I will appreciate, thanks!
09/05/2010 10:26 AMPosted by ExcaliburZMMR = ?
Match win ratio or something?
Matchmaking rating. It's a hidden value that better estimates your true skill level and varies more than your displayed rating.
Thanks for the write-up, great read. Only question I have is in regards to:
Q: If I've never played 1v1, but I'm 2v2 Diamond, who will I face in 1v1 Placements?
A: Your performance in other brackets is considered when initially seeding your placement matches. In this case, you'd likely be paired with a Diamond player to start.
Can players then juke the system by purposely losing team games, to get paired with weaker players in 1v1? Or can they purposely lose 2v2, and 4v4 so they can have easier 3v3?
The fact we have to have 19,000 threads and posts about this matching system proves it doesn't work, and I am a perfect example of it. Probably about silver skill, but sitting in plat 3v3s and diamond 4's. Lost 22 in a row still there. My roomate and I played our placement match today (we were silver in season 1) against a plat/diamond duo and LOST. And got put into Plat. It is quite regualar I get rolled by a silver every now and then next game I will pwn a Diamond.
This system doesn't take into account and realize that almost 50% of the entire SC2 players ranked play maybe once a week or never again after the first month after realease. Just do a bell shaped curve system or a true rank in the world ranking. So in other words if I'm the 40,000th best player in the world it would look for 39,999 first, then 40,001 second and so on. MMR's, bonus pooling, etc just a bunch of garbage. Yes I have read the system and understand it. They are trying to make this as complicated as the U.S. tax code for something that is nothing more than "who's the best players." And no you won't sell me on the system but thanks for trying.
There is no doubt that the difference in skill level from bronze to silver is huge just like the top 200 vs. the rest of the world.
And I'm sorry Bnet you had to delete my other post when I said the system smells like a "No longer living, Lady of the Night's intestine exit."
Still love the game (even with the Thor AA outranging Broodlords)
The answer to all of these completely logical and reasonable questions is simple = THEY SUCK AT MAKING A MATCHING SYSTEM AND WON'T ADMIT IT. Today's proof - So in 1v1s I'm GOLD and have lost 6 out of 7 to COPPERS who have 80+ wins and they are obviously much better than me. Why are they copper or why am I gold?
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