S2 planning to flush MMR
I personally think [S2]Maliken’s DNA origins are from India or S2′s directors are Indian looking how they’re copying
basically everything from their competitors, well anyways, S2 recently hosted a public poll on the forums asking for opinions on resetting the MMR & keeping it hidden in game lobbies but visible otherwise (somewhat similar to the DotA2 ranking system) with “league rankings” (Bronze, silver, gold etc) in order to lower flaming/griefing which is rampant in the poverty brackets of HoN. If this change happens then this pic here sums up what the community will think of S2.
This is what [S2]Maliken posted in the forums:-
How would you react, after taking a deep breath and really thinking of the implication of us doing the following:
1.) Resetting all MMR to 1500
2.) No longer showing MMR in the lobby?
3.) Created a new account progression system and account scoring (MMR should absolutely NEVER be used as a score)
Please, no trollish or knee-jerk reactions to this. Also, I’m just asking a question, absolutely in no way signaling a change we are going to make.
EDIT: The main purpose of this would not be to create a more accurate MMR system but use MMR as it should be (a measure to create accurate matches) but not as a score or a way to “progress” your account. We should create other systems for that purpose.
Also, it wouldn’t take many games until the MMR system found its way separated again. Think of this as us “restarting” a season or ladder.
I think players have had enough with the MMR resets over the years, I mean it’s been like what, 3 resets since HoN came out? Now we all know this MMR reset will destroy the stats of all the publics who spent countless hours playing just for stats, or the ones who spent hundreds of dollars boosting/buying accounts, so obviously the community is going to hate it, but if HoN wants to prosper I would rather leave the MMR as it is BUT replaced by league ranking and completely invisible forever rather than a complete MMR flush & starting from scratch, that way we can place players in their appropriate “league rankings” according to their current invisible MMR and players will be judged according to these new visible league rankings. Effectively satisfying both sides, the ones who want a full flush and the ones who don’t.
But if you really want to reset the MMR S2, then do it for EU region where everyone’s MMR is inflated, a 1900 EU player’s actual skill is of a 1700 USA player when compared (this was proven using inferential statistics). Every competitive player knows about this but they won’t say it anywhere publicly to avoid hatred train.
Below I’ve suggested some changes that might drastically improve HoN.
Keep the MMR as it is, rather than making it invisible only in lobbies, make it completely invisible.
Replace MMR with league ranking system, since MMR isn’t reset, place the players in their appropriate “leagues” according to their hidden MMRs.
Add “roles” tag on the stats page where people can see what type of heroes the player mostly plays, thereby using the hidden MMR AND “roles” to make teams balanced.
Nerf Lodestone, retarded push strats and junglers.
Make shrunken head activation cancel channeling spells.
Remove free walking courier to nerf the level 1 counter warding of pulls, which obviously public players will whine about so remove it only from Tournament mode while normal TMM can enjoy their free courier.
Bring back the old pull mechanics.
Suggested change might nerf AngryTestie
Sadly this will also nerf AngryTestie’s income and we might see him leaving HoN shortly thereafter, in the video below we can see AngryTestie bombing S2 headquarters from different angles.