Let's get right to the point: BGs are a good idea that were EXTREMELY under developed.
All the PvPers in the game want these few things, and its about time ZOS paid attention.
1) We want a CUSTOM LOBBY option. With the extremely complicated and unintuitive MMR system BGs have, its nearly impossible to get a 4v4v4 match with people you want to play with EVEN if you all queue at the same time and wait for the ready check (it used to work, but ZOS broke something when they changed the MMR system recently). This is the biggest concern on our list, because even if ZOS cant give us competitive BG scenes, we can at least make our own and conduct our own tournaments etc if we have access to private custom lobbys that allow us to choose our opponents.
2) In a perfect world, we'd also have INTUITIVE RANKINGS for BG MMR. What I mean by this is a visible rank (I.E. bronze, silver, gold) for a ranked "season" and this would allow us to better understand who we're faced against and perhaps allow us to earn different rewards based on our skill level and not simply based on how many BGs we play in a week.
3) Speaking of leaderboards, we want REAL REWARDS based on skill and merit, not just how often you play. If we can't have a ranking system, then at least give us something to earn by playing these BGs so much. One gold item and 10 transmutes isnt enough, give us unique prizes, costumes, emotes etc so that people actually want to play BGs
4) If we can have none of these things, then at least give us SEPERATE QUEUES for premades and solo queuers. NOBODY likes the fact that you can solo queue into a match against two 4 man premade teams,. The main problem is that premades arent facing eachother because they have slightly different "MMR" (ZOS MMR is ridiculous, barely even worth calling it MMR), but for some reason we're facing a group of pugs for no apparent reason. Have 4man premades face 4man premades, have solo queuers face other solo and duo queuers, let us ENJOY OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BGS.
I tried to keep this as concise as possible and I'd love to elaborate further in the comments if anybody has questions. It's gotten to the point where a lot of the PvPers on PC NA have gotten together to start a competitive BG scene of our own, but still can't get it to work properly because we have to wait hours in the queue before we get matched with the people we want to fight. Please comment and let myself and ZOS know what you think.
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