Look, solo players are what drives any game and the solo play on this game was never great to begin with and completely sucks now that Storm and Hero league combined. I haven’t seriously played this game since November of last year. I stepped back for a few games and I’m over it, but I can’t help but believe a couple major tweaks would drastically improve the experience.
The problem with this game is it’s overly team focused. It’s too hard to carry your sucky teammates and it’s nearly impossible to rank up in solo que. Hindsight is always 20/20, but I frankly think this game would perform WAY better if it had an individual player component and allowed some small degree of snowballing. For example, I kind of think kills should only award xp to the players who took part in the kill, and deaths should reduce progression to the next level.
I played this game to gold in solo que several years ago and now I just feel like I have no control over the game (it was limited compared to other MOBA games initially). You can play almost perfectly and lose because that perfect play doesn’t scale into a larger game impact.