Originally Posted by Staticicity
and once again.... LEVEL DOES NOT EQUAL SKILL
ELO is a SKILL RATING system, not a PLAYTIME rating system.. you have no idea how many losses those people have, and while having a new player on your team against 5 people who have played a considerable amount might sound ridiculous to you... it's your fault for making a 5 man premade, you should always do a PRACTICE game when you're starting out.. that's what it's there for.. PRACTICE, and that way the host can kick anyone out that you think might be too far above your team's skill level.
I wish people would think a little more before jumping to conclusions, at least google the ELO system or something...
You are right level does not equal skill but still obviously the SKILL of those level 5 guys are not going to equal some one who has 300 wins. Forget the level, just based on shear wins alone you can tell that those people have a lot more experience than the 5 low level people. And do you have to play 300 practice games to get enough experience to then make a real premade and face those other level 30s with 300 wins? That is stupid. You can't get the same experience from practice games. You can learn a lot from playing against the good people that don't play practice games any more. And isn't that the whole point of the matchmaking system... To put you up against people of your skill level?
All in all, your precious matchmaking system is broken, with its super sophisticated algorithm... It doesnt work. I can't even play with my two brothers because we will be matched up against a strong premade of 5, and we are all level 30 but we will be paired with two other low level players. Or in your words low experience players. Also the matchmaking system does not account for the difference in ELO between the three of us. One of my brothers is a top 500 player as of the last posting of that online and so if we want to play with him, we get put against 5 top 500 players. So why even have a matchmaking system. Why not have it just be random?
I wish people would think a little more before jumping to the conclusion that the matchmaking system is fine. Because it is not.