I don’t know about everyone else, but the difficulty of my PvP opponents varies super dramatically from day to day. Some days I’ll have a 10-15+ win streak, and the next I’ll lose 10 in a row.
I think that currently the matchmaking process is based on total roster power. But really all this does for me is make me hesitant to upgrade new heroes and try new strategies. I know that by diversifying my roster it will pit me up against more difficult opponents.
What if the matchmaking system was based on your trophy count? Those who win games move up to fight higher level opponents. And if you lose, it drops you down to where you can handle the competition better. This would allow for players to demonstrate their skill at the game while also allowing the level of their heroes to play a part. Better rewards at higher trophy levels is a great incentive to prevent players from intentionally dropping trophy’s to get easy matchups.
The higher level players would naturally float to the top due to their high level heroes, but aren’t they the ones that need the max Tier rewards? There would definitely need to be some reworking in the rewards system to accommodate this and that would be one potential drawback.
The other thing that would make this difficult is where to initially start every player. As of now, you can be a level 30 player in legend 1. But with this system that’s highly unlikely and you would get destroyed as people with high level heroes climb the trophy ladder. To avoid this everyone would probably need to be just assigned a starting position (based on level? Or maybe the power of your top 4 heroes) to even things out.
This system might make those level 30 players in legend 1 not so happy. But I also think it’s pretty lame they are being rewarded for not diversifying their roster. My hope is that with this system my daily PvP matches will be more consistent. Players with slightly less skill at the game but slightly higher leveled heroes, and players a little better at the game but with slightly lower level heroes will be the people I’m queued up against. I just think this would be something great to consider.
If I could get a response or some feedback from the community or @Joel
that would be awesome.