I am kinda new to this game, played for a while, unlocked up to a not all that bad equipped Lynx-M.
The thing is - with the Lynx I had fun. I fought against enemies of equal power* which reeaally helped learning the game! I got better and could actually put up a decent and equal fight relatively quickly!
It was so fun and I liked it a lot!
* (Okay, I once or twice encountered a higher-tier-player, but it worked relatively flawlessly.)
Now, when I fly with my Lynx-M, I get steamrolled all the time by Tier 2 players who I can shoot at all day with everything I have while they need one missile and a few shots to turn me into dust.
I mean - what the hell?
Is this intentional? Was I just unlucky and experienced a rare and unfortunate concidence?
Because this goes so far that I actually started to play PvE all the time, not daring to touch that PvP button because I don’t want to lose - all - the - time!
So my questions are:
a) Is this actually how the matchmaking regularly works? Like - seriously…?
b) If so, is there a way to work around it, some way to “trick” the system into matching me up with same-tier-players?
Because if a) is “yes” and b) is “no”… then, to be honest, I am not sure if I want to keep playing this game. For a while I thought “Yeah, spend some money on it next month!”, but now? I… well, as it is now, I won’t.
The game itself is really fun, but how am I supposed to experience any of said fun if me and my Tier 1 ship get thrown into Tier 2 moshpits where a horde of players do nothing but use me as a nice score machine by quickly killing me off again and again and again(!!) with no real chance to win?
I can sometimes chase a guy for around ten seconds, using modules, firing missiles and shooting at him like a madman, barely getting even just his shield down - and then, the moment he is able to aim at me, I’m dead within seconds.
Hell, the last match - my team was actually FULL of new Tier 1 players trying to learn the game… and the enemies were ALL Tier 2 players!
Needless to say: We were quite literally destroyed. Lost without managing to capture even just one beacon, got maybe one or two kills and a whole truckload of deaths.
You… you can’t be serious. Call me crazy, but this doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense in terms of actual matchmaking, you can’t call me whiny or a complainer for that - it’s bullshit.
I’m sorry, you made a very fun game and I started looking at you as that strange company that somehow gives me exactly the games I was looking for (and exactly what I want them to be like)…
… but if you are actually serious about this (sorry) bad joke of a matchmaking system, I have to say I’ll propably be gone in a few days. Simply because I honestly don’t have the nerves to grind myself up to Tier 5 in PvE just to work around it and to then be able to actually properly learn and enjoy this game.
If anyone has any advice on how to work around this, please fill me in.
I really, really want to enjoy and keep playing this game.
And just to make it perfectly clear: I am only so upset and I only react so strongly because I really like this game a LOT.
I wouldn’t even say something if I didn’t.