Posted 11-17-2015 at 10:08 AM by SanKakU
Updated 11-17-2015 at 10:22 AM by SanKakU
Winning team first. My team has an asterisk attached. This is a typical sample of my games but with the following exclusions:
Games with 2 parties of 2 and games with any TBD are not permitted to be relevant for analysis.
*13806 = 2761.2 average MMR
13803 = 2760.6 average MMR
only 3 points difference match 1940466493 = 24 point game for 0.6 MMR per player advantage
*13534 = 2706.8 AMMR
13526 = 2705.2 AMMR
8 points difference match 1933555982 = 24 point game for 1.6 MMR per player advantage
*13477 = 2695.4
13489 = 2697.8
12 points difference match 1929474216 = 25 point game for 2.4 MMR per player disadvantage
23 points difference match 1912437885 = 24 point game for 4.6 MMR per player advantage
26 points difference match 1929575163 = 24 point game for 5.2 MMR per player advantage
I have a really good win rate without TBD and without parties of 2, but Valve wastes my time with those anyway, especially the parties.
On top of that, if I win with a big or small advantage I gain 24 points, but only if I have a disadvantage do I gain 25 points.
Data shows that the team with the AMMR advantage usually wins. If that team does not, why does the AMMR disadvantaged team
not gain more than 1 bonus point for the win? And if I go on a winning streak, what happens? I get put TBD and parties in my games
to try to slow it down, since those are more unpredictable and can mess up the routine. Both happenings serve to keep players away
from playing with other players at their own skill level.
I have gained 709 MMR since September 25th, yeah I was 2097 but it was because my MMR dropped from both
unfair abandons due to computer issues and more recently from lack of adjustment to the latest patches.
IOW I refused to play non-ranked games. So, in nearly 2 months, only about 700 increase seems slow to me.
It is laughable to me that you gain or lose 24 points for the expected outcome and gain or lose 25 points for an unexpected outcome.
1 point of difference is all the system is capable of at the moment in solo matchmaking at my pathetic MMR between 2000 and 3000 MMR.
I don't think the system gets any better, in fact I think the parties of 2 just increase as you gain MMR, and these parties will
basically waste your time by effectively turning 6 solo players into spectators. Suddenly their skill does not matter, only the
skill of the 2 parties matter. The higher the MMR rises therefore, the more time is wasted in 6 solo player spectating matches.
If you're lucky, then you're basically riding the MMR wave to glory, and if you're not lucky, you just get frustrated at the
lack of progress. The reason this happens is because typically people are less likely to remain friends and teammates if they
don't have eachother's respect. What I find bad is that people think the MMR number has the last word when it comes to respect.
The fact is, in solo matchmaking, most are roughly around the same MMR so they can't just mindlessly assert their feelings of
superiority against their team. Parties of 2 mess the routine up and cause imbalanced and stompy games.
If I want to win in party matchmaking, MMR of my teammates does not matter. All I have to do is group up as 3.
For some reason I get the better half of the parties of 2 on my team when I group as a party of 3. If I play with
1 other player or with 4 other players, I'm completely at the mercy of my fellow party members' skills. But if I play as 3,
all of a sudden the wins roll in.
It's possible that my experience is too limited in partying with other players to gain any meaningful insight, but my
instinct tells me that unproven or bad parties of 2 are the ones sent to 6 solo player games and winning parties of 2
are the only ones that get matched with parties of 3.
At any rate, increasing my party ranking by playing in parties of 3 might help my party MMR but it won't do anything
for my solo MMR. One can make the claim my lack of skill is preventing me from rising more, and I just respond that
I can't win games consistently when you put me with 2 parties of 2 that disturb my routine. Maybe that makes me forever
a bad player, although I don't think so. But in the end I simply wish Valve had more respect for someone like me.