I tried guys. I really tried to get my friends into this game, but after slogging through quests and campaign missions and all this nonsense to get max level most of them have quit. A few didn’t even make it to max level saying that it was boring. The few who made it instantly hated the PvP. Their reactions being a mix of “wtf” and silence as they were slaughtered in less than a second by more geared players. This is not how PvP should ever operate.
Then there’s the other big problem. One of my friends looked at the rated bg’s and asked me why the hell he couldn’t queue for it? I told him that Blizzard expects players to meet one another and form a raid for it and you can’t just get matched with people of similar skill. “Why?” He asked me. I still don’t have a good answer and mumbled off some crap trying to defend this game. He didn’t like that answer and saw it as a ridiculous barrier to entry. Imagine League of Legends gated their ranked mode by forming a team. Solo queue ranked is one of the most played modes, while the 5’s mode is almost dead. People don’t play games in groups of 5 blizzard, having 5 people available at all times is a huge luxury that most do not have.
And oh my their responses when I told them M+ is the path to get gear and we needed a full group and couldn’t just queue up was priceless. Not to mention telling them about the M+ timer which they thought was absurd as well(but thats kinda a different topic). I later saw my friend playing League and he told me he quit WoW because he doesn’t have time to mess around making groups and wants to just play a damn game.
I seriously hope Blizzard is looking into this kind of stuff. Queueable content is very important for people with less time or a casual playerbase. You already killed off HotS because LoL was making way more money, and the game is still looking huge while WoW is dwindling. Didn’t they even poach some of your good devs? If Riot makes this rumored MMO and keeps the solo queue philosophy alive this game is going to be finished.