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Eliminate - Matchmaking System Worse Than Before

11-14-2009, 12:16 PM
#1
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Eliminate - Matchmaking System Worse Than Before

I have played 6 games this morning and I am beginning to experience something new. While it seems that I am being matched up with players much closer to my skill and level (I am a level 26 with approx. 6,000 skill points) every single one of my games was 1v1.

Maybe the new matchmaking formula is too strict and therefore can not find enough people matching the stricter criteria. Regardless of the reason, this is worse than the previous system that would sometimes match me with players 10-15 levels higher than me. At least then I got to play against a full three other people.

Is anyone else experiencing this today?
11-14-2009, 12:18 PM
#2
I've fought 1v1 in most rounds for the most of the duration as well, until more people joined. Actually, I like this system much, much more. I used to play a lot even though I had no energy, thus my skill level peaked 4k at level 10. And at that level with that skill level with the previous system...yea...At least now I don't have to reload fifty times to kill someone...

11-14-2009, 12:20 PM
#3
thats okay
nobody can kill me anyway
11-14-2009, 12:20 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by TonyDeez View Post
I've fought 1v1 in most rounds for the most of the duration as well, until more people joined. Actually, I like this system much, much more. I used to play a lot even though I had no energy, thus my skill level peaked 4k at level 10. And at that level with that skill level with the previous system...yea...At least now I don't have to reload fifty times to kill someone...
Yeah, but if you get stuck with someone that runs and hides, it is impossible to get a significant number of kills. Not to mention it takes all the fun out of the game to be chasing one guy around the map the whole time.
11-14-2009, 12:24 PM
#5
You can put it like that. But imo it equates to the futile shooting of some superbly high-leveled player that will probably kill you in 2 or so shots. Then again, personal preference, to be splattered or to play hide n' seek?
11-14-2009, 12:28 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by TonyDeez View Post
You can put it like that. But imo it equates to the futile shooting of some superbly high-leveled player that will probably kill you in 2 or so shots. Then again, personal preference, to be splattered or to play hide n' seek?
Fair enough. To each his own, I guess...

Does anyone know if the 1v1 thing is just a temporary problem while they iron out the details of the matchmaking system, or is it a permanent change. Has ngmoco made any announcements about the changes?
11-14-2009, 12:28 PM
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You would HAVE to use hit and run commando tactics against someone that high leveled...
11-14-2009, 12:32 PM
#8
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You would HAVE to use hit and run commando tactics against someone that high leveled...
True, I guess I am not arguing that we should be playing people 10-15 levels higher than we are. All I am saying is that this 1v1 thing is really annoying me. Ideally, we should have good matchmaking, but also not constantly be put into games that are not full.

Do others agree?
11-14-2009, 12:32 PM
#9
Not really, when 3 others are at least doubled your level. On top of that + small maps. Odds are highly against you. I have some screens if you like to see, lol. I'm not patronizing you or anything, I'm just proving the point that the previous system punished players(no power-cell) for being commonly decent at the game.

EDIT: I do however agree with thespartan. Randomized matchmaking is a hard procedure to perfect. If ngmoco actually does so, then they are undeniably witty (not that they aren't already).

Last edited by TonyDeez; 11-14-2009 at 12:35 PM.
11-14-2009, 12:37 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by TonyDeez View Post
Not really, when 3 others are at least doubled your level. On top of that + small maps. Odds are highly against you. I have some screens if you like to see, lol. I'm not patronizing you or anything, I'm just proving the point that the previous system punished players(no power-cell) for being commonly decent at the game.

EDIT: I do however agree with thespartan. Randomized matchmaking is a hard procedure to perfect. If ngmoco actually does so, then they are undeniably witty (not that they aren't already).
At least when you have a full game you can taunt the dead bodies and steal credits, even if you aren't making all that many kills.