something odd happened to me today when trying to join a multiplayer game (PC).
I click on multiplayer, and find a host. He’s playing alone.
He kicks me out immediately.
At this point I think “I’ll retry, and if the host is the same person, I’ll ask him to set his multiplayer parameter to invitation only, so that I can join someone else”.
So I retry, and after about ten tries, and being kicked out immediately ten times, I can finally type “please set to invit only” and “you’re blocking the line”. To which he answers “get lost” and kicks me again.
I kept trying, hoping that maybe I’d finally join a different host, but I kept joining the same session, and kept being kicked even before loading the map. After about fifteen more tries, the weirdest conversation happened. It went something like this.
Me : “please set to invitation only on your multiplayer parameters”
Player : “why should I ?”
Me : “it’s fine if you don’t want to play with me, but the matchmaking system will keep making me join you”
Player : “then start you own multiplayer session”
Me : “my game is 100% completed”
Player : “so is mine. Good game then.”
Instead of blocking my multiplayer option by kicking me again and again, he chose to block it by letting me roam in his map that had no challenge left, and in which he would not interact with me in any way.
After two minutes roaming around, I teleported to the only place that had something unique to see : the resistance base. He probably concluded that I wanted to ruin it, and kicked me.
Then I tried finding a host again, and finally found a different one.
MY POINT IS :
A random sociopath can block another player from using the multiplayer option, by using the “anyone can join” setting, and kicking whoever joins.
It would make sense to find a different host after a player is kicked.
Not only would it prevent the very unpleasant situation I experienced, but it would also help players who kicked a malevolent guest (like those who only join to hunt rivals for experimental weapons), but would like him to be replaced by someone else.
Adding a blacklist would be nice too, some players ruin the experience.
Thank you for reading, great game, played it day one on PS4, and really enjoying the multiplayer on PC.