I’ve loved Evolve since the first day I played it, and every moment of free time I’ve had since then has been put into Evolve, and every time I played I had fun. Every time until a couple of weeks ago. Lately things have been going downhill, my limited time to play has been filled with frustration, waiting and anger. If I have 2 hours of free time I spend the first half hour to an hour waiting in queues or playing roles I hate in hopes I can be placed as monster. Then when I eventually get to play as monster, 3 minutes into the game the monster (99% of the time Behemoth) freezes, I’m then forced to leave the game repeat the waiting process.
Tonight was a perfect example of what I am talking about. After dinner I decided I would play a few games of Evolve before bed, I had around 2 hours before I needed to get into bed. As usual the first match places me in a game that’s started as Trapper (my last selected role) this happens 100% of the time for my first match, I’m willing to deal with it however if I can play monster the next game. The game ends and after a painfully horrible game I hope to be placed as monster, everyone leaves however and I’m put into a queue waiting for a game. Once again I an put into a hunter role, and like before I play the game out in hopes of being monster the next game.
This continued for over an hour, and by this point my blood is boiling, I’ve endured around 7-8 games as roles I hate playing with horrible players. I decide to give it one last shot and call it quits if I get placed as hunter. I get into a game as monster yay… Except I’m goliath with 1 bar of health left with 2 minutes left on the game timer… I immediately attempt to restart match, however the hunters are bad sports and decline the vote twice.
As much as I love this game at times, putting up with this and getting frustrated over something I should enjoy is not worth it. Without trying to sound entitled, I’ve paid $100 for the game and lots of money into skins, I should be able to play the game how I want. I suggest implanting an option to NOT join matches in progress, and to be matched into games where only your first 2 picks will be met. So if I have monster as first preference and support as second, I can only be matched into those roles.
Evolve has already had a huge player drop, and I can say that this frustration over bugs, poor matchmaking and getting put into bad roles has been the major contributing factor.