Originally Posted by jhammin
I posted this earlier but it got buried.
Enemy que dodging isn't listed. Building up an awesome team just to scare someone on the team to dodge (always at the last second) is a huge bummer. The worst is when matchmaker puts you on the other side and you must suffer losing to the other 4 players you were previously matched up with, an even bigger bummer ;(.
My solution would be to distribute the dodgers lost elo to the other team. My intuition tells me that this would be extremely hard to abuse since a dummy account would have to be around the same elo as the abusers account and would have to be matched up on the opposing team. Maybe you get a few people who would be extra lucky in this department but they deserve it for knowing how to set up a good team.
Too much opportunity for abuse. How would you feel if one guy on your team dodges and therefore you lose, say, 5 Elo? I'd be irate to lose Elo for something I never did (I didn't dodge and I didn't play a game). Even if it is a small amount, and if it is weighted so the dodger has a bigger penalty than the rest of the team.
Lyte, I wanted to throw this out there as well, on the topic of smurfing and matchmaking. It's kind of a question/complaint/compliment all rolled into one, actually.
The last couple days, my friends and I played on some brand new accounts we made, because one of the guys needed just a few more referrals to reach a reward. Well, it's safe to say we pretty easily won our first several games. And we definitely were detected very early as smurfs, because it became pretty obvious pretty fast that we were playing against other smurf accounts. So kudos to you guys for finding that quickly and keeping the smurfs away from the true new players.
Anyhow, when we were ranging from levels 2-7, we queued up and hit a 6 minute queue. Matchmaking was clearly rather confused about what to do with us. We ended up paired against a full team of 30's. And not just any 30's, but one was ranked about 1750, and a couple were around 1400-1500. Suffice it to say, I missed my runes :'(
Not going to complain too much about it though. We had it coming. And also, based on the ratings of that team, they were actually on par with our group's ratings on our main accounts. I could have easily seen us facing off with that same team on our mains. Not sure if this was just dumb luck, or if matchmaking was able to figure out our approximate true levels based off that fairly low number of games. But at any rate, I was kinda impressed by this, especially with the speed we were picked up by the system. Well played.
My only real concern though, is the fact that a group without even having access to flash yet could get thrown against a group of 30's. But my guess is that if this happens, it'll be in a similar smurf situation.