February - last edited February
I was one of the people that believed everything was fine with matchmaking... until a couple of days later when you start seeing a CLEAR difference between the everyday joe that works and cannot play all day everyday and the "others". The game rapidly became frustrating for the "casuals" as those do not have much chance of winning anymore.
I can already hear elitists with no counter arguments and just spamming strawman fallacies like "get good" (try to bring objective counter arguments pls) but there needs to be a match making for several reasons:
1)Noobs getting into the game won't enjoy nor will they actually improve if they get vaporised without any chance of learning.
2)Better players will not improve if they simply stomp noobs.
3)You have randos/strangers with work and responsabilities forming squads of casuals without any real teamwork as they don't know each other at all versus sweaty mc tryhards squads that haven't showered in the past 2 days that play all day/night together.
With a proper skill-based matchmaking you get:
1)Noobs will be facing noobs giving everybody a fair chance
2)Average Joes facing average Joes for fair/entertaining and non frustrating games
3)Pros, twitch streamers and sweaty tryhards will be put together and the game will be much more challenging for all of them
4)You can even make a "ranked" queue/mode that rewards top squads with bonuses such as crafting metals for example to give an incentive to better players (or masochistic noobs) to play on there instead of the regular queue.
The argument of "people will be playing always against the same people" is bs as there is more than 25 million players on the game as of this day.
Also, everybody wins. Games will be more challenging, fairer, more rewarding and a LOT less frustrating overall.
The only reasons somebody would be against matchmaking, would be because he's pitiful and only wants free wins against worse players or if he's a noob player himself and, well, he's the definition of a masochistic noob lol.
Well put out argument!
I also want ranked.
There are some indication they are working on it....
And even though they are probably not going to say anything, it would be nice to have some sort of announcement...
At any rate I am already starting to think I might put this game on hold until skill based match making is implemented...
BTW was Overwatch ground breaking in that regards? I haven't seen any other FPS game that has skill based match making!
If such is the case, I fear the industry will be / is a tad slow to follow....
I also get into a squad with random scrubs like you when I nolife this game I should not get into a squad with 0kills level 6 bloodhounds
"And how are they going to prevent that better players will start new accounts to go into noob lobbies to slay out?"
They will not, but it will at least reduce the stomping. Since the veteran play will skyrocket through the ranks.
And while i don't think a ladder clearly splitting players in various ranks is bad. Stopping streamers that play 12 hours a day being matched against noobs lvl 1, like happened in that pathetic "rivals" event, would be a great start.
I would consider myself above average, but i have friends that are just starting to play on PC and seeing them get stomped by players with rank 60 with over 1k of kills isn't fun. They complain and they have the right to complain. Because at this point they aren't even playing the game, they are just moving targets so other people look good.
That story of "how they will learn then?" is said by people that either don't know * about the game and want easy kills or people that doesn't understand skill progression.
You learn something from people that are slightly above you. Not from people are so high that you don't even understand what they are doing or talking about.
In a more real world situation; saying they will learn something from getting stomped by these players is the same as giving a trigonometric exercise to a kid that just learned addition and expect the kid to learn something from it. That's not going to happen.
PS: it's the third time that i'm posting this and the forum isn't showing my message. If for some reason i got triple post; you know why.