Its not that easy to fix. I suggest you to solo q or go duo, no more to have less chance to face smurfs.
why someone should do something, when those poor gold-plat players don’t wanna to increase their sr, which any gamer can do if he is not lazy and actual competitor. This is not your or mine business how those guys prefrer to play. But if they are cowards, they are still better players, who have options, and you dont. Why? Because we deserve what we deserve and that’s all.
I ran into another smurf duo one time awhile ago on Rialto. Rolled and smoked them. They called me a hacker. Less than 5 seconds before they were about to lose, the server unexpectedly closed.
In my opinion, it’s actually way more fun to beat another smurf than to straight up curb stomp noobs. -insert shrek swamp meme-
You did bring up a good point, though. Blizzard should be able to identify potential smurf accounts and try it’s best to match them with other smurfs, thus giving them an increased queue time. For some smurfs, if they continually keep going against other smurfs, they may not want to smurf anymore.
I rather lose because of smurfs on the enemy team than throwers on my team.
Best feeling ever lol, I had this many times on my lower ranked alt. Nothing is better than destroying smurf and enjoy their rage. If they are toxic and blame team I often add spicy comment like “better luck next time smurf” or tbag them all the time.
A few months ago Jeff Kaplan admitted smurfing is a problem and said they’re working on a solution but noted it’s complicated due to how account creation works on consoles.
So there is a solution forthcoming, just not any time soon, unfortunately.
Here you go again, defending smurfs. It’s very simple. Please, let me help you. If you’re Gold skill, you should be playing against other Gold skilled people. If you’re Diamond skill, you should be playing against other Diamond skill people. If you’re Silver skill, you should be playing against other Silver skilled people.
This does not mean deranking on purpose to play against lower skilled people, or buying new accounts and throwing every game to be placed against lower skilled people. You’re not the authority on improvement. And no, we don’t “deserve what we deserve”, that’s a moronic statement. And stating “better players who have options” is another moronic statement. If you’re in Diamond and Masters, and wind up in a Gold game, that’s not “having more options”, that’s cheating and manipulating the system in order to get easy wins to feed a fragile ego. It’s against ToS, and every one of these people should be banned.
I dont care about console, at PC there is no account limitations. Instead of trying solve problem in all platforms, start by the one where it is easy to be done.
Replay code. Thanks.
One time I was playing on my gold alt (not a smurf, cuz I use it to practice heroes that I’m not as good at). And enemy team had this lucio that was just way better than any lucio I’d ever played against. He kept going in solo and getting like 3ks against my hapless teammates. I looked at his profile and he had gone from like 3900 sr the prior season to like 2200 when we played.
So I had to put my try-hard pants on and switched to widow and just kept doming him and tbagging him afterwards. We ended up BARELY winning and I started trashtalking him relentlessly (because he was trashtalking our team earlier in the game, saying how ez the game was and how bad we were, before I realized he was a smurf and changed my hero and started tryharding)
The best part was that he was legitimately above my main’s rank and I STILL schooled him and won the game for my team
I disagree with beating smurfs being the best, though. What is best in life is when you have a toxic teammate that blames you for the loss when you know it was actually their own fault. And then next game, they are on enemy team and talk in all chat about how bad you are and how easy the game is going to be for them. Because it gives you an excuse to switch to your main hero and unleash your true smurf fury on them and the righteous anger just makes you play even above your normal potential as you crush their spirit
Make total sense, that why overwatch league is bronze team versus pro team. That why MMC and Box, any contender face any contender, because you know who is better should play with whatever they want… I wish I could post the meme do not go full retarded for you comment.
Well no, that’s not how things work.
The game is on multiple platforms so any solution they come up with for smurfs needs to take multiple platforms into consideration, otherwise they risk alienating certain sections of their player base which would be very bad for business.
I’m not sure why people even care, at this juncture.
Blizzard has given their stance on it. They aren’t going away.
Alt and Smurf accounts are probably the #1 revenue generator for Overwatch game sales, right now.
Why are people still making threads complaining about this?
Honestly, I haven’t played comp in a while, and the system still thinks I’m low rank on my original account… So, I get matched against lowbies, and even in QP I can feel a disparity. But I am not going to grind rank on this account just so I can make QP games better, or the few comp games I play on it better.
I can get PotG in all of my placements and sweep them, and the system will still put me at a low rank because it still thinks I’ve just bought the game and discovered first person shooters. I’m 2 ranks higher on my other accounts (Gold and Plat). I use this account only to practice heroes now, and to play QP with a friend of mine.
I don’t get my stronger heroes out unless the trash talk starts flying. I’m aware my Genji is trash. I don’t need to hear about it
A few months ago Jeff acknowledged that smurfing is a problem and said they’re working on a solution but noted that it’s complicated due to how account creation works on consoles.
Not on consoles they’re not as they’re free to make.
I doubt Console is leading in game sales, for first time purchasers, anyways.
Not with the low system requirements OW has.
Average off the shelf PC can play this game better than my PS4.
The best advice in this thread is don’t play the game at certain times or in a group larger than two. Pathetic.
The players screw up mmr for 11 others in both situations. The effects ripple.
Tbh, that sounds like the kind of answer id give in middle school when my teachers/parents would ask how my class project was coming along.
Oof that is actually disgusting. I understand it’ll take long because of how it is on console, but a solution being brought in at possibly OW2? I wonder how many people will still be willing to play OW2 with the state they’re leaving OW1 in.
I don’t think I’d even trust 3700sr to carry.
Well, he does have a point. Any solution they come up with for smurfs has to take console account creation into consideration.