ForgemasterHD Posted July 22, 2014 Share Posted July 22, 2014 (edited) Hello, all. I recently created an account for testing out NPE, or New Player Experience. Now, this issue has been around since my main account (that is, this one) was an unranked Excalibur, and I havent seen this appear a lot, so this might just be my feelings alone. Without further ado: Please note: Matchmaking will not occur until at least the Comms Module is installed, that seems to be the time one can start actively matchmaking. New Player Experience has an issue with its matchmaking. The issue is that New players ca be thrown into a game with people who have all max-rank gear, sentinals, Syandanas, etc. You know, the whole enchilada. Now, this is a great thing for showing off what the New player could be, but the problem arises of the new player being left behind while the other players rush (has happened 9/10 times) to either the objective or a boss. Now, this is where the issues come in: 1. The New player is pushed aside while the other players go and 1 hit kill everything. (This denies the new player the freedom to experiment with combat, using parkour and different tactics.) 2. The New Player is not free to explore or get a feeling for the tileset, as the other players are running ahead and will probably be waiting at extraction taunting the new player, or staying completely silent. (This makes the player feel rushed, which s/he is.) 3. New players cannot open crates for valuable Experience/Affinity. (This prevents them from reaching a rank where they will be able to experience what Warframe has to offer faster, in turn making it seem like that cool stuff is even further away than presented.) 4. The new player learns that the etiquette for this game is silence and rushing, which may be detrimental to other new players in the future. 5. (Warning: Possible but not guaranteed.) Because the new player is not aware of grind, nor is s/he aware of what it is like to be grinding for hours, this might communicate to them that the environments and map have nothing special put in to them that is worth looking at, which is absolutely incorrect. My solution is simple. Match-make lower-leveled players together instead of high and low level players. I'm not even saying Mastery Rank or even Warframe level. I'm thinking more in the vein of time played, where players who haven't played for more than say..2 hours, are put together in a game. This allows the players to leisurely play the game without worry of every kill being taken by high-leveled rushers, and gives the players the chance to take in the environment they are moving through.This game has some really awesome environmental art, and I'd hate to not be able to experience it because I'm getting pushed through a mission. Hopefully, this will allow players a chance to communicate with people, and hopefully meet some new friends who have most likely not experienced the game yet. his will allow players to go into this game with people similar to them, that way almost every experience they have is a bit magical. After, around 2-hours, then I think the new players will know enough about the game, and have experienced enough, to where when the start meeting the rest of the community they won't be immediately turned away by what they see. Alas, no solution is perfect, so I leave the discussion to my fellow tenno now. Thank you for your time. Edited July 22, 2014 by ForgemasterHD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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