First of all let me hopefully not be the first to say that Spaceball is an amazing mode and needs to stay. It’s so competitive yet quick and easy to play. I love it.
Secondly, as a part of the game it needs corresponding items and achievements.
The playable ships need to stay the same. No changes there. That’s what makes it so balanced.
It could use some achievements as well.
I think a few could be:
-GOOOOOOOAL! : Score one goal.
-My Ball : Have held the spaceball for a total of 5 minutes.
-Ball Hog : Have held the spaceball for a total of 10 minutes.
-Spaceballer : Score all 5 goals in a match.
-Thief : Steal 10 spaceballs from the enemy teammates.
-Zabivaka’s Apprentice : Score the winning goal in 10 matches. (Unlocks volumetric decor for all ships and places a trophy in the hangar. Decor is Zabivaka’s goggles that float just in front of the cockpit.)
It should also have its own ship model imho but I know that would take resources away from the current projects.
We could also have some unique modules/items for all ships that we could win but idk.