When you are tossed in the lottery roll to join a game, would it be possible to add a pre-join pop-up?
My first thought is for games already in progress, but before that works as well. So if I queue and the system finds a game-in-progress, then it would present me with a set of game stats and extend an offer for me to join or to pass.
Game Stats: would include who is playing, everyone’s health, amount of time the match has been going and the open positions available to choose from
Accept Offer: I pick an open bot spot then proceed to join the game.
Pass Offer: It locks me from that room for 2 minutes and continues the search.
Accept Offer Note: If multiple positions are open and I pick the open support slot, it should re-queue the room to confirm its still available. If not then it should return that the position is fill and present the updated stats of the room.
GUI Note: Located between the Accept Offer and Pass Offer choices should be a stat listing available rooms with open slots.
It just occurred to me that this is akin to a ‘random room’ finder for games that have a lobby system. However, we don’t currently have a lobby system so this is to improve on your current one that appears to be designed to force players to play different class types - which has been nice on one or two occasions, but causes me more grief than anything
This design is simple enough that porting to console shouldn’t matter since its either accept offer, or pass offer.