As a LONG time player of this game, I know this topic has been raised time and time and time again by other very experienced players. The default gameplay setting for this game ruin the game. It creates an artificial divide between people who dont know any better and those who do. Sometime people with half decent FPS skill dont get why they are not winning and complain at the team for misguided reasons. So much beef, and noob calling would simply be avoided if the default gameplay settings were set to the CORRECT settings, as in the ONLY settings that should exist in Paladins.
Team UI should always be on. Why the hell would you NOT want to see how much HP your allies have, who is alive and how long it will before repawns? There is NO reason in any competitive game sense that this team ui should ever be off.
Always show player Health, should again NOT be a setting that exists. And it should always be visible. There is no useful reason to NOT always see how much HP you team and the enemy have. The effectively again just makes the game much harder for new people who do not know about this option. Healing with out Team UI and player HP bars, flanking aswell, is horrendous.
Autobuy should not be a feature in teh game. For one, the auto buy does not buy good items. It does not buy one item to max out at a time either. A team of auto buyers might very well be throwing their match simply because of this feature. It also doesnt give new players a chance to experience buying their own items from the get go. It is a bad mechanic.
Language filter. The language filter is terrbile. You cant say Cassie, you cant say Language. You cant say battlepass. It is ridiculous. It is ofcourse by NO means an important setting to fix unlike the other 3 above. But it feels stupid to be like "Hey look at this cool new Battlepass." and it gets censored. Or to say a character name, like Cassie, and it gets censored.
Please wake up on this ASAP. This is not a "oh it would be nice if we had payload back" post. This is intended to be a smack to the face for the devs in denial about this kinda stuff. Make sure everyone who has any kinda decision making sees this. As it is not a difficult TIME taking procedure to fix like trying to fix the bad code of the base game. This is EZ mode stuff to fix. It could be fixed tomorrow, should have been fixed years ago.
If you have ANY DOUBTS about what I say. Install the frickin game, and play it with default settings. You will thank me later for helping you retain more players.
You are welcome.