I’m sure this has been discussed to death, but I wanted to throw my 2 cents in the ring.
I think you should be allowed to play as the monster when in a party, non-private match.
For me personally, I have a group of 2-3 TOPS that play together. Not enough for a private match without bots, but if we play together in ranked, none of us get to be the monster. Most of the time, it’s just 2 of us.
We don’t want to have to play solo just to be the monster for a change. None of the 3 of us have been a monster a single time due to it not allowing it in parties, in the Alpha, Big Alpha or the Beta.
I understand the risk of “cheating”, but allow us to report those people and game-on.
I don’t know about most groups of friends, but mine would rather lose a limb than “go easy” on me if I were the monster. If someone if our group asked to “boost” for them, they’d be kicked out of the party. Yes there are d-holes out there that do that for whatever reason, but please don’t punish the masses for the potential actions of a few.
We like to play games together. We have family members and people we’ve been friends with for 20+ years that we game with. We don’t want to be excluded from the option just because we want to team up together.