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#4099479 Game Against The RPS Gods

Posted stalebagel on 13 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

nice video :^]

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#4088677 The Current MMR/Personal Rating +0 thing explained.

Posted drzy on 29 March 2014 - 04:52 AM

i think its finally time to shelf this game.

whoever thought this was a good idea is seriously the biggest retard ever.

welcome back s10!

#4088668 The Current MMR/Personal Rating +0 thing explained.

Posted Bigmoran on 29 March 2014 - 04:32 AM

The change is intentional, I made a post as to why this is a terrible idea. Please offer your feedback (and your rep).

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As many people have pointed out on this forum, there is currently a change to MMR and CR that causes some players to not gain rating on wins in PvP. This change has effected every bracket of arena aswell as RBGs.

A blue post on the matter explained:

"We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary."

From my understanding, the hotfix was implemented to help remedy some of the MMR problems at the beginning of the season, where players were not losing MMR and their ratings were getting considerably high in a short period of time. The change, from what I gather, prevents you from gaining personal rating until your MMR catches up to that rating.

So, say you are 2500 CR in 3v3 and you win a game at 2400 MMR, you will not gain any points.

If you are 2500 CR in 3v3 and lose a game at 2400 MMR, you will lose points.

The problem with this change is that it has completely ruined incentive for higher rated players to queue arena/RBGS. It is highly unlikely that the players at the top of the ladder queue at an MMR that is higher than their personal rating. Therefore, they have NO reason to queue outside of their willingness to compete. In fact, they will be penalized for queuing as if they lose (which is inevitable) they will go down in rating that they will be unable to get back for a considerable amount of time.

This creates not only a mathematical dilemma for these players, but also a psychological problem as it is very hard to continue queing in an environment in which you don't see positive gains.

The MMR problem is considerably more complicated in RBGs, as the highest RBG team that ques on a consistent basis is below 2200 MMR. Most players, especially on the higher end of the bracket, have personal ratings that DRAMATICALLY exceed their teams MMR. I have experience playing against Abn's team. He is ~2500 CR and most of his teammates are at around 2200-2400 CR. Thier team mmr, despite their players individual high ratings, is never above 2.2k. Teams like ABN have very little incentive to que as if they do actually play the game, they will lose 200-300 rating before they are able to go back up again.

What would have been a better change?

Instead of penalizing the high end of the ladder for queuing (mind you PVP is top down - in that inactivity at the top creates rating deflation for everything below it) penalize not queuing. MMR should have been INFLATED for those teams that queue. Create a system (much like the one we saw in S13) where there is incentive to queue regularly throughout the season. People LIKE to see high ratings. It will be impossible (at least for the time being) for some players to reach 2.2k in RBGS, and probably 2500 in arena.

#4075900 Level 90 Boosts Now Available

Posted Snuggli on 10 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

View Postjaimex, on 10 March 2014 - 05:31 PM, said:

Nice jaimejr warrior here we go

how do we buy it?

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#4074604 Yas Tourny Discussion thread

Posted yoloswegqtx on 08 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

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#4074556 Yas Tourny Discussion thread

Posted Artofmage on 08 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Zeepeye has to get a new button for his lava burst , the last one prolly broke vs the PHDK.

#4074484 Yas Tourny Discussion thread

Posted Artofmage on 08 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

View PostRiizla, on 08 March 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

I remember wotlk tournaments back in the days were the most intense and interesting thing ever.

nowadays it's this, incredibly boring
yea i remember lsp vs lsd 20 min games, so intence.

#4072540 Yaspresent tournament! THIS WEEKEND?!

Posted Infernion on 06 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

View PostDreoras, on 06 March 2014 - 09:39 AM, said:


You do realize my point is DK's lose fuckall dmg from the resil change coz their SR 1 shots you + necros dont scale that much with resilence to make their damage any lower. Warrior pressure is still absurd, I got hit for a 88k mortal strike into 170k soul reaper the other day, and that was me being trained for 12 min with their entire team dotted with affliction and boomkin aids while their rsham is full mana.

I cannot cast fear, because he has LoS, grounding, wind shear. I also have a warrior with pummel, disrupting shout and a mass reflect training me, not to forget the backpaddling DK sitting in blood pres the entire game still making insane pressure who also has 2 grips, a silence and a mind freeze!

If I occasionly get the odd howl of terror on the shaman he ofc has tremor totem to counter it. Lets not forget that if the boomkin roots the melee they will get dispelled instantly, and if he poor chicken tries to cast cyclone its a interupt coming for that!

So when autistic Billy and downie Dan finally killed the warlock after 20 minutes playing TSG they can collect their 192 pts and sit on Rival for the rest of the season while my team patiently waits for full gear so we can be viable. But you Virent play godcomp where none of you can die and do instant CC with 4 different DR's so yeah :)

There'll be plenty of viable warlock combs when the gear is out, why not just play what you find fun with friends until you have the gear? If they change stuff now, they'll just have to change it again in a few weeks when the gear is out.

I agree that some melee combs are better atm, and the fact that you can't kill anything before dampening as many warlock combs is pretty boring, but just play whatever you find fun - You can easily get high rating as a lock right now.

If you're not getting fears on the shaman and if he's not ooming, you can't really blame the state of the game for losing neither.

#4072468 Yaspresent tournament! THIS WEEKEND?!

Posted Virent on 06 March 2014 - 09:31 AM

View PostDreoras, on 06 March 2014 - 08:25 AM, said:

Not quite sure you got my point. I play LSD2 atm, we do insane spread pressure but compared to 160k soul reapers and mongoloid warior damage we cant really do much. On the PTR, boomkins do 260k starsurges, destro locks can pull off 270k++ chaos bolts. Here my chaos crits for 60k with no dark soul, maybe a lucky 100k with dark soul up, Its fcking retarded when hunters can do 140k chimeare shots.

Oh, let me get this right. You're comparing an execute doing high dmg to a proc that you can get as a boomkin to one-shot someone and to a warlock casting a spell that he can actually spam for insane dmg?

Oh ok. Maybe i'm just spoiled in not wanting games revolved around 1-shot. My bad.

Anyways, no point derailing this topic further, seeing as it's a good topic.

Looking forward to the tourney! Hopefully a lot of different comps will be playing.

#4072852 warrior in s15, r1 viable?

Posted Nekracy on 06 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

Is this a joke? lol

#4071910 Russians invading our ladders, AGAIN

Posted Kekmoo on 05 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

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#4071877 Russians invading our ladders, AGAIN

Posted KPul on 05 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

First Ukraine, now the ladders.   They must be stopped!

#4071859 Yaspresent tournament! THIS WEEKEND?!

Posted Chickz on 05 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

what theres a tourney???!!?

#4070603 #FreeChas

Posted Ashleylol on 03 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

ok now this isnt happening anymore, #yolo he is rafing! thanks everyone xd and sorry!

#4067261 WoD CC changes

Posted Nadagast on 28 February 2014 - 02:14 AM

I'm a fan of lots of them, but a couple of them I'm against.  :(