Has anyone had a really good lobby going and you just wanna… take it easy? Finish the round, chat with the guys in the lobby for a bit. Perhaps most of the people in the lobby want to grab a drink or take a piss, but we’re consantly under the pressure to either play the imminent next round or leave the lobby and lose the awesome group we’ve found.
The reason I noticed this is the lack of ability to communicate between monster and hunter teams. It’s nice to shoot the breeze with your opponent after the match. This wouldn’t be so odd if the Monster didn’t have voice chat and text chat… that no one can hear or see from the moment they reach character select until the post-game wrap up. That means you’ve only got… 45 seconds to 1 minute tops to chat with your opponents. That’s kinda brutal for a multiplayer, community focused game.
It’d also be great for waiting for a full game. You know, when you’ve only got 2 or 3 people sitting in the lobby and you’d like more players before going to character select and starting the match? Right now, we don’t have any control over this. I see folks leaving the lobby when there’s only 2-3 people because they don’t want to start a game with so few players.
Would it be difficult or too radical of a change to introduce a “Vote to Start” option for public lobbies that requires at least half the players to ready up before kicking us all into the character select screen? Would anyone be interested in such a feature, or do you guys prefer that games “keep moving” and if you wanna casually shoot the shit with other players you should leave the lobby?
EDIT: Is there a way to add a poll to an existing topic? I’d be curious what the results would be.