This game has a crazy amount of downtime

And by “downtime”, I mean anything that isn’t time spent in a mission.

There’s the unavoidable time-suckers:

  • Waiting through the absurd amount of loading screens.
  • Being forced to run around the hub.

And the avoidable, but annoying ones:

  • Waiting for the RNG shop
  • Waiting for matchmaking

And then there’s the unintended ways that the game eats your time, such as:

  • Crashes
  • Player deaths (from, say, falling through the floor on spawn).

I have very limited time to play this game, since the only time there’s a decent playerbase here is peak hours (roughly 3-4 hrs a day). Knowing that so much of that time is going to be eaten by this stuff really kills my buzz to play.