There’s been a lot of swirl lately about premades within the PvP community - whether that be AV or in the smaller battlegrounds. The crux of the issue appears to be that playing against premades as a pug is, simply put, not fun. It’s not engaging to play as a premade against a pug (STOP THE LEAKERS FARM THEM ON THE PAD 8 MINUTE WINS OR KICK), and it is especially not fun to be on the receiving end of that situation either.
I know the honor grind is hard. It’s long, and it’s tempting to abuse the ability to always win by premading. Nobody enjoys getting bodied while your character is still gearing up.
I think that correct fix is to only allow premades to play against other premades. This would ensure that battlegrounds remain competitive (both sides should have roughly = chances of winning) and allow premade vs premades (which are INCREDIBLY fun) to occur.
Guys, I know we all want our honor. I’ve seen other games suffer tremendously from this sort of mechanic, though. You can’t get new players interested in pvp if 50% of the time, they get absolutely stomped against a coordinated team. It leads to the decline of PvP and scares a lot of people away from trying it.
This game has a large enough population that premades should nearly always have another premade to play against. I do not see why blizzard should allow full teams to relentlessly stomp the unfortunate pugs on the other team. I also don’t think Blizzard should realistically stop 15 people from queuing up against teams of 15 other people to really test their mettle.