After playing the for more than a few hours today (I did have to stop to try out the new NV DLC though), I have to say I'm having more fun with Gears 3 MP than any of the previous Gears games. Likely due to the fact that the Shotgun is not Russian Roulette anymore and the assault rifles can actually do something now.
However the is one thing that has been bugging me all day: that almost all the games are teams of PUGs or a group of 2+3 randoms vs. an arranged team of 4 or 5. Oh sure, there have been some PUG vs. PUGs, but the vast majority seem to be arranged vs. PUGs. Needless to say, this isn't very fun. Because unless the arranged team is just naturally bad, the PUG teams tend to stand little chance against the arranged teams.
Could you perhaps tighten the search restrictions (in Ranked at least) to make Arranged vs. Arranged and PUG vs. PUG more likely?
OFF-TOPIC: Has Beast Mode MM just not been working for anyone else today besides me?