Ummm, my guess would be... everyone plays using the same Tech Levels.
Ok, I will redo my first thought. Those that do that, play L1 Tech vs L3 Tech are:
1) Simply either brain dead stupid or
2) Insert your most loathed IS House here.
So yeah....how exactly will you ensure everyone will play the same tech, if thats what you want? The devil is in the details..
Are you implying there will be separate all level 1 tech and all level 2 tech matches, ect...?
What if you want to play with your friend that only has level 1 tech? Tech down in order to play with him? Or will he play in your tech 2 environment and get curb stomped?
What if you prefer tech 1 gameplay, over what tech 2?
What if you like a mix of both (or all 3 once tech 3 rolls around).
What if a new player wants to participate in competitive play. SOL until he gets tech 2?
Lets pretend they go with a "BV" system. With differing BV levels you can have mixes of techs. Depending on the BV total you can have essentially all tech 1 matches or tech 2 matches. You can play with your newbie friend, without having to gimp yourself. You can play competitively from day 1 without worrying about first grinding your tech up. Of course in high BV competitive matches you might be SOL as a new player, but you are not completely shut out from it either. And finally, something I've hammered on before, you ensure a larger portion of the game content isn't completely sidelined and mothballed even in the highest levels.
......RTS, really? I don't even know how to begin responding to this.
Edited by =Outlaw=, 02 May 2012 - 11:49 AM.