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By: xxBLiTZKREIGxx Treasure Hunter 4129 posts
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matchmaking observation

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Ever since the game launched, "Optimal" game was your best bet for finding a decent match (low lag). Now "Optimal" rarely finds a match, let alone a good match. "Close" dimds no one. But "finding players" is working out gteat. I used to get the worst matchmaking results while "finding players". Now its awesome! I think it must be a last ditch effort to find players and it must eliminate all criteria except ping.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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The player pool has drop considerably, hasn't it?  This includes searching for Co-Op Arena matches too.  NDI need to get on their horse about release this MP FOR FREE as a digital download from the PS Store, and they need to do it lickity split (in a hurry). 

 

One time! 

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It's not the player pool that's the problem it's the games poor matchmaking mechanics. Uncharted 2 actually manages to find matches faster and it has a smaller player pool.
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I just find it curious as to why "finding players" gets me less laggy matches than "Optimal " search does. Its weird, but I like it.
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SLEAZE_IT_UP wrote:

The player pool has drop considerably, hasn't it?  This includes searching for Co-Op Arena matches too.  NDI need to get on their horse about release this MP FOR FREE as a digital download from the PS Store, and they need to do it lickity split (in a hurry). 

 

One time! 


The'll never release it free, the only reason they would is for PlayStation Plus users. A new PS3 bundle comes with Uncharted 3, so they aren't going to be making it free anytime soon. Uncharted 2 hasn't even been released as free, so I wouldn't count on ever seeing Uncharted 3 being released as free until we see the previous games in the series being released with no charge first.

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Asraik wrote:

SLEAZE_IT_UP wrote:

The player pool has drop considerably, hasn't it?  This includes searching for Co-Op Arena matches too.  NDI need to get on their horse about release this MP FOR FREE as a digital download from the PS Store, and they need to do it lickity split (in a hurry). 

 

One time! 


The'll never release it free, the only reason they would is for PlayStation Plus users. A new PS3 bundle comes with Uncharted 3, so they aren't going to be making it free anytime soon. Uncharted 2 hasn't even been released as free, so I wouldn't count on ever seeing Uncharted 3 being released as free until we see the previous games in the series being released with no charge first.


What you forget is the fact that Uncharted 2 didn't have any microtransactions.

They can release UC3 MP for free and make a lot of money by selling hats/skins/taunts/emblems/tickets etc. Can they do that with UC2 MP?

Economics 101

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/The-Last-of-Us-Multiplayer/Ping-filter-toggle-SUPPORT-for-less-lag/m-p/40782623
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tapantaola wrote:

Asraik wrote:

SLEAZE_IT_UP wrote:

The player pool has drop considerably, hasn't it?  This includes searching for Co-Op Arena matches too.  NDI need to get on their horse about release this MP FOR FREE as a digital download from the PS Store, and they need to do it lickity split (in a hurry). 

 

One time! 


The'll never release it free, the only reason they would is for PlayStation Plus users. A new PS3 bundle comes with Uncharted 3, so they aren't going to be making it free anytime soon. Uncharted 2 hasn't even been released as free, so I wouldn't count on ever seeing Uncharted 3 being released as free until we see the previous games in the series being released with no charge first.


What you forget is the fact that Uncharted 2 didn't have any microtransactions.

They can release UC3 MP for free and make a lot of money by selling hats/skins/taunts/emblems/tickets etc. Can they do that with UC2 MP?

Economics 101


True, but will they?

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Dec 30, 2012

I believe that the game wants you to join in the middle of a game. Why else would it say searching for "Optimal Game". Basically it searches for a game and then if it doesn't work it searches for players. Big mistake since most people don't like joining games and back out. It should be "Searching for Players" then "Searching for Optimal Game".

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The world may never know ^ & How do you post a gif has your sig? 

" I did not tell half of what I saw. For i knew i would not be believed " - Marco Polo 1324.
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Re: matchmaking observation

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Asraik wrote:

tapantaola wrote:

Asraik wrote:

SLEAZE_IT_UP wrote:

The player pool has drop considerably, hasn't it?  This includes searching for Co-Op Arena matches too.  NDI need to get on their horse about release this MP FOR FREE as a digital download from the PS Store, and they need to do it lickity split (in a hurry). 

 

One time! 


The'll never release it free, the only reason they would is for PlayStation Plus users. A new PS3 bundle comes with Uncharted 3, so they aren't going to be making it free anytime soon. Uncharted 2 hasn't even been released as free, so I wouldn't count on ever seeing Uncharted 3 being released as free until we see the previous games in the series being released with no charge first.


What you forget is the fact that Uncharted 2 didn't have any microtransactions.

They can release UC3 MP for free and make a lot of money by selling hats/skins/taunts/emblems/tickets etc. Can they do that with UC2 MP?

Economics 101


True, but will they?


We will know Soon (TM).

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/The-Last-of-Us-Multiplayer/Ping-filter-toggle-SUPPORT-for-less-lag/m-p/40782623
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