Lluid Posted July 27, 2014 Share Posted July 27, 2014 (edited) Hi all, New players often face the fact that many regions of the system are completely empty of other Tenno. Their matchmaking state is "Online" but they experience a solo game, which is sad. Some of them complain about that and ask for help in the chat. Others have less fun than they could. Others probably leave the game. However, it seems quite a few of us really like to help new players. I personally don't care about getting the best stuff, or lots of credits and xp as fast as possible. What I like is simply fighting for the Tenno cause, enjoying the gameplay, interacting with nice people, crushing heads without spamming my ultimate. The problem is that the helpers don't have an easy way to jump in missions where they could be useful. So it seems that a simple functionality could solve this. It can have various implementations : 1. One simple button in the navigation system, "search and join a lone Tenno, anywhere". 2. One button in each planetoid, "join a lone Tenno, in any mission of this region". (great if you want to also look for resources, or if your mods fit a given enemy type) 3. An option to highlight the sectors where there are 'Online' squads of only one Tenno, in the planetoid screen. You just pick the one you want and ask for joining them. (there used to be a counter of the number of squads on each node, let's do the same but for lone Tennos or incomplete squads) 4. A lone Tenno could send a SOS from his mission which would trigger an alert (maybe only for those who check a specific option to receive these alerts) I prefer the 3rd one. So, what do you think ? Other little details : - It would be great if we could join a 'Online' mission when a lone Tenno dies (like in my 4rth option above), which would delay his bleedout timer by 20s until we connect and try to save him. Would be some kind of dynamic-real-time-little-event-for-a-good-purpose. The Lotus would tell him "I sent an alert message, hopefully a fellow Tenno will come". After all, the dead Tenno is 'Online' so he didn't ask for being ambushed by 30 Grineer, alone. - There could be a "rating" system, although not necessary at first. The "lone Tenno" would have this simple question at the end of the mission : "A fellow Tenno joined you because you were alone, was he helpful ? Very helpful / neutral / Nope he rushed or trolled" (those are only debatable answers as example) - ...it would be nice if the helping tenno got nerfed based on the level/difficulty of the area... Yep, I think the best would be to nerf the damage of his weapons and abilities, but not the rest (crowd control, heals) Edited July 28, 2014 by Lluid Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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