Astion, on 07 November 2012 - 01:16 PM, said:
Their matchmaking is just not working..
They should really consider bringing back Diablo 2 game browsing. FCKING LOVED IT :<
Baal run 01
Baal run 02
On this note, I would like to know why "matchmaking" became such a popular thing in the first place. I have been playing PC games online since QuakeWorld (15 years ago), and the interface for basically any online game since then (atleast until a few years ago) was a server browser with a list of server names and other relevant information for each server (number of players, latency, etc). This was never complicated in any way. Then, at some point, video game companies decided that we were too dumb to pick a server that we wanted to join, so these matchmaking systems come out where you click a button and then the game picks which server you will join. I feel like this is a result of online console gaming services like Xbox Live and PSN. I remember when I first played Halo online and was completely confused that there was no server browser.
Point is, atleast give us the OPTION. I don't get why companies change vital aspects of games and then refuse to give you an option to do it the other way if you still want to. For example, in Team Fortress 2 you can click "find a game automatically" and just join one with one click, or you can select the server browser and choose a server.
Also, allowing monster power in public games seems to only have upside to me, so not sure why that isn't allowed. Basically, do something like this (basic layout):
Server Name Players Act MP Level
Act 2 Key runs! 2/4 2 5
Act 3 farming 4/4 3 2
Ubers (bring machine!!) 4/4 1 7
ok the formatting isnt working out so well but you get the idea.
How is this not a great (and tried and true) idea? And for the super casuals (are there even any of those left?) then leave the quick join button there or whatever so they can just join any random game.
Edited by ChopperDave, 07 November 2012 - 01:54 PM.