- Arabia only Ranked Queue with Arabia only Ranked Elo
- Arena only Ranked Queue with Arena only Ranked Elo
- “True Elo” ranked Queue with “True Elo” Ranked Elo
- Arabia only and Arena only speak for themselves. Everyone who joins gets that map. Period. Drops Alt F4 down by an ENORMOUS margin. (remembering toxic player, elo discrepancy from terrible matchmaking would still need to be resolved.)
- True Elo Queue means you pick a preferred map but have no bans. 50/50 chance of getting your map. In a team game you have a 1/4, 1/6, or 1/8 chance of getting your map.
- 24 hour timeout from True Elo if you alt F4. (because the premise here is that you agree to play my map if I agree to play yours, which an Islands player would be thrilled with 50% play rate, and a Scandinavia player would be thrilled with a 50% play rate. At LEAST compared to current) Devs need to ensure that actual Legitimate drops are identified and not punished.
Playing games in Arabia only ranked queue ALSO affects True Elo.
Playing games in Arena only ranked queue ALSO affects True Elo.
If you end up getting an Arabia game in True Elo, it affects Arabia Elo
If you end up getting an Arena game in True Elo, it affects Arena Elo
"You'll have worse queue times from segmenting population!!!"
No. thought experiment with me here. Which group would be worse off???
—if Arabia Only is truly 70%, they will only benefit from no Alt F4 from arena only dudes.
—if Arabia Only is truly 70%, Arena Only players no longer get Alt F4 in 50% of their queue, so going from 2 * 3 min queue to a 5 min queue will actually be shorter.
—“Islands only players” (smallest group) has been alt F4 to oblivion. they have waited half an hour to an hour to get team games on this map, if ever, eventually resorting to unranked, where they wait another half hour and give up. They will have a statistical likelihood of getting their map half of the time. Everyone they meet up with has essentially agreed to a “you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” mentality, so over time it will work out. Believe me – the vast majority understand their position. the only reason they have become alt F4s is because it will NEVER come back to let them play islands, no matter how often they scratch the other guy’s back. I guarantee the vast majority would be happy. Black Forest players, Scandinavia, Nomad, Islands, Mega random… I have a strong feeling if they could absolutely Guarantee that it would be a fair distribution “you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” situation, they’d be thrilled. If not, they can always play unranked. (which is the current situation, so you can’t knock that. We’re looking for improvement here.)
Super crazy idea. But think about it before you criticize. Think about it. Just ponder. Let it mull over. Arabia guys get 100% control, balanced games, and short queue. Arena guys get 100% control, balanced games, and short queue. All others get FAIR playrates on their desired maps. No manipulation by banning the popular one, no manipulation by alt F4. FAIR.
While we’re at it, on a TOTALLY unrelated note. allow unranked to have filters on who can join the lobby. CPU performance test? Y/N.
Ranked Elo 1v1 within 800-900? Y/N
At least 10 Ranked 1 v 1 played? Y/N (slow down smurfs)
win rate above 40%? Y/N
Perhaps others. (Ranked game win within past 10 days?)
It may take Forever to fill it, but at least you’d know you had a good game (probably).