Some info about PvP Matchmaking
Written by: Mag | Date: 2012-07-09 22:04:31 | Related to: Diablo 3 - press review
Bashiok has posted some info about PvP Matchmaking. One of the forum members said that there will be matchmaking based on gear. And the Blizzard's response:
"More specifically, based off of your win/loss record. It's not dissimilar from the matchmaker found in StarCraft II, which is based off of the Elo system used for Chess championships. Your win/loss and who they were against determines a 'skill rating', which is used to match up against other players of a similar rating. The intent is to get an even/fair match. Regardless of any individual factors like build, gear, or player ability, you'll find some equilibrium where you're facing off against players that you're about as likely to beat as you are to lose. If getting better gear raises your abilities then you're simply matched against players of a higher rating. Changing builds or just getting better at PvP could have the same effect. But regardless if you move up or down you're ultimately still netting around a 50/50 win/loss as you're always matching against similarly rated players."
"I don't want to squash any excitement about PvP, because we think it's going to be a lot of fun, but a lot of the details are still in flux. We're focusing on 1.0.4, and once that's behind us we'll be a lot closer to sharing some more concrete details on the "PvP patch" as they solidify."
More info you can find here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6036226194.
I'll just add that in the D3CL plans there was a creation of ranking based on ELO system.
|nothing about random arenas :(|
|Hi :'( PvP will own.|