More sorting options for hunt


#1

Disclaimer:
I tried searching for the title of this post but got nothing, that’s why I made this.
If this has been covered, I’d very much appreciate a link to the related post.

I want to be able to search for games meeting specific criteria.
i.e. I want to know when my chances of being monster are 100% before waiting for the character screen to appear.

New option:
“You like monster?”
NO =Join a game where no one is previously matched up.
Character roles are assigned according to preference and play stats alone.
YES = 2 ~ 4 of the people in the game joined up in a lobby before searching for a game.
Chance of being monster = 40 ~ 100%
It’d be best to more fine tune it, but for those tldr advocates I deleted it.
With these options, I could choose NO if I want random, or YES if I’m gladly willing to do monster.
For a month and a week now I go on these streaks where it’s set to YES.

Optional solution:

  • Add a little mark next to players who are grouped together. If people are going into games as a group, everyone should know. If you think not, please give me a good reason why.

The lack of console and lobby/game sorting options is making me get sick of this game quicker than I think I should.

Note: I got 160 hours on this game.
99% of the time I play random games.

The “hunt” game sorting options aren’t even gimped in this game, they simply don’t exist.


#2

Ranked game is in the works with a more sophisticated queue system for queueing up as a certain Hunter/Monster. Not sure if they actually get it done quick enough to implement the same system into the normal matchmaker by the time the ranked mode patch comes out though.


#3

(I am the OP.)
Thanks for this info, Roy. Much appreciated.
Your searching skills are much better than mine.
Something like that I am sure would be nice.
In the interim I was hoping just for something more simple - like an identically colored outline around the profiles of people who are together.
That way I can know who is together at a glance. Likely people who are together are using some other VOIP as well, which would explain why only about 1/2 the people I have met in randoms use a mic.

I have no problem using the mic, but whenever I ask “Are you guys a team of 4?” over 90% of the time their mob mentality kicks in making a yes beyond them. Instead 1 or 2 of em feels the need to come up with some long-winded, circuitous put down.


#4

I don’t see why not.

This won’t change anything, really- it’s just another way of asking your preference, is it not?

Also why do you have two accounts? :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

“This won’t change anything, really- it’s just another way of asking your preference, is it not?”

tldr: To go out on a (strong?) limb, the only difference is that it’s a simple way to factor out/in games where you are likely, or definitely, to play as monster.

Edit: I think this is kinda different, because the current pref. system has no notion of team/party affiliation. I’m pretty sure that with the char. pref. system in place, whenever people search for a game having teamed up there is a 100% chance they will be some kind of hunter, never monster. If not, it’d defeat the purpose of teaming up I’d imagine.

“Also why do you have two accounts?”

tldr: Sorry. I’m lazy.

For no reason I’m ashamed to admit, hehe.
The first account was created at work (using my work email), and I forgot the password.
Having realized that when I got home, I just thought eff it and created a new account.

Thanks for the formal reply, MidnightRoses.
Mighty kind of ya.

On an afterthought, if I were able to add people using the recent/present game list in Steam I’m pretty sure I would never’ve posted this.