1) The new system knows all about your previous seasons and has made an independent judgement based on the raw data, not on the old rank.D M4N8 wrote:Hey- Dr.Menke-
Just wanted to clear up three questions I have. Easy ones:
1.) So my apart from the 10 placement matches- does this new system also take into account your rank from the last season?
I'm a little confused here because I know you mentioned pre-season- but I am not sure what you mean by that?
2.) What does this new system take more into consideration: your Win Percentage or your K/D?
Is there a certain percentage here?
Also- is there anything else being considered- if so- what?
3.) Just making sure I'm getting this right: If I solo queue- I should be expecting a lower rank? Even if I win the same amount of games and get the same amount of kills and deaths?
2) Not win percentage, but the quality of each win taken one at a time. There's no percentage, it's more like a gate. The winning team MUST go up in MMR in aggregate, and the losing team MUST go down. It's possible for individuals to buck the trend per team, but the sum of all the changes must be up and down. In a very tight match between all very similar skilled players, the amount everyone goes up / down may be very small.
It considers everything in the paper. Party Size, how many matches you've played so far on that playlist, whether or not you quit, how long you play in the match, how long it's been since you played last, etc.
3) Yes, a solo player will currently have a lower Rank than 4 players of the exact same skill in the long run. The to4 will also be given harder matches. We left it this way because we don't have a separate Team Ranking list to acknowledge the benefit of playing in a party. This way merges it all. And, to be honest, a to4 of the same skill really is better than a solo of that skill, so if you always play in a team you do deserve the Rank (as a team).