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Alliance War Season 19: Updates to Path Identities and New Nodes! [ June 30]

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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Knation said:

    When an Alliance is matched with another 2 and 3 times its size that's over before it starts.

    No it’s not it’s when your facing someone much higher or lower war rating that it’s the problem
    A different War Rating with similar Prestige means the strengths of the Allies are in proximity. I don't know why people keep acting like it's just some arbitrary number. It actually determines the limitations of your Alliance. Categorically and numerically. There's only so much an Alliance can do based on what they're using. It's not just random numbers. Your total strength depends on what you're working with and the limit to your skills is connected to that.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★

    If you have the same war rating as someone twice your size, your war rating is a fiction that needs to be corrected

    Really? Fiction. They must have artificially inflated it. Oh, wait. It went up based on how they performed in their Wars. If you have the same and your Rating is twice their size, then they're doing as well as you with what they have to work with. Sorry about the Ego.
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    Mcord11758Mcord11758 Posts: 1,249 ★★★★
    edited June 2020
    I am fine with the alliance I run with having our rating cut in half. I am comfortable in what will happen next. Let water find its level. I am not scared of facing other alliances at the same war rating regardless of alliances rating. Sink or swim and earn the rewards you receive
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    What they have to work with is in proportion with what they're being Matched with. That's the whole point of that. Not what they could do in an unfair Match. That's what this is all about. People feel entitled to overpower them.
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    PulyamanPulyaman Posts: 2,365 ★★★★★
    Onmix said:

    Pulyaman said:

    Pulyaman said:

    Pulyaman said:

    I said someone has to care because I'm literally the only one speaking up for the people whose Season is going to be a slaughter because of Matches that are over before they start. That's why. If you're taking that personally, that's not on me. If you care too, speak up for it. That's about all I have to say on that. I don't just side with majorities for the sake of it. Something that isn't right is not right, regardless of the numbers.

    You are literally the only one speaking up? Nice. Shows you only read your comments. lol
    Sorry. I know you agreed with me. You went silent. Lol. You're on the same page too.
    I was sleeping. lol. But, another thing is that there is no use arguing with someone who is not seeing the big picture. When someone says, someone has to suffer, you know they don't want fair. So, I will wait for the season to start because right now, all we do is rehash the same thing.
    Let’s not act like grounded is seeing it from anyone’s POV but his own, I gave examples of the unfair system we’ve just moved on from and he acts like that’s perfectly fair.
    But I agree, let’s wait for the changes to come into play, let kabam collect their data and I’m sure it’ll be fairer for everyone in the long run.
    The halved war ratings likely means it’ll get resolved quickly, and we don’t even know what the exact matchmaking formula is, other than it taking war rating into account primarily which it always should’ve done, it’s possible it won’t allow the absurd mismatches anyways and let those that climbed far higher than they should’ve down gently.
    You did not give an answer regarding your war rating and the matches where you were matched in prestige, but huge difference in war rating last season.
    Please take a look in this thread. You’ll see plenty of examples of how it worked.

    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/193114/alliance-war-matchmaking-unfair-merged-threads

    Rewards weren’t the ONLY issue with that matchmaking.
    We were ridiculously outmatched in many wars. We had to use a looot of items while only going boss kill to earn the most points possible to not drop more than 1 bracket/tier. Just going boss kill was difficult.
    Many wars (as you who defend this say) we didn’t even need to wait for the other alliance to start playing. We went boss kill directly because we knew it would be a bloodbath even like that (let alone full exploration). This went on for seasons.

    That’s what we went through.
    We know how this alliances will feel. But we also know, with this change, no alliance will ever have to feel that again.
    Two things.
    First, that thread was actually started because of the kind of unfair matches we have been talking about, similar war rating, huge difference in alliance and prestige ratings. So, it kinda proves my point that changing things abruptly affects a lot of alliances.
    Second, You have people saying that they have had these unfair match ups where they had to face much tougher alliances all these seasons,without actually giving a single screenshot of the alliances they faced. Because, as you say, if you had all these unfair matches all these years, I want to look at the war rating of those matches.Because, from what I saw on those posts, every time someone posted that they were unfairly matched, the response was that the war ratings match and you deserve this because of years of unfair match ups.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Knation said:

    Knation said:

    When an Alliance is matched with another 2 and 3 times its size that's over before it starts.

