For the evening of October 14th
Game 1) Pantheon - Conquest on Cataract. 2v2 actual humans, no A.I. The game is going well for our side because their TB keeps overextending. After about 15 min I lose connection with one of my opponents. We all sit and chat for 5 or 6 minutes because we know one of the two who d/c from each other has to leave... meaning his team loses. I try to play online rock/paper/scissors but my opponent either dosn't get it or has to have a win. I want to play Demigod, not wait, so I apologize to all involved (especially my partner who is going to take the loss as well) and I leave. Game lasts 29 minutes - result L
Game 2) Custom - I decide to host a game so I can balance it using the new overlay so I put up '(US)3vs3 mids, host balances'. The room fill quick (in fact I have to kick one guy so I can keep a slot empty for shuffling). Most of the players seem pretty even, but to prove it is fair I take the least experienced (by games played) guy onto my team so noone cries foul. The game starts and it IS in fact pretty even going but I feel our team is just a bit better overall and we are pulling away in warscore. Unfortunately the noob(this is my own fault as I shoud have insisted on more experienced players before I started the match) I pulled onto my team gets killed a second time, types "I suck", and quits. One of my opponents comments 'why, you were winning?' My remaining partner and I both concede. Game lasts 17 minutes - result L
Game 3) Pantheon - Dominate on Exile. 3v3, again actual humans, no A.I. 2 Regs and Oak (me) vs 2 TB and UB. We are clearly the better team getting 2 or 3 quick kills before one of the Regs on my team drops. Now it's 2v3 but my teamate (fourteensouth - who rocks by the way) and I quickly find a strange synergy with the smartest A.I. I have ever played with and we are rolling. It's basically 'Smiter', 'Double-Smite', etc... until I grab angels and cats at the same time to finish them off. Then one of the opponents (the UB with the * by his name if you care to look at my games) rages and the whole thing goes to invalid game state. For the record, I don't think he did it on purpose based on his history, he just knew he was going to lose and quit. Game lasts 10 minutes - result Incomplete
Game 4) Custom - (US)U.S. MIDS Conquest on Cataract. Finally a game that looks to be good. I recognize names from the forums and previous games (Jotunn, Guderian77, Prizmsurf vs KosmoNovAx77, Xymurgy, Monkey Punch) and the overlay says it's a fairly even match based on games played. Turns out to be a little one-sided, kills are pretty even but we dominate on flag control and have giants knocking on the citadel right after they get their cats. Game lasts 32 minutes - result W
Game 5) Custom - (US) 3v3 US premade Conquest on Cataract. Looks good, truth in advertising. I'm not a premade but I join up looking for a higher skill level in my opponents. The lobby is already full when I join, but the premade is waiting for their 3rd. By the time he joins I'm the only opponent left. I wait for about 5 minutes as people join and leave, but the experience of my possible teamates is VERY low and we never get 3 on our side while I wait. Either I'm stopping another premade from joining by being there or the fact that they actually put premade in the title of the game stops it from filling up. I leave and never would have thought about that game again... except it showed up on my games list as an NA, the details showing that CoolHandLukeII and I both lost even though neither of us ever played. Game lasts 0 minutes - result NA
So to sum up for those of you who were scared off by my wall of text.
2hr 45 minutes logged on trying to play. 88 minutes actually spent in game. 1W, 2L, 1NA, 1Incomplete
In my mind it should have been 3 definite W's, possibly 4, and the NA should not even show. (Of course I'm a little biased here )
I love playing this game, 472 games and counting, but there sure is a lot of B.S. to wade through.