I don’t play Halo nearly as regularly as I used to, but I never remember so many lopsided skill matchups in succession. Yesterday, I got playing with a friend of mine (guest online) who has little to no skill in Halo but wants to learn how to play more.
I was thoroughly appalled at the types of games we got matched into. We were absolutely crushed every single match. We quit games regularly because they just were not fun for us - repeatedly. The enemy team had signs they were parties of 4 regularly (I felt like that because of their teammwork and flanking), but that may not have been the case and may just have been my thinking.
These are the scores of the games I quit (my guest/friend and I were on the losing side):
510 - 270
310 - 90
600 - 280
600 - 220
350 - 40
600 - 330 (didn’t quit this one as didn’t want to get too harsh/permanent quit ban)
Needless to say, my friend did not have a great experience at all and isn’t going to buy his own Halo now. I was actually the most turned off from the game that I’ve been in a while - this level of pwnage was just ridiculous. I understand the occasional lopsided game here and there, but to get essentially 7 in a row in Team Slayer (took a break and played a game of Big Team which was fine) is absolutely ridiculous.
I got a 1 hour quit ban, which was all the same because we quit out of Halo anyways and played a different game that was more enjoyable for us. This experience was incredibly disappointing because, despite everything, Halo was my go-to multiplayer game. This is by far the worst matchmaking experience.
I want to point out these lopsided games and the lopsided skill matchups that everyone knows is occurring. They will definitely impact this community in my humble opinion. No matter how fun a game is, nobody will pay $60 and use up their valuable time to get steamrolled repeatedly in games that anyways took a long time to search into.
I do not care about my CSR or SR rank or whatever. I just care about the game and having fun. I understand there is a CSR reset coming soon? If this is the case, I gladly await it.
I get the feeling that there are several people who have been on both sides of the fence here with regards to these matches. I am not posting this in the CSR feedback thread as my post has nothing to do with the way CSR is calculated. If this is the case, please share your stories here. While I believe this is a bigger problem, it may just be my bad luck by Murphy’s Law.