For those who recall zaphod’s BzMatchball set up:
2 teams: Team A and Team B....where ALL players are assigned to one of these teams (in a balanced manner using LOS player stats, brad's !statbot, or 1vs1 zelo so that both teams are as equally balanced skillwise as possible).
So, active league players will then be in 2 teams: their regular league team and a huge team (A or B). This helps mitigate the problem of finding a mate to match with by mobilizing every possible player into a match pool.
A & B teams would have a presence on team page with zelo standing for wins/losses. Team A can match Team B, or lettered team can match any regular league team as long as the players involved in the match are not members of both teams. For example, if I were in Team A, I could not actively match for Team A against [FF], since I am also an FF member.
Team A & B concept creates the opportunity for more official matches and team activity and has the potential of wooing more players into regular league play.
It greatly reduces the waiting time for an official match while only 1 regular Team is around - and it allows new players an easy way into league play.
This is the best time to introduce it....
- (per alezakos) bzion has made it just more likely to get this feature implemented
- With all the potential changes in elo/zelo, incorporating this now would have least impact.
- The biggest problem league faces is the lack of player mates online at same time to match. Team A/Team B helps expedite matches and contribute to league activity.