So, I feel there should be some form of toggle-able option for joining a match in progress or not. It happens far too often that, upon searching for a match, I get dropped (without confirmation) into a match that’s well in progress. The issue here isn’t so much joining a match in progress, but more how limited you feel when you get dumped into a match as a preselected hunter/monster with a preselected perk/ability line-up.
As I type this, I’ve just left a match I was put in - 3:45 as Goliath, less than 50% HP and trapped in a mobile arena. Yeah, I’ll just join that, shall I.
The matchmaking before (literally the matchmaking before that one), I was asked to take over from a Maggie bot. Trapper is my last preference option, yet I was placed in a match that has already commenced as my least preferred role… I’m not that picky about what role I get, really, but to be dumped in a commenced match as my least preferred role is a little absurd. At least give me a fresh match as my least preferred role
Honestly, I don’t mind waiting longer for a new match, just give me the option to do so, please. I’m getting really jaded with the “Matchmaking will commence in x” timer.
All this said, if I’m just stupid, and there is a way to toggle off joining matches in progress, please let me know
P.S. I play on PC/Steam.
Hmm, I’m starting to get a little annoyed now. 8 matches in a row, every single one of them were already in progress. I feel the current system is punishing people who actually want to see a game to completion, and absolutely ignoring the real problem - people leaving games in the 1st place.
Leave a game, no problem - wait a minute and join another!
Try to legitimately get a full game, of which I intend to see to completion, win or lose - constantly be dumped into games that are already in progress because someone has left/ the game starts without filling all roles.
Long queue times can be frustrating, yes - but give me the option to have longer queue times in order to actually get a full bloody game.
I’ve been playing Evolve for 18 hours now, and I’ve joined more games in progress than actually starting up fresh. And not just slightly, oh no. More than a fair majority of the games I join are already in progress.
I’m too afraid to join an evacuation series because of the amount of people leaving matches.