Originally Posted by TwistWrist
No duh. Matchmaking should try to make it even. And it does ... at the start of the game.
But both you and bongofrog complain about the game become uneven due to player mistakes.
You see one-sided result as a problem with the matchmaker when the problem is with the players.
In a snowball game, there will always be one-sided games. Less if you know how to deal with early game mistakes. More if you don't.
Ultimately, what you are complaining about isn't a matchmaking problem. It is an opportunity to get better at the game.
Also, stop talking about levels. Levels really isn't that important in the game. Flash and having enough runes to jungle is nice but for the most part, it isn't what decide games.
Knowledge, mechanics, and execution is what decide games. Which probably why matchmaking is more centered around Elo than levels.
Personally, I'm just really impressed that anyone believes they see all the variables and know the exact skill level of each team from one game and thus know matchmaking has failed them.
It is a system trying to make even teams from inconsistent players; most of who have incomplete knowledge of game. And all this while playing a game with plenty of variance and match-ups.
But regardless of whatever perceived problems that you have with the matchmaking, remember it is not there to make you happy. Equally, it isn't out to get you. The only way to win more games is to get better at the game. Every loss is a chance to learn. LoL isn't a complicated enough game that you can't learn the techniques. You can learn it and get better.
This game ultimately is centered around self-improvement. You still haven't made a single complete argument of why it is uneven other than because you think it is uneven.
Humm.. maybe I should put it another way.. Your right, there is always something that a person does wrong that either cost them the game, or makes it more difficult. The Champ selection, or even original lane decision has an effect, but when it comes down to it, there is usually some kind of mistake that happens. I fully agree, and I am not saying that isn't true. Now the point comes into, that itself.. right there is a part of "Skill Level" a person of higher skill level is less often to miss a skill shot, or know to hide in a bush because they can't be targeted by X Champ. I am not saying I am better then the team that just trashed mine, I am saying that their skill level at the games, at the very things you listed is higher, and because of that it is an "uneven" game. The level thing.. your also right there, I merely mean it as a marker of experience, skill, etc. I don't mean it as it is the important thing, only what it represents.
Finally its an option to get better at the game? There are many other ways of getting better at the game then just going against people who have been playing for longer, or are just always better then where you are currently at. I thought this was the concept behind matchmaking in the first place?
Frankly I am surprised that you haven't, or at least when ya have you haven't gone wow yea... that was off. I am not going to speak of what you have or have not ran into of course (I am not you), but I will say it has been quite obvious several times someone(s) run off with the game, and there is no chance for the other team, as they are just not near as good at it.
Also I know it is not to make anyone happy, but a system with a problem is still that. It is there for a specific purpose, and it is not fulfilling that purpose. Happy or not that is the problem...
Finally I haven't got into specific examples of it happening, because then it would be an argument about the numbers, and what they "Mean", or how of course they got tons of kills because you guys did this.. That isn't the point, all this happens because the skill levels are so different, and though you may not "perceive" the problem there are quite a few getting messed up match ups that do.