If you are playing at the ceiling of this game, the matchmaker might have different issues. I think if you view it as a percentage of your power-score it makes more sense. I’m content to play at a 10-15% disadvantage, but when it reaches a 25% or greater disadvantage, I’m not having fun anymore and feel cheated, especially when that disadvantage becomes consistent. Then the harder you try the worse it gets.
Since Supercharged 2.0, the speed nerf, the wheel nerf, and the Hover buff, things have been drastically different for me. I totally suck. I relied on those nerfed features a lot, I guess. I took a break for about a month, came back and It’s not been the same game.
They probably have updated the way the matchmaker works too, and that’s why none of my old tricks work any more…or I imagined the whole thing, but I don’t think so. They used to openly use these matchmaking de-ranking schemes in brawls, so I don’t think it’s far fetched to believe they can do that. They’ve done it before.
They don’t demonstrate the kind of ethics or morality that would normally inhibit somebody dealing left-handed here at Crossout, either. Crosscrowns are a fine example, so they make me suspicious when I see trends like de-ranked power-scores, or even long queues when I know there are games to be had and players available for matches.
Maybe 2.0 has it’s own thing going, and the matchmaker is not playing by the old rules. IDK. My builds kinda suck to hard for me to test any theories.
I unloaded two Nests (no ammo-box) on two Hover-bots last night and killed neither of them. Both of them alternately being attacked by some other dude (who flamed out and ran), so I’m guessing my schit sucks pretty bad when two bots bobble around in circles for two minutes shooting some other guy and I can’t kill either.
I’m very lost in this game right now, and I don’t know what to do with it. It sort of needs to be treated like a new game. It’s indeed very dissimilar to the Crossout we had last year.
In short, I guess you’re screwed. Got Hover META?