A friend and myself played 10 placement matches together. On the 10th match, my friend DC’ed due to stormy weather in the NE. Our team actually won the match (DC was towards the end), but my friend received a loss whereas I received a win. As a result, our initial SR difference was around 250 pts (~2550 vs ~2300) after the placement matches.
I’ve noticed that every single game we’ve played, I receive less SR penalty for losses and greater SR gains for wins compared to my friend. 50 some odd games later (we’ve played together on all but 1 competitive game), our SR difference is approaching 400. And this is with me having disconnection problems one night and got penalized leaving the game 2 times (about -100 SR) at the beginning of a match (match would not load for me).
Is this the way the system works and Is this intended? I hesitate to compare to WoW arena, but it would seem that if two people with different SR (MMR) ratings played together, their ratings would converge, not diverge. Is there a solution to this, other than purposefully tanking my rating?
There is loads that can be done. Medals mean virtually nothing (unless a tank or heals has gold dps, then your dps players suck) But think about more than just the numbers. Positioning, awareness, ult economy, target priority, risk and reward and so much more all become part of your sr loss or gain
No… They all lead to providing more value to your team which is measured by pbsr. It accelerates good players to get out of bad players games. This is a good thing. If you aren’t gaining more SR than losing then you don’t belong in a higher rank.