They should take it a step further and penalize players who back out of queues to search for less challenging opponents. Or maybe hide the names of players in the queue until the time reaches 10 seconds, that way it's to late for players to back out.
Haha I believe I did that last night when I was by my lonesome and facing you and Grenix. However that was situational. I'd face you guys with at least another partner but that brings up a good point...why would you keep facing the same team over and over if they keep beating you, thus ruining your good time? You should always have the option of leaving a lobby before the game is locked in. Hiding names wouldn't do much if you were on a repeat game anyways, against a party of 3 or 4 you know who you're likely facing.
Could you please pass these concerns along to the team.
-Would it be possible to incorporate a checkbox, ie filter to the game to force the match-making/algorithm to only start a match once all 8 players are found.
-or possibly incorporate these changes in a hotfix so that the algorithm will spend more time searching for 8 players before a match starts.
A second possibility to help the situation would be to at least revert the countdown timers again, 30 seconds minimum is needed...or like mentioned above simply don't start the countdown timer when it only finds 6 players....
Playing TFOTG or Capture the Flag 3v3 is lack luster.
Impose a penalty such as;
-if player quits or disconnects from 2 games within 10 minutes they suffer a 5 minute status of being UNABLE to join games
Rage quitting has really gotten out of hand. Double XP periods have become unenjoyable and counter productive, same can be said even on non XP days...
Thank you for the feedback! Really appreciate it.
You CANNOT penalize players for leaving games. This is what happened in Starhawk, and it would reduce your ranking because server disconnects counted as player disconnects.
Even if you start a match people are somehow kicked during the loading process, and you can start with 2 vs 4, and then you want to penalize people for simply be grossly outmatched?
You can't blame people for leaving if the other team is exploiting constantly or they are high leveled against low level players, or if they are outnumbered.
The player levels need to be balanced for teams, not one team with 1, 5, 17, and 31 against a team of 40, 40, 40, 38. Do you understand?
The game lacks parameters which creates a clusterf*ck of problems. Starhawk had Pink Cake, Yellow Fist, and Red Skulls to signify player levels so you would know how difficult or how easy things would be. Unfortunately higher leveled players would always join the cake servers and destroy the other players.
Team Balancing, player bonuses for un-even teams given greater health restoration, defense and magic restoration. Leaving out offensive power won't create an over-powering effect.
I could give you so many good examples of things to do in this game to make it better for everyone, and the reason for this is we're the people on the outside looking in. The development team becomes desensitized to what is really going on because they deal with the game constantly. Your office sessions are not what is going on in the world with the rest of the players.
Fly me out to California, pay for my stay and time and I will mitigate that overwhelmingness you're stuck with at present.