I have mentioned it on other threads about the matchmaker and decided to write my own post.
I have found the matchmaker keeps teaming me up with 2 or often 3 hunters, none of whom have a working mic for whatever reason. Then there are many complaints of people waiting a long time in the matchmaker. An issue i have not come across particularly.
Maybe there is some correlation? There certainly is for me, after losing my first two placement matches embarrasingly badly, and being teabagged i decided on the 3 mic rule for myself. it is as follows:
The 3 Mic Rule
If 3 out of the 4 hunters do not have a working mic, leave the matchmaker and rejoin until you find a group with 3 out of 4 working mics. Thereby giving you and your team some chance of victory.
If people don’t have mics, because they don’t care that i want them to talk, or they are getting it fixed or whatever other clever and minority reasons people can come up with, that’s all well and good. Its your choice, i just don’t care. All i care about is people with mics.
The reason for this is simple. I don’t want to end up in the bottom division of people that aren’t using microphones, because you will probably never get out of it. Why they aren’t using microphones, in a competitive pvp team based game, i have no idea. I don’t really care. All i know is i don’t want to play evolve with them unless at least 2 other people have a microphone on my team.
So this could be a contributing factor to long matchmaker times, especially if more serious hunters like myself start adopting a similar approach to matchmaking. And rightly so. Then people might actually start using their mics more. So be aware.