Hardkoala Gamer Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:02pm
Still no matchmaking.
Letting experienced players pubstack & stumb everything is highly frustrating and you know it. Getting a matchmaking system into the game should've been the top dev priority after fixing performance... Even some team autobalancing based on rank would've been nice and not that hard to implement.
Last edited by Hardkoala Gamer; Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:05pm
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Draktok Dec 15, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
You could make a mod.
Gotta Ramble Dec 15, 2013 @ 5:15pm 
Guess it's not on the map for them at all.
StockholmSyndrome Dec 15, 2013 @ 11:31pm 
Step 1) Adress stackers
If they react accordingly, stay.
If they don't, just jump to another server.

Make sure you convince the rest to come with you.
aurorable1 Dec 16, 2013 @ 4:51am 
Try asking if it can be shuffled.
Apocalypse Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:37am 
Originally posted by Sync!:
Letting experienced players pubstack & stumb everything is highly frustrating and you know it. Getting a matchmaking system into the game should've been the top dev priority after fixing performance... Even some team autobalancing based on rank would've been nice and not that hard to implement.

I have to disagree. Matchmaking systems are the cancer of modern gaming. You don´t want cancer, right?
Oh Noes Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:01am 
You need a large player base for a matchmaking system, so this wouldn’t work for NS2.

What UWE needs to do is implement the ranking system they have and add a vote option that will shuffle players based on their skill level. This will help to have an equal amount of skill players on both sides.
Hobocop Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:57am 
It's a work in progress. They have the Hive currently up as a data gathering and basic ranking tool.

Early matchmaking was going to appear in the next build, but it didn't go as they'd hoped during testing, so that'll probably be pushed back to 263.
current1y Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
Matchmaking is coming. It was supposed to get released this week but I believe there were still a few issues to be worked out so it is delayed.
Ble4Ch =^.^= Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:00am 
Matchmaking ? You kidding me ?

If I want to play alien, i could be forced to play marines ? WHAT A GREAT IDEA !!!
zverozvero Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:45am 
Originally posted by Ble4Ch:
Matchmaking ? You kidding me ?

If I want to play alien, i could be forced to play marines ? WHAT A GREAT IDEA !!!
Pro-games come with flipping sides after each combat ;) Think there'll be servers with and without this mode. Or it'll be available to turn this on/off. Bet you cant allways be on desired side anyway, specially when one side got 2-3 bad---s and 4 quick joiners while other has 2 "naives" that didn't press F4 as soon as noticed those Awesomes in oposite team.
As said above - don't like, switch servers. Don't see another server? Whelcome to NS2 ***ch ;P
Streak of such "fine coincedences" on weakends feels sassy as hell.
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na Jan 12 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by Ble4Ch:
Matchmaking ? You kidding me ?

If I want to play alien, i could be forced to play marines ? WHAT A GREAT IDEA !!!

It'd be absolutely possible to avoid this issue, prior to matchmaking, choosing which you'd prefer to be would surely be an option that could be implemented. But really, you make it sound as though not being able to play either aliens or marines is devastating to the game. The biggest issue is that there are often just 2-4 really good players in a server destroying the gameplay for the lesser skilled players. Have you ever seen someone go 47 kills and 4 deaths in a game? That is ridiculous. Matchmaking is wonderful, fantastic, excellent stuff. The issue is that some games have it implemented horribly. The best matchmaking I have ever seen was in halo 2. The matchmaking in halo 2 was miles from cancer, the only cancer in that game was cheaters, which I am sure has been an occasional issue for natural selection 2 as well.

The lack of balanced teams and appropriate skill ranges in games is pretty devastating to natural selection 2. It's hard to imagine the number of games I have played (75% at least) where the game was painfully imbalanced on a skill level through out the players and teams. I am certain that a lot of new players are completely turned off to natural selection 2 after going 0 kills and 19 deaths in a match. It's rather sad that all this matchmaking stuff is coming as an after thought.

At least a skill range limiter would be great for a server. Say 200 skill point incremenets sounds good for brackets.
ItcamefromtheDesert Jan 12 @ 8:13pm 

The lack of balanced teams and appropriate skill ranges in games is pretty devastating to natural selection 2. It's hard to imagine the number of games I have played (75% at least) where the game was painfully imbalanced on a skill level through out the players and teams. I am certain that a lot of new players are completely turned off to natural selection 2 after going 0 kills and 19 deaths in a match. It's rather sad that all this matchmaking stuff is coming as an after thought.

At least a skill range limiter would be great for a server. Say 200 skill point incremenets sounds good for brackets.

^this yea
the unbalanced teams ♥♥♥♥es me off most of all .... u can see after 2-3 min its a GG and which side ll win and 19 of 20 times you are right with that guess.... lately i go afk when we win coz its boring i go afk when we loose coz its boring.... its so tideous and boring in this game NS2, to win or loose when the teams are ->THAT<- unbalanced.... ITS SO ♥♥♥♥N LAME and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz oh god the 1st 3-4 games yesterday i had were that lame so i rly didnt want to wait again til this boring ♥♥♥♥ is over so server hopping was the thing to do to again ve this boring ♥♥♥♥ and disconnect and again to the next etc etc etc ♥♥♥♥ U TEAM BALANCE NS2!!!!!!
its just cheer luck if u hit a "good" ns2 day or "bad" boring ♥♥♥♥in ♥♥♥♥ty lame one
i tryd to ignore this as long as i could and just enjoy the game but since i reached about 300hours its more and more hard to block this off mentaly...
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Oh Noes Jan 12 @ 8:19pm 
It would be nice if more servers had NS2 stats and the shuffle feature like king kahuna servers. It’s at least a step in the right direction and a temporary fix to imbalanced teams, until matchmaking arrives.
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