@cmblasko: There's already matchmaking, but there is no feedback on where you actually fall on the bracket. You used to be able to see which of the three chucks you fell into through a weird backdoor process, but they took that out. MM currently just matches you with equal skilled players and you just accept it at face value. Now you can actually see some amount of feedback on where you fall.
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@lackingsaint: The core mechanic you're missing is how review scores work. The game compares the games values to an invisible set of numbers to get the scores. These values for the game are based on the ratio and amount of the two stats for a certain game type. The part that brakes it is how the game gets these scores. The scores are based on your best game. So if you don't improve the for your next game, it will get a lower score. It means if you end up with a crazy blockbuster, it becomes very hard to make another one, because you need to significantly beat your old score. It seems to actually be better to do moderately well for most of the game till you unlock the research center. Otherwise you just go bankrupt. It's a really dumb system.
Can confirm this thing is broken. The way it measures "skill" actually skews it towards supports. Also like OP said it is very easy to get carried into insane skill numbers, regardless of your actual contribution. There are too many other factors that this thing can't measure to account for skill. My own rating is mid 300's, same as the friends I play with. Based on their scoring seems low, but when you could still easliy check brackets my friends and I were almost always very high. So unless we've all gotten a lot worse, the scoring is really heavily weighted towards one end.
Yea it's broken. Seems like a good idea but it's way too arbitrary, way too gameable, and honestly could prove TERRIBLE for the community.
Thanks for posting this. Was kinda out of the loop and there wasnt really an easy way to recap that I had found.
This is getting insane. I really hope this isn't a hoax, because it's exciting to watch.
I doubt it's a hoax at this point. Too many links to Zenimax/ Bethesda. The amount of effort involved just to make all this is insane, making all of it AND falsely linking it to the company making it seems impossible.
i5 2500k with a decent overclock, GTX 580. Unplayable bad stutter and input lag. Updated drivers and everything, no fix yet. Yea it's a beta but it sure makes me glad I didn't end up preordering