Very disappointed to hear this was removed again. I suspect this will eventually lead to long queue times again with solo players being too valuable as monster whether they want to be monster or not while those of us who both enjoy monster and playing with friends are again forced to choose which we’d rather do.
Even in L4D, this wasn’t really an issue and people could freely choose the opposing side from their friend in non-private games.
Anyways, pretty disappointed in this. I was around for a long time pre-launch and even post-launch but ultimately this grew a little tiring and I was locked away from playing my favorite role simply because I wanted to play with friends.
Custom games are not good enough, bots are terrible and provide little to no challenge, coordinating with four other people (who are all adults and have busy schedules) every night just to be able to enjoy the part of the game that originally got me excited for it kind of sucks.
I know you guys won’t change your minds on this but when I saw you change the rules for quick play awhile back I was both excited and a little sad because it was too late tbh. Now that the game has a second lease on life, you are making the same mistakes I feel.
A MP only game should never lock people off from content just for wanting to also play with a friend or two.
With dome being moved off trapper and more easy methods to track monster, I don’t see the potential for cheese anyways. Any trolling that can be done by a monster/hunter party could be done by a hunter solo as well or a group of hunters trolling their other teammate(s).
A monster wouldn’t troll themselves and anything a monster could do to troll the enemy team will happen anyways.
I just think this is a big mistake. I don’t want this game to fail, I don’t want to be negative. But I remember what happened the first time. I’d group with friends, we’d get a game going. And solo player after solo player would join and leave when they found out they were the monster. They didn’t want to play monster. We usually play as 3 but the game wanted to get rid of the bot monster as soon as possible. Meanwhile I’m sitting there thinking I’d LOVE to play as monster.
Those who were around will remember the numerous threads of setting monster to preference 5 and still getting it most of their games because they queued alone.
Probably give it a try but went from going “I’m going to play the hell out of Evolve again!” to “Well, I’ll play it a bit” and then go back to Warhammer Total War and Vermintide.
Sorry for being a bit negative but I was suddenly overwhelmed by this feeling of deja vu. Also sorry for rant, lol.
So no, we are locked out of playing half the game if we want to play with friends again.
Well, I wish TRS the best. I’ll still be giving it a go but I don’t think it will keep me hooked since I can’t both enjoy it with friends and play my preferred role.
Hope everyone enjoys the new game though. Good luck!