well ya got the split screeners that are completely obvious and then you can tell if a team is a premade by watching how they play that indicates coordination. Many ways to tell. Not really gonna get into it so some douche can argue that it happens in pugs as well. Certain levels of coordination are basically impossible with a pug.
occasionally they can be randoms who are on ingame chat together, forming a medium version of a premade.
gbox just hid the premades at the match screen instead of separating them. They would have no need to hide them if they weren’t still matching solo q against partial and full premades.
See the premade q times can get long if they don’t use solo q players as putty to fill in gaps for the q’s. So gbox decided it was worth wasting solo q’s time to reduce the premade’s q times.
any kind of real solo q matchmaking wouldn’t have chain landslide pvp matches either
partial and full premades mess generally ruin solo q’s experience with a game. they start quitting hella fast if they stop having fun. devs figure they won’t quit with a certain level of premade matches.
This is why a lot of new games nowadays go for 50% win ratios. They’ll slam you with a premade then put you against a bunch of solo q that are skilled less than your team to even it out. Overwatch does this a lot. Titanfall does this. You don’t burn out when you get your share of wins. But when it feels hopeless and you have no control over it, why bother?
Part of the jacked up matchmaker in bborn is the lobby system. It should be like other matchmakers where they just fill a lobby and then divide it up for fairness. They could also add auto balancing and handicaps that kick in. Very few solo q’s are gonna hang with glacial progress and tons of losses. It just gets old fast. You basically burnout.
My god dude when they were showing the premades at the lobby I counted 19 premades in a row. No joke. We did beat one but you lose the vast majority. I burnt out.
This system hasn’t changed. All of the solo q quit during that period. It was just a few premades q’ing up to kill the new players on a regular basis, who would then quit immediately.
A bad matchmaker can destroy an online pvp game fast. Bborn has one of the worst.
This is why you saw such joy from so many people about bot battles. Then you got premades complaining that they had nobody to farm and had to settle for reduced points from bot battles or just not play.