How do you recover from bad/no commander
I join all games using the Random Team portal. Lately, however, I've been dreading that it will put me on the Marine side. In many cases, when I've played a Marine, the game started out with no one wanting to be commander. So for 30 seconds, we sit around waiting for a commander until either I or another person joins the game wanting to command.
Is there a way around this? I'm not a good commander and it's not for lack of tactics, but for a lack of interface requirements. I just can't get the hang of the interface. In so many of the above situations, the Marines will lose very quickly.
In the case of a bad commander, it's usually someone sabotaging the game and by the time he is ejected, the damage is done. While I love the concept of NS, these two items kill the fun of the game for me when I play on the Marine side.
I'm a huge fan of playing as a team, but there's so many people who just want to give grief to other players. This is compounded by seeing teams who do so well as Marines because they have either a good commander or good teamwork. I resist the urge to switch teams, but I don't know how much longer I can do that. I'd just like to enjoy playing the Marines for a change.
I'm ok with it if people just tell me that I'm screwed and to either join a new server or find better team mates, but is there something I can do to keep the above situations from happening?