You guys are missing the point. Look at the steam forums. People have a VERY low patience threshold. They go in, see they can only play bots, and leave. I’ve looked at the profile of some of the players complaining, and they clearly only played enough to get through the basic tutorial, to see they can only play against bots, and then just stopped playing completely.
By having a new player queue, they prevent pubstomping, which means there’s zero reason bot matches should be required.
Many people want to play against other people.
A tutorial, and forcing bot matches in a moba are two completely different things. Maybe some of you don’t mind it, but I know myself, and others, have zero interest in playing against bots.
It should be an option, not a requirement. If they didn’t have the new-player queue, then yes, bot matches should be mandatory, but I feel like these bot matches are irritating new players.
I think this was one of the biggest problems with Battleborn. They tried to do too much. They tried to make a single-player game, and a multiplayer game, and then failed at both. They should’ve just focused on one or the other.