[TCA]katana92 May 11 @ 5:24pm
Joining a game
How long does it normally take you guys to connect to a game? I'm new and I just waited for 15 minutes and nothing came up.
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PenPenZC May 11 @ 6:24pm 
While also being new to the beta test, between three attempts and one server outage(?) of total 39 minutes on the record...

...0 actual game play so far.
Tug May 11 @ 7:18pm 
It really depends on the time of day right now, but the more people that queue up, the faster the queues will go. Once the game is to the point where IC feels it is ready, advertising and promotional tactics will take place, and then when fully ready it will be released as free to play.

The best thing to do is to queue up and have the game in window mode, and you can do something while waiting on the queue, or chat with others in the game. You could also play against golems (AI bots) to check out the mechanics of the game.

The more people hone their patience, the less patience will be needed
Exorcised May 11 @ 11:44pm 
I just keep this game queued up while I run through my daily Hearthstone grind, or even a quick League ARAM or two if I feel especially patient. As Tug said, beggars can't really be choosers during this particular phase of Early Access.

It's a Beta, so whaddya want ;D
BlueTycro DaggerTuskRider May 12 @ 2:14pm 
If you have not sat for 3 hours, you do not know pain.
[TCA]katana92 May 12 @ 2:15pm 
I wouldn't wait 3 hours lol
PenPenZC May 12 @ 5:59pm 
Well, I guess 3 hours is the norm... Anything less will get you a slightly sarcastic reply. =P

...Back to the waiting list.
Exorcised May 12 @ 6:19pm 
Originally posted by PenPenZC:
Well, I guess 3 hours is the norm... Anything less will get you a slightly sarcastic reply. =P

...Back to the waiting list.

3 hours is more the exception than the norm; I'd say most queues are around 30-45 minutes tops on a bad night.

For more tangible gains, try either queueing up during peak hours (early afternoon US West/late afternoon US East is when a large portion of games occur, and the developers have their own employees play around 12 PM every weekday) or otherwise make enough friends in the forums that you can mobilize an entire game essentially by yourself: a lot of the players in this community are on DOTA 2 or some other game when I log onto Sins, and I'm sure a few well-meaning requests here and there would bring 4-5 players into the queue with me immediately.

The fact that I don't do so is a reflection on my unwillingness to play too much of an unfinished game overzealously, and not on the lack of openness of this community whatsoever.

Also, the reason you are probably receiving slightly bemused replies to requests for more games is the simple fact that dozens of users before you have started that very same type of thread in the past few months.

What we forum veterans fail to understand is the thought process behind most of these posts: "Hello, I am a new player to this game. I have purchased entry into this unfinished Early Access title for $5, and now demand inceasingly expedient match-ups between players all over the world, because that is the mindset I brought to this community even though the developers opened this Beta for completely different reasons."

I understand some of you might have been spoiled by certain developers claiming their "unfinished" titles need more Early Access exposure when in fact the games are already complete, and simply desire a prolonged pseudo-Beta period to mislabel glaring mistakes in game design as "QA oversights."

In other words, ours is a true Beta, and any players uncomfortable with the prospect of waiting several months for this game's community to finally get up and running need not bother logging in too often, because the game has been more or less in a testing state since 2012, and is not going to be kicked, stumbling out of the gate, by a trigger-happy publishing team.

I find that notion to be more comforting than anything else, but if recent forum posts are anything to go by, my view is unfortunately the minority's =\
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[TCA]katana92 May 12 @ 6:26pm 
I understand. This game is pretty good for a beta, I'm just use to the quick match finding in dota 2 (Because it's the most popular game on steam, of course the connection will be faster). I'll just stick with bots until the community is larger :)
Exorcised May 12 @ 6:34pm 
Originally posted by TCAkatana92:
I understand. This game is pretty good for a beta, I'm just use to the quick match finding in dota 2 (Because it's the most popular game on steam, of course the connection will be faster). I'll just stick with bots until the community is larger :)

Don't consign yourself to just bots, mate; if you reach out to Tug and Lord Manny of House Veric, they could alert you to when a game's looking for more players (as they do for me from time to time,) and your experience within the (ever-growing) community would be all the richer for it.

I'll admit that the game's pretty skeletal in its current state, but I'd like to think that it's got some simply sexy bone structure ;D
Renovatio2 May 27 @ 8:05pm 
so ... still the w8ing hours is pain of the beta ? i ve been myself w8ing for 1h or so and couldnt find a soul . AI is kinda weak imo even for learning the game mechanics (being newb or pro in these games is almost the same vs AI ) . Cant w8 after the mid of June to retry joining the que and have an actuall game with RL ppl. I know that all of u are doing gr8 job , keep it up
Exorcised May 27 @ 8:17pm 
Originally posted by Renovatio2:
so ... still the w8ing hours is pain of the beta ? i ve been myself w8ing for 1h or so and couldnt find a soul . AI is kinda weak imo even for learning the game mechanics (being newb or pro in these games is almost the same vs AI ) . Cant w8 after the mid of June to retry joining the que and have an actuall game with RL ppl. I know that all of u are doing gr8 job , keep it up

To be honest, it's pretty much June already, so you needn't wait for too much longer XD

The AI is extrremely feeble because the devs only placed them as punching bags for new players; they're going to put up a much bigger fight later on ^^

As for you not wanting to wait, that's fine, mate; just keep us on your watchlist and check in every few weeks to see what new things we have in store for you ;D
Lord Manny of House Veric May 27 @ 8:39pm 
Originally posted by Renovatio2:
so ... still the w8ing hours is pain of the beta ? i ve been myself w8ing for 1h or so and couldnt find a soul . AI is kinda weak imo even for learning the game mechanics (being newb or pro in these games is almost the same vs AI ) . Cant w8 after the mid of June to retry joining the que and have an actuall game with RL ppl. I know that all of u are doing gr8 job , keep it up

There are usually people in General Chat at most hours of the day. 4-9am EST may be sort of low popularity hours (there may be few people on at that time,) but I was just in Chat and saw 13 or so names.

If your General Chat is empty, there is a chance that it could be bugged out.

If it persists, report back here.
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