Auto-picks is definitely the way to go for RT 3v3. If not auto-picks, then auto-boot is necessary so people don't take 20 minutes to make picks. I do miss the old 3v3 RT scene, but I really think that's what killed it. People started to take it too seriously and play these games as if they were ladder games.
Guilty as charged. Why?
It felt highly prestigious to even be accepted in the 3v3 eu RT chat game and the invite-only games. If you made bad picks, you could get thrown out. Getting a random that would just make their own picks was almost an instant surrender since most players had developed an insight in the picking stage to the point where combo's on 11/12th and 12/13th picks needed to be considered if the opponent team decided to go for whatever strategy you could come up with. It's not that people were actually thrown out, just frowned upon when going their own way. We took it way and way too seriously. One of my old RT templates for 3v3 eu that I copied from someone had the following prerequisites:
Max 4% boot rate
Min 66% 1v1 winrate
Min 66% 2v2 winrate
Min 55% 3v3 winrate
Min 2000 games played
Min 50th place on the 1v1 ladder
Min 10th place on the RT ladder
The ladder placement prereqs I'm not too sure about, but that was the gist of it as best as I remember. Those prereqs don't exist anymore so I can't check them =/
And most times Gnuffles joined and messed everyone up anyways :p
Edit: Gnuffles messing people up meaning he didn't mirror anything, went his own way and played blind counters. Not to imply any skill of course
Edited 1/22/2024 17:26:28