OS Neutral I wish more games would use Steam's match-making system

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by tzhu07, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. tzhu07 macrumors regular

    tzhu07

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    So I have a ton of people blocked on Steam, and that's great for a game like Left 4 Dead 2 where I'm never placed in a game with someone I previously blocked.

    But it sucks that with other games I have to build up a block list again.

    It'd be so much better if more developers used Steam's API for match-making. Think of it as a universal block list across all games.
     
  2. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    Let me guess: you've blocked those really annoying players who think it's funny to teamkill someone either in the saferoom at the beginning of a level or somewhere in the level?

    I hate those guys!
     
  3. Towelie1288 macrumors regular

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    lol and when people are inside the saferoom and keep opening and closing the door so other people cant come in i mean its funny sometimes lol but most of the time when like 100 zombies chasing you its annoying as hell!!!
     
  4. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    People really make me laugh with their antics sometimes, deliberately creating mayhem and causing short fuses to be lit, etc. LOL!
     
  5. TedM macrumors 6502

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    I actually wish the exact opposite. Though my only experiences with steam matchmaking were really from Modern Warfare 2. I compared it to the private servers of MW 1 and was so disappointed I shelved the call of duty series forever till they brought that back. At max steam games have like 16 something people in it. At max a private server has like 50-80. The game is a lot different when there are more people. Its more fun, less laggy, and an all around better time.
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't think that would be a good idea, or I'd rather like Steam to expand upon it. There are people I don't want to play L4D with, but those people are great in TF2 (where there is no team killing :p).

    -Encourage developers to use Valve's matchmaking service
    -Broaden it to include "Ban for all games/Block from Steam" "Per game ban"

    I'm one of the bad guys in L4D though! I play with 2 friends (sometimes 3) and we do things our own way. I pity any random who stumbles into our game, heh.
     
  7. tzhu07 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That works for me.

    Also, me blocking people for team killing in L4D2 is one of many reasons I block people. I also tend to automatically block anyone who has a VAC ban in their history. I also block if people rage quit. Slowly but surely I eliminate the riff-raff that plagues any online game.
     
  8. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    I know there is a trio of players who thinks I'm one of those jerks, because, as a L4D2 noob, I had just made it to the saferoom, and all my team's health was really low, so I grabbed a healthpack and was cycling to it, when I accidentally hit the molotov.

    OMG! I felt so stupid, but didn't get a chance to apologize, cause when the next level loaded, it took me back to the empty lobby.
     

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