I also don't think that it'll work with a 36v36 match in a large map, cause with the current range of the the weapons in the games, say, LRM has the farthest range but it still only 1000m. Even in Alpine Peak, most of the targets are way out of range so most of the time, the players are either camp at base or, well, scattering around like roaches. Anyway, my points is that because of the range limit of the weapons in the game, big battles in big maps won't really enjoyable at all imo.
The problem lied within the connection problem, not entirely the ECM( even though as it is now, most missiles base mechs can only be grounded, especially streak cat) cause the the only option that work against ECM equipped light mechs are lasers brawling mechs. However, with the lag shield and fps rate dropping issues, it just generally become unbearable for a lot of players. Just hope the dev know how to fix those problems or at least address them to the community so that we know they're looking into it. Also, the problem of 1 sided matches has been a long problem for PUG players and it just got worse with ECM. But hey, who said that this is an easy game for non-cooperative players. Also, i'm a PUG player myself and i got fair share of win matches with people who know at least how to stick together lol.
Well, the thing is that I do see my team and my team number, I also can see the chat and chat with other people included the other team. Beside, when i killed an enemy mech, the result text appeared as follow(let's say the enemy name is John): No User Found, which is me, killed John. And it happened like that for my teammates too(except for a guy i mentioned above that actually got the normal result text).I do know that the result texts some time didn't appear or even freeze, but this is different. Also, the game actually started with the other team missing 1 guy(at least fix the netcode already, dev ) and yet when the count down finished, a text appeared said that No User Found has been disconnected. Now I do see that kind of situation before, but this time it somehow effected the entire match .
I don't think so, paying online games always a tough issues for people who don't live in NA, lots of people willing to pay but they can't because not like any 1 can have a credits cards, especially students.