Lobby balance is wrong !

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Lobby balance is wrong !

The way that the lobby makes the team after game , is terribly wrong. All high score players are in one team and the other team is full of weak people , this is wrong. That's is why people leave in the middle of the game. I'm curious how the lobby balances the teams, the teams are so unbalanced....Treyarch should have a look

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to Angloma

That's not what it really does.  In a fresh lobby it balances the teams based on stats, etc.  However, after the match it generally tries to keep the same teams together.  If too many people leave the lobby, the top player or second and third from the top players from the winning team will almost always end up on the opposing team the next match.  That is unless those players are in a party.  I don't have any hard data to prove this but it is consistent with what I've seen in game with 31+ days played.

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to Angloma

They are probably in a party. I usually leave after a game if I'm playing against a large party. IMO partys of three or more should only be matched with a party of equal numbers or more. Give us solo players a change to play each other more.

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to Angloma

whe can't do anything to players who are in party, but whe need a better lobby balance for teams , after one game I usually end up on the lowscore team , and guess what... I get owned until I leave the lobby , and I don't want that, so please repair the lobby

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to Angloma

The best way to learn is play against people who beat you, if they are partied up or not.  Since matching solo against only solo will never happen, and there is already plenty of delay in match making, I would suggest getting with another person or two and playing to win( if you really cant stand losing to people better than you or in a party).  I will play solo sometimes, but as it takes out so much tactical and strategic play, I prefer to party up and play as a team.  Team work wins, and people know it.  They also tend to prefer playing together to not get stuck on teams of people failing to quickscope and trick shot throwing shock charges and mindlessly rushing giving the other team an easy 20+ kills.  When I do play solo the number one and arguably most tactical strategy I use are the bad players.  It is cold, I know, but use them as bait or your own little personal mini-map.

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to SrgntMerkWorthy

This man speaks the truth.  Playing against weaker players has never improved anyone's skill level.  Partying up is a whole lot easier to deal with tactically than playing solo.  But if you do play solo, you have to use a mercenary mentality if you are paired up with a bunch of weak players.  You have to find a way to take their weaknesses and turn them into strategic advantages for you.  It's not always easy to do so but that what you have to do if you want to win.

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to SrgntMerkWorthy

Ya know what you say is not entirely true. I have seen teams of complete randoms destroy parties at times.

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to Angloma

Match-making can definitely be improved.

I, for one, would love to see it just be completely random. None of this "Skill-based" nonsense. I just want to get into a lobby and have fun. I am OK with losing to better players. I am OK with the occasional Lop-sided win. I am happiest with the intense go to the last second matches.

I think the "skill-based" Metric is flawed and I think it has impacted match-making. Weaker players get better by playing against good competition. Good players get BETTER by playing against even stronger competition. And the game is more fun when you play against a diverse range of opponents.



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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

nicedrewishfela wrote:



Match-making can definitely be improved.



I, for one, would love to see it just be completely random. None of this "Skill-based" nonsense. I just want to get into a lobby and have fun. I am OK with losing to better players. I am OK with the occasional Lop-sided win. I am happiest with the intense go to the last second matches.



I think the "skill-based" Metric is flawed and I think it has impacted match-making. Weaker players get better by playing against good competition. Good players get BETTER by playing against even stronger competition. And the game is more fun when you play against a diverse range of opponents.


The vast majority of players are mediocre to poor players, if they took skill based MM to the extreme, decent to good players would have to wait an awful long time to get a match.

I agree, just make it random and let the chips fall.  Tough luck if you're matched against better players.  Learn from them and get better. 

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Re: Lobby balance is wrong !

in reply to NiceDrewishFela

It could be better.... correct. BUT  the it would mean stricter analyses of stats ( which don't necessarily mean so much as its thought to), and more time waiting for lobby's to fill up.  People already cry about not finding a match, then when it is quick the issue then is shifted to the match it found.  Every time you play solo, you role the dice and gamble with who your team mates are, and who play against.  If your into gambling, and assuming you don't have a problem, then you know its a gamble.  You learn from the losses, and smile when you win.  The more you lose the more you should learn, but anger and complacency can turn that learning experience into a waste of time and deep hatred of playing, and the one thing left to do is argue about game mechanics.  Do things need some fixing, ABSOLUTELY.  Does every little thing need to be tweaked to every persons preference and play style....NO . It is impossible.  Would I like to see more even matches... YES.  On the opposite end of the spectrum I would rather play against people or teams that I cant put up multiple swarms against using a cross bow ( exaggeration), but its not going to happen.  I have learned this over the years of COD.  It may get a little bit of a bump, but I'm not going to hold my breathe waiting for the match making ( a small issue in comparison to so many) to be completely restructured. 

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