Good point, hadn't thought of that. Obviously the higher ranked players should come first when it comes to fair matches, just kinda frustrating being such a low rank (talking about myself)and not gaining much CSR because I'm the highest ranked player in the lobby fairly consistently. And I know a lot of people don't like matching players that are ranked a lot higher than them, so that's probably an unpopular opinion anyway. I guess it's just because when I first started playing Halo I was playing with friends who were much better than me, so I feel like I get better faster when I'm playing with and against better players. No big deal though, like I said, it's a lot better than it was when everyone was gaining a crap ton of CSR just for not getting last. Excited to see how the changes affect things :)ZaedynFel wrote:Oh, as to your matching vs. higher players question, the problem we run into there is the higher up you go, the less players there are, and so when we do have higher players, we really try and get them into a higher match first.HiTechRedneck3 wrote:Thanks for the updates, really intrigued by the changes coming to FFA. My CSR and MMR must really be in sync because I've been stuck at Plat 2 for forever despite winning multiple games and mostly placing top 3. I'm not sure that I agree that the best player usually wins, that may be the case but it definitely doesn't feel like it. This makes not gaining hardly any CSR for winning a game in which you were the highest ranked person in the lobby, feel really frustrating. I wish there was a way to select whether you'd rather the system try to match you against higher ranked players rather than those ranked below you, or at least try to do this first, then match with lower ranked players if it takes too long. For example, I'm only a Platinum 2 in FFA and it seems that I'm usually the highest ranked player in the lobby, so when I do win, I gain next to no CSR. I would much rather match higher Platinums and Diamonds than Golds and Silvers so I can learn how higher ranked players play and try to improve, gaining more CSR if I do manage to beat higher ranked players would be a nice bonus as well. I know matches are based off of MMR rather than CSR, so these Gold players I'm matching constantly aren't really any worse than me, but for me anyway, that makes the low CSR gains even more frustrating because it feels like I still had to fight pretty hard to get that win, like if one thing had gone differently, a lower ranked player could've easily won, so to not really be rewarded for getting the win kinda sucks. It's definitely better than it was though, it just feels like before we were gaining way too much CSR even when we didn't perform well, but now we're not earning enough CSR even when we do perform well.
I also had a quick question about ranked Snipers (super stoked this is coming back by the way). Is this going to be a kind of featured ranked playlist only for the July-August season, or is it going to be permanent (assuming the population is high enough)? Sorry if that's a stupid question, it just seems like every time I see it mentioned, it's in relation to the upcoming season rather than making it sound permanent. Really hope enough people will play it so it can stick around, Snipers has always been one of my favorite playlists and I've definitely missed it.
This makes it really hard for us to find room for them in Plat matches unless there really are no higher ones around.
[Locked] Matchmaking Feedback Update – July 3