It was always this point where it became a negative experience. Your last statement seems to be false. Just played a game where we had 4 heroes picked out already, an offlane, 2 top and our mid. Btw I am pretty sure 3k was only the default MMR if you chose experienced on first loadup. Although at one point in this match the Dire had a 10K gold advantage, the Radiant came back and then pulled ahead, only to have their gold lead reversed again.
I can accept some arbitrary metric for 10 matches if it means most players will be matched with opponents of similar skill from then on.
Dota 2 matchmaking facts
Volvo, Fix it Please. Pc Gamer Top Games critical reception to occur every time featuring some changes Contact page Printexport Create Post v matchup at professional players. Yeah, I know how it works, but I feel like those clamoring for a rating system therefore those that are playing ranked games would like the system to be as transparent and accurate as possible. The discrepancy in skill between the most and least skilled player in the match is minimized. The next major update will add a ranked matchmaking feature to the game. I don't have hearthstone, but a quick browse of the wiki seems to indicate that they do have MMR.