This is one of three threads I made in the Steam Forums but remained ignored as people prefer flaming each other instead of discussing feedback. I hope it is better here:
For people new to Vermintide starting the game on Recruit can become frustrating. For any player having played for 5 hours or more this seems strange as dying on recruit is nearly not possible with just a few levels and some better equipment (unless you get hooked or pinned). However, said players aren’t around much in Recruit anymore. As such you can get the situation where a whole group of new players will form, creating the bizarre situation where they won’t win a single game on Recruit but could technically be carried on Veteran because more experienced players are there. In this regard there forms are rather strange skill/equipment wall at the beginning of the game which may scare of new players. Reducing the difficulty of Recruit even more can not be the solution as it makes subsequent step-ups just more brutal.
To counter this problem a Tutor-system could be introduced. Community helping community. An experienced player (let’s just say someone who reached level 30 on any character for example) could host a game and mark it as tutor (together with the language he speaks). New players (up to level 5) could then join this game (after confirming they speak the same language). As such new players could watch and learn from older players and have a higher chance of success at the beginning decreasing the frustration. The difficulty would obviously be on Recruit for this game. To give this a bit more sense than just watching the veteran rofl stomping all enemies there will be a new function which only works in tutor mode. The host can stop the game at any given moment (there has been a mod that could do this in V1, so it is possible) and use this time to explain the situation, what the players have to look out for and what possible strategies are as well as general knowledge like difference in potions/healing items or block reviving etc … It could lead to a more friendly introduction to the game without butchering the difficulty of Recruit into absurdness. The reward for the Tutor would be … nothing additional beside the normal Recruit crate. Yes, people would do this out of goodwill.