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On May 09 2012 08:58 Greenei wrote: I wonder how unranked ladder will be matchmaked. If it uses the same MMR as ladder it will be pointless.
Yes and no, it will be the same opponents more or less, but you won't lose points/rank. So now I no longer have to practice vs an opponent 4-5 leagues below me in a custom game (assuming no team members are online)
I hope you get the option to chose your opponents race however, would be nice to just queue up tvz after tvz after tvz when I want to practice just my TvZ
theres still no fucking point then. if unranked matches provide the same opponents as ladder you might as well play ladder. you should be allowed to customize everything including the strenght of your opponents and race and maybe even map.
Like you can't do that now?
i can only choose my race and click find match. do you even play the game?
and don't tell me customgames. if i go there blindly i get random noobs and if not i have to wait for a praticepartner to go online who doesn't want to ladder atm, that takes way too much time...
While it would be really cool to have a function that find a person playing the correct race, of the correct skill, wanting to play right now on the correct map, it may not be that easy to find at any point.
The normal ladder just finds a person of the right skill, that wants to play ladder as well. If you filter out a specific race you want to play, you get only a third of the people to search among, and you can expect three times as long queue time. If you also want to select one of the 9 ladder maps, there will again be a ninth of the players available, and you are looking at a queue time 27 times the ladder. And that is assuming everyone will start playing these custom games instead of the ladder... If people spend on average a third (for example) of the time in these custom "select everything" mode, you will have another factor 3 fewer people, and almost 100 times as long queue time.
And if you are in the situation that people (for example) want to train on TvP a lot, but the protoss (at the requested skill level) don't feel the need to play PvT (at that map) in this custom mode as much, then a lot of the terrans just wont have anyone to play with. I mean, if for example during a day, blizzard server get's 2500 TvP requests (on that map), but only 1500 PvT requests, there will be 1000 sad terrans in the queue..
Similar problem if for example there are a lot more diamond level players requesting games vs master lvl players, than there are master level players requesting games vs diamond level players. The diamond level players will sit in the queue forever, together with other diamond players, waiting for those few master level players wanting to bash some noobs. The problem could of course be the opposite, just saying that if there are not the same number of players on each side of the matchup, in race or skill, there will be people that wont find their game).
So while it would be a really cool feature, there are problems that are kindof out of blizzards control. Or maybe they will find some smart solution to it, or just hope it wont be a big problem. Personally I don't really see a way in which it can be done though. Maybe it is just easier to find an opponent by contacting a teamie that is laddering, or on skype.
You are assuming that everyone will only select exatly 1 scenario. Also you can increase the wideness of the skillrange manually and if you wait to long it's your own goddamn fault for being so picky. If there are no additional options the new mode isn't only useless it's even hurting because there will be less people playing normal ladder and you gain absolutely nothing with this.
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Xidious United States. May 11 2012 01:36. Posts 29
On May 10 2012 20:41 SgtSlick wrote: I hope that unranked matchmaking includes fast speed instead of faster, or even the 7 mineral patches as opposed to 8 as fun alternative matched games.
What is your problem with unranked games? I like this! I can do everything, I care that my opponent can not see in which league i play. I dont care what league my opponent plays. I want a hidden matchhistory, no public who everyone can see what i did.
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dacimvrl Vatican City State. May 13 2012 02:47. Posts 543