@Marianne-van-Es Thanks for asking, because it might also be confusing for others.
Currently the Team Lead can set things for the team, like minimum MP to join, whether its open or private.
Bruce and I would like to add a switch on that page so the lead can turn off the ability to request cells through the lab. This way team players would have to go the team chat window and click on the Request Cells button there.
We always post in the team chat when new people join that should not request any cells till they have fought their first battle in a war. If they make the request through the lab, they might not ever see the policy in the chat.
Doing this would help us as a team a lot more. It might also help other teams.
Alternatively, they could give us other options, like the game prevents new players them from requesting cells till some event has passed: 1) first battle in a war, 2) first war is over, 3) X number of wars are over.
I hope that is clearer.
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