When it comes to games with online matches, many players want to try and face someone on their level when possible. This allows them to test their skills, and potentially have very competitive matches. But, when this doesn’t happen, or in the case of some it’s designed to not happen as it should, players get pretty angry. This is the case today with StarCraft II.
Apparently, the RTS in 2v2 gameplay makes it so that the highest ranked player in the match gets partner of a much lower skill level, which makes winning pretty difficult at times, especially when your foes are of not only equal footing, but of high skill. Adding to the matter, is that this has apparently been a problem for two years.
Needless to say, this is an issue, and one that should be dealt with in some capacity. For this is the kind of thing that can lead to players leaving because they know something important might not be fixed.
An interesting side effect of this topic on Battle.net was that the community kind of went to war with itself about whether Blizzard should fix this, as the problem may not be with Blizzard, but with the community itself. As some StarCraft II players note that the lower tier partners may not be a problem with the matchmaking, but with who is available at the time they’re playing. While others vehemently deny this as possible.
So, where do you stand on this? Does the matchmaking need to be fixed? Or is this truly a problem with the community and who plays the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!