I think the background info on percentage gains and losses needs to be visible to players. Right now, I’m Onyx 2 in Arms Race. I was steadily ranking up just fine in previous ranks, but now I’m seeing dips after each loss. I jumped from the starting 33.33% to 41% in one win, until I dipped from 41% to 39% after one loss. Okay, fine…38% to 44% after a few games. Then 42% to 39% after three losses. Then 40% to 47% after five straight wins.
Once I peaked at 47% last weekend, my numbers have either frozen on wins or dropped on losses. I went on a 9-game win streak after dropping to 37% and got nothing for it, but the first game I lost dropped 2%. I’ll show the before and after.
My last win before I continued dropping:
My current stats:
It’s now usually 3-5% taken away on losses and nothing for wins. Obviously, I know that I have a “debt” to pay off for wins to bring me back up, but without full info on my behind the scenes numbers, I don’t even know how many wins I would need just to get back to the original 47%, not even factoring in getting to Onyx 3.
The matchmaking has been putting me in a lot of…questionable lobbies against players who are unranked and I’ve constantly gotten teammates who are also unranked and/or play like they are probably Bronze 3 or lower. Getting to Onyx 2 felt like a grind already due to the heavy lifting that I have to do in most games. But something feels very OFF about matchmaking when I am on a team with a random that is bot-walking in an Onyx lobby and he doesn’t know what button to press to revive teammates.
I’ve had lobbies where I have to type in team chat to tell people to spot enemies (and, of course, they still don’t). I was in a 5v3 game on Clocktower a few days ago and all four of my teammates (one who was Onyx 3) ran into the enemy spawn and gave them free kills…you know, instead of shooting from cover in a COVER-BASED shooter. For reference, the enemy team progressed from Overkill (weapon #4) to Longshot (weapon #11) in about three minutes. The messed up part about that game is that if those idiot teammates of mine had given the match to the remaining three enemies, I would have lost percentage because of it.
I have a separate issue with people throwing matches I’ll touch on later, but for now: can anyone at TC take a look at my stats and tell me how many “quality” matches I need to win to start ranking back up?