Hey Josh. With that said im curious how tightly FFA is matched. You and I had a back and forth a couple weeks ago and it gave me the impressions that FFA is matched quite losely. Which is pretty much what it feels like. At the end of our chat you encouraged me to "just have fun". So I put aside my general distaste for H5 to focus on my own performance in every match. In an evening i fought my way up from plat 2 to 3.ZaedynFel wrote:That sounds about right. Though we matchmake fairly tightly in HCS and Slayer so this shouldn't be too much of an issue.MATADOR Inc wrote:Thanks Josh. Appreciate the explanations. How would you define average or bad player? In the hcs list I feel like a bad player. Went from gold to bronze, but in slayer always pretty steady gold, so I feel average.
What followed soon after was a ridiculous loosing streak, placing 5th or 6th for countless matches. And in every one of those matches I saw a common trend: unranked players winning, players with SRs in the 140s winning or players with extremely low SRs (smurfs) winning.
Its been said that SR doesnt affect matching and if not, it should. A player with an SR in the 140s obviously has to have a ton of XP to get there, making them significantly better then players with lower SRs (myself SR 106).
Losing to unranked players (especially dropping ranks) is infuriating. If the systems knows a players rank but hides it during qualifying then why even reset the ranks. Losing to someone better then you is easier to swallow when you know there better vs. to someone you can only speculate on.
You told me straight up that its common to see a wide skill curve in FFA but I cant help but think FFA needs the tighest matching parameters of any playlist. Matching is important for every mode but noone has your back in FFA. Im constantly bouncing back and forth between low and high skilled players, and getting nowhere. How are we supposed to build lasting skill against players that win by huge margins? Why should we press on with no incentice or chance of getting off this plateau?