I think they need to add some priority in the match making algorythem so that parties find other parties more often. It's rare that you run across other full parties or even close to full parties when playing in a party of five.
It would be more fun if it happened more often.
There is only a small chance that that hapens because if a you're in a party of 5 and find 1 random another party of 5 doesn't fit anymore. For a match to start there need to be either 6, 8 or 10 players and that can be hard to create with parties so parties will find more randoms.
I love the uncharted series to death, love playing the MP, but I don't like the BS I have to deal with in mp and I don't want to quit because of it. Like many others, too many people are getting matched up against parties while they are on a team of low levels who have little to no experience, and no good weapon mods available to them.
We've lost before the match even begins, and at the results screen practically everyone but me has left the match. I'm the only one fighting these parties and I just get taunted to death and sometimes I ask myself ''Why am I even playing this game?''. I know alot of people encourage you to play with your friends but I don't think that's the way to go. Maybe I'm being too considerate but I feel bad for people who have to play against parties, even when I'm on the same team as the party.
As much as I hate seeing a party of 5 myself, you can't just take that away from this game. Personally I don't party up in public matches very often. I play lone wolf TDM and though a party of 5 is aggravating I understand why people do it. It's fun. I won't do it in pubs, but if I get the slightest chance to play in a party on custom games, I'll take it. Also some people only play when they can party up to either avoid the same problem, or just play with their friends.
I'd love to see a mercanary playlist with no parties, but we're far too late in the games life for it, we have too many playlist as it is.
Sadly there is no way something will be done in UC3.
UC4, instead of having 3 separate TDM variants, should have 2. and 1 of those should be Mercenary.
(ideally, there would be a "all competitive mercenary" playlist. thats my dream...)
ermm make friends?
Dont take this personally, because you know were buds, but my god, i hate this token response.
I have plenty of friends, and some times, i just want a different kind of challenge where I can play by myself against other lone wolves. So does most of the community.
If this game had more daily players than any other multiplayer out there, I would support the idea of a more level-based matchmaking and maybe even a playlist for lone wolfs only.
Unfortunately, something like that would make things worse at this point. We have too much lag as it is. An idea such as yours would only make it worse. It would take forvever to find matches and if you did, it would be against players so laggy that you'd rather not play at all.
Besides, even more people would constantly create alternative accounts then. Just look how bad it is since ND came up with a more (but not completely) level-based matchmaking...
Hielke, yeah that's the way it is now, but they could change priorities on match making for parties. They could do a priority search for other parties and if a party is ending against a group of individuals it could pull the party out of the 6 or 7 grouping and bring it back to another party if one was out there or something like that.
if they could alter things so parties of five are more likely to come up against other parties then it would take a lot of stress off the lone wolves.