I think it would be cool if we had a specific day and time where everyone can join either the #hl2dm IRC channel or the HL2dm University Community Group Chat. This will be different from the draft night in the sense where there will be a broad time in which this will be happening and hopefully if we get a whole ton of players joining in chat games can start and happen very quickly! An example for the 1st one could be Friday 8pm to 10pm. (eastern time)
From there we can have team 2v2 matches. If a player does not have a team then they can put ( no team ) in their name and join a player. Also players in the channel can make recommendations on who to play so that 1 team does not obliterate the other because from my experience the most fun matches are when the scores are less then double. As an example let’s not pair up a team with no CAL experience with a team who has a lot etc. Also once a game is finished and players want to play another game they can just request another in the chat.
When the matches are played I think the combine team can choose the map … and at the beginning we should only use CAL maps or at least well known maps so that way 1 team does not choose some crazy map that no one knows.
The reason why I am suggesting this is because I like playing organized team games but sometimes it can take forever and a little too much planning to just get 1 match to happen. Also … I realize that players already have cal and the draft and we play games all the time so too many nights may get too busy for some… but this may appeal to some who don’t like the excessive planning and just want to play some good 2v2 games.
this is just a rough idea. Let me know what you guys think!