@HeartQueen said in Ranked needs a complete nuke:
Match-making in general needs an overhaul, including in casual matches. They need to pair people by individual elo and try to make matches that way. Match-making now is unbalanced for me. My level is high and my rank is diamond. I also think ranked affects casual matches to a certain extent. Like I notice that it expects me to carry 2+ bots who don't even have basic gamesense. Like not buying cauterize, and some don't buy items at all. Like a recent match where match-making expected me and 2 other people to carry a bot Grover and Fernando, both of whom were extremely new (account level 31 and 27), against a grandmaster 5-stack. Like wtf??? Now, I know that grandmaster 5-stacks are hard to find a good match for, so it throws match-making off. But for fucks sake, could match-making at least TRY. They literally just pull names out of a fucking hat at this point.
Ranked is also trash as well. Match-making in ranked literally expected me to carry a 3-stack of qualifying players, all with an account level under 40, against other diamond players. Ranked be like "maybe this guy with a level 3 Lex and barely any other champions could potentially be a diamond player." Who was the genius that made this match-making and ranked system??
The problem is that your level / hidden elo doesn't even seem to matter because the script responsible for matchmaking prioritizes fast queue times instead of a fair match. I myself got matched with the exact same people multiple times in a row. Ok maybe 1-2 people were different but most of the time it almost feels like I'm pressing a "rematch" button. Either I get the same people in my team or the people who literally were in my team last match are in the enemy team now. It almost looks like the script goes like that:
- Pick 10 random people
- After match ends swap out 1-3 people