Anybody else having trouble finding public games?

#1 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

So I've tried to play public games almost every time I start playing, I set it to public and just play the game while I wait. So I'm a decent length into the game and now at eval 15, I also just started the DLC, it has only happened once, why are people not joining my games?

#2 Posted by dudeglove (7774 posts) -

@Hizang said:

So I've tried to play public games almost every time I start playing, I set it to public and just play the game while I wait. So I'm a decent length into the game and now at eval 15, I also just started the DLC, it has only happened once, why are people not joining my games?

Pretty sure matchfinding is determined by:

a) your level

b) which story mission you're on

c) connection strength/region

I think a+b are the biggest offenders. When you get to level 19 (Wildlife Exploitation Reserve), you probably should get/find more folk, as it's a fairly popular mission, followed by Angels Fear to Tread a couple of missions later.

And just as an aside

FUCK THE CAUSTIC CAVERNS

#3 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@dudeglove: I'm playing the DLC right now, I assumed I would find plenty of games there, but nope.

#4 Posted by dudeglove (7774 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@dudeglove: I'm playing the DLC right now, I assumed I would find plenty of games there, but nope.

Oh, there's your problem then. I fear most people playing the DLC are level 30ish right now, having already completed the game on normal. Come back in 15 levels time.

#5 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

@Hizang said:

@dudeglove: I'm playing the DLC right now, I assumed I would find plenty of games there, but nope.

Oh, there's your problem then. I fear most people playing the DLC are level 30ish right now, having already completed the game on normal. Come back in 15 levels time.

Shit I'd imagine most people playing the DLC are level 50 so they can get the best loot. I played as my level 50 commando and had no problem with people joining my game.

#6 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -

@Hizang: Quite sure this is a case of "being late to the party". I can't imagine the majority of the player base are around level 15, but more likely like pointed out several levels higher. If I were you I'd leave the DLC for either your second playthrough, or for after beating your second playthrough.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -
@ChadMasterFlash

@dudeglove said:

@Hizang said:

@dudeglove: I'm playing the DLC right now, I assumed I would find plenty of games there, but nope.

Oh, there's your problem then. I fear most people playing the DLC are level 30ish right now, having already completed the game on normal. Come back in 15 levels time.

Shit I'd imagine most people playing the DLC are level 50 so they can get the best loot. I played as my level 50 commando and had no problem with people joining my game.

When I went in I found a fire SMG that is just fucking mowing down the enemy's, boss's are going down in like 5 seconds. It's Gold!
#8 Posted by jmood88 (394 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@dudeglove: I'm playing the DLC right now, I assumed I would find plenty of games there, but nope.

For whatever reason, the DLC mission titles don't show up on the matchmaking screen so if you're on an early story mission, people are probably just seeing that title and skipping past it.

#9 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@jmood88: Oh, well that sucks. But though to be honest I'm on a mission that sounds cool (It's the one where I have to break out Roland)

#10 Edited by djou (874 posts) -

I haven't played any public games but I know for a fact that there are many mid-teen level players out there. Personally, I've started a Gunzerker character who is at level 17.

Its a much more enjoyable experience if you jump into games from your friends list since you'll have the chance to play with the same folks over the course of the game. I imagine there's a lot of random encounters with public games and from my experience with BL1 you can run into jerks who hoard loot.

http://www.giantbomb.com/borderlands-2/61-36055/the-official-borderlands-2-psn-co-op-friendship-badass-thread/35-560460/

I would recommend searching for the GB BL2 mixer list and adding some of those folks. Feel free to drop me a request, PSN: jou321.

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#11 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (715 posts) -

i'm encountering the same issues as the OP. my new main character, a mechromancer, is sitting at level 35. i've been open to having random public people since the early 20's. not a single person has joined my game.

#12 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

For some reason, it seems to quickly taper off after your first visit to Sanctuary. At least that's what I've noticed.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Yesterday during Extra Life I met with two random dudes, they were both great guys and we played through like 4 hours of the DLC and we finished it.

The end of that DLC is crazy!

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