Yeah a year and a half have passed for the game that pretty much flopped on the word go. Too much time has passed, the game was deemed not good (and whether or not you agree with that statement, that’s the Battleborn world we live in) or at the very least inferior to Overwatch. Whatever the reason, people did not play it. Now you see all these new players popping into a game that was largely overlooked except by the people who played it.
While a lot of people did leave for whatever reason, those that stayed and got good at the game are still playing and the new players cannot hang with a year and a half of experience. Thus they quickly figure it’s best to just return the game/leave it because it’s impossible to play.
As far as guiding new players, I’ve tried going out of my way to teach a player to play a character; took said player aside and taught them some tips and tricks with Benedict (like teaching them how to cancel divebomb’s landing animation, movement, everything I could). I’m not arrogant enough to say that there is only one way to play a character, but I ended up against him not much later and he was still doing the same things I had informed him not to do because they were bad (excessive flying for example). It was a while ago and I have no way of telling others how to play their game, even if I did I don’t have the right to do so. Adding onto this, and plenty of people have said this before including me, the five-mans exist (lingering) simply because eliminating the amount of new players on their teams eliminate room for error/maximize chances of success. It’s simple as that, eventually the new players will get better if they stick with the game, but with Battleborn dragging itself along this past couple months and many vet players being seen less and less (I’m actually less than a thousand kills with Benedict away from jumping ship myself), there MIGHT be a new generation of good players rising, IF and only IF they can bite the bullet and force themselves through all the frustrating five mans they are going to come up against.
Truthfully, I don’t see that happening; MAYBE 1-2 of 10 new players stick with it. I doubt it though.