I suppose nowadays the bar is wherever any given person decides they want it to be. I give more credibility to the GOW4 system. While it wasn’t perfect, there was no doubt you had to be a great player to get diamond, especially playing solo.
In GOW5, I’m seeing people with masters banners and 1 k/d and 1 w/l ratios. I know there could potentially be other reasons why a great player would have such mediocre stats, but I see it often enough and playing against these players I know there is nothing special going on with their skill. In GOW4, I felt I knew when I was playing a diamond tier player, especially diamond master.
Another reason could be that I’ve just simply gotten better at the game since then and so my bar is higher than it was. I doubt that’s all of it though because masters banners are so common now that people don’t even care to use them anymore.
You’re 100% correct in that analysis, good sir. I literally laughed out loud typing it. Usually that means I’m the only one who thought something was funny. Thank you, Buster. I’m your fan.