I don’t expect the enemy stack to “show mercy”. I expect like any other modern working ladder system to seperate stacks with non stacks (solo/duo) and appropriately reward the solo player and appropriately “punish” aka make it harder for the stack to win. A 5 man stack shouldn’t be earning as much for a solo win as a Solo/duo, They should also be losing MORE GP for losses, or higher GP costs.
I’ve written entire essays on how a healthy ladder system grows an eco system of a game, but all the Gears forum seem to say is “stop crying and stack up” or “omg dont stop my friends playing together” not understanding how it’s detrimental to the longterm health of the game,
Then again the forums have had shocking feedback since the GoW2 days and nothing is done about it. I’d prefer to have sections of the forum where “beginner” users can post, and as feedback gets better and better they get promoted, then TC can look at consistent good posters rather then spending days trawling through dump like “get a stack and stop cry”.
It’s trash level feedback and deep down you know it.