How is everybody?
So, I’m typically part of the dreaded 4 or 5-man premade teams that pop up on Battleborn. I’ve been following the forums and Reddit for quite some time, and it appears I’m also part of a problem that many players have.
I will say that I have no intention to stop playing with my friends. It’s how we enjoy the game the most. I’m not going to be mean about it either. That’s just the way it is.
To start, I share your dread. Anytime I see that solid yellow bar, I know we could be in for a very tough game. Even as our own group. We don’t want to lose, who does?
However, often enough, our dread is premature. Hell, sometimes we wIn by a lot. Other times, we definitely don’t. If the time I’ve spent playing has shown me one thing, it’s that there is never a way to know how a match will go. Personally, I’ve never quit a match, no matter how frustrating.
Our group isn’t a super serious competitive group. And I would bet the majority of premades might be similar to us. Our communication peaks at “Want to go for middle thralls?”, and usually is something more like “Hey guys, did you see how cool I looked flying around shooting rockets?”. There is definitely a stigma surrounding premade groups, and I don’t think they are completely unfounded. But I guarantee there are more casual groups than uber serious.
The question of new players, well, that is tough. Is it harder on a new player when people quit? Or if they suffer through a brutal, one-sided match?
One can at least potentially be a learning experience. To you new players out there, don’t give up! And don’t be as scared of premade groups as you might be right now, because you could be up against my group of idiots. To you experienced players, our player base is extremely important. And while Gearbox figures their stuff out, let’s try and keep people here. Help the new guys, and maybe even see that brutal match until the end or surrender. That’s what we will be doing.