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9-12-2009 @ 8:47PM
not that this has any relevance to the topic at hand, and i'm sorry for that, but as I was reading this I realized that I had absolutely no idea what you were talking about. What is MMR? what do you mean by winning gain of 47? how does the team rating affect their score? Why is it significant that they lost 47 points when they won 47 points?Would it be possible for someone at wow.com to post a "for noobs" explanation of the arena system, arena ratings work, and the way match-making works? If you have already done so, would someone be so kind as to link me to it?
9-12-2009 @ 9:00PM
I'll ask some folks to look into writing that, it'd be a good guide. In the mean time, check out the WoWWiki page on arena ratings: http://www.wowwiki.com/Arena_PvP_system
9-12-2009 @ 9:17PM
MMR is the Matchmaking Rating, and it was introduced midway into Season 5. It initially caused lots of confusion because many players were somehow losing rating or gaining extremely little for wins, as compared to losses. Those issues kinda got fixed by Season 6 when all teams started at 0 instead of 1500 rating.Your MMR determines what teams you face, and how much you win/lose from battles.
9-13-2009 @ 12:59AM
Haha I was thinking the same thing as I read this.... like is this in English? Did I switch to some crazy online Algebra book? What is going on? The context was interesting, but the actual facts were completely over my head... I'm glad I wasn't alone!
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