Following recent discussions, #armagetron.pickup will be suspended for two weeks starting tomorrow at about 14:00 CEST. This will be a chance for everyone to see what the gridscape looks like without pickup and decide what is best for everyone. A survey will be organized at the term of this period, which I will start drafting, with your help, during the second week.
"ger1" and "ga1" servers will host adaptations for public play of the fort6 and tst pickup gametypes, kotf being already available. If you wish to chat with other armagetroners off the game grid, you are still very welcome to do so in #armagetron.
Questions to be put in the survey
Don't attempt to reply to the survey here, you will be able to do so after June 5th. Propose more questions and/or answers if you think of any.A — Issues with the state of Armagetron Fortress and Team Sumo
State how much you agree/disagree with the following statements:
(Strongly agree/Somewhat agree/Neither agree nor disagree/Somewhat disagree/Strongly disagree)
There are not enough public fortress games.
Pickup fortress games are competitive.
Public fortress games are competitive.
New players can find and join pickup games.
New players can find and join public games.
Pickup tends to have players intending to play sit idle while they wait for a spot.
Public servers tend to have players intending to play sit idle while they wait for a spot.
Players wait in sumo/fortress for a pickup game to start.
Players wait in sumo fora public fortress game to start.
B — How pickup can be changed to address those issues
Don't attempt to reply to the survey here, you will be able to do so after June 5th. Propose more questions and/or answers if you think of any.
Continue to suspend pickup indefinitely. Yes/No
Keep pickup open only on the evenings of these days[Selecting Monday opens pickup from 12:00 UTC as read on a 24-hour clock on Monday until 12:00 UTC on Tuesday]: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
Track statistics on all fort6 pickup servers.
Auto-pick fort6 players according to those statistics.
Auto-pick server location based on player preferences.
Use 0.2.8.x servers to ensure greater compatibility with 0.2.8 clients (but ditch referee voting and warmup mode)
Limit the amount of pickup games to be had in one day: No, don't limit it / Yes, limit it to: 
C — How public servers can be changed to address those issues
Note: This is hardly under my control.
Limit the amount of spectators in servers meant for public play: No, don't limit it. / No, allow no extra room for spectators. / How much extra room to keep: 
D - New facilities
Should they be put in place, use fort6 stats to select a VIP league.
This VIP league should consist of access to a private pickup mode.
This VIP league should consist of participation to regular show matches.
Members of this league should help tech players interested in fortress.