This all started with BC1 and its my pet hate of BF games over the last couple of years! BFMC (BF2) had open comms so you could join a friends game in progress, see what team they were on and join that team and be able to talk to them. In this not only do
i have to try and ensure i get in the same game, i also have to get on the same team AND in the same squad WHICH SUCKS.
We used to fill up a whole server on BFMC on the PS2 and Xbox360 when we all moved over. Even now we are 10 strong most nights but we will have to leave a few people out and party chat it up or just not be able to hear most of the others which on a team
orientated game is just rediculous.
The only chance you have is 4 of you get in a party and try to get in on the same squad (when its fixed) and the others join game in progress and try to switch teams until it lets you. You'll have to use party chat if you are 8 or less, if you have more
than that then its just unlucky.