MadBoris wrote on May 16, 2012, 13:39:
Yeah, the steamrolling can happen with just one awesome flag capper on the right map, and a team that is in dissaray. Unfortunate. I've been steamrolled with great players on my team, and post game showed no stacking.
Stacking was an issue for me weeks ago. You can always tell when people are stacking a game during team choosing. Lately, I can't say I have run into it, I'm always checking afterwards too.
I don't see it as much after I saw it mentioned on the forums, some people know it would kill the game. It is a weakness of the game, so better matchmaking would be preferred, while they still have the player numbers to segregate by level(playtime) better.
If I get in a click with certain players I don't want to be with (map rotation will often keep same people together in MM) then I just exit the server, re-enter and I don't have the same people. Sometimes I have to get away from elite snipers and cappers that are OP, IMO, more balanced games are fun.
Well today for instance, played two matches. The average team level on one side was around 25 on the other is more like 10-15. The higher side had 4 gold ranks a bunch of silver and a couple bronze. My side had one gold and about half and half silver and bronze. The server died after the second round, it booted me to queueing again. I'm guessing so many just said f-it.
What's funny is that the guys STACKING were complaining it was boring, I mean seriously...stop stacking and try to spur some competition.
So I quit for awhile, got into another server and it was stacked too....4-5 golds on one side...1-2 on mine (1 left early on). So again we're getting dominated 2-3 matches. Then a platinum rank shows up....we win one, and all those gold players stacking before are now stacking to the platinum guys side.
People stack because they get more XP for winning, their multiplier is higher. And if you can just dominate the other team you can pick up a pretty high score come end of the round, especially if you don't facilitate flag capping...making it take longer so you can get a higher score to go with the win multiplier.
It's not fun, and it's literally the reason I play this game less than I used to. 75% of the time, it's a stacked game. Anytime I find a server that isn't stacking I play longer...but it's harder and harder. The high level players are horrible about stacking...wounds their pride to lose.