Not true. You need reflexes. Why do you think all the OWL players are in teens or twenties? I think there was one player who was 26 that everybody spoke of as an honoured elder.
I did have a link to a study on reflexes during ageing, but I can’t post the link for some reason. But it’s fairly standard knowledge that ageing slows down reflexes.
And even if it was an even playing field for all players, players are customers that have paid to have an enjoyable game. And getting dunked and spawn camped by a vastly superior player, with far better machanics, doesn’t equate to that.
Truth is that the devs just haven’t given a crap about it for years and claimed that their amazing matchmaker sorted smurfs super quickly, and that it was super rare.
Oh, look what’s happened to the player base… Fallen out of the bottom as bronzes fed up of being dunked by smurfs, or plagued by leavers or toxicity or throwing.
And the enforcement is pathetic. Noted one smurf duo ruin over 100 bronze games. I saw them on video. They were super clever about it. On Overbuff they had super high 1% stats, which allowed them to stroke their e-peens about how elite they were, but they also knew just when to go afk so as to make their team lose, for 33% win rate.
While some people are of the frame of mind, “Well, I got to GM, so can anybody else, so screw those bronze (female dogs) and their moaning”, I’d remind people that this is supposed to be an enjoyable matchmaker with fun to be had for all ability levels.
Not just a cess pit where the good players can piss on the heads of the not so goods.
Doesn’t really incentivise people to carry on playing does it?