I've played about 25 matches (quickplay only), all solo. My W/L is around 65%, with most of my losses coming from playing against a 3 or 4-man fireteam. It's EXTREMELY frustrating when you're put into a game of 4 solo players vs a fireteam. Those matches are almost always one sided. Honestly when I check the roster and see I'm playing a fireteam, I just want to quit the match and search again. Even good players can get crapped on when it's solo team vs fireteam. No matter how good your gunskill or decision making is, you can't make decisions for the other players on your team. Another big factor that seems to affect the outcome in situations like these is that it seems as though solo players tend to be the more casual player, whereas people who are in fireteams tend to actually play more of the game, and are therefore more skilled. There need to be stricter matchmaking settings that match solo players with solo players and teams with teams. Other than that, matchmaking seems great in quickplay. For the love of God, please don't EVER put SBMM back in quickplay. Don't "increase the influence of skill", don't "ramp it up". Leave SBMM in Comp playlists where it belongs. FOREVER. Ok...rant over.
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Ok, after a few more hours of quickplay, I have come to the conclusion that....THIS GAME IS NO FUN SOLO. Like zero percent fun. I get it, Bungie wants us to play with friends, but the reality is many people can't always play with friends. People have jobs, school, families, and just life. Schedules don't always allow for me to play with friends. Like some things (like the raid) you literally have to be able to set aside an entire evening to play, which require my group of friends literally planning WEEKS in advance. My point is, this game is really fun when you can get a group together, beyond that it kinda blows. And for me personally, planning or scheduling time to play a video game is another complication I just don't need in my life. I just wish I could have a little more fun when I'm playing solo. I'm not sure if I'll be sticking around for D2's lifespan.
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