In the last email I got the impression there were matchmaking time problems. I haven't been able to play yet so I don't know how bad they are but perhaps the solution isn't decreasing the time, but giving players something to do. I have an idea.
Allow people to play in the map on some kind of death match where people can respawn. Instead of shrinking the map overtime as you add people the map increases. The textures could be basic and people could just play with starting weapons.
- It gives people something to do wile they wait for the game to start.
- It allows people to warm up before the round.
3.People can load the map slowly to decrease latency issues during the game.
You could call it a vertical reality training simulation or something like that. Then when the game starts have a short little cutscene.
Just an idea I had.