For the first time since I have subscribed to this forum, I have created a topic directed towards the developers, I hope they answer it.
My question is simple: Why don’t we have a casual matchmaking on Duelyst?
Casual games is a basic feature of any games even the most competitive ones. The advantages are countless :
-Play the game just for fun without stress, not being able to play the game casually (unless having to play with friends) is a huge turn off for many players, I am sure there is plenty of players who stop to play because of that. I am sure I will be playing Duelyst twice as more if I could play it without pressure.
-Testing a deck that we want to tweak before competing with it, this will result into encouraging people to innovate more since they now have the opportunity to test their decks . Currently if you want to test your new ideas you need to have a lot of available friends which is not easy for the standard player. Because the common player cannot really afford to test, they are condemn to netdeck which considerably decrease the diversity of the meta.
-Training. By playing more people will get better, which will overall increase the competitiveness of the game.
-Players will be able to do their daily quests without having to play a faction they don’t want on the ladder.
The most common arguments against are:
“People use it to farm noobs”
Well if you don’t give any reward outside of quest there is no farm. Beside if you do a hidden MMR system for the matchmaking like most games do, good players will play against each others.
“They tried to make one but the matchmaking was shit”
You can just do the exact same matchmaking system, but instead of showing the rank you hide it. This is what most games do and it works pretty well.
"The player base is not big enough to support an other queue "
With the steam release and Shim’zar ,the player base is probably going to explode, it is the ideal moment to release a casual matchmaking, so then people can try out the new cards and experiment new decks without the fear of destroying their rank. Beside, because players can play without stress they will play more which will reduce the waiting time on queue.
Am I missing anything?
Please tell me you’re working on it !