This may have been suggested before but I don't see it. Feel free to close this and link me to the OT if it is.
3v3 doesn't get much playtime- to the point that even the people who want to play it can't because there aren't enough players queuing up for it. But there's a simple and easy way to do this, and even give other maps more play time.
Simply be able to thumbs up more than one of them. People who already have to wait a while for a game will likely thumb up both (or all maps if they're all enabled) and their chance of finding a game will increase, along with the amount of times another map is played.
IMHO, one of the things that sets HoN apart is the ability to have multiple maps on the same gameplay such that it doesn't feel like i'm just playing a famous RTS mod. But it's hard to take advantage of this in the current state of matchmaking.
I don't really see any downsides to this. It gives everyone a better chance to play what they want to play, while at the same time increasing the chance that they'll be able to play at all, especially if your rating is particularly high or low.
So the question is this: Do you think we should be able to select all/more than one map when queuing for matchmaking?
Last edited by Alhanalem; 01-29-2011 at 02:11 PM.
As a side question, would you like to see all maps (e.g. darkwood and watchtower, or maybe just darkwood, as 4v4) be available, or just the current two and maybe some new one down the line?
Just one bump. Come on, someone must care about this!
Ya playing them would be cool
New Heroes Soon To Come!!!
Frankly I think different maps help diversify a player's skills. When HoN was in its early stages, what I imagined in my head with matchmaking was Warcraft III's Play Game, only for DotA instead of vanilla WC3. A bunch of maps to choose from and you can thumb up and down the ones you want/dont want to play. I think it's a real shame that only one map gets any real playtime and it's the same map everyone's been playing for years.
must... have... more...
If you're going to vote no, I'd like to know how you think this would be a bad thing to have in the game. If you don't want to play anything but caldavar, you can just thumb all other maps down, and everything's as it was before. This simply doesn't affect you if you like the current state of things. It's win-win.
voted yes. Would love to have watchtower as a seclection. I also wouldn't mind getting a few games on the newest map but..i'm not willing to wait 7 hours to get a game.
YES! This would be awesome, I feel like playing 3v3 alot, but takes 9mins+ to find a game...
T-up! How can someone seriosly T-Down this? Do they think that if they implement this you have to play Grimm's Crossing?
You are a good sir
I would love if S2 tried to get some more 3on3 games going. Plus working on getting a good 4on4 map in MM too!
I bet 3on3 would get more players if you could see if anyone was actually looking for 3on3, like "currently X players in queue for [insert mode etc here]". If I know peopel are looking for 3on3 and I know people will see if I look for 3on3, then the activity should increase.
Knowing how many people are in the queue could be detrimental
"0 people in queue for the options you chose"
Besides, if this suggestion were implemented, everyone would technically be in the same queue, as map would be a factor in who you get matched up with.
It's best if we can just thumb up and down different maps and keep it simple.