    No it’s not it’s when your facing someone much higher or lower war rating that it’s the problem
    A different War Rating with similar Prestige means the strengths of the Allies are in proximity. I don't know why people keep acting like it's just some arbitrary number. It actually determines the limitations of your Alliance. Categorically and numerically. There's only so much an Alliance can do based on what they're using. It's not just random numbers. Your total strength depends on what you're working with and the limit to your skills is connected to that.
    It shouldn’t matter if their strength of the allies is the same war rating is the only thing that should matter you shouldn’t get to benefit from more points without earning it
    When they're overpowered beyond having a chance, it matters. The whole point of War is a competition between two Alliances that each have a chance at winning, and are granted those Wins based on how they perform within the War. I have no idea where the concept that War Rating trumps whether they can actually win or not, but that's absolutely a justification. What's the point of Wars where one side has no way in hell of beating the other? Why fight? I'm talking literally no chance regardless of how skilled they are. The numbers alone don't lie. You take the limits of what one is working with versus the limits of another and compare them, knowing there is no possible way to win given Node increases, difference in Champs, Ranks, CR, no way to win. I'm telling you in no uncertain terms the War is decided before it's fought. You can keep asserting that the WRP is the only thing that matters, but all that translates to is, they don't have the right to have as many as we do because we could beat them in an unfair Fight. Bully mentality. Nothing to do with a fair system at all. Just entitlement based on Ego.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Setting up Matches that cannot be won by one side is NOT in the spirit of fair competition, no matter what the reasons are.
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    Sensei_MaatSensei_Maat Posts: 396 ★★★
    Here is a couple of threads from back two years ago when i first tarted talking about this prestige bubble system and the implications it wiuld have.
    It has continued and here are the problems.
    Little allies all the way up in high tiers where they dont belong.

    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/61676/war-matchmaking-does-take-ally-rating-into-account#latest

    This second thread contains more actual data to see

    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/75680/war-matchups-war-system-issue#latest

    It wasnt until i presented the data here i could get people to believe me it was a thing.
    And now it is the issue i knew it would be. And people are complaining we are looking to fix it
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    Sensei_MaatSensei_Maat Posts: 396 ★★★
    There was also another thread where i had drawn up a graphic showing the bubble system in effect. Will look back and try and find that too later today when i get a chance
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Tell the people who decided to throw the system out of whack Tanking and shifting Allies all the time. They're the reason something had to intervene.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Which was before they decided to freeze Ratings. The system was a mess. Something had to be done. Even now it's only partly frozen. Anything under Tier 5 is still taking place, albeit at half the rate. As long as Seasons are connected to the off-season, people will try to manipulate any advantage they can. Murphy's Law of MCOC. Wherever something can go wrong...
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    PulyamanPulyaman Posts: 2,365 ★★★★★
    @Sensei_Maat I have read through both threads and I do have some observations, but I don't want to engage in this thread any longer mainly because this thread could be better used for discussing the node and map changes by Kabam. I am still not sure that this is the way to go in terms of matchmaking, but I will wait till season starts. Cheers
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Yeah I'm with you. I've made all the points I can make. Might as well just wait it out at this point. I like the new layout, though. Nice change.
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    OnmixOnmix Posts: 508 ★★★
    Pulyaman said:

    Onmix said:

    Pulyaman said:

    Pulyaman said:

    Pulyaman said:

    I said someone has to care because I'm literally the only one speaking up for the people whose Season is going to be a slaughter because of Matches that are over before they start. That's why. If you're taking that personally, that's not on me. If you care too, speak up for it. That's about all I have to say on that. I don't just side with majorities for the sake of it. Something that isn't right is not right, regardless of the numbers.

    You are literally the only one speaking up? Nice. Shows you only read your comments. lol
    Sorry. I know you agreed with me. You went silent. Lol. You're on the same page too.
    I was sleeping. lol. But, another thing is that there is no use arguing with someone who is not seeing the big picture. When someone says, someone has to suffer, you know they don't want fair. So, I will wait for the season to start because right now, all we do is rehash the same thing.
    Let’s not act like grounded is seeing it from anyone’s POV but his own, I gave examples of the unfair system we’ve just moved on from and he acts like that’s perfectly fair.
    But I agree, let’s wait for the changes to come into play, let kabam collect their data and I’m sure it’ll be fairer for everyone in the long run.
    The halved war ratings likely means it’ll get resolved quickly, and we don’t even know what the exact matchmaking formula is, other than it taking war rating into account primarily which it always should’ve done, it’s possible it won’t allow the absurd mismatches anyways and let those that climbed far higher than they should’ve down gently.
    You did not give an answer regarding your war rating and the matches where you were matched in prestige, but huge difference in war rating last season.
    Please take a look in this thread. You’ll see plenty of examples of how it worked.

    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/193114/alliance-war-matchmaking-unfair-merged-threads

    Rewards weren’t the ONLY issue with that matchmaking.
    We were ridiculously outmatched in many wars. We had to use a looot of items while only going boss kill to earn the most points possible to not drop more than 1 bracket/tier. Just going boss kill was difficult.
    Many wars (as you who defend this say) we didn’t even need to wait for the other alliance to start playing. We went boss kill directly because we knew it would be a bloodbath even like that (let alone full exploration). This went on for seasons.

    That’s what we went through.
    We know how this alliances will feel. But we also know, with this change, no alliance will ever have to feel that again.
    Two things.
    First, that thread was actually started because of the kind of unfair matches we have been talking about, similar war rating, huge difference in alliance and prestige ratings. So, it kinda proves my point that changing things abruptly affects a lot of alliances.
    Second, You have people saying that they have had these unfair match ups where they had to face much tougher alliances all these seasons,without actually giving a single screenshot of the alliances they faced. Because, as you say, if you had all these unfair matches all these years, I want to look at the war rating of those matches.Because, from what I saw on those posts, every time someone posted that they were unfairly matched, the response was that the war ratings match and you deserve this because of years of unfair match ups.
    You’re right. I posted the link to the wrong thread.
    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/179826/flawed-match-making/p4
    You’ll see many charts in the thread showing the matchups and standings.

    By using prestige, alliances could only match against a certain range of alliances. Making any bracket (let’s say P3) way harder than it was. We have 10.7 prestige alliances in P3 as well as 6.2k.
    That disparity shouldn’t exist. Because the 6.2k couldn’t contend with any/all the alliances in P3 and, if they are gonna be in the same bracket, they should.
    There’s a 10.4k prestige alliance stuck in P4 that would definitely beat the 6.2k in P3. But they couldn’t ever match.

    You will never hear me say that this won’t affect alliances. It will. For sure. But the system needs to correct itself.
    Every alliance should have the possibility of matching against any alliance in the same bracket/tier. Not just a select range.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    That's the problem. Nothing says they should. People are still looking at it like a system that hasn't existed since Defender Kills were present, and there was one Leaderboard and no Seasons. A Season is an entirely different ball game altogether.
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    Sensei_MaatSensei_Maat Posts: 396 ★★★

    That's the problem. Nothing says they should. People are still looking at it like a system that hasn't existed since Defender Kills were present, and there was one Leaderboard and no Seasons. A Season is an entirely different ball game altogether.

    No.
    Just no.

    Before seasons it would be perfectly reasonable for matches to based on prestige as each war was stand alone and had no overall impact on anything or anyone else.
    Since seasons and everyone competing to see who is the best and for the highest place on the leaderboard wars are no longer standalone and your results have direct effect on other alliances.
    You cant say you deserve the number 100 spot cus you only fought 10 mil allies.
    There would be hundreds of allies lower than you who are better. And would beat You they fought you.
    Bubbles and pools dont work on an overall leaderboard rewards system
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    People are competing for the most Points within a month. Not fighting every Alliance on the way to the top. It's essentially a month-long Arena. I'm not opposed to considering larger Allies as 6*s and awarding them more Points, but this idea that you have to beat everyone out who is in your Bracket is illogical and doesn't represent the actual system.
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    Sensei_MaatSensei_Maat Posts: 396 ★★★
    edited June 2020
    Seasons are to determine which alliance is the best as per initial announcement regarding seasons

    Not who wins the most wars. Not who is the best in their class.
    WHO IS THE BEST




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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    The best in War. Measuring their performance in War. Within that, there are metrics to determine how they perform. That doesn't mean the best must be the highest Rated and must be the same Alliance every Season. Not by default. You have a scoring metric from beginning to end, and the Alliance that scores the most Points at the end of the Season is the "best".
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    Everyone has the same scoring metric, and yes, an Alliance that is lower in Rating can perform better than an Alliance that is higher Rated. It all depends on how they perform in their Wars, not whether you can obliterate them or not. If you want to do better, you perform better in your own Wars and earn more Points. Not a hard concept to grasp.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,385 ★★★★★
    edited June 2020
    As for your point, the only way to tell would be to switch places. I'd bet dollars to seashells if they had the Accounts of the 30 Mil, they could do just as well as they did with the Accounts of the 5 Mil. Same Nodes. Same increase in opponents. Fire power is lower but so is their opposition.
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    PulyamanPulyaman Posts: 2,365 ★★★★★
    Seems to be that the majority of the problem comes from shell alliances and people selling off their champs to deliberately get easy wars. With these kind of leaches existing in the game, I am wondering if we will ever get a system which could be fair. I am seeing the top alliances in the last season have 1 member out of 30, where did they go? We all know what's happening. Wonder if we could start assigning war prestige to each account for war like champ prestige for aq. If you place Master this season, even if you move alliances, the points will follow you, and the alliance war prestige could be based on that. Anything I am missing? @Sensei_Maat @GroundedWisdom ?
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    Sensei_MaatSensei_Maat Posts: 396 ★★★
    edited June 2020
    Pulyaman said:

    Seems to be that the majority of the problem comes from shell alliances and people selling off their champs to deliberately get easy wars. With these kind of leaches existing in the game, I am wondering if we will ever get a system which could be fair. I am seeing the top alliances in the last season have 1 member out of 30, where did they go? We all know what's happening. Wonder if we could start assigning war prestige to each account for war like champ prestige for aq. If you place Master this season, even if you move alliances, the points will follow you, and the alliance war prestige could be based on that. Anything I am missing? @Sensei_Maat @GroundedWisdom ?

    i wouldn't say the majority of the problems are coming from those two issues, but yes a large amount is. its a much bigger problem up the top then anywhere else.
    the biggest problem is people will always find any potential exploit to gain any advantage they can and ruin any system they can for others.
    why can't people just play the game in the spirit of the game.
    i have seen the idea of a "war prestige" or individual war rating suggested before.
    the problem being that implementation would be very difficult.
    if done correctly it could work very well but the biggest things to overcome would be
    1. how to approach it when alliances run 1 or 2 bg wars. it is possible that they again would recruit 10 people with low war prestige to lower their average war prestige and then run 2 bg wars using the other 20 and getting easier matches.
    2. people may find it hard to get a spot in strong allies. if you have been in a weak ally and are looking to grow you may be rejected by allies purely because having you will drop their war rating down and potentially reduce available rewards.
    3. if someone retires from a long stinit in top allies and drops down to a low ally to chill will the rest of that low ally become negatively impacted by much harder war matches due to having this one new member?
    there may also be other issues,
    but if done right it could work but i see it as full of many potential problems/exploits.
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