active MP players dont like the current meta, and instability, so logically they would play the beta whenever possible. they create a MP match, non beta players either dont see the MP match, or when trying to join get "mismatch". making them think either people dont play or game is bugged.
if everyone played the base game during peak hours everyone would be able to join / see everyone else's games. allowing people to see there is an active MP community, playing beta during peak hours/constantly, makes it like the community is even smaller than it is, stagnates growth, deters players etc etc.
theres nothing wrong with beta testing, but it seems people are very comfortable with constantly playing the beta, but then EVERYONE should play the beta.. ie release the patch.. OR everyone plays the base game, and only plays the beta for testing. in a small community like we have there is a big difference between testing and only playing (abusing) the beta.. one promotes growth the other kills it
last night (sunday) worked out much better i think. there was a good number of players even if as the current MP games are instable.. up to 12 at one point in the lobby. which is looking better and better each weekend, except when the beta is spammed, then it drops to only "veteran players"