Hi, this have been said before but it needs to be said again: This game need a solo queue for rated pvp, both arena and RBGs.
Having recently come back to wow for shadowlands I find myself back to old patterns when it comes to pvp activity. I am spending a lot of time logged into the game but little time actually playing it.
One have a limited ammount of time to spend on games with real life demanding its share and often one would rather play something else where one can just log on and have fun right away. I really love WOW but I feel the lack of solo queue and how time consuming it is to find groups really make the gaming experience far less enjoyable than it should be. (finding pve groups are usually easy and fast, but finding decent pvp groups/teams is another story completly).
Finding groups and decent people to play some games with take an unreasonable ammount of time compared to how much time one actually get to play the game. Also when one play a class that the communiy think of as unviable or underperforming that also add to the problems one might come across.
People also say that solo queue wont work because the game is about finding people, building comps and progressing with the contacts you make. I hardly find that an argument considering all the problems one encounter with overgeared people, highly skilled people boostin others at low ratings and amateures who themselves have been boosted only to use their “acheivements” to sneak into other peoples groups and screw them over with their bad playing. There are a long list of problems with todays system and I cant be bothered to list them all up. Making a solo queue as an extra ladder for people who just wanna have fun playing but still have some “challenge” and opertunity to progress without having to spend 10 times more time finding new friends/teammates that actually playing would be very welcome.
All this combined overall lead to fewer people actually playing and enjoying pvp. I also feel solo queue would be a interesting meta where one might see more diversity when it comes to class/spec representation. One could just keep the old rating system while introducing solo queue. Then one could just choose if one preffer to play solo or with a premade team. Cant see how this could hurt anyone.