Sorry, I can't find the list of stuff we had to agree to when we signed up. Maybe I made that up in my head, but I could have swore there was a list that said things like "must play seriously" and "must communicate using mumble" etc. If I could find it, I'd research my point a bit more but my suggestions stands:
Make there be some kind of punishment for gamers who will not communicate. The ones who join ALs, join mumble and say nothing.
I'm sure over the 5 or so I've played probably a bunch of people didn't speak once, but it stuck out twice when the medic did not speak at all.
Today, it happened here http://logs.tf/885023our medic was afk for the first round, we rep'd him, Albert4393 came along and did not communicate for the entire game. So when he was getting shot at by a spy, or flanked, jumped, whatever, our med died when he shouldn't if he were communicating. It's just less fun when your medic won't communicate and makes it harder. Just floating the idea, because these guys, in my humble opinion, should be playing regular lobbies instead of ALs.
The other suggestion is disallowing 1star gamers to play that class. This was very apparent in a lakeside I played, our sniper had 1star and was like a ball and chain on the team. http://puu.sh/iyTSJ/4c3c712de1.pngit was crap. I would have thought a minimum of 3stars would be fine, but 1star snipers...jesus! Do you just need to launch TF2 to achieve 1star?
- A punishment for gamers who refuse to comm/don't have a mic, in ALs.
- You can only play a class if you have 3 stars.