Can't join a single multi-player game

So anytime I try to join a multi-player game I get an indefinite “searching” loop. I haven’t been able to connect to online play on a single occasion. What am I missing here?

It is my belief that the matchmaking games in the early days of release of BL3 was causing so much lag in game that most players dont even use it anymore. When in a matchmaking game you could barely even access your backpack so it turned players off. Not even sure if Gearbox ever fixed it or improved it because they started focusing on their nerfing spree about the same time.

Gotcha. Thanks for the reply.

So is the best way to play co-op to find other people I know playing the game?

If you have friends on your friends list, just invite or join other games when invited.