The tradeoff is a potentially longer wait for match creation, as the system attempts to put together players with similar matchmaking ratings MMR. Queue priority will be given to players who have been waiting the longest, which will help keep waits to a hopefully reasonable rate, and if the matchmaker determines that your wait time has become "excessive," it will broaden the parameters of its search, meaning that you could end up facing an opponent slightly above or below your ranking despite the changes.
Random Team Arranged teams, or a group of players who enter matchmaking as a full party, are often able to better coordinate, communicate, and execute strategies than opposing random teams, which are teams made up of individual players grouped together via matchmaking.
Get the full lowdown on the new Heroes of the Storm matchmaking system at Battle. Keep in mind, though, that those situations should become less frequent as we continue to make improvements and invite additional testers from each region to play Heroes.
If on the other hand your team lost the game, but you performed very well you would receive a positive PA, but you would still lose MMR overal.
In order to make this process as seamless as possible, the Heroes client first determines your round-trip latency a. If you are in the mood to win with a "real" composition on a map, Unranked Draft or Ranked Draft might be better.
So, if a party has spent six minutes or more in the matchmaking queue, the rules may be broken in order to find a match. Instead, it is measuring how players are playing in particular situations in order to determine which stats are most important to highly skilled play.
Next, your ping information is used in combination with your individual skill rating to find and match you with other players of similar skill who also connect to your server. Making server selection automatic in this way allows us to easily add new game servers in the future, which will continue to improve responsiveness for players around the globe.
Game duration does't have any impact on the system, prolonging the game won't have any effect. For new heroes or major reworks, the performance-based adjustments will basically be disabled until enough data exists.
Quick Match The main purpose of Quick Match is that you have a guaranteed character selection, and matches that start as soon as possible. However, there are also a number of ways you can override these restrictions.
Players need to realize that by not doing anything sitting at the Altar when a game is about to be lost will hurt them even more, because they will lose more points. Your overall performance is secondary to that and any particular moment is just a small part of that overall performance. Those factors are used to tell how a particular player in a particular situation is doing.
The algorithm that determines your performance uses 20 different factors, among them siege damage, hero damage, KDA, EXP soakes, CC time but also many others that are not publicly known.
The system cannot be fooled to believe that you should be accelerated faster through the ranks when for example, you're trying to collect CC time as Kerrigan or Muradin. While inside vehicles Dragon Knight, Garden Terroryour stats will go up really fast, but it's important to mention that the matchmaking compares your game to millions of other games on the same map and again, you sacrifice other stats in favor of the ones you gain in vehicles, so it's the same boucing act that balances itself out over time.
It also put up a list of "known challenges and future improvements," which includes things like improving team compositions in Quick Matches, and preventing players from being matched with people on their Blocked Communication list. Blizzard warned that there may be a hitch or two from time to time, as the system is still quite new, but said it will continue to monitor matchmaking data and make adjustments as necessary.
The performance-based aspect of the system will be disabled initially when a new hero launches or after a hero receives a major rework to allow the system to gather the data it needs to make performance comparisons.