Freelance option please (Destiny)

by squidnh3, Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 15:43 (18 days ago) @ someotherguy

While I hate to argue in favor of exclusion, I think a freelance option in Trials would be a poor idea for two reasons:

First, I've always felt the fundamental core of Trials was "making a run with your team". The quintessential (positive) Trials experience is that moment when your team 'clicks' together and you run off a streak of wins. The impersonal nature of singles matchmaking where one person could be on their first game, another on their 5th, and another on their Flawless game goes against the core of that experience.

Secondly, and more practically, a Trials freelance playlist could not have skill-based matchmaking. If it did, there would be a strong incentive to "derank" by purposefully losing your first 15-20 games, locking you in to inferior opponents to increase your chances of a long win streak when you actually start trying. On the other hand, having a freelance playlist without skill-based matchmaking sounds likely to be extremely frustrating.

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