Also, please split the default chat channel into language specific channels.
You don’t need to split them into every country, like it was before. Just pool all the similar language countries into the same channel. Eg. Italy, Spain and Portugal into one channel. German and Dutch into another, Scandinavian languages into another, some Slavic languages into another, ex-Yugoslavian countries into another, etc.
Currently, if a new players joins, he is put into Brood War EN-x channel. He is robbed of the opportunity to interact with his/her countrymen, so the player retention is then lower. This is especially evident with players that don’t speak English, or speak it poorly.
We want new blood, but currently, we’re stuck with randomly encountering them in the ladder and recognizing them by their account names (if they don’t have a recognizable name, tough luck). Then we invite them to our channels and/or discord, but if we don’t encounter them, I bet they quit pretty soon.
Putting everyone into one channel was not a good decision, please help.