For starters, I miss the more precise matchmaking system. I didn’t care if I had to wait longer in order for me to match up with allies and enemies that were at my skill level. I didn’t even mind the random selection of PvP mode (capture, incursion, or meltdown rather than picking a mode first and going from there). Reverting back to the old system is the biggest reason why I am losing interest to play this game. This wouldn’t be quite as terrible if…
Matches didn’t last up to 30 minutes long without any drop in/out options whatsoever. I’m sorry but I just don’t believe anyone who says they can’t make it happen for a game like this. If a player joins a match already in progress, they could start as the average level of their allies and be able to choose X number of helix choices from the minute they join a match. Before they enter a match, they can preview which characters have already been selected by their allies. I honestly don’t see why this can’t be done. Instead, players leave and aren’t replaced which 9/10 ends up in a Defeat or easy Victory.
I tried Overwatch and I have to say that I prefer not having gear. I like that, no matter what, I am on even grounds with my enemies except in skill. There’s nothing Gearbox can really do at this point to change that and many of you would probably hate to see that go. Also, the drop in/out options are seamless in that game. I don’t care if people stay or go and I’m not forced to sit through an inevitable Defeat.
Anyway. I’m realizing Overwatch is more my style of game. I understand completely why people afk in Battleborn PvP matches. You’re punished if you leave the game (probably more so with future patches) and yet you have to play what is sometimes 20+ minutes when other players leave or go afk.
I just felt a need to share because I have put in 187 hours of gameplay into this game since release and thought I should give some feedback. I think Battleborn has better art style and depth than Overwatch, so it kinda sucks that I don’t want to play this game anymore. I also like the PvE options but I’m bored of the campaigns because I’ve played the content too much. As a side note: Why on earth would I join a “Public” PvE match when it’s only going to match me with one or two other people? I want 4-5 (myself included) in a PvE match so it feels less empty.
Maybe I’m just bored (lol) but honestly, the matchmaking is awful and the lack of player replacement is also awful.
Thanks for the fun while it lasted!