I'm not as active as I once was, in the group of waiting for the September update, but I still get on at least once a day for a game. The queues have been pretty sad, but not terrible.
I usually group with 1 other friend or solo. I have a friends list that I made in the past 4 months of playing (30-something people!), and I used to easily find groups to play with. But only 2 people are actually still active.
One thing I'm noticing is that the majority of my games are against 5 man pre-mades groups, you can tell as they all have the same tag in their name.
So this is a plea to those people.
The active community is at an all time low right now, and grouping with your 5 man, Voice Communication, experienced friends is not helping. So how about splitting your groups into 2 or 3 people?
I just played a game against a full pre-made team and it was boring. Besides the frustration of playing against a pre-made with VOIP, there was ZERO chatter in all chat. No friendly banter, not even unfriendly banter... None. At the end of the game, I asked one of them if they could split their 5 man groups for more fair play. And you know what? I was told to go make friends by one of their members before they all just disconnected without a word.
Gee thanks, that's an amazing suggestion.
You know what would make that easier? If I wasn't constantly put against full pre-made teams where my team is nothing but frustrated, and the opposing team completely ignores us. So easy to make friends in those conditions.
It would also be great to see some of those Community events that Turbine stated were a great idea a few weeks ago. That would be a good place to meet more people to group with.