Morris I love you bro but the balancer is so good for dm.
MenachemIt's incredibly annoying: it happens too often, it is disorienting to switch colors so frequently, and it is both capable of happening invisibly between lives, and of killing you mid life. I am so sick of dying mid jump and mid fight for no reason.
Agreed, it is annoying and that's why steph has adjusted it to happen less often.
MenachemEven worse is that balance is a total non issue in DM, both in practice and in a more literal sense. In practice because even if you're getting steamrolled, you respawn so quickly that you will still get into fights alongside your teammates, get good practice and accrue kills--and then literally, because neither team wins in DM, making the entire concept of team balance irrelevant. Just remove it altogether, please.
Poorly balanced teams in dm leads to the better team sitting either at the center of the map as a blob, or 2 players standing at either choke(badlands) and the worse team repeatedly taking 1/2v4s, dying instantly, and the doing it again. This is bad practice for the worse team because you literally don't live long enough to get more than a couple shots off and bad for the better team because nothing lives long enough to shoot more than a couple shots at.