"[Elite] will be available for free from 19 Nov to 26 Nov."
Yup, there might be a lot more rats and a lot more rescues these days ... but a lot less story telling too it would seem. Mind you, there's great livestream coverage from people like Skye The Shark which we never had in ye olde days so I guess it's swings and roundabouts.
Sucker right here might get back into writing and you never know.....ratting too.
I think an OverSpatch could be a good idea at such times. I appreciate us 'non-Spatchers' are usually expected to be able to !prep an incoming client, but during the last couple of days this has proved a bit chaotic with several people all jumping in. One person in overall charge I think would be better when it is so busy. I thought the idea of two Spatchers for ODDs and EVENs worked fairly well last night as well. Definitely something to think about though.Ha, my feeling was right! Case flood!
Hemhem "In the light of recent events ..." Squeak this. At the current peak in case load, we seem to have enough rats and enough Spatches. But as soon as we start multi-Spatching, the situation quickly becomes a bit messy if the active Spatches are not experienced and good co-workers. Some veteran Rats critizised that this lead to unneccessarily lost cases/death.
Just an idea to solve this: What about installing a "MetaSpatch"/"OverSpatch" position for such high-load times. An Overseer / highly experienced Spatch grabs the position and assigns Spatches to cases. A Spatch only cares for their assigned cases.
OverSpatch: Only they greet Newcomers. (!prep etc). They assign one of the active Spatches immediately afterwards. Points Client to the Spatch "Your Spatch is XX, listen only to him/her"-style).
Spatches: Everything after that, including !go and !close, is done by the Spatch assigned to the case. But only after being assigned to the case by OS.
BTW, scratch this if this topic has been raised already but missed by me!
Discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/FuelRats/comments/jyt3au Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/FuelRats/comments/jyt3au/metaspatch_overspatch_for_hot_times_as/
My PC account is in Colonia, and i'm guessing (from a few checks) PS5/4 rats aren't needed to help out?Do you need old/retired rats to return to the fray to help manage the workload?