Ok.. here is a solution for the *flag carrier* problem.
Well, more of something to think about than a solution but I think this is the easiest way to brainstorm what to do about the flag.
ask yourself.. "What would Kratos do if several of his own spartan warriors (3 or 4) turned on him during his time as the general of the army *before he had blades* and he was knocked to the ground.. and looked to the right and saw a flag with a sharp edge?" I can picture him doing some pretty insane moves with the flag-- and this is what should be implemented to the multiplayer.. I think the flag bearer should be able to fight *not better* but *pretty good* with the a flag in hand. It should have it's own *slightly weaker* combos and specials. They need to be stronger than the ones now, but not as strong as the current weapon you are using *sword/hammer* whatever. This goes back to the Kratos comparison. Would Kratos kick **bleep** with a flag? Hell yes! Would he be BETTER with his blades than the flag? uhhh, HELL YES!
Maybe the flag should be equal to a level 1 sword/hammer
Ok, now the CTF is fun and all, but I am more concerned about the "Treasure of Olympus" silver chest. I am a treasure hunter and my goal is to finish the Skorpian armor, the last piece remaining being the Skorpian Helmet. I have collected almost 12 chests since the CTF concept started but only 8 gave me prizes. The remaining 4 were a waste of time. And I still didn't get the helmet from the last one even though the helmet is the only treasure left that I can get. I would love it if you fixed that and maybe gave the person the remaing treasure he needs or some bonus like those coins you use to upgrade abilities. Just some idea for thought