I think parties versus randoms are way unfair but I’ll put that aside.
I think having the ability to have pre-programmed communication could bridge the divide between parties if players could communicate certain messages with a press of a button.
Examples in Koth would be:
- Go to Next!
- Protect hill
- Or even pointing toward power weapon.
Examples for 2v2.
- Play front/back
- Keep shooting
These aren’t the best examples and obviously players would either turn off or ignore these messages. But I think lots of high skill players that are randoms or parties that pick someone up in matchmaking can really benefit from non-verbal messages to work better as a team.
At the end of the day I think parties are a way bigger advantage than the matchmaking suggests but this could at least add some unity. Even if people turn this off, randoms that use it would definitely win more than not assuming everything else is equal. Hopefully making it a necessity.
I know people can use a mic, but many don’t use it and also too much trash talking or random noise. This would bypass that problem. What does anyone else think?