I can’t stand it when people on this forum just keep repeating “What’s the matter? Just play the role you get and next time you’ll probably get what you want! Jeeze!”
That’s really rude and completely alien to say to someone used to playing multiplayer class-based shooters. Especially the OP of this thread, who specifically said his issue is how much raw time it takes to do something you actually WANT to do, not necessarily the matchmaking system itself.
I’ve said a lot that while interesting and conducive to a large amount of games actually being played, it’s extremely unusual, unsatisfying and downright frustrating for the average person who chooses to specialize only in one or two things in a video game. Not everyone can be like me and my friends who sink hours into this game a night and are good at all roles.
The fact that you are not guaranteed to play what you want to play when you search up a game is insane, and you’re not even guaranteed it if you stick it out! Someone else might have it as number one.
OP is saying that if he only has a small amount of time, it’s much more practical to play another game where he knows he’ll get an experience he wants in the space of time he has. When I start up Evolve and want to play Monster, well, I better hope I don’t queue into a lobby that has others with Monster as #1. Or I might zone in on a bot Hunter. Oh well. Gotta play that through I guess. I don’t want to do it and might not be finding it fun, but you gotta pay your dues, right?
Or. If I only had half an hour, I might say, “Man, I feel like playing Spy in Team Fortress 2.” Then I boot it up and within 5 minutes i’m on a server playing a Spy, no matter what. If I want to play Battlefield, I can be an engineer kit even if everyone else is too. The list goes on.
I understand that the system will, eventually, get you where you want to be. But for a lot of people like OP, like my friends with work and school and family responsibilities, Evolve is really frustrating and not worth it because it takes so much time to do what you want to do, where other games give you that experience fast.
It’s a really cool MM system, but there needed to be a tickbox to say “I’m okay with waiting longer to get the role I really want.”