Originally Posted by Darion Mograine
Matchmaking can't ever be truly balanced. ELO is a simple number given to not calculate how "good" you are, its a number given to calculate where you rank on the ladder stacked up to other players. You don't actually get players with 200 wins and 190 losses being paired up against players with 2000 wins, unless that person with 2000 wins has had a LOT of losses (would have to be close to 3k losses.) Wins don't determine your elo either. I have a friend with almost 700 wins, but almost 800 losses. I on the other hand have 270 wins to 220 losses and am much higher in elo than him (we're talking about normal games here.) The higher up the ladder you go without losing elo, the more you get paired against people who also have higher elo's (this should be common sense to you guys.) Eventually you're going to hit a wall where you stop winning for a bit (especially when queueing with multiple people.) After you've lost a few matches, you'll resume winning. When you hit this plateau of winning and losing on and off, thats where you belong. From here you have two options. A) Start understanding why you're losing to the higher elo players that you can't seem to beat and think you're being unfairly matched against. B) Accept that you have reached your peak and will stay in this general elo.
It's not that matchmaking is stupidly random... its that if you're queueing as a full premade... its going to try and pair you up against full premades.... this means sometimes, you'll get REALLY good players. If you're solo queueing and win 10 games in a row... expect that reign to end, because you're going to boost your elo into a higher bracket where sometimes better players may be.
If you win 200 matches and only lose 30 times... you better believe you're going to get paired against a guy with 2k wins and 1500 losses... and thats because you deserve to be playing those people... accept it as an honor... not as a flaw.
I don't think you understand the point of this post. Elo is a poor indicator of where you SHOULD be on the ladder. Just because your chances of winning are 50% (or less) doesn't mean you deserve to be at that elo or even lower. When you have 10 people being randomly picked in a 5v5 game, the randomness of a win/loss CANNOT be predicted. That's why you never get an evenly matched game.
Elo needs to be changed to be based on more than just wins/losses, and they need to look at your deaths compared to rest of your team, and assists and kills (as one value) compared to the rest of your team.
It doesn't matter if you're playing Twitch or Soraka, or Shen, you should NOT be dying unnecessarily in a game. If you do, you deserve to be moved down.
Losing 12 elo every time you lose when you were 9/3/21 and the rest of your team was 0/8/7 is pathetic.