Team Balancing: It is expected that the teams be kept in balance (even numbers, or with the marines getting the extra person). The rule of thumb is that the person lowest on the scoreboard will be the one to switch, but the team is welcome to choose any player it wishes based on the impact to the team at that moment. Regardless of the process, it should happen swiftly. If the teams are not balanced in an expeditious manner, the administration reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to enforce team balance.
I was in a game 20 min ago or so, on the map with biodome and whatnot, in which the teams became unbalanced, and no one made any effort to correct it. On and off we had people in the ready room, but even when no one was in the ready room the teams were unbalanced and stayed that way.
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I personally don't think if the teams are uneven for a while, and then someone joins the ready room you can shrug off the fact that they are and were uneven. Waiting for more people to join is not an excuse for keeping the teams imbalanced in my opinion (feel free to disagree with me here if no one else feels that way).
I don't know what was going on in the team chat of the other side, but I don't think any marine used all chat that game.
I think if the teams are unbalanced, even if you are not the lowest person, it's partly your responsibility for not switching (Like I said I don't expect commanders to switch).
One thing in reflection that I could have done better is tell the person who was at the bottom of the marine team specifically to switch. I would suggest to anyone in a similar situation, try that sooner rather than later.
As you keep telling us Wyz, get these things out when they happen instead of bottling them in until a thread starts. I'm taking time out of playing on the server to say this now. I don't know if this is common. I know when we have more regulars on the balance keeps up, but I don't frequent these mid day games.