I'm... not sure I understand the logic. (Destiny)

by Claude Errera @, Monday, May 08, 2023, 22:22 (27 days ago)

This was the (Destinytracker.com-calculated) ELO for the two teams that met in my final Trials game this weekend:


I get the concept of card-based matchmaking; it makes sense for a mode like Trials. I also get the idea that the most efficient balancing will often put the best player on a team with the two worst players, and make that person feel like he's carrying the whole time... and that Bungie is trying to avoid that, when possible.

What I don't get is this level of stacking. The HIGHEST ELO on the losing team was (significantly) below the LOWEST ELO on the winning team. The chances of a Bravo win was 3%, as calculated by DestinyTracker. I'd probably say it was actually closer to zero.

This would have been my lighthouse game. (I was on the losing team, so it was not.)

Ah, well.

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