Posted 2 years ago
I think that there are more COOP games going on now than ever before. I've noticed quite a number of new players recently (probably due to increased PSVR shipments). However when I encounter a new player they will often remark that they love the game, but then ask why there are so few people playing it.
I think their assumption on the low number of players is due to the fact that they can only see games that have available slots. In other words, there are likely to be a significant number of games going on that are full or have slots on private (so as to reserve them for friends), yet the new player won't know that.
The danger is that they will assume the game is not popular and move on rather than wait for an online game to appear (or start one). I was thinking that it might be useful to have a "Total COOP games played in the last 24 hours" (or in the last week) displayed in the server list window. This would demonstrate the health of the game to transient players and might encourage them to stick around.