Premades are for tournaments. Part of the strategy is to guess the strategy of the opposing team and build offensive/defensives to counter their buffs and or exploit their anticipated weaknesses for their upcomming scheduled matches. That was the origional intent. Now premades have gone mainstream with a lot of new PvP fleets and I think the origional premise of a premade team has fizzled out like a bad fart. Thats my interpretation of it. Point being Ive seen these new premades fail against a good pug team for this reason. Im not slamming premades they are smart players but pugs can go either way these days.
well honestly I have beaten 12th fleet, LF, and CS, and 528th premades, with a Klink pug-made, so I guess it may be viable
LF does not premade in the way I would define it.
Yes, we are pregrouped, but the ships are completely random..
It could be 3 healers and 2 SV, or 5 Escorts, or 3 Escorts + 2 DPS Cruisers...
On rare occasions we randomly end up with a "premade lineup" of say 2 SV, 1 Escort, 1 SC healer and a DPS cruiser.. When that happens, we can put up a good fight for nearly any other premade. (Obviously not all, because our healer might have flown a Escort 2 matches ago and one of the SVs might just have switched from a DPS Cruiser)
LF groups have more in common with OPVP Pugmades than say TSI premades.