Almost all the big streamers only played during twitch drops and they've now already left. There are exceptions like Dr Lupo, Shroud, Summit1G, Sacriel, Sequisha etc but they've been playing for years (some on and off). Although I don't think twitch views is necessarily the best way to measure a titles success but it's definitely good exposure for any title. No, your matchmaking desire is born of wanting the game to appear fairer to you, which is the complete opposite of the principals of a hardcore game. When a dev chooses to make a hardcore standalone title they accept certain limitations that may have on their games growth. Nikita has already stated the game has got far bigger than they ever aimed for it to be. You've played 50 hours, you're hardly a seasoned veteran in EFT , you've got literally no idea where the game has come from and therefore the direction the devs have been trying to take. You're more than entitled to have your opinions and to state them but what you're suggesting goes against everything BSG have tried so hard to create. I've been playing since the Alpha and have racked up between 2500-3000 hours now (fully no-lifed it at time, I accept this accusation ). I've played through the majority of the big patches (and subsequent wipes) which always bring sweeping changes. Therefore I'm well placed to comment from experience. Since my first raid on EFT I have never wanted matchmaking and never will. I've never played a HC game before this, dying constantly in my first wipe never phased me, just made me want to learn more. If that deters the COD, BF and PUBG boys then that's fine with me . EFT is one of the most unique games you'll ever play, with one of the best communities. We don't need that tainting. The game will continue to grow without implementing drastic changes to it's fabric design. As I've previously said, the devs thankfully share these views. It's great to see a team stick to their philosophy, rather than become another mainstream robots and churning out a reskinned version of last years game. Let's be honest, if all they cared about was making money then they'd have introduced loot boxes or moved onto another title by now. People should enjoy EFT for what it is - something completely different.