So, some of you have been wondering what is going to happen with the +1/-1 matchmaking in the upcoming Update 2.6. Well I am here to answer that question!
This experiment has been incredibly valuable in collecting information on how this change could affect the game as a whole. I would like to extend my thanks to you fine people who helped us put this concept to the test so we could gather this data and feedback! Thank you!
Oh right, the news of what is happening.
In 2.6 Matchmaking will be reverted to its normal +2/-2 format. It will be like it was in 2.4. As far as if it will be coming back or not, that will take more time to determine. We need to pore over the data and feedback to discuss what the best thing for Blitz is in the long run. The feedback section will remain open until Monday so be sure to provide any feedback you want us to see!
Alright - so I got up this morning to be greeted by an e-mail explaining that the devs have started to look at the data for +1/-1 matchmaking and have come to a realization. They need more data. A single month of data was not enough to properly evaluate how +1/-1 would affect the server and game. As a result of this need to for data the test has been extended another month. That means with 2.6, +1/-1 matchmaking will continue in order to provide the devs with all the information they will need to make a well informed decision!
I apologize for the short notice and appreciate your understanding!
Edited by CC_Sly, 09 February 2016 - 05:01 PM.