1st off… It ain’t going to happen just because I think that script for the menus is one of the harder things to change, and there is no longer a development team behind HW. (First they killed Ensemble, then Robot, now stat-tracking: clearly they do not care). This is not to be hostile, I appreciate your intentions, I’m just stating a fact.
My 2nd point… Unless someone is boosting or it’s a second account, the ranks do matter in HW. The people who quit are usually nubs, if it is a second account then the person will hardly care if the other team are Generals. This means that the people who want to quit, are probably saving themselves time and energy by quitting. I don’t think it’s fair to force n00bs to play generals just because they don’t know that they’re generals. If they know they aren’t good enough to play against the team, then they should be able to quit and save everyone the time.
My third and final point… It would be much better to change the TS system (which is never going to happen but I’m just saying) so that a n00b gets almost no penalty for losing against a general and a big boost for even playing decent against them (not even winning). That way there would be more incentive for people to stay in the game. But unfortunately even if this were plausible (and believe me it isn’t) people would still quit because TS and EXP doesn’t matter as much to them as not feeling impotent and humiliated, which is what happens when you lose against someone better than you in an RTS.
Once again, I appreciate the sentiment, but this is quite low on the priority list of things that would save HW.
For future reference the top of that list would be:
- Effectively ban boosters
- keep stat tracking
- A title update correcting some balance issues (buffing cobras, wraiths, grizzly canister shell, debuffing tank speed etc. just as some examples, people probably will disagree on the exact list).
- Force people to have mics and not be in party chat in UA
- Severely penalize people for friendly fire in UA
People may argue about the placement of priority between these, but these are the major ones that one will glean from the HW forums.