I come home, and have an hour to play video games before having to move on to my other responsibilities. I ask myself a question: Should I play Evolve or Civilization?
In short, if your answer is Civilization, there may be a problem.
This should be a clear cut decision, in theory. Civilization takes hours and hours. Playing Civ for an hour would mean I barely get a game started. With Evolve, that means I can get anywhere from 3-6 games, or a whole round of Evacuation in.
However, theory doesn’t reflect reality. Even though I keep monster as my last choice, joining a game of Evacuation means that it’s the middle of day 3, I’m set as a Wraith in the middle of a fight. It ends quickly, only for me to find out that the monster has lost all 3 days so far.
Joining Hunt doesn’t fare much better. If I manage to avoid joining a game in progress, I’m still forced into the Monster spot 9 times out of 10 (again, Monster being my LAST choice). A lot of the time, I’ll tough it out, get my ass kicked, and then hope for hunter next round. At this point, one of two things happens: 1) everyone leaves, or 2) I get selected as monster again. I quit, and the process begins again.
I don’t want to be monster against a bunch of level 40 characters. I’m not good enough for that…I did decent against level 20 people in the first week it was released, but anymore I just get my ass kicked every time. I don’t enjoy playing as the monsters, but I would be willing to take a lump every once and a while, but it’s EVERY DAMN TIME. I’m the monster more than I am everything else combined, and it’s my last choice.
Even when I’m playing as a hunter, I’m still playing against people who are all level 40 and have more time to devote to the game (I made a special case the week came out to play the hell out of it, and have been paying for it ever since.) I’m not in the same league as the people I’m playing against as a regular basis…and I’m forced to keep doing so.
I’m monster more than everything else combined, even though it’s my last choice, and I’m not good enough/don’t have the time to keep up with level 40 people. FIX MATCHMAKING.