I’ve been reading a few people’s reviews and comments, and some are complaining about how they’re waiting for 20+ mins to find a game and then blame the match making, to which promptly causes a lot of people to ask, “What region are you in?”
While the match making has its problems, I don’t think it’s the main/only problem. The problem is, our player base is spread too thinly across too many regions, without a clear and easy way of being able to change that. Yes, I know people will suggest the “change download region on Steam” trick, but not everyone is going to know that, and constantly having to tell people that all the time is going to be a chore.
My suggestion would be to put a drop down menu somewhere on the main title screen, that allows you to change connection region (not hidden away in the options menu where people are less likely to go find it). So, for example, if someone was playing in the Asia game region and it was taking too long to find a game, they could easily change to the US servers and have a better chance of finding a game. Also, all our progress data would need to be consistent across all regions, and not pulling that “new region, therefore new account” scrag dung they pull on LoL.
I’m not sure if the devs have ever considered this (although they might have at one point) or if it’s even possible (because it would likely be a net coding NIGHTMARE), but it terms of overall development time, it would be something fairly simple to implement (aside from the aforementioned net coding issues).
So how about it devs?