OwOk, so first I will say that this whole forum is VERY difficult to navigate and seems very poorly organized. Took me several minutes to figure out where to post my topic. Nevertheless, here it is and I’m still not sure if it’s in the right location and going to be viewed by the right people at Gearbox. Anyway, I first want to say thanks, I love the direction you are heading in the Winter update. Good job so far. I really love the game and I know it has tons of potential to be great. Here’s where I think it could go further: 1 is ways to quickly communicate on consoles using d-pad commands. Sorry to bring up the competition, but Overwatch has this and it’s helpful if you are in a match where players are not using mics. Down on the d-pad brings up a quick selection of useful commands like “I need healing” or “group up with me”. Battleborn could add “push the sentry” or “retreat” or “hire thrall” or other relevant phrases. This could help facilitate team coordination without microphones.
The other idea, and again this comes from what I like about Overwatch (which, forgive me for saying, can’t be denied is a very successful and popular game, not to mention very enjoyable in its own right!), is the ability to be able to change characters mid match. I can’t even count how many times I chose a character in the beginning and then part way through the match o realize I really am not feeling it for that Battleborn. Whether I go melee and realize I should have gone tank, or chose assault, and instead really just want to be a support. I want to be able to change. Now hear me out. I realize that it may seem chaotic with everyone switching, but honestly in Overwatch it really does work. It’s not a big deal at all. At the very least perhaps it becomes allowed in Chaos rumble, where teams are often composed of 3 of the exact same Battleborn anyway. But even in regular incursion it could be done by basically locking out whatever Battleborn are already in use. The “penalty” for making the change would be losing all shards and losing all Helix node progress, and having to start from scratch on the newly selected Battleborn. I think in general most people would not switch, because of losing progress and having to start fresh with Helix tree nodes mid match, but at least it gives us a last resort bail out if things are becoming miserable with the originally selected Battleborn.
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