I really like this game, but the reason I bought it is for the multiplayer...
It is so hard for me to connect to multiplayer games, that I am about to put this away and never touch it again...
I love this game so much, im gonna keep hanging on and hoping i can find a solution, but i can imagine all the others not as patient as I am with similiar problems, who have allready put this game away for good.
Go ahead and put it aside- hopefully you will get bored with your other Christmas toys and join us once this game gets really hot.
I for one am not disappointed with the whole tournament thing. Basically I don't have the time to become a top player so when everyone gets too competitive I tend to lose interest- But I do agree that it is popular and it would be good for the game to get something official about it.
Be paitient guys for all we know Shiny is working on it, but they want to make sure it is good and secure so they don't want to admit it until they are ready-- Just an optimistic thought.
Wait till Christmas people. The game has been out a month or so. Let it's name get around. I for one have no problem playing multiplayer. I suggest you wait until night when most of the people are on. The past few nights I have played 8 games a night nonstop with no problem finding a game to play.
If you want recognition as a player, the community is small and names get around, you don't really need a ladder to be noticed.
Shiny might make a ladder so give them time....
Other than that just hold out until after christmas, when I am sure the multiplayer will be populated.