Right, something needs to be said.
The general attitude and apathy towards team balance and the deliberate teamswitching of regulars, tagged players and IHS players has utterly disappointed me. To the point that I rarely play for long, if at all.
Aside from some notable exceptions far too many here are happy to participate in one sided match after one sided match. I watch IHS and tagged players log on and either switch and numerically imbalance the teams or sit idle waiting to jump. It's really, really sad. That coupled with clans joining en masse and doing the same is really hurting the server and its population.
Why should the same people seed every day only to see TG'ers drift over from other servers once TG is full and immediately switch to the 'winning team'. Invariably the type of player who seeds selflessly is the same guy who stays and helps his team and doesn't jump ship. So their reward for getting the server populated is imbalanced round after imbalanced round.
I honestly don't get how people can do this time after time and not see the long term problems it is causing and will continue to cause.
Look at your tags, there is a reason they are presented in that order. You are TG first, an IHS member second and an individual last. Same goes for tagged players. To the regulars, there is a reason you came here, there is a reason you stayed. I very much doubt the current state of affairs is that reason.
Can we please try harder on this, otherwise we will end up with a server full of high turnover new players who eventually go elsewhere because they are sick of being thrashed. Many of the old hands will move to other titles believe me, ARMA PR is coming and there is normal ARMA etc.
Many of the people I used to play with and against simply don't bother logging on half the time.
Why should they endlessly be the ones to do the decent thing and make sure everyone has a enjoyable, competitive game, make sure that everyone gets a bit of leadership and teamwork, that the new players get a helping hand instead of capped out or tard rushed off the first flag. Their numbers are dwindling, look closely and you will see.
Yeah, some people will grudgingly move, if you ask them. Are people being pro-active about it, to be honest, not many. Why do you need to be asked? It seems very apparent that you can work out which is the stronger team as you have just switched to join them. A little logic tells you that the other team is the one that needs your help.
We all love PR, most of us love this community. How about we start putting our money where our mouths are and start showing it. How about we start being pro-active and making the move to help the other team before being asked. How about we start thinking about the quality of game overall and the hugely positive impact good, competitive games can have on us and our population. How about we put something other than our own KD or need to win first and start thinking about the long term.
What are people afraid of, having to lead, losing a game, meeting new people, stepping outside of the security of a team of 30 odd players you just know are going to win.
I personally am most afraid of the damage being done, mostly slow and insidious damage over time that is not apparent immediately. Sure we notice the odd guy complaining about team balance, but hell that gets ignored quickly enough. No, its the fact that he doesn't come back after a while, and then the next one and then the next one. Eventually what are you left with, not a community as I see it, just a server. That would be extremely sad for everyone.
This issue has long been discussed amongst the admins, we are trying to come up with workable solutions. Due to the nature of the problem and it's obvious causes most of those solutions rest with the playerbase. We need you to do your part.
We are not a clan, we are a community, we need to act like it. Please, please do better.