It’s probably an interesting algorythm. What’s left of Quirkly’s analysis is what happens when everybody hast monster as 5th choice. Does it choose the best ranking monster? Is it the level? Is it random? Does it take into consideration who was last chosen for monster?
I get to play Assault (my second choice to monster) almost in every first game I get. I know they are games that are in progress and I’m probably being put into slots that were emptied recently.
Edit: The potato pic is funny, but I don’t think it’s fair, or intelligent to criticize something because we don’t understand how it works. The matchmaking system is about making choices, those choices are prioritizing things above others following what the devs want the game to do.
We can infer that devs seem to prefer that people start playing right away even if it’s not their priority role or even side. People would complain if the matchmaking process was even longer. And yeah, there’s probably ways to fine-tune this, but I don’t think it’s fair to just write it off like it’s a random or poorly thought thing, just because you don’t agree with devs’ choices.
Making choices is hard, and choosing something over something else implies losing the alternative. What we need is to understand.