The past week I’ve been waiting longer in queue and more often I end up being grouped with super low levels. I have seen other high levels leave matchmaking when this happens, sometimes too late before the game starts meaning our side is down a player which causes me to just quit immediately because I’m not dealing with that BS. I have also been the one to leave matchmaking many times, though before the game starts when I see all the low levels, meaning those people now have to wait longer in queue because Gearbox’s matching algorithm sucks.
That means those three people left on the team once I leave then are exposed to a crappy game experience.
That’s not fair to those lowbies to be matched in a game with higher levels who do not want to play with them, and who may leave the match spoiling the lowbies’ experience and creating an unfavorable opinion on the game and making it not worth the hassle of playing leading to yet a further declining player base. It’s not fair to the higher levels either. I don’t feel bad at all about leaving. I shouldn’t be placed in that sort of team comp to begin with.
Gearbox, stop wasting our time and in turn damaging the view of the game on lowbies who experience this. Some of us “veterans” can deal with it right now, but the newbies coming into the game in a low player base environment are dealing with a very different climate than we did upon release and they may not be as patient, and maybe they are right not to be.
I am totally fine waiting in matchmaking ONE time without having to leave and re start if it means getting matched with others who have fairly equal amounts of time played in the game.