Now In every Moba like game as BB is there are many different characters that have many different abilitys and playstyles. Because of this some characters are much better at diffrent things and also better at Countering other characters. Now with BB there are characters that counter each other like thorn and marque for example or marque and every character with a large hit box ever. So counters make the game enjoyable and more strategic, except BB has a problem with this.
You Cant switch characters
The Problem presents itself when someone on the enemy team is being particularly annoying and your team doesn’t have the team comp to deal with or they’re just Typical matchmaking teammates. The problem is that if someone on the other team is marque for example or a bunch of ranged characters against melee the team with the worst team comp is gonna have a bad time, not an impossible time, but a hard time indeed.
The Thing is its not fun or rewarding to have team comp decide a match
Now this is facilitated by a couple of things, Not being able to switch characters mid match (although this doesn’t have to be Implemented, Not being able to re select a charter in the character selection screen (which would alleviate the problem with little effort), And typical matchmaking teammates who despite having team in their name sometimes don’t know what teamwork is.
Ok, Ok Good teamwork can help to alleviate the characters that can do this sort of thing but that is rarely present in a game of random people who got thrown together and although it does not decide the match these team comps heavily contribute to infamous Pub stomp games which everybodys complaining about, but if a few small things could be tweaked as to alleviate the problem I believe Gearbox would see those Stomp statistics go down.
Add character switching (Maybe give the player increased cool downs for a while that stack to prevent spam and allow reselection of helix options for the new character)
Allow character reselction at the character select screen (If somebody picks their main straight away without a thought of team comp they shouldn’t lose the match)
Hardest option (instead of changing the things above instead think of clever ways for teams losing to have SOME way of getting back into the game instead of getting Montana stomped into Idaho allowing them another chance to take out those pesky characters May alleviate surrenders)
So I dont know at the end of the day I am one person with zero game design experience, but crowd sourcing is amazing so mabey the comments could figure out Number 3.