Hehe this isn't the first thread Ryiro made sharing this sentiment, and I appreciate it because I agree so much. I want to address these points as someone who's played a RT game or two on a near daily basis for the past 5 years. But let me also share with you a similar thread I started a while ago: https://www.warzone.com/Forum/312911-decline-real-time-games
"What happened last few years? apparently people just hate manual picks, and people who even make the auto pick games don't realize how shitty their template is and that the game is decided on turn 1. Still they play on for 15-20 turns, before they realize: oh we've lost."
This has always been a problem. Most real time players are very casual and won't even discuss picks or moves with their partners. The ones I try to keep off my team are usually very clumsy, make 5-7 picks, and often cluster in one bonus. It's a bit selfish to play like that in team games, but I guess most of them aren't used to putting up with grouches like us. :P
Autopicks have been the standard for a very long time, with even some decent players preferring it over manual, especially for RoR games. With autopicks, overcoming a positional disadvantage makes a won game more rewarding. As for players taking forever to surrender, it's no surprise because they're less interested in winning and more interested in the ride.
"Why no strong players play open games like they used to before? open games filled with noobs who think they're better than anyone cause they've never actually played against a strong player, and have unknowingly depended on luck on picks for almost all of their wins. Where did the skill go? the thirst players had to be WIN, the thirst to be the best. Why is it only me getting blamed for trying too hard, when i'm barely playing at minimum concentration level."
I know exactly how you feel. There are definitely fewer skille dplayers nowadays than there used to be, however there are still some of us who team up. I often find myself playing with xanax, Leopard, Rise, Karl M, and a couple of other decent players. I can't really handle playing on the same team as casual players because we have completely different mindsets going into the game.
Playing with friends is basically what keeps me interested in RT. I don't think it's very fun otherwise.
Edited 4/17/2019 05:00:11