Big Borderlands fan here. People seem to be very reasonable here, so I will try my best.
I am bit upset today after 30 minutes waiting for the Matchmaking in BB…
I bought the game since 1st day, played the beta too. I played around 40 hours on steam, I work a lot and study, so I do not have that much time and I quit the game after 2 months, especially because of all the updates, balance and player base issues that everyone in this community already knows.
I was glad to see that Gearbox was making BB Online Free, because I bought the game for the MOBA / Competitive side of it, the game is a brilliant FPS MOBA, and now it starts the first reason why I got so upset, they never advertise as a Truly FPS MOBA, and it is, has all the freakin elements, maybe the big difference is the maps usually are not the classic Three Lane Moba map, but besides that they should wear the shirt of the genre with pride, and I hate they are obviously afraid of advertising as a F2P, and are calling it a Trial, maybe afraid of an uproar from people who bought the console version ?
The second reason is their online Matchmaking, why I ■■■■ look for multiple online modes at the same time…?
I can do this in Rocket League… I can do this in Atlas Reactor, CSGO, Overwtach, and the list goes on and on.
Why they ■■■■ do this ? Psyonix was not a big developer as you guys, like by FAR, and they managed to do this system, I can search multiple modes during my Matchmaking. WHY GEARBOX?
I think as a consumer of your products I deserve this answer, I bought 1 year ago a game that I cannot play online, and the silly part of it, I even mention this on my first sentence, I loved borderlands, so I manage to convince all my close friends to buy Battleborn, so we could play competitive matches. Well, we all know how this story ends.
The game improved a lot, even in the small details that I was the only one to complain ( Such as Huds and Menus design), now it has 30 characters, so many positive things happening.
I would like to have an answer for these questions.
1, Why afraid of advertising F2P and as a FPS MOBA ?
( I read other thread that said that it is a trial because the PVE Missions are locked for 50 bucks. They are lying, they are ignoring the meaning of the words.)
From Cambridge Dictionary:
TRIAL - noun
C1 [ C or U ] a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is.
- Why not an improved Matchmaking system, that allow multiple queue modes?
I tried to play today (lv 23), I had to give up after 30 minutes waiting for the Matchmaking…
And the 20 lv cap, will probably leave me out, and i wont be able to play with a bunch of new players for a while.
In a business stand point, and me being the consumer, they way you are treating us and the practices, it is just absurd.