While Bungie did change some things around for the Heroic Strikes, Raids still require parties to be created outside of Destiny, and it looks like Bungie is finally attempting to explain why.
In an interview with VG24/7, Community Manager David “DeeJ” Dague explained, in a nutshell, that matchmaking simply cannot compare to pre-made teams, and pre-made teams make challenging Raids or activities easier to deal with.
The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing total strangers who can share a Crucible match or a Strike, we believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team. The most challenging activities in Destiny require communication and teamwork.
He continued, further elaborating on what he meant by “there’s no substitute.”
When like-minded players with complimentary play-styles seek each other out and make an expressed commitment to work together, the results are so much better than when they meet anonymously through a matchmaking algorithm. In our experience, enabling smaller clusters of players to support each other is far more effective than trying to create a system that works for everyone.
What do you think? Do you wish that matchmaking could be implemented into Destiny Raids, or are you happy creating your own teams outside of the game?