Few days later, here we are. Deja Vu. I finish my elimination placement matches and to my surprise, I get ranked identical to my swat. To put this into context, I feel like I can compete at the higher end in swat, or at least hold my own against (high diamond/onyx), as far as breakout goes, it almost feels foreign to me. I am just awful at breakout, no idea what I am doing. Yet I yielded identical results. To me this make zero sense, regardless of what the statistics shoot out. They are wrong (in my opinion). I also doubt I am the only one getting wrongfully placed.
After 10 placement matches (50% win rate no where in site.. Hmmm)
Swat 0.973 K/D 20%
Breakout 0.905 30%
How does someone with that kind of winning % belong with the top 43% of players? (assuming each rank would host a 14% population roughly) Unless the whole halo community someone became better and no one can obtain the low ranks anymore..
I feel like K/D is almost irrelevant in ranked unless its just purely slayer. W/L should be the only thing the matters. Period. But thats for another day.
I will attach my last 4 breakout games, feel free to take a look. I am quite curious about a few things. Firstly, I matched the exact same 3 guys (1 onyx, 2 diamond), 4 games in a row (they were on my team once). They man handled me every game... Safe to assume they were in a party (maybe they weren't), which is fine. Id like to ask why I got matched up against a party but I feel like I will just get the same answer over & over again, so I won't.
For context in the games above I had no one on my team that was in the previous ones, so the quote below is somewhat relevant to that of the above. I play on balanced on EST, so I feel finding other players shouldn't be a problem. Unless there were only 8 of us on playing breakout? (Obviously this is an exaggeration). If this is the case where all I face is teams and I get wrong ranking placements, then I will probably avoid rank playlists like the plague.
"If you were solo queuing yet matched against the same 8 players as before and had 4 of the same people on your team from the previous game, then that just sounds to me like those were the only people able to match with you at the time. Maybe due to regional settings and/or time of day; were you playing on Focused, Balanced, or Expanded?In general, the matchmaker will consider a full party team to be about 1 tier better than a team of the same average skill composed of solo queuers. This is to offset the advantage of playing in a full party. What this means is that the matchmaker can sometime match teams against solo players, but only if the average skill of the solo players is above the average skill of the team. According to the data collected by the matchmaker, this usually results in the team of solo players winning over the full party about 50% of the time, which is the desired result. This may not mean that you, personally, will win against teams 50% of the time, but rather the population at large.Is everyones rank "
In the games above I feel like skill levels couldn't be more opposite.
Moving on, is there a reason so many ranks are being inflated? If mine are, I'm sure others are too. I feel like this may have been answered so I apologize if this is a repetitive question. One can assume ranks are being inflated since the number of people in a single playlist isn't enough to support the multiple different ranks and this would create extended wait times or very uneven games. (this is a guess since the population seems to be the biggest kept secret in the world). So therefore matching players would become more difficult since the skill gap would be greater (only if there is population issues, I have no idea). But bump everyone up between plat & champ, essentially creating a bottleneck effect, and this creates a smaller gap in ranks and makes it easier to match people since everyones will be ranking much closer to each other. Even though the skill gap still remains the same......Those that get their ranks inflated don't stand a chance.
(completely off topic, sorry) Lastly, I know my internet and connection is great so I have no idea why recently there have been so many problems with lag. I always searched balanced. Im not too tech savvy but I have heard there have been server issues? (or just have seen the odd posts about server complaints) Or maybe there hasn't who knows. Maybe its just who I was playing at the time. ill just leave some links below. I feel like this is unacceptable for a game of Halo 5s standards. Its unfortunate since my game experience is ruined and those of my teammates since I become useless in the game when I can't even move around.
Apologies for the long post, but I feel if I don't share my honest opinion & feedback of what is going on, then these problems will never get better and history will just repeat itself.