Ranked team matchmaking - WTF?


I want to ask you, did you also meet such a problem with ranked team matchmaking?
After I hit platinum 1 I started to have matchmaking like gold+plat players vs conquerors or diamonds. I played 10 games lately and 8 of them were me platinum + gold/plat allies vs at least 2-3 conquerors.

What is going on with it? I didn’t meet any game so far, where I have conqueror player in my team but each time I see conq/diamond in an enemy team.
It isn’t playable or any fun. Such defeats don’t learn anything because the difference is too big to see any problems.
After easily earning gold and playing I struggle with impossible-to-win games now. Lose plat, then play gold where I got silver/bronze enemies, reach plat again and meet conquerors + diamond and again go to the gold and meet their silvers.
Sorry, but for me, this matchmaking is totally ################
In my opinion, devs should switch off ranked until they repair this system because now it’s unplayable after you reach platinum.

lol, yes i feel you. well not really, because im a conq3 and quite often we do meet gold/plats… ya i can imagine it wont be fun for the opposing team, but thats not to say its very fun for me either.

but ya know… i dont know if the devs play their own game, so they are probably completely oblivious to whats really happening.

ya, I don’t blame better players but devs that, as you said, don’t even play their own game.

Currently, most of my games are vs conq or diamonds and it is unplayable, I can’t go higher while the difference is so enormous.
I can understand that the player base may not be enough but for God’s sake, devs will lose the most-ranked community because of that. It isn’t the way to mix all players because we don’t have enough players to make ranked levels.
Conquerors will leave because of the lack of challenge and lower players also because of the impossible wall.

Why keep ranked team games when there is no population for them? If players would have only fun from team games they don’t need ranking for it, just custom games. Instead of challenge and fun I got stomp games and annoy in 9/10 games.

you only need to look at aoe4world.com/status and ull see obvious problems.

i mean ranked is stupid to begin with. its really just quickmatch with some medals alongside terrible elo calculation. and now you have players split. some of my friends switched to custom games lol… which should 100% by the defacto mode. custom rated games. everything else should be removed.


I agree. It is better to have 1-2 game modes with an entire community than many modes to split that low community and generate the problems written above.
Am going to just take back my plat and stop playing ranked games…no point to waste more time there until the devs do something with it.

In the times of worst matchmaking you reduce the probability that your team has conqueror players. If you have a gold/plat premade he also does the same. The opponents might be premades as (if they are all high mmr it means you got a matchmaking issue. If they are 2 conquerors and 2 very low mmr the game algorithm does some kind of averaging)

majority of conqs play premade.

ive had my share of randoms and the issue with randoms isn’t entirely with their gameplay but more leaving at start.

again this is why custom rated games are just better alongside an additional statistic added such as “abandoned games/incomplete games” aka leaving before 5mins. then we’d just kick such players. bad behavior has so far gone unpunished.

if they play their own game enough they’d understand the underlying issues.

I don’t play ranked anymore for this reason. I really enjoyed going from Gold 1 to Gold 3, a lot of fairly won games. But the moment I hit platinum things got seriously challenging, even a fair win is stressful. But more often I’d get matched against a diamond so after a while of getting beat up by diamonds I just lost hope of getting out of platinum 1.

I started playing team quick match and the matchmaking is even worse. 80% of the teams are premade and the ELO averaging seems broken. I look at the rankings on AoE4World and sometimes they average out, but other times it’s a premade team of conquerers playing against myself and a random platinum partner. I just leave the match now when I see the other team is premade. There should be enough solo players to match us together fairly, and enough premade teams to match them up to each other. But it’s not fair or fun to match randoms vs premade. And especially with such a rank difference. Premade should be factored as +150 elo or something to account for the strategy and communication advantage. I wouldn’t mind playing against premade goldies.

yeah its why i keep saying in aoe2 games were more fun in old msnzone days, because sometimes we see a stack, we then start looking for friends and a stack of our own to go against them

people find ways to have a balanced game, what we have now is white belt vs black belt lol mm algo…

white vs yellow i can understand… but black? lol