When i opened this thread i dreaded more diplomacy-bashing, luckily i was mistaken
About auto-games, i 'm actually surprised that the ladder and auto-game use the (exact) same template, i would expect the auto-game to be more casual(easier) and the ladder to have more "expert"-settings, if it was up to me there would be a complete overhaul of the auto-games.
a diplo-game with 10-12 players seems appropriate to me,
the setting skunk940 mentions is probably a bit more work though.
@Fizzer, right now Piggy opens his mouth, but he didn't have to, diplo-games don't concern him, he just has a big mouth :P
most players on warlight don't have such a big mouth, yet you could make a thread anytime asking them things from "what do you think would be a good auto-game set-up" to "Who could create a tutorial level with airlift-cards" and they would reply
Or ban everything thats not a strat 1v1 and maintain the purity of WL.
go make a uservoice :P