When I went into the match, I wondered why someone just dropped out of the game immediately.
I realized it too late.
An entire squad from the “KOREA” clan, which was (and is still) among the top clans in Android, has just shattered an entire mix of randoms (including me) who happened to have above 55% win rate in matchmaking.
It was a humbling experience to see that the Korean squad didn’t flinch in their teamwork, gameplay, coordination and positioning – they took us seriously as if they were fighting a full-fledged clan.
Needless to say, we only survived for FOUR MINUTES before we meched out.
If a full-maxed Champions League squad would barely defeat them in matched and tournament play, how about the people like us who are just trying to find a proper and nice, chill game to play on?
All of them had fully-outfitted MK2 Level 12 hangars, with all of the best hangars for this metagame: Fury Dragoon, Bulwark Dragoon, all the nice builds on a Spectre and the not-so-occasional Gust Spectre and Shocktrain/Scourge Bulgasari. Meanwhile, there were only a couple of bots that were MK2 on our team…
Shit hit the fan hard indeed.
Which brings us to the question: Why does Pixonic allow such lopsided matches to occur in their matchmaking system?
Facing one or two top players (together on the same squad) on the enemy side in a matchup that’s supposed to be solo is quite acceptable.
But facing an entire squad in a match that none of us even bothered to squad up? That’s plain stupidity.
I was under the impression that Pixonic would only match us up with solo players and not with squads – after all, this is the reason why many players do not match up as a squad: They want to avoid lopsided matchmaking.
I already pointed this one out in the clan matchmaking article, in which I suggested that clans should only fight with their level, as well as the top 10-25% of the level that is below them.
It seems that not only Pixonic didn’t do anything about it, but also made solo people FACE the TOP OF THE WAR ROBOTS FOOD CHAIN. No wonder people get tired of this game and go away from it in order to play games like Battle of Titans, Mech Wars or Robokrieg. Heck, some people even play games like Galaxy Battleships and Star Conflict Heroes…
Is this the way a game matchmaker is supposed to work?
Sure, it doesn’t happen all the time, but at a certain point, it becomes really frustrating. Especially if you consider that you almost never see the same level of disparity in other games that have matchmaking.
I do hope that Pixonic fixes this one soon. This makes up for a terrible matchmaking experience, trust me.
On another note, I kill my first KOREA PLAYER HERE:
IN ANOTHER MATCH THAT IS FULL OF KOREA. KIMCHI, HANGYUP, wing wong wung wang, OMG.
Thus, I found it very FUNNY WHEN MASU DECIDED TO MAKE A ROBOT SAYING THAT HE QUITS WR:
Bwahahahaha. SORRY, I JUST NEEDED TO LAUGH SO HARD AT THIS ONE.