A lot of people play arcade, and personally I actually prefer it’s laidback gamestyle. However, the only way you can guarantee the Domination mode (for contracts) is by doing Regular mode. I personally have a bit of an issue with this, but unless I want to spend a few hours simply trying to find an arcade domination, there is no other solution (I have in the past played entire 2 hour sessions without seeing a capture mode). I think it would be nice on the UI where you can choose Arcade/Regular/Scenario, etc, if you could choose specific gamemodes. In the end (at least as I’d prefer it) it would look like this:
[Arcade] Random [Arcade] Detonation [Arcade] Domination [Arcade] Combat Reconassiance [Regular] Domination //and possibly, if wanted, see note below [Scenario] Random [Scenario] Offense [Scenario] Defence
and then the various practice modes. I can understand not wanting to do this with Scenarios as there is a large descrepency between the difficulty of the two different types and keeping it random allows for a bit more challenge. Obviously, if regular mode ever ends up with more playtypes, a random option for that wouldn’t be bad either.
One specific functionality that I feel would be necessary is that in however the matchmaking is done, [Arcade] Random would still be matched with people in the rooms of the other gamemodes (more specifically, not only with others in random mode) which would allow for quicker fill up of rooms that are close to full. Obviously, as is done currently, [Arcade] Random should still be the default option.
Now, I don’t know how much expansion is planned on the game, and if a lot of different game modes are going to be added, this list could get considerably lengthy which would cause issues with the general look and feel of the UI. At that point, perhaps a setting box that creates a pop-up UI could be added, or perhaps two lists could be added, one linked to the raw game mode (arcade, regular, scenario) and another linked to the different modes of that type (random, detonation, defence, offence, etc). Again, random would be the default here as well.
Welp, thanks for reading, I hope this was thought out well enough, and would love to see it added to the game.