I’m assuming we’re past the mid-point of season 3, so with season 4 coming soon I’d love it if Ranked weaves were once again able to be joined publicly, instead of only with pre-made groups.
I skipped season 3 myself and part of that is because trying to maintain a schedule with pre-made groups can get exhausting. Especially if you miss a day and your team beats some weaves you’re missing, it became even harder to fill out those few you missed with no matchmaking functionality. I also really miss helping people through lower weaves. The shorter nature meant I could hop on and do a few weaves and pop off if I had other things to do. It was a different way of playing Vermintide that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed.
Ultimately I think it’s much healthier for the weave population, being able to just queue into a team. I realize quickplay exists, and I’m not sure what the numbers show, but I have no interest in playing quickplay weaves which feel like they have no reward compared to ranked weaves.
In season 1 I understand the joinable lobbies were used to cheese leaderboard scores in some way, but is it worth it to make the experience so much worse for everyone just to prevent the few people who would exploit it? Furthermore, simple matching logic (e.g., you can only match up to, say +5 above your highest beaten weave) would negate these issues, rather than locking off all lobbies.