With the recent announcement regarding the Game world server and concerns about the Lobby becoming less important; I had an idea on how this issue could be solved.
So instead of the main menu being the first thing a player sees as they boot up the game. They could be automatically joined to the best available lobby instead. The main menu would still exist but would either act as an overlay once they connect or would be accessible from the ‘escape’ key as per usual.
This kind of method is used in other hub-based games like Modnation Racers, Grand Theft Auto etc.
I think this would really bring back the idea of the lobby being the “hub” of the Tower Unite, it would solve the issue of not enough people having an incentive to go to it as once they’re in the game, it’s right in front of them, they don’t have to go to a menu and then load into it.
The only possible issue I could see with this are the load times - Right now, the lobby takes a long time to connect and load up for most people who aren’t playing off a SSD, I know this is something that’s been worked on a lot however.