Ekona wrote:How's the online holding up? Any issues with lag, or matchmaking now?
I haven't really looked at the Ranked Match or Casual Match menus myself - instead, I go into training mode and the game lets me practice until it finds someone who's looking for online opponents, at which point I'll be thrown into a match. Even so, I'm able to discover matches quicker now compared to back in August, and simply starting up the game has been so much more reliable this weekend (in the initial beta you'd be stuck in a loop of pressing Start, seeing a network traffic error of some sort, going back to the title screen and retrying until maybe you were able to get to the main menu) so it bodes well for the final release. For the most part the netcode's pretty solid in matches; one or two blips whilst PSN catches up, but nothing game ruining.
EDIT: I have read comments online from people who "can't find any matches", but I don't know if they're picking Ranked/Casual Match from the main menu, or if they're going into training and letting the game find an opponent, so it's not 100% clear what the problem may be.
One curious aspect of the matchmaking is that you can set up a player profile in the menu and pick a preferred character to play as, and when the game finds an opponent it will match you against them with your preferred character, as opposed to dropping you into a character select screen before the match. I imagine this is just a beta thing though.