I haven't read into much here yet so perhaps something like this is already suggested or in the works?
Regardless, I would like to suggest that there eventually be an ARRAY of multiplayer modes to choose from.
- I look forward to an 'Instant Race' option where you are dumped randomly (or grouped by latency) into a race that is about to begin.
- 'Challenge' a player mano a mano - able to select a player from available lists and offer 'challenge',
- I particularly look forward to being able to join and host private games with friends, and public ones with enemies. It is here that I would ask for careful consideration towards additional options available to the host, for example:
...how about the host being able to modify the physics of a session? - Gravity and Air Control sliders, etc.
...selective ON/OFF options for weapons, types of weapons, and individual weaponry, and a 'starting weapon select' (including starting with none).
...selective ON/OFF options to enable/disable particular types of attacks and abilities, kicks, jump-jets etc.
...Time of day selection - dawn&dusk, day&nighttime options?
...starting position and handicaps - enable individual head starts or 'catch-ups', or place a delay onto a players starting block.
...perhaps even Weapon Assignment, or a Weapons Pool, whereby the host can choose which weapons are given to whom? Also, the ability to randomly assign each participant a weapon would add spice.