Overwatch regularly has 5-10 minute waits for games but they let you into a skirmish mode so you actually have something to do. Why not have a free fly mode where you can learn the maps and pew at other waiting players with no consequences?
Any chance that we'll ever be able to queue for CQC from the main game? This seems fundamentally similar to the new multicrew lobby.
The major reason I don't play more CQC is that waiting in the CQC lobby for a game is as dull as a staring at a box of nails. If I could queue from my ship while playing the main game, I'd be queued for CQC all the time.
Now if it would disappear from the Status menu in the cockpit in the main game it would be perfect!
I agree, have some rep. It should never have been there in the first place.
I thought CQC had loads of potential, but I don't know if FD ever had/have the time/money/patience to fulfil it.
Being able to meet people in-game and challenge them to a game of CQC would have been great. As would the option to take your main-game ships into CQC games (even if it isn't fair). Boosting the CQC rewards so they're not so trivial (would be very handy for those who die without rebuy). Allow player faction v player faction CQC challenges & tournaments. Maintain system/regional/galactic leaderboards, make CQC players into main-game sports stars. Add a race-mode through checkpoints, with force-shell weapons. Add more varied scenery (planetary surface maps). Add assault/defence modes (Defend the Scarabs vs Hunt the Scarabs etc.)
The lobbies are empty because there's not enough active players... so to fill the lobbies add AI bots and also make it playable while in the main-game.