How many times do I need to say this to get the point across? You bought the wrong game if you wanted to go online and play with other people by yourself. Competitive strategy games are not and never will be about people just thrown together and told to go. I'm not sure how you can even support a ladder with random teams. There cannot be any support for it other than just that. The whole point of a ladder is the ladder season which theoretically ends in a tournament. I don't understand why anyone would even want to play this game by themselves competitively. Not only will you probably get subpar team mates due to them playing on what essentially will be a noob ladder but it will be frustrating when other people cause your loss.
You don't want to alienate your casual crowd. Not everyone is:
- Going to have there friends online at the same time they are.
- Going to have the time to form a team.
- Going to want to make friends and form a team up.
Sometimes after getting home from work, I'm going to just want to jump into a skirmish game with strangers and fight it out. When I do this, I'm not going to want to fight against a pre-made team that is rocking voice, playing super coordinated and overall is very very good, Vs my team which can't voice chat with each other and may have some newer players.
Don't get me wrong, I like this game enough and so far I'm into it enough that I do plan on playing pre-arranged teams with my brothers and friends. We will be on vent we will be very compitive, but forcing everyone to that mold is a very bad idea (and you'll lose sales and members of the community).
I see no problem with a noob ladder or non-constructed team ladder. Sounds like you'll never play it, fine but don't try to force everyone else into your cookie cutter world (we won't all fit).