If the regular mode has no influence on the sectors, rather than waiting for a match from the other side of the conflict, make it simpler and quicker.
- Take the first 24 people that que up including squads.
- Divide them equally per side regardless of faction contracts.
- If there is a squad use use the highest rank and DSR member of the squad and balance the other side accordingly. (i.e. 2 man squad 1200 DSR, R9 will send 2 R8-R10 1150-1250 to the other side. Or something along those lines)
- Wait no more than :30 (24 people or not)lock the match and send out the battle and start the que for the next battle.
The wait times WILL kill this game. I am a very patient individual but after a even 1 minute of waiting I begin losing interest. If I’m playing in regular mode I just want to have a fairly balanced match where I can go and kill things and level ships. I personally don’t care if T2 - T4 are all lumped together in this mode. Leave T1 out. (I mean that’s how a random battle would play out anyway)And if I get stomped by a T4 ship (I personally will expect it and level accordingly)so be it. The sides would be mostly balanced and I could probably get in 3 games of fun rather than 2 due to the current wait times.
For all I know some change was made with the new SQ , but I haven’t noticed it in the wait times.
p.s. I appreciate the input if I’m off base in my thinking.