I don't want you or Wargaming to think that I don't understand. I do. I understand the business sense of it all. I understand why Wargaming's MM tries to match bad players with good players. I do. I disagree with it completely, but I at least understand it and why they cannot discuss it openly AT ALL. The fact of the matter is the system is set up to jack with some of us because Wargaming's algorithm says we'll put up with it. And we do. But c'mon man...
I'm trying to perform well in my JPanther and of course I am the low tier (it's the norm for me now, so I just expect it). My Tier 8's are camping spawn and messing around, so I have to try and take control in my lower tier turretless TD. It doesn't work out and the end result is this:
Because I died mid battle and some of my team was still in spawn, I watched this particular tanker, the FCM, play a bit. [SIDE NOTE - I HATE the fact that I can't talk to teammates after I'm dead to tell them helpful info]. It was very apparent to me that this fella was exceptionally poor and looked very out of place in Tier 8. So I checked his in-game performance out and this is what I see:
We all have bad games, so I'm not overly concerned or upset at this point. At least not until I look a little deeper:
WHAT??? This guy has barely gotten out of Tier 2, and I'm getting him in only his 2nd Tier VIII match ever (he won his first one though). Kudos to Wargaming for selling him the $5 Newcomer's Bundle with the PzB2! In case you didn't know, all new players on all servers get a $5 offer for the PzB2 that gives them the tank, gold, credits and XP. They landed this fella's $5 and then REWARDED HIM with an FCM in one of his free crates (you can't purchase the FCM, only win it).
So, now my "understanding" is getting worn the _____ OUT.
This player and the many, many other ones that seem to find their way onto my teams at Tier 8 and above, EXEMPLIFY the ABSOLUTE NEED to have qualifications to compete at higher tiers. Or at least give me a toggle that puts me with 50% and above players - a "Same Qualification" mode. Now THAT would be a good toggle! Wargaming needs to figure out a way to SEPARATE the 15 battle, 26% winrate player from MY team! This player's mother __________ $5 didn't earn him the right to an FCM nor should it allow him to be placed with ANY good players. Wargaming can stuff their M60, but at least SHOW ME SOME LOYALTY and create some kind of hierarchy for higher tier play. At the VERY LEAST keep the guys who still shine their CADET BADGE off my Tier 8 squad. As I said before, "C'mon man!"
[I apologize for this post turning into a hostile rant, but I got angrier as wrote it]
Good luck to the rest of you Forum Folks! I wish you the best of success during this Spring Break Sucktacular...
Edited by _War_Child_, 14 March 2017 - 04:28 PM.