I am really enjoying this game…when I actually get to play the role(s) I want to play. But now it’s getting to the point where I’m getting so frustrated getting placed in roles I don’t want to play, that I’m finding myself not even wanting to play at all. For instance, today I loaded up the game with the goal of trying to get Caira’s elite skin, however I barely put a dent into that since I only got the medic role 1/3 of the time (being generous here too since every evacuation swapped me to something else every other match, and on top of that this game loves to give me the monster role even though it’s my 5th priority).
I was thinking a better system would be to keep the role priority system that exists now, but allow you to select just the classes you want. Then only find lobbies that require whatever role(s) you selected. In the case of having multiple people with multiple roles selected, the current system would take effect. Although, I think one minor change to this should be to not have roles swap during the 5 days of an evacuation, just to keep group synergy going.
So for example, if I just wanted to play the medic, I would only select medic and that’s all I would ever be forever. If I selected medic(1) and support(2), then I would be thrown into a match with one of those roles open, prioritizing medic if both slots are open, etc. If another person with medic(1) and support(2) is in the lobby, we would switch back and fourth per skirmish match, or swap after the 5th day of evacuation. If I’m medic(1) support(2) and the other person is medic(2) support(1), I would forever be medic and they would forever be support.
Obviously, queue times would be longer if you only select one role, and you could select one or two more if you want to speed things up. Or select all 5 if you like things as they are now.