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Start games with the SAME number on each side.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Torquemadra, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Torquemadra Recruit

    Its not hard, its not complex, its literally half a line of code in your matchmaker but starting games, of which many are TIME intensive, where one side has 30% more players is not a rarity and its cancerous to the games themselves as people get annoyed and demoralized that they are ruined before getting started.

    Theres nothing you can do if people bail after being allotted a slot and its loaded but you can damn well make sure that if someone joins a game then they are matched by a member of the other side.
    Kjall likes this.
  2. asked that 2 years ago
  3. Lady Rheeva Steam Early Access

    Wrong approach. With the shrinking playerbase, both the 8-player-cap for creating a game and the team-size-restrictions for starting it should be abandoned completely. Just load people into the game as long as it's not too unbalanced and start it after like 5 minutes waiting max so we actually get to play. Who cares about a disadvantage in the beginning, if that is enough to lose the game for you, you would have lost anyways.
  4. 2017 called, it want's it's thread back.
    Had this problem allready, but once numbers get low, they make matchmaking more tolerant to allow more games.
    unbalanced games, yes, but at least games
  5. Katon Katon Confessor

    Maybe a queue for respawn, if team are unbalanced 8 vs 10 for example, the team with 10 members have always 2 players on queue to respawn until another player of the same team dies, that way you always have a 8vs8 battle with 2 guys in the team watching the battle and respawning every 30-secs or so because people dies fast in this game. I remember Natural Selection 2 having this balance respawning system approach. Sorry if bad english.
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  6. It's not going to happen!

    Great Job bE.
  7. Anti fun mechanics do not do games any favours
  8. Zael Zael Well-Known Member

    Nathan once talked about the queue in 2016 IIRC. He basically said that the devs will not change anything in the queuing-algorithm because they are afraid of making everything worse.
  9. Katon Katon Confessor

    maybe you not know a game called Counter-Strike, where you can't respawn until the round is over, i think that game has no population due to that mechanic being too boring right?....

    unbalanced games do not do games any favours either
    Krayt likes this.
  10. Counter-Strike has a working spectator mode.

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