Aww Drsnipe, we've played together before. Sorry you feel that way Taking zombies out of any game mode, is not the answer IMO
I got alot of games in, less than 100 wins, I'm solo alot of the time, and face alot of groups, especially towards the end. I feel your pain.
If it was solo, i'm positive people would still team, considering discord/teamspeak
Splitting the base, prolly won't help anything, altho it might work because you only need 30 to start the game.
You use to be able to send party invite's in the lobby before start, maybe bring that back so people got a chance to start with a group, if your solo. Giving solo BR a whirl, sounds interesting.
There's a "looking for group" section on the NewZ discord, people can post in, if your looking for a team, or can post in the BR section on the site.
I'm usually on and down for BR whenever, send me a friends invite UberReady, invite me to party if you ever catch me online