The ■■■■■■■ catch 22s of the current Battleborn situation drive me almost literally insane.
Solos don’t want to play pre-mades, but, splitting the queues into solo versus team would make it take even longer for both queues to find matches.
Communication, not some insanely large skill difference between players, is absolutely one of the main factors separating the stompers from the stompees in Battleborn.
So, rather than splitting the queues yet further (and probably fatally) into solo and team queues, why not just program in simple set of screen team requests that could be accessed from, say, the left side of the PS4 controller central touchpad?
Attack, defend, help (left, right, Center), rtc.
I wouldn’t even care if they had vocal lines recorded for them.
Just have a loud noise play and the command you selected appear on the screen of each of your team mates.
Pinging is WORSE than useless and seems to have become almost universally ignored.
Eveb when people are mic’d up, many times it is 2 or 3 people on mic but in a private chat party so the rest of the team can’t be in on their plans.
Or you have 2 mic groups, both in parties, on one team, often working at cross purposes.
I honestly think that the on-screen command to team menu could be a very useful, possibly easy to implement, and potentially PVP saving idea.