also idk from where you get the idea that players don't join because there are too many templates for them to handle,that has never been an issue
You claim "that has never been an issue". I can even bet on it.
We can make a survey to ask all players for their opinions, if you do think it is never an issue.
At least I know a few who complain there are too many templates. I'm sure there are more who share the same mind.
Also the more templates we have, the higher chance there is a template that someone hates, so it is somehow related.
"Good template" is somehow subjective. Different people have different preferences.
a good player should know how to play the game well,not just a particular template
Why don't multiday ladders have multiple templates then, if it is something necessary to make a good ladder?
Currently the most successful ladder is 1v1, and it has one template only.
You still have to play well if you want to be on the top. It does not matter how many templates you have in a ladder.
Having said that I see the charm of having multiple templates. I'm just arguing about the number.
they don't join because of the bad templates,not because of too many templates
I agree. By removing the bad templates, we will reduce the number of templates too.
Unless you think we must replace another one before we can remove a bad one, it has no conflicts.
also,it'll be a great experience to learn how to play in various situations for new players as well as old ones
Yes but it is a barrier for new players since they have to familiarize so many templates before joining, not to say master them. Higher barrier => lower participation rate.
if we stick to the current limited templates,we'd never know the possible scenarios that could happen in different kind of strategic games
Yes it is true, but ladder is not a good way to try different scenarios since it wouldn't be changed often.
You can always create games with different scenarios. I enjoy some really unique (sometimes seemingly crazy) games set in the Open Games section. We can even make a tournament for that. The possibility is unlimited.
Edited 10/25/2015 15:21:08