That’s the thing that irks me most about hearing that Gearbox did this AGAIN. The loss of dedicated Incursion matchmaking literally made people I knew quit playing or stop playing until it’s lone matchmaking status was revived. The most frustrating part about it was the number of options in Quickplay as there is Incursion, Meltdown, Capture and Faceoff game modes. However, for some reason Gearbox decided to not include one of every matchmaking type as an option, instead three of some modes with “No preference” on the board, which is a baffling decision.
Put in an option that allows one option for every game mode, so the Incursion mains, or the Meltdown mains, or the Face off or Capture mains ALL have an option to try and pick something they want instead of dropping one mode from the voting completely.
The most frustrating part about the “Quickplay for all your Battleborn competitive needs” (at least for me and the majority of people I played with) was the lack of our ability to choose how we got to play our game. If we spend OUR money and OUR time playing your game then Gearbox, guess who you’re making your game for? US. I have never played a game with a competitive online component, EVER, take away their player’s ability to search for specific game modes, not even CoD does this. Why you have done this for a second time is baffling.
I see/hear people talking that the reason for this is to be able to find matches quicker because the player base is dwindling. Guess what fellas, Battleborn came out too close to Overwatch for it to even have a fair start. This decision of Gearbox’s to tell us how to play our game that WE paid for only makes for more frustrating games as you get thrown into game modes you would never want to play and, if you get lucky enough to get the mode you want to play, the map is the worst of the three maps in the mode. (I’m looking at you Echelon, poorly designed Incursion map meant for the cheasiest of tactics, there’s a reason you’re only picked as a joke when your party is trying to troll one guy) Actually people don’t even troll with that map anymore, it used to be so bad it would be funny, but the game became so unbalanced with Ernest’s introduction and how much he dominates in that map.
Anyway, my seething hatred for Ernest aside, my point was that doing this again, to appeal to the people who would rather want match after match after match because more matches per hour means a better experience, I dunno, is driving a lot of people off and taking away whole matchmaking for certain modes (Incursion especially) will see the loss of more. If I had access to my PS4 I certainly wouldn’t put Battleborn in my console or play it competitively until I saw Incursion specific matchmaking return. Get with the program Gearbox, your decisions are confusing.