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1.3.0 - Suggestion: Feed back online activity in-game so players can see how active Wands really is

edited October 2017 in Bugs

Platform: GearVR
Device: S7E Snapdragon, Android 7.0, Matricom XYBA gamepad
Username: PleasedToMeetYou
Wands Version: 1.3.0 (Rift Release)


We've talked a lot about big time-consuming features to help players find matches and wait longer for an opponent, but here's one that might be fairly trivial to implement and could have a big impact:

Display the number of matches played in the last hour on the main Portal screen in the Workshop (where you select competitive or casual).

For those of us watching Spectator we often see a player host a match, wait for a minute and then leave thinking no one else is on (even though there are 5-6 other games happening at that exact moment!) We need a way to give players the confidence to wait, knowing how active this game has become. If they could see every time they look at the portal just how many matches have been played recently, it would go a long way towards changing their perception of how populated Wands is.

If it wouldn't be too crowded, I think it would great to show "matches played in the last 24 hours", "matches played in the last hour" and maybe even "matched played in the last 10 minutes". I think even a lot of Spectator watchers would be surprised at how big these numbers would turn out to be.
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