Just gonna copy what I posted on reddit.
Here’s my thing about the ranking system. I have ■■■■■■■ and ■■■■■■■ and ■■■■■■■ about it but honestly, I’m FINE with the way it works now only IF THEY FIXED THE MATCHMAKING.
If the matchmaking made even teams, meaning all 10 players were at least close to being on the same level. Then hell, if I play like trash, I don’t mind losing points EVEN IF MY TEAM WINS. If I played like trash, I played like trash. Why should I be rewarded for NOT fully helping my team win? Hell, I’m fine with that. Now I shouldn’t lose a lot of points because we did win, but I’m fine with a negative score if I didn’t contribute much. But this is only if the teams are fair.
The way matchmaking is right now, it may pair brand new players with high onxy/diamond players and only ONE team may have the new player. Hell even if you put a new player on both teams, it still won’t be fun for anybody involved.
You NEED to figure out a way to fix the actual matchmaking. If you can’t for whatever reason, the lower player base, etc., THEN YES, you need to add stuff like no negative points in a win, etc.
Things that should never happen…
You should NEVER lose points in a game where someone on your team quits. Hell, if you want people to feel good, I’m cool with everybody on the quitters team getting positive points regardless of the outcome, don’t give a damn if its 10 pts. Something to encourage them to finish the game out when someone on their team quits but at the same time, you’re not getting a ton of points so you’re not just gonna rank up because people on your team keep quitting.
I used to be a guy that never quit games. But I’m damn near 40 years old now, my time is precious. If someone on my team quits, if I still have a pretty good team, even 1 other guy on my who still doing his thing, then I’ll stay and we’ll ride it out, whatever.
But if my team is trash and a guy quits, I’m gonna play until I can quit without penalty and I’m out. I know it sucks for the remaining teammates but ■■■■ that. I’m not wasting my time anymore, knowing that even I play like Superman, Ill still most likely lose points because I’m going 1 vs. 2, 1 vs. 3 the entire round. I’m quitting and searching for a new game. I don’t have all day to sit and be frustrated by this game. Its driven to me to games like Apex Legends, which has similar issues with its ranked system, but its so damn fun and I don’t play BR’s at all, except that.
As it stands right now, there’s absolutely no incentive to stay in a ranked game once your teammate quits. You’re STILL going to lose points, I don’t give a damn if you outscored everybody by a zillion points, your ■■■ is still losing points. All this talk about, “I still played well and gained points” is RARE. Sure, it happens, but the majority of time, you’re losing points.
I just sat up and watched a dude on Mixer, (can’t remember his name), drop from Masters to Diamond 1 in about 6 games of KOTH due to either a quitter on his team, AFK, or teams just being completely unbalanced. And he was killing it every single game. He gained points once, lost points all 5 other times. He was playing solo, as do I.
Just fix THAT ■■■■ and we’re good.
If the matches are even, I guarantee you’ll have fewer quitters.