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It is quite normal when you have (most of them) average days, with some 50-50 win and loses (especially solo) and very very very rare days where you win 2/3, but this shot proves the extreme rare "lucky day" with many, but a lot of s*** teams and s*** players, where you give your max to the team, you play nice to win and sum for your stats and everyone, but the players just can't think to play at minimum the ok for winning. It's just proving (among other things) the definitely the MM doesn't work at all, put the good ones on one side and s*** ones on the other side, it really pisses me off... to not say, the VERY common thing of putting 1x (or max 2) t8's vs an almost entire team of t10's, making it totally unplayable, forcing yourself to play defensively because you just can't face them (even if a s*** player with a tough ship, shreds you in a half aimed shot). IMO the MM should make an average calculus of the stats of the players for a real average team, before matching them for battle, not like it seems to be, picking the ship tier, putting on each side, balancing the numbers of classes and f... up the rest, the results may be like my today's top day.
warheart1992 posted a topic in General Game DiscussionWhile browsing maplesyrup I came across a very interesting graphic. Keep in mind that all this, while pulled from WoWs API are hosted by a 3rd party site. http://maplesyrup.sweet.coocan.jp/wows/shipstats/index.html After taking a cursory glance, it seems there is some pretty convincing evidence pointing that popularity, or to be more precise lack of, of tier IX is an important issue leading to a domino effect that ends up shafting tier VIII Matchmaker. As you can see through the percentages of tiers played, in the earlier days, the higher the tier, the lower the percentage of battles played, at least for tiers VIII-X. Depending on the server, within 2017 there is some point when tier X started becoming more popular than tier IX with slowly increasing percentages. On NA for the first quarter of 2019 17,26% of battles played were at tier VIII, 10,55% at tier IX, then 15,60% at tier X. Because there are fewer tier IXs, Matchmaker pulls the tier VIIIs into tier X battles more often, leading to constant complaints. Of course, this is all relatively known, but now there is some actual evidence to back up the claims. To conclude, tier VIII Matchmaker goes through tier IX, and tech tree ships are partly to blame. With the exception of most DDs, there are almost no "keeper" tech tree tier IXs. I am pretty certain there would be even fewer battles played in tier IX if it weren't for the premiums. WG definitely needs to be careful on how to approach the subject, as too many buffs to tier IXs to make them more popular could negatively affect tier VIII even more. Maybe one solution could be to provide tier VIII exclusive modes, similar to how in World of Tanks there is a "Frontline" mode where only tier VIIIs are eligible. Anyway, thought it would be interesting to share this and maybe get some discussion going .
Queue a [Random]: - Team may push in small groups to a cap or position of advantage, only to flee when the shooting starts. Slowest and/or least maneuverable ship(s) is (are) left holding the bag of Bravo Sierra. - Massive skill mismatch between team lineups, with at times up to half a dozen mid- to high-50% WR players on one side versus one or none on the other. - Whomever hangs back the longest yet is still able to cause enough damage while losing gets rewarded; playing to the match type usually does not. - Ships firing in open water may remain invisible due to random geometry, regardless of the presence of fog banks worth of smoke. - Possible to be low tier on poorly performing teams a significant number of back to back matches during multiple sessions. - Absurd number of 2x CV matches versus ships with little or no AA potential in low to mid tiers. Queue a [Coop]: - Bring a torpedo equipped ship, or high RoF spammer; otherwise get nothing for even the few minutes a match may last. Queue an [Arms Race] (yeah, right....) - May be a good match, but still subject to all of the vagaries of a normal [Random], only with tier IX & X ships to really thrust home the penalties of a defeat or early sink. Queue a [Scenario of the Week]: - Hope it's a relatively simple example not requiring a well coordinated team already knowing the exact timing and sequence of the scripted events. - Wrong ships brought in or too many DDs equal probable failure or few stars no matter the coordination. - No stars equates to no anything for the time spent playing. Got enough sovereigns to only pay about half the cost of a Warspite using premium RN crates in the store, but forget it WG - maybe if your game was still fun more than once, possibly twice, a week (if that!) I'd consider it. As is, [edited] for what your ''decisions'' and ''vision'' turned the game into.