just a bunch of pre made 4 stacks mad they cant stomp pugs.
The biggest problem is that even split queue can't be implemented properly. When you have solo-only queue and a group queue(2-4) a number of problems would occur. Solo players are restricted from group queue, thus group of 3 would never have the last one to fill the team restricting these groups entirely. .
just a bunch of pre mades mad they cant stomp pugs.
Catering to the casual gamer that doesn’t have a dedicated group of friends to play with (yet) is more lucrative than catering to customers that they already know will keep playing anyway. Even if they lose a few dedicated players, the influx of new ones would be a worthwhile gamble..
I guess I put my feedback in the wrong place. I'll link to it, instead.
I'm actually devastated right now. The fact that this was even allowed to land in PTS in its current form is ... idk. I'm really losing faith in the direction of things. I don't have a lot of time to play so unless NONE of my friends are online, I always choose content we can do together. Battlegrounds used to be one of these options. Now, it won't be. This will result in less people queuing for BG's, and less ways for me to stay engaged in the game. This is a good thing, how, exactly??
All of the comments here did a much better job than I have raising alternate suggestions so all I will say is... did people actually, specifically demand that BG's be converted to solo queue only? Or did the player feedback simply ask that something be done about the fact that pre-mades can ruin the experience of a BG when they are matched with solo queue players? Because those are two very, very different requests and I highly doubt that most people explicitly demanded or even suggested the former. Just the fact that pre-mades existed at all should have made it blatantly obvious that many people enjoyed queuing as a group for BG's.
This makes me want to cancel my subscription and forget about purchasing Greymoor. If I can't queue as a duo or trio in BG's it's a pointless feature for me. Why should I support a game that's actively REMOVING significant functionality? This isn't a philosophical "balance" change. This is the complete gutting of a mode of play for anyone who used it besides the people who prefer to queue solo. Really, really disappointing.
"Pre-mades vs pugs" is all on the pugs. Entirely on them. There is *nothing* stopping you from going and getting three other people and forming a pre-made yourself, except just plain not being willing to go to the effort. People shouldn't expect standards to be lowered to accommodate their own lack of motivation. This is just "we want everything to be free and easy" with a different mask on.