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Improved matchmaking (ship based)
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:29:41 pm »
Just noticing many matches being slow to fill as they're competing heavily against other matches and often oversubscribed on either crew or pilots.
I'm suggesting matching up in a 4-man lobby for each ship, allowing ships to fill more quickly and be ready for a game. With this setup the ship would then be entered as a whole to matchmaking against other ships and go straight into the game. It should speed up getting games by cutting down on the number of full ships sitting in otherwise empty games.

This system would also have the side effect of removing what I see as a badly thought out meta of each captain trying to be the last person to swap their ship to counter their opponents. Moving the meta to being strategically countering popular builds rather than hectic menu navigating races, which really don't feel right in the game.