Well, here’s the thing, at least with my own experience in Battleborn. I, and many of my own friends, don’t find any other mode in the game to be long-lasting tests of each others skills except for Incursion. Capture was, again my opinion, to appease the CoD fans with something to do and, 9/10 times it turns into a slaughter fest with no engaging back and forth games. Meltdown was boring/lackluster compared to Face Off and Face Off, while the intentions were good, wasn’t interesting enough to pull away from the draw Incursion had.
Incursion is the real MOBA-inspired game mode of the game. It’s games are long enough to make comebacks given a team is good enough to do it (despite how easily people surrender in the mode). It’s engaging and can create very competitive matches. Now as far as the lumping of the other game modes into Quickplay and it being harder to find games, that’s just the effect of majority rules. Speaking from personal play experience of the game, I don’t want to play Capture, Meltdown or Face-off for the rest of the game’s lifecycle or however long I will be playing it. They are boring modes and don’t offer the real, grindy back and forth nature that Incursion offers. I know plenty of people, when Gearbox did this the first time, who QUIT PLAYING COMPLETELY, until they swapped Incursion back to its own matchmaking. Some buddies of mine even got me to get Borderlands so we could wait out the eventual return of the matchmaking we actually wanted to play
I don’t think the overwhelming dislike for Incursion in Quickplay would’ve been so strong if Gearbox would learn to take out the “No preference” vote in the lobby and do the voting like so. First everyone votes for what mode they want to play. One option of each competetive mode: Incursion, Meltdown, Face off and Capture. The mode with the most votes activates another vote, displaying the maps to vote for in the winning mode’s map choices with the option of “no preference” in THAT vote. The way it was, there was usually an entire mode that you couldn’t vote for because it wasn’t even there. Make Draft mode a seperate matchmaking and then shove Bot mode into Co-op.