Boog wrote:I have trouble believing that medals aren't a factor in match-making. My squad typically has level 8's and lower (down to 3), with moderate base scores/level, but relatively high medal counts. We generally draw many level 9's and 10's, but with low medal counts (compared to us). It has been a long, long time, maybe since right after we migrated from windows, that we had a war where based solely on base level, the two sides looked even. I'm not complaining, we have done very well in wars, I just think medals must come into play.
In our current war, we have one 9 (he just upgraded), 7 level 8's, 5 level 7's, a 5 and a 3. The opponents have 5 level 10's, 7 level 9's, 2 level 8's and a 6. We've had more 'unbalanced' looking matchups in the past. I'm not going to add up the base scores, but our squad medal count is 247K+, and theirs is 126K+, and their top guy, who has 46K medals, isn't in the war. Either we have just had crazy luck for our last 20-30 wars, or medals have to be a big component of the matchmaking.
Base level is only a component of a war, though. Organization is more important, and in my experience the more organized side usually wins. That has been our strength, although I know from my Windows days that there are just some matchups you just have no prayer against. Even force-quitting won't save you, lol.
I'm back to stormflame squad, the first squad i joined when i created my Imperial base after the Windows SWC shutdown. They are a level 43 squad and 4033 in the SOD ranking. We don't have any member at level 10. We have only 20 members, some are inactives, but we can do well in wars. This time we are currently in war against RogueSquadron33. They are 1614 in ranking and they brought 5 level 10s for this war. So, they lost for us in the past for 33:29, but this time the matchmaking is against our players if you compared only the level of the players. I'm not complaining, but i really don't understand the critery for the matchmakings.
SFlame --------- RogueS33
5 9s ------------- 5 10s
6 8s ------------- 4 9s
2 6s ------------- 1 8
2 5s ------------- 2 7s
----- ------------- 2 6s
We are winning 38:23 with 9h to go.
RogueSquadron33 has Base strenght 39,225 and most of their members have just a few medals, and no one has more than 2k medals. Stormflame Base strenght is 33,606 and most of our members have more than 2k medals, some have more than 7k medals, and our leader has 11k medals.
I think medals NOW ARE MORE IMPORTANT than in the past. So many squads are lowing their medals to compensate the high base strenght for war matchmakings. And what means "Mu" in the SOD squad ranking? I see both squads have similar MU: 28.481 x 28.335.