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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:04 AM



8 vs 8 Quickplay Weekend

Starts: Thursday, March 17th, 10 AM PST
Ends: When the game Patches on March 22nd at 10 AM PST


Greetings MechWarriors!

This Weekend we will be changing the Quickplay Queue to 8 vs 8!

Why are we doing this?

We are compiling some gameplay and server data for the Event Mode Queue Design. (Yes we are working on an Event Queue)

We are also interested to see what you guys think of 8 vs 8 compared to 12 vs 12, so please leave a comment in this tread!

If you do not enjoy it, Keep in mind QP will go back to normal after this weekend.

See you on the Battlefield!

-The MechWarrior Online Team

----------UPDATED-----------

Greetings MechWarriors,

I just wanted to address some of the feedback and/or concerns we've received regarding this 8v8 weekend event:

  • Yes we're aware we should have provided some heads-up to this event coming, our apologies on that.
  • This was a PGI initiative for data purposes (see below) and not a Cauldron suggestion etc.
  • This is not permanent, it will end with the Patch on Tuesday at 10am Pacific Time.
  • While there has been discussion in the past regarding reverting Quick Play back to the original 8v8 we had at launch, this event is specifically for gathering data for an upcoming Event Mode Queue (more on that coming soon). That being said, if the discussion of permanently reverting back to 8v8 were to come up again, we're now gathering more recent data and feedback.
  • Yes, we understand that 4-person groups have a lot of influence in 12v12 matches and even more in 8v8, and that is being taken into consideration as well.
  • Some have expressed concerns that we launched this event while running two other events that have match score requirements. We will be adding 7 days to each of those events.
  • After this event I will post a new feedback thread on the forum, please participate!


#2 ghost1e

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:10 AM

Thanks PGI, this is great. I personally really loved the 8v8 Group Q test a while ago, definitely stoked to try this out!

#3 CFC Conky

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:12 AM

Dang, gonna be away most of this weekend.

Good hunting,
CFC Conky

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:13 AM

I love 8v8 where I have frames
Also
I can actually influence the outcome of the match

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:13 AM

YES

maybe make it solo only too?

Edited by Vladokapuh, 17 March 2022 - 09:14 AM.


#6 Scout Derek

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:15 AM

Good question, why isn't this solo only?

#7 John Bronco

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:20 AM

4 man still allowed?

If so, oof.

#8 Divkrd

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:22 AM

View PostVladokapuh, on 17 March 2022 - 09:13 AM, said:

YES

maybe make it solo only too?

maybe find some friends?

for real, 4 man stacks might be a bit too much for 8v8, but duo queue is not that bad

Edited by Divkrd, 17 March 2022 - 09:22 AM.


#9 Karl23

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:22 AM

Fewer people per match is the last thing this game needed.

#10 zVz

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:23 AM

loving 8v8. Looking forward to play 4v4

#11 Scout Derek

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:27 AM

View PostDivkrd, on 17 March 2022 - 09:22 AM, said:

maybe find some friends?

for real, 4 man stacks might be a bit too much for 8v8, but duo queue is not that bad

I mean yeah, who could've predicted that half the team being in a group can influence the matches so wildly? :D

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:29 AM

Finally, a taste of superior gameplay.

#13 Trillian Boot

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:29 AM

It's not bad idea but you need to recalculate machscore formula for this mode, or it's useless.

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:30 AM

OH MY GOD, KEEP THIS FOREVER.
GIGA FPS.

Edited by Vladokapuh, 17 March 2022 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:31 AM

as someone who has never had others to drop with, this is bad.

The amount of players that make decisions that hurt the team, have a greater impact on the match itself.

I'm out. To those who enjoy this, have fun. May your mechs stay cool and your targets in range.

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:31 AM

Does it mean that 4-man premades will be not one third, but one half of the enemy team?

If so, then I am out.

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:31 AM

Just had first game of 8v8 and at first I thought the game had broke, but somebody pointed this was a thing now. the match was very unbalanced. reds had no assaults only lights and mids.

I suppose it might work, guess time will tell if it gets made permanent. I guess the dwindling player based and the match-maker having problems getting 24 players together is a real headache to fix, but I wonder if this will make the matchmaker form a game a bit faster?

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:32 AM

8v8 is cool but even that you need to get huuuuge amount of total matchscore at same time not that cool.

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:32 AM

View PostS E 7 E N, on 17 March 2022 - 09:31 AM, said:

but I wonder if this will make the matchmaker form a game a bit faster?

Yes, absolutely; But you know what kills matchmaking?

Allowing 4 mans into the 8v8 queue.

#20 Matt Newman

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 09:35 AM

We are working on a Feature called Event Mode Queue.
When we add the feature to the game we will be able to control Groups for the Event Mode Queue separately.
The current design will allow us to Force Groups, have smaller Groups, or no groups in the Event Mode Queue.

Please Keep in mind we are only doing this for this weekend :)





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