Zero respect for those teams who take five man teams into the queues but turn down challenges and make excuses for not facing other premades. They mostly know who they are.
Baffles me what they get out of beating up on pugs anyway, I've been there and done that and it just does nothing for me. The poor pugs file in one by one and give up any pretense of teamwork, I don't see where the fun comes into it.
Fortunately it's possible to game the queues with a little bit of attentiveness. No escape, cowards!
but thats one of the major issues with "premades" in this game.
a lot of the time its just a random group of people from the same fleet.
no team set up or anything. just skilled players.
yet they get called a premade because theyre all from the same fleet?
at least to me, it tends to be pretty obvious when your facing a premade vs a pug made. the difference can be staggering. with a premade, theres clear patterns, and always just enough extends and around 2 escorts that do all the damage work.
pug maids just tend to be bum rushes, minimal heals and organization, and with enough raw skill to rarely be challenged. but if challenged, it can become a well oiled machine, somehow dynamically we all pull together what we have and use it to its maximum effect, usually without a word spoken between us. its then when im having the most fun by far. hey, that also describes most random kdf teams too!
the problem with this is, who then would play in the premade games?
this would also mean friends cant play with each other unles they randomly get qu'd together or have to face premades.
Other premades with play with premades. Friends could play against other groups of friends. Solo players could still if they so desired join the regular arena and play with these groups.
I'm only advocating giving players the OPTION for a random team mode. You might be surprised the number of players that would give it a try who aren't joining PVP at all right now. Considering they would in general win about as many matches as they lost they might actually find it enjoyable and stick around. That guy with all the premium gear and slick tactics and great skill... on your team about as often as he is against you (4/9 times since you always have to play with yourself
Seems like a win win for everyone, even the hard core premade PVP community.