Just chiming in with the fact that at one point during OP:PD we had about 8 people in the TS. Realizing this we split 4/4 and guess what? The ruskies lost that one! Just one game, but it happens! Most games had a ticket difference of 50 max, and we did lose games too (ruskies and everyone else).
There was a stomp on ThunderRift but that's because we organised attack maneuvers, capped the forward factory and the opposing team filed in one at a time to the assaults waiting for them. Are we supposed to tell them to attack the other bases in allchat?
I don't want to see empty servers, no-one does. We need better TS/Vent publicity, not to nerf the community.
Hell, I'm pretty terribad, and I sometimes perform slightly better when on TS. The most important thing is I have a ton more fun! We used the banking system constantly. If I can do it, anyone can.