When you suck as bad as I am at this game, it’s pretty standard to get blown up in a minute’s time per match. That’s fine, how else will you get better if you don’t play. But the thing is, I find it very difficult to play online due to the average time of going into a match in online (endless and ranked alike) is far too long compared to the gameplay itself.
A) You need to find a match
B) Check ping etc and hit ready
C) Load into a character selection screen
D) Select characters, and then gems
E) Pick map
F) Finally load into a game
I can see how some of these are necessary, like step B. But I feel like a lot of those steps can be ommitted. You can’t see what the opponent picks, so is there much of a need to go into character selection screen for a ranked match? Couldn’t you just pick your setup and queue and save everyone some time. At least in endless matches where I have zero intention of changing characters, do I really need to go back to character screens every time.
Between all these wait time, I think I must have a near 1:1 ratio of wait vs. play when spending my time online. I almost feel like I should have a book with me while playing online just to keep me company for all those idle moments.
Am I alone in feeling this way?