@St-blackMaster And you are right, it would be much better but evidently that's either a bigger task to implement than we think or, as I was suggesting in my response, they are also worried about it causing queue times bad enough to make people uninstall (which has already happened to those from certain regions who can't queue with the majority of players right now).
Also the swap/shuffle thing, would you be suggesting that it actively breaks stacks of players trying to play together? Because I don't see the change being overly impactful otherwise and that's something I'm sure many players would not enjoy. Matchmaking is a delicate thing to change in my opinion. You change it the wrong way, you're gonna end up with smurf accounts or losing players.
And yeah, I am well aware that it isn't a free game, sorta. In fairness it's on GamePass and has zero micro-transactions nor does it even intend to. And I've been saying on this forum and reddit since the launch that it should have been an open beta on early access.
By the way I am not saying everyone doesn't appreciate this game, I'm in that circle of players who play anyway too. I just know a LOT of players who have bailed purely because of what's not there and I find that super disappointing and detrimental to the game's health, hence the generalization. The $30 or so for this game is a very good ONE TIME investment into a super fun game we all love and that's gonna be more worthwhile as time goes. As far as I see it, most people are thinking way too short term. I just genuinely don't understand how people generally don't appear to trust in this game's potential and worth and just play it to get better, unlock cosmetics, learn the fighters they like most and be ready to kick ass when all the other stuff eventually makes it to the game.
Lastly I'm not saying it's too much to ask for them to fix matchmaking, it's just tiring because at this point, we all know it's a problem, we all agree it has to be fixed but ultimately there's not much we can do about it by asking for it over and over again. For whatever reason, the devs haven't figured it out yet or they are holding it back until they are sure it won't be detrimental to the game. That said I'm not a dev so I have no idea why it's not fixed, I just know they have limitations and everyone has already established it's a problem that needs fixing. Posts asking for a fix now does nothing for the game.
Apologies for the lengthy reply