I'm (obviously) one of Leonardo's friends, and i just wanted to add some context. He and the rest of my team are a "premade" that play everything from Supreme Commander to Left 4 Dead, and interestingly enough, this game's community is the ONLY one where playing with friends, as a team, together, as the game was meant to be played, means you can't get any games. And its plain and simple becoming unbearable. Host a game that says you're premade, and no one joins.
Host and try and cover up that fact and you might get some games, but people also check your stats and refuse to play if they get even the slightest suspicion you're working together in any way. Tonight we've been trying to get a game for a solid 2 hours, and we got one, and it was agaisnt people who were too new to the game to even know we were "premade" or indoctrinated by the community into thinking teamwork is a bad thing.
So thats pretty much it. We've tried everything. Even other premades won't play us. Props to the DS guys for kicking us from their game twice so they could play random nubs. GGs all around.
I guess this is just useless ranting, because i'm not sure how to fix this. A team automatch function would be lovely, but the biggest problem is that this game's community is HORRIBLE. I've said it sicne day one. I can't think of another game i've played where the community was so paranoid, unsporting, unfriendly, unhelpful, and generally unlikable. And it means we literally can no longer play the game.
I won't be playing the game as a random pubber either, because without teamwork this game isn't any fun. I'd much rather go play any of the hundreds of other fine games out there where the community doesn't shun you for working as a team with people you enjoy playing games with.
Good job Demigod community, one less premade to contend with.