I don’t think i’ve ever had a more fun time playing Battleborn as i have since Versus Draft was made a regular queue. I don’t really get to play on weekends, and have missed out on playing it all but a handful of times until the most recent update. Why is it so enjoyable to myself, and so many of the others that i talk to and play with? Because almost every match has been against at least three players of high skill, and much of the time it’s against whole 5-man pre-mades also looking for a challenge.
Sure, i get screwed with who i get stuck with sometimes, and have experienced the bitter-sweet taste of being target-banned. However, it has also provided for more strategic matchmaking that i have hitherto not had the pleasure of enjoying. Almost every match that i have played in Versus Draft has been a hard-fought, enjoyable match; yes, there are frustrations, but the overall experience is still VASTLY more enjoyable to me than the old Quick Match and Incursion setting was.
However, the BEST part of Versus Draft that i have seen is that, because there doesn’t seem to be many, if any, low-levels queueing in Versus Draft, it would seem that i have finally been freed of matches where i am paired against new or inexperienced players. No longer must i jump through metaphorical hoops to avoid killing and further ruining the experience of the new players that i stomped in the old queue system. The skilled finally have a constant queue to battle one another in, which i believe will help us to avoid pub-stomping, and cause new players to leave this great game of ours. This consensus SEEMS to be shared by many of the highly-skilled players on PS4 as, again, i see almost nothing but teams of them in Versus Draft.
Gearbox, PLEASE consider keeping Versus Draft as a permanent queue, as it appears to be going a long way towards removing a lot of the unfair matchups that were previously seen with the last queue system.