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The state of Solo Ranked and Season 11

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The state of Solo Ranked and Season 11

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merovejec
02.14.2019 , 05:19 AM | #91
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidAtkinson View Post
How can you even prove I was doing it on purpose to wintrade for them ?
The answer is discord, but you need access to it. There is very little communication done in game. Its naturally hard to prove as for example we know who the people are but Bioware personel is looking at it from their point of view.

It is possible to pinpoint it, but the people analyzing it would have to be really good and have enough time. Not sure 2 weeks is enough for it.
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02.14.2019 , 05:26 AM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by LinkinPein View Post
Out of nowhere, matches just started popping very, very early and without me having to spam fleets for them.
As I said, they stopped using bots as its too obvious and all accounts from the IP get banned and you have to call support to explain, then you get your account back. With sufficient time, you can boost new accounts to even have some 242 gear so that its not so obvious and give the login details to friends so they play those accounts. The easiest way is to simply use an alt, many people have more of the same class so you just give them legacy gear so that the toon seems geared and not obvious.

There are multiple strategies, like getting high rating at start and then not play all season and just play 2-3 times to quickly boost the rating according how the leaderboards are developing. Its not an issue to get together 4-5 or even 7 friends to que with you at 2:00 am and get the needed wins. Its just too easy with the system that is in the game.

Where there is a will there is a way.
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DuHavok
02.14.2019 , 07:25 AM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by merovejec View Post
As I said, they stopped using bots as its too obvious and all accounts from the IP get banned and you have to call support to explain, then you get your account back. With sufficient time, you can boost new accounts to even have some 242 gear so that its not so obvious and give the login details to friends so they play those accounts. The easiest way is to simply use an alt, many people have more of the same class so you just give them legacy gear so that the toon seems geared and not obvious.

There are multiple strategies, like getting high rating at start and then not play all season and just play 2-3 times to quickly boost the rating according how the leaderboards are developing. Its not an issue to get together 4-5 or even 7 friends to que with you at 2:00 am and get the needed wins. Its just too easy with the system that is in the game.

Where there is a will there is a way.
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merovejec
02.14.2019 , 07:34 AM | #94
Quote: Originally Posted by DuHavok View Post
Sounds like you did this already.

Oh wait. You actually did ha
Its pretty easy for anyone to google bots in MMOs and you will see all the possibilities, again you dont have to be Einstein to know this. Then you get to know a few people and hear what they say, see a few discord pics etc. really no rocket science.
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JediMasterAlex
02.14.2019 , 09:10 AM | #95
Quote: Originally Posted by LinkinPein
I believe they will be focusing on those who got boosted by means of what I call ''forced pops''. In other words, they just waited until queue died and no one, or atleast few were around to use multiple accounts (mostly level 70 boosted characters) to create artificial matches.

This happened on Star Forge quite early during the day, about 2 to 3 hours before most Solo Ranked PvPers got on. Since I was on vacations I was able to queue pretty much 24/7 if I wanted to. I found out that this early in the day was the best time to queue on high rating characters as the rating ''punishing'' wasn't as strong, but it took me a while spamming fleets to get legitimate pops.

From February 5 or 6, that early time frame started to get fishy; 2 to 3 people would decline/leave matches, every one of them wearing that CM 230 gear from the boost to level 70. Out of nowhere, matches just started popping very, very early and without me having to spam fleets for them. All matches always favored a certain Sniper, who had an Operative always helping said Sniper in case anything went wrong. Most if not every match were down to these two players, against myself.

After getting a couple of wins, they would swap characters and continue to boost a Sentinel. They did this consistently pretty much until last Monday. Always the same players in queueu, always the same **** happening, always the same result. I counted up to 4 different bots, plus the players that would throw in favor of the Sniper or the Sentinel, namely that Operative I've mentioned, a gold flair Mercenary, and a silver flair Commando. It was so blatantly obvious that I simply gave up and let them to it. These two boosted characters have now top 3 spots.
I can confirm that I've witnessed these players wintrading on 3 or 4 different occasions. If you were to look at any one match, it would be hard to say for sure it was wintrading. But the fact that it happened repeatedly, at off hours, always in favor of the same toons, and always involving the same throwers...it's totally obvious what is happening. Any jury would look at that circumstantial evidence and say it was wintrading beyond a reasonable doubt, even if you don't have hard "proof".

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LinkinPein
02.14.2019 , 11:44 AM | #96
Quote: Originally Posted by JediMasterAlex View Post
I can confirm that I've witnessed these players wintrading on 3 or 4 different occasions. If you were to look at any one match, it would be hard to say for sure it was wintrading. But the fact that it happened repeatedly, at off hours, always in favor of the same toons, and always involving the same throwers...it's totally obvious what is happening. Any jury would look at that circumstantial evidence and say it was wintrading beyond a reasonable doubt, even if you don't have hard "proof".
Let's say, out of about 40 games played, this was the case of most if not near all of them. So if in the end these people of all don't get reset, then BioWare loses what little credibility and ''face'' they have. I get that one or two cheated games can go under the radar, but not this.

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LinkinPein
02.15.2019 , 05:52 AM | #97
I get it that PvPers are the minority, but damn... show us some love.

Better fix those companion bugs instead of matchmaking, because companion bugs clearly hinder gameplay and enjoyement.

One Dev comment in here is so much to ask for? I believe I've made strong points in my original points, aswell as those who responded. They cannot be ignored.

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EmanoWanga
02.15.2019 , 06:16 AM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by LinkinPein View Post
I get it that PvPers are the minority, but damn... show us some love.

Better fix those companion bugs instead of matchmaking, because companion bugs clearly hinder gameplay and enjoyement.

One Dev comment in here is so much to ask for? I believe I've made strong points in my original points, aswell as those who responded. They cannot be ignored.
They almost never comment here, so dont expect that, but they do read, so dont worry.

What you mentioned about companions, you know that around 90% of the game population is here for the story, space barbie and such things. Conquest is the aim of many people now so do not expect PVP stuff to come fast. They do bring PVP content, but to fix such things is too much to ask for.

At least one can see that you like the game when you still hang around even after being so disappointed

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LinkinPein
02.19.2019 , 11:34 AM | #99
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Seterade
02.19.2019 , 12:20 PM | #100
you take all of this waaaaaay too seriously. the pvp is dead in this game. the titles are meaningless, so are the flairs, everything. this game has reached a point of emptyness. we have no expansion date in sight just a handfull of vague promises and a stale going on 3 years expansion. just enjoy the game man, recognize ranked is to have fun in arena deathmatching and forget about it mattering. it doesnt.... it took me awhile to understand, but after 2 seasons of knowing several wintraders, account selling, watching backfilling/trading/multibotting I understand its not legit. but as long as I get the rewards Im ok with it.


however the current state skill level in solos has reached a level of incompetence that is no longer enjoyable, and certainly not worth some outfit... that Im going to dye black and wear for supposedly enjoyable content.

I wouldnt sit through this queue even for furious gear. as cool as it looks its meaningless to wear in a game with slow pops and next to 0 skill level. (this assessment is based on the state of solo ranked proceeding the 258 main/offhand crystal preseason)