The community already makes teams without staff intervention. lol, ok whatever.
Doing this might help you guys, staff, improve the game.
Cant find players to make team?.. lol, seems to be the same problem i have.. very interesting indeed.
that is a little troubling actually.
Every time i decide to play again i try to make a team or join one it is always dead.. then on top of it i know i will have to be awake for a month so i end up leaving. Would be nice to know if and when i felt like playing i could just sign up for the staff team. Not having to worry about building my own or finding a team to join on random or leading. there is a lot that goes into preparation before a round starts, spawning strategies, builds, etc. you could literally have the staff not actually play and still be involved with setting it up strategies and suggestions,leading.
I know it sounds like i want you to build a team for me, its not the case. i would play but it would be every so often.. maybe one era a year maybe. Maybe, but i did run into a lot of returning players the few times i tried recently who had the same problem i was having and it just seemed more trouble than it was worth. a few got lucky and joined a decent family but for the most part i seen dead colonies with their tag's flying.
It might do better than you think and make it whole lot easier for returning players, maybe not start out on all worlds but grow into, if you can fill a team there you go, just roll with it each era see what happens.
Eventually you get dedicated players who just grow into being staff team leaders, promotions whatever. it might be just a rank or title officially given and help sort/make teams so they are balanced with decent players and new players.
It wouldnt be a training noobs team, i'm sure noobs wouldnt be excluded either. it would be up to the number of players signed up for it, sepperated by tiers and then fill the teams. it would be a lot of work and imagination i guess, maybe more trouble than its worth?