View Full Version : Why must we have a load screen just to get to lobby?
08-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Would it be possible to make it such that there isn't a long load bar just to get into the lobby of a game?
I apologize if this has already been said.
08-09-2009, 12:03 PM
The game needs to collect the game resources to run the game. It does this when you enter the lobby. It loads an additional, smaller amount of data when the game truly starts (Heroes, animations...). You could put both of those when the game truly begins, but i'd much rather have it when going to the lobby.
08-09-2009, 12:07 PM
The thing is, the total amount of load is probably equal if you stay in that lobby, but not all people who enter lobby will necessarily be staying to load the other half, so lots of time is wasted on just loading lobby.
08-09-2009, 12:13 PM
....also, it seems to me like the loading could be partially done while in the lobby. They player is already sitting there waiting.