Whats broken is that the system cant tell the difference between a good player intentionally manipulating the game to seal club players and a player who is actually supposed to be in that rank. I cant even tell if the stats that the game tracks in public profile per hero is even remotely accounted for. ie: critical hit accuracy, dmg/10 mins, elims/10 mins, medals, time spent on fire, kdr etc.
Currently playing in “gold” and its so random from 1 game to the next that i cant tell if its even gold anymore. I don’t even think derankers and seal clubbers are taken seriously. oh but, the penalties for being “toxic”…wow pc taken to the ultimate level.
side rant:( you don’t even need to offend anyone to be reported by some players because some players seem to take a kind of sick joy in reporting anyone they play with…must be a new age internet ego thing)
i dont even feel like im improving at the game anymore. It doesn’t matter how much i know: staggering, positioning, game sense…because half the players have the other half muted. bronze isnt a place to learn the game…its a place gms through diamond go to boost their twisted egos. i dont know how any player with bronze gamesense/skill is still playing the game. im at the point where a simple system of flat sr gains and losses at a set amount is the only way to fix the ranked system. parties should be in seperate Q’s, becuase they are abused so badly. a plat/silver party in a gold game… doesnt even out to gold. in fact it promotes an economy based in boosting players and the sale of accounts for “unranked to gm video content”.
tldr: i have zero faith in the SR system. Its being manipulated and abused…i put more faith in penaties to toxicity than in a system designed to make fair games. I dont feel like im getting better at the game (4 yrs)…i feel like im getting worse.,and the incentive to climb? why bother when the gms-diamond…are deranking to rofl stomp less skilled players. are the derankers and seal clubbers effectively admitting that the game is more fun to noob stomp than to competitively pit yourself against a challenging player? maybe higher ranked needs a tournament system and a path to contenders/owl?
edit: personally, i would be fine with +2 sr for a win, -2 sr for a loss, +1 sr for a draw.
pro: deranking becomes extremely tedious and boosting players becomes a waste of time.