Originally Posted by ikarusdk
I wholeheartedly disagree with where this is going.
I see a lot of new players complain about it after they learn about its existence, but how many of us consistently use -prefer? Do you -prefer every game? Do you -prefer same roles all the time?
On top of this, consider these facts:
1) The game decides list of roles before game initialises. - No guarantee of Prefer working.
2) If a role is open, -prefer does not guarantee you that role - No guarantee of Prefer working.
3) If there are others -prefering the same role - Again, No guarantee of Prefer working.
Your argument that new players cannot enjoy it is simply wrong and misguided.
Before my points reset several times over a course of 10 years or more, I've enjoyed ALL the roles available in the game more or less equally without uses of -prefer, even against players with high points.
Now when I -prefer, I get the role in perhaps 20-30% of the games. But hey, maybe the role went to another player who used -prefer. Perhaps. But in a lot of cases, they went to newer players.
Another thing you forget is veteran players need certain privileges to set them apart from new players. Apart from use of colours and various characters that unlock during progression, there aren't that many privileges veteran players can use. -Blacklist is much more powerful than -prefer, but people focus more on what others get because grass is always greener on the other side.
Leave -Prefer alone. It is nerfed enough and does not guarantee you a role. New players competing against -prefer can also get the role.
Just enjoy what you get and not what others can get. Stop being so jealous and salty.