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4-05-2011 @ 6:48PM
Both systems have some severe problems. You highlight the problems in arenas well. I think going back to a BC system and/or relaxing the penalty for switching (i.e. put plateaus in at 1500, 2k, 2.5k, etc. where above a certain rating you only drop to one lower plateau) It's not unusual to face fully Vicious geared people with 2200 weapons starting around 1700 just because of the ridiculous way MMR/TR/PR interact. It probably wouldn't be so bad if you didn't get 4 points for beating someone around your skill/gear level and lose 15-20 points to Rank 1 comps in full Vicious that happened to move teams or something.At the same time, outside of high pop servers, rated BGs just don't happen. When they do, they are trade chat pugs. Since there are so few teams playing rated BGs, you start facing 1600-1700 teams the first time you step in there. Accordingly, it's not unusual to have an arduous 10 minute loss to a team you had no chance against in the first place, which never happens in arenas. I can honestly say, I have never had fun playing an RBG.Anyway, what they should really do is bring back the ELO system from the early seasons (1-4 I think) and add some kind of less stringent deterrence for team hopping.
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