For the life of me I can not understand the reasoning behind having Story Matchmaking the way it is. There is like no options for the player to be honest. Unfortunately not everyone has a bunch of friends online who play this game.
Should be able to choose the story mission you want to play, and then be put in a que that looks for other players wanting the same map type. Heck you can even allow us to select up to 3 map types and que us for those 3 which helps speed up the process… but please ditch this voting for the map afterwards. Its annoying getting forced into a map you already played and have no desire to do so again. Most people dont have the patience I have and just leave…
Why are there no options to que for Advanced or Hardcore? Sure it might be difficult but I dont see it impossible with a public team, especially if you place level locks and requirements on them. Such as having to have beaten every stage on normal first and must be say level 15+ to que for higher difficulties.
I have had a few times where no one was found for about 2 minutes and suddenly I was just thrown into a game by myself, and it even required me to still vote lol… like what the hell is that? I qued to get a team… i dont care if it takes a while to get said team but dont just decide to toss me into a map. The devs really seem to think players are super anti que… yes they are a little annoying… but id rather wait for a team and a map I want to play then have a low que time and get tossed into something i dont want to do.