TerribleTwo wrote:I do notice if I leave our 1 prestige out, the matches are a bit more even. The stats you mention are us without using prestige and only a small handful of 9s and 10s. Just a bummer that some of my top players can't be included unless we want to fight all max squads.
...we keep trying but some are losing steam.
@Terrible Two, Please bear in mind that KSoD is an unofficial website. It was created by players in their spare time to see which squads were doing well in Squad Wars and enabling them to compete. The KSoD rankings have no impact whatsoever on how the game matches squads. The matchmaking algorithm does not take them into account in any way.
As for the fairness of your matchmaking, I understand completely. In my last squad we faced similar issues. If we had our top bases in the War Party, we got matched with maxed out squads, if we left them out it was fairer.
Please also bear in mind that the fairness of the match isn't necessarily based on how long your squad has been waiting. It may be that the other squad has been waiting for 24 hours or more.
My current squad, Sons of Death, frequently waits for 10-24 hours before getting a match. Our War Party contains mostly Prestige bases. We've been having long or very long waits for matchmaking for the last month or so. In one of our recent efforts, we went 48 hours without a match, and had to re-initiate the matchmaking process.
The underlying problem with matchmaking is the number of squads in the matchmaking window. If there aren't that many in the pool, the matches become less fair, as the algorithm 'does its best' with what's available.
The last month is the first month that both factions saw an increase in player numbers since the release of 'Last Jedi' in cinemas. It wasn't much of an increase, but it was an increase. For the previous months it had been a steady decline.
What's changed is the introduction of Prestige Level, and new GR for both factions. The long desired GR Sharpshooters, has certainly renewed my interest in conflicts, I know that!
The change of ownership of the game to Zynga seems to have triggered these new developments, and it is to be welcomed.
If you're squad is not already involved in the LINE community, I strongly encourage you and your squad mates to join it. There's a lot of help out there, and it can only make you stronger as a player and a squad.