okay if you dont know than I will have to wait until Monday but my question has not been answered and it is common knowledge that stating is how you raise your mmr. This is literally what the new system is doing so you disagreeing with betraying teammates for power weapons being helpful does not answer my question. I will just have to wait.On that point, I already pointed you to what Dr Menke said on the matter. The accuracy of Trueskill2 is why it works and why it doesn't incentivice stat-padding. Winning is still the highest priority for MMR. If you play selfishly and your team loses, it won't matter how much you killed or how little you died. According to Dr Menke, selfish play leads to losing and leads to the system noticing that behavior and rewarding you less for it. And betraying teammates for power weapons will get you booted, for one thing.
you can betray 3 time before you get booted. Also if winning is all that matter than why does everyone with a high win percentage capped because their stats are not good enough but even if you play against high champs, the champs will have an inflated rank so you will not rank up from beating them. All games are a lose lose scenario even if you are playing the highest rank people in the game because they done deserve their rank either. The only people that the system recognizes are deserving their rank are the people who qualified as high champ. But as I have said above there is an added variance during your qualifiers in that you play whoever you play and if you only get to play against diamonds for example you will be a diamond. From that point of diamond you cannot move forward because even if you are considered a good diamond you will not be rewarded for beating onyx or champs because the champs are now inflated and you are expected to win against the champs as a diamond. I think there is a noticeable difference in this problem when you take the situation of a highly ranked player and the situation of a low ranked player. The low ranked player will be able to improve but the high rank player either is too good for his rank so even if he beats champs he wont go up because he is expected to win, or if you are high ranked you will no longer be able to rank up because your stats arent good enough.
There are catch 22s all over the place that literally cannot be answered or played around. The worst example of this is me and my friend grinding doubles together, getting our ranks up than being told that we both got carried and we can no longer play because even if we beat champions we go up one point.
We have to experience this while there are multiple people out there who played 10 qualifier games and have some of the highest champs in the game.
And finally on top of all of this the suggested way to get your mmr up is to get more kills and less deaths than you normally do. The system wants people to change their play style to one where it may not be the most optimal for winning, but must be the most optimal stat wise. In the long run the people with the highest kill death will be pinned as the best players in the game while the team based playlist (arena/hcs) are 80 percent objective gametypes.
I am not holding ball if the system judges me poorly for doing so.
PS: The people who got ranked high champ from their qualifiers no longer play on that account because they are also in the scenario where there is no upside to them winning so the people that the system decides are good that I could possibly rank up from are all inactive because they have zero incentive to play.
Look I am one person and I am very insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I am just giving you my point of view and i hold no anger or hate.
I just dont want more people to stop playing halo... This is the only video game that I play....
The problem of stating being how people are graded will not balance out and be okay over time. This is something that will be there forever and significantly change what halo is.
As the majority in this thread have already said, If this is what halo is going to be moving forward than I am out. There is literally no way around myself being capped besides playing the smurf lottery.