Quick Match Team Composition Updates

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Greetings, Heroes!

If you’ve been playing Quick Match in the past week, you may have noticed some differences in your recent team compositions. We’ve implemented some changes to the matchmaker to further define some of the role-flexing Heroes to make more consistent and balanced matches. Check out the details below:

  • We’re limiting the number of stealth characters you can have on a team to 1. This includes Nova, Samuro, Valeera, and Zeratul.
  • When creating Quick Match games, Warriors are now categorized as either Bruisers or Tanks. All existing Warrior Heroes will be considered Tanks, with the exceptions of Sonya and Zarya. Varian will also be considered a Bruiser, even though he is not part of the Warrior class.
  • We’re splitting out Tassadar and Tyrande from the rest of the “Healer” support pool. They’re going into a category with Medivh, Zarya, and Abathur as heroes that provide “sustain” to a team, without being a typical solo-support. These roles will be mirrored in games where they are the only “sustain” Heroes, but can also be placed onto teams with healers.

Note: Please keep in mind that you may still rarely encounter games that do not fit these new rules if queue times are exceptionally long.

Once you’ve had a chance to play some Quick Match games under these new rules, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks!
Highly Rated
we are saved
About time for most of these rules, Praise be to Blizzard.
Looking good so far
Awesome changes!

Quick feedback though: some other warriors added to "Bruiser" category would be good. Rexxar, for starters, but consider adding Chen, Artanis, and Leoric as well.
Artanis and Rexxar are not tanks... add them to the pile with Sonya plz.
Going to bookmark this so every time someone complains "Blizzard never listens to the Community!", I can show them this.

Thank you Blizzard.
They'll probably be a lot of arguments for 'Not ETC or Muradin hero here' to be a bruiser, but I'd especially put Rexxar on that list.

Putting Tass, Tyrande and Zarya against Abathur and Medivh is going to throw the game in their favor. People are going to, and are already, pointing fingers at Tass and Tyrande being overpowered in qm when they have a 35% winrate hero on their own team. It's probably be better if they just counted as specialists.(Not actually reclassifying, just for matchmaking purposes)
Just tell me how is this matchmaking fair and balanced (I am talking only about recent changes)?

http://imgur.com/VfR8TX3

samuro, raynor, SONYA, VARIAN + malfurion VS all assassins (valla, tychus, samuro, falstad) + lucio.

You need more work on matchmaking.
Varian and Zarya should be looked at when they face a team with no frontline. Had a game with those 2 against an all ranged squish team. Ranged team didn`t stand much of a chance.
Rexxar solo tanks, taunt Varian vs no war, medivh/aba vs tass/tyrande....lol its a start at least.
Because Abathur provides comparable impactful healing to Tyrande....... right.
My recent quick match team: Illidan, Sylvanas, Nova, Cromie, Valla
vs Valla, Ragnaros, Varian, Nazeebo, Cromie
No tank, no healer, no bruiser, no “sustainer”
Obviously i loose
The audacity of putting Varian vs nontank teams is despicable.

(Don't give me "he can be assassin", YES, he can also be tank - one of the best - and there's a very good reason Blizz made the Warrior rule in QM to begin with.)
Great! I took a break from HotS given the bs matchups I kept getting - lets hope that I can properly match with other Masters now.
I like most of these changes, but it's obvious that people are never satisfied.
Hi, what about deleting "specialist" category ?
Blizzard please silence everyone who are criticizing these changes. I dont wanna have their toxicity in my games! Lol. Thanks bruh!
03/13/2017 06:02 PMPosted by Pableem
My recent quick match team: Illidan, Sylvanas, Nova, Cromie, Valla
vs Valla, Ragnaros, Varian, Nazeebo, Cromie
No tank, no healer, no bruiser, no “sustainer”
Obviously i loose


03/13/2017 05:44 PMPosted by SerbCommando
Just tell me how is this matchmaking fair and balanced (I am talking only about recent changes)?

http://imgur.com/VfR8TX3

samuro, raynor, SONYA, VARIAN + malfurion VS all assassins (valla, tychus, samuro, falstad) + lucio.

You need more work on matchmaking.


03/13/2017 05:03 PMPosted by Ravinix
Note: Please keep in mind that you may still rarely encounter games that do not fit these new rules if queue times are exceptionally long.
THANK YOU

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