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Mina_FromGameloft

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New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Hello Racers,

We are bringing significant improvements to the matchmaking! Until now the players were matched based on their car ranks while the new formula takes into account the actual car stats. We hope you will enjoy this change.

The new season starts on the 30th of August  - it will be a bit shorter than usual and will last only 18 days. However you can already test the new matchmaking system in the pre-season.

During this time we would like to gather as much feedback as we can about the new system, so please let us know how do you feel about the changes.

Thanks!
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Mina,

as the previous poster stated - more details as to what changed - or what is /intended/ - would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Thanks for the announcement Mina. I have raced a few times in MP since you have tweaked the matchmaking system. I note that there are still huge car rank differences at lower ranks (up to 500+ ranking difference). Higher ranks seem to be more closely matched but it is difficult to tell when free racing between seasons as most racers don’t boost up and don’t necessarily use their normal MP cars. More useful feedback will no doubt come in once the new (shorter? Why?) season begins.

Please would you elaborate on what you mean by “actual car stats”? Are you referring to Top Speed specifically? If so, does this take boosters into account or not? If you are please able to give us a bit more specific information about the changes we will be able to give you much more valuable feedback.

Thanks & regards
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:29 pm
I haven't done a lot of races this off-season, but during the few races I did with an unboosted max/pro Rezvani, the matches weren't out of the ordinary. I saw an X2, a Trion, other Rezvanis, and so on. It seemed fair to me.

If the "actual car stats" are mostly about cumulative top speed and — to a lesser extent — acceleration, then this change is a very good thing, in my opinion, because it shuts down everyone who tries to game the car ranking system via multiplayer tuning.

PS: Please consider switching Asphalt 9 to a similar matchmaking algorithm! The more level the playing field, the better. :)
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:35 pm
If this sticks, it's the end of mp tuning. Pretty radical.
Everyone might as well immediately maxpro their Arses and take advantage of the Apex Wednesday Tokens Cup :)
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:43 pm
basically a russian roulette, wont be surprise to find a button to rerun race for some tokens
sorry 4 my english ..
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:55 pm
For those not liking the new Matchmaking System, there’s always eharmony...
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Revenge of the Noobs! Came in second place with 976 **** 2 seconds behind 1587 Civic. I have been winning with my Twin Mills. The time's they are a changin'! My 690 Dezir struggled not to come in last to 802 Dart.

QUESTION: Are Tuning Kit Boosts counted in matchmaking?
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:22 pm
So - will the streak rewards be adjusted - erm, "balanced" - as well? I assume it won't be that easy to keep a streak anymore...
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Re: New Matchmaking System

Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:41 pm
guineapigsk8er wrote:

QUESTION: Are Tuning Kit Boosts counted in matchmaking?


Just going on limited experience, I don't think so...
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