New Matching Trial Island
Big news! Starting 27th January (tentative date), a “new matching trial island” will open in OPTS, featuring the stages of the Escape from Ghost Island! event.
Matching is the process where players (guests) join other players’ (hosts) public rooms in co-op. Some of you may remember that in August, a new system was implemented and then retracted the next day due to complaints.
This time, OPTS is trying a faster, more efficient matching system, and players will get to try it out on the special island. The new matching system has the following features:
- Auto matching: you will be automatically placed into any empty room of a stage you chose
- No stamina will be spent. There will be no host (nor guests), just equal players, and therefore no bonus host loot
OPTS has stated that, even if the new matching system becomes a permanent feature, they are considering to keep the old system of host and guests as well, possibly with modifications.
This is still fairly new in development, so be patient till they iron out the details!
The trial will end on 30 January 23:59.
Go the the island via the banner in the game, or going to the island page to choose “new matching trial island”. Remember, it’s not the same as the existing event island.
Storm Bonus will still take effect but Boss Quest and Assault Quest are not available on this trial island. There will be interface differences as well when editing your party and so on. The app may crash because this is still a trial, and more changes to the system may be made.
You can choose from two matching methods
Free Matching (left button) will match you with random players. Stats Matching will try to match you with players who are at least of the minimum required stats of that stage.