A) Play random PUG games, like all real men do
Some peeps need to STOP crying about generals vs assassins. Enjoy the game more.
Some of the most memorable games are 2 regs and a TB against 3 t1 generals on random. We lost, no surprise, but we tore them up and the desperation of our situation evolved some crazy ideas.
Hell, last game we'd universal gadget our "bait" guy leading the greedy SOB into 12 mines. Little mark of the betrayer and a dual snipe for flavor and the other team wouldn't chase us much anymore.
We've used items I haven't used in a loooong time, if ever.
Get out of the "T1, must win, must stack teams, must rage if we don't have a general". Join random and suck it up, sol-jah!