Ideally what I want to be able to do is play ANY game mode cooperatively with my brother, and have any required empty spots filled with bots…AND not take any hit to advancement/unlocks while doing it.
That’s simply the game experience I want, and kind of expected.
Additionally, if you started filling holes in matches with bots, it would certainly alleviate the very long queue times.
I really don’t understand gearbox’s reluctance to do this, it’s a fairly common thing with arena games to have rewarding bot play. The challenges themselves aren’t actually meaningful, just an arbitrary carrot-on-a-stick to lock content behind and give the illusion of “growth”.
Until this is done, I really won’t be playing this game.