I took a tiny break from the game and now I'm back again. I've already come across two quite annoying things.
First being the match queue times. It takes forever to find a match now. I wait and I wait, the systems tells me that it has found a match and then something goes wrong and it's back to the queue again. I swear to god, it wasn't like this before. Today I waited in queue for a long time and got into a match that had people in it, ready to surrender. The matchmaking did a very poor job, in my opinion at least. We lost, brutally. There was a person in my team who openly admitted to 'not even knowing how to aim' and they were asking why were they put into the match against more "skilled" (or higher level, I should say) players. Has something happened to the servers or why is the queue so god damn long these days?
That brings me to the second thing, the matchmaking. It used to be a lot better. The teams at least tried to be even. Every game that I've played recently, has been either a brutal victory or defeat - like you either completely dominate the enemy team or you are pinned down and unable to move, dying at spawn because they are camping. Lately, as sad as it is to admit this, I get into a match with a mental state that we're probably not gonna win. The clock ticks on and barely any of us have done anything, or maybe me, or someone else, is desperately trying to keep it all together. The enemy team is obliterating us like it's no biggie. It's frustrating and sad to get into a game, thinking, "oh well, we're probably not gonna win this". Sometimes it's a victory, but lately, it's just been brutal (victory or defeat) and it really eats away my will to play. I know you can't always win, and I can't always blame the game or my teammates or myself, sometimes you're just unlucky or your team just doesn't have what it takes, but that cannot be the reason every single time. So, has the matchmaking gone through some changes or something? It feels much worse now than before.
Oh, and a bonus question regarding Phantom. I am not a super technical person. The nitty gritty doesn't really move me most of the time, but I've come across some issues with Phantom. He has the two augments for melee speed or damage. Is there any actual significant difference between the normal speed compared to the faster one and the same with the damage, is there much of a difference? Because I've been searching for an answer and while I play the game, getting a hands-on feel to Phantom, I cannot tell the difference. The speed, damage, it doesn't seem to matter. I swing my katana and the enemy is miles away and I'm dead. I try to inflict damage but it doesn't feel that different. I know how to play him and I know how he works, but this has been bugging me for a while now.
Thank you in advance for any answers. I hope you have a nice day!