sprockitz wrote: ↑
30 June 2020, 20:56
I know these subforums aren't used a lot, but I'm looking to see what people think about switching arena mode from 3 to 2 players. Vote for or against below and feel free to add arguments to support it.
In this post
, sourisdudesert tells people to create a poll to discuss this sort of change, but then doesn't answer the inevitable follow-up question as to how
users are to create polls on this site. Certainly, none of the formatting options presented to me as I compose this reply have anything to do with polls.
My vote is 2 player as it is more competitive and easier to find games
2 players is also the ideal configuration for most games that support 2 players: there isn't the presence of a third (or worse, fourth or more) player making poor decisions that randomly benefit one of the other players. More than once I've had a player in Arena Troyes take an action for literally 0 points but which gave points to a different player... guess which player ultimately won the game? With 2 players, making a poor play only hurts one's own chances against a singular opponent.
Also, specifically for Troyes, it's the only player count at which each player has an equal number of rounds being first player; it's imbalanced at 3 or 4 players.
It really speaks poorly to BGA's understanding of a competitive mode that 2 players is not the default for most games, let alone this one.