Matchmaking is unfortunately a tricky business.

  1. The timer you see might actually not be ‘completely correct’ depending on how closely your device and the servers UTC time match. In a perfect world all devices would be in time sync, this is not the case unfortunately. So we need to develop a way of synchronizing the clock between your device and the server to solve this.. As this has little game impact it has not had high priority compared to other issues.. But yes we know its highly annoying but we will fix it in time.
  2. The game will not start before the timer expires unless all players indicate they are ready.
  3. If you decided to enable ‘New Games Only” the match maker tries to match you with other players with the same desire since ‘you’ are ‘less’ flexible and harder to match. This might take longer as well so its not recommended to enable this mode.