troubles.) due to the trouble of getting 8 people on at the same time. Real life gets in the way, school especially, parents, you know. Off the top of my head, I know just about every match LC is in goes wrong lol.
Pugs let you play in a more competitive setting (not ultra serious like clan wars, but 4v4 highlander kind of forces you to try), without going through the hassle of having 8 people show up at once who are scattered across the country with varying amounts of caring and dedication. People don't care enough to show up a lot. Pugs open things up to more players, including people who don't like clans, can't join clans/are always turned away, people who aren't confident enough to join a clan but still want to practice outside of 3-spies-per-team-pubs, etc.
Remember that competitive play doesn't have to be ultra serious, it just has to have people who care and will give some actual effort. We can't offer prize pots, so the competitive setting here will always be a little more casual, and that's not a bad thing. I think we should encourage friendlier things, like mixed-up teams, playing with people of different skill levels who normally wouldn't play together due to any of several reasons.
But yeah I think it's worth a shot. i keep taking breaks while writing this so I'm sure it's a bit jumbled up, so I'll summarize/re-state.
- They're fun, and fun is good.
- They may not be as serious/competitive as clan wars where you're representing something you care about, but I think people will still play hard and give effort in them. If it doesn't work out, then we drop the idea.
- The community is not ultra serious and we don't exactly have money to throw around and encourage seriousness, so why not have some friendly but skillful play?
- I think a lot of people just want people to play with better players, not necessarily keyhole-hitting, triple-airshotting, airstabbing tip top level players. That has a place, and that's why we have tourneys and wars, but I think an "in-between" pubs and tourneys would be great, both for newer players inbetween NI-ish level and something like RR-level (no offense to RR) as well as LCish people who are sick of terrible players.
I feel like I'm repeating myself a lot, I'm so bad at this lopl.
lc you fucking hero:
challenging matches with a laid back atmosphere